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Utah lawmakers to get a look at mobile medical services at the Capitol

The Capitol in Salt Lake City is pictured on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Silas Walker, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — As lawmakers wrap up their third week of the 2020 legislative session, they will get a tour of mobile health service buses, receive free health screenings and meet the professionals who work to improve health in Utah.

The Huntsman Cancer Institute cancer screening and education bus, University of Utah Health Mobile Crisis Outreach Team and the U.’s wellness bus will be outside the Capitol at noon Friday where health screenings for blood glucose and blood pressure will be available and medical officials will discuss the innovative ways they are expanding their reach throughout Utah.

Other committee action on the Hill includes:

• Members of the House Transportation Committee will discuss HB277, which sets parameters for remote-operated personal delivery devices both in a pedestrian area and on a highway.

• Members of the House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment will consider dogs in watershed areas with HB245. The bill would prohibit a restriction on dogs if the animal never leaves a motor vehicle.

• Members of the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee are hearing amendments to human trafficking statutes. HB291 makes human trafficking an offense subject to registration as a sex offender and provides for human trafficking training for law enforcement officers.

• Members of the Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee are hearing a substitute bill on filling congressional vacancies. HB17 modifies a provision relating to a temporary appointment to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate as well as sets procedures for special elections to fill vacated seats in the U.S. House or Senate.