TITLE 44. PUBLIC RECORDS AND RECORDERS
CHAPTER 1. PUBLIC RECORDS
PART I. SCOPE
44:12.1 Records of applicants for public positions; prohibitions
A. The name of each applicant for a public position of authority or a public position with policymaking duties, the qualifications of such an applicant related to such position, and any relevant employment history or experience of such an applicant shall be available for public inspection, examination, copying, or reproduction as provided in Part II of this Chapter. [FN1]
B. (1) No public body or agent acting on behalf of such a public body shall utilize only oral contacts and interviews of applicants considered when filling vacancies in public positions of authority or public positions with policymaking duties or use any other means to circumvent the provisions of this Section.
(2)(a) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit oral contact prior to a person becoming an applicant or shall prohibit oral contact which may result in written documents.
(b) Nothing in this Paragraph shall require a particular method or procedure for filling vacancies as long as not exclusively by use of oral contact.
(3) Any person who violates the provisions of this Section shall be subject to all applicable penalties for violations of this Chapter.
Added by Acts 2006, No. 746, § 1.