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Lawmakers Face Final Day of Legislative Session

Lawmakers Face Final Day of Legislative Session

Posted - Mar. 3, 2004 at 8:11 a.m.



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(KSL News) Less than 24 hours left in the legislative session, and every second will be used by lawmakers and lobbyists pushing for their causes.

Firefighters from all along the Wastach front packed into the rotunda yesterday, working to protect their pension fund from being used as a budget-balancing tool.

Their colleagues in law enforcement came away happy -- a bill allowing police agencies to cash in on assets seized in drug busts was approved.

The money from the assets previously went to schools.

Chief Jon Greiner/Ogden City Police Dept.: "Law enforcement wants citizens to feel safe in their homes, that's a constitutional guarantee. But on the other hand, I don't think our citizens want our drug dealers to go scott free."

Other measures that have been passed include:

A ten percent tax on strip clubs and escort services.

A bill protecting the private medical records of workers injured on the job.

And a bill prohibiting anyone other than judges, the clergy and a few elected officials from performing marriage ceremonies.

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