Lawmakers in both the House and Senate want to curb the broad public records exemptions granted to Louisiana’s governor.
The changes moved one step from final legislative passage Wednesday with a 100-0 vote of the House.
Senate Bill 190 by Sen. Dan Claitor, a Baton Rouge Republican, would keep the governor’s communications with internal staff exempt from disclosure. But it would get rid of several exemptions introduced into public records law in a 2009 revamp backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal.
The Senate has agreed to the measure. Claitor’s bill returns there for approval of technical changes.
If it becomes law, the changes would take effect when a new governor enters office in January. Jindal hasn’t taken a position on the proposal so far.