LOGAN – The 2018 session of the Utah Legislature will all be over Thursday afternoon. Republican State Senator Lyle Hillyard said it looks good right now for all of his bills, although there was one he decided to withdraw for now.
That bill has to do with surrogacy, an issue he has studied for some time.
“It’s trying to protect women who go into surrogacy and become surrogate mothers,” he said. “Many of them have had it work out really, really well, but there have been some people taken advantage of and I think they need to be protected. Secondly is the cost. I don’t like the analogy but it has been described as selling babies. I think there ought to be fair fees paid for people who do that but some of the figures I’m hearing are startling.”
Hillyard said there are issues on the bill he wants to work on. Because of that he plans to adjust it this summer and bring it back later. Hillyard it has been a better session than last year for education, where he serves on the appropriations committee.