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Polygamists and people opposed to making polygamy a crime held a protest in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday.

They want HB281 quashed. That's the bill that seeks to undo the ruling in the "Sister Wives" lawsuit, make cohabiting an element of bigamy again and define the crime as a third-degree felony. That would mean the crime is punishable by up to five years in prison.

A previous version of HB281, sponsored by Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, would have made polygamy a crime, but only a misdemeanor. The severity was increased in an amendment made Tuesday on the floor of the House. The bill passed, 59-16.

The Senate has to decide this week what action it will take on the bill.

Opponents wanted to tell the Senate, and maybe Gov. Gary Herbert if he receives any bill, that they consider the legislation an attempt to make them criminals again.