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Utah Legislature 2013

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

The Deseret News' coverage of the Utah Legislature 2013 will zero-in on effects more than process, keeping foremost in our coverage what matters to Utah families as we explore the issues that have the potential to impact your job, gas, schools and food.

Based on our grass-roots efforts, Deseret News editors have identified five key issues that matter to Utah families. These issues include early childhood education, college and career readiness, economic development, health care and well-being, and intergenerational poverty.

These issues are often interrelated and essential to continued prosperity. We present those issues to you with a promise that our legislative coverage will center on those things that matter most to you.

Legislature passes bill banning teen drivers from talking on cellphones

A bill that would fine teen drivers a maximum of $25 for talking on the phone was passed by the Senate Wednesday. Read more »

March 13, 2013

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Legislature approves more than $150M extra to public education budget

Utah's public schools will see the largest funding increase in years under the terms of a revised budget that unanimously passed the House of Representatives... Read more »

March 13, 2013

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Legislature passes bill allowing for protective orders in dating relationships

Despite protests that "roughhousing" teens could be subject to court orders, the Utah Senate gave final passage to a bill that enables Utahns 18 and older who are... Read more »

March 12, 2013

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Utah Marriage Commission gets final nod from Legislature

The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill enshrining the Utah Marriage Commission in state law. Read more »

March 12, 2013

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Utahns celebrate home energy efficiency reforms

New homes won't be as drafty and utility costs will be lower after Utah lawmakers unanimously signed off on the first substantial revision of new home construction... Read more »

March 12, 2013

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Driver's license division may issue temporary IDs

The state driver's license division may issue temporary IDs under a bill that was passed Tuesday by the Utah Senate. Read more »

March 12, 2013

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Bill to fine teens for talking on phone while driving fails in Senate

A bill that would fine minors as much as $50 for talking on the phone while driving failed 11-13 Tuesday in the Senate. Read more »

March 12, 2013

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Utah to collect, keep demographic information on abortions

Abortion statistics will be part of the state record, according to a bill passed by the Utah House of Representatives on Tuesday. Read more »

March 12, 2013

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46 lawmakers sign on as co-sponsors of suicide prevention bill

In a display of bipartisan support, 46 representatives — both Republicans and Democrats — have joined as co-sponsors of a bill that requires parental... Read more »

March 12, 2013

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'Zion curtain' will continue to stand in Utah restaurants for now

The so-called "Zion curtain" that shields diners from liquor displays and alcohol dispensing in Utah restaurants won't be coming down anytime soon. Read more »

March 12, 2013

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Utah Legislature approves bill that covers oral chemotherapy

Cancer patients may now have additional options for treatment, as far as insurance coverage goes. Read more »

March 12, 2013

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Utah Legislature adopts '66 by 2020' education goal

An eight-year goal to increase the number of adults in the state with a postsecondary education was officially adopted Tuesday by the Utah Legislature. Read more »

March 12, 2013

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'Robin Hood' school funding bill survives Senate, heads to House

A controversial proposal to redistribute the property taxes collected by local school districts narrowly cleared the Senate Monday after divisive debate. Read more »

March 12, 2013

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Got gun? Senate favors bill saying you don't need permit

The Utah Senate gave initial approval Tuesday to a controversial bill that would allow people to carry concealed guns without a permit. Read more »

March 12, 2013

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Bill prompted by Swallow consulting work passes House

A bill aimed at stopping political appointees in the state's elected executive offices, including the attorney general's office, was approved Tuesday by the House. Read more »

March 12, 2013

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Increase in public school funding helps Utah buy time to plan

What could have been a tense protest was instead an event of celebration as students, parents, teachers and business leaders filled the Capitol rotunda Monday night to... Read more »

March 11, 2013

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House lawmakers reject e-cigarette and tobacco products tax

A bill that would have taxed tobacco candies that arent yet sold in Utah failed 29-44 in the House Monday. Read more »

March 11, 2013

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State income tax credit to aid the working poor passes House

A bill to establish a state-level earned income tax narrowly passed in the Utah House of Representatives on Monday evening, advancing to the Senate by a vote of 41-30. Read more »

March 11, 2013

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Alzheimer's disease advocates take to the hill for future support

Other than a resolution acknowledging the widespread issue, there isn't any pending legislation affecting Alzheimer's patients or their families in Utah this year.... Read more »

March 11, 2013

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