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H.B. 188 Enrolled






Chief Sponsor: Craig A. Frank

Senate Sponsor: David L. Thomas

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the definition of a record and amends the duties of each chief
             11      administrative officer of a governmental entity under the Government Records Access
             12      and Management Act.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    provides that certain mobile telephone numbers or similar codes are not records
             16      required to be produced in response to a GRAMA request if the governmental entity
             17      provides another telephone number in response to the request;
             18          .    requires the chief administrative officer of a governmental entity to ensure that all
             19      officers and employees that receive or process records requests under the act receive
             20      training on the procedures and requirements of the act; and
             21          .    makes technical changes.
             22      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          None
             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      AMENDS:
             28          63-2-103, as last amended by Chapter 2, Laws of Utah 2006
             29          63-2-903, as last amended by Chapter 40, Laws of Utah 2005

             31      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             32          Section 1. Section 63-2-103 is amended to read:
             33           63-2-103. Definitions.
             34          As used in this chapter:
             35          (1) "Audit" means:
             36          (a) a systematic examination of financial, management, program, and related records
             37      for the purpose of determining the fair presentation of financial statements, adequacy of
             38      internal controls, or compliance with laws and regulations; or
             39          (b) a systematic examination of program procedures and operations for the purpose of
             40      determining their effectiveness, economy, efficiency, and compliance with statutes and
             41      regulations.
             42          (2) "Chronological logs" mean the regular and customary summary records of law
             43      enforcement agencies and other public safety agencies that show:
             44          (a) the time and general nature of police, fire, and paramedic calls made to the agency;
             45          (b) and any arrests or jail bookings made by the agency.
             46          (3) "Classification," "classify," and their derivative forms mean determining whether a
             47      record series, record, or information within a record is public, private, controlled, protected, or
             48      exempt from disclosure under Subsection 63-2-201 (3)(b).
             49          (4) (a) "Computer program" means:
             50          (i) a series of instructions or statements that permit the functioning of a computer
             51      system in a manner designed to provide storage, retrieval, and manipulation of data from the
             52      computer system; and
             53          (ii) any associated documentation and source material that explain how to operate the
             54      computer program.
             55          (b) "Computer program" does not mean:
             56          (i) the original data, including numbers, text, voice, graphics, and images;
             57          (ii) analysis, compilation, and other manipulated forms of the original data produced by

             58      use of the program; or
             59          (iii) the mathematical or statistical formulas, excluding the underlying mathematical
             60      algorithms contained in the program, that would be used if the manipulated forms of the
             61      original data were to be produced manually.
             62          (5) (a) "Contractor" means:
             63          (i) any person who contracts with a governmental entity to provide goods or services
             64      directly to a governmental entity; or
             65          (ii) any private, nonprofit organization that receives funds from a governmental entity.
             66          (b) "Contractor" does not mean a private provider.
             67          (6) "Controlled record" means a record containing data on individuals that is controlled
             68      as provided by Section 63-2-303 .
             69          (7) "Designation," "designate," and their derivative forms mean indicating, based on a
             70      governmental entity's familiarity with a record series or based on a governmental entity's
             71      review of a reasonable sample of a record series, the primary classification that a majority of
             72      records in a record series would be given if classified and the classification that other records
             73      typically present in the record series would be given if classified.
             74          (8) "Explosive" means a chemical compound, device, or mixture:
             75          (a) commonly used or intended for the purpose of producing an explosion; and
             76          (b) that contains oxidizing or combustive units or other ingredients in proportions,
             77      quantities, or packing so that:
             78          (i) an ignition by fire, friction, concussion, percussion, or detonator of any part of the
             79      compound or mixture may cause a sudden generation of highly heated gases; and
             80          (ii) the resultant gaseous pressures are capable of:
             81          (A) producing destructive effects on contiguous objects; or
             82          (B) causing death or serious bodily injury.
             83          (9) "Government audit agency" means any governmental entity that conducts an audit.
             84          (10) (a) "Governmental entity" means:
             85          (i) executive department agencies of the state, the offices of the governor, lieutenant

