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Laws and rules governing the Ethics in Public Service Act.

Laws

Rules

On March 24, 2020, Governor Inslee issued Proclamation 20-28 regarding the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) and Public Records Act (PRA).  Regarding the PRA, the Proclamation clarifies and suspends several PRA requirements during the current health crisis:

Agencies must still respond to PRA requests during the COVID-19 disease outbreak.

However, the proclamation temporarily suspends PRA language requiring agencies to provide an ability for the public to conduct PRA business at an agency office, in-person, such as in-person inspection of records or in-person submission of PRA requests.

The proclamation also temporarily suspends the PRA requirement that agency offices must be open for public inspection and copying of public records for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

The proclamation also temporarily suspends the PRA requirement that agencies respond to PRA requests within five business days.

In following this proclamation, the Executive Ethics Board we will not be accepting any in-person requests or offering/scheduling any in-person inspections until May 4, 2020, unless extended beyond that date.

The Executive Ethics Board will continue to accept public records requests by way of the following methods to submit a request:

By email to ethics@atg.wa.gov (preferred method) or

By letter to Executive Ethics Board, PO Box 40149, Olympia, WA 98504-0149

The Executive Ethics Board will continue to efficiently respond to public records requests.  While there may be a delay in issuing 5-day acknowledgment letters, we will make every effort to respond to requestors within that timeframe. Thank you. Stay safe and be well.