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Reminder Regarding New Public Notice Bill (HB 45)—Filling out Brief Quarterly Check-In

Reminder Regarding New Public Notice Bill (HB 45)—Filling out Brief Quarterly Check-In

HB 35 became effective on January 1, 2022. One of the requirements of the new law is that FPA publish a quarterly report that includes identifying which criteria each newspaper satisfies in publishing legal notice. Specifically, under the new law, the newspaper must meet one of the flowing three criteria: 1) has the required audited audience and outlet thresholds; 2) holds a periodicals permit which it can rely on to publish notices for 2 years; 3) is in a fiscally constrained county and holds a permit, which it can continue to rely upon to publish notices.

In order to accumulate this information, FPA has partnered with Column to put together and distribute via email a very short public notice questionnaire/check-in for member newspapers publishing public notices to complete verifying which of the above criteria they meet. Each of your newspapers will need to indicate which criteria it is relying upon.

If you have not received the email notification from Column, it may have gone to an incorrect person in your organization. Please reach out to annie@column.us if you have not yet received an email notification or need assistance completing the quarterly check-in.

For those who have already completed the check-in, thank you for your assistance.