- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

WESTON, W.Va. (AP) - People seeking public documents in Weston soon will have to pay a fee.

A new ordinance allows the city to charge a fee for locating public documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act. The fee will be equivalent to the rate of pay of the employee who conducts the search and produces the documents.

There also is a $1 charge per page for reproducing public documents.

The Exponent Telegram (https://bit.ly/1wzk0ub ) reports that City Council approved the ordinance this week.

The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled in April that government agencies in the state can charge a search fee for locating public documents requested under the law.


Information from: The Exponent Telegram, https://www.theet.com

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