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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Bill to Prevent Agencies From Suing Requestors Introduced

In reaction to the horrible Soter decision, Rep. Brendan Williams (D-Olympia) introduced House Bill 2839 to prohibit agencies from suing requestors.

Rep. Williams says "It’s outrageous for governments to sue the governed in order to maintain secrecy." Addressing what he sees as a "pattern of local governments avoiding the state’s Public Records Act," Williams adds "It feels like walls are going up faster than we can tear them down."

Joining as sponsors are Reps. Rodne (R), Hunt (D), Wood (D), and Sells (D).