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Supervisor advice outside of formal supervision should be documented in case notes and confirmed by the supervisor as soon as possible. Under the new legislation, Parliament has included a substantially similar expression “accounts, receipts or contracts” in its definition of “financial records” below 65 Pa. Stat. ann. § 67.102. See, for example, Dep`t of Conservation and Natural Res. v. Office of Open Records, 1 A.3d 929, 940-41 (Pa. Commw.

Ct. 2010) (citing North Hills, 722 A.2d at 1038-39; Sapp Roofing, 713 A.2d to 628). For example, previous case law on the interpretation of the term “accounts, revenues or contracts” in the old Act has been cited as a binding precedent under the new Act. Just as a roofer`s payroll records at Sapp were public records, private contractors` payroll records are “financial records” accessible under the new law. Id., pp. 940 and 41. Thus, if the purpose of the record is to perpetuate, communicate or formalize knowledge, it is a public document, even if it is not in its final form or the final product of the public official or authority. See, for example, Miami Herald Media Co. v. Sarnoff, 971 So. 2d 915, 917-18 (Fla.3d DCA 2007) (on the basis that the memorandum prepared by the City Commissioner was available to the public because the Commissioner was an agency within the meaning of Chapter 119, the memorandum dealt with a meeting attended by the Commissioner in his official capacity, the meeting concerned the official business of the City, it perpetuated his definitive knowledge of the meeting and contained factual information about the meeting as opposed to mental impressions); Land Co., 450 So. 2d 341 (Fla.

5th DCA 1984) (draft notes prepared by public authority lawyers for their personal use are not public documents; Documents intended for the preparation of experiments in the form of memorandums between and within offices that transmit information from one official to another or that are prepared for submission, even if they are not part of the Agency`s official public conduct, are public documents that may be disclosed); cf. Fla. Stat. § 119.071(1)(d) (2020) (except for legal labour product); Times Publ`g Co. v. City of Clearwater, 830 So. 2d 844 (Fla. 2d DCA 2002) (personal e-mails sent or received by municipal employees using government-owned computers do not fall within the definition of public records); Staat v. Kokal, 562 So. 2d 324 (Fla. 1990) (not all trial preparation documents for Agency counsel are public documents; Prosecutors are not required to disclose certain pre-trial documents, which are described as preliminary guides to assist lawyers); Hillsborough Cnty. Aviation Auth.

v Azzarelli Constr. Co., 436 So. 2d 153 (Fla. 2d DCA 1983) (rejection of the allegation that, where a public body is involved in litigation, the pleadings and evidence submitted to the court constitute the Agency`s official statement on the matter and that everything else is only provisional or preparatory and therefore not a public record under Chapter 119); Cnty Bay. Sch. Bd. v. Pub.

Emps. Relations Comm`n, 382 So. 2d 747 (Fla. 1st DCA 1980) (school board budget sheets are documents created as part of the organization`s official business that tend to perpetuate, communicate or formalize knowledge of any kind and are therefore public documents); Justice Coal. v. First Dist. Ct. of App. Nominating Comm`n, 823 So. 2d 185 (Fla. 1st DCA 2002) (notes taken by members of the Nominating Commission during the examination of judicial candidates were not public documents); Staat ex rel.

Copeland v. Cartwright, 38 Fla. Supp. 6 (Fla. 17th Jud. Cir. 1971), aff`d, 282 So. 2d 45 (Fla.

4. ACS 1973) (the site plan review prepared for a public works project, even if it is a preliminary discussion paper, must be available to the public). Cf. Staat v. Buenoano, 707 So. 2d 714 (Fla. 1998) (to prevent the cooling of information sharing between the federal and state governments, federal documents designated by the federal government as not public documents and wrongly sent by the prosecutor to the trial court are not public documents). All documents received by a public body may be inspected, regardless of expectations as to the source of the material, unless exempted by law or constitutional provisions. See Gadd v.

News-Press Publ`g Co., 412 So. 2d 894 (Fla. 2d DCA 1982) (County Hospital Use Review Committee records are not exempt from Chapter 119, although information may come from sources who expect or have promised confidentiality); Mühlen v. Doyle, 407 So. 2d 348 (Fla. 4. DCA 1981) (disclosure of teacher complaint files in a public school could not be avoided, although a provision in a collective agreement with the teachers` association stipulates that this matter must be treated confidentially); Browning v. Walton, 351 So. 2d 380 (Fla. 4th DCA 1977) (the city could not refuse to disclose employee names on the basis of a “self-imposed” exception). (b) Lack of data set. A written statement that a diligent search of designated documents did not reveal a registration or record of a particular content is admissible as evidence that the records do not contain such a record or entry.

In the case of national registries, the declaration shall be certified in accordance with Rule 44(a)(1). For foreign documents, the declaration must correspond to point (a)(2)(C)(ii). Users of the service must be informed that records are written about them and for what reasons they are kept. All “public records” may be disclosed in accordance with the law. 29 Del. C. § 10002(o). “Public records” are defined as “information of any kind owned, produced, used, preserved, received, produced, compiled, designed or otherwise compiled or collected by a public entity, that relates in any way to public business or in any manner of public interest or public purpose, regardless of its physical form or characteristics, by which this information is stored, recorded or reproduced. Id. “Public transaction” means any matter over which the public sector body has supervisory, control, judicial or advisory powers.

Id. § 10002 m). The Florida Supreme Court, in Shevin v. Byron, Harless, Schaffer, Reid & Associates Inc., interpreted the above definition of public records to include “any material created in the course of the official activities of an agency to perpetuate, communicate, or formalize knowledge of any kind.” 379 So. 2d 633, 640 (1980); see also Booksmart Enters. Inc. v. Barnes & Noble Coll. Bookstores, Inc., 718 So. 2d 227 (Fla.3d DCA 1998) (book forms provided by the on-campus bookstore and completed by university faculty for academic commercial purposes are public documents); Hill v. Prudential Ins.

Co. of Am., 701 So. 2d 1218 (Fla. 1st DCA 1997) (records relating to government investigations into violations of the Insurance Act are public records). “Public records” should be contrasted with documents prepared in the form of drafts or notes that are “mere precursors to government `documents` and are not in themselves intended to constitute definitive evidence of the knowledge to be recorded.” Shevin, 379 So. 2d to 640. As examples of documents that would not be public documents, the Shevin court pointed to drafts, notes to be used in the preparation of other documents, and tapes or notes taken by a secretary as dictation. Thus, having regard to the specific facts presented in this case, the Court concluded that handwritten notes on a consultant`s impressions taken during or shortly after the interviews were not public documents. The “public documents” that must be disclosed can be found in Mich. Comp. Laws Ann.

Paragraph 15.232(i) defines “public record” as a writing created, possessed, used, possessed or retained by a public body in the performance of an official function since its creation. Public documents do not include software. The FOIA divides public records into two categories: (a) those that are exempt from disclosure after Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 15.243, and (b) “all public records that are not exempt from disclosure under [Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 15.243] and are subject to disclosure.” Id. recordings made by a third party and received by a government agency are “public records” and may be subject to disclosure. See Amberg v.

City of Detroit, 497 Mich 28 (2014). But see Hopkins v.