The House killed a bill that would have limited county commissioners to two four-year terms.
Sponsor Rep. Blaze Wharton, D-Salt Lake, said county commissioners have an "innate" amount of power because they both create and implement policy.But Rep. Lee Allen, R-Tremonton, said a commissioner's stay in office should be determined by the voters, not state law. "I oppose this. Let the people do it," Allen said.
With that, bill was defeated on third reading by a vote of 24-40.