This law strengthens the people’s access to public information in an effort to operate openly, honestly and transparently.
What is The Freedom of Information Act?
South Carolina Code of Laws – Title 30, Chapter 4
SECTION 30-4-15: (PURPOSE) The General Assembly finds that it is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner so that citizens shall be advised of the performance of public officials and of the decisions that are reached in public activity and in the formulation of public policy.
As a person, you have the right to inspect, copy, or receive an electronic transmission of any public record of a public body unless it is exempt by other parts of the law.
For a full list of exemptions and rights of the Freedom of Information Act, please visit the SC Code of Laws.