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Utah Agencies Pass Up an Easy "A" in Records Audit.

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A similar records audit in Utah, covering 135 agencies, produced an overall “B” grade from the Utah Foundation for Open Government. The grading criteria were easy: minimal compliance with state law produced an “A”. It was the first such test of the state’s records law since it was adopted 15 years ago. Grading was based not only on production of records but on attitudinal and other factors such as asking for proof of identity (not required by the law) and charging for inspection of records. The poorest performance was by police and sheriff’s departments. Several received failing grades. (5/24/05)