Utah legislators seek to make initiative process more difficult and scuttle Initiative B and the Utah Property Act

Stephenson, Howard
December 2002
Enterprise/Salt Lake City;12/2/2002, Vol. 32 Issue 23, p34
Focuses on issues related to the Utah Supreme Court ruling empowering the right of citizens to initiative and referendum as of December 2002. Implications of the ruling on the limits of Utah legislature on citizens' rights to initiate statutes by direct election; Legislation being prepared by U.S. Senator Bill Hackman on voting requirements; Information on the Initiative B, the Utah Property Act.


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