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Report: 538 public records exemptions in Tennessee law
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A report shows there are 538 exemptions to Tennessee's public records law, about six times as many as there were three decades ago. According to the state comptroller's office, the Tennessee Public Records Act only had two statutory exceptions when it was enacted in 1957. By 1988, a legislative committee reported there were 89 exceptions.