1. Every person shall have the right to examine and copy public records and to publish or otherwise disseminate public records or the information contained therein. The right to copy public records shall include the right to make photographs or photographic copies while the records are in the possession of the custodian of the records. All rights under this section are in addition to the right to obtain certified copies of records under section 622.46.
2. A government body shall not prevent the examination or copying of a public record by contracting with a nongovernment body to perform any of its duties or functions.
3. However, notwithstanding subsections 1 and 2, a government body which maintains a geographic computer data base is not required to permit access to or use of the data base by any person except upon terms and conditions acceptable to the governing body. The governing body shall establish reasonable rates and procedures for the retrieval of specified records, which are not confidential records, stored in the data base upon the request of any person.
[C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 68A.2]
84 Acts, ch 1185, § 2 ~IC85, § 22.2 ~I89 Acts, ch 189, § 1
Referred to in § 18.75, 22.14, 904.602
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