Utah's legislature closes at end of 2017 session 12

Lawmakers work to pass bills in the Senate at the Utah Legislature on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Salt Lake City. As the week comes to a close, so does the 2017 General Session for the 62nd Legislature; Thursday was the last day for the both the Utah House of representatives and the Senate. DOMINC VALENTE, Daily Herald

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.

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