Integrated State Legal Databases Contract Will Expire on June 30, 2010

Mike Broschinsky Publications, Research, Uncategorized

For almost 20 years, Utah has contracted with LexisNexis, or its predecessors, for its Utah Primary Law or Utah Law on Disc products.  State Agency subscribers received access to LexisNexis’ Utah Primary Law web site, bimonthly CD updates, or both.  The Division of Administrative Rules has paid for Utah executive branch subscriptions. The Division of Administrative Rules’ funding for the executive branch portion of the contract was eliminated during the Legislative General Session.  As a result, contract AR 997, Integrated State Legal Databases, will expire on June 30, 2010. Should executive branch agencies have the resources and the need to subscribe to the Utah Primary Law product after June 30, 2010, at their agency’s expense, they may contact LexisNexis directly.  LexisNexis has indicated its intent to make the Utah Primary Law available to state agencies subscribers at a rate discounted from the retail price.  The sales representative handling the state account is:
Gerald M Wolfe LexisNexis Account Manager -Government Office: 518-487-3039 Toll Free: 1-800-424-4200 Extension 3039 Fax: 1-866-960-3070 Email: gerald.m.wolfe@lexisnexis.com
Please remember that the procurement code requires executive branch agencies to obtain bids for products and services exceeding $1,000.  Contact the Division of Purchasing at 801-538-3026 if you have questions about the requirements of the procurement code. The state is making an effort to mitigate the impact this change will have on state agencies.  Representatives from the Utah State Library, the Utah State Law Library, the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, and the Division of Administrative Rules are coordinating efforts to make Utah legal information more accessible.  As updates become available, information about Utah legal resources will be made available through the Division of Administrative Rules’ blog — http://www.rules.utah.gov/rulesnews/ . In the mean time, state agencies needing assistance with legal research may contact the Utah State Law Library (http://www.utcourts.gov/lawlibrary/).  You may contact them by phone (801-238-7990), email ( library@email.utcourts.gov ), online chat or text message.  See their Library Services page (http://www.utcourts.gov/lawlibrary/services/) for more information.  They also provide a Utah Legal Research page with links to state resources at http://www.utcourts.gov/lawlibrary/research/utah.asp .