The session of Utah State Legislature is finally over with the lawmakers working for long hours to get the bills passed.
Following are the important bills cleared by the Utah lawmakers this session:
- HB 105, which provides cannabis oil for epileptic kids, passed the House and is now on its way to Governor Herbert for his signature or veto. Advocates said he is expected to sign it later this month
- A pair of clean air bills — including one that attempts to lower emissions from wood burning — passed
- HB 121, which would have allowed Utah to have stricter emissions than the federal government was not able to be resurrected to the floor for debate and died. Governor Herbert had told reporters it was a bill he believed “should pass.
- A bill that declares carrying a gun is not disorderly conduct passed.
- A bill that provides for prosecution over “revenge porn,” posting intimate images online without consent passed.
- HB 197 passed in the Senate, which would study eliminating Daylight Saving Time in Utah.
- A bill that prohibits “pit bull bans” (bans on any breed of dog) passed and is headed to the governor for his accent.
- A bill that would grade schools on their performance also passed.
- Increased funding for students in Utah passed the House and Senate was approved.