Utah ‘ag-gag’ law ends harassment of farmers by animal-rights groups
Sponsored by Rep. John Mathis, and signed into law in 2012 by Gov. Gary Herbert, HB187 (Act No. 213) declares that a person is guilty of agricultural operation interference if the person records an image of, or sound from, an agricultural operation under certain circumstances; obtains access to an agricultural operation under false pretenses; or obtains employment at an agricultural operation with the intent to record an image of, or sound from, the agricultural operation. Violators of the law are guilty of a class A misdemeanor and face up to one year in prison and a $2,500 fine.