Georgia Bill Would Apply Open Records Law to Private Schools

ATLANTA – Private university police may soon be required to maintain open records if a bill making its way through the Georgia General Assembly gets voted into law.

Currently, Georgia’s Open Records Act does not apply to private college police departments. The new bill, proposed by State Sen. David Adelman, would close that loophole.

Adelman was prompted to propose the bill when a sexual assault victim was denied access to Mercer University’s police reports.

In mid-January, the bill came out of the judiciary committee to the floor without any opposition.

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