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The General Assembly, through Chapter 388 of the 1995 Session Laws (SB 426), sought to answer questions on accessing and copying public records, which previous legislation did not satisfactorily answer.
1997 General Assembly legislation makes changes to the open meetings law and the public's access to government records. Effective October 1, 1997, public bodies meeting in closed session must keep a general account of what transpired, for those not there.
This bulletin addresses questions about when a local government can request or require social security numbers, and what happens when a citizen refuses to provide this number to the government. Federal statutes and general public records law in North Carolina are discussed.