Utah State University's mascot, Big Blue, rallies legislators in the Capitol rotunda in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. Lawmakers on Tuesday also honored Unified police officer Jon Richey and fallen officer Doug Barney. Richey was injured and Barney was killed in a Holladay shootout a week before lawmaker convened for the session. Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch also paid a visit to lawmakers, telling them that it's "fair to both sides" to wait until a new president is elected to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court left by the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The annual 45-day session, which wraps up March 10, is at its halfway point.