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Published on Friday, February 7, 2014

Public record exemption bills continue to move

A number of bills exempting certain documents from public disclosure also survived this week’s deadline to be approved by a policy committee, including:

  • ESHB 1651: prohibits disclosure of certain juvenile arrest and court records.
  • HB 2114/SB 6007: exempts customer telephone numbers, customer electronic contact information, and customer-specific utility usage and billing information in increments less than a billing cycle or a month held by a public utility.
  • HB 2376: exempts public employee and volunteer driver’s license number, identicard numbers, and identification numbers from disclosure.
  • HB 2578: exempts competitive bid documents until a contract has been executed.
  • HB 2724: exempts information about archeological resources and traditional cultural places that is shared between agencies or with tribes.
  • SB 6217: exempts global positioning system data that shows the residence of an employee or worker of a criminal justice agency.