Court officials are now taking public comment on a rule change that would allow television cameras in state courtrooms.
The Utah Judicial Council on Monday approved a draft of the rule. The council also approved a draft of a rule that would allow the use of smartphones and tablets in courtrooms at a judge's discretion.
Utah is one of 15 states that currently does not allow television news cameras to record trial court proceedings. If the new rule is approved, the state would join 19 others in allowing video and audio recording of criminal and civil cases at the trial level.