Definition of sunshine law in English:

sunshine law


  • A law requiring certain proceedings of governmental agencies to be open or available to the public.

    • ‘On one hand, many campus officials assiduously maintain that sunshine laws have greatly reduced the ability of public colleges and universities to recruit highly qualified candidates for their presidencies.’
    • ‘Nor have any criteria been established for withholding and protecting the information,’ he says, referring both to federal and state governments, which have sunshine laws requiring public disclosure.’
    • ‘They outline the issues associated with sunshine laws and consider ways to enhance openness.’
    • ‘The people of Taiwan had high expectations about the disclosure law, often called the ‘sunshine law.’’
    • ‘Board members, in particular, view sunshine laws as having enhanced public confidence in the work of their boards.’


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