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Summary: SB 983 would permit a court that is hearing a public information case to discuss private information without public disclosure by filing the information in the suit as an in camera inspection categorized as information at issue rather than filed as a court record. This would provide judges with the legal basis to maintain the purpose of a public information suit which is to determine "whether or not the documents should be made public in the first place".
Analysis: SB 983 neither offends nor directly supports our liberty principles. We are neutral on this legislation.