(KCPW News) A resolution to amend the Utah Constitution to ban affirmative action in government and higher education has stalled in recent weeks, amid concerns from Democrats that the bill was getting shoved through the process without public input. But the sponsor of the measure, Republican Representative Curt Oda, says the comments he’s gotten on his proposal have been overwhelmingly positive. Oda is the only Asian-American member of the Utah Legislature. He spoke with KCPW’s Jeff Robinson about the status of House Joint Resolution 24, and why he’s sponsoring it.
Republican Representative Curt Oda is the sponsor of HJR 24, “Joint Resolution on Equal Treatment by Government.” If both houses of the legislature pass the proposed constitutional amendment with a two-thirds majority, it would also have to be approved by voters this November.