Kansas Open Records Act (KORA)
Under Kansas law, citizens have the right to access public records and observe many meetings where decisions are made that effect our local government or state.
Kansas has two sunshine laws:
- The Kansas Open Records Act (KORA)
The KORA, K.S.A 45-215, et seq., as amended, declares that it is the public policy of Kansas that “public records shall be open for inspection by any person.” Public records are defined as “any recorded information regardless of form or characteristics, which is made, maintained or kept by or is in the possession of any public agency.”
- The Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA)
Like the KORA, the KOMA is designed to ensure public access to information that forms the basis for public decision-making. The Kansas Board of Regents is a public agency for the purposes of this Act.
Examples of public records maintained by the Kansas Board of Regents:
Minutes/Records of open meetings
Salaries of public officials
Agency budget documents