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<br />cc: trH Thpts, Gtl,/O(., <br /> <br />In the Matter of Updating the <br />Jefferson County Records Access <br />Policy Identified as Attachment "A" <br />to this Resolution <br /> <br />STATE OF WASHINGTON <br />County of Jefferson <br /> <br />} <br />} <br />} <br />} <br /> <br />39-06 <br /> <br />RESOLUTION NO. <br /> <br />WHEREAS, RCW 42.17, The Washington State Public Disclosure Act requires <br />that public agencies publish rules in order to provide full public access to public records. In <br />furtherance of that requirement Jefferson County adopted Resolution No. 117-97 on October <br />27, 1997 which was updated by Resolution No. 24-01 adopted on March 5,2001 and <br />Resolution No. 70-02 on November 18, 2002 to govern the response to requests for public <br />records in all Jefferson County departments and offices; and, <br /> <br />WHEREAS, legislation was passed in 2005 which directed the State Attorney <br />General to develop and adopt model rules on public records compliance that "will establish a <br />culture of compliance among agencies and a culture of cooperation among requesters by <br />standardizing best practices throughout the state," and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, since Chapter 44-14 WAC Public Records Act--Model Rules has <br />been formally adopted and the Act will be known as the "Public Records Act" as of July 1, <br />2006 and will be codified in chapter 42.56 RCW, the Jefferson County Records Access <br />Policy needs to be updated to incorporate the "Best Practices" for public records requests as <br />set out in the model rules, which are by their own terms purely advisory. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOL VED, by the Board of Jefferson County <br />Commissioners that the JEFFERSON COUNTY RECORDS ACCESS POLICY is hereby re- <br />adopted as stated in "A IT ACHMENT A" to this resolution. <br /> <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOL VED that Resolution No. 70-02 along with its <br />attachments is hereby repealed and replaced by adoption of this Resolution. <br /> <br /> <br />,. <br /> <br />~" . <br /> <br />O',":{..-t..,'/ <br />... . <br />...... ',,/ <br />... ~, <br />, ,. :ll...... _~ _._ ,.." <br />ATtEsq,'t~ 1):>" <br />pd~~.j, Cme <br />Julie Matthes, CMC <br />Deputy Clerk of the Board <br /> <br />day of <br /> <br />June <br /> <br />,2006. <br /> <br />