Title 63G Chapter 2 Section 803

General Government
Government Records Access and Management Act
Section 803
No individual liability for certain decisions of a governmental entity.

            

63G-2-803.   No individual liability for certain decisions of a governmental entity.

            (1) Neither the governmental entity, nor any officer or employee of the governmental entity, is liable for damages resulting from the release of a record where the person or government requesting the record presented evidence of authority to obtain the record even if it is subsequently determined that the requester had no authority.

            (2) Neither the governmental entity, nor any officer or employee of the governmental entity, is liable for damages arising from the negligent disclosure of records classified as private under Subsection 63G-2-302(1)(g) unless:

            (a) the disclosure was of employment records maintained by the governmental entity; or

            (b) the current or former government employee had previously filed the notice required by Section 63G-2-303 and:

            (i) the government entity did not take reasonable steps to preclude access or distribution of the record; or

            (ii) the release of the record was otherwise willfully or grossly negligent.

            (3) A mailing from a government agency to an individual who has filed an application under Section 63G-2-303 is not a wrongful disclosure under this chapter or under Title 63A, Chapter 12, Archives and Records Service.


Amended by Chapter 426, 2013 General Session