* Click this link for the full Legislative schedule for Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011
* The feral cat bill was officially neutered. Members of the House Judiciary Committee voted to take out all references to feral animals from HB210, as well as most of the other language proposed by the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Curt Oda, R-Clearfield. In the end, all that remained of Oda’s bill was a single line, establishing that the “reasonable and necessary” killing of an animal to protect someone from injury or death is a legal defense against misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty. (Trib DNews Herald)
* Representative Steve Sandstrom will make a major announcement regarding his immigration bill this afternoon. Trib DNews ABC4 His enforcement-only approach should move forward to committee this Friday.
* Rep. Ken Ivory’s HB0076 (The Federal Law Evaluation and Response Act) which seeks to establish the line between federal and state authority passed committee yesterday 7-1 and will move on to the house floor.
* Utah lawmakers on Wednesday honored Keith Little and Alfred Peaches, both 86. The pair are among the last surviving World War II Navajo code talkers credited with using their unique language to create “the only unbreakable code ever recorded in military history,” according to a news release.