HOUSE BILL 406
50th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2011
RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS; PROVIDING FOR THE INSPECTION OF ELECTRONIC RECORDS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 14-3-15.1 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1986, Chapter 81, Section 9, as amended) is repealed and a new Section 14-3-15.1 NMSA 1978 is enacted to read:
"14-3-15.1. [NEW MATERIAL] ELECTRONIC RECORDS OF STATE AGENCIES--INSPECTION--FEES.--
A. Unless otherwise prohibited by federal or state law, information contained in information systems databases created or maintained by or on behalf of a public body as defined in the Inspection of Public Records Act shall be subject to disclosure to any person requesting the information in the format requested. The information shall be provided in the most effective and efficient manner available to the custodian, as defined in the Inspection of Public Records Act.
B. The custodian may charge a reasonable fee for production of the information requested. The fee shall not exceed the cost of the materials and reasonable charges for the personnel required to retrieve and provide the information.
C. If the information is requested to be provided via remote electronic access, the custodian shall enter into a contractual agreement with the requester governing the electronic access and establishing a fee for the access. The fee may include the costs of providing such access."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2011.
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