Join NHMA's Executive Director Margaret Byrnes and Legal Services Counsel Stephen Buckley who will share strategies to assist municipalities in handling governmental record matters arising under the State’s Right-to-Know Law (RSA 91-A).
Handling governmental records requests requires an understanding of all aspects of request processing including: the requirements for availability, storage, electronic records, redaction, cost estimates, mandated access for certain records and appointments for review of records.
Guidance will be provided on determining what is a governmental record, and when and how access and copies of public records must be provided. This workshop will also address what records are exempt from disclosure, along with whether a record request that would require a search for multiple documents must be fulfilled or whether a request impermissibly seeks to create a record that does not exist. In addition, guidance will be provided on the retention of governmental records and how claims under the Right-to-Know Law are enforced.
This webinar is open to all members of the New Hampshire Municipal Association.