Sharia Law Bill Correspondence (GA Jasperse)

Teresa Ross filed this request with the Office of Georgia Rep. Rick Jasperse of Georgia.

It is a clone of this request.

Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Swathi Shanmugasundaram

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting emails and other records of correspondence (including meeting notes, faxes, letters, and memos) sent to or from Rep. Jasperse and his staff members.

I am only requesting correspondence from the above with the following individuals and organizations:

The Center for Security Policy
Christopher Holton (Vice President of Outreach at CSP)
ACT for America
American Public Policy Alliance
Stephen Gele (President of APPA)

Please limit this request to documents generated between these dates: March 1, 2015 - May 1, 2017

If your email search and retrieval system is better configured for keywords searches, you may also search for emails and other communications that mention the above names (i.e., responsive records would be emails from the above legislators that include the term “Center for Security Policy” or “Christopher Holton”).

If you believe that this request is too broad or if you have questions or suggestions to reduce its burden, please let me know and I’m happy to discuss further.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Swathi Shanmugasundaram

From: Allen, Wayne

Swathi Shanmugasundaram,

This is in response to your request below for certain records.

The General Assembly and its offices are not subject to the Georgia “open records” law. Institute for Justice v. Kemp, et al., 2016CV281578 (Fulton Co. Superior Ct., Sept. 20, 2017); see Coggin v. Davey, 233 Ga. 407 (1975) (General Assembly is not an “agency” within the meaning of the open meetings law); O.C.G.A. Sec. 50-18-70(a) (“agency” under open records law has the same meaning as under open meetings law).

[Wayne R Allen]

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