I guess she has the same right to petition legislators for or against
legislation as anyone else.And her comments should be weighed
equally, but discounted greatly as coming from someone whose livelihood depends
on publicity (of any kind) and who is surrounded by Californians.Utah definitely should not adopt California standards for anything. Ever!
@FlashbackWhat does her religious life have to do with this?What about her lifestyle would you like her to change? Is the fact that
she's married and has an adopted child whom she and her husband adopted after
marriage? Sounds pretty racy to me.
By the way, note that she didn't come to Utah personally to lobby for this.
Maybe she's scared that if she comes to Utah, she might get active in the church
again and have to change her lifestyle slightly.
Not a real good piece of legislation.
I'm not surprised that there may be more than one Utah State Legislator who
would have jailed John Steinbeck for his revelations. Let's hope that a large
majority of the State Representatives are enlightened enough to prevent the
criminalization of enlightenment. Accountability through transparency should
not be the exception, let alone subject to short sighted legal maneuvering
designed to benefit powerful corporate special interests.
I wonder if this Bill is even constitutional, especially if a person who is
recording from public property or on property that the owner gives permission
(such as an adjacent piece of property, even a using telephoto lens) otherwise
there are laws against transpassing. The prohibition of a person from
undertaking activity similar to the freedom of the press as appears from a
reading of the Bill seems to violate the First Amendment of the Constitution,
which the U.S. Supreme Court has been very reluctant to prohibit what I would
assume are similar activities such as being suggested banned in the Bill (unless
such scenes being recorded could be construed as obscene under the Court's
strict scrutiny standard test or falls under the invasion of privacy
interpretation of the Court both of which I doubt). This Bill appears to have
crossed the line and, if so, more legal law suits and more waste of precious
taxpayer dollars again.
I guess some of our senators and representatives did not get the memo that this
was supposed to be a boring legislative session. The bill should be amended to
only prohibit filming of feral cats.
She is 100% correct. Hiding things is what they are trying to do.