SALT LAKE CITY — Thursday marks the final day of the 2019 legislative session.

Over the past seven weeks, lawmakers have already passed more than 430 bills and resolutions, and with a full day ahead, are expected to tackle many more.

Both the House and Senate are slated to convene at 8 a.m. today, and if traditional holds, the gavel won’t come down until near midnight.

Here’s what happened on March 13, the 44th day of the 2019 session:

State lawmakers struck a deal to allow beer with slightly more alcohol content to be sold in Utah grocery and convenience stores while a work group studies the issue.
Days after Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s creation of the Utah Inland Port Authority, the Legislature passed a bill that would allow the port to expand into rural areas of the state, sending it to Gov. Gary Herbert’s desk.
A final vote in the Utah Senate officially approved a bill that gives teeth to Utah’s hate crime law, sending the bill to Gov. Gary Herbert, who is expected to sign it into law.
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Source:: Deseret News – Top stories


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