Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release


March 13, 2017
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Attorney General Bondi Releases Latest Edition of Sunshine Manual
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi is releasing the 2017 Edition of the Government in the Sunshine Manual in recognition of Sunshine Week. Florida’ s Sunshine Manual has been assisting the public, journalists and governmental agencies in understanding the requirements and exemptions to Florida's open government laws for decades. The manual is written and printed through a 39-year partnership between the Florida Attorney General’s Office and the Florida First Amendment Foundation.

The latest edition of the manual incorporates laws, judicial decisions and Attorney General Opinions in place as of Oct. 1, 2016. Additional information about Florida’s open government laws, including answers to frequently asked questions, is available at MyFloridaLegal.com.

The manual is available online and can be accessed here.

Florida’s open government laws are some of the broadest in the country and the Attorney General’s Office continues to provide the public and government entities with information about those laws. Apart from preparing the Government-in-the-Sunshine Manual annually, the Attorney General’s Mediation Program assists in resolving public access disputes.

For additional information on open government, please call (850) 245-0140.