Silas Walker, Deseret News
FILE - The Capitol in Salt Lake City is pictured on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.

SALT LAKE CITY — With less than 10 working days left, the 2019 Legislature has a full day of committee hearings Monday as numerous bills snake their ways through both chambers.

The House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee will consider HB386, which creates the Affordable Housing Preservation Fund and describes the allowable uses of money from the fund. The bill proposes a $20 million budget for the program.

READ MORE: Utah House committee approves $20 million for affordable housing program

Other issues at the Statehouse include:

  • After nearly an hour of sometimes emotional debate, the Senate voted 19-9 to advance a hate crimes bill to a final vote in the chamber. The sponsor of SB103, Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City, said he had never felt more pressure than as the sponsor of legislation that has repeatedly failed over the years in the Utah Legislature.

READ MORE: Utah hate crimes bill approved in initial Senate vote

  • The Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee will debate SB181, which would create the Parimutuel Horse Racing Commission and allow for parimutuel horse racing and wagering in Utah.

READ MORE: Parimutuel betting in Utah? Bill's opponents say hold your horses

  • The House Education Committee is taking up SB134, campus safety amendments that require colleges to develop a safety plan and training curriculum.

READ MORE: Father of slain University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey urges support of campus safety bill

  • The House Government Operations Committee has two bills making changes to the voter initiative and referendum processes. SB15 requires an application for a statewide initiative petition to contain information relating to funding sources for the proposed law. HB119 modifies requirements relating to local initiatives and referenda, including petition creation, circulation and signature requirements; timelines; and appeals and other challenges.

READ MORE: Utah bill setting new requirements for local referendums passes House committee

READ MORE: Utah House approves three bills modifying voter initiative process

  • A clean air measure designed to change people's behavior received approval by the Utah House of Representatives on Monday, with lawmakers giving a nod to a pilot program to offer fare free transit on bad air days.

READ MORE: Utah House approves free fare pilot program for cleaner air

  • A bill banning doctors from performing pelvic examinations on anesthetized patients without their consent passed the Senate unanimously Monday and now goes the House.

READ MORE: Bill banning pelvic exams on anesthetized patients without consent passes Utah Senate

  • The Utah House approved a bill Monday allowing victims of domestic and sexual violence who have an approved protective order to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Rep. Christine Watkins, R-Price, the sponsor for HB243, said the bill doesn't change when or where a victim can carry a gun, but just that it can be concealed.

READ MORE: Utah House approves bill giving victims with protective orders the ability to conceal carry gun without permit

  • A bill banning doctors from performing pelvic examinations on anesthetized patients without their consent passed the Senate unanimously and now goes the House.

READ MORE: Bill banning pelvic exams on anesthetized patients without consent passes Utah Senate

Here's what happened on March 1, the 32nd day of the 2019 session:

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  • Members of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted 12-2 to advance HB441, a tax reform bill backed by Gov. Gary Herbert and GOP legislative leaders.
  • Sen. Scott Sandall's SB212, aimed at "dismantling" the Utah Science, Technology and Research initiative launched over a decade ago, found unanimous support from the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee.
  • Gov. Gary Herbert endorsed HB399, a bill that would ban the practice of conversion therapy on minors in the state of Utah, the bill's chief sponsor, Rep. Craig Hall, R-West Valley City, announced.