Legislative Updates to GRAMA and PRMA

Rosemary Cundiff General Retention Schedules, GRAMA, Legislative Updates, Open Government, Records Access, Records Management, State Records Committee, Uncategorized

In the 2019 session, the Utah Legislature updated the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) and the Public Records Management Act (PRMA). Senator Wayne Harper, sponsored two bills (Senate bills 25 and 108) which contained the most significant changes. With Senate bill 25, the Legislature created a new records management committee. This new committee will approve records retention schedules …

State Records Committee year in review: Highlights from 2018

Gina Proctor State Records Committee

As 2018 comes to a close, we thought that those with an eye on transparency might want to know what the State Records Committee (SRC) has been up to this year. The committee has been very busy. In 2018, the committee received approximately 100 appeals. Of those appeals, about 50 Decisions and Orders have been issued. We are within days …

State Records Committee News

Rosemary Cundiff GRAMA, Open Government, Records Access, State Records Committee

Patricia Smith-Mansfield, who served as the Governor’s designee on the State Records Committee for 14 years while she was director of Utah State Archives and Records Service, is back on the Committee. Now she is a citizen representative. Tricia, welcome back! Tricia’s years of experience, and knowledge of records law are valuable assets for the Committee. The State Records Committee …

Archives welcomes New State Records Committee Executive Secretary

Rosemary Cundiff GRAMA, Open Government, State Records Committee

Gina Proctor has accepted the position of Executive Secretary for the State Records Committee. In this role, Gina will be receiving and processing appeals of records access denials as they are submitted for the Committee’s consideration. Gina will provide support for the Committee. She will write the minutes, schedule the hearings, notify all parties about meeting dates, and process details. …

2018 RIMM Webinar Series is Just Around the Corner!

Kendra Yates General Retention Schedules, GRAMA, History, Legislative Updates, News and Events, Records Management, State Records Committee

Sit back and enjoy your lunch while watching a series of webinars that Utah’s Division of Archives and Records Service (aka State Archives) is hosting to celebrate Records and Information Management Month (RIMM). Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Noon-1:00 p.m. 2018 Legislative Updates by Paul Tonks, AAG counsel for the Division of Archives and the State Records Committee During the 2018 Legislative …

Handle Drafts With Care

Nova Dubovik GRAMA, Open Government, State Records Committee

The Salt Lake Tribune v. Kane County, SRC Decision, Case No. 17-44 The State Records Committee, on November 9, 2017, heard The Salt Lake Tribune v. Kane County, a case regarding Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument boundary maps prepared by Kane County and shown to the United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke during his listening tour to Utah in …

Are Records About Juveniles Private?

Nova Dubovik State Records Committee

Winters v. West Jordan City and Utah State Records Committee, Case No. 17096014, Third District Court. In August 2017, the State Records Committee heard Winters v. West Jordan City Police Department, a case regarding body camera and surveillance footage that captured and identified juveniles in a public space.  The Appellant argued that the video is a public record and should …

A Clearly Unwarranted Invasion of Personal Privacy

Rosemary Cundiff GRAMA, Records Management, State Records Committee

Utah State Archives notes that the American Library Association has created Choose Privacy Week, an “annual, week-long event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’’ unique role in protecting privacy in the library and in society as a whole.” Much has been said about the value of government transparency, however, personal privacy is also important. The …