SALT LAKE CITY -- A local lawmaker's effort to make a small change in fighting crime has passed the House.
HB 79, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Handy, R-Layton, passed the House on Wednesday morning and now moves to the Senate for consideration. The bill will remove addresses from state vehicle registrations. It will also lead to insurance companies being able to produce auto insurance information without an address, starting in 2014. Handy sponsored the bill after being alerted to a rash of thefts related to stolen vehicle registrations.
"Sometimes the small things in life have big implications. It's a small thing to remove your address," Handy said.
The bill passed by a unanimous vote.
"This is a perfect example of really good legislation that comes out of real-world situations," said Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Salt Lake.