Openness  in the conduct of public business is essential to a democratic society

                                                                                                                                                       Preamble to the New Hampshire Right to Know Law

 

... The publicís right of access to governmental proceedings and records shall not be unreasonably restricted.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Article 8, New Hampshire State Constitution

 

 

 

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RIGHT-TO-KNOW OVERSIGHT COMMISSION - Regular Meeting

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FEATURE STORY

New legislation has been introduced proposing significant changes to the right to know law.  Some of these proposed changes would further limit the publicís access to governmental proceedings and records. Read On

 

 

IN THE

NEWS

 

CURRENT

LEGISLATION

 

 

RIGHT TO KNOW OVERSIGHT COMMISSION

2008 03 14 Verizon's Right Not to Know Law

 

Newspapers Argue for Open Court

 

01-17-07

NH Lawmakers Debate Changes to RTK Law

 

01-18-07 

Right to Know Amendment Draws Fire

 

01-19-07 

Don't Make it Easy for Towns to Keep Secrets

 

 

New legislation has been introduced proposing significant changes in the right to know law.   Learn More  

The Right to Know Oversight Commission continues to meet to craft new legislation related to the right to know law.  Learn More


 

QUOTABLE QUOTES

In reference to a map being withheld from disclosure by the Department of Resources and Economic Development...   Read On... link not yet active

 

In reference to Governor and Executive Council Documents withheld from disclosure by the Department of Resources and Economic Development...   Read On...link not yet active

 

 

BIGGEST LOOPHOLES IN THE RIGHT TO KNOW LAW
There may be no consequence to a state agency which violates the law....   Read On...link not yet active  

 

Documents claimed to be in draft form are not subject to disclosure...   Read On...link not yet active

 

Submit your Quotable Quote, Loophole or Case Documents to Right to Know New Hampshire



 

 

THE BASICS

 

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BACKGROUND

 

STATUTES

     Right to Know Law RSA 91-A

     Exemptions - Public Utilities Commission RSA 378:43

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE CONSTITUTION

     State Constitution

     Article 8 Public's Right to Know

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S

MEMORANDUM ON THE RIGHT TO KNOW LAW

     2006 Memorandum

 

REPORTER'S COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

     Open Government Guide

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE BAR ASSOCIATION

     Your Rights Under the Right to Know

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION

      Are We Having A Meeting

      Email   Communications

      Disclosure of Dog Owners

      Quasi-Public Entities

      Police Files

 

RIGHT TO KNOW OVERSIGHT COMMISSION

 

 

FEDERAL FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA)

     U.S. Department of Justice

     FOIA Reference Guide

 

 

PRECEDENTS

   NH Supreme Court Decisions

 

CASE DOCUMENTS
  2008 01 24   ATV Watch v NHDOT  
 
2007 04 06  ATV Watch v DRED
 
2005 02 14   ATV Watch v DRED

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S MEMORANDUMS

   2006 Memorandum

   2003 Memorandum

 

DATA BASE OF REQUESTS AND RESPONSES

     ATV Watch

 

LEGISLATION ARCHIVES

     2007 Legislation Archives

     HB626 - 2006

     ATV Watch Testimony - HB626

 

NEWS ARCHIVES

    Link

 

LINKS

     Freedom House

     Freedom Info

 

Marion Brechner Citizens Access Project

      Link

 

SITE MAP

 

 

MAKING A  RIGHT TO KNOW REQUEST

     What is Involved

      Sample Request

 

FILING A LAWSUIT TO COMPEL DISCLOSURE

     What is Involved

      Sample Filing

 

APPEALING A DECISION TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SUPREME

COURT

     What is Involved

     Sample Filing

 

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR

     Link

 

HOW THEY VOTED

 

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NEW HAMPSHIRE ATTORNEYS

     Kenneth J. Barnes, Attorney

     William L. Chapman, Attorney

     Gregory Sullivan, Attorney

     Joshua Gordon, Appeals Attorney

 

 

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