Access bills die in committee

\nMICHIGAN – – Two proposed bills that stemmed from a Michigan\nSupreme Court case in which the court ordered that performance\nevaluations of school officials be released are essentially dead.

House Bill 4936, sponsored by former Rep. Agnes Dobronski, D -\nDearborn, and Senate Bill 22, sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters, D\n- Bloomfied, both sought to amend the state freedom of information\nact. The bills sought to clarify and narrow the circumstances\nunder which public records could be kept confidential.

Both bills died in committee last session and will most likely\nnot be reintroduced this session, a bill clerk in the Michigan\nlegislature said.