Bill passes to conceal animal researcher identities at schools

By By Rochelle McConkie

By Rochelle McConkie

The House passed Senate Bill 113 this morning, which would modify the Government Records Access and Management Act to classify personal information of researchers who do medical or scientific research on animals at Utah colleges and universities as protected documents.

The bill, which was already approved by the Senate, passed unanimously and will now go back to the Senate for a signature.

Sen. Greg Bell, R-Fruit Heights, sponsored the bill in response to animal rights protesters from Utah Primate Freedom who he said had been harassing U researchers and vandalizing their homes.

U administrators are in support of this bill.

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