This quiz covers permissible fees and costs under IPRA.
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Fees and costs–Quiz
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Question 1 of 6
The City’s public records policy allows a charge of $5 per DVD. Ms. Jones makes a public record request for an electronic copy of the City’s contract with Wonderful Web. The City copies the contract onto a DVD and gives Ms. Jones a bill for $5.00. Ms. Jones learns, however, that the City buys DVDs in bulk and pays less than $1 per DVD. Can the City charge Ms. Jones $5 for one DVD?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 6
Ms. Jones has asked the City to make paper copies of 50 public contracts. Can the City require Ms. Jones to pay the cost of copying the records in advance of her review?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 6
The City provides Ms. Jones a written estimate of all costs associated with Xeroxing copies of five of the City contracts, which totals 129 pages. The City gives Ms. Jones a bill for $129. Ms. Jones has learned through another IPRA request for the City budget that the City’s internal costs for making copies is 15 cents per page. Is the City’s charge of $129 reasonable?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 6
Alarmed at the high cost for obtaining copies of the contracts, Ms. Jones requests to inspect the records. The City makes photocopies of six pages that contain exempt information, redacts the information on the copies, and then re-copies to ensure Ms. Jones can’t see the redacted information. The City then asks Ms. Jones to pay $66 for the cost of copying the redacted documents even though Ms. Jones wants only to inspect. Can the City charge Ms. Jones for the cost of the copies when she only wants to inspect and review them?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 6
Mr. and Mrs. Jones start a business to provide information to people interested in moving to the City. They make public record requests to the property appraiser, the school board, tax collector, sheriff, city, and county, with the plan of digitizing the data and selling it for a profit to prospective residents. Do Mr. and Mrs. Jones have a right of access to the requested records?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 6
The City Attorney sent a letter outlining the City’s severance package to each of the five employees and copied the City Manager. Ms. Jones emails the City Manager asking for copies of the letters sent to the employees. The City Manager is not the official records custodian. Is the City Manager required to comply with Ms. Jones’s request?CorrectIncorrect