Help Protect Those at Extreme Risk
HB 209, Extreme Risk Protective Order, is a bill sponsored by Rep. Stephen Handy that would enable law enforcement officials and family members to petition courts to temporarily restrain individuals from possessing firearms and ammunition when they pose an imminent threat of harm to themselves or others. If the individual in question is ruled to… Read more »
Ask Governor Herbert to veto HB220 Radioactive Waste Amendments
House Bill 220’s clear intent is to bypass current state law and ignore public health and safety for private business interests. This bill, sponsored by Representative Carl Albrecht, effectively eliminates the current hard ban on the disposal of class B and C radioactive waste in Utah. HB220 gives the Director of the Division of Waste… Read more »
Don’t Waste Tax Dollars on Unconstitutional Bills!
Lawmakers take an oath to support, obey, and defend the Constitution. That’s why it’s ever more perplexing that some Utah lawmakers insist on introducing and passing unconstitutional bills. Rep. Cheryl Acton (R – West Jordan) has introduced H.B. 136, a bill that would prohibit abortions after the 15th week of a pregnancy. Even though the Utah… Read more »
Stand Up Against ‘Stand Your Ground’
H.B. 114, Self Defense Amendments, sponsored by Rep. Cory Maloy, proposes that a person is not required to retreat against an aggressor, and that a person is justified in threatening or using force against another individual if they have reason to believe force or the threat of force is necessary for their defense. The bill… Read more »
Stop the County Secession Bill!
HB 93, County Formation Amendments, is a bill sponsored by Rep. Kim Coleman that would make it easier for part of a county to secede. This bill would remove a requirement for a majority vote in both the breakaway part of a county AND the remaining part of a county in order to create a… Read more »