It’s day 41 of the 45-day Utah Legislative Session! We fully expect the Legislature to be working into the wee hours of the last day of the session on Friday, so we will be too. Please follow along with us via Twitter or sign up for our daily updates to get our action alerts over these last few days of the legislative session.
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Say ‘No’ to Legislative Overreach
HB60, “Vaccine Passport Amendments,” is another attempt by the Legislature to address pandemic complaints from the far-right by taking a sledgehammer to public health procedures. Going beyond simply addressing COVID-19, the bill adds “immunity status” as a protected class that can’t be discriminated against by businesses, employers, and the government, similar to race, religion, and gender. It’s a dramatic overreaction that could put our communities at risk if COVID-19 worsens once again or if we face another deadly pandemic in the future.
Say ‘Yes” to Water Conservation
HB242, “Secondary Water Metering Amendments,” would require water suppliers to meter untreated irrigation water. Utah has some of the highest per-person water use in the U.S., in part, because of the prevalence of unmetered secondary water systems, which supply untreated irrigation water for outdoor water use. Users of these systems pay a flat monthly or annual fee regardless of how much water they use. Studies have shown that simply metering these secondary water systems and informing people how much water they are using can reduce water use by more than 30%. This bill is a great next step in ensuring we’re using our scarce water resources in smart and efficient ways.
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