Utah HB 148 – Vehicle Idling Revisions
Vehicle Idling RevisionsFull Bill Text
UPDATE March 26, 2019: Governor signed bill into law.
UPDATE March 12, 2019: Senate passed bill on third reading 15 – 11 – 0 and sent it back to House. Bill is now on House Concurrence Calendar.
UPDATE February 21, 2019: Bill referred to Senate standing committee on Transportation.
UPDATE February 7, 2019: After an initial vote to fail to recommend, the Committee made a favorable recommendation on a 9-0-2 vote.
HB 148 was introduced on January 29, 2019 and was subsequently referred to the House Government Operations Committee. The Committee has not yet scheduled a hearing date.
The bill would allow a local highway authority to enact an ordinance that prohibits or restricts an owner or operator of a vehicle from causing or permitting the vehicle’s engine to idle. It would strike a previous prohibition. The NMA is opposed to HB 148 which is an example of government overregulation of a routine function of vehicle operators.