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Bill Tracker

Learn about the bills we are tracking during the 2022 Utah Legislative Session. Click the plus sign next to each bill for more information and how you can take action. This tracker will be updated regularly throughout the session, which runs January 18 - March 4, 2022.

Bills We Support

HB 220 - Pregnancy and Postpartum Medicaid Coverage Amendments

Requires the Medicaid program to apply for a waiver or a state plan amendment to extend health coverage to postpartum women up to 200% of the federal poverty level for 1 year after giving birth. 

HB 220

Fact Sheet from Utah Health Policy Project

Sponsor: Rep. Rosemary Lesser

Location: House file for bills not passed

HB 77 - Medication for Inmates

Removes the sunset date from the law passed in 2021 requiring county jails to provide inmates with prescribed contraceptives.

HB 77

Fact Sheet

Sponsor: Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost, Sen. Luz Escamilla

Location: Enrolling

SB 105 - Family Planning Services Amendments

Requires the Medicaid program to apply for a waiver or a state plan amendment to extend family planning services to certain low-income individuals.

SB 105

Fact Sheet

Sponsor: Sen. Derek Kitchen

Location: Senate file for bills not passed

SB 185 - Children's Health Coverage Amendments

Directs the Department of Health to expand eligibility for the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program to include all Utah children, including those who do not currently qualify. 

SB 185

Sponsor: Sen. Luz Escamilla

Location: Senate file for bills not passed

SB 117 - Utah Antidiscrimination Act Amendments

Amends the Utah Antidiscrimination Act to provide protection for a trait historically associated with race, including a protective hairstyle. Establishes that a "protective hairstyle" includes braids, locks, afros, curls, and twists.

SB 117

Sponsor: Sen. Derek Kitchen

Location: Senate file for bills not passed

SB 138 - Healthy Lifestyle Amendments

Amends a provision related to instruction about abstinence from sexual activity; permits a local education agency to provide certain additional content in sex education instruction with written parental consent.

SB 138

Sponsor: Sen. Kathleen Riebe

Location: Senate file for bills not passed

HB 274 - Health Education Amendments

Requires the State Board of Education to establish curriculum requirements that include instruction in sexual assault resource strategies and sexual violence behavior prevention. It amends provisions related to when a student receives health education instruction. 

HB 274

Sponsor: Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, Sen. Kirk Cullimore

Location: House file for bills not passed

HB 162 - Period Products for Schools

Requires local school boards and charter school governing boards to provide period products in all school facilities.

HB 162

Learn more from the Period Project

Sponsor: Rep. Karianne Lisonbee, Sen. Ann Millner

Location: Enrolling

SB 104 - Community Health Worker Certification Process

Creates a state certification for community health workers; defines terms; and requires the Department of Health to administer the certification.

SB 104

Sponsor: Sen. Luz Escamilla, Rep. Stewart Barlow

Location: Enrolling

HB 176 - Utah Health Workforce Act

Creates the Utah Health Workforce Advisory Council and Information Center; requires the council to provide information and recommendations to government entities regarding policy decisions that affect Utah's health workforce; and conduct research regarding Utah's health workforce. 

HB 176

Sponsor: Rep. Norman Thurston , Rep. Val Peterson

Location: Enrolling

HB 165 - Food Sales Tax Amendments

Removes the state sales and use tax imposed on amounts paid or charged for food and food ingredients; excludes candy from the definition of food and food ingredients; and makes technical and conforming changes.

HB 165

Sponsor: Rep. Rosemary Lesser

Location: House file for bills not passed

HB 126 - Division of Juvenile Justice Services Rulemaking Amendments

Requires the Division of Juvenile Justice Services to create rules regarding policies and procedures to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual assaults of minors in detention and secure care facilities. 

HB 126

Sponsor: Rep. Angela Romero , Sen. Luz Escamilla

Location: Enrolling

SB 100 - Paid Leave Modifications

Requires certain state employers to offer paid parental leave.

SB 100

Sponsor: Sen. Todd Weiler , Rep. Val Peterson

Location: Enrolling

HB 238 - State Holiday Modifications

Provides that Juneteenth National Freedom Day shall be observed on June 19 of each year as a holiday throughout the State. 

HB 238

Sponsor: Rep. Sandra Hollins, Sen. Jacob Anderegg

Location: Enrolling

HB 32 - Health Care Worker Protections

Enacts enhanced penalties for assault or threat of violence against an owner, employee, or contractor of a health facility; and creates an automatic sunset date for the provisions in this bill.

HB 32

Sponsor: Rep. Robert Spendlove, Sen. Don Ipson

Location: Enrolling

SB 63 - Bereavement Amendments

Requires state and local governments to provide bereavement leave for employees who experience a miscarriage or stillbirth.

SB 63

Sponsor: Sen. Wayne Harper, Rep. Cheryl Acton

Location: Enrolling

Bills We Oppose

HB 382 - Abortion Modifications

Makes changes to the online module to include video images of fetal development, audio of fetal heartbeats, and photos and descriptions of abortion procedures. Requires patients to sign a certificate under penalty of perjury in the presence of a witness from the health center that they viewed the entire online module. Requires all patients completing the informed consent counseling sessions to make two trips to a health center at least 72 hours apart.  Requires reporting of abortion procedure complications. And a $50,000 fine for a physician who violates this statute. 

HB 382

Fact Sheet

Sponsor: Rep. Kera Birkeland

Location: House file for bills not passed

Thank you to everyone who contacted their rep -- this bill did not advance! 

HB 11 - Student Eligibility in Interscholastic Activities

Creates a commission to determine individual eligibility for transgender and non-binary youth to participate in K-12 sports. Imposes a hormone treatment requirement for a student athlete whose birth certificate is amended to reflect a male-to-female transition.

Despite opposition to the amendment from both sides of the aisle, the bill narrowly passed in a 16-13 vote. It then went back to the House, where it passed 46-29. 

HB 11 

Sponsor: Rep. Kera Birkeland, Sen. Curtis Bramble

Location: Enrolling - Governor Cox stated he will veto the bill

Please thank Governor Cox and all the legislators who voted against this bill. You can find the Senate vote here and House votes here to see who to thank.

HB 127 - Medical Practice Amendments

Makes it unprofessional conduct for a health care professional to provide gender-affirming health care for a minor.

HB 127

Fact Sheet from Equality Utah

Sponsor: Rex Shipp

Location: House file for bills not passed

HB 81 - Sexual Solicitation Amendments 

Modifies the elements of the offense of prostitution; adjusts the elements and penalties for the offense of patronizing a prostitute; amends the enhanced penalties for HIV positive offenders for the offenses of prostitution, patronizing a prostitute, and sexual solicitation.

HB 81

Sponsor: Rep. Susan Pulsipher, Sen. Wayne Harper

Location: Enrolling