Executive Document

Governor's Executive Order Creating the Access Utah Coordinating Committee.

Issued: April 12, 1996


Whereas, Utah state government should be responsive to all citizens of the state; and

Whereas, close communication between citizens and the government is necessary to maintain a responsive government; and

Whereas, electronic access to government information and services can better serve those in need of receiving services and can be accessed by a greater number of citizens; and

Whereas, government agencies have coordinated efforts to establish goals and to formulate a plan for providing citizens with electronic access to public information and services; public maintained kiosks have been established in strategic locations throughout the state; these kiosks permit access to information and services offered to the citizens of this state; and

Whereas, a Coordinating Committee should be established to further coordinate the electronic interface between government and its citizens. The Committee should assist government in its goal to bring information technology to Utah. The Committee should be responsible for meeting the needs of the citizens of this state by: providing the planning for, and the operation of, public kiosks to access information about state sponsored or operated programs and services, administered by government, or established to assist government;

Now, Therefore, I, Michael O. Leavitt, Governor of the State of Utah, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of Utah, do hereby order as follows:

1) There is created the Access Utah Coordinating Committee.

a) The Coordinating Committee shall consist of the designated representatives for those government entities actively providing information through the state's public kiosk project.

b) The Coordinating Committee shall serve as the organizational entity responsible for oversight and management of the state's information technology advances through public kiosks. Such designation shall authorize the Committee to act in my behalf in applying for, accepting and disbursing funds made available to the Committee pursuant to local, state or federal grants or appropriations for the advancement of information technology through kiosk operations.

c) The Coordinating Committee shall designate a chair from among its members.

d) The Coordinating Committee shall meet at least annually or as needed as determined by the chair or at the request of the Governor.

e) The members or their designated representatives shall have full authority to act as the governing body of Access Utah when in the performance of the functions and responsibilities assigned to the Committee by law.

2) The Coordinating Committee shall:

a) Coordinate the efforts to provide an electronic interface between government and its citizens through public kiosks.

b) Assist in bringing information technology to Utah by providing for the planning, operation and access to public kiosks.

c) See to obtain cooperation from all appropriate state agencies and local government with this effort.

d) Report to the Governor's Office through the Information Technology Coordinator.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and cause to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah. Done at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah, this 12th day of April, 1996.

(State Seal)

Michael O. Leavitt


Olene S. Walker
Lieutenant Governor


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