FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 442 of 1976
15.231 Short title; public policy.
(1) This act shall be known and may be cited as the “freedom of information act”.
(2) It is the public policy of this state that all persons, except those persons incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities, are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees, consistent with this act. The people shall be informed so that they may fully participate in the democratic process.
History: 1976, Act 442, Eff. Apr. 13, 1977
Am. 1994, Act 131, Imd. Eff. May 19, 1994
Am. 1996, Act 553, Eff. Mar. 31, 1997
Am. 1997, Act 6, Imd. Eff. May 16, 1997
Popular Name: Act 442
Popular Name: FOIA
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