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.
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.
The Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government offers in-person and online courses. To register for the on-demand courses, go to the Municipal Association's website and log in with your user identification number and password. The on-demand courses can be accessed 24/7 from any computer, tablet or mobile device that has internet connection and may be taken in any order.