Utahns will still be able to see birth dates on public records, but they won't get to see information on transit ridership.
On legislation regarding open government in the just-ended session, lawmakers:
• Rejected HB370, which would have made birth dates used on court records and voter-registration rolls, protected data. Groups including both political parties argued that removing the data would deprive the public of vital information without protecting against identity theft.
• Passed SB283, which directs the state Transparency Advisory Board to recommend ways to make public information more accessible.
• Sent to interim study, HB122 which would require agencies to waive fees on records requested for a public benefit.
• Passed SB12, which makes information the UTA gathers from riders a private record.
Donald W. Meyers