- Lawmakers postpone vote on adoption by gay couples bill Updated: Feb-12-16 9:33 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah lawmakers postponed a vote Friday night on a proposal to ensure married gay couples are treated equally as married heterosexual couples in adoptions and foster care placements.
- Panel OKs bill adding LGBT protections to hate crime law Updated: Feb-11-16 8:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A proposal to add protections for gay and transgender people to the Utah's hate crime law cleared its first test Thursday when it was approved on a 5-1 vote by a Senate committee.
- Utah considers updating laws to address cybercrime Updated: Feb-11-16 5:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker wants people who hack into computers running key infrastructure such as traffic lights and water treatment facilities to face years in prison.
- Bill seeks to keep Utah ready to host future Winter Olympics Updated: Feb-10-16 11:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker wants to ensure that the state is "ready, willing and able" to host the Winter Olympics again should the chance to bid on the event arise.
- All-male panel in Utah votes to keep sales tax on tampons Updated: Feb-10-16 9:44 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah committee of all-male lawmakers has voted to keep the sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products despite an international push to remove it.
- Lawmaker wants to abolish death penalty in conservative Utah Updated: Feb-10-16 5:34 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Republican lawmaker wants Utah to join 19 states and the District of Columbia in abolishing the death penalty, but supporters acknowledge that it's a long shot in the conservative state.
- Utah lawmaker proposes studying electronic drivers' licenses Updated: Feb-10-16 2:00 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker wants the state to study the feasibility of creating electronic drivers' licenses and come up with recommendations on how to move forward.
- Contentious gun bill for concealed carry tabled for 2016 Updated: Feb-10-16 1:51 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker says he will not move forward with a bill that would allow anyone 21 or older to carry a concealed gun without a permit.
- 2 Utah police camera bills differ on what to make public Updated: Feb-09-16 5:56 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Civil liberties advocates say one of two proposals to regulate police body cameras in Utah this year would give law enforcement too much leeway and would exempt videos of fatal shootings from open records laws.
- Bill would give unused medication donations to those in need Updated: Feb-09-16 11:51 am
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would donate unused prescription drugs to people in need.
- Senate leader: Utah medical pot plan may not be dead Updated: Feb-08-16 3:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The president of the Utah state Senate says a bill allowing the medical use of edible pot products may not be dead on arrival just because the Mormon church opposes it.
- Lawmaker says tests shouldn't affect teacher evaluations Updated: Feb-08-16 12:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker is asking that year-end standardized tests not affect teacher evaluations.
- Mormon church comes out against Utah medical marijuana bill Updated: Feb-06-16 11:11 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon church has come out against a Utah bill that would allow the medical use of edible pot products, a position that could be a serious blow to one of two medical marijuana proposals before state lawmakers.
- Utah joins push to keep guns from domestic abusers Updated: Feb-06-16 11:09 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah legislators quietly changed a state law last year to keep in an attempt to keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous domestic abusers, following a nationwide trend of state legislative action on a rare area of consensus in the polarized debate over guns.
- Utah legislators back plan to declare pornography a health crisis Updated: Feb-05-16 8:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as pornography becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets.
- Utah plans to repeal guest worker law that never took effect Updated: Feb-05-16 5:13 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Five years after Utah passed a guest worker law lauded as a compassionate approach to address immigrants living in the country illegally, the state is seeking to repeal the never-implemented program.
- Lawmakers suggest raising prices to curb water waste Updated: Feb-05-16 1:56 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah lawmakers are considering encouraging water conservation with higher prices.
- Panel OKs second Utah medical marijuana plan of the day Updated: Feb-04-16 9:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A panel of Utah lawmakers approved a bill that would allow tens of thousands of residents with chronic or debilitating conditions to consume edible pot products but bans smoking pot.
- The Latest: Lawmakers OK medical marijuana plan Updated: Feb-04-16 8:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Latest on two competing programs Utah lawmakers are considering to allow people to use marijuana for medical reasons. (all times local):
- Utah lawmaker wants to revive polygamy ban with revisions Updated: Feb-03-16 7:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - In the wake of a court decision that de-criminalized polygamy in Utah, a state lawmaker unveiled a proposal Wednesday to revive the ban on living with multiple so-called spiritual wives.
- Utah conservatives vow to fight sex education bill Updated: Feb-03-16 2:15 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Democratic lawmaker is pushing a measure that would expand sex education in Utah schools, but the proposal is a longshot: conservative groups have already vowed to fight it.
- Utah House measure aims to keep drones away from wildfires Updated: Feb-02-16 7:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - When a fire broke out last year near a Utah mountain lake, firefighters had to ground their airplanes and helicopters because a drone was buzzing nearby.
- Breastfeeding bill brings talk of 'milking', babies in mines Updated: Feb-02-16 7:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A proposal to require businesses to accommodate breastfeeding mothers at work has passed the Utah Senate despite concerns from one lawmaker who wondered if it would lead to babies in coal mines.
- Panel OKs 'In God We Trust' as standard Utah license plate Updated: Feb-02-16 7:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah drivers who want to declare "In God We Trust" on their car's license plate may soon be able to do so without paying an extra $11 fee, but it could cost the state about $34,000 a year in lost revenue.
- Utah bill could allow executions of human traffickers Updated: Feb-02-16 6:57 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A proposal approved by a panel of Utah lawmakers Tuesday could allow the state to execute someone convicted of human trafficking if the victim later dies because of the crime.