400-06-140 - Review of denials of public records request

400-06-140. Review of denials of public records request

(1) Any person who objects to the denial of a request for public record may petition for prompt review of such decision by tendering a written request for review. The written request shall specifically refer to the written statement by the public records officer or other staff member, which constituted or accompanied the denial.

(2) Immediately after receiving a written request for review of a decision denying a public record, the public records officer or other staff member denying the request shall refer it to the director who shall consider the matter and either affirm or reverse such denial. The request shall be returned with a final decision, within two business days following the original denial.

(3) Administrative remedies shall not be considered exhausted until the partnership has returned the petition with a decision, or until the close of the second business day following denial of inspection, whichever occurs first.

Statutory Authority: Chapter 90.71 RCW. 10-12-009, § 400-06-140, filed 5/20/10, effective 6/20/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 42.17.250 through 42.17.320, 1985 c 451 and chapter 90.70 RCW. 86-04-055 (Order 86-02, Resolution No. 5), § 400-06-140, filed 2/3/86.

The following state regulations pages link to this page.