Remote controlled hunting will not become part of the recreational options in Utah under a ban proposed in SB164.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Michael Waddoups, R-Taylorsville, would join Utah with 34 other states that have made the "sport" illegal.
Remote controlled hunting involves operating a weapon at a game preserve via a remote control mechanism manipulated from a computer. Participants can kill an animal without leaving the comfort of their home.
Representatives from the Utah Humane Society and Division of Wildlife Services testified in support of the bill. It passed the Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee by a unanimous vote and will move on to the Senate floor.