Happy Thursday! I have had a great time serving District 61 in the general session so far. This week, I have been working to get 3 of my bills approved by House committees. My bill to increase sexual assault victims’ access to HIV testing results passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday and will now go through the Senate.
|IN THE NEWS|
Today I was interviewed by Hailey Higgins at FOX13 News about HB 68 – Rental Expenses Disclosure Requirement. This bill requires property owners to disclose rental fees upfront. I sponsored this bill to protect renters from hidden fees and to help property owners lease to tenants who can meet their rental obligations. For more information, here’s the article link: https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/new-bill-requires-renters-fees-be-included-with-price-of-rent.
|An article from State of Reform featured my sponsored bill, HB 135 – Congregate Care Program Amendments. This is an important bill that will serve the large population of out-of-state youth that are in Utah’s residential therapeutic schools and programs. Here’s a link to the article if you’d like to know more about HB 135 and several other health bills in the House: https://stateofreform.com/featured/2021/02/five-new-health-bills-approved-by-utah-house-hhs-committee-including-expansion-of-congregate-care-for-homeless-youth/|
|TUNE IN TO FACEBOOK FRIDAYS|
I’d love to hear from you in this week’s Facebook Friday broadcast! Join me if you’d like to know what I’ve been working on each week or if you have any questions. Last week’s broadcast is posted on my Facebook page in case you missed it.
WEEKLY TOWN HALL I’ll also be live on this Saturday’s Town Hall at noon. You can access the meeting through this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84956063042. I’ll “see” you then!
BILLS PASSED BY THE HOUSE
The House has passed 25 bills this week alone. Here are the bills that passed the House this up till now.
1H.B 20 – Driving Under the Influence Sentencing Amendments
1H.B 53 – Meteorological Evaluation Tower Marking
H.B. 63 – Impact Fees Amendments
1H.B. 70 – Ballot Tracking Amendments
H.B. 85 – Controlled Substance Database Access Amendments
H.B. 102 – Contraception for Inmates
H.B. 108 – Vital Records Amendments
H.B. 110 – Health Care Payment Amendments
H.B. 111 – Off-Highway Vehicle Amendments
1H.B. 120 – Unemployment Insurance Amendments
H.B. 121 – Local District Amendments
H.B. 128 – Local Accumulated Fund Balance Amendments
1H.B. 139 – Competency-Based Hiring Amendments
H.B. 143 – Driver License Suspension Amendments
1H.B.167 – HIV Testing Amendments
H.B. 171 – Agricultural Land Use Regulation
H.B. 176 – Revisor’s Technical Corrections to Utah Code
H.B. 196 – Ballot Amendments
1H.B. 199 – Pawnshop and Secondhand Merchandise Transaction Information Act Amendments
H.B. 202 – Health Care Consumer Protection Act
H.B. 206 – Epinephrine Auto-Injector Access Amendments
1H.B. 213 – Canine Injury Amendments
H.B. 221 – Property Tax Records
S.B. 22 – Compliance Advisory Panel Repeal Date
S.B 56 – State Weed Committee Sunset Extension