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AG’s office to offer open government training in Emporia

Release Date: Nov 14, 2017

TOPEKA – (November 14, 2017) – The Kansas Attorney General’s Office will offer a free training session on Kansas open meetings laws in Emporia later this month, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

The training session will be held on Tuesday, November 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Roe Cross Conference Room in Cremer Hall at Emporia State University, located at 15th Ave. and Merchant St. Those wishing to attend should register on the attorney general’s website at www.ag.ks.gov/open-gov or call (785) 296-2215.

Kansas law places formal responsibility on the attorney general’s office to provide and coordinate training on Kansas open government laws. The training will focus on the Kansas Open Meetings Act.

“Open access to the functions of government is important to self-government,” Schmidt said. “As our office investigates complaints of violations of open government laws, most often we find the violations were inadvertent and can be avoided through better education. I encourage public officials, staff, members of the media and the public to participate in these training sessions to learn more about how these laws work.”

The training about the Kansas Open Meetings Act will be conducted by attorneys in Schmidt’s office who have experience in open government laws and who are charged by law with training and enforcement of them.

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