Executive Document

Governor's Executive Order Halting the Unauthorized Taping or Recording of Communications.

Issued: January 27, 1993


EXECUTIVE ORDER

(1) Effective immediately, a department, division, office, bureau, or other agency of the state may not tape or record communications between state employees or state officers and other persons except in accordance with a taping or recording policy expressly approved by the Governor upon the recommendation of the Recording Policy Review Board.

(2) Effective immediately, a department, division, office, bureau, or other agency of the state may not implement a policy of taping or recording communications between state employees or state officers and other persons without the express approval of the Governor upon the recommendation of the Recording Policy Review Board.

(3) (a) There is hereby created the Recording Policy Review Board.

(b) The Recording Policy Review Board shall consist of the Attorney General or her designee, and the Governor's general Counsel. The Commissioner of Public Safety shall serve as an advisor to the Board.

(c) The Board shall meet at the call of the Governor, the Attorney General, or the Governor's General Counsel.

(d) A recommendation to the Governor to approve any taping or recording policy may be made only if agreed upon by both members of the Board.

(4) This Executive Order does not apply to monitoring or taping communications pursuant to court order or other legitimate law enforcement objectives.

IN TESTIMONY, WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah. Done at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah this twenty-seventh day of January 1993.

(State Seal)

Michael O. Leavitt
Governor

Attest:

Olene S. Walker
Lieutenant Governor


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