NH Constitution Article 8: Accountability of Magistrates & Officers; Public’s Right to Know.

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Article 8. [Accountability of Magistrates and Officers; Public’s Right to Know.]

All power residing originally in, and being derived from, the people, all the magistrates and officers of government are their substitutes and agents, and at all times accountable to them. Government, therefore, should be open, accessible, accountable and responsive. To that end, the public’s right of access to governmental proceedings and records shall not be unreasonably restricted.

June 2, 1784
Amended 1976 by providing right of access to governmental proceedings and records.
SOURCE = NH State Constitution / “Bill of Rights”

2 June, 1784

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