Utah House District 6 race focused on gun rights, government reform

Utah House District 6 race focused on gun rights, government reform

Utah Rep. A. Cory Maloy asks a question of the candidates as he moderates the Utah County Attorney Debate held Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Lehi Junior High School. Isaac Hale, Daily Herald Utah House District 6 Rep. Cory Maloy, R-Lehi, said he hopes to get re-elected this general election so he can continue fighting for Second Amendment rights and working to clarify government powers during public emergencies. "I think one of the major priorities will be looking at how our state government has handled this (COVID-19) pandemic and what needs to be fixed, modified or added or taken away from our current code to better protect us for long-term states of emergency like our pandemic,” Maloy said in an interview Wednesday. Maloy, who is competing against United Utah Party candidate Christopher Rawlins, noted that he supported a bill during a special session in March requiring Utah’s governor to give the legislative leadership 24 hours notice before taking executive action in response to a public health emergency. Maloy, who first took office in January 2017, said he believed the Legislature needs to continue looking at the Emergency Powers Act “as a whole” and how state lawmakers work with the executive branch “so that neither branch has too much overreach.” During this year’s general session, Maloy sponsored multiple bills aimed at protecting gun rights, including a bill to clarify that the state is responsible for regulating firearms and to create civil penalties for local authorities “who willingly go against this […]

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