SALT LAKE CITY — While Medicaid expansion is still expected to dominate lawmakers' discussions today in the Utah Legislature, there are several other hot topics brewing on Capitol Hill.
In the Senate Business and Labor Committee, officials will discuss SB132, which would modify the permissible percentage of alcohol in beer and heavy beer.
The Utah Senate approved HB19 unanimously with two senators not voting. The proposal, which seeks to better protect victims of sexual violence after they report to police, is headed to the governor's desk for final approval.
Other issues expected to be discussed at the Statehouse during the day include:
• The Senate Transportation, Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Committee is slated to hear SB119 that would extend the date of the automatic repeal of the truck ban on Legacy Parkway.
• The Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee is looking at college campus safety with SB134, which requires an institution of higher education to develop a campus safety plan and a campus safety training curriculum, and includes requirements for what they must address.
Here's what happened on Feb. 6, the 10th day of the 2019 session:2 comments on this story
- A bill replacing voter-approved full Medicaid expansion with a more limited and initially more costly plan passed a House committee Wednesday, but there may be some big changes before it hits the House floor.
- HB166, a bill that would ban abortions solely based on Down syndrome diagnosis, won a favorable recommendation from the House committee with a 9-3 vote. It now goes to the House floor for consideration.
- A bill intended to clarify what health educators in public schools can teach about contraception stalled in the House Education Committee Wednesday on a 6-6 vote.