Public Records Reform

Oregon Sunshine Committee

Oregon Sunshine Committee Meeting, January 31, 2018

In 2017, with the input of the Attorney General’s Public Records Law Reform Task Force, the Oregon legislature passed the most significant improvements to public records access since our law was first enacted. One of those new laws, HB 2101, created the Oregon Sunshine Committee. Its primary task involves reviewing the hundreds of exemptions that can keep government information out of public hands, with the goal of creating a more transparent government.

On this page, you can find information about the work of the Oregon Sunshine Committee. Agendas and meeting materials are accessible from this page. Written comments to the Oregon Sunshine Committee and requests for accommodation can be sent to SunshineCommittee@doj.state.or.us.

Next Sunshine Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday February 28th – Special Projects Subcommittee

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Sunshine Committee Members

ORS 192.511 requires committee members to represent a variety of sectors or interest groups.

  • Charlie Fisher, OSPIRG State Director, Committee Co-Chair
  • Morgan Smith, Polk City Counsel, Committee Co-Chair
  • Emily Cureton, OPB Reporter
  • Selena Deckelmann, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Wikimedia Foundation
  • Bennett Hall, Editor, Blue Mountain Eagle
  • Karin Johnson, City Recorder for Independence
  • Michael Kron, Special Counsel, Office of Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
  • Mark Landauer, Lobbyist, Special Districts Association of Oregon
  • Cameron Miles, Government Accountability Attorney, Office of Governor Tina Kotek
  • Elliot Njus, Editor, The Oregonian
  • PK Runkles, Chief Legal and Risk Counsel, Office of Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade
  • Senator Floyd Prozanski of Eugene (ex officio)
  • Senator Kim Thatcher of Keizer (ex officio)
  • Representative Jason Kropf of Bend (ex officio)
  • Representative Kim Wallan of Medford (ex officio)

Contact

SunshineCommittee@doj.state.or.us

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