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Open Records

An up-to-date archive related to Utah's Government Records Access and Management Act

Fees for Government Records Requests
Bill: HB-63

Threat level: Bright light - Good for right to know

Sponsor: Rep. Brian S. King

Link to the bill

Under current law, members of the public may request a waiver of charges for document requests under the Government Records and Access Management Act when release of the record is in the public interest. This bill would change the appeals process when fee-waiver requests are denied to make it a “de novo” process, meaning that the body deciding the appeal can look at the case freshly without being bound by the earlier decision to deny the waiver. This small change earns a Bright Light from GRAMA Watch.