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SB 1494: Public Records Requests


Public Records Requests; Prohibiting an agency from charging a certain fee under a specified circumstance; providing that custodians of public records may rely solely on certain required safeguards to determine whether records are partly or wholly exempt from disclosure; increasing the maximum civil penalty allowed for certain violations related to public records; requiring that courts set immediate hearings on certain actions and give such hearings priority over all other pending cases until specified conditions are satisfied; providing that a complainant is not required to provide a certain written notice to an agency when the initial public records request was furnished to the agency’s custodian in written form, by e-mail, or through the agency’s website, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 3/8/2024 Senate - Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/5/2024 Senate • Filed
1/10/2024 Senate • Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Judiciary; Rules
• Introduced
3/8/2024 Senate • Died in Governmental Oversight and Accountability