The foia laws, also with most state sunshine laws are rarely specific enough to price the different pricing/cost per page of documents. However, the law, either state of federal, provide protections against unreasonably high costs to obtain public records. Open records laws, either documents or meetings of officials, guarantee the access to public records. Sometimes, it is called free access. This creates some confusion by giving the impression that it is free of cost, when that's not the case, unless the cost is unreasonable making it prohibitive.
Jan 11, 2016