Posted on December 17, 2012

Is your nonprofit required to allow public access to its records and meetings? Under Georgia law, government agencies and even some nonprofits are required to make certain public disclosures. The Open Records Act and the Open Meetings Act, also known as the Georgia Sunshine Laws, provide broad public access to records and meetings. These laws were recently overhauled by the legislature, increasing the penalties for violations and making it easier for citizens to bring lawsuits. The Georgia Sunshine Laws apply to any nonprofit that receives more than one-third of its funds from a direct allocation of taxpayer dollars or that carry out government functions. Read this updated article on our website to find out what nonprofits that are covered by the Sunshine Laws have to do to comply.

Click here for additional information about the Open Records Act and the Open Meetings Act in Georgia.