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4.2 aftershock rattles Capital City as Utah lawmakers stage historic special session

Legislators meeting via Zoom
Posted at 9:33 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 11:33:24-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers are meeting in a historic special session of the legislature Thursday and for several more days.

It's historic because the legislators will meet via one big Zoom session due to social distancing and group requirements brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

The pandemic is the reason for this special session.

Lawmakers will look at how to proceed with the education system, how Utahns will cast votes come election day, and how over $1 billion in relief funds will be spent.

The aftershock was also top of mind this morning, with state energy officials telling Fox 13's Ben Winslow that no injuries or damage had been reported a couple of hours after the quake hit at 7:41 a.m.