WWAY.com: Goolsby wants to punish open records, meeting violators with jail
From WWAY.com (2/21/13): Sen. Thom Goolsby says it's time officials who violate state public records and open meetings laws are punished. That's why he's filed a bill that would could send violators to jail.
If Goolsby gets his way, violating these laws could get you up to 20 days behind bars.
"People who have been in Wilmington for a while remember what happened several years ago when the ABC Board had a closed meeting and kept no record, and there was basically nothing that could be done about it," Goolsby said.
It's a problem Goolsby says he wants to tackle head on.