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March 30, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

Utah Legislature passes records law repeal

Article originally appeared on on March 25, 2011 and was written by Josh Loftin.

Also check out the working group’s progress on proposed changes.

After weeks of public flogging, the Utah Legislature on Friday repealed changes to the state’s open records laws that exempts text messages from public scrutiny and increases the cost of records requests.

The repeal of House Bill 477 passed with a strong majority in the House and Senate during a special session of the Legislature, which was called less than two weeks after the end of the general session.

The House passed it 60-3 and the Senate passed it 19-5.

The repeal now goes to Gov. Gary Herbert, who intends to sign it. He said in a statement the bill will “restore public confidence” in the legislative process. [link to full article]


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  1. Council of State Archivists / Mar 30 2011 11:40 AM

    There is a new website for the working committee,

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