#33 – Government in the Sunshine Act
September 13, 1976
President Gerald R. Ford signs the Government in the Sunshine Act requiring many government regulatory agencies must give advance notice of meetings and hold open meetings. President Ford states, “I strongly endorse the concept which underlies this legislation, that the decision-making business of regulatory agencies must be open to the public”. The new law also amends the Freedom of Information Act by narrowing the authority of agencies to withhold information from the public.