HB 3011 - DIGEST

Expands the scope and resources for public records access.

Defines "state agency" as follows, for purposes of public records created after the effective date of this act: Every state office, department, division, bureau, board, commission, or other body within the judicial, legislative, or executive branches of the state.

Prohibits an exemption, established under the public records act, from applying to public records prepared, owned, used, or retained by a state agency that were created after the effective date of this act.

Requires the chief clerk of the house of representatives and the secretary of the senate to ensure sufficient resources and staff are provided to fully comply with the requirements of the legislative branch under chapter 42.56 RCW, the public records act, in maintaining public records and responding to public records requests.