U Memo 13-5

Posted on May 1, 2013 in Informal Opinions - UIPA Opinions

U Memo 13-5
May 1, 2013
List of Nominees

Requester sought a determination as to whether the Office of the Governor (Governor’s Office) and the Department of Land and Natural Resources Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) properly denied, under Part II of the UIPA, Requester’s requests for lists of nominees (Lists) provided to the Governor by the Nominating Committee for the CWRM. Specifically, Requester asked whether the Lists are public after the Governor has made his appointments but prior to confirmation by the Senate.

OIP found that neither the Governor’s Office nor the CWRM is required by the UIPA to publicly disclose the Lists after the Governor makes his CWRM appointments but before confirmation by the Senate, under the UIPA’s “privacy” and “frustration” exceptions.