H.B. 421 - Homelessness and Vulnerable Populations Amendments


Sponsor: Rep. Steve Eliason
Floor Sponsor: Sen. Kirk A. Cullimore


Better Utah Position

– Support



Bill Status

– Did Not Pass


Prioritizes access for overnight shelter beds, including unsheltered Utahns who have been discharged from the Utah State Hospital and, for family shelters, Utahns who qualify for the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program; requires homeless shelters to comply with these prioritization standards to receive funds from the Office of Homeless Services; prohibits municipalities from receiving mitigation funds unless they enforce prohibitions on camping and panhandling, and demonstrate improvement in reducing such conduct; increases the temperature for a Code Blue Alert from 15 to 18 degrees Fahrenheit; and establishes the HOME court pilot program to provide for comprehensive and individualized, court-supervised treatment and services to individuals with mental illness.

Passed in House and Senate

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Voted "Yes"
Vote Legislator District
Yes Sen. J. Stuart Adams Republican SD7
Yes Sen. Heidi Balderree Democrat SD22
Yes Sen. Nate Blouin Democrat SD13
Yes Sen. David G. Buxton Republican SD4
Yes Sen. Kirk A. Cullimore Republican SD19
Yes Sen. Luz Escamilla Democrat SD10
Yes Sen. Keith Grover Republican SD23
Yes Sen. Wayne A. Harper Republican SD16
Yes Sen. David P. Hinkins Republican SD26
Yes Sen. Don L. Ipson Republican SD29
Yes Sen. John D. Johnson Republican SD3
Yes Sen. Michael S. Kennedy Republican SD21
Yes Sen. Karen Kwan Democrat SD12
Yes Sen. Ann Millner Republican SD5
Yes Sen. Derrin R. Owens Republican SD27
Yes Sen. Stephanie Pitcher Democrat SD14
Yes Sen. Jen Plumb Democrat SD9
Yes Sen. Kathleen Riebe Democrat SD15
Yes Sen. Scott D. Sandall Republican SD1
Yes Sen. Jerry W. Stevenson Republican SD6
Yes Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher Republican SD11
Yes Sen. Evan J. Vickers Republican SD28
Yes Sen. Todd Weiler Republican SD8
Yes Sen. Chris H. Wilson Republican SD2
Yes Sen. Ronald Winterton Republican SD20
Voted "No"
Vote Legislator District
Officially Absent
Vote Legislator District
Absent Sen. Curtis S. Bramble Republican SD24
Absent Sen Lincoln Fillmore Republican SD17
Absent Sen. Daniel McCay Republican SD18
Absent Sen. Michael K. Mckell Republican SD25
Didn't Get to Vote
Vote Legislator District