Rep. Calvin R. Musselman

| House District 9

2022 Overall Score
D 16 out of 45
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2022 Score Overview

Overall
D 16 out of 45
Good Government
F -5 out of 9
Strong Communities
D 4 out of 14
Equal Rights
B 6 out of 9
Sustainable Future
B 11 out of 13

2022 Voting Record

Better Utah Position Key: Support = Oppose =
Voting Key:
In favor = Yes, Against = No, Not present = Absent, No vote taken = N/A

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Yes

H.R. 2 - House Rules Resolution - Amendments to House Rules

Among other changes to House Rules, restricts the ability of the press to access certain non-public areas they were able to access previously, including the hallways around the House Chamber and areas behind the dais in committee rooms.

Notes: As a resolution to change House Rules, no Senate vote was required.

Topic(s): Transparency
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 3/1/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 11 - Student Eligibility in Interscholastic Activities

Prohibits transgