Utah Administrative Code

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R35. Administrative Services, Records Committee.

Rule R35-6. Expedited Hearing.

As in effect on October 1, 2018

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R35-6-1. Authority and Purpose.

In accordance with Subsection 63G-2-403(4)(a)(i), this rule establishes the procedure for requesting and scheduling an Expedited Hearing.

R35-6-2. Requests for an Expedited Hearing.

(1) A party appealing a records classification to the Committee may request that a hearing be scheduled to hear the appeal prior to ten business days after the date the notice of appeal is filed by making a written request to the Executive Secretary. A copy of this request shall also be mailed to the government entity.

(2) A written request shall include the reason(s) the request is being made.

(3) The Executive Secretary shall consult with the Committee Chair to decide whether an Expedited Hearing is warranted.

(4) The standard for granting an Expedited Hearing is "good cause shown." The Committee Chair shall take into account the reason for the request, and balance that against the burden to the Committee and the governmental entity.

R35-6-3. Scheduling the Expedited Hearing.

(1) In the event that an Expedited Hearing is granted, the Executive Secretary shall poll the Committee to determine a date upon which a quorum can be obtained.

(2) After settling on a date no sooner than seven days nor later than 16 days after the notice of appeal has been filed, the Executive Secretary shall contact the petitioner and governmental entity and schedule the hearing.

(3) The government entity shall file its response to the appeal with the Executive Secretary, and mail a copy to the petitioner no later than five days prior to the scheduled hearing. The Executive Secretary shall make this response available to the Committee as soon as possible.

R35-6-4. Holding the Expedited Hearing.

With the exception of the time frame for scheduling a hearing and providing responses, all other provisions governing hearings under the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) shall apply to Expedited Hearings.


government documents, state records committee, records appeal hearings

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

July 31, 2015

Notice of Continuation

June 3, 2014

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law


Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R35, please contact the promulgating agency (Administrative Services, Records Committee). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.