2017 Utah Legislative Session

19 January 2017 Published in New Publications

The 2017 Utah Legislative Session is underway January 23-March 9. We're counting down the session on Twitter and Facebook.  Follow and like us to keep informed! And join our email list to get alerted when we need your help to contact lawmakers.

Learn more about issues affecting children that will be addressed during this session:

Children dont make the lawsTax and Budget Issues

Creating a State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Restoring Investment in Children

Health Issues

12-Month Continuous Eligibility for Utah Kids with Medicaid

Maternal Health

Oral Health

Health Coverage

Education Issues

Full Day Kindergarten

Juvenile Justice Issues

Guiding Principles for Juvenile Justice Reform in Utah

Let's end racial disparities in Utah's juvenile justice system.


Bill Voices for Utah Children Position
HB 57 Reproductive Health and Medicaid Amendments Support
HB 122 Medicaid Waiver for Postpartum Mental Health Coverage Support
HB 137 Public Education Curriculum Requirements Oppose
HB 154 Telehealth Amendments Following
HB 168 Kindergarten Supplemental Enrichment Program Support
HB 198 Concealed Carry Amendments Oppose
HB 215 Reproductive Health Education and Services Amendments Support
HB 223 Elementary School Counselor Program Support
HB 237 Firearms and Domestic Violence Modifications Oppose
HB 239 Juvenile Justice Amendments Support
HB 242 Family and Medical Leave Amendments Support
HB 278 Expenses of Minor Children Amendments Support
HB 294 The Utah Intergenerational Poverty Work and Self-sufficiency Tax Credit Support
HB 308 Public Health Education Module Support
HB 395 Health Insurance Amendments Support
HCR 10 Concurrent Resolution Encouraging Identification and Support of Traumatic Childhood Experiences Survivors Support
SB 46 Medicaid Expansion Amendments Support
SB 51 Dental Managed Care Amendments Support
SB 100 Early Childhood Services Coordination Amendments Support
SB 135 Maternal and Child Health Support
SB 161 Bullying and Hazing Amendments Support
SB 197 Manufacturing Amendments Oppose
SB 210 Equal Pay Amendments Support


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