Haven J Barlow Retiring from State Senate. 1977 Feb 24. SL Trib p 67
Sen. Haven J. Barlow Solon Nears Service Mark Sen. Haven Barlow studies legislative proposal. He is a veteran of 25 years. - By Clark Lobb Tribune Staff Writer The senior member of the Utah Legislature from point of service is Davis County's Sen. Haven J. Barlow, R-Layton. When he was first elected — to the House of Representatives nearly 25 years ago — he was the county's only representative in the body. Now there are seven. When he was elected to the Senate — ditto. He was the only senator from Davis County. Now there are two, plus a third who represents Davis and Weber County. Still a rabid Davis County supporter, Sen. Barlow wili, at the end of this term, have served as long as the record holder, the late Lon Hopkin, the Rich County Democrat who served 26 years. And Sen. Barlow tied another record when he served three consecutive terms as Senate president (19(57 to 1972). It was a record which had held since 1911. What, during a quarter of a century of legislative service, stands out in a legislator's mind as his most notable accomplishment? Sen. Barlow doesn't hesitate: "Freeport." It was his legislation which cleared the way for the voters to amend the state constitution so that goods being stored in the state or manufactured in the state for shipment outside the state could be tax free for a year. The result is the Freeport Center with its gigantic warehouse and distribution center •— largest in the world in a single location. The Layton Republican's biggest disappointment, on the other hand, came recently when the state failed to purchase for a state park the Deseret Livestock Co. land in northern Utah for $8.5 million. It later sold privately for more. "The value of the oil rights alone would have paid for it," Sen. Barlow laments. Sen. Barlosv is high, too, on his SB109 — a bill calling for a Utah Energy Code in future construction — more insulation, for example, so that less energy would be required for heating and cooling. He says following the code could save 40 percent on energy in commercial structures and up to 15 percent in residences. This probably has his highest priority. Another high priority is acquisition of Antelope Island on Great Salt Lake as a state park. And if it's sheer drive and experience that arc needed, you chalk up a couple of wins for the senator.