Stop the County Secession Bill!
Alliance for a Better Utah
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 new county. Coleman’s bill would only require a majority vote in the breakaway part of a county, leaving those in the left-behind portion without any say in the matter.
Areas that would likely want to split away from their current counties include the southwest portion of Salt Lake County, which is relatively more conservative and affluent than its surrounding cities, and the northern half of San Juan County, which is largely white and conservative, unlike the bottom part of San Juan County which contains part of the Navajo Nation reservation.