SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah lawmaker says state officials should be required to learn more about state's rights in order to effectively stand up to the federal government.
West Jordan Republican Rep. Ken Ivory is proposing that Utah judges, as well as state and local government lawyers, be required to take an online seminar every two years.
Ivory says the course would review such lessons as which state powers should be checks on Washington.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1nzVwJf) a House committee voted 7-1 Friday to approve the bill.
Salt Lake City Democrat Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck opposed the proposal. She questioned requiring a course not sanctioned by the Utah State Bar for attorneys already expected to have a certain level of expertise.
The measure goes to the full House for consideration.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com