Notice Of Public Hearing On Proposed Rules For Public Disclosure And Fee Collection

Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rules Relating to Public Disclosure and the Collection of Fees Associated with Providing Copies of Records

Washington’s Public Records Act (PRA) has allowed agencies to impose a reasonable charge for providing copies of public records since it was adopted by voter initiative in 1972. While the PRA contained language regarding photocopies of paper records for years, it has not specifically addressed copies of electronic records until the legislature recently adopted amendments that go into effect on July 23. Those amendments state that an agency may establish charges for providing copies of electronically produced records based on a cost study of the actual cost to the agency of providing those copies. The City of Seattle will be holding a public hearing in connection with the proposed adoption of two rules relating to public disclosure and the collection of fees associated with providing copies of records:

  • Citywide Policy on Public Disclosure
  • Fee Schedule for Records Delivery

The hearing will be on June 30th, 3:00-4:30 p.m., on the 40th  floor of the Seattle Municipal Tower in room 4050/4060, located at 700 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98124.

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