From: Nick Surgey
To: David Lifferth,
Subject: Public Records Request - January 9, 2014
Date: Thu Jan 09 20:40:14 MST 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014




Dear Representative-


Pursuant to the Utah state open records act, I request access to and a copy of all electronic records, including but not limited to emails, agendas, draft legislation, draft resolutions, handouts, and correspondence, sent to, received from or otherwise mentioning by name the following organizations:


1.     The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC);

2.     The Jeffersonian Project.


The search may be limited to records created between August 1, 2013 and January 9, 2014.


The scope of this request includes yourself, as well as all staff that report to you. Please note that this request includes all emails sent or received on official state email accounts, as well as any other email accounts that have been used for official business.


Where possible, please provide your response in electronic format, either by email or by providing the records on a cd/dvd.


The Center for Media & Democracy is a non-profit public-interest organization, and the disclosure of the materials requested here would be in the public interest, greatly benefiting public understanding of the workings of government. As such a waiver of any fees is requested. If the waiver is not granted, we agree to pay any reasonable copying and postage fees of not more than $20. If the cost would be greater than this amount, please notify us.


Please provide a receipt indicating the charges for each document.


If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act.


Thank you for your assistance.




Nick Surgey

Director of Research

The Center for Media and Democracy

520 University Avenue, Suite 260

Madison, WI 53703