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uhc 14 - House Speaker-elect Ronald Rencher, D-Ogden,...
House Speaker-elect Ronald Rencher, D-Ogden, one of the strong supporters in 1973, says, however, he thinks the ERA has a better chance this time around. TWO ISSUES Besides the ERA, there are two other issues which promise to bring citizen forces to the legislative hallways this session: predator control and landlord-tenant relations. Utah woolgrowers and cattlemen, with the backing of the State Department of Agricul-jand a major battle is expected ture, will be pushing for a bill | to get the state into the business of controlling coyotes. Stockmen say coyotes are eating every tiny bit of profit left in the wool and beef industries these days. Environmental interests can be expected to fight any attempts to impose controls they consider overly strict, The Utah Housing Coalition has been working for several years to promote passage of a Uniform Landlord-Tenant Act to arise over the measure this year, leaders say. The act is an attempt to define responsibilities of landlords and tenants and is meant to force improvement of slum conditions. It is one of a series of proposed laws developed by a through the legislative proc- cess. Energy will command consid- i erable attention this session, of- j ficials say. Rampton intends to i submit a package of legislation which be says he hopes will lead to an energy masterplan for Utah, including estab- national commission for uni-1 lishment of a fulltime energy form state laws. An attempt j coordinator with the State Plan- two years ago to pass the billjning Office. produced bitter debate within a House committee, a demonstration by poor people and, in the end, severe gutting of major provisions as the bill moved Rampton is expected to ask lawmakers to make the 55-mile- pcr-hour speed limit per-1 manent, both an energy con- servation and safety measure. Dean says he has designated the Senate Natural Resources

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 20 Dec 1974, Fri,
  3. Page 13

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