Senator Curt Bramble earned the Media Coalitions 2012 Shining Light Award for his work on strengthening Utah’s open government laws. In response to the outcry of HB477, the confrontation was replaced by a working group to examine all of the issues surrounding the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) and to propose improvements.
Through significant research and outreach, the product of the workgroup resulted in the legislation for SB177. That effort was sponsored and shepherded through the Legislature by Senator Bramble and passed with minimal controversy and without a single dissenting voice in the House or the Senate.
You can read more about the award here.