Freedom of Information is essential for shedding light on government action and holding governments accountable. Yet this bill could have a chilling effect on people's abilities to access information from their local governments. If passed, it could make public municipal documents inaccessible and unaffordable for everyday people. The ACLU of Connecticut opposes this bill, which would stifle people's abilities to access public information that they have a right to obtain.
H.B. 5261, An Act Concerning Fees Charged by Municipalities Under the Freedom of Information Act