ALEC - AGs Request (Office of the Attorney General - New Hampshire)

Alex Richardson filed this request with the Office of the Attorney General - New Hampshire of New Hampshire.
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From: Alex Richardson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Hampshire "Access to Government Records and Meetings" Statute (RSA Ch. 91-A), I hereby request the following records:

- All communications between members of this office and employees or representatives of the American Legislative Exchange Council.
- All communications containing the keywords "ALEC" or "American Legislative Exchange Council".
- Any files or documents attached to the above communications.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alex Richardson

From: Rice, Ann

Good morning,
We have received your requests for the following:
(a) All communications between members of the NH Department of Justice
and employees/representatives of the American Legislative Exchange
Council;
(b) All communications containing the keywords "ALEC" or "American
Legislative Exchange Council"; and
(c) Any files or documents attached to the above communications.

We will be able to provide you electronic copies of any responsive
documents by Friday, May 29th.

Ann M. Rice
Deputy Attorney General
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-4900
fax: (603) 223-6213
ann.rice@doj.nh.gov

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From: Rice, Ann

Good morning,
Attached please find 40 documents that are responsive to your
Right-to-Know requests. These documents were electronically stored in
our system so there is no charge for providing them. There are 348
additional pages of responsive documents that were not stored
electronically. The cost to provide those to you will be $69.60
($.20/page). Please let me know if you will want these documents as
well. Thank you.

From: Alex Richardson

Good afternoon Ms. Rice,

Thank you for the quick turnaround! I enjoyed the documents that you already sent over.

I am interested in the other responsive documents, but only if they are worth reading. Would it be possible for you to give me a rough overview of the kinds of documents contained in the remaining pages? I'm obviously not going to make you read 348 pages of documents, just broad strokes - types of document, who they're from, etc. It may be easier to do this by phone - if so, please call (301) 793-0996 during EST business hours.

Best,
Alex Richardson

From: Rice, Ann

Good afternoon Mr. Richardson,

I must decline your request. The Right to Know law does not require that we provide such an overview and we simply don’t have the time to engage in that activity. I will await word from you as to whether you want the additional documents or not.

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