Cockfighting bill passes the Senate

Posted at 2:57 PM, Mar 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-02 17:00:37-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A bill aimed at cracking down on cockfighting in Utah has passed the Senate on a narrow vote.

State senators voted 17-11 on Monday to pass Senate Bill 134, which was watered down to make it a misdemeanor crime on the first offense and a felony on the second offense. The bill now goes on to the House for consideration.