NOTIFICATIONS & UPDATES
Recent UpdatesJune 4, 2019
The JLARC Public Records reporting system is now open for 2018 reporting.
The 2019 Legislature passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 1667 that altered the metrics to be collected for reporting on calendar year 2018 data. The bill was passed on the last day of the session and signed into law on May 13. It removed three metrics and simplified several others. It added one new data point for 2018. It appears the intent of the Legislature was to reduce some of the reporting burden from the original legislation.
There is some inconsistency in the agency reporting date compared to the effective date of the legislation. As a result, JLARC staff are extending the reporting deadline to August 1, 2019.
2018 reporting will close on August 1, 2019.
For further information on the changes and reporting instructions are available on the JLARC website and below.
May 28, 2019
The guidance and revision documents have been updated to reflect 2019 legislative changes to the data collection metrics.
January 22, 2019
The 2017 Public Records Reporting briefing report was republished on 1/22/2019 to correct for a software calculation error related to data for metric 3:
- The percent of requests closed within five days, statewide, is corrected to 56% (from 61%).
- The percent of requests with estimates beyond five days, statewide, is corrected to 35% (from 41%).
The re-published briefing report can be found at the link below.
2017 Public Records Briefing Report
January 7, 2019
JLARC staff have published a Public Records Briefing Report. This report includes context about the data collection process and provides highlights of statewide data, including interactive dashboards of the data reported by agencies. The report features all data submitted by agencies for the 2017 reporting period. Please note that the statutory deadline for reporting has passed and no further changes may be made to the data. Data collection for the 2018 reporting period will begin in spring 2019.