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H.B. 116 - Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force

Creates a task force to identify systemic causes behind violence indigenous women and girls experience and recommend improvements in the criminal justice and social service systems.

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H.B. 160 - Refugee Continuing Education Program

Creates an education program for adult refugee students to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent.

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H.B. 213 - Consent Language Amendments

Narrows the definition of consent for sexual activity.

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H.B. 234 - Gestational Agreement Amendments

Allows surrogacy gestational agreements to extend to LGBT+ couples.

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H.B. 262 - Juvenile Delinquency Amendments

Prohibits prosecuting a child for an offense committed before they were 12 years old in adult court, with some exceptions.

H.B. 298 - Victim Guidelines for Prosecutors

Provides uniform guidelines for prosecutors and other entities related to a crime victim’s immigration status when receiving the assistance of the crime victim.

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H.B. 324 - Conviction Integrity Units

Allows prosecution agencies to create conviction integrity units to review convictions.

H.B. 364 - Abortion Revisions

Requires a pregnant person to recieve a medically uneccessary ultrasound 3+ days before having an abortion.

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H.B. 429 - Contraception for Inmates

Requires a jail to provide an incarcerated person with the option of continuing medically prescribed contraception.

H.B. 449 - Study of Hormonal Medications Used in Transgender Procedures for Minors

Directs the Department of health to conduct a study on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of transgender minors.

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H.B. 65 - Abortion Amendments

Removes a requirement for a physician to verify that a victim of rape or incest has filed a police report before performing an abortion

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S.B. 102 - Bigamy Amendments

Reduces the crime of bigamy from a third-degree felony to an infraction.

S.B. 174 - Abortion Prohibition Amendments

Prohibits a pregnant person from receiving an abortion, with limited exceptions.

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S.B. 67 - Disposition of Fetal Remains

Requires a health care facility to dispose of fetal tissue from a miscarriage or abortion via burial or cremation.

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S.B. 97 - License Plates Amendments

Clarifies that the Motor Vehicle Division may refuse to issue a custom license plate if it determines that the plate disparages a group of people based on a protected class.

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H.B. 129 - Campaign Amendments

Allows political candidates to use campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses while engaging in campaign activities as well as while serving in office.

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H.B. 132 - Occupational and Professional Licensing Amendments

Allows the Dept. of Occupational and Professional Licensing to offer exams in languages besides English.

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H.B. 136 - Abortion Amendments

Bans abortion after 18 weeks, except in extreme cases affecting the health of the woman or fetus.

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H.B. 166 - Down Syndrome Nondiscrimination Abortion Act

Prohibits physicians from performing abortion if the woman’s only reason is that the fetus has Down Syndrome, and requires an abortion pathology report stating whether an aborted fetus had or may have had DS. Does not go into effect unless permitted by a court of binding authority.

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H.B. 234 - Marriage Amendments

Prohibits minors from getting married, with an exception for 16- and 17-year-olds with approval from a parent and a juvenile court judge.

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H.B. 244 - Misdemeanor Sentencing Timeline

Reduces the maximum incarceration time for a midemeanor from 365 to 364 days.

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H.B. 422 - Marriage Code Revisions

Makes marriage language in the code gender neutral.

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H.C.R 6 - CR Designating May 5 as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and LGBT+ Awareness Day

Designates May 5th as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and LGBT+ Awareness Day.

H.J.R 8 - Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution - Slavery and Involuntary Servitude Prohibition

Eliminates an exception in the Utah Constitution to the prohibition against slavery and involuntary servitude.

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H.J.R. 21 - JR Reaffirming the Value of Women

Reaffirms women’s equal political, civil, and religious rights in the Utah Constitution and recommends adding similar language to the US Constitution.

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S.B. 103 - Victim Targeting Penalty Enhancements

Creates a penalty enhancement for crimes committed against an individual based on age, ancestry, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity, homelessness, marital status, matriculation, national origin, political expression, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or participation in law enforcement, emergency response, or the armed forces.

S.B. 81 - Native American Remains Amendments

Provides for tribal consultation in situations that require the reburial of Native American remains.

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S.B. 95 - Autism Amendments

Requires health benefit plans to provide coverage for behavioral health treatment for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder.

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S.J.R. 7 - Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Terminology Update

Makes the Utah Constitution gender-neutral.

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