While Amy Meyer nearly became the first Utahn to be prosecuted for taking pictures of an "agricultural operation", her case is a reminder that other state have or are considering so-called "ag-gag" bills.
Meyer was facing charges under a 2012 law that made it illegal to photograph or video record agricultural operations farms, ranches, slaughterhouses, just to name a few while trespassing or entering the premises illegally. That last part was inserted in the bill after critics said the proposed law would have had kids on school field trips hauled off to jail if they took a picture of the farm they were touring.
Meyer was initially charged by Draper police after making a video of the Dale T. Smith & Sons Meat Packing Co. in February. The charges were dropped but the city's prosecutor still retains the right to refile the charge in April after Meyer's plight went national.