SALT LAKE CITY -- A local lawmaker's bill forcing school districts to do a seismic study on old school buildings in the event of a bond election to build new structures passed the House on second review.
HB 278, sponsored by Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, cleared the House on Friday and now goes to the Senate for consideration. Earlier this week, the bill lost by a single vote.
Froerer's bill would create an inventory for the Utah Seismic Commission on the structural soundness of school buildings built before 1975 in the Beehive State. He says the data will cost districts about $250 to $500 per report.
Similar legislation passed last year and then was vetoed by Gov. Gary Herbert.