Disability Law Center

2019 Legislative Session Bill Tracker

Area

Number

Sponsor

Title

Description

SFY $

Status

Position

Tier

Abuse & Neglect

Adams

Bail Bond Amendments

In Process

Anderegg

Law Enforcement Vehicle Amendments

In Process

SB 40

Christensen

Child Welfare Sunset Provisions

Extends the sunset date of the psychotropic medication oversight pilot project to 2024.

Introduced

SB 39

Fillmore

Assisted Outpatient Treatment for Mental Illness

Lowers the standard for court-ordered treatment to whether an individual is likely to pose a substantial danger to him/herself or others. Specifically excludes forced medication and doesn’t provide for enforcement.

Introduced

Harper

Bureau of Criminal Identification Amendments

In Process

Harper

Child Welfare Amendments

In Process

Harper

Parental Defense Amendments

In Process

SB 53

Hillyard

Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and other Protective Arrangements Act

Requires a court visitor to inform a judge concerning the functional abilities and living situation of an individual subject to a proposed guardianship. Requires a judge be satisfied that all less restrictive alternatives to a guardianship, including supported decision-making, have been considered and found insufficient before granting one. Requires guardians to develop a guardianship plan and report progress annually.

Introduced

SB 85

Vickers

Secure Transport Designation Amendments

Requires a provider that transports a behavioral health client, who needs observation during transport, between facilities to be certified.

Introduced

SB 103

Thatcher

Victim Targeting Penalty Enhancements

Generally increases the penalty for a communal offense by one degree if it is found, beyond reasonable doubt, that the offender selected the victim because of his or her disability, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics.

Introduced

Thatcher

Crisis Response Amendments

In Process

SB 32

Weiler

Indigent Defense Act Amendments

Recodifies the Indigent Defense Act.

In Process

Weiler

Indigent Defense Amendments

In Process

Weiler

Juvenile Restitution Amendments

In Process

Arent

Criminal Definitions Amendments

In Process

Dailey-Provost

Traumatic Brain Injury Coverage Gap Modifications

In Process

Daw

Substance Use Treatment Audits

In Process

HB 17

Eliason

Firearm Violence and Suicide Prevention Amendments

Directs the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to create a firearm safety brochure and packet, and develop a program to offer a gun lock in the coupon for a gun safe.

Introduced

Hutchings

Board of Pardons and Parole Amendments

In Process

Hutchings

Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice Amendments

In Process

Hutchings

Juvenile Justice Services Governance Amendments

In Process

Hutchings

Public School Mental Health Amendments

In Process

Ivory

Board of Pardons and Parole Amendments

In Process

Ivory

Adult Protective Services Amendments

In Process

McKell

Criminal Code Amendments

In Process

Moss, C

Jail Drug Treatment Program

In Process

Perry

Law Enforcement Information Protection Amendments

In Process

Pitcher

Inmate Restrictions Standards Amendments

In Process

Robertson

Law Enforcement Use of Biometric Information

In Process

Ray

Civil Commitment Amendments

In Process

Ray

Insurance Coverage for Inmates

In Process

HB 20

Romero

Human Trafficking Amendments

Among other things, makes trafficking a vulnerable adult a 1st degree felony.

Introduced

Snow

Juvenile Justice Reform Amendments

In Process

Snow

Uniform Veterans Treatment Court Act

In Process

Snow

Violent Offender Information Amendments

In Process

Spendlove

Domestic Violence Response Amendments

In Process

Stoddard

Domestic Violence Definition Amendments

In Process

HB 36

Ward

Bureau of Criminal Identification Reporting Amendments

Requires individuals found mentally unfit to purchase a firearm by a court or subject to a protective order be reported to the Bureau of Criminal Identification and the National Crime Information Center.

Access & Rights

Anderegg

Homeless Shelter Oversight Program

In Process

SB 34

Anderegg

Affordable Housing Modifications

Includes money for new affordable housing. Cities can allow mother-in-law apartments and rooms for single renters. They are encouraged to promote high- density housing near transit.

