Anyone seeking to view a public record in Arizona and anyone suing Arizona government officials over such access would have a harder time doing it, according to two bills before state lawmakers, The Arizona Republic reported Feb. 3.

According to Republic reporter Alia Beard Rau’s story, House Bill 2383 would deny access to photos in the hands of government azrep-title-logo_webagencies depicting crime victims or minors unless a judge allows release of those photos. And the measure would cut back on judges’ authority to order the government to pay lawyers’ fees of those winning public-records-access lawsuits, according to the story.

And Senate Bill 1282 would give government officials the power to turn down records requesters whose requests are “unduly burdensome or harassing” — although the bill does not provide definitions of what constitutes those circumstances, the Republic reported.