National Park Contingency Plan Bill Passes Committee

Published on March 10, 2014 at 11:53AM

A contingency plan that would allow the state to manage federal facilities should another government shutdown occur was unanimously recommended by a Senate committee. According to the Deseret News, HB133 would allow the governor to work with the federal government to keep national parks, monuments, forests and recreation areas open and maintained. Rep. David Lifferth of Eagle Mountain, the bills sponsor, says the bill would put in place a “rational and methodical” process to have a special session of the Legislature called so parks can stay open “despite the actions or inactions of Washington, D.C.”