TOPEKA – (May 19, 2020) – The attorney general’s office is inviting public comments on proposed new guidance for enforcing the Kansas Open Records Act requirement that the cost of staff time charged for responding to open records requests be reasonable, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.The KORA allows public agencies to charge reasonable fees for staff time to respond to open records requests, but it does not define what constitutes “reasonable” fees. To help provide certainty to both public agencies and people who request records, the attorney general’s office is proposing to publish formal guidance on how it will approach disputes about whether staff-time fees are reasonable. “We think this approach can help everybody know what to...
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AG Derek Schmidt accepting comments on new KORA enforcement guidelines