energy and environment

No Sales Tax on Efficient Vehicles

No Sales Tax on Efficient Vehicles

No Sales Tax on Efficient Vehicles

I will introduce a bill to exempt from state sales tax:

  • Purchases of new vehicles with 45mpg-or-higher EPA rated fuel economy
  • Purchases of electric vehicles
  • Any purchase where the consumer is trading in a vehicle with less than 18mpg fuel economy and purchasing a vehicle with more than 30mpg fuel economy.

Low Mileage Rebates

No Sales Tax on Efficient Vehicles

No Sales Tax on Efficient Vehicles

I will introduce a bill to refund annual vehicle registration fees and give a $100 cash bonus to any Utahn who drives their vehicle fewer than 7,500 miles in a calendar year.


Less traffic congestion.


Less air pollution.  

Solar I-15

No Sales Tax on Efficient Vehicles

Rooftop Solar Credit

 I will introduce a bill funding a $6 billion project to cover I-15, from Provo to Ogden, with solar panels.


The project will consist of an open-air tunnel with solar panels atop. 


Doing so will provide clean, renewable energy to Utah and will eliminate the need for any snow removal on I-15. 


The project will have an 8-year payback period and then provide virtually free, clean energy to Utah for another 60-80 years.

Rooftop Solar Credit

Rooftop Solar Credit

Rooftop Solar Credit

 I will introduce a bill to give a $5kw/mo credit to Utahns with rooftop solar. 

Restore Utah Lake

Rooftop Solar Credit

Federal Fire Control

I will ask the Legislature to fund a 20-year restoration of Utah Lake. 

  • Drain and dredge
  • Deepen by 4 feet and bring shallowest point to 17 feet.
  • Restore natural ecosystem with vibrant and natural plants and wildlife
  • Vastly expand its water storage capacity


The project will be paid for by the subsequent development of 24 miles of lakefront homes, parks, and businesses, as well as revived recreation.


Federal Fire Control

Rooftop Solar Credit

Federal Fire Control

 I will sue the Federal government for rights, and funds, to clear out dead trees in all vulnerable areas of Utah. 


When possible, it will be paid for in part by the sale of firewood and mulch from the cleared trees.