Contact: Layne Beck, UTGOP CDC Chair For: Utah Republican Party Email: Phone: 435.760.4358


Governing body votes to form subcommittee to oversee the legal challenge to SB54

Thursday November 9, 2017 Salt Lake City, Utah.

On Saturday, November 4, 2017 the Utah Republican Party’s State Central Committee, its governing body, voted to reaffirm its continuous support of the legal appeal now in the 10th Circuit Court.

The Party is awaiting a decision before the 10th Circuit Court, which heard oral arguments on Sept 25, 2017.

Meanwhile, the SCC also voted to form a special subcommittee to oversee the lawsuit and its funding. Members from five major counties include:

Don Guymon, Davis, Layne Beck, Cache, Helen Redd, Salt Lake, Chris Herrod, Utah Lynda Pipkin, Weber

The “Utah Republican Party Constitutional Defense Committee” held its first meeting on Tuesday November 7, 2017 and elected Layne Beck as chair.

“In light of conflicting media reports, the SCC has reaffirmed its previous near unanimous position,” Beck said. “This controversial 2014 law violates First Amendment protections and paves the way to put every private corporation in jeopardy of government interference in its internal affairs.”

The State Central Committee passed the motion after Utah County technology CEO of Entrata Dave Bateman, volunteered to pay all future legal costs associated with the legal challenge.

Beck added, “We urge all Utah Republicans and liberty minded people to support the Constitutional Caucus to nominate strong vetted Republican candidates that support the party’s platform of limited government and fiscal responsibility.”

To donate go to: All contributions will go to extinguishing the legal fees accrued to date.

A detailed announcement of the CDC committee’s work will be forthcoming