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Legislative Commission on Data Practices

The Commission will hold meetings on October 10 and 28, 2014, both at 9 am in Room 10, State Office Building.

Its first meeting was on July 8, 2014, where IPAD provided a general overview.

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.

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

Government Personnel Data Workshop

Friday, October 24, 2014 (9:00 am - 3:30 pm)

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Law Enforcement Data Workshop

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

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