South Carolina Senate subcommittee postpones meeting targeting changes to open records law

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COLUMBIA, South Carolina — A Senate subcommittee has postponed a meeting to discuss changes to South Carolina's open records law after a pair of state Supreme Court rulings last year restricted information that had commonly been public.

The meeting set for Wednesday was rescheduled to Thursday.

The subcommittee was supposed to discuss a bill to make public any reports used or prepared by a coroner about the cause of death for someone. The second bill would require an agenda before a public board meets and would require a two-thirds vote to add anything to that agenda.

The Supreme Court ruled last year that autopsy reports were not public records and that county and city councils and other local boards were not required to release a list of items to be discussed at their meetings.

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