A new law that went into effect July 1, 2014, caps the hourly rate that government entities in Colorado can charge to fill requests for public records. The statute specifies research-and-retrieval fee parameters for the first time since the enactment of the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) in 1969.
In a six-minute video, First Amendment attorney and CFOIC President Steve Zansberg explains what you need to know about the new law, still-unresolved cost issues and what to do if you think you’re being charged too much. He was interviewed by KUSA-TV Executive Producer Nicole Vap, a member of CFOIC’s board of directors.
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