Representative Casey Snider looks to protect the jobs of emergency service volunteers

Cache County Search and Rescue preparing to hike up Spring Hollow trail to rescue two hikers, June 4, 2014.

In addition to working through the budget process in the Utah Legislature, Representative Casey Snider, R-District 5, has a couple of bills he is hoping will be approved.

H.B. 173 is the Emergency Services Volunteer Employment Protection Act. If passed, the bill would protect the jobs of emergency service volunteers who are called out on an emergency during business hours.

“Most of our emergency services are carried out in this county by volunteers,” according to Snider. “It’s critically important to me to make sure those who serve us while they’re still trying to make a living are protected.”

H.B. 173 will likely come to a vote on the House floor this week.

Another bill that has made it through committee and is awaiting approval is H.B. 142, building construction amendments.

This bill requires the Uniform Building Code Commission to recommend building standards for the use of mass timber products.

“I’m incredibly grateful and humbled by the opportunity I’ve been given to serve,” said Snider. “Hopefully, as we move forward through the session, the votes and decisions I make are indicative of how much value I place on the trust the public has given me.”

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