Week Three of the 2019 Utah Legislative Session
Week three of the Legislative Session contained a mix of good and bad bills for the Beehive.
First, the bad news… HB 166 passed the House and is now on to the Senate. This bill is about restricting access to abortion, not protecting those with Down syndrome. Stay tuned for an action alert about what to do next.
Now for the good news! Thank Representative Hollins for HJR 8 Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution – Slavery and Involuntary Servitude Prohibition which passed the House on Monday. We are happy to report that HCR 16 Resolution Designating Utah Women’s Voter Registration Day, sponsored by Representative Ballard, passed this week and is on to the Governor’s desk. Finally, HCR 6 Resolution Designating May 5th as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and LGBT+ Awareness Day, sponsored by Representative Romero, passed the House and is waiting for a vote in the Senate. We applaud bills that bring more attention to racial equity, access to voting, and violence affecting indigenous women.
For more on all of the bills we are watching, check out our bill tracker.