WSR 98-05-076

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINION

Cite as: AGO 1998 No. 2

[January 27, 1998]

public disclosure law - Authority of public agencies to allow inspection and copying of lists of individuals.

RCW 42.17.260 prohibits public agencies from disclosing or allowing the inspection of lists of individuals if the requester intends to make commercial use of the information; the prohibition is not limited to cases where the requester intends to commercially solicit the individuals on the list.

The Honorable Phil Dyer

State Representative, 5th District

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Olympia, WA 98504-0600

The Honorable Cathy Wolfe

State Representative, 22nd District

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The Honorable Mary Margaret Haugen

State Senator, 10th District

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Olympia, WA 98504-0482

The Honorable Dino Rossi

State Senator, 5th District

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Olympia, WA 98504-0482

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