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The DC Code: § 2-533 Letters of denial.

Index2 Government Administration. (Refs & Annos)
Denial by a public body of a request for any public record shall contain at least the following:
The specific reasons for the denial, including citations to the particular exemption(s) under § 2-534 relied on as authority for the denial;
The name(s) of the public official(s) or employee(s) responsible for the decision to deny the request; and
Notification to the requester of any administrative or judicial right to appeal under § 2-537.
Each public body of the District of Columbia shall maintain a file of all letters of denial of requests for public records. This file shall be made available to any person on request for purposes of inspection and/or copying.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 1-1523. 1973 Ed., § 1-1523. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 13-283, in subsec. (a), substituted "a public body" for "the Mayor or an agency"; and, in subsec. (b), substituted "Each public body" for "The Mayor and each agency of the District of Columbia". Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 1-96, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 2-531. For D.C. Law 13-283, see notes following § 2-502. DC CODE § 2-533 Current through December 11, 2012


(Oct. 21, 1968, Pub. L. 90-614, title II, § 203, as added Mar. 25, 1977, D.C. Law 1-96, § 2, 23 DCR 9532b; Apr. 27, 2001, D.C. Law 13-283, § 3(c), 48 DCR 1917.)