State Records Committee Appeal Decision Summaries, 2022


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Case Number Case Title/Participants Records Sought Ruling
22-01 Patrick Sullivan vs.
Sanpete County
Records regarding discovery for a district court case; a request for e-mail messages, chats, or hangout messages involving specified employees of the Utah Department of Corrections; information referred to Sanpete County by the Utah Department of Corrections, Gunnison Prison. Appeal Partially Granted
22-02 Patrick Sullivan vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
Records about or in behalf of an inmate. Appeal Denied
22-03 Nickolas Parker vs.
Price City Police Department
A copy of all annual performance evaluations, job description, classification, pay range, promotions, educational accomplishments, rewards/recognitions, department development opportunities, emails or another article that has his name on or in it and a copy of any disciplinary action including all internal affairs investigations. Appeal Partially Granted
22-04 Brian Donegan vs.
Grand County Sheriff's Department
Any and all information relating to the murder of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner including type/caliber of the weapon, type of wounds, and the exact location of where the bodies had been found. I Appeal Denied
22-05 Courtney Tanner, Salt Lake Tribune vs.
University of Utah & Utah System of Higher Education
All comments submitted via the email created and operated by the Utah System of Higher Education and the public to give thoughts on the three finalists during the most recent University of Utah presidential search. Appeal Denied
22-06 Patrick Sullivan vs.
Utah Department of Corrections
A fee waiver and expedited access to initial contact reports, media statements, statistics, correspondence, and surveillance footage related to the elimination of the A/B schedule. Appeal Denied
22-07 Jonathan Bejarano vs.
Utah Board of Education
  Order of Continuance
22-08 Jennifer Orton vs.
Salt Lake County
  Order of Continuance
22-09 Paul Amann vs.
Utah Department of Public Safety
Any and all records regarding a specified individual, including records of applications, communications, and correspondence involving that individual. Appeal Denied
22-10 Aaron Pacini vs.
Jordan School District
(1) Election results for all South Jordan Elementary Community Council ("SCC") 2021-2022 elections; (2) The SCC election rules and procedures governing all SCC 2021-2022 elections; (3) The names of each SCC member including parents and teachers, the beginning dates of their service and the ending date of their current term; (4) All emails, texts, and other communications (regardless of official or personal communications) to or from South Jordan Elementary's principal, vice-principal, other administrators and office staff regarding SCC in the calendar year 2021, SCC election(s) for the year 2021-2022 and Pacini by name or reference including Aaron, Shalene, Christopher, Jacob, Timothy or Nathan; (5) All emails, texts or other communications (personal or official) from or to two specified individuals regarding the SCC 2021-2022 election including references to "Pacini," any candidate, the election process, results, etc.; and (6) The number of students in each SJE class from each Dibels category. Appeal Denied
22-11 Jonathan Bejarano vs.
Utah State Board of Education
All e-mails on Board Member Cline's Gmail from August 26, 2021 to September 29, 2021 that include one or more of the keywords "uea, critical race theory, crt, Johnson, Senator, Representative, Christiansen or UPU." Appeal Partially Granted
22-12 Jennifer Orten vs.
Salt Lake County
Communications received by or sent by Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen and Mark Pemberton, communications by Ms. Swensen using the words “voter roll(s)” or “canvas(ing)(ers), and a fee waiver. Appeal Partially Granted
22-13 Thomas Swell vs.
University of Utah
Records from the Health Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center and Liver Clinic) between September 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021: (1) The full name, first and last, of each employee who worked a shift on each day; (2) The start time and end time of the shift for each fully named employee on each day; and (3) The team, position, assignment, role, and/or area of responsibility of each fully named employee who worked a shift on each day. Appeal Denied
22-14 Steven Onysko vs.
Utah Attorney General's Office
Unredacted records. Appeal Denied
22-15 Chad Lambourne vs.
Utah Highway Patrol
  Order of Continuation

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