$24 million

Introduced

Bramble

Community Development Amendments

In Process

Bramble

Election Law Changes

In Process

Bramble

Rental Car Amendments

In Process

Chew

Homeless Shelter Funding Revisions

In Process

SB 98

Harper

Community Reinvestment Agency Amendments

Among other things, if a community reinvestment agency project area plan contains only nonresidential development, among other things the bill removes the requirement that the agency include a housing allocation.

Introduced

Harper

Voting and Candidacy Amendments

In Process

Thatcher

Ballot Amendments

In Process

Thatcher

Election Law  Reporting Amendments

In Process

Briscoe

Affordable Housing Bond

In Process

Chew

Homeless Shelter Funding Revisions

In Process

HB 38

Dunnigan

Administrative Appeal Rights

Allows an individual to go to the Department of the Housing and Urban Development, if the director of the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division denies a housing discrimination claim or appeal.

Introduced

HB 43

Dunnigan

Support Animal Amendments

Makes it a Class C misdemeanor to misrepresent a pet as an emotional support or assistance animal.

Introduced

Handy

Extreme Risk Protective Order

In Process

HB 101

Spendlove

Autonomous Vehicle Regulations

Creates a structure under which self driving cars can operate and be tested on Utah roads.

Introduced

Thurston

Abuse of Process and Demand Letter Amendments

In Process

Community Integration

Anderegg

Medicaid Inspector General Amendments

In Process

Anderegg

Truth in Medical Services Costs Act

In Process

SB 95

Bramble

Autism Amendments

After 2020, does Not allow a health insurance plan to limit the number of hours of applied behavior analysis services covered.

Introduced

SB 11

Christensen

Medicaid Dental Coverage Amendments

Offers dental services to Medicaid enrollees who are 65 or over. Utilizes the University of Utah dental school and clinics where possible.

Introduced

SB 96

Christensen

Medicaid Expansion Adjustments

Repeals Proposition 3 by reducing eligibility for Medicaid to 100% of the federal poverty level, capping per-person spending, adding a work requirement, and denying coverage if an enrollee doesn’t comply with it. The bill also provides 12-month continuous eligibility for newly-eligible enrollees and allows Medicaid to help support housing.

Introduced

Davis

Medicaid Expansion Amendments

In Process

SB 38

Fillmore

Mental Health Amendments

Requires a treating professional to make a patient aware of his or her right to waive privacy and confidentiality under HIPAA.

Introduced

SCR 1

Fillmore

Concurrent Resolution on the Payment for Treatment in an Institution for Mental Illness

Encourages Congress to allow Medicaid to pay for more than 15 inpatient mental health treatment days.

Introduced

SCR 4

Milner

Concurrent Resolution Directing Creation of a Request for Payment Pilot Program

Directs the Public Employees Health Plan to develop a value-based healthcare pilot project.

Introduced

Weiler

Disability Amendments

In Process

HB 121

Dailey-Provost

End-of-life Prescription Provisions

Allows an individual, whom two physicians agree has a terminal diagnosis, to make an informed decision to request medication to end his or her own life. Requires at least a 15-day waiting period.

Introduced

Dailey-Provost

Traumatic Brain Injury Coverage Gap Modifications

In Process

Dailey-Provost

Opioid Prescribing Amendments

In Process

Daw

Substance Abuse Treatment Amendments

In Process

Dunnigan

Utah Health Code Amendments

In Process

Dunnigan

Nurse Practice Act Amendments

In Process

Eliason

Controlled Substance Abuse Amendments

In Process

Hutchings

Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Physical Rehabilitation Fund Amendments

In Process

Ivory

Telemedicine Reimbursement Amendments

In Process

King

Medical Marijuana Modifications

In Process

HB 106

Judkins

Medical Marijuana Modifications

Makes an autoimmune disorder a qualifying condition.

