- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Ethics Commission might get the power to enforce disputes about public records.

Senate Bill 2507 (https://bit.ly/1dhROmt ) passed the Senate on Tuesday and moves to the House for more work.

It says that if a person’s public records request is denied or ignored after 14 days, the Ethics Commission could set a hearing to determine if the request was handled properly.

The commission could order a public body, such as a city council or a county board of supervisors, to produce the requested records. Or, the commission could review the requested records to see if they should be released.

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