This move to “clarify” the laws looks like an attempt to close more government records in Tennessee.
State Rep. Vince Dean said it ‘makes sense’ that any e-mail sent on a public computer would be a public record. But the law itself does not address the issues that have muddied its interpretation.
‘Any time you’ve got a law that’s in place, it needs to be clear enough the average citizen can pick it up and read it,’ Dean said.
We need to clarify that an e-mail sent from a taxpayer purchased computer is a public record?