2017 Legislative Information

 

 

2017 Legislative Bills of Interest 

(updated March 13)

 

 Bills of Interest

 

 HB 123: Juvenile Offenses Amendments (M. Roberts)

Status – A substituted bill passed the House with a unanimous vote. The bill was never scheduled in a Senate committee and was taken directly to a floor vote, where it passed unanimously. Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared

HB 222: Criminal Offenses Modifications (S. Handy)

Status: A substituted bill passed the House floor and the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Committee unanimously. It passed the Senate floor and attempts were made to recall it and vote again, but were unsuccessful due to time constraints. Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared

 

SB 266: Division of Child and Family Services Appeals (D. Henderson)

Status: Passed the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee with a unanimous vote, as well as the House Judiciary Committee and House floor votes unanimously. Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared

 

SB 75: Child Welfare Amendments (L. Fillmore)

Status –Passed the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee., and the House floor vote. Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared

 

HB 17: Offense Against the Person Amendments (L. Snow)

Status – Passed the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee and Senate floor votes unanimously. Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared

 

HB 68: Crime Victims Reparation Board Sunset Extension (L. Christensen)

Status – Passed the Senate floor with a unanimous vote. Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared

 

HB 72: Child Welfare Proceedings Amendments (M. Kennedy)

Status – Was introduced early in the session, but did not progress. Was filed in the House at the session’s conclusion

 

HB 73: Child Placement Amendments (J. Peterson)

Status – Passed the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee with a unanimous vote. Was not able to be heard on the Senate floor and was filed in the House at the session’s conclusion

 

HB92: Physical Restraint in Schools (C. Spackman Moss)

Status – Passed the Senate floor vote unanimously with an amendment. Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared

 

HB 149: Child Abuse Offender Registry (D. Owens)

Status –Passed the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee, and the House floor votes. Currently has been sent for enrolling

 

HB 173: Parental Kidnapping Amendments (V. Potter)

Status: Passed the House floor with a unanimous vote. Failed to pass the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee, and was filed in the House at the session’s conclusion

 

HB 369: Criminal Penalty Enhancements for Sexual Offenses (J. Fawson)

A 2nd and 3rd substitute attempted to define sexual consent. With corrections to this issue in the 4th substitute, it passed the Senate floor vote. Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared

 

SB 37: Statewide Crisis Line (D. Thatcher)

Status – Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared

 

HB 131: Child Placement Revisions (K. Christofferson)

Status – A substituted bill passed the House Judiciary Committee with a unanimous vote, and also passed the House floor. Was never heard in the Senate and was filed in the House at the session’s conclusion

 

HB 137: Public Education Curriculum Requirements (K. Stratton)

Status – Remained held in the House and did not progress. Was filed in the House at the session’s conclusion

 

H.C.R. 10: Concurrent Resolution Encouraging Identification and Support of Traumatic Childhood Experience Survivors (E. Redd) 

Status –Passed the Senate floor unanimously with an amendment. Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared

 

 

 


 

Legislative Bills Beginner's Guide

 

To find a bill:  https://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/BillList?session=2017GSWhen you open a proposed bill, there is an option on the right side to track the bill.  By clicking on email notification, you will receive updates. 

 

To track several bills instead click on the link that says “tracking page”.  In the new page, click on Email Notification List – MANAGE LIST.  Once you have provided an email address, this link will take you to a page with a drop down menu of bill numbers to add.  Be sure to click on the button to receive notifications. 

 

If you would like greater involvement, the Utah State Legislature provides information:  https://le.utah.gov/documents/aboutthelegislature/getinvolved.htm.  You can always contact your elected official but you also have the option to attend a committee meeting.  This is where a proposal is discussed.  If you sign up beforehand, you can provide a public comment of 2 minutes or less at the committee meeting. 

 

Your elected officials rely on your for information to help them make decisions.  Don’t hesitate to have your voice be heard.