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HB14-1193: Research Retrieval Fees Public Records Under CORA

Government Transparency
Bill Number: HB14-1193
Year: 2014
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Salazar, Kefalas


The bill allows a custodian of public records under the Colorado Open Records Act to impose a fee in response to a request for the research and retrieval of such records only if the custodian has, prior to the date of receiving the request, either posted on the custodian’s web site or otherwise published a written policy that specifies the applicable conditions concerning the research and retrieval of public records by the custodian. Any fee the custodian charges the requestor for the research and retrieval of public records must be nominal in comparison to the time the custodian spends responding to the volume of requests. The bill prohibits the custodian under any circumstances from charging an hourly fee for the research and retrieval of public records that exceeds three times the state minimum wage.

Current Status:

05/02/2014 - Governor Signed
04/24/2014 - Sent to the Governor
04/03/2014 - First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Rerevised w/ Amendments
03/28/2014 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
03/27/2014 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
03/20/2014 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily
02/28/2014 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
02/24/2014 - House Third Reading Passed
01/30/2014 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Local Government

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