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Open Meetings & Records Laws

July 26, 2008

Oklahoma Open Records Act


1. Records related to federal grants administered by the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security;

2. Records related to the receipt and expenditure of public funds; or

3. Records related to the financial performance or financial administration of the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security.

J. For the purposes of this section, the term “terrorism” means any act encompassed by the definitions set forth in Section 1268.1 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

§ 24A.29. Protective Orders

A. Unless confidentiality is specifically required by law, any order directing the withholding or removal of pleadings or other material from a public record shall contain:

1. A statement that the court has determined it is necessary in the interests of justice to remove the material from the public record and in those instances where such withholding is required by law, the order shall so indicate;

2. Specific identification of the material which is to be withheld, removed or withdrawn from the public record, or which is to be filed but not placed in the public record; and

3. A requirement that any party seeking to file protected materials place such materials in a sealed manila envelope clearly marked with the caption and case number, the word “CONFIDENTIAL”, and stating the date the order was entered and the name of the judge entering the order.

B. No protective order entered after the filing and microfilming of documents of any kind shall be construed to require the microfilm record of such filing to be amended in any fashion, and no other accounting entries may be affected by such order.

C. The party or counsel who has received the protective order shall be responsible for promptly presenting the order to appropriate supervisory court clerk personnel for action.

D. All documents produced or testimony given under a protective order shall be retained in the office of counsel until required by the court to be filed in the case.

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