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HB 0716 - Public records inspection; certain requests may be required in writing; provisions

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Scott,Austin 153rd
Last Action: 3/27/2007 - House Second Readers
House Committee: Judy
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Amend Article 4 of Chapter 18 of Title 50.  Relating to inspection of public records, so as to provide that certain requests may be required to be in writing except when a requesting party requests an agency, summary of matters acted upon, or minutes of an agency�s or public officer�s most recent meeting or any other record an agency or public officer determines, by ordinance or resolution, or by other official act of the agency, to be available without a written request.  This bill would also provide for the award of attorney�s fees to a person or entity brining a successful action to enforce compliance with the requirements relating to the inspection of public records.

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