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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

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Feb

2013

AWC priority public record bill needs your support now

AWC’s priority bill HB 1128 was heard in the House Local Government Committee on January 25.

1

Feb

2013

Sunshine Committee bills considered

Legislative committees are considering three proposals from the Sunshine Committee that change what records are subject to public disclosure.

30

Jan

2013

Highlights from public records hearing posted

We previously wrote about last week’s hearing on the local government priority public records bill, HB 1128.

28

Jan

2013

Protecting essential services from public record abuses

On Friday, January 25, officials representing a variety of local governments testified in favor of HB 1128, which protects essential government services from public record abuses.

21

Jan

2013

Mandatory open government training for city officials

On Wednesday, January 23, the House Government Operations & Elections Committee will hear HB 1198, which requires some public officials and employees to complete open government training.

18

Jan

2013

City public records proposals set for hearings

On the second day of session, AWC and Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) staff briefed the House Government Operations & Elections Committee on the challenges local governments face with the Public Records and Open Meetings Acts.

11

Jan

2013

Strengthening the Public Records Act by curbing abuses

With the legislative session starting next week, public records legislation will once again be under consideration.

14

Dec

2012

Protecting essential services from public records abuses

Addressing abuses of the Public Records Act is one of AWC’s major priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

14

Dec

2012

Public access to court records

The comment period for the state Supreme Court’s proposed rule for access to court administrative records ends on December 31, 2012.

14

Dec

2012

New local records retention schedules approved

Late last month, the Secretary of State’s Local Records Committee approved twenty records retention schedules.

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Jul

2012

Public records abuse front and center during House Local Government Committee hearing

In June, the House Local Government Committee held a public hearing during the AWC Annual Conference to hear from local officials about issues facing their communities.

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