Video: Proposed bill would allow Utah to enlist letter carriers to assist responders during natural disasters

SALT LAKE CITY — A state lawmaker is proposing a bill that enlists your local postal worker to help out in the case of a natural disaster or an emergency.

“I think it’s landmark for the state of Utah,” said Karen Mayne, a Democrat who represents District 5 and serves as the Minority Whip in the Utah Senate.

Mayne is running a bill that would draft U.S. Postal Service employees to help out in emergency situations and natural disasters, like an earthquake.

“They would be support for our first responders, because if there was an earthquake, or anything like that, they know the community,” Mayne said.

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