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3. Classification

In Part Two, GRAMA defines the structure of classification. Records are either public, and available for everyone to inspect and copy; they are private, controlled, protected under GRAMA, and disclosure is restricted; or their access is governed by court rule, another state statute, federal statute, or federal regulation, and their access is governed by that specific statute rule, or regulation. (Subsection 63G-2-201(2, 3))

Part Three of GRAMA identifies and provides general and specific direction to record classifications. Classification determines what access rights a person may have to records.

63G-2-103. Definitions.
. . . .(3) "Classification," "classify," and their derivative forms mean determining whether a record series, record, or information within a record is public, private, controlled, protected, or exempt from disclosure under Subsection 63G-2-201(3)(b).


3.1. Records that must be disclosed (63G-2-301)

3.2. Private records (63G-2-302)

3.3. Controlled records (63G-2-304)

3.4. Protected records (63G-2-305)

3.5. Designation and classification (63G-2-307)

3.6. Segregation of records (63G-2-308)

3.7. Confidentiality claims (63G-2-309)

3.8. Records made public after 75 years (63G-2-310)