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Volunteers begin collecting signatures for Utah Ethics Commission Initiative

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October 1, 2009


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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[1]

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* Utah Ethics Commission Initiative (2010)