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Nixon Seeks to Keep Mo. Security Records Closed

Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:43 AM by Associated Press

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JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Jay Nixon is urging renewal of exemptions from Missouri's open records law for security systems of buildings and policies for responding to terrorism.

The exemptions protecting such information from disclosure expired at the end of 2012.

Nixon said Friday the records are sensitive and do not need to be in the public domain. He called for the renewal during news conferences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Missouri State Highway Patrol General Headquarters in Jefferson City. He was joined by numerous law enforcement officials.

One exemption covered operational guidelines and policies developed by law enforcement, public safety agencies and others for preventing and responding to terrorism incidents. The other dealt with security systems and structural plans of property owned or leased by government agencies.

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