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Subject: HB 407 S1
Date: Wed Mar 04 23:34:05 MST 2015
As I read it HB 407 S1 has the potential to do grave economic damage to many counties in Utah whose economies are closely related to tourism. I particularly worry about Wayne County, where I live, and how this law would impact our County income, specifically the only growing economic segment, which is tourism related. Our special Highway 12 in particular could be at risk. This is designated as a scenic highway and perhaps has some of the most spectacular views of any highway in Utah if not in all of the US. I can't imagine how horrible it would be and what it would do to its significance as a tourist draw if billboards were allowed.
If this bill passes, Highway 12 could and probably would eventually lose its scenic designation, UDOT would lose a great deal of money for maintenance thereof, and tourism related income, which we need, would fall off. As well, some of the most spectacular land that Americans have relative easy access to would be desecrated. If you haven't driven this highway I encourage you to do so. There are no words to describe its beauty and majesty.
Please keep the interests of all Utah citizens uppermost in your minds and vote against this bill.
Teasdale, Wayne County resident