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CHAPTER 1-27

PUBLIC RECORDS AND FILES

1-27-1    Public records open to inspection and copying.

1-27-1.1    Public records defined.

1-27-1.2    Fees for specialized service.

1-27-1.3    Liberal construction of public access to public records law--Certain criminal investigation and contract negotiation records exempt.

1-27-1.4    Denial letters to be kept on file.

1-27-1.5    Certain records not open to inspection and copying.

1-27-1.6    Certain financial, commercial, and proprietary information exempt from disclosure.

1-27-1.7    Certain drafts, notes, and memoranda exempt from disclosure.

1-27-1.8    Certain records relevant to court actions exempt from disclosure.

1-27-1.9    Documents or communications used for decisional process arising from person's official duties not subject to compulsory disclosure.

1-27-1.10    Redaction of certain information.

1-27-1.11    Subscription or license holder list of Department of Game, Fish and Parks and certain insurance applicant and policyholder information available for fee--Resale or redistribution prohibited--Misdemeanor.

1-27-1.12    Chapter inapplicable to Unified Judicial System.

1-27-1.13    Certain records not available to inmates.

1-27-1.14    Redaction of records in office of register of deeds not required.

1-27-1.15    Immunity for good faith denial or provision of record.

1-27-1.16    Material relating to open meeting agenda item to be available--Exceptions--Violation as misdemeanor.

1-27-1.17    Draft minutes of public meeting to be available--Exceptions--Violation as misdemeanor.

1-27-1.18    Recommendations, findings, and reports of appointed working groups to be reported in open meeting--Action by governing body.

1-27-1.19    Public access to records of former Governors and lieutenant governors.

1-27-1.20    Exempt records to be opened upon death or ten years after leaving office.

1-27-1.21    Right of former Governor and lieutenant governor to approve or deny release of exempt records.

1-27-1.22    Agreement for transfer of records to suitable repository.

1-27-1.23    Settlement agreements to be public records--Redaction of victim information--Temporary confidentiality for ongoing litigation.

1-27-2    1-27-2. Repealed by SL 1977, ch 16, § 3

1-27-3    Records declared confidential or secret.

1-27-4    Format of open record.

1-27-4.1    Format of written contracts--Storage with records retention officer or designee--Duration.

1-27-4.2    Availability of contract through internet website or database.

1-27-5    1-27-5. Repealed by SL 1970, ch 10, § 1

1-27-6    1-27-6 to 1-27-8. Repealed by SL 2009, ch 10, §§ 11 to 13.

1-27-9    Records management programs--Definition of terms.

1-27-10    Records as property of state--Damage or disposal only as authorized by law.

1-27-11    Board to supervise destruction of records--State records manager as ex officio member--Permission required for destruction.

1-27-11.1    Direction and supervision of board by Bureau of Administration--Independent functions retained.

1-27-12    State records management program to be established.

1-27-12.1    Records management internal service fund.

1-27-13    Records management procedures proposed by state agencies.

1-27-14    Obsolete records listed by state agencies.

1-27-14.1    Transfer of records by outgoing agency heads--Terminated agency records.

1-27-14.2    Transfer of jeopardized nonessential agency material to state archivist.

1-27-14.3    Title to transferred records pending formal transfer.

1-27-15    Destruction of nonrecord materials.

1-27-16    Rules, standards, and procedures.

1-27-17    Legislative and judicial records management programs.

1-27-18    Local records management programs.

1-27-19    Annual meeting to authorize destruction of political subdivision records--Record of disposition.

1-27-20    Common language used in public documents, records, and meetings--Official indigenous language.

1-27-21    Public document or record defined--Public meeting.

1-27-22    Application of English as common language requirement.

1-27-23    1-27-23. Repealed by SL 2016, ch 13, § 2.

1-27-24    Effect of common language requirement on state employment.

1-27-25    Common language requirements not applicable to private activities.

1-27-26    1-27-26. Repealed by SL 2016, ch 13, § 3.

1-27-27    Requesting information or data from a state agency.

1-27-28    Definition of terms.

1-27-29    Disclosure of information concerning private entity restricted.

1-27-30    Confidentiality of proprietary or trade information of private entity.

1-27-31    Circumstances allowing for disclosure of information concerning private entity.

1-27-32    Disclosure of confidential information as misdemeanor.

1-27-33    Specific public access or confidentiality provisions not superseded by chapter provisions.

1-27-34    Unified Judicial System and Public Utilities Commission exempt from certain records procedures.

1-27-35    Informal requests for disclosure of records--Costs of retrieval or reproduction.

1-27-36    Estimate of retrieval and reproduction cost--Waiver or reduction of fee.

1-27-37    Written request for disclosure of records.

1-27-38    Civil action or administrative review of denial of written request or estimate of fees.

1-27-39    Response to notice of review.

1-27-40    Findings and decision of Office of Hearing Examiners.

1-27-40.1    Time for compliance with decision or appeal.

1-27-40.2    Costs, disbursements, and civil penalty for unreasonable, bad faith denial of access.

1-27-41    Appeal.

1-27-42    Public record officer for the state, county, municipality, township, school district, special district, or other entity.

1-27-43    Form of notice of review--Office of Hearing Examiners' notice.

1-27-44    Restriction on internet use of social security numbers by state agencies and political subdivisions.

1-27-45    Searchable internet website for posting and access of public records and financial information.

1-27-46    Contracts to be displayed on searchable internet website.

1-27-47    Affordability of public access to electronic records database.

1-27-48    Documentation regarding information stored in electronic records system.


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