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SALT LAKE CITY — Despite the work of a fourth-grade class, the Utah Legislature rejected a bill that would designate the golden retriever as the official state domestic animal.
Rep. Jacob Anderegg, R-Lehi, spoke in favor of the bill, saying while lawmakers are often criticized for hearing trivial bills, the bill should be supported because it engages Utah’s youth in the Legislative process.
“This was part of an educational process, and let’s respect that,” Anderegg said.
The debate concluded before any lawmaker spoke against it, but the bill failed on a 27-43 vote.
— Katie McKellar