Legislative Coverage Archive

Legislation to Create Prison Relocation Board Passes

(KCPW News) On Thursday evening the Utah Legislature finalized and approved a plan to set up a prison relocation authority. The new

Last Minute Bill Addresses Attorney General Powers

The legislature hurried to address a problem with Utah law that could have a bearing on ongoing investigations into alleged ethics violations

Constitutional Carry Bill Headed to Governor After Passing Senate

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert has been sent a bill that would allow Utahns over the age of 21 to carry a

Dating Violence Bill Clears Senate and Advances to Governor

(KCPW News) Unmarried Utahns who have been threatened or abused may soon be able to seek a restraining order against a current

Non-Discrimination Bill Clears Committee, Will be Debated in Senate

(KCPW News) A bill to enact anti-discrimination protections for Utah’s LGBT community cleared a senate committee on Thursday evening, marking the first

Measure to Fund Education With Alcohol Sales Fails Again

(KCPW News) An amended version of a bill that would direct 25% of future profits from the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage

Lawmaker Seeks Endangered Species Listing Exemption for Utah

(KCPW News) A resolution urging the US Fish and Wildlife Service to exempt or exclude private property from being designated critical habitat

Third Time’s the Charm for Controversial 2nd Amendment Bill

(KCPW News) A bill that would put state gun laws above federal laws passed out of committee on Monday after key provisions

Smoking Bill Clears Senate, Goes to Governor for Consideration

(KCPW News) A bill that aims to prevent adults from smoking in a car when children are present passed the Senate on

Utah Democrats Take Unusual Tack, Make Point on Federal Funding

(KCPW News) During an appropriations subcommittee meeting earlier this week, Utah Democrats took an unusual stand to drive home a point about

Lawmakers Debate Postponing State Immigration Measures

(KCPW News) A bill that would push back the start date of Utah’s guest worker program for undocumented immigrants was debated in

Senate Approves Target Shooting Regulation for Fire Prevention

(KCPW News) The state Senate approved legislation on Tuesday that would give Utah’s state forester the power to restrict target shooting when

Utah Democrats Issue Call to Governor for Medicaid Expansion

(KCPW News) Utah Democrats held a press conference this afternoon urging Governor Gary Herbert to sign on to the federal Medicaid expansion.

Lawmakers Debate Grants for Tablets and Smartphones in Schools

(KCPW News) Legislation that would increase the number of tablets, smartphones and computers in Utah classrooms was held in the Senate Education

$9 Million Requested for UTA Passes to Combat Pollution

(KCPW News) A funding request at the legislature would make UTA busses and trains free in January and July. KCPW’s Roger McDonough

Resolution Aims to Prepare Utah for Shortage of Federal Funds

(KCPW News) A crisis in federal funds is coming, according to a resolution wending its way through the Utah State Legislature this

Utah Outdoor Recreation Office One Step Closer to Being a Reality

(KCPW News) Legislation that would create the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation made its way out of the Senate Government Operations and

Bill to Allow Temporary Weapons Surrender Endorsed in Committee

(KCPW News) One of the six gun-related bills heard yesterday at the Utah Legislature would let gun owners turn their weapons over

Prison Relocation Bill Held After Abridged Debate

(KCPW News) A proposal to move the Utah State Prison was debated during a meeting of the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and

Bill Seeks to Help Drug Convicts Get Fresh Start

Utah lawmakers are working to make it easier for some convicted criminals get a fresh start. Republican Representative Eric Hutchings, is sponsoring

Topaz Museum Seeks Funding from Legislature

(KCPW News) Lawmakers heard a funding request to help build a museum to memorialize the Topaz internment camp during a subcommittee meeting

Dating Violence Bill Passes House

Utah is one step closer to stepping up its dating violence laws. Today the Utah House voted to pass a measure that

Arguments Made in Utah Immigration Law Case

(KCPW News) Civil rights attorneys argued for making permanent an injunction against a contentious immigration enforcement law on Friday afternoon, while protesters

Salt Lake City Mayor Becker Calls for More to be Done on Air Quality

Local community leaders hope 2013 will be the start of cleaner air. Thursday, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker joined forces with

Bill to Require CPR Training in Schools Approved in Committee

(KCPW News) A bill that would require high school students to learn CPR passed out of committee on Wednesday afternoon despite questions

Health Care Advocates Concerned About Proposed Legislation

(KCPW News) Some proposed, but not-yet-numbered legislation has health care advocates in Utah worried that lawmakers aim to reject Medicaid expansion in

Governor Herbert Talks Air Quality

Governor Gary Herbert took time to address air quality during a news conference Tuesday at the Utah Capitol. Herbert told reporters that

Joint Resolution on United Nations Agenda Approved in Committee

(KCPW News) A joint resolution that calls for the rejection of a somewhat obscure United Nations document passed out of a Senate

Scholarships Bill Moves Forward After Debate on Diploma Program

(KCPW News) A bill that would increase the minimum standards for getting Regents’ and New Century Scholarships was moved forward from a

Education Task Force Bill Passes in Senate, Sent to House

A bill that would create a task force to improve financial literacy education in Utah schools passed the Senate this morning and