Gov. Gary Herbert has signed legislation repealing the law that would have restricted public access to some government records and spawned a flood of opposition.
The governor called the Legislature into a special session last Friday to repeal HB477, which passed in just a few days and would have protected text messages, instant messages and video chat from public release. It also would have allowed entities to charge attorneys' fees and other expenses to process requests.
A 25-member working group made up of legislators, media representatives and the public held its second meeting Wednesday to discuss issues related to the state's Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA).