The Sunshine Law
The Historical Society of Central Florida partners with the Orange County Board of County Commissioners through a formal operating agreement which outlines the relationship of the two entities. As part of the joint operating agreement, the Historical Society must operate in the “Sunshine”. This means all Society meetings are open to public and posted in advance and all board of director minutes are available for examination.
Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law was enacted in 1967. Today, the Sunshine Law regarding open government can be found in Chapter 286 of the Florida Statutes. These statutes establish a basic right of access to most meetings of boards, commissions and other governing bodies of state and local governmental agencies or authorities.