VIDEO: Sen. Doug Ericksen proposes amendment to safely reopen economy

The state legislature passed a bill to appropriate $2.2 billion in COVID federal funding to schools, healthcare, housing, businesses and more.

Senate Republicans offered several amendments to make it better, including one from Sen. Doug Ericksen that would have allowed businesses like restaurants and gyms to safely reopen.

Democrats defeated the motion on a procedural technicality.

Later, Ericksen spoke before final passage of the bill.