Gov. Norm Bangerter on Thursday signed the eight bills passed during the Legislature's two-day special session last month, including one containing changes to the state's controversial abortion law.
The governor said during the brief signing ceremony in his office that the abortion law changes approved by lawmakers helped clarify the intent of the original legislation, which was passed earlier this year.The most talked-about change to Utah's abortion law, considered the most restrictive in the nation, made it clear that women who have abortions cannot be charged with murder.
Also signed was an $85 million bonding bill for buildings, roads and water projects. The special session was called because the Legislature failed to approve a bonding bill before adjourning.
Other bills approved by lawmakers during the special session and signed into law by the governor Thursday made mostly technical changes and corrections to legislation passed earlier this year.