A law designed to provide the public with greater scrutiny of the governmental process, as through more public notice and disclosure of government actions and greater public access to decision-making meetings.
(plural sunshine laws)
A law (rule enacted by a legislature or the like) that allows the general public greater knowledge of the actions of a government.
sunshine law - Investment & Finance Definition
that require meetings of legislative bodies or regulatory agencies to be open
to the public and thus allow “the sunshine to come in.” These laws were passed
at the state and federal level after Watergate, in order to prevent similar
abuses of power.