Yesterday, Gary Ott, the Salt Lake County recorder presented a draft bill to the (Utah legislature) Government Operations interim committee that would have seriously restricted the sale of government data. Although Ott talked specifically about the data requests that he receives, his draft proposal was much broader and would have restricted access to data that is made available for very legitimate reasons. Prior to the bill being presented to the legislature, the Salt Lake County Commission voted 9-0 to oppose it.
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Several other issues emerged from yesterday's interim meetings. Vendors are pushing to lower fees charged to access UDOT right of way for fiber installs. Utah bond discussions went well as legislatures removed a hurdle and also discussed the potential sale of the Workers Compensation Fund of Utah.