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November 26, 2019

During the 2018 General Session, Senator Iwamoto sponsored SB 57 to increase the penalty for killing a K9 police officer. These heroes are an essential component of law enforcement.

For the 2019 Primary Children's Hospital Festival of Trees, a tree will be decorated in...

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...

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 23, 2018

Today, the Utah House of Representatives unanimously passed S.J.R. 6 - Joint Resolution Encouraging the Reduction of Pediatric Deaths from Injury and Illness, sponsored by Senator Jani Iwamoto.

The resolution highlights the impact of pediatric deaths and injuries on the...

February 8, 2018

Last fall, KSL-TV in Salt Lake City ran an investigative piece on improper disposal of pharmaceuticals by some medical facilities. In one case, officers located a dumpster that included 29 pounds of prescription drugs, along with patient information. KSL brought the is...

January 25, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Gene Davis and House Minority Leader Brian S. King lay out the Democratic agenda for the 2018 legislative session.