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Sunshine Headquarters

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.

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.

Campaign Finance

Campaign finance laws regulate how candidates receive and spend campaign contributions and other campaign funds.
Resources about campaign finance can be found here.

Welcome to PAR’s Sunshine Headquarters Portal!

1002087lastatecapitolThis 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.”

This site provides quizzes to test your knowledge of Sunshine Laws, templates for public records requests and open meeting complaints, as well as fact sheets on Sunshine Laws.

We hope you will find this page useful. We welcome your feedback. If there is additional information that would improve this site, please feel free to contact us at with your suggestions.

We especially would like to thank our funders, the Open Society Foundation, the IMPACT Program at the Greater New Orleans Foundation and a grant from the John S. And James L. Knight Foundation through the National Freedom of Information Coalition.