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Mo. treasurer creates online Sunshine request application

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Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced Aug. 25 a new measure of accountability for his administration: online Sunshine Law record requests.

The form is available online on the treasurer's Web site.

Zweifel said in a news release the application allows people to access treasury information more easily and efficiently.

"I know government works best when citizens are able to ask questions and get the information they need," he said in the release. "My administration is committed to providing an open and transparent view of the government."

In the application, users must provide contact information, the names of the records being requested, the reasons for the requests and other pertinent information.

Replies will be sent within three business days of receiving requests, the standard for the Sunshine law, the release said.

The Missouri Sunshine Law, Chapter 610 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, allows the public access to records by governmental bodies. Requested documents must either be provided or a reason must be given as to why they cannot be within three days of a request.
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