Governor Herbert to sign anti-porn resolution today

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Utah governor Gary Herbert will sign SCR9 at 10 a.m. today.

The concurrent resolution from the Utah State Legislature, sponsored by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, declares pornography as a public health crisis. The resolution doesn’t create legislation, but declares that pornography creates a series of health and cultural problems.

The resolution declares the “need for education, prevention, research, and policy change at the community and societal level in order to address the pornography epidemic that is harming the people of our state and nation.”

The resolution will also sign other bills on April 19 at 10 a.m.

The governor will also sign HB155, a bill sponsored by Rep. Craig Hall, R-West Valley City, that requires computer technicians to report finding child pornography, in the presence of a community activists and state officials including Fight the New Drug CEO and cofounder Clay Olsen, Pamela Atkinson, BYU Assistant Professor Brian Willoughby, Hall and Weiler, according to a statement by the governor’s office.

The statement also claims that Utah is the first state to declare pornography a public health crisis.

 

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