Utah lawmakers have proposed $4.5 million to pay for travel restrictions in the state’s borders, according to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune.
The proposal would pay for about 1,000 flights to and from Utah, as well as about 300 flights to the border and another 400 to other destinations, including major airports.
The proposed funding would go toward travel restrictions that would affect flights and hotels booked for the upcoming holiday season, including the National Day of Prayer, the National Holiday of Prayer and the Thanksgiving holiday, according the report.
The bill, sponsored by Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes (R) and Utah Senate President Wayne Stenehjem (R), comes in response to the Trump administration’s travel restrictions imposed in early November.
The administration announced new travel restrictions across the country, including banning the entry of people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, Syria and Venezuela.
Trump also suspended the refugee resettlement program for 120 days, which he said would protect Americans from terrorism.
The president said during the campaign that he would “take care of our borders” and said he would make it easier for American citizens to travel.
The House and Senate passed the legislation on Feb. 15, but not the full Senate.