This quiz covers definitions under the Inspection of Public Records Act.
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What is a public record–Quiz
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Question 1 of 7
An advisory committee appointed by the city council has completed a draft report, including recommendations for the dismissal of five employees. The committee shares the draft report with the City Manager, asking for review and comment. A reporter with the local newspaper, Dan, makes a public records request for the report. Is the draft report subject to disclosure under the Inspection of Public Records Act?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 7
A member of the advisory committee is working from home while caring for a sick child, and uses her personal email account and personal computer to communicate with the other members of the committee about the draft report. Reporter Dan makes a request for all email correspondence sent or received by the advisory committee. Are the emails sent on the committee member’s personal computer subject to disclosure under the Inspection of Public Records Act?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 7
The City Manager has been texting the City Attorney about Reporter Dan’s request for a copy of the advisory committee’s draft report and makes some derogatory remarks about Dan’s reporting skills in those text messages. Are the text messages sent by the City Manager to the City Attorney public records subject to disclosure under the Inspection Public Records Act?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 7
The City Manager creates a personal FaceBook page to share information with friends and family. A city council member posts a comment about the impending layoffs of city staff on the City Manager’s FaceBook page and the City Manager replies. Are those posts subject to disclosure under the Inspection of Public Records Act?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 7
The City Council has appointed a private, for-profit corporation, Wonderful Web, to build and maintain the city’s website. Sally Citizen files an IPRA request for all the documents and drafts that Wonderful Web used to build the website. As a private company, can Wonderful Web ignore Sally Citizen’s IPRA request?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 7
Betty Busybody has filed a request with the city records custodian for all emails of all the county commissioners during the first 9 months of the year. Assembling all of the emails will be a large task for the records custodian. Can she ask Betty to narrow her request or why she wants the emails?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 7
Mr. Jones is friends with Mr. Peters, a member of the City Council. Upon learning of Mr. Jones’ problems getting access to public records, Mr. Peters makes a public record request of the records custodian for the same records requested by Mr. Jones. Can the records custodian deny councilman Peters’ public records request?CorrectIncorrect