- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Proposed fees for obtaining public records have some questioning whether the charges would contradict the public records act.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/23K9kv8) possible fees range from $40 per hour to supervise copying to $2 per faxed page.

Wyoming Press Association director Jim Angell says the electronic records fees could go against the Wyoming Public Records Act.

The act says it does not authorize charges as a condition for making records available to the public.

Wyoming’s administration department oversaw the development of the proposal, which says members of the public would only be charged fees that exceed $180.

Angell says the $40 fee would easily exceed the $180 limit after less than five hours.

The department’s public comment period ends May 9 ahead of a May 12 public hearing.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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