SALT LAKE CITY, Utah: Volunteers in Utah started circulating petitions the same day Lieutenant Governor Gregory Bell formally approved the petition language for the Utah Ethics Commission Initiative. The initiative, sponsored by Utahns for Ethical Government, proposes establishing a five-member independent commission to investigate ethics complaints against lawmakers and recommendations to the state legislature. Additionally, the initiative proposes ending corporate contributions to legislative candidate and placing a $2,500 cap on individual donations and $5,000 cap on contributions from political action committees over a two-year period.
In order to place the measure on the November 2010 ballot initiative supporters must collect a minimum of 95,000 valid signatures by April 15, 2010.
* Utah Ethics Commission Initiative (2010)