Tag: HB 1595

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

March 6th – Olympia Update

Last week was dominated by floor activity as the House and Senate worked to pass bills to the opposite chamber. Floor action has been eventful for bills that WSAC is engaged in. Most importantly, the House passed the two bills dealing with reforms to the Public Records Act, HB 1594 (McBride) and 1595 (Nealey). In the past, WSAC supported public

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