House Bill 141 was sponsored by Rep. Keven Stratton, R-Orem.
This bill would require doctors to inform women that medically induced abortions could be reversed between taking the first and second medication.
If the legislation is signed by the governor, the Department of Health would be required to include the following statement in literature given to someone seeking a medically induced abortion:
"Research indicates that mifepristone alone is not always effective in ending a pregnancy. You may still have a viable pregnancy after taking mifepristone. If you have taken mifepristone but have not yet taken the second drug and have questions regarding the health of your fetus or are questioning your decision to terminate your pregnancy, you should consult a physician immediately."
Spanish Fork Legislators, Sen. Deidre Henderson and Rep. Mike McKell teamed up to sponsor a resolution encouraging the Utah Lake Commission to clean up Utah Lake.
“The Legislature and the Governor urge solutions to address challenges to Utah Lake, including water clarity, water quality, invasive species, and preserving the storage and water supply functions,” the resolution read in part.
House Bill 130, Cannabinoid Research, was sponsored by Rep. Brad Daw, R-Orem.
This bill would not legalize medical marijuana, but would authorize research on cannabis extracts so doctors have enough information to feel comfortable prescribing it as medicine. It would allow for federally approved, institutional review boards to study the medical uses and risks of parts of the marijuana plant.
House Bill 248, Domestic Violence Related Amendments, was sponsored by Rep. LaVar Christensen, R-Draper and Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo.
This bill would allow victims of domestic violence to seek permanent protective orders from a person convicted of domestic violence. That continuous protective order would only go away at the request of the victim.
House Bill 155, Driving Under the Influence and Public Safety Revisions, was sponsored by Rep. Norm Thurston, R-Provo.
This bill lowers the legal Blood Alcohol Content of a driver from .08 to .05. It would make Utah the first state to pass a law lowering the BAC to .05. The law will not take effect until the end of 2018.