Utah Senate Democrats support the immediate repeal of HB 477 in a special session this Friday. Democrats have opposed this bill from the beginning. We agree with the citizens of Utah on this important issue.
The Senate President indicated no Republicans would be interested in sponsoring the repeal of HB 477, and suggested that Governor Herbert would need to get a Democrat to be the sponsor. The Senate Democratic Caucus would be honored to step forward and do so.
The Utah Senate spent less than 23 minutes considering HB 477 during floor debate when it came up during the just completed legislative session. Repealing the bill is the right move.