Utah Code Title 63A. Utah Government Operations Code § 63A-18-202. Utah Transparency Advisory Board--Duties
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(1)(a) The board shall advise and assist:
(i) the state auditor regarding the Public Finance Website established by the state auditor in accordance with Section 67-3-12;
(ii) the Division of Technology Services regarding the Utah Open Data Portal Website created in Section 63A-16-107;
(iii) the Division of Archives and Records Service regarding:
(A) the Utah Open Records Portal Website created in Section 63A-12-114; and
(B) the Utah Public Notice Website created in Section 63A-16-601; and
(iv) the State Board of Education regarding the website required under Subsection 53E-5-211(1).
(b) In providing advice and assistance under Subsection (1)(a), the board may:
(i) develop recommendations on how to make public information more readily available to the public through a public information website;
(ii) develop standards to make uniform the format and accessibility of public information posted to a public information website; and
(iii) identify and prioritize public information that may be appropriate for publication on a public information website.
(2) In fulfilling the board's duties under Subsection (1), the board shall follow principles that encourage:
(a) the establishment of a standardized format of public information that makes the information posted to a public information website more easily accessible by the public;
(b) the removal of restrictions on the reuse of public information;
(c) balancing the following:
(i) factors in favor of excluding public information from a public information website; and
(ii) the public interest in having the public information accessible through a public information website;
(d) permanent, lasting, open access to public information;
(e) the bulk publication of public information;
(f) the implementation of well-designed public information systems that:
(i) ensure data quality;
(ii) create a public, comprehensive list or index of public information; and
(iii) define a process for continuous publication of public information, including updates to available public information;
(g) the identification of public information not currently available on a public information website and the implementation of a process, including a timeline and benchmarks, for making that public information available; and
(h) accountability on the part of the persons who create, maintain, manage, or store public information or post public information to a public information website.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Utah Code Title 63A. Utah Government Operations Code § 63A-18-202. Utah Transparency Advisory Board--Duties - last updated May 05, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ut/title-63a-utah-government-operations-code/ut-code-sect-63a-18-202/
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