Is the lab subject to the open records law in its state? No
Is the lab subject to federal FOIA? No
Name: Farm Animal, Crop, and Research Facilities Protection Act
Citation: Ga. Code Ann., § 4-11-30 to 35
Name: Georgia Anti-Cruelty Laws
Citation: Ga Code Ann § 16-12-4 § 16-6-6
Open Records Law
Name: Georgia Open Records Act
Citation: O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq.
Anyone can file a request. Initial response time is three days. There are no appeals. The Georgia Attorney General runs the nonbinding Open Government Mediation Program to resolve disputes, but only state residents can use it. Fees are for review/redaction and duplication (fees for search/retrieval are charged only if the request poses “an unusual administrative cost or burden”). Universities can waive fees. Georgia universities and colleges have been very responsive to our requests, with the notable exception of the University of Georgia, which operates in bad faith by charging extortionate fees that are ridiculously higher than any other university in the country.