SALT LAKE CITY -- A bill that would allow memorial signs on highways to honor Utah Highway Patrol officers killed in the line of duty will be considered Friday by the House.
Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, is the sponsor of House Bill 182, which would modify the state's transportation code to allow the memorial signs. It states that the signs may be funded by voluntary contributions or funds appropriated by the Legislature.
The action comes less than two years after a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that 14 large crosses, which stood on highways and honored fallen officers, were unconstitutional.
Wilson asked that the bill be considered by the House on the same day families of some of the fallen officers are expected to be at the Capitol.