2018 State Legislative Session

Welcome to the 2018 State Legislative Session!

DATES: January 22 – March 8th, 2018

Action Utah leaders have been busy all year meeting with legislators, lobbyists, advocacy organizations, academics and state agencies to learn about policy needs and what proposed legislation is coming down the pipeline. We use survey and polling data to understand where a majority of Utahns stand on the issues and where bridges can be built to find common ground and create policy that reflects our beliefs and needs. We have built a slate of good policy to support during the 2018 State Legislative Session and coordinate directly with the bill sponsor’s strategy to bring community lobbying opportunities to ordinary community members when and how it is most needed.

That means YOU have the chance to impact the issues during the State Legislative Session!

To find out what you can do and when, follow us on our Take Action! page, Facebook, or Twitter, subscribe to our emails or join an Action Team to get email alerts on the issues that matter to you most. Click here for resources and tools to help you advocate. And scroll down for our Bill Tracker!

Bill Tracker

PUBLIC HEALTH BILLS

Bill No. Bill Name Bill Sponsor(s) Floor Sponsor Lobbying Kit Position Status
HB 12 Family Planning Services Amendments Rep. Ray Ward(R-Bountiful) One sheet SUPPORT Filed
HB 41 Mental Health Crisis Line Amendments Rep. Steve Eliason (R-Sandy) Sen. Dan Thatcher (R-Salt Lake/Tooele) SUPPORT Filed
HB 42 Medicaid Waiver for Mental Health Crisis Services Rep. Steve Eliason (R-Sandy) Sen. Dan Thatcher (R-Salt Lake/Tooele) SUPPORT Filed
HB 139 Telepsychiatric Consultation Access Amendments Rep. Steve Eliason (R-Sandy) SUPPORT Filed
Primary Care Network Amendments Rep. Steve Eliason (R-Sandy) SUPPORT In Process
SB 48 Medicaid Waiting Period Amendments Sen. Allen Christensen (R-Morgan/Summit/Weber) OPPOSE Abandoned

FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES

Bill No. Bill Name Bill Sponsor(s) Floor Sponsor Lobbying Kit Position Status
Homeless Services Amendments Rep. Steve Eliason(R-Sandy) article SUPPORT In Process
HB148 Tax Revisions Rep. Tim Quinn (R-Heber) onesheet SUPPORT Filed

ENVIRONMENTAL BILLS

Bill No. Bill Name Bill Sponsor(s) Floor Sponsor Lobbying Kit Position Status
HCR 1 Concurrent Resolution on Global Warming and Climate Change Rep. Ray Ward(R-Bountiful) Info sheet SUPPORT Filed
HB 101 Air Quality Emissions Testing Amendments Rep. Patrice Arent(D-Millcreek) SUPPORT Filed

GOVERNMENT BILLS

Bill No. Bill Name Bill Sponsor(s) Floor Sponsor Lobbying Kit Position Status
HB 67 Voter Registration Amendments Rep. Steve Handy (R-Layton) Info sheet SUPPORT Filed

NOTE: this page will be updated with more great bills we are tracking and where they stand on an ongoing basis throughout the State Legislative Session. We only list bills as they become public at the request of the bill sponsors.