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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Republican Rep. Brady Brammer, poses for a portrait at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. A proposal to require warning labels on pornography in Utah passed the state House on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, a move an adult-entertainment industry group called a dark day for freedom of expression. Brammer, the lawmaker behind the plan to mandate the labels about potential harm to minors, says it’s aimed at catching the “worst of the worst.”(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah lawmakers get tough on porn, ease up on polygamy

Feb. 18, 2020 7:55 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers voted Tuesday to put new regulations on pornography and remove some on polygamy in separate proposals moving quickly through the Legislature in the deeply conservative state. Senators voted unanimously to change state law to remove the threat of jail time for consenting...

In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, photo, Republican Rep. Brady Brammer, poses for a portrait at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Brammer, a Utah lawmaker unveiled a proposal Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, to require pornography to carry warning labels or be subject to a $2,500 penalty, though an adult-entertainment industry group warned the idea would violate the First Amendment.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah lawmaker proposes warning label for pornography

Feb. 4, 2020 4:47 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker has unveiled a proposal to require pornography to carry warning labels or be subject to a possible $2,500 penalty, though an adult-entertainment industry group warned the idea would violate the First Amendment. The label about the potential harm to minors would have...

This undated photo provided by Matt Pacenza shows a license plate on a vehicle. Utah lawmakers want to know how a license plate with the phrase

Utah eyes personalized license plates after ‘deport’ uproar

Jan. 15, 2020 4:11 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Personalized license plates that spark multiple complaints will get extra scrutiny in Utah amid questions about how a plate emblazoned with the phrase “DEPORTM” could be on the road despite strict state rules and previous objections. If more than one person reports a...