Today, legislative leaders announced the creation of a working group charged with bringing Utah’s open records law into the 21st Century. Their first meeting will be Wednesday, March 23rd at 9 a.m.
The group will include the following.
House of Representatives:
John Dougall – Utah State Representative
Holly Richardson – Utah State Representative
Brian King – Utah State Representative
Steve Handy – Utah State Representative
Steve Urquhart – Utah State Senator
Curt Bramble – Utah State Senator
Stuart Adams – Utah State Senator
Patricia Jones – Utah State Senator
John Pearce – General Counsel
Attorney General’s Office:
Laura Lockhart – Assistant Attorney General
League of Cities and Towns:
Mark Johnson – Ogden City
Randy Wright – Daily Herald
Linda Peterson – Valley Journals
Geoff Liesik – Uintah Basin Standard
Paul Edwards – Deseret Media Group
Jeff Hunt – Utah Media Coalition
Jason Williams – KVNU-FTP host and blogger
Jesse Stay – Social media technologies consultant
LaVarr Webb – Utah Policy Daily
Michael Wilkins – Former Supreme Court Justice
Janet Frank – Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
Liu Vakapuna – SLCC Student Body President
David Kirkham – Tea Party Leader
Phil Windley – Web & Technology Pioneer
Lane Beattie – Salt Lake Chamber
Lane Beattie has been asked to facilitate the process as chair. Other interested parties are invited to participate in partnership with these group members and online, at a website to be constructed at GRAMArevisited.com (or HB477.com).
The group will bring their proposals to a legislative interim committee, in anticipation of a special session.