Utah Bill Concerning Petitioning for Primary Candidates is Amended, so Bill No Longer Prohibits Paying Circulators and No Longer Requires them to be Registered Voters

Utah Representative Brian Greene has amended HB 22, a bill to regulate petitioning for primary candidates. Unlike an earlier version of the bill, it no longer requires circulators to be registered voters, and it no longer bans paying circulators. The amended bill does makes it illegal to pay circulators on a per-signature basis. The amended bill also requires the circulator to wear clothing or signs to explain the purpose of the petition and to identify the political party involved. And it says persons who have been convicted of crimes of moral turpitude may not circulate primary petitions. Here is the amended bill.

UPDATE: see this story about why the bill was amended.

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