Analysis

Synopsis:

 Senate Bill 388 (SB 388) imposes limits on how much a custodian of public records can charge for for electronic documents and reduces the fee for printed pages.  

Analysis:

 Senate Bill 388 (SB 388) amends the Inspection of Public Records Act by allowing a custodian of public records to charge a fee for providing electronic documents not to exceed $10.00.  Also, a custodian may charge a fee for providing a copy of a public record, but the fee cannot exceed the actual cost to provide the copy, and fees cannot exceed ten cents per printed page.  

The bill provides that “actual cost” does not include labor costs or overhead costs.  

SB 388 is effective July 1, 2021.  

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