OER Legislation in Utah?

This year’s MASTER STUDY RESOLUTION for the 2009 General Session, a “joint resolution of the [Utah] Legislature [which] gives the Legislative Management Committee items of study it may assign to the appropriate interim committee” over the summer, includes something we have been hoping to see! Item 30 reads:

30. Educational Resources in the Public Domain – to study how curriculum materials and other learning resources created with state funds may be placed in the public domain.

If the public pays for it the public deserves free access to it, right? Looks like we’re one step closer to a more formal conversation about OER here in Utah!