House Bill Would Limit Cost of Public Records

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi House has passed a bill intended to limit how much people pay for public records.

The bill says government entities would be required to use the lowest-paid qualified employee to search for records requested by citizens.

Some agencies have been using attorneys or other high-paid employees, driving up the cost of obtaining documents.

The bill also says 50 cents per page would be considered a reasonable cost for copying records.

Costs can vary widely for people to get copies of public records from city, county or state government in Mississippi.

The bill passed the House 81-39 Monday. It was held for the possibility for more debate.


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