Lawmaker again pushing Utah Compact resolution

By David Montero, The Salt Lake Tribune

During the previous legislative session, Rep. Lynn Hemingway figured it was time for legislators to formally endorse The Utah Compact, so he carried a joint resolution that said as much and hoped it would get to a floor vote.

Instead, it was quietly killed in the powerful House Rules Committee as Hemingway was told by the chairman it didn’t have enough support.

Now, the Holladay Democrat is going to try again with HJR1 when the session convenes Jan. 28.

His resolution seeks to get the Legislature’s stamp of approval on the Compact — a 2-year-old set of guiding principles designed to establish a compassionate and comprehensive solution to illegal immigration.

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