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STATE OF WASHINGTON <br />County of Jefferson <br />In the Matter of Updating the Jefferson <br />County Public Records Compliance Policy) RESOLUTION NO. 21-18 <br />Identified as Attachment "A" to this) <br />Resolution } <br />1. Whereas, Chapter 42.56 RCW, the Washington Public Records Act requires that <br />public agencies publish rules to provide public access to public records; and, <br />2. Whereas, in furtherance of the requirements of Chapter 42.56 RCW, Jefferson <br />County adopted Resolution 39-06 on June 27, 2006 to govern the response to requests for public <br />records in all Jefferson County departments and offices; and, <br />3. Whereas, effective July 23, 2017, the Washington Legislature amended Chapter <br />42.56 RCW, the Public Records Act, and Chapter 40.14 RCW, the Preservation and Destruction <br />of Public Records Act, requiring that the Jefferson County Public Records Access Policy be <br />updated to incorporate the changes made by the Washington Legislature. <br />4. Now, therefore, the County Commissioners of Jefferson County resolve that, after <br />consulting the advisory model rules for establishing local ordinances for compliance with Chapter <br />42.56 RCW, the JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS COMPLIANCE POLICY is <br />hereby adopted as stated in ATTACHMENT "A" to this Resolution. <br />5. Be it further resolved that Resolution 39-06, along with its attachments, is repealed <br />and replaced by adoption of this Resolution. <br />6. This Resolution is effective immediately upon adoption. <br />7. If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this resolution is <br />declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity of the <br />remaining parts of this resolution. <br />(SIGNATURES FOLLOW ON NEXT PAGE) <br />