Under existing law, every citizen has a right to inspect and take a copy of any public writing of this state, with certain exceptions
Also, under existing law, a public officer having custody of a public writing which a citizen has a right to inspect is bound to give the citizen, on demand, a certified copy of the writing, on payment of the legal fees therefor
This bill would require the public official to provide the copy within five working days of the request and would allow the official to charge a reasonable fee for accessing, duplicating, supplying, and searching for the requested writing
Amending Section 36-12-41 of the Code of Alabama 1975, relating to providing copies of public writings; to require the public official to provide the writing within five working days and permitting the public official to collect a reasonable fee.
|January 12, 2010||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Governmental Affairs|
|Bill Text||SB152 Alabama 2010 Session - Introduced|