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Lawmakers reject noise limits on OHVs, up allowable weight

The Grand County chapter of the League of Women Voters update


The Grand County chapter of the League of Women Voters will report on how our state representatives voted on bills and resolutions with local impact. Last week, the Utah Legislature voted on these bills and resolutions:

Utah Capitol, Salt Lake City

House bill 72 Substitute — Noise Pollution Amendments (Rep. Wheatley, M.) Requires all registered vehicles to be equipped with noise suppression equipment and to be inspected at the time of registration for effective operation of this equipment. FAILED Watkins YES Albrecht NO

H.B. 115 — Water Distribution Efficiency (Rep. Ballard, M.G.) Requires Utah Division of Water Resources to post data on water loss FAILED

Watkins YES Albrecht NO

Senate Bill 72 — ATV Weight Limit Amendments (Sen. Hinkins, D.) Amends the legal definition of a type 2 ATV to allow a weight increase from 2,500 lbs. to 3,500 pounds. PASSED

Hinkins YES Watkins YES Albrecht YES

— Alice Drogin writes on behalf of the League of Women Voters