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Utah State Legislature – 2015 General Session
Bills of Interest to Voices for Utah Children
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HB 18 Children's Hearing Aid Program AmendmentsRep. Rebecca EdwardsMakes the Children's Hearing Aid Program ongoing and increases the eligbility age for the program to children age 6 and under. SupportSenate 3rd Reading
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HB 28 Medicaid Management of Emergency Department Rep. Michael Kennedy Charges Department of Health with convening stakeholders to determine ways to increase access and support of primary care and urgent care.SupportPassed, waiting Governor's Signature
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H.B. 33 American Indian-Alaskan Native Education AmendmentsRep. Jack R. DraxlerModifies provisions related to American Indian-Alaskan Native education.Support
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HB 49 Clean Fuel School Buses and InfrastructureRep. Stephen HandyProvides grants to replace school buses and create infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles
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HB 105 Antidiscrimination ModificationsRep. Justin MillerModifies the Anti-discrimination Act to address breastfeeding and medical conditions related to breastfeeding
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HB 130 Age Limit for Tobacco Related ProductsRep. Kraig PowellProhibits the sale of tobacco and related products to anyone under the age of 21.SupportHous rules
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HB 156 Medicaid Preferred Drug ListRep. Raymond WardEliminates exemption for psychotropic and anti-psychotic drugs on state's Mediciad Preferred Drug ListOpposed--Unless savings are reinvested in Medicaid program, VUC opposes these types of Medicaid cuts.Held in House HHS 2/19/15
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HB 197 Educator Licensing AmendmentsRep Kim ColemanForbids school boards from requiring administrative and supervisory applicants to have a graduate degree, teaching license, and other criteria
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HB 199 Pilot Program for Assistance for Children with Disabilites and Complex Medical ConditionsRep. Ed ReddExpands Medicaid coverage to families with children with comples helath conditions regardless of family inocmeSupportSenate 2nd Reading
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HB 242 State and Local Government Employee PoliciesRep. Justin MillerRequires accomodations for public employees who breastfeed
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HB 277 STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR CIVIL ACTIONSRep Ken IvoryEliminates the statute of limitations for civil actions for child sexual abuse
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HB 316 Parental Leave for State EmployeesRep. Justin MillerRequires state agencies to offer parental leave at birth or adoption of a child
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HB 446 EXTENSION OF PRIMARY CARE NETWORK AND MEDICAID BENEFITS UNDER EXISTING 70/30 FEDERAL/STATE COST SHARING AMENDMENTSRep. James DunniganThis bill authorizes the extension of primary care network benefits to adults under 100% of the federal poverty level and extension of traditional Medicaid benefits to certain adults without a dependent child and certain adults with a dependent child.Oppose
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SB 12 Child Care AmendmentsSen. Allen ChristensenCloses a loophole in background checks for childcare workersSupportHouse 3rd Reading
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SB 83 Medicaid Expansion ProposalSen. Gene DavisExpands Utah's Medicaid program to all adult citizens with incomes below 138% FPLSupportSenate Rules
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SB 97 Property Tax Equalization AmendmentsSen Aaron OSmundCreats Minimum Basic Growth Account and amends calculation of school minimum basic tax rate
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SB 104 Education Elections and Reporting AmendmentsSen. Alvin JacksonMakes some school board elections partisan.
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SB 153 Access to Health CareSen. Allen ChristensenExpands Medicaid only to those deemed "Medically Frail"OpposeSenate 2nd Reading
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SB 164 Access to Health Care AmendmentsSen. Brian ShiozawaGovernor Herbert's Healthy Utah PlanSupportSenate 2nd reading
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#ERROR!Sen. Daniel ThatcherEstablishes a crisis line at University Nueropsychiatric Insititute for anonymous reporting of violent threats, bullying, suicidal behavior at schools
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H.J.R. 7 Joint Resolution Calling for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. ConstitutionRep. Kraig PowellCalls for a federal Constitutional Convention and a federal Balanced Budget AmendmentOpposed - see fact sheet
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