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Bill would let Utahns in crisis temporarily restrict their own gun purchases

(KCPW News) A proposal that would allow a person to temporarily restrict their own ability to buy a gun has advanced at the state legislature. House Bill 282 by Lehi Republican Rep. Cory Maloy would allow someone to voluntarily put themselves on a list that would prevent them from buying a gun for at least […]

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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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