Type Advisory Opinion 
Date 5/20/2004 
Number 04-01 
Topic Use of public resources - private web site - normal and regular conduct 
Respondent  
Issue/Question
May a legislator place on his or her private, non-campaign web site, copies of legislative materials prepared for the legislator by legislative staff?
Summary
Public records are available to all, including legislators.  The contemplated use of these records prior to June 30 in the legislator's election year would not violate the Act.  Posting these discretionary materials on the legislator's campaign web site, at any time, would constitute a use of public resources in support of a political campaign.  RCW's 42.17.020, 42.17.270, 42.52.180 and 42.52.185.
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