The Public Records Advisory Council was created by Senate Bill 106 (2017)
. The Council nominates 3 applicants for the new position of Public Records Advocate, and the Governor must select one of the 3 nominees. The Advocate must be confirmed by the Senate before taking office.
The Council will also work with the Advocate and the State Archives Division to study and make recommendations concerning the Advocate's role, as well as practices, procedures, exemptions, and fees related to public records.