Porn Czar May Help Write laws

SALT LAKE CITY?A lawmaker says he will draft a law directing the state’s porn czar to create a uniform obscenity ordinance to be used by towns across Utah.

Rep. Wayne Harper, R-West Jordan, said several community leaders have asked if the state’s obscenity and pornography complaints ombudsman, Paula Houston, could be more involved in helping them write local laws.

Although city and county governments have approached Houston with their concerns, it’s currently unclear if Houston has the authority to give law-writing advice, he said.

“This makes it clear that she can do it,” Harper said.

Houston’s post, the first of its kind in the nation, was created by the 2000 Legislature.