TITLE 44. PUBLIC RECORDS AND RECORDERS
CHAPTER 1. PUBLIC RECORDS
PART I. SCOPE
44:2 Records involved in legislative investigations
A. (1) The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to any records, writings, accounts, letters, letter books, photographs or copies thereof, in the custody or control of the legislature, or either house or any committee or officer thereof, and which concern or hold relation to any case, cause, charge or investigation being conducted by or through the legislature, or either house or any committee or officer thereof, until after the case, cause, charge or investigation has been finally disposed of.
(2) All records, files, documents, and communications, and information contained therein, obtained or developed pursuant to Paragraph (1) of this Subsection that pertain to or impart the identity of any confidential source of information shall be privileged, and no court shall order the disclosure of same except on grounds of due process or constitutional law. No member, officer, or employee of the legislature shall disclose or produce such privileged records, files, documents, communications, or information except on a court order.
(3) Except as otherwise provided in Paragraph (2) of this Subsection, after final disposition, the records, writings, accounts, letters, letter books, photographs or copies thereof, are public records and subject to the provisions of this Chapter.
B. (1) The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to any privileged or confidential data or records in the custody of the legislature or either house thereof which are obtained or used for the purpose of considering the election, confirmation or approval of any nomination or appointment for which election, confirmation, or approval by the legislature or either house thereof is required.
(2) Nothing in this Subsection shall prohibit the disclosure of any information relevant to the education, employment history, or work experience of an appointee or nominee.
Amended by Acts 2012, No. 850, § 1.