Guest Column: What if the dead horse bill passes?
Every state has unusual, off-the-wall or laws that some wondering why they are needed. For example, ultimate fighting is illegal in Utah if biting is involved. Alcohol can't be sold during an emergency in Utah. Dairy farmers and their families can drink milk right from the cow or dairy tank without any health inspectors poking around.
So here's some tongue-in-cheek nominations for legislative bills that are likely needed, but could be categorized as head scratchers.
Doggone it. Here's a problem looking for a solution: What do you do when your horse dies? Everyone has heard the much debated question, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a noise?" A much more important question that you must all ask yourselves is, "If a horse falls in the middle of a field and no one knows, is it really dead?"
BYU students ask: If the dead horse bill, HB261, passes, can BYU bury "Big Blue" after winning games?
If so, HB261, sponsored by Jacob L. Anderegg, R-Lehi, says that you have two business days to bury it or the city will do it for you. The local police are clearly lobbying for more work and figure this would keep them very busy. It is not just Black Beauty that needs burying, any large