Gov. Herbert Wades Into Bill Signing, Restaurant Groups Increase Pressure To Veto .05 DUI Bill

Mar 21, 2017

Governor Gary Herbert has signed dozens of bills into law this week. Among them is the so-called “No Promo Homo” bill that could resolve a lawsuit between Equality Utah and the state. It removes language prohibiting teachers from advocating for homosexuality. 

Other bills signed by Herbert this week include a measure to phase out solar panel tax credits; a bill aimed at streamlining regulations for food trucks; and legislation to end incentives for landlords who refuse to rent to ex-convicts.

Meanwhile, restaurant groups are still trying to get the governor to veto a bill that would lower the legal blood alcohol limit to .05. Michele Corigliano with the Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association met with the governor on Tuesday.

“He is taking information from all sides and he is open to looking at both sides,” Corigliano says. “So he is still meeting with people, he said.”

Herbert says he still hasn’t decided whether to sign or veto the bill. He has until March 29th to take action on more than 350 bills remaining.