Take 2 Podcast: Clean Slate Law, digital driver’s license debate, state tax cut

Host: Heidi Hatch
Guests: Maura Carabello, Exoro Group & John Dougall, State Auditor

Clean Slate Law goes into effect: Passed in 2019 delayed by pandemic

Individuals must remain conviction-free for five to seven years (depending on the level of the offense) to qualify.

Covered offenses include misdemeanor A drug possession, most misdemeanor B, and C level offenses, and all infractions.

Utah’s Clean Slate law will not clear any felony records, domestic violence related offenses, registered sex offenses, simple assault, or DUI offenses. Some of these cases may be eligible for clearance under the petition-based process but will not be automatically cleared.

Digital Driver’s License debate stalls in in Committee after strong opposition:

  • Utah already has a pilot project.
  • Community members warned of slippery slope, mark of the beast, vaccination passport.
  • Could be more secure, one-time QR code, lose your phone get new license on new phone without going to DMV.

State Tax Cut passed: Governor says he will sign

  • $192 million tax cut income rate drops from 4.95% to 4.85%
  • Earned income tax credit
  • Social security tax cut

Utah Tech community opposed income tax cuts.

Rep. Candice Perucci Files bill to change Utah Birth Certificate questionnaire?

Bill would make the first copy free, cut questions from 100 down 27.

CD4 Race heats up

Darlene McDonald will run against Burgess Owens in Utah Congressional race.

Utah Senate Race

Ally Isom promises 2 terms and done if elected, calls on Lee to call it a day and come home. Becky Edwards says she will serve 2 terms and be done if elected.

Mike Lee applauds Office of Civil Rights dismissing complaint against BYU

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights dismissed a Title IX complaint that alleged the private University discriminates against LGBTQ students by barring LGBTQ relationships.

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