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14.25.06.00.htm 14.25.06.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 25 MARYLAND STADIUM AUTHORITY Chapter 06 Public Information Act Requests Authority: Financial Institutions Article, §13-708; State Government Article, §10-613; Annotated Code of Maryland
14.25.06.01.htm 14.25.06.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter applies to the procedures to be followed for requests for the inspection and reproduction of public records under the Public Information Act, State Government Article, §10-611―10-628, Annotated Code of Maryland, which are maintained by the Maryland Stadium Authority. These procedures are intended to supplement the procedures required by law. If the provisions of this chapter conflict with State Government Article, §10-611―10-628, Annotated Code of Maryland,
14.25.06.02.htm 14.25.06.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Applicant" means an individual or governmental unit that requests the inspection and reproduction of a public record.2) "Custodian" means the official custodian who is an officer or employee of the Authority and who is responsible for keeping the public record.3) "Public record" means the original or a copy of any documentary material that is made by the Auth
14.25.06.03.htm 14.25.06.03. 03 Request for Public Record.. A. An applicant may request to inspect or copy public records of the Authority.. B. An applicant shall submit a request to inspect or copy a public record in writing, unless waived by the custodian in the custodian's discretion.
14.25.06.04.htm 14.25.06.04. 04 Contents of Request.. A written request shall:. A. Contain an applicant's name, address, and phone number;. B. Be signed by the applicant; and. C. Identify with reasonable specificity the public record requested..
14.25.06.05.htm 14.25.06.05. 05 Filing a Request.. A written request shall be addressed to the custodian of the record by using the custodian's name or title. If the custodian is unknown to the applicant, the request may be addressed to the Executive Director of the Authority, and shall include as much identifying information about the request as possible.
14.25.06.06.htm 14.25.06.06. 06 Response to Request.. A. If the custodian grants a written request for inspection, the custodian shall produce the public record for inspection immediately or within a reasonable period, not to exceed 30 days from the date the custodian receives the request, subject to the requester's payment of any fees required by Regulation .11 of this chapter.B. If the custodian denies the written request, the custodian shall do so within 30 days of receipt of the written request. T
14.25.06.07.htm 14.25.06.07. 07 Public Records Temporarily Unavailable.. If a requested public record is not immediately available for inspection or copying, the custodian shall notify the applicant and set a date and hour within a reasonable time when the record will be available for inspection or copying.
14.25.06.08.htm 14.25.06.08. 08 Public Records Destroyed or Lost.. If a requested public record has been destroyed or lost, the custodian shall notify the applicant in writing and inform the applicant of the reasons why the record cannot be produced.
14.25.06.09.htm 14.25.06.09. 09 Review of Denial.. A. If a written request is denied by the custodian for a reason other than that the record is temporarily unavailable, the applicant may request an administrative hearing within 10 working days after receipt of the notice of the denial. The hearing request shall be made in writing to the custodian who denies the request.B. Hearing Procedures.. 1) If an applicant requests a hearing, the hearing shall be conducted by the Executive Director or a designee.
14.25.06.10.htm 14.25.06.10. 10 Disclosure Against Public Interest.. If the custodian determines that disclosure of any public record that is required to be disclosed under State Government Article, §10-611―10-628, Annotated Code of Maryland, would cause substantial injury to the public interest, the custodian may temporarily deny the request, and within 10 working days of the denial, petition the appropriate circuit court for an order permitting continued denial or restriction of access.
14.25.06.11.htm 14.25.06.11. 11 Fees.. A. Fee Schedule for Certifying and Copying a Record.. 1) Photocopies. The charge for each copy of a document is 25 cents per page if the reproduction is made on a photocopying machine within the Authority's offices. If the public records are not susceptible to photocopying, for example, punch cards, magnetic tapes, drawings, maps, blueprints, microfilm, slides, or photographs, the fee for the copies is based on the actual cost of reproduction, as det
14.25.06.12.htm 14.25.06.12. 12 Waiver or Reduction of Fees.. A. The custodian may waive or reduce any fee charged under this chapter if the custodian determines that the:1) Item requested is promotional in nature or is routinely distributed to the public;. 2) Reproduction costs will be nominal; or. 3) Applicant has demonstrated to the Authority that it is unable to pay for the costs of reproduction.B. The decision of the custodian to waive or reduce a fee is within the sole discretion of the custo
14.25.06.9999.htm 14.25.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 12, 1993 (20:7 Md. R. 642).
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