SALT LAKE CITY — A resolution to encourage schools to retire Native American mascots in Utah's K-12 schools narrowly passed a House committee Monday.
The resolution was put forth in response to controversies surrounding the Bountiful Braves and Cedar City Redmen mascots.
West Valley City Representative Elizabeth Weight's resolution notes that such mascots can be offensive to Native Americans.
The bill made it out of the House Education Committee on a 6-5 vote. It now goes to the full House of Representatives for a vote.