1-06-100 - Exemptions

1-06-100. Exemptions

(1) Generally. Chapter 42.56 RCW, and other applicable law, provide that certain public records are exempt from public inspection and copying. For informational purposes only, the agency lists the following laws that are believed to exempt or prohibit disclosure of specific information or records of the agency:

(a) RCW 1.08.027 exempts or prohibits disclosure of certain records related to the bill drafting functions of the agency. This includes any file or writing in the office of the code reviser created in connection with a request for preparation of legislation or research thereon.

(b)RCW 5.60.060(2)(a) exempts or prohibits disclosure of certain records relating to communication between an attorney and his or her client.

(c) RCW 44.68.060(2) may exempt or prohibit disclosure of certain records placed or maintained in the legislative service center by the agency. RCW 44.68.060(3) exempts or prohibits disclosure of certain bill drafting records placed or maintained in the legislative service center by the agency.

(2) Identification of exemptions. All denials of requests for public records will be accompanied by a written statement specifying the reason for the denial, including a statement of the specific exemption authorizing the withholding of the record and a brief explanation of how the exemption applies to the records withheld.

(Amended by WSR 17-24-026, Filed 11/28/2017, effective 12/29/2017)

Statutory Authority: RCW 1.08.110, 34.05.385, 1.08.001, and Executive Order 97-2. 06-16-019, § 1-06-100, filed 7/24/06, effective 8/24/06; Order 8, § 1-06-100, filed 9/25/74, effective 10/25/74.

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