SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah lawmakers are once again considering proposal that aims to attract the builder of a large, convention-sized hotel in in downtown Salt Lake City with tax credits.
The Utah House killed a version of the idea on the last night of the session last year.
But this year's proposal is returning with backing from leaders in the Utah House, including Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo.
The hotel would be built with private money, but under the bill, up to $75 million in public funds could be used for tax rebates if the hotel generates tourism revenue.
Lockhart says she's signed on this year because of a provision requiring some tourism revenue to be used to promote attractions throughout the state.
A legislative committee is scheduled to hear the proposal Tuesday afternoon.