In the absence of paternity leave laws, Utahns are subject to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act which affords qualifying employees up to 12 weeks unpaid leave without threat of job loss.
Utah lawmakers and counterparts in other states seek to balance transparency and power during COVID-19
Each state's contrasting decisions regarding legislative action during COVID-19 highlights the power of the legislature in each state. Their actions also acknowledge the existence of a more fundamental question about the balancing of power between the state legislature and the governor during a state of emergency.
Lawmakers passed measures Friday to help those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and last month's 5.7 earthquake during day two of the Utah Legislature's historic virtual session.
Two new bills presented in the online Special Legislative Session would require the governor to converse with the legislative branch as well as a newly created Public Health and Economic Emergency Commission.
The Legislature of the state of Utah thanked healthcare workers throughout the world for their personal sacrifices and efforts to combat and respond to the “unprecedented challenges facing the state and the world as a result of the spread of COVID-19.”
For the first time in Utah history, lawmakers will be convening while sitting at home during a historic all-virtual special session.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Legislature has wrapped up its work for the year, capping off a session that saw a revision of...
A bill proposed in the Utah Legislature would set up the Infant at Work Pilot Program for eligible employees of the Department of Health.
A slew of bills flooded the Utah legislature during the 2020 session in an attempt to combat underage smoking.As a result, schools now...
Gov. Gary Herbert's signature on a legislative bill will set in a motion the creation and funding of a task force aimed at solving...