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VOL. 37 | NO. 8 | Friday, February 22, 2013

Quiz measures knowledge of Tennessee Sunshine Law

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Can a government office refuse to turn over public documents? When can elected officials hold meetings that are closed to the public?

The Tennessee Sunshine Quiz is letting Tennesseans test their knowledge of open government issues with an online survey. The quiz measures knowledge of the state's Public Records Act and Public Meetings Act.

This quiz is sponsored by the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government through the support of the Tennessee Press Association, Tennessee Association of Broadcasters and The Associated Press.

The quiz is being conducted in advance of Sunshine Week, March 10-16. Sunshine Week is an annual initiative begun in 2005 by the American Society of Newspaper Editors to promote greater transparency in government