What is FOIA?
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The premise behind FOIA is that the public has a right to know what the government is doing. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records,
unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure (for example: records containing information concerning trade secrets or personal privacy).

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1. What is FOIA?
2. Who is subject to FOIA?
3. Who can file a FOIA request?
4. What are the consequences if a public body fails to designate a FOIA officer?
5. How many days does the public body have to respond to a FOIA request?