Attempting to justify HB 116, Beattie made a few errors and raised a few question. He said he supported this because 71% of Utahns favor it. That is a recent poll, 3 years ago the Chamber was proposing legalize the illegal, so it is NOT a new idea to them. Check the Chamber website or ufire.net Salt lake Chamber page.
He also said that most illegals are paying taxes - where does he get that information. The legislative review note for Robles SB 60 indicated that it would create an additiona; $81 million from new taxes - inconsistency.
He also talk about SB 81 (and hinted at SB 251) Everify. The problem is there is NO enforcement, no no penalty. The Majority of the "leaders" appear to be ignoring the law.
There's more, but I'm still trying to find someone to explain violating 8 USC 1324 (which was also included in HB 116) When is someone going to prosecute any of the leaders of this amnesty movement for ENCOURAGING illegals to reside in the state. It is now illegal in the state of Utah, as well as federal law.
What will the Utah AG do about that? (Rhetorical question)
BTW, the petition is still alive. http://www.vote116.com/