Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2013 Wisconsin Act 26: Chipping Away at "Greatest Possible" Public Access to Public Documents

WI bill would give government power to charge you for the information it must hide.  (Wisconsin Reporter,  2/26/2013)

Wisconsin public records law  (Overview by UW General Counsel)
  • Scope of the law
  • Responding to a record request
  • Time for responding to a request
  • Form of request
  • Form of response
  • Penalties for violating law
  • Special considerations
  • Frequently asked questions

Record Retention Schedule for Wisconsin’s Public Libraries and Public Library Systems

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of my thoughts is that a government entity could hire the work out to a law firm at $200 an hour (or more) and bill the request.

Some requests seem frivolous and silly, sure. But this opens plenty of room for abuse.