Welcome to PAR’s Sunshine Headquarters!

This portal is designed to serve as a guide and resource to citizens about Louisiana’s Sunshine Laws. Statutes that require government agencies to do their work in public are called “sunshine laws.” These laws typically govern public records and meetings. Each state has their own sunshine laws. Federal government agencies must follow the “Federal Freedom of Information Act.”

In this section:

Open Meetings

The state open meetings law establishes what work of the government must be conducted in public. Resources about the open meetings law can be found here.
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Public Records

Public business is to be performed in an “open and public manner” and most records of public business should be available to the public. Resources about the Public Records Law can be found here.
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A government by secrecy benefits no one. It injures the people it seeks to serve; it damages its own integrity and operation. It breeds distrust, dampens the fervor of its citizens and mocks their loyalty.