Covering the 2020 State Legislative Session

KCPW will once again be providing daily coverage from the legislative session. Tune in for reports from the capitol and conversations with policymakers and legislative observers.
Do you have a specific story you’d like to see told, or a question about the legislative process you’d like answered? Email and then tune in weekdays during the session to stay up-to-date on this year’s meeting of lawmakers. Our most recent coverage appears below.

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Senate Committee Passes Bill Developing Utah Medical Marijuana Program

A bill that would continue to develop Utah’s medical marijuana program passed unanimously out of the Senate Health and Human Services committee on Tuesday. Senate Bill 121 would offer changes to the program including increasing the doctor-patient quota, allowing card holders to buy medical cannabis out of state and allowing the Utah Department of Agriculture […]

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Utah lawmaker asks legislature for $500,000 to fight Richmond coal ban

(KCPW News) A Utah lawmaker is asking the state legislature to allocate $500,000 to mount a legal challenge against Richmond, California’s ban on the handling and storage of coal. The Levin-Richmond terminal based in the city is a major export point for Utah coal bound for overseas markets. In January, Richmond’s city council approved the ban, […]

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Bill to prohibit disparaging license plate messages advances

(KCPW News) Utah lawmakers have advanced a bill that would make it more difficult for residents to get a license plate with disparaging words or phrases on them. The bill was in part a response to a public outcry after images of one license plate were shared widely on social media. “You might recall the license plate […]

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Utah Legislative Committee Passes Predator Culling Bill

(KCPW News) On Tuesday, a Utah legislative committee voted to pass a bill that would give the Division of Wildlife Resources discretion to cull predatory animals negatively affecting Big Game populations. The House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee voted 10-to-2 to pass House Bill 125. The bill would allow the Director of DWR to […]

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Jury duty exemption for older Utahns clears House committee

(KCPW News) A bill that would give older Utahns the ability to opt out of jury duty cleared a legislative committee on Tuesday. The text of Heber Republic Rep. Tim Quinn’s bill reads “a court shall excuse an individual from jury service if the individual is 72 years old or older and the individual requests […]

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