(KCPW News) The Majority Leader of the Utah Senate has decided to drop a controversial piece of legislation affecting the Utah Supreme Court. Senate Bill 109, sponsored by Republican Senator Scott Jenkins, would allow the governor to appoint the Chief Justice. Under the current process, the justices themselves choose who will occupy that role. SB 109 narrowly passed its first vote in the Senate, 15 to 13, but would have faced one more vote before moving on to the House of Representatives. KCPW’s Jeff Robinson asked Jenkins why he’s no longer trying to get his bill passed.
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