This Idea Comes Out of the Swamp Every Year, Like Jason in That Horror Movie…

Lewis County (Washington) officials are supporting a bill that would cut down on the time spent fulfilling expansive public records requests and aid them in recouping money spent doing so.

New legislation, SB 5088 and HB 1300, would give municipalities and government agencies the option to charge labor costs for personnel after five hours in a given month have been dedicated to fulfilling a person’s request for public documents. If the requester doesn’t want to pay, the agency will complete the work within the allotted five hours the next month.


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