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posted Dec 4, 2016, 11:27 AM by Alan Romack

During the 2016 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill 1105 (“H.B. 1105”). This bill tasked the Maryland Office of the Public Access Ombudsman to investigate and issue a public report by January 1, 2017 concerning the Howard County Public School System pertaining to the handling of public records and Public Information Act requests during the period from July 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015.


The Ombudsman is seeking comments on the Preliminary Findings as part of this report and believes that your members will have added value. 


Deadline for comments is December 5, 

Email your comments to

Use the subject “Re: HB 1105 Preliminary Findings”.


For more information about the PIA and the Ombudsman office visit

Feel free to call Janice Clark at:  410.576.7033 if you have questions.



Janice Clark

Administrative Officer

Office of the Attorney General

Public Access Unit