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Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government Monthly Quiz

​True or False: South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act grants two basic rights — the right to access public meetings and the right to access public records.

Answer: True
The South Carolina Freedom of Information Act provides for two basic rights — notice of and access to public meetings and access to public records. South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act, sometimes referred to as the "Sunshine Law," was passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1987. The law is rooted in the philosophy that the best government is a transparent and accessible government.

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