University of Wyoming seeks changes to public records law
University of Wyoming lawyers have requested multiple changes to the state’s public records law after losing a legal effort to shield the circumstances surrounding the demotion of Laurie Nichols, the university’s former president last year.
The Casper Star-Tribune reported that the university counsel is seeking to implement a number of exemptions to the law including better language defining what qualifies as a personnel file.
The memo also requests clarification on what is determined as a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy under the law. The memo was made public this week.
The Joint Judiciary Committee expects to address the issue further in August.