Getting public data from the Colorado Normal Meeting is about to get a little bit dearer.
The Govt Committee of the Legislative Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday morning to lift the utmost quantity per hour — from $30 to $33.58 — that the legislature can cost for retrieving data topic to Colorado’s Open Information Act, or CORA.
The rationale for the rise is a 2014 legislation that set a statewide restrict on what all Colorado governments might cost for public data and gave them permission to regulate their most hourly charges for inflation each 5 years. The legislation allowed native and state officers to lift their charges beginning July 1, and that’s what the committee did for its data Tuesday morning.
The brand new charges must be printed earlier than they will take impact.
Senate Minority Chief Chris Holbert, R-Parker, was the one no vote after Legislative Council Director Natalie Mullis instructed the committee that the legislation doesn’t advocate a rise however merely permits for it.
“I don’t assist authorities rising the price of transparency to the folks they serve,” Holbert stated.