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PDFWAC 263-12-019

Review of denials of public records requests.

(1) Any person who objects to the denial of a request for a public record may petition for prompt review of such decision by tendering a written request for review. The written request shall specifically refer to the written statement by the public records officer or other staff member which constituted or accompanied the denial.
(2) Immediately after receiving a written request for review of a decision denying a public record, the public records officer or other staff member denying the request shall refer it to the board. The board shall immediately consider the matter and either affirm or reverse such denial or call a special meeting of the board as soon as legally possible to review the denial. In any case, the request shall be returned with a final decision within two business days following the receipt of the request for review.
(3) Administrative remedies shall not be considered exhausted until the board has returned the petition with a decision or until the close of the second business day following receipt of the request for review, whichever occurs first.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.52.020. WSR 18-24-123, § 263-12-019, filed 12/5/18, effective 1/5/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.52.104, 51.52.020 and chapters 51.48 and 42.17 RCW. WSR 86-03-021 (Order 20), § 263-12-019, filed 1/10/86.]
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