DAR File No. 41338

This notice was published in the April 1, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Corrections, Administration

Rule R251-106

Media Relations

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 41338
Filed: 03/02/2017 10:23:46 AM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Subsection 63G-2-201(12) and Sections 63G-3-201, 64-13-10, 63G-2-204, and 77-19-11 of the Utah Code require governmental entities to determine when a need exists for safeguarding information for the news media.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

No comments were received.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

The purpose of this rule is to define the Utah Department of Corrections' (UDC) policy under which persons representing the news media shall be allowed access to correctional institutions, inmates, and other supervised offenders. It is also intended to define UDC actions when a need exists for the safeguarding of information. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

DRAPER, UT 84020-9549

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Lucy Ramirez at the above address, by phone at 801-545-5616, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at lramirez@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Rollin Cook, Executive Director

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2017/b20170401.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Lucy Ramirez at the above address, by phone at 801-545-5616, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at lramirez@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.