             86      governor, state auditor, attorney general, and state treasurer, the Board of Pardons and Parole,
             87      the Board of Examiners, the National Guard, the Career Service Review Board, the State Board
             88      of Education, the State Board of Regents, and the State Archives;
             89          (ii) the Office of the Legislative Auditor General, Office of the Legislative Fiscal
             90      Analyst, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, the Legislature, and legislative
             91      committees, except any political party, group, caucus, or rules or sifting committee of the
             92      Legislature;
             93          (iii) courts, the Judicial Council, the Office of the Court Administrator, and similar
             94      administrative units in the judicial branch;
             95          (iv) any state-funded institution of higher education or public education; or
             96          (v) any political subdivision of the state, but, if a political subdivision has adopted an
             97      ordinance or a policy relating to information practices pursuant to Section 63-2-701 , this
             98      chapter shall apply to the political subdivision to the extent specified in Section 63-2-701 or as
             99      specified in any other section of this chapter that specifically refers to political subdivisions.
             100          (b) "Governmental entity" also means every office, agency, board, bureau, committee,
             101      department, advisory board, or commission of an entity listed in Subsection (10)(a) that is
             102      funded or established by the government to carry out the public's business.
             103          (11) "Gross compensation" means every form of remuneration payable for a given
             104      period to an individual for services provided including salaries, commissions, vacation pay,
             105      severance pay, bonuses, and any board, rent, housing, lodging, payments in kind, and any
             106      similar benefit received from the individual's employer.
             107          (12) "Individual" means a human being.
             108          (13) (a) "Initial contact report" means an initial written or recorded report, however
             109      titled, prepared by peace officers engaged in public patrol or response duties describing official
             110      actions initially taken in response to either a public complaint about or the discovery of an
             111      apparent violation of law, which report may describe:
             112          (i) the date, time, location, and nature of the complaint, the incident, or offense;
             113          (ii) names of victims;

             114          (iii) the nature or general scope of the agency's initial actions taken in response to the
             115      incident;
             116          (iv) the general nature of any injuries or estimate of damages sustained in the incident;
             117          (v) the name, address, and other identifying information about any person arrested or
             118      charged in connection with the incident; or
             119          (vi) the identity of the public safety personnel, except undercover personnel, or
             120      prosecuting attorney involved in responding to the initial incident.
             121          (b) Initial contact reports do not include follow-up or investigative reports prepared
             122      after the initial contact report. However, if the information specified in Subsection (13)(a)
             123      appears in follow-up or investigative reports, it may only be treated confidentially if it is
             124      private, controlled, protected, or exempt from disclosure under Subsection 63-2-201 (3)(b).
             125          (14) "Notice of compliance" means a statement confirming that a governmental entity
             126      has complied with a records committee order.
             127          (15) "Person" means:
             128          (a) an individual;
             129          (b) a nonprofit or profit corporation;
             130          (c) a partnership;
             131          (d) a sole proprietorship;
             132          (e) other type of business organization; or
             133          (f) any combination acting in concert with one another.
             134          (16) "Private provider" means any person who contracts with a governmental entity to
             135      provide services directly to the public.
             136          (17) "Private record" means a record containing data on individuals that is private as
             137      provided by Section 63-2-302 .
             138          (18) "Protected record" means a record that is classified protected as provided by
             139      Section 63-2-304 .
             140          (19) "Public record" means a record that is not private, controlled, or protected and that
             141      is not exempt from disclosure as provided in Subsection 63-2-201 (3)(b).

             142          (20) (a) "Record" means a book, letter, document, paper, map, plan, photograph, film,
             143      card, tape, recording, electronic data, or other documentary material regardless of physical form
             144      or characteristics:
             145          (i) that is prepared, owned, received, or retained by a governmental entity or political
             146      subdivision; and
             147          (ii) where all of the information in the original is reproducible by photocopy or other
             148      mechanical or electronic means.
             149          (b) "Record" does not mean:
             150          (i) a temporary draft or similar material prepared for the originator's personal use or
             151      prepared by the originator for the personal use of an individual for whom the originator is
             152      working;
             153          (ii) material that is legally owned by an individual in the individual's private capacity;
             154          (iii) material to which access is limited by the laws of copyright or patent unless the
             155      copyright or patent is owned by a governmental entity or political subdivision;
             156          (iv) proprietary software;
             157          (v) junk mail or a commercial publication received by a governmental entity or an
             158      official or employee of a governmental entity;
             159          (vi) a book that is cataloged, indexed, or inventoried and contained in the collections of
             160      a library open to the public;
             161          (vii) material that is cataloged, indexed, or inventoried and contained in the collections
             162      of a library open to the public, regardless of physical form or characteristics of the material;
             163          (viii) a daily calendar or other personal note prepared by the originator for the
             164      originator's personal use or for the personal use of an individual for whom the originator is
             165      working;
             166          (ix) a computer program that is developed or purchased by or for any governmental
             167      entity for its own use;
             168          (x) a note or internal memorandum prepared as part of the deliberative process by:
             169          (A) a member of the judiciary;

