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By Emma Epperly
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

By changing it, bill would skirt court ruling that Legislature must follow state records law

Lawmakers propose limits on scope of Public Records Act for Legislature

 


Legislation proposed Thursday morning would define how the Public Records Act would apply to members of the Legislature after a 2018 court ruling that the state’s governing body is not exempt from the law.

The bill would not satisfy that ruling, according to the lawyer who represented 10 news organizations before a Thurston County Superior Court judge who ruled in January 2018 that the Legislature must comply with the state Public Records Act and had not been in compliance for years. Both sides appealed the decisions and litigation is still ongoing in the Washington Supreme Court.

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