RadioActive: 2/3/16

  • February 3, 2016
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Legislative update, hate crimes law amendments, water and public lands bills

RadioActive guests February 3, 2016

Photo L-R: Lara Jones, Rusty Andrade, Troy Williams, Nickie Nelson, Nick Burns (February 3, 2016/KRCL).

Nickie Nelson from the League of Women Voters of Utah provided updates on bills to eliminate straight ticket voting (HB 119 - it failed in committee), reasonable accommodations for pregnant or breastfeeding women (SB 59 - it passed out of committee, barely), plus hemp extract (extended but strength reduced), state school board elections, end-of-life bill (HB 264, text is now available), and changes to the ways voter info is provided:

Co-Hosts Nick Burns and Lara Jones talked with Equality Utah's Troy Williams about the latest hate crimes legislation making the rounds on Utah's Capitol Hill. Sen. Stephen Urquhart (R-Dist. 29, Washington Co.) is sponsoring SB107 hate crimes amendments. Part of EU's Board and new Fair is Fair campaign, Rusty Andrade will share his story of being attacked in 2014 — a case investigated as a hate crime:

Plus Zach Frankel of the Utah Rivers Council and SUWA's David Garbett on legislation affecting water and public lands: