§92-21  Copies of records; other costs and fees.  Except as otherwise provided by law, a copy of any government record, including any map, plan, diagram, photograph, photostat, or geographic information system digital data file, which is open to the inspection of the public, shall be furnished to any person applying for the same by the public officer having charge or control thereof upon the payment of the reasonable cost of reproducing such copy.  Except as provided in section 91-2.5, the cost of reproducing any government record, except geographic information system digital data, shall not be less than 5 cents per page, sheet, or fraction thereof.  The cost of reproducing geographic information system digital data shall be in accordance with rules adopted by the agency having charge or control of that data.  Such reproduction cost shall include but shall not be limited to labor cost for search and actual time for reproducing, material cost, including electricity cost, equipment cost, including rental cost, cost for certification, and other related costs.  All fees shall be paid in by the public officer receiving or collecting the same to the state director of finance, the county director of finance, or to the agency or department by which the officer is employed, as government realizations; provided that fees collected by the public utilities commission pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the public utilities commission special fund established under section 269-33. [L 1921, c 96, §1; RL 1925, §166; am L 1929, c 166, pt of §1; am L 1931, c 178, §1; RL 1935, §147; RL 1945, pt of §458; am L 1945, c 248, §1; am L 1949, c 345, §1; am L Sp 1949, c 23, §1; RL 1955, §7-1; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, §14; am L 1963, c 114, §1; HRS §92-21; am L 1974, c 145, §2; am L 1976, c 212, §3; am L 1991, c 145, §3; am L 1993, c 103, §1; am L 1994, c 226, §2; am L 1998, c 311, §4; am L 1999, c 160, §1 and c 301, §3(1)]


Cross References


  Court documents, see §607-5.


Case Notes


  Records not otherwise open to the public are not opened by this section.  42 H. 14.