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SB 6617 - Exempts Legislators from Public Records Law - Washington Key Vote

Timothy Sheldon voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Exempts Legislators from Public Records Law

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (83-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Exempts Legislators from Public Records Law

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that exempts legislators from the state's public records law.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that Chapter 42.56 of state law, the Public Records Act, does not apply to the legislative branch and its houses, members, employees, and agencies (Sec. 102).

  • Exempts certain records from public inspection and copying including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 105):

    • Credit card numbers and other financial information;

    • Personal identifying information from personnel records;

    • Records related to terrorism prevention;

    • Records related to a controversy in which the state is a party; and

    • Records which the disclosure of would violate the right to privacy.

  • Requires all other legislative public records be available to the public upon request (Sec. 104).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (41-7) - (Key vote)
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Title: Exempts Legislators from Public Records Law

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that exempts legislators from the state's public records law.

Highlights:

 

  • Specifies that Chapter 42.56 of state law, the Public Records Act, does not apply to the legislative branch and its houses, members, employees, and agencies (Sec. 102).

  • Exempts certain records from public inspection and copying including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 105):

    • Credit card numbers and other financial information;

    • Personal identifying information from personnel records;

    • Records related to terrorism prevention;

    • Records related to a controversy in which the state is a party; and

    • Records which the disclosure of would violate the right to privacy.

  • Requires all other legislative public records be available to the public upon request (Sec. 104).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Exempts Legislators from Public Records Law

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