Colorado Lawmakers Consider Requiring Agencies to Send Requestors Public Records

A measure (HB 13-1041) working its way through the Colorado legislature will, if passed, amend the Colorado Open Records Act to require that agencies mail, ship or electronically remit requested records to members of the public without first requiring an in-person review of the requested records.  Like the "citizen only" provisions currently being considered by the US Supreme Court (more in our blog entry here), in-person review requirements are sporadically enforced and easily worked around. All the same, few will miss the in-person review requirement when it is gone, especially given that its very existence is something of a secret to begin with.

For more on the status of the pending legislation, see this AP article.