Introduced

HB 166

Lisonbee

Down Syndrome Non-discrimination Abortion Act

If allowed by a court, a doctor would be prohibited from performing an abortion for a woman he or she suspects may be seeking it because the child might have Down Syndrome.

Introduced

Ray

Utah Health Insurance Medical Marijuana Act

In Process

Spendlove

Nutrition Assistance Amendments

In Process

Thurston

Health Insurance Modifications

In Process

Thurston

Pharmacy Pricing Transparency

In Process

Ward

Opioid Prescription Regulation Amendments

In Process

Ward

Persons with Disabilities Transition Fund Amendments

In Process

HB 115

Watkins

Limitations on Family Services

Except in the case of a child adopted from state custody, the Division of Child and Family Services may not provide in-home support to a family, unless a child’s health or safety is immediately endangered.

Introduced

Winder

Healthcare Cost Transparency Act

In Process

Education

Anderegg

Public Education Information System Uniformity Act

In Process

SB 106

Fillmore

Mental Health Services in Schools

Directs the Department of Health to request a state plan amendment allowing Medicaid to pay for mental health services in schools.

Introduced

Ballard

Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution - State Board of Education Governance

In Process

Eliason

Public Education Budget Amendments

In Process

Hutchings

Public School Mental Health Amendments

In Process

Ivory

At-risk Student Amendments

In Process

HB 27

Peterson

Public Education Definitions Amendments

In Process

HB 28

Peterson

Public Education Definitions Coordination

In Process

HB 29

Peterson

Special Education Recodification

Updates definitions and language related to special education.

Introduced

Pulsifer

Cell Phone Policies in Schools

In Process

Pulsifer

Changes to the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind

In Process

Pulsifer

School Counselor Amendments

In Process

HB 81

Pulsifer

School Counselor Services

Directs the state school board to make rules recommending the direct and indirect services school counselors can provide, and the amount of time that should be spenton each.

Introduced

HB 92

Pulsifer

Violence Data Study

Contract with a university for a study of the nature, prevalence, and impact of all types of violence in Utah. Report to the legislature by 2021.

$100,000

Robertson

Minimum School Program Revisions

In Process

Robertson

Student Prosperity Savings Program Amendments

In Process

Snow

School Absenteeism and Truancy Amendments

In Process

Spendlove

Concurrent Resolution Encouraging High Expectations of Students with Disabilities

In Process

HB 120

Ward

Student and School Safety Assessment

Directs the Utah State Board of Education and school districts to create threat  assessment and student support teams. The teams are made up of educational staff, mental health professionals, and law enforcement. Students whose statements or behavior suggest they may be a “threat” to themselves or others can be referred to the team

$99,950,000

Introduced

Winder

School Safety Funding Amendments

In Process

Employment

Anderegg

Utah Apprenticeship Act

In Process

Anderegg

Veterans Preference in Private Employment

In Process

Bramble

Utah Works Program

In Process

Brooks

Social Security Tax Amendments

In Process

Spendlove

Intergenerational Poverty Work and Self-sufficiency Tax Credit

In Process

Thurston

Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution - Right to Pursue a Trade, Vocation, Occupation, or Career

In Process

Winder

Career Opportunity Awareness

In Process

Agency & Other

Anderegg

Proof of Insurance Amendments

In Process

Anderegg

Single User Data Correlation Act

In Process

Bramble

GRAMA Amendments

In Process

Harper

Licensing Amendments

In Process

Harper

Modifications to Government Records Provisions

In Process

Henderson

Local Government Records Request Procedures

In Process

Hillyard

Judiciary Amendments

In Process

Hillyard

Protection of Personal Information Act Amendments

In Process

Weiler

Adoption Amendments

In Process

Hall

Electronic Information or Data Privacy

In Process

Roberts

Regulatory Sandbox

In Process

Ray

State Databases Amendments

In Process

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