2010 Arkansas Code
Title 25 - State Government
Chapter 19 - Freedom of Information Act
§ 25-19-103 - Definitions.

25-19-103. Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(1) (A) "Custodian", with respect to any public record, means the person having administrative control of that record.

(B) "Custodian" does not mean a person who holds public records solely for the purposes of storage, safekeeping, or data processing for others;

(2) "Format" means the organization, arrangement, and form of electronic information for use, viewing, or storage;

(3) "Medium" means the physical form or material on which records and information may be stored or represented and may include, but is not limited to, paper, microfilm, microform, computer disks and diskettes, optical disks, and magnetic tapes;

(4) "Public meetings" means the meetings of any bureau, commission, or agency of the state or any political subdivision of the state, including municipalities and counties, boards of education, and all other boards, bureaus, commissions, or organizations in the State of Arkansas, except grand juries, supported wholly or in part by public funds or expending public funds;

(5) (A) "Public records" means writings, recorded sounds, films, tapes, electronic or computer-based information, or data compilations in any medium required by law to be kept or otherwise kept and that constitute a record of the performance or lack of performance of official functions that are or should be carried out by a public official or employee, a governmental agency, or any other agency wholly or partially supported by public funds or expending public funds. All records maintained in public offices or by public employees within the scope of their employment shall be presumed to be public records.

(B) "Public records" does not mean software acquired by purchase, lease, or license;

(6) (A) "Public water system" means all facilities composing a system for the collection, treatment, and delivery of drinking water to the general public, including, but not limited to, reservoirs, pipelines, reclamation facilities, processing facilities, and distribution facilities.

(B) This subdivision (6) expires on July 1, 2011; and

(7) "Vulnerability assessment" means an assessment of the vulnerability of a public water system to a terrorist attack or other intentional acts intended to substantially disrupt the ability of the public water system to provide a safe and reliable supply of drinking water as required by the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, Pub. L. No. 107-188.

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