LGBT advocates and representatives of the LDS Church are on hand for the unveiling of a combined religious liberties and non-discrimination bill [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
Mitt Romney sends a letter to legislative leaders blasting the Utah GOP's plan to hold a presidential caucus instead of a primary in 2016 [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune].
A newly released bill in the House would give the legislature and governor veto power over the prison relocation decision only if Gov. Gary Herbert calls a special session [Tribune].
The Utah House and Senate appear at odds over how members of the state school board should be elected [Tribune, Deseret News].
A Senate panel advances a compromise bill to prohibit drivers from talking on cell phones unless they use a hands-free device [Tribune, Deseret News].
Legislators give final passage to a bill raising fees for driving privilege cards for undocumented immigrants [Tribune].
Rep. Marc Roberts is sponsoring legislation that would convene a grand jury if an alleged crime involves allegations of corruption against a public official or use of deadly force by a police officer [Utah Policy].
Legislators advance a bill paving the way for electric car company Tesla to open a dealership in Utah [Tribune].
A House committee approves a plan to rename a section of I-15 after the late Speaker Becky Lockhart [Deseret News, Tribune].
On this day in history:
1692 – The Salem village of the Massachusetts Bay colony began their infamous witch hunt. It eventually resulted in the executions of 19 men and women.
1781 – The American colonies adopted the Articles of Confederation.
1872 – Yellowstone National Park was established by an act of congress.
1954 – Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five members of Congress.
1971 – A bomb exploded in the Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol, causing $300,000 damage but no injuries. The Weather Underground, a leftist radical group that opposed the Vietnam War, claimed responsibility.