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Utah Legislature roundup

Published March 14, 2014 12:59 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The 2014 Utah legislative session ended Thursday, March 13. Following are actions on the last day:

Update: SB51, a bill that will allow UTA to be involved in three more projects designed to build housing, retail stores and offices near transit stations to improve ridership has passed the House and Senate. The bill will now head to the governor's desk for his signature. Read more about the UTA bill here.

Update: HB90, a bill creating a Women in the Economy Commission to study the impact of the state's women on the economy was passed by the Utah Legislature. Read more about the women in the economy bill here.

Update: HB246s5, a bill that would require anyone running for a contested office to be more transparent with lobbyist contributions has passed the Senate. Read more about the transparency bill here.

Update: HB97, a bill to prevent cities from banning any particular breed of dog — reacting to bans some cities have against pit bulls was passed and is headed to the governor's desk for his signature. Read more about the pitbull bill here.

Update: SB209, a bill tweaking how the state gives letter grades to schools based on year-end testing is headed to the governor's desk. Read more about the school grades bill here.

Update: HB105, a bill that would allow trial use of non-intoxicating cannabis oils by Utahns with untreatable epilepsy cleared both the House and Senate by wide margins and is headed to the governor's desk for his signature. Read more about the cannabis oil bill here.

Update: Several bills providing more money for education for new and current Utah students passed both legislative houses. Read more about the education funding bills here.

Update: HB276, a bill clarifying that simply carrying a firearm in a holster or enclosed case does not constitute disorderly conduct passed the House with a 67-8 vote. The bill is now headed to Gov. Herbert for his signature. Read more about the gun bill here.

Update: SB227, a bill to allow judges to consider intentional exposure of children to pornography by a parent in child custody disputes was passed unanimously in the House 67-0. The bill will now head to Gov. Herbert for his signature. Read more about the pornography bill here.

Update: HB71, a bill outlawing revenge porn was passed by the House on a 66-6 vote and is headed for Gov. Herbert's desk. Read more about the revenge porn bill here.

Update: SB57, a bill requiring health insurers to pay for autism treatment for kids passed both houses of the Legislature and an amended version was sent back to the Senate for a final vote before it goes to the governor's desk. Read more about the autism bill here.

Update: SB216, a bill to temporarily freeze the boundaries of unincorporated Salt Lake County was passed by the House Thursday on a 67-4 vote. The bill is headed for the governor's desk next. Read more about the boundary bill here.

Update: SB122, a bill granting an education bill of rights to parents was passed by the House and Senate Thursday. The bill will head to the governor's desk for a signature. Read more about the education bill here.

Update: SB167, a bill preventing the government from using aerial drones to spy on people was approved by the House Thursday with a 63-5 vote. The bill will head to Gov. Herbert now for a signature. Read more about the drone bill here.

Update: HB212, a bill allowing police to collect DNA samples from those accused of a felony has passed the Senate. It needs only the governor's signature to become law. Read more about the DNA bill here.

Update: SB97, a bill to ban "dark consulting," where lobbyists help elect legislators in mid-term campaigns to replace resigned members died on a 35-37 vote. Read more about the dark consulting bill here.

Update: HB156, a bill creating a pilot project through the 2016 elections to allow voters to register on Election Day in participating areas passed the House and is on its way to Gov. Herbert. Read more about the registration bill here.