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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, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Contemporary definitions for sunshine law

any law requiring certain government services be available or open to the public


any law that obligates a government body to make its meetings and records accessible to the public's 21st Century Lexicon
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sunshine law

noun phrase

A law requiring that meetings of legislative bodies be opened to the public: After the sunshine law the city council had to open its doors (1972+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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