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* SB 5119 - Eliminate the [[Washington Sunshine Committee]].<ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5119&year=2009 ''Eliminating the public exemptions accountability committee'']</ref>
 
* SB 5119 - Eliminate the [[Washington Sunshine Committee]].<ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5119&year=2009 ''Eliminating the public exemptions accountability committee'']</ref>
* SB 5130 - Prisoner access to public records.<ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5130&year=2009 ''Prisoner access to public records'']</ref> Sen. Mike Carrell (R-Lakewood) is the sponsor and says he has concerns that the current law (which allows prisoners to file FOIA requests) may be too liberal. <ref>[http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/399763_access12.html ''Bill seeks to halt records 'fishing'''], Seattle Post Intelligence, February 11, 2009</ref>
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* SB 5130 - Prisoner access to public records.<ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5130&year=2009 ''Prisoner access to public records'']</ref> Sen. Mike Carrell (R-Lakewood) is the sponsor and says he has concerns that the current law (which allows prisoners to file FOIA requests) may be too liberal.<ref>[http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/399763_access12.html ''Bill seeks to halt records 'fishing'''], Seattle Post Intelligence, February 11, 2009</ref>
 
* SB 5249 - Changing public records request provisions.<ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5249&year=2009 ''Public records request provisions'']</ref>
 
* SB 5249 - Changing public records request provisions.<ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5249&year=2009 ''Public records request provisions'']</ref>
 
* SB 5250 - Increases the maximum per page copying charge under the public records act.<ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5250&year=2009 ''Increases maximum per page copying charge'']</ref>
 
* SB 5250 - Increases the maximum per page copying charge under the public records act.<ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5250&year=2009 ''Increases maximum per page copying charge'']</ref>
 
* SB 5251 - Defines per page cost for the purpose of copying costs under the public records act.<ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5251&year=2009 ''Defines per page cost for the purpose of copying costs under the public records act'']</ref>
 
* SB 5251 - Defines per page cost for the purpose of copying costs under the public records act.<ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5251&year=2009 ''Defines per page cost for the purpose of copying costs under the public records act'']</ref>
  
The Seattle Times editorialized against the three bills proposed by Sen. Darlene Fairley (D-Shoreline): SB5249, SB5250 and SB5251, calling their common theme of increasing the costs of obtaining open records "a move sure to discourage people with the right to keep tabs on their government". <ref>[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorialsopinion/2008726030_edita10openup.html ''Use technology to provide public records cheaply''], Seattle Times, February 9, 2009</ref>
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The Seattle Times editorialized against the three bills proposed by Sen. Darlene Fairley (D-Shoreline): SB5249, SB5250 and SB5251, calling their common theme of increasing the costs of obtaining open records "a move sure to discourage people with the right to keep tabs on their government".<ref>[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorialsopinion/2008726030_edita10openup.html ''Use technology to provide public records cheaply''], Seattle Times, February 9, 2009</ref>
  
 
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Transparency legislation proposed in Washington.

2009

A draft of new legislation to change the state's law has been introduced in the 2009 legislative session.[1]

Senate:

  • SB 5119 - Eliminate the Washington Sunshine Committee.[2]
  • SB 5130 - Prisoner access to public records.[3] Sen. Mike Carrell (R-Lakewood) is the sponsor and says he has concerns that the current law (which allows prisoners to file FOIA requests) may be too liberal.[4]
  • SB 5249 - Changing public records request provisions.[5]
  • SB 5250 - Increases the maximum per page copying charge under the public records act.[6]
  • SB 5251 - Defines per page cost for the purpose of copying costs under the public records act.[7]

The Seattle Times editorialized against the three bills proposed by Sen. Darlene Fairley (D-Shoreline): SB5249, SB5250 and SB5251, calling their common theme of increasing the costs of obtaining open records "a move sure to discourage people with the right to keep tabs on their government".[8]

House:

  • HB 1017 - Creating a committee to study the feasibility of creating a board with public records act and open public meetings act responsibilities.[9]
  • HB 1105 - Regarding public disclosure of records relevant to a controversy to which an agency is a party.[10]
  • HB 1106 - Removing the ability of agencies to enjoin the examination of a specific public record.[11]
  • HB 1107 - Regarding local government self-insurance programs and public records.[12]
  • HB 1181 - Regarding prisoner access to public records.[13]
  • HB 1288 - Exempts the annual parental declaration of intent to home school from the public disclosure act.[14]
  • HB 1316 - Provides a court procedure to enjoin the production of public records the court deems were made for the purpose of harassment.[15]
  • HB 1317 - Governs the disclosure of public records containing information used to locate or identify employees of criminal justice agencies.[16]
  • HB 1471 - Removing the public records exemption for certain records addressing public sector collective bargaining.[17][18]

2008

  • Washington House Bill 2342 (2008) would create a website detailing state budget information.

2007

King County, Washington

  • Transparency in Taxation initiative requires a breakdown of property tax be sent to all taxpayers.

References