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March 7, 2018

Today, the Utah House of Representatives passed S.B. 30 - Aggravated Murder Amendments, sponsored by Senator Karen Mayne.

Utah law currently makes targeting and killing certain first responders an aggravating offense. This provides an umbrella of protection to men...

March 7, 2018

Senator Luz Escamilla has passed S.B. 202 - After School Program Amendments. This legislation creates a competitive grant program funded through a public-private partnership. The aim of the program is to improve quality of existing after school programs via a research...

March 6, 2018

Today, the Utah State Senate passed Senator Jim Dabakis' SJR16 - Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Public Education Governance. The resolution proposes an amendment to the Utah State Constitution abolishing the Utah State Board of Education and replacing it with a...

February 23, 2018

Today, the Utah House of Representatives passed  S.B. 57 - Police Service Animal Amendments sponsored by Senator Jani Iwamoto. This bill increases the penalties for knowingly and intentionally killing a police service animal from a third-degree felony to a second-...

February 16, 2018

Senator Luz Escamilla passed two bills out of committee today. Both bills address the needs of Utah's families.

The first bill, S.B. 181 - Infertility Insurance Coverage Pilot Program, requires the Public Employees' Health Plan (PEHP) to create a 3-year pilot program to...

February 14, 2018

Today Senator Jani Iwamoto passed SCR6 - Concurrent Resolution Recognizing Utah Honor Flight Program with a unanimous vote in the Utah State Senate. This resolution recognizes the remarkable efforts of Utah's Honor Flight Program, non-profit organization with the motto...