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Presentation Materials

Thanks to all who attended our data practices and open meetings primer on August 12! We hope you find the presentation and requesting data handout helpful.

New Sample Policy Guidance

IPAD developed sample policy guidance to meet the new requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 13.05, subd. 5, effective August 1, 2014, related to ensuring appropriate access to not public data.

Legislative Commission on Data Practices

The new commission held its first meeting on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, where IPAD provided a general overview.

Commissioner of Administration's Most Recent Advisory Opinions

Commissioner issues Advisory Opinion 14-011 about public access to data in responses to RFPs and resulting contracts for a third-party auditor.

Commissioner issues Advisory Opinion 14-010 about the copy of members’ materials at a Baldwin Township Planning Commission meeting.

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IPAD Data Practices and Open Meeting Law Workshops & Events

Law Enforcement Data Workshop

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)

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Open Meeting Law Workshop

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 (8:30 am - Noon)

This workshop is currently full.


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