One of last year's nastiest legislative wars barely made a blip on the radar this session altering Utah's open records law, the Government Records Access and Management Act.
Last year, the Legislature initially gutted much of GRAMA through quick passage of HB477 shortly after unveiling it, which led to huge public protests and angry editorials. Under pressure, the Legislature made the unusual move to repeal that law and set up a working group to review any needed changes during the year.
A bill resulting from that review, SB177, was so non-controversial that no public witness testified on it in a House committee hearing. No one voted against it in the House or Senate.