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Availability of Public Information Amendments
Bill: SB-283

Threat level: Pale light - Neutral for right to know

Sponsor: Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork

Link to the bill

This bill modifies membership of the Utah Transparency Advisory Board to include a member of the State Records Committee and two members from the public. It also expands the board's duties to include making recommendations for making public information more accessible. The bill also includes a requirement that legislative leadership sign off on the board's recommendations. That oversight is unnecessary and can have a chilling effect on transparency efforts. Weighing both factors, the bill earns a "pale light" from GRAMA WATCH for having both positive and negative effects on open government.