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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill requires that both a written and recorded record be made of all open public
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . modifies the provisions governing open and public meetings to require that both a
14 written record and a tape or digital recording be made for all open public meetings;
16 . requires that tape or digital recordings be retained for at least 180 calendar days.
17 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 52-4-7, as last amended by Chapter 311, Laws of Utah 2002
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 52-4-7 is amended to read:
27 52-4-7. Minutes of open meetings -- Public records -- Recording of meetings.
28 (1) (a) Written minutes [
29 meetings. [
30 (b) The minutes or a digital or tape recording shall include:
34 individual member, of votes taken;
36 testimony; and
38 (2) (a) Except as provided in Section 52-4-7.5 , written minutes or a digital or tape
39 recording shall be kept of all closed meetings. [
40 (b) The minutes or digital or tape recording shall include:
44 on the confidence necessary to fulfill the original purpose of closing the meeting.
45 (3) (a) The minutes and recordings are public records and shall be available within a
46 reasonable time after the meeting.
47 (b) A meeting record kept only by a digital or tape recording must be converted to
48 written minutes within a reasonable time upon request.
49 (4) All or any part of an open meeting may be recorded by any person in attendance[
51 (5) (a) [
52 permanently shall be maintained in or converted to a format that meets long-term records
53 storage requirements.
54 (b) The custodian of digital or tape recordings of meetings shall retain those recordings
55 for at least 180 calendar days.
56 (6) Written minutes or digital or tape recordings [
58 only written minutes [
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-22-04 4:37 PM
Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.