The Salt Lake Tribune reports:
The bill to change Utah’s state flag squeaked by on the House floor Thursday morning on a razor-thin 40-35 vote, thus ending debate on the surprising controversy that engulfed the Legislature since the start of the 2023 session.
The process of redesigning the state flag began in 2019. The new design emerged from more than 5,700 submissions last year.
Proponents have claimed the redesign would be a good marketing tool for the state because it would look good printed on clothing, mugs or other knickknacks.
Read the full article. Gov. Spencer Cox has until March 23rd to sign or veto the bill. As evidenced by the new design, Utah is known as the “Beehive State.”
The process of redesigning the state flag began in 2019. The new design emerged from more than 5,700 submissions last year. SB31 adopts the redesigned flag as the official flag of Utah and gives three iterations of the current flag.https://t.co/Wdb7aAlm1J
— The Salt Lake Tribune (@sltrib) March 2, 2023