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West Virginia W. Va. Code §59-1-30. Fees, allowances and costs - fees and allowances - Books of account to be kept by officers.
Each of the officers named in the preceding section shall keep full and regular accounts, subject at all times to the examination of the county court, or tribunal in lieu
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thereof, the state tax commissioner or any individual, of all sums charged or collected by such officers on account of official fees, costs, percentages, penalties, commissions, allowances, compensation, income and all other perquisites of whatever kind, and such book of accounts shall be a part of the records of the respective offices herein named belonging to the county, and shall be transmitted by each county officer to his successor in office. The system of books and accounts to be kept by the officers herein named shall be prescribed by the state tax commissioner, ex officio inspector and supervisor of public offices
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New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. § 47:1A-8 Common law right of access
Nothing contained in [the state open record law], as amended and supplemented, shall be construed as limiting the common law right of access to a government record, including criminal investigatory
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records of a law enforcement agency.
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New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. § 47:1A-1 Legislative findings and declarations
Government records shall be readily accessible for inspection, copying, or examination by the citizens of this State, with certain exceptions, for the protection of the public interest, and any limitations
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on the right of access accorded by P.L.1963, c. 73 (C.47:1A-1 et seq.) as amended and supplemented, shall be construed in favor of the public's right of access;
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New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. § 47:1A-5 custodian of government records - obligations The custodian of a government record shall permit the record to be inspected, examined, and copied by any person during regular business hours; Obligation to respond to public records requests All
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New Jersey N.J. Stat. Ann. § 39:5-44 Record of fines payable to county; inspection
Every court having jurisdiction to hear complaints for violations of the provisions of this Title shall keep a record of the disposition of all complaints under this subtitle, for which
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a fine may be imposed which record shall be open to inspection by the treasurer or auditor of a county or his duly authorized representative, or by the director or his duly authorized representative, or by the financial officers of the respective municipalities which are entitled to fines imposed by the court.
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Virginia Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-483. Return of officer on fieri facias; statement filed therewith
Upon a writ of fieri facias, the officer shall return whether the money therein mentioned has been or cannot be made. If there is only part thereof which is or
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cannot be made, he shall return the amount of such part. With every execution under which money is recovered, he shall return a statement of the amount received, including his fees and other charges, and shall pay such amount, except such fees and charges, to the person entitled. In his return upon every execution, the officer shall also state in what manner a copy of the writ was served in accordance with § 8.01-487.1, whether or not he made a levy of the same, the date and time of such levy, the date when he received such payment or obtained such satisfaction upon such execution and, if there is more than one defendant, from which defendant he received the same.
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Louisiana La. Stat. Ann. § 44:31 Public Records Requests
Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter or as otherwise specifically provided by law, and in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, any person of the age of majority
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may inspect, copy, or reproduce any public record.
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Louisiana La. Stat. Ann. § 44:32 Reasonable fees
For all public records, except public records of state agencies, it shall be the duty of the custodian of such public records to provide copies to persons so requesting. The
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custodian may establish and collect reasonable fees for making copies of public records
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Louisiana La. Stat. Ann. § 44:31.1 Exception to general duty to respond to public record requests
For the purposes of this Chapter, person [to whom a custodian must provide records] does not include an individual in custody after sentence following a felony conviction who has exhausted
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his appellate remedies when the request for public records is not limited to grounds upon which the individual could file for post conviction relief under Code of Criminal Procedure Article 930.3. Notwithstanding the provisions contained in R.S. 44:32, the custodian may make an inquiry of any individual who applies for a public record to determine if such individual is in custody after sentence following a felony conviction who has exhausted his appellate remedies and the custodian may make any inquiry necessary to determine if the request of any such individual in custody for a felony conviction is limited to grounds upon which such individual may file for post conviction relief.
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South Carolina S.C. Code Ann. § 30-4-30 Right to inspect or copy public records; fees; notification as to public availability of records; presumption upon failure to give notice; records to be available when requestor appears in person
Each public body, upon written request for records made under this chapter, shall within fifteen days (excepting Saturdays, Sundays, and legal public holidays) of the receipt of any such request
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notify the person making such request of its determination and the reasons therefor. Such a determination shall constitute the final opinion of the public body as to the public availability of the requested public record and, if the request is granted, the record must be furnished or made available for inspection or copying. If written notification of the determination of the public body as to the availability of the requested public record is neither mailed nor personally delivered to the person requesting the document within the fifteen days allowed herein, the request must be considered approved.
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Connecticut Conn. Gen. Stat. § 4-32 State revenue accounting.
Each state department, institution, board, commission or other state agency and each official and employee thereof, including the clerks of the Superior Court, receiving any money or revenue for the
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state, shall, within twenty-four hours of its receipt, account for and, if the total of the sums received amounts to five hundred dollars or more, pay the same to the Treasurer or deposit the same in the name of the state in depositories designated by the Treasurer under such regulations as the Treasurer prescribes. Total daily receipts of less than five hundred dollars may be held until the total receipts to date amount to five hundred dollars, but not for a period of more than seven calendar days. The Treasurer is authorized to make exceptions to the limitations herein prescribed upon written application from the head of any state department, institution, board, commission or other state agency stating that compliance would be impracticable and giving the reasons therefor. The Treasurer shall make a written statement of any such exception and shall file copies thereof with the Comptroller and the Auditors of Public Accounts.
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Kansas Kan. Stat. Ann. § 45-218 nspection of records; request; response; refusal, when; fees
All public records shall be open for inspection by any person, except as otherwise provided by this act, and suitable facilities shall be made available by each public agency for this purpose. No
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person shall removal [remove] original copies of public records from the office of any public agency without the written permission of the custodian of the record.
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Montana Mont. Code Ann. § 2-6-1003 Access to public information--safety and security exceptions--Montana historical society exception
A public officer may withhold from public scrutiny information relating to individual or public safety or the security of public facilities, including public schools, jails, correctional facilities, private correctional facilities,
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and prisons, if release of the information jeopardizes the safety of facility personnel, the public, students in a public school, or inmates of a facility. A public officer may not withhold from public scrutiny any more information than is required to protect individual or public safety or the security of public facilities.
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Montana Mont. Code Ann. § 2-6-1006 Public information requests--fees
(1) A person may request public information from a public agency. A public agency shall make the means of requesting public information accessible to all persons. (2) Upon receiving a request
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for public information, a public agency shall respond in a timely manner to the requesting person by: (a) making the public information maintained by the public agency available for inspection and copying by the requesting person; or (b) providing the requesting person with an estimate of the time it will take to fulfill the request if the public information cannot be readily identified and gathered and any fees that may be charged pursuant to subsection (3). (3) A public agency may charge a fee for fulfilling a public information request. Except where a fee is otherwise provided for by law, the fee may not exceed the actual costs directly incident to fulfilling the request in the most cost-efficient and timely manner possible. The fee must be documented. The fee may include the time required to gather public information. The public agency may require the requesting person to pay the estimated fee prior to identifying and gathering the requested public information. (4) A public agency is not required to alter or customize public information to provide it in a form specified to meet the needs of the requesting person. (5) If a public agency agrees to a request to customize a records request response, the costs of the customization may be included in the fees charged by the agency. (6)(a) The secretary of state is authorized to charge fees under this section. The fees must be set and deposited in accordance with 2-15-405. The fees must be collected in advance. (b) The secretary of state may not charge a fee to a member of the legislature or public officer for any search relative to matters pertaining to the duties of the member's office or for a certified copy of any law or resolution passed by the legislature relative to the member's official duties.
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Montana Mont. Code Ann. § 2-6-1502 Protection of personal information--compliance--extensions
Each state agency that maintains the personal information of an individual shall develop procedures to protect the personal information while enabling the state agency to use the personal information as
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necessary for the performance of its duties under federal or state law. The procedures must include measures to: (a) eliminate the unnecessary use of personal information; (b) identify the person or state agency authorized to have access to personal information; (c) restrict access to personal information by unauthorized persons or state agencies; (d) identify circumstances in which redaction of personal information is appropriate; (e) dispose of documents that contain personal information in a manner consistent with other record retention requirements applicable to the state agency; (f) eliminate the unnecessary storage of personal information on portable devices; and (g) protect data containing personal information if that data is on a portable device.
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Arizona Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 39-121 Inspection of public records

