(KCPW News) It won’t be implemented until July, but Governor Gary Herbert is still getting calls for HB 477, which restricts Utah’s open records law, to be vetoed. It’s too late, however, as the bill has already been signed. The bill was recalled by lawmakers after an uproar from both media outlets and the public over how quickly it was considered and passed by lawmakers late last week. Then it was passed again with a later implementation date. Governor Herbert has now pledged to call a special session so the bill can be amended, before it’s implemented in July.
KCPW’s Jeff Robinson began our conversation with the governor by asking him whether it’s backwards to pass a bill before amending it, instead of amending it before passing it. Later, they discuss HB 116, a bill many are calling on Herbert to veto because it grants undocumented immigrants a permit to work in Utah. Finally, they discuss the budget.
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