Statutory authority and purpose.
Format of model rules.
Model rules and comments are nonbinding.
Recodification of the act.
Training is critical.
Authority and purpose.
Scope of coverage of Public Records Act.
Requirement that agencies adopt reasonable regulations for public records requests.
Construction and application of act.
AGENCY DESCRIPTION—CONTACT INFORMATION—PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICER
Agency description—Contact information—Public records officer.
Agency must publish its procedures.
Public records officers.
AVAILABILITY OF PUBLIC RECORDS
Availability of public records.
"Public record" defined.
Times for inspection and copying of records.
Index of records.
Organization of records.
Retention of records.
Form of requests.
PROCESSING OF PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS—GENERAL
Processing of public records requests—General.
Obligations of requestors.
Responsibilities of agencies in processing requests.
Responsibilities of agency in providing records.
Inspection of records.
Closing request and documenting compliance.
PROCESSING OF PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS—ELECTRONIC RECORDS
Processing of public records requests—Electronic records.
Access to electronic records.
"Reasonably locatable" and "reasonably translatable" electronic records.
Parties should confer on technical issues.
Relationship of Public Records Act to court rules on discovery of "electronically stored information."
Agency must publish list of applicable exemptions.
Summary of exemptions.
COSTS OF PROVIDING COPIES OF PUBLIC RECORDS
Costs of providing copies of public records.
General rules for charging for copies.
Charges for electronic records.
Other statutes govern copying of particular records.
Waiver of copying charges.
Requiring partial payment.
REVIEW OF DENIALS OF PUBLIC RECORDS
Review of denials of public records.
Agency internal procedure for review of denials of requests.
Attorney general's office review of denials by state agencies.
Alternative dispute resolution.