Public records and other matters in the custody of any officer shall be open to inspection by any person at all times during office hours.

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Arkansas Ark. Code Ann. § 14-14-110(a) Public Records

Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, all records and other written materials in the possession of a local government shall be available for inspection and copying by any person

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during normal office hours.

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California Cal. Gov. Code § 6253(a)-(b) Inspection of Public Records: Time for inspection of public records; “Unusual circumstances”; Posting of public record on Web site

(a) Public records are open to inspection at all times during the office hours of the state or local agency and every person has a right to inspect any public

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record, except as hereafter provided. Any reasonably segregable portion of a record shall be available for inspection by any person requesting the record after deletion of the portions that are exempted by law.(b) Except with respect to public records exempt from disclosure by express provisions of law, each state or local agency, upon a request for a copy of records that reasonably describes an identifiable record or records, shall make the records promptly available to any person upon payment of fees covering direct costs of duplication, or a statutory fee if applicable. Upon request, an exact copy shall be provided unless impracticable to do so.

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Florida Fla. Stat. §316.1937(2) Ignition interlock devices, requiring; unlawful acts

(2) If the court imposes the use of an ignition interlock device, the court shall:

(a) Stipulate on the record the requirement for, and the period of, the use of a

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certified ignition interlock device.

(b) Order that the records of the department reflect such requirement.

(c) Order that an ignition interlock device be installed, as the court may determine necessary, on any vehicle owned or operated by the person.

(d) Determine the person's ability to pay for installation of the device if the person claims inability to pay. If the court determines that the person is unable to pay for installation of the device, the court may order that any portion of a fine paid by the person for a violation of s. 316.193 shall be allocated to defray the costs of installing the device.

(e) Require proof of installation of the device and periodic reporting to the department for verification of the operation of the device in the person's vehicle.

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Florida Fla. Stat. §316.1937(2) Ignition interlock devices, requiring; unlawful acts

(2) If the court imposes the use of an ignition interlock device, the court shall:

(a) Stipulate on the record the requirement for, and the period of, the use of a

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certified ignition interlock device.

(b) Order that the records of the department reflect such requirement.

(c) Order that an ignition interlock device be installed, as the court may determine necessary, on any vehicle owned or operated by the person.

(d) Determine the person's ability to pay for installation of the device if the person claims inability to pay. If the court determines that the person is unable to pay for installation of the device, the court may order that any portion of a fine paid by the person for a violation of s. 316.193 shall be allocated to defray the costs of installing the device.

(e) Require proof of installation of the device and periodic reporting to the department for verification of the operation of the device in the person's vehicle.

Obligation to collect or record Department of Motor Vehicles