On Wednesday, January 9, 2013, Rep. Brittany Pettersen and Sen. John Kefalas introduced HB 13-1041 - Concerning Procedures Governing the Transmission of Public Records that are Copied in Response to a Request for Inspection of Such Records Under the “Colorado Open Records Act.” This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
Upon request by a person seeking a copy of any public record for which a right to inspection exists under the “Colorado Open Records Act” (CORA), the records custodian must transmit a copy of the record by U.S. mail or by any other practicable means of delivery. No fees related to transmission may be charged to the record requester for transmitting public records via electronic mail.
The custodian shall notify the record requester that a copy of the record is available but will only be sent to the requester once the custodian receives payment for postage if the copy is transmitted by United States mail, or payment for the cost of delivery if the copy is transmitted other than by United States mail, and payment for any other supplies used in the mailing, delivery, or transmission of the record and for all other costs associated with producing the record. Upon receiving such payment, the custodian shall send the record to the requester as soon as practicable but no more than three business days after receipt of such payment.
On Feb. 1, the House amended and approved the bill on 2nd Reading.
Since this summary, the bill passed 3rd Reading in the House.