Utah Administrative Code

The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).

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R698. Public Safety, Administration.

Rule R698-10. Electronic Meetings.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R698-10-1. Authority.

This rule is authorized by Section 52-4-207.

R698-10-2. Purpose.

The purpose of this rule is to establish procedures for conducting electronic meetings by department public bodies.

R698-10-3. Definitions.

(1) Terms used in this rule are defined in Section 52-4-103.

(2) In addition:

(a) "department" means the Utah Department of Public Safety.

R698-10-4. Notice and Procedure of Electronic Meetings.

(1) The following provisions govern any meeting in which one or more members of a public body appear electronically or telephonically:

(a) if one or more public body members may participate electronically or telephonically in a meeting, the public notice of the meeting shall so indicate;

(b) the meeting minutes shall identify all public body members who participate electronically or telephonically in the meeting; and

(c) a member of the public body who participates in the meeting through electronic or telephonic means is considered to be present at the meeting for quorum, participation, and voting requirements.

(2) The department may decline to hold a meeting as an electronic or telephonic meeting due to budget, technical, or logistical issues.

R698-10-5. Anchor Location.

(1) The anchor location for an electronic meeting shall be designated in the meeting notice.

(2) A quorum of a public body is not required to be present at the anchor location for an electronic meeting.

(3) The anchor location shall have space where interested persons and the public may attend and monitor the open portions of the meeting.


electronic meetings, public meetings, open meetings

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

July 18, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

52-4-103; 52-4-207

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R698, please contact the promulgating agency (Public Safety, Administration). 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.