In any instance in which an agency is required or has decided to withhold all or part of a requested record, the agency is obligated to notify the requester of the specific legal authority relied upon “by Code section, subsection, and paragraph.” O.C.G.A. § 50-18-71(d). The agency is required to provide this notification “within a reasonable amount of time not to exceed three business days” or, in the event of a delay permitted by statute, “then no later than three business days after the records have been retrieved.” Id.
“If the request for access is denied, the custodian shall provide, upon request, a written statement of the grounds for denial. Such statement shall cite the specific provision of law under which access is denied and shall be furnished to the requester not later than the end of the third business day following the date that the request for the statement is received.”
If a criminal investigation record is discretionarily closed by a public agency pursuant to K.S.A. 45-221(a)(10), “the record custodian, upon request, shall provide a written citation to the specific provisions of paragraphs (A) through (F) that necessitate closure of that public record.” K.S.A. 45-221(a)(10).
“If an authority denies a written request in whole or in part, the requestor shall receive from the authority a written statement of the reasons for denying the written request.” Wis. Stat. § 19.35(4)(b).