1. Every person shall have the right to examine and copy a public record and to publish or otherwise disseminate a public record or the information contained in a public record. Unless otherwise provided for by law, the right to examine a public record shall include the right to examine a public record without charge while the public record is in the physical possession of the custodian of the public record. The right to copy a public record shall include the right to make photographs or photographic copies while the public record is in the possession of the custodian of the public record. All rights under this section are in addition to the right to obtain a certified copy of a public record 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 is not required to permit access to or use of the following:
a. A geographic computer 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.
b. Data processing software developed by the government body, as provided in section 22.3A.
[C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 68A.2]
84 Acts, ch 1185, § 2
C85, § 22.2
89 Acts, ch 189, § 1; 96 Acts, ch 1099, § 14; 98 Acts, ch 1224, § 17
Referred to in § 14B.202, 18.75, 22.14, 68B.32A, 388.9, 455B.200A, 904.602
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