SENATE, No. 1869

By Mr. Hedlund (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1869) of Gay Guptill for legislation to further regulate access to public records. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

In the Year Two Thousand and Seven.

AN ACT further regulating access to public records.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Paragraph (c) of section 10 of chapter 66 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:-  If the court finds in favor of the complainant, in addition to ordering compliance the court may award damages to the complainant, including legal fees and court costs.