Lawmaker offers proposal for resolving open-records disputes through mediation

Lawmaker offers proposal for resolving open-records disputes through mediation

Jeffrey Roberts (Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition)- A Colorado House bill introduced this week is intended to encourage records requesters and government entities to resolve disputes through mediation rather than in the court system.

Litigation currently is the only legal remedy for challenging a denial of public records under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), and many people give up rather than file a lawsuit. Rep. Cole Wist said his proposal, HB 17-1177, offers an alternative.

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