Utah law http://kuer.org en Utah Bill Lets State Get Tougher on Air Pollution Laws http://kuer.org/post/utah-bill-lets-state-get-tougher-air-pollution-laws <p></p><p></p><p>Utah House lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow state-specific solutions to air pollution.</p><p>Republican Rep. Becky Edwards, R- North Salt Lake, has a bill to loosen a law that prevents state environmental rules from being stricter than federal ones. She says Utah knows how to clean up its air better than the federal government does.</p><p>“HB121 allows for local control to address our local needs,” says Edwards. “This is another example of how states are more effective and do things better than the federal one-size-fits all solutions.”</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:47:02 +0000 Judy Fahys 42597 at http://kuer.org Few Gun Transactions Denied for Mental Illness http://kuer.org/post/few-gun-transactions-denied-mental-illness <p>Utah law as well as federal law requires a background check to buy any kind of firearm, and the state can deny a purchase based on a person's history of mental illness. But that happens only rarely. Dwayne Baird with the Utah Department of Public Safety says someone who's been found incompetent to stand trial or not guilty of a crime by reason of insanity would be ineligible, or others whose history of violence has been certified by a district court.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:15:14 +0000 Dan Bammes & Dan 22567 at http://kuer.org Few Gun Transactions Denied for Mental Illness