Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill that decriminalizes sex outside of marriage in the state.
Herbert signed Senate Bill 43 into law on Wednesday, the governor’s office confirmed to TIME.
The bill includes a repeal of the offense of fornication and was sponsored by state Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne. The bill amends other terms in the criminal code legislation, including penalties and offenses related to clandestine drug labs, electronic communications harassment and the return of a marriage license to a county clerk.
Utah’s state legislature passed the bill earlier in March.
Herbert on Monday signed a separate bill that decriminalizes adultery and sodomy between consenting adults, which also constituted misdemeanor crimes.