According to the Alaska Public Records Act, anyone is allowed to request records in Alaska. Those requesting records do not need to justify their reasoning behind the request. This is a template form for those interested in obtaining records under the Alaska Public Records Act.
Name of State Act:
Public Records Act
Juvenile, adoption, medical health, public health, library lending, names of sexual assault victims, certain law enforcement records
We have curated some of the most commonly asked questions for you.
Who can request records?
Alaska law makes no distinction as to who may request public records.
What records are and are not subject to the act?
The scope and coverage of the Public Records Act was intended by the legislature to be very broad, and the Supreme Court has interpreted it this way. The statute was amended in 1990 to expand the definition of public records, most significantly to reaffirm that it includes drafts, memorializations of conversations, and records "developed or received by a public agency or by a public contractor for a public agency." AS 40.25.220(6). The state has adopted regulations interpreting and implementing the public records law. See 2 Alaska Administrative Code [hereinafter "AAC "] .96.100 to -.900. These apply to state executive branch agencies.
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