Recognizing and celebrating the week of March 10-16, 2013, as "Sunshine Week"

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION recognizing and celebrating the week of March
10-16, 2013, as "Sunshine Week"

WHEREAS, The pillars of democracy include government transparency,
accessibility and accountability, resulting in an informed citizenry;
WHEREAS, "Sunshine Week" is a national initiative about the importance
of open government and freedom of information; and
WHEREAS, "Sunshine Week" seeks to enlighten and empower people to play
an active role in their government at all levels; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body understands and appreciates the value
of access to information it needs to make informed decisions, and the
corresponding importance of access to government information by the
citizens of this state; and
WHEREAS, The free flow of information from the government to the
people instills trust and confidence in our democracy, and ensures that
our government is accessible, accountable and open; and
WHEREAS, We must continue to educate and empower the public regarding
their right to access government documents, information and meetings;
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body has passed legislation in the past year
which requires certain records discussed at open meetings be made avail-
able to the public prior to such meetings; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body will hold joint budget conference
committees in order to provide more openness and transparency to the
budget process; and
WHEREAS, Nationwide, during the week of March 10-16, 2013, countless
citizens and others interested in open government will celebrate
"Sunshine Week"; and
WHEREAS, "Sunshine Week" is a non-partisan initiative whose supporters
are conservative, liberal and every group in between, and its partic-
ipants include print, broadcast, online news media, civic groups,
libraries, non-profits, schools and others interested in the public's
right to know; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize and celebrate the week of March 10-16, 2013, as "Sunshine


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