sunshine law


sunshine law
a law requiring a government agency to open its official meetings and records to the general public. Also called sunshine act.
[1970-75, Amer.]

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sunshine law — UK US noun [C] GOVERNMENT, LAW ► a law that makes it easier to get information about a government organization, how it makes decisions, spends money, etc., especially information that was previously secret: » Sunshine laws guarantee citizen… …   Financial and business terms

  • sunshine law — a law requiring a government agency to open its official meetings and records to the general public. Also called sunshine act. [1970 75, Amer.] * * * ˈsunshine law 7 [sunshine law] noun (US) a law that forces government organizations to make… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sunshine law — noun A law (rule enacted by a legislature or the like) that allows the general public greater knowledge of the actions of a government …   Wiktionary

  • sunshine law — noun US a law requiring certain proceedings of government agencies to be open or available to the public …   English new terms dictionary

  • sunshine law — /ˈsʌnʃaɪn lɔ/ (say sunshuyn law) noun US a state or federal statute requiring that government meetings, decisions, and records be made available to the public …   Australian English dictionary

  • sunshine law — Laws which require that meetings of governmental agencies and departments be open to public with reasonable access to the records of such proceedings. 5 U.S.C.A. No. 552b. See also Freedom of Information Act …   Black's law dictionary

  • sunshine laws — n. Laws requiring governmental agencies and departments to open their meetings to the public and make records of those meetings available to the public. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney… …   Law dictionary

  • sunshine — sun·shine adj: forbidding or restricting closed meetings of legislative or executive bodies and sometimes providing for public access to government records sunshine laws see also freedom of information act in the important laws section Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • Sunshine (disambiguation) — Sunshine may refer to:* Sunlight, the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the Sun, especially in the visible wavelengthsFilm and television* Sunshine (1999 film), a historical film directed by István Szabó * Sunshine (2007 film), a science… …   Wikipedia

  • sunshine — sun‧shine [ˈsʌnʆaɪn] adjective [only before a noun] LAW sunshine laws, rules etc are designed to make it easier for people to find out how an organization operates, what profits it makes etc: • The Alabama Legislature passed a new sunshine law… …   Financial and business terms


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.