Utah: Referendum bill passes Senate

Wed, Mar 13 2013 — Source: Park City Record

After facing referendums that froze two property taxes last year, the Summit County Council is keeping a close eye on a bill that revises the referendum law.

First substitute S.B. 66, Referendum Revisions, sponsored by Sen. Stuart Reid, has moved through the Utah Senate and House Government Operations Committee and is now before the Utah House of Representatives.

To gain favor in the Senate, Reid reverted to the current signature requirements needed for a referendum.

“One of the issues with this legislation was the percentage of those who had to be involved in a referendum from the latest presidential election,” Reid said. “That seemed to be the major concern of some of the body. This substitution reverts back to the original percentages in code today.”