Proposed rules for public records fees in Wyoming concern open government advocates

A state government proposal would require Wyoming agencies to charge a standard set of fees for obtaining public records.

The goal: simplifying that process across departments. But some have questioned parts of the proposed rules, including a section that appears to create a potential cost to inspect electronic records.

The rules, whose development was overseen by the state Department of Administration and Information, outline what agencies would be able to charge the public to inspect and copy electronic and non-electronic public records. Continue…