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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators have broken a record this year by proposing more bills than ever before while simultaneously tying a low record for the fewest number of bills passed.

Sen. John Valentine, an Orem Republican who chairs the Senate Rules Committee, says legislators had introduced 738 proposals by Monday.

He says that's "a historic high."

At the same time, legislators have only passed 138 bills as of Friday, which ties 2007 for the lowest number passed six weeks into the session.

Valentine told The Salt Lake Tribune ( that because legislators spent the first week focusing only on the budget, the process for passing other bills has been delayed this year.


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