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H.B. 26





Chief Sponsor: Julie Fisher

Senate Sponsor: Kevin T. Van Tassell

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      Committee Note:
             9          The Transportation Interim Committee recommended this bill.
             10      General Description:
             11          This bill modifies the Government Records Access Management Act by amending
             12      provisions relating to high occupancy toll lane customer information.
             13      Highlighted Provisions:
             14          This bill:
             15          .    classifies certain electronic toll collection customer account information received or
             16      collected as a private record under the Government Records Access Management
             17      Act; and
             18          .    makes technical changes.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25          63G-2-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapters 36 and 379
             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             28          Section 1. Section 63G-2-302 is amended to read:
             29           63G-2-302. Private records.
             30          (1) The following records are private:
             31          (a) records concerning an individual's eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits,
             32      social services, welfare benefits, or the determination of benefit levels;
             33          (b) records containing data on individuals describing medical history, diagnosis,
             34      condition, treatment, evaluation, or similar medical data;
             35          (c) records of publicly funded libraries that when examined alone or with other records
             36      identify a patron;
             37          (d) records received by or generated by or for:
             38          (i) the Independent Legislative Ethics Commission, except for:
             39          (A) the commission's summary data report that is required under legislative rule; and
             40          (B) any other document that is classified as public under legislative rule; or
             41          (ii) a Senate or House Ethics Committee in relation to the review of ethics complaints,
             42      unless the record is classified as public under legislative rule;
             43          (e) records received or generated for a Senate confirmation committee concerning
             44      character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual:
             45          (i) if prior to the meeting, the chair of the committee determines release of the records:
             46          (A) reasonably could be expected to interfere with the investigation undertaken by the
             47      committee; or
             48          (B) would create a danger of depriving a person of a right to a fair proceeding or
             49      impartial hearing; and
             50          (ii) after the meeting, if the meeting was closed to the public;
             51          (f) employment records concerning a current or former employee of, or applicant for
             52      employment with, a governmental entity that would disclose that individual's home address,
             53      home telephone number, Social Security number, insurance coverage, marital status, or payroll
             54      deductions;
             55          (g) records or parts of records under Section 63G-2-303 that a current or former
             56      employee identifies as private according to the requirements of that section;
             57          (h) that part of a record indicating a person's Social Security number or federal
             58      employer identification number if provided under Section 31A-23a-104 , 31A-25-202 ,

             59      31A-26-202 , 58-1-301 , 61-1-4 , or 61-2f-203 ;
             60          (i) that part of a voter registration record identifying a voter's driver license or
             61      identification card number, Social Security number, or last four digits of the Social Security
             62      number;
             63          (j) a record that:
             64          (i) contains information about an individual;
             65          (ii) is voluntarily provided by the individual; and
             66          (iii) goes into an electronic database that:
             67          (A) is designated by and administered under the authority of the Chief Information
             68      Officer; and
             69          (B) acts as a repository of information about the individual that can be electronically
             70      retrieved and used to facilitate the individual's online interaction with a state agency;
             71          (k) information provided to the Commissioner of Insurance under:
             72          (i) Subsection 31A-23a-115 (2)(a);
             73          (ii) Subsection 31A-23a-302 (3); or
             74          (iii) Subsection 31A-26-210 (3);
             75          (l) information obtained through a criminal background check under Title 11, Chapter
             76      40, Criminal Background Checks by Political Subdivisions Operating Water Systems;
             77          (m) information provided by an offender that is:
             78          (i) required by the registration requirements of Section 77-27-21.5 ; and
             79          (ii) not required to be made available to the public under Subsection 77-27-21.5 (27);
             80      [and]
             81          (n) a statement and any supporting documentation filed with the attorney general in
             82      accordance with Section 34-45-107 , if the federal law or action supporting the filing involves
             83      homeland security[.]; and
             84          (o) electronic toll collection customer account information received or collected under
             85      Section 72-6-118 , including contact and payment information and customer travel data.
             86          (2) The following records are private if properly classified by a governmental entity:
             87          (a) records concerning a current or former employee of, or applicant for employment
             88      with a governmental entity, including performance evaluations and personal status information
             89      such as race, religion, or disabilities, but not including records that are public under Subsection

             90      63G-2-301 (2)(b) or 63G-2-301 (3)(o), or private under Subsection (1)(b);
             91          (b) records describing an individual's finances, except that the following are public:
             92          (i) records described in Subsection 63G-2-301 (2);
             93          (ii) information provided to the governmental entity for the purpose of complying with
             94      a financial assurance requirement; or
             95          (iii) records that must be disclosed in accordance with another statute;
             96          (c) records of independent state agencies if the disclosure of those records would
             97      conflict with the fiduciary obligations of the agency;
             98          (d) other records containing data on individuals the disclosure of which constitutes a
             99      clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy;
             100          (e) records provided by the United States or by a government entity outside the state
             101      that are given with the requirement that the records be managed as private records, if the
             102      providing entity states in writing that the record would not be subject to public disclosure if
             103      retained by it; and
             104          (f) any portion of a record in the custody of the Division of Aging and Adult Services,
             105      created in Section 62A-3-102 , that may disclose, or lead to the discovery of, the identity of a
             106      person who made a report of alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
             107          (3) (a) As used in this Subsection (3), "medical records" means medical reports,
             108      records, statements, history, diagnosis, condition, treatment, and evaluation.
             109          (b) Medical records in the possession of the University of Utah Hospital, its clinics,
             110      doctors, or affiliated entities are not private records or controlled records under Section
             111      63G-2-304 when the records are sought:
             112          (i) in connection with any legal or administrative proceeding in which the patient's
             113      physical, mental, or emotional condition is an element of any claim or defense; or
             114          (ii) after a patient's death, in any legal or administrative proceeding in which any party
             115      relies upon the condition as an element of the claim or defense.
             116          (c) Medical records are subject to production in a legal or administrative proceeding
             117      according to state or federal statutes or rules of procedure and evidence as if the medical
             118      records were in the possession of a nongovernmental medical care provider.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 10-20-10 3:47 PM

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