Chapter 44-14 WAC

Last Update: 3/2/18

PUBLIC RECORDS ACT—MODEL RULES

WAC Sections

INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS
44-14-00001Statutory authority and purpose.
44-14-00002Format of model rules.
44-14-00003Model rules and comments are nonbinding.
44-14-00004Recodification of the act.
44-14-00005Training is required.
44-14-00006Additional resources.
AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE
44-14-010Authority and purpose.
Comments to WAC 44-14-010
44-14-01001Scope of coverage of Public Records Act.
44-14-01002Requirement that agencies adopt reasonable regulations for public records requests.
44-14-01003Construction and application of act.
AGENCY DESCRIPTION—CONTACT INFORMATION—PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICER
44-14-020Agency description—Contact information—Public records officer.
Comments to WAC 44-14-020
44-14-02001Agency must publish its procedures.
44-14-02002Public records officers.
AVAILABILITY OF PUBLIC RECORDS
44-14-030Availability of public records.
Comments to WAC 44-14-030
44-14-03001"Public record" defined.
44-14-03002Times for inspection and copying of records.
44-14-03003Index of records.
44-14-03004Organization of records.
44-14-03005Retention of records.
44-14-03006Form of requests.
PROCESSING OF PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS—GENERAL
44-14-040Processing of public records requests—General.
Comments on WAC 44-14-040
44-14-04001Introduction.
44-14-04002Obligations of requestors.
44-14-04003Responsibilities of agencies in processing requests.
44-14-04004Responsibilities of agency in providing records.
44-14-04005Inspection of records.
44-14-04006Closing request and documenting compliance.
44-14-04007Later-discovered records.
PROCESSING OF PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS—ELECTRONIC RECORDS
44-14-050Processing of public records requests—Electronic records.
Comments to WAC 44-14-050
44-14-05001Access to electronic records.
44-14-05002"Reasonably locatable" and "reasonably translatable" electronic records.
44-14-05003Parties should confer on technical issues.
44-14-05004Customized access.
44-14-05005Relationship of Public Records Act to court rules on discovery of "electronically stored information."
EXEMPTIONS
44-14-060Exemptions.
Comments to WAC 44-14-060
44-14-06001Agency must publish list of applicable exemptions.
44-14-06002Summary of exemptions.
COSTS OF PROVIDING COPIES OF PUBLIC RECORDS
44-14-070Costs of providing copies of public records.
Comments to WAC 44-14-070
44-14-07001General rules for charging for copies.
44-14-07004Other statutes govern copying of particular records.
44-14-07005Waiver of copying charges; other fee arrangements.
44-14-07006Requiring partial payment.
REVIEW OF DENIALS OF PUBLIC RECORDS
44-14-080Review of denials of public records.
Comments to WAC 44-14-080
44-14-08001Agency internal procedure for review of denials of requests.
44-14-08002Attorney general's office review of denials by state agencies.
44-14-08003Alternative dispute resolution.
44-14-08004Judicial review.
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