Genealogists and a few bureaucrats sometimes dispute what records should be available to descendants and to the public. As state representative Kevin Mahan said about bureaucrats who will not release records, “The people we're truly getting at here are just the bad apples. The people where the public access counselor has said this is public information and should be released, and then they basically cross their arms and say 'I don't care, I'm not giving it to them.'”
Mahan has sponsored a bill that would fine bureaucrats who deny access to public records as much as $500 for blatantly violating Indiana's public access laws.
You can read more in an article by Tom Davies published in the News-Sentinel.com web site at http://goo.gl/ubuJH.
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