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Attorney General's office hasn't yet weighed in on whether Tourism Council is public body

Attorney General's office hasn't yet weighed in on whether Tourism Council is public body

The attorney general has yet to weigh in on whether the Tourism Council is a public body, and as such subject to open meeting requirements and fulfillment of information requests by the public.

Tourism Council chairman Jeff Wassmer provided a brief update during the group’s monthly meeting Tuesday.

Wassmer said Sen. Thomas K. “Tommy” Norment’s office has sent a letter inquiring about the Tourism Council’s status to the attorney general’s office. A legal opinion is anticipated in a matter of weeks.

Norment sponsored the legislation that created the Tourism Council.

“He’s in a better position to ask the attorney general,” Wassmer said after the meeting, adding that...

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