What a dismal future we are facing in Utah because of the record left by the 1994 Legislature in spite of repeated demands by voters to: Stop or at least curb the effect of special interest groups on elected officials; demand campaign finance disclosure of the same elected officials to be sure their votes could not be purchased by special interests; demand open meetings/open records with special reference to the traditionally secretive Rules Committee. This infamous Legislature gave the above issues a classical intercommittee runaround.
Thanks to this Legislature, we now have a law making it possible to get an uncontested divorce virtually on demand through so-called quick court procedures created by this Legislature (HB79). It appears children in these ruptured families would have no real advocates. Another bill (HB265) seems to defy family sovereignty as seen by the Park City couple who were told by Judge David Young they could not remove their children from Park City because he wanted the kids to remain in their LDS circumstances.Eugene J. Faux