News: Committee Passes Building Code Bill Without Hearing from Clean-Air Advocates Who Oppose It

Judy Fahys
KUER 90.1
February 16, 2016

Health and environment advocates have said HB 316 , a bill updating Utah building codes, might be the biggest air-quality bill of the year, but they didn’t get an opportunity to voice their concerns about it Tuesday to the lawmakers considering the legislation.

Clean-air advocates wanted to tell lawmakers on the House Business and Labor Committee why the bill would end up costing consumers more in terms of money and worse air quality. But the advocates didn’t get one of five spots allowed for testifying against the bill. Ashley Soltysiak of HEAL Utah was disappointed the clean-air community’s voice wasn’t heard.

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