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2013 House Bill 1128: Regarding local agencies' responses to public records requests
  1. Introduced by Rep. Dean Takko, (Longview) (D) on January 16, 2013, permits local agencies to seek court action to dismiss or mitigate public records requests. The court may enjoin a request if one of five conditions is met. This act permits local agencies to limit the number of hours they devote to responding to public records requests as long as they publicly provide certain documents, such as their budgets.
    • Referred to the House Local Government Committee on January 16, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 12, 2013.

Comments

Re: 2013 House Bill 1128 (Regarding local agencies' responses to public records requests)  by koolerding on August 26, 2013 
2013 House Bill 1128 (Regarding local agencies' responses to public records requests). Nice ceremony. canvas camera bag, and

Re: 2013 House Bill 1128 (Regarding local agencies' responses to public records requests)  by Lainie59 on March 12, 2013 
This is just one bill introduced this session to gut the Public Disclosure Act.

The big question to ask is why are legislator's seemingly intent on trashing our Constitutional right to know what the state government is doing? What do they have to hide?

This bill always adds costs to the court system, which is another problem we don't need.

Re: 2013 House Bill 1128 (Regarding local agencies' responses to public records requests)  by E Baker on February 17, 2013 

The current construction/intent of RCW 42.56.030 says, "The people... do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know."


I'm appalled that this proposal is moving forward - this needs to be stopped in its tracks.



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