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

16

Feb

2018

AWC-supported body worn cameras bill passes out of Senate

SB 6408 concerns law enforcement body worn cameras, including policies related to their use and disclosure exemptions under the Public Records Act.

16

Feb

2018

Request a public record consultation from the Attorney General’s Office

The Attorney General’s Office now offers local governments assistance through its Local Government Public Records Consultation Program.

16

Feb

2018

Updates regarding JLARC’s public record performance metrics now available

In November, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) issued its preliminary guidance for local governments to use as they prepare to report on their public disclosure requests.

2

Feb

2018

AWC-supported body worn cameras bill passes out of committee

SB 6408 concerns law enforcement body worn cameras, including policies related to their use and disclosure exemptions under the Public Records Act.

2

Feb

2018

Local Records Grant Program accepting applications until February 28

Cities can now apply online for the Washington State Archives Local Records Grant Program.

29

Jan

2018

AWC-supported body cameras bill has a hearing this week

SB 6408 concerns law enforcement body worn cameras, including policies related to their use and disclosure exemptions under the Public Record Act.

29

Jan

2018

Records management training calendar now posted

The Washington State Archives provides guidance and support to state and local government in public records management by offering education and training opportunities.

20

Jan

2018

Local Records Grant Program now accepting applications

Cities can now apply online for the Washington State Archives Local Records Grant Program.

5

Jan

2018

Sunshine Committee recommendations bill on Public Records Act is set for an early hearing

Sponsored by Rep. Larry Springer (D-Kirkland), HB 1160 enacts recommendations of the Sunshine Committee.

17

Nov

2017

Public records performance metrics in HB 1594 – JLARC guidance now available for data reporting by July 2018

The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) is required to begin collecting data in July 2018 for the 2017 calendar year for agencies that spend at least $100,000 per year on public records requests.

13

Nov

2017

Public records performance metrics in HB 1594 – Guidance expected soon

The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) is required to begin collecting data in July 2018 for the 2017 calendar year for agencies that spend at least $100,000 per year on public records requests.

6

Oct

2017

Police body camera task force continues to meet, report due by end of year

The state’s task force on body-worn cameras will meet on October 16 in Ellensburg.

8

Sep

2017

AGO proposes changes to public records Model Rules, deadline for initial comment September 29

The Washington Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has proposed updated language to the Public Record Act Model Rules.

14

Aug

2017

Big win for AWC, priority public records laws pass this year

2017 was a big year for public records with the passage of two of AWC’s priorities bills.

21

Jul

2017

Webinar on new public records laws now available

Last week AWC joined MRSC and the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) to host a webinar about the new public records laws.
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