There needs to be an ethics committee (HB130) that is independent from all branches of government in Utah. An ethics committee would better ensure that government officials are honest about their motivation for sponsoring bills and honest about serving the people.

Greed is a human tendency. Asking the legislative branches to watchdog themselves is like asking a fox to govern the hen house. Each legislator who passes HB130 will show his or her constituents that they have nothing to hide.

Lori Shields

Salt Lake City