2017 Legislative Action Center

The 2017 General Session of the Utah Legislature convenes on Monday, January 23, 2017, and is scheduled to end Thursday, March 9. Our Legislative Committee meets on a near-daily basis during the session to evaluate legislation and help formulate policy positions. We compile a list of bills to track that directly or indirectly impact our work. We will keep you updated on all legislation affecting sexual violence during the 45-day session. We will be updating the status of bills regularly and keep this webpage as updated as possible. For real time updates, follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our email newsletter. If you have an interest in a bill not on our tracking list and would like to bring it to our attention, please contact us. During the beginning of the session, many requested bills will be in "Boxcar" status, meaning the language is still being drafted. As those bills are numbered and introduced, we will review and formulate positions on those bills and add them to our tracking list. You can find a complete list of bills/bill requests on the Utah State Legislature's website.

We look forward to working with you as we work to enact legislation that will help us eliminate sexual violence in our community. If you have questions or concerns about a particular piece of legislation, please let us know. You can always reach us at 801-746-0404 or [email protected].

Bill      Title  Sponsor  View  Status  Votes   Action Needed
HB215 Reproductive Health Education and Services Amendments Rep. Brian King Priority Support Killed in committee.  Defeated 2- 12 in House Education Committee.   No more action  this year.
HB200 Sexual Assault Kit Processing Amendments Rep. Angela Romero Priority Support Favorable recommendation from committee. Waiting on floor action. House Passed Unanimously.  Email your  Senator
HB137 Public Education Curriculum Requirements Rep. Keven Stratton Priority Oppose Waiting for Committee action. House Education Committee Held on 2/6/2017.    Email your  representative
HB17 Offenses Against the Person Amendments Rep. Lowry Snow Priority Support Favorable recommendation from committee. Waiting on floor action.

House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee passed 10-0-2 on 2/16/2017.

House passed 71-2-2. 

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HB251  Campus Advocate Confidentiality Amendments  Rep. Angela Romero  Priority Support  Waiting for Senate Committee action.

House Judiciary Committee passed unanimously 2/14/2017.

House passed 75-0 on 2/27/2017.

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HB141  Unborn Child Protection Amendments  Rep. Keven Stratton  Oppose  Waiting for Senate Committee action. 

Committee passed 9-2-1 on 2/10/2017. 

House Passed 56-13-6 on 2/24/2017.

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HB222  Criminal Offenses Modifications  Rep. Stephen Handy  Oppose  Committee voted to hold. Committee voted 9-1-1 to hold on 2/7/2017.    Email your  representative. 
HB326  Campus Sexual Violence Protection Act  Rep. Kim Coleman  Oppose Defeated on the House Floor. 

Committee passed 8-2-2 on 2/17/2017.

House defeated 32-38-5 on 2/28/2017. 

 No more action  this year. 
HB239  Juvenile Justice Amendments  Rep. Lowry Snow Support House 3rd Reading Calendar.  Committee voted for favorable recommendation 12-0.   Email your  representative.
HB274  Human Trafficking Modifications  Rep. Angela Romero  Support  House 3rd Reading Calendar.  House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee passed 10-0-2 on 2/17/2017.   Email your  representative.