§ 34.12  FORMAT OF COPIES
   (A)   Upon inspection, the applicant shall have the right to make abstracts of the public records and memoranda thereof, and to obtain copies of all public records not exempted by the terms of § 34.16. When copies are requested, the custodian may require a written request and advance payment of the prescribed fee, including postage where appropriate.  If the applicant desires copies of public records other than written records, the custodian of the records shall duplicate the records or permit the applicant to duplicate the records; however, the custodian shall ensure that such duplication will not damage or alter the original records.
   (B)   (1)   Nonexempt public records used for noncommercial purposes shall be available for copying in either standard electronic or standard hard copy format, as designated by the party requesting the records, where the agency currently maintains the records in electronic format.  Nonexempt public records used for noncommercial purposes shall be copied in standard hard copy format where agencies currently maintain records in hard copy format.  Agencies are not required to convert hard copy format records to electronic formats.
      (2)   The minimum standard format in paper from shall be defined as not less than 8 ½ inches x 11 inches in at least one color on white paper, or for electronic format, in a flat file electronic American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) format.  If the public agency maintains electronic public records in a format other than ASCII, and this format conforms to the requestor’s requirements, the public record may be provided in this alternate electronic format for standard fees as specified by the public agency.  Any request for a public record in a form other than the forms described in this section shall be considered a nonstandardized request.
(KRS 61.874(1) – (3))