- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund is heading home from the hospital less than a week after he collapsed at a leadership meeting at the state Capitol.

Okerlund said in a statement on the Utah Senate website that he experienced heart failure on Wednesday but is now doing well.

He says doctors have told him to rest but added that he soon expects to resume his normal schedule.

Okerlund was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after Senate staff members and others found him awake but on the floor outside a meeting room.

Utah lawmakers wrapped up their 45-day session on Thursday.

The Monroe Republican says he plans to return to the Legislature during the first series of interim meetings in May.

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