DENVER | Colorado’s Legislature has passed a invoice to permit govt bodies to disclose the id of just a solitary finalist for an govt situation, amending state open up information legislation that at present involves community disclosure of all finalists for taxpayer-funded top rated positions.
The Senate passed the bipartisan invoice by a 28-7 vote on Wednesday, sending it to Gov. Jared Polis.
Invoice supporters argued that candidates for positions such as a community university president, town supervisor or general public faculty superintendent need to assume confidentiality and that releasing their names could jeopardize their recent jobs.
Opponents, such as the Colorado Push Affiliation and the Colorado Independence of Details Coalition, contend the public has a ideal to know who is becoming viewed as for a taxpayer-financed authorities posture.
The Colorado Open Records Act at present needs that finalists’ identities must be publicly disclosed at least 14 days right before a occupation offer is produced. It permits public access to software data submitted by finalists.
The invoice also repeals a CORA requirement that if three or fewer candidates meet minimal prerequisites for a situation, they have to be treated as finalists underneath the act and their identities and programs grow to be a make a difference of general public record.