Utah governor signs bill backed by elementary-school's students

04/1/2014 | Deseret News (Salt Lake City), The

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill into law that changes the state tree from a spruce to a quaking aspen. The bill is the result of a visit last year to Monroe Elementary School, where Herbert was told by students that the aspen is a better representation of the state's forests. The bill was sponsored by former Monroe student Sen. Ralph Okerlund, and the students showed support for the measure by attending hearings at the state Capitol. "It's just wonderful to see our young people getting involved," Herbert said.

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