             170          (B) an administrative law judge;
             171          (C) a member of the Board of Pardons and Parole; or
             172          (D) a member of any other body charged by law with performing a quasi-judicial
             173      function; or
             174          (xi) a telephone number or similar code used to access a mobile communication device
             175      that is used by an employee or officer of a governmental entity, provided that the employee or
             176      officer of the governmental entity has designated at least one business telephone number that is
             177      a public record as provided in Section 63-2-301 .
             178          (21) "Record series" means a group of records that may be treated as a unit for
             179      purposes of designation, description, management, or disposition.
             180          (22) "Records committee" means the State Records Committee created in Section
             181      63-2-501 .
             182          (23) "Records officer" means the individual appointed by the chief administrative
             183      officer of each governmental entity, or the political subdivision to work with state archives in
             184      the care, maintenance, scheduling, designation, classification, disposal, and preservation of
             185      records.
             186          (24) "Schedule," "scheduling," and their derivative forms mean the process of
             187      specifying the length of time each record series should be retained by a governmental entity for
             188      administrative, legal, fiscal, or historical purposes and when each record series should be
             189      transferred to the state archives or destroyed.
             190          (25) "Sponsored research" means research, training, and other sponsored activities as
             191      defined by the federal Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget:
             192          (a) conducted:
             193          (i) by an institution within the state system of higher education defined in Section
             194      53B-1-102 ; and
             195          (ii) through an office responsible for sponsored projects or programs; and
             196          (b) funded or otherwise supported by an external:
             197          (i) person that is not created or controlled by the institution within the state system of

             198      higher education; or
             199          (ii) federal, state, or local governmental entity.
             200          (26) "State archives" means the Division of Archives and Records Service created in
             201      Section 63-2-901 .
             202          (27) "State archivist" means the director of the state archives.
             203          (28) "Summary data" means statistical records and compilations that contain data
             204      derived from private, controlled, or protected information but that do not disclose private,
             205      controlled, or protected information.
             206          Section 2. Section 63-2-903 is amended to read:
             207           63-2-903. Duties of governmental entities.
             208          The chief administrative officer of each governmental entity shall:
             209          (1) establish and maintain an active, continuing program for the economical and
             210      efficient management of the governmental entity's records as provided by this chapter;
             211          (2) appoint one or more records officers who will be trained to work with the state
             212      archives in the care, maintenance, scheduling, disposal, classification, designation, access, and
             213      preservation of records;
             214          (3) ensure that officers and employees of the governmental entity that receive or
             215      process records requests receive required training on the procedures and requirements of this
             216      chapter;
             217          [(3)] (4) make and maintain adequate and proper documentation of the organization,
             218      functions, policies, decisions, procedures, and essential transactions of the governmental entity
             219      designed to furnish information to protect the legal and financial rights of persons directly
             220      affected by the entity's activities;
             221          [(4)] (5) submit to the state archivist proposed schedules of records for final approval
             222      by the records committee;
             223          [(5)] (6) cooperate with the state archivist in conducting surveys made by the state
             224      archivist;
             225          [(6)] (7) comply with rules issued by the Department of Administrative Services as

             226      provided by Section 63-2-904 ;
             227          [(7)] (8) report to the state archives the designation of record series that it maintains;
             228          [(8)] (9) report to the state archives the classification of each record series that is
             229      classified; and
             230          [(9)] (10) establish and report to the state archives retention schedules for objects that
             231      the governmental entity determines are not defined as a record under Section 63-2-103 , but that
             232      have historical or evidentiary value.

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