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 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


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


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


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


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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