SALT LAKE CITY -- Whistleblowers will be protected under guidelines finalized Thursday by the Legislature.
Lawmakers in both the House and Senate gave final approval to SB 95, which provides protections for people who blow the whistle on abuse within state agencies.
Sponsored by Sen. Stuart Reid, R-Ogden, the legislation was inspired by findings from a Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control audit. Reid said some abuses were not revealed because of the fear of retaliation.
The bill now advances to Gov. Gary Herbert for final consideration.