REPORT TITLE:
Public Records; Copy Cost


DESCRIPTION:
Lowers cost of copying public records from 50 to 25 cents per
page.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.726        
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Section 91-21, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended to read as follows:
 
 3      "92-21  Copies of records; other costs and fees.  Except as
 
 4 otherwise provided by law, a copy of any government record,
 
 5 including any map, plan, diagram, photograph, photostat, or
 
 6 geographic information system digital data file, which is open to
 
 7 the inspection of the public shall be furnished to any person
 
 8 applying for the same by the public officer having charge or
 
 9 control thereof upon the payment of the reasonable cost of
 
10 reproducing such copy.  The cost of reproducing any government
 
11 record, except geographic information system digital data, shall
 
12 not be less than [50] 25 cents per page, sheet, or fraction
 
13 thereof.  The cost of reproducing geographic information system
 
14 digital data shall be in accordance with rules adopted by the
 
15 agency having charge or control of that data.  Such reproduction
 
16 cost shall include, but shall not be limited to, labor cost for
 
17 search and actual time for reproducing, material cost, including
 
18 electricity cost, equipment cost, including rental cost, cost for
 
19 certification, and other related costs.  All fees shall be paid
 

 
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 1 in by the public officer receiving or collecting the same to the
 
 2 state director of finance, the county director of finance, or to
 
 3 the agency or department by which the officer is employed, as
 
 4 government realizations; provided that fees collected by the
 
 5 public utilities commission pursuant to this section shall be
 
 6 deposited in the public utilities commission special fund
 
 7 established under section 269-33."
 
 8      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
 9 New statutory material is underscored.
 
10      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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12                              INTRODUCED BY:______________________