A proposed bill at Utah's Capitol would change how the state regulates remote yurts -- portable round tents that can be used for a variety of purposes.
House Bill 297 describes yurts as "membrane-covered frame structures" no larger than 710 square feet, not used as a permanent residence, and is located in an area not zoned for primarily residential use.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Brady Brammer (R - District 27), would exempt remote yurts in Utah from needing a permit under the State Construction Code unless certain conditions are met.
The bill also exempts remote yurts from the state fire code as well as water quality provisions.
The bill would also allow food preparation inside of remote yurts.
2News reached out to Rep. Brammer and the bill's floor sponsor Sen. Daniel Hemmert (R - District 14) for comment but did not immediately hear back.