12
Apr

Senate Passes Public Records Bills

Last Friday afternoon, the Senate passed HB 1595 related to public records on a vote of 43-4. As a reminder, this bill would allow for a fee on electronic records based on gigabyte, would allow for a customized access fee, would provide that requests for “all or substantially all records of an agency” are not identifiable requests under the Public

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3
Apr

Public Records Bills Pass

The Senate State Government Committee Unanimously Passed Both Public Records Bills Both public records bills from the stakeholder process continue to move through the Legislature. HB 1595 passed out of the Senate State Government Committee with a unanimous vote and is eligible for consideration by the full Senate. HB 1594 also passed out of State Government with a unanimous vote

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20
Mar

Senate Committee Considers Public Records Bills

The Senate State Government Committee had a Hearing on Public Records Bills Both public records bills had a hearing in the Senate State Government Committee on Wednesday. Generally, the testimony was positive, with the Coalition signing-in pro for HB 1594 and other for HB 1595. The Allied Daily Newspapers testified “other” on both bills. The Chair of the Committee emphasized

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6
Mar

Public Records Bill Passed Out of the House

HB 1595 passed out of the House with a vote of 75-22 and HB 1594 passed with a vote of 79-18. Both bills now move to the Senate. SHB 1594 includes a study of establishing a statewide internet portal for public records management and provides $25,000 for the study. The current version also authorizes a $1 surcharge on county recorded

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