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S. 1160 (89th): An Act to amend section 3 of the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 324, of the Act of June 11, 1946 (60 Stat. 238), to clarify and protect the right of the public to information, and for other purposes

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government. The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute. This amendment was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, despite his misgivings, on July 4, 1966, and went into effect the following year.

As indicated by its long title, FOIA was ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

89th Congress (1965–1966)

Status:

Enacted on Jul 4, 1966

Law:

Pub.L. 89-487

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 4, 1966

Source:

GPO FDSys – United States Statutes at Large