Senate Majority Whip Wayne Niederhauser (R-Sandy)
(KCPW News) A state lawmaker from Sandy is intervening in a conflict in Salt Lake City’s Yalecrest neighborhood between preservation and property rights. Utah Senate Majority Whip Wayne Niederhauser’s bill would impose a one-year moratorium on new historic districts, which restrict how a home can be remodeled. Critics of the bill say it’s not the state’s role to intervene in a local issue. KCPW’s Jeff Robinson asked Senator Niederhauser what prompted him to sponsor this legislation.
Niederhauser’s SB 243, imposing a one-year moratorium on new historic districts, passed the Senate Wednesday on a 20-to-6 vote. The Senate will formally vote on it one more time before it moves to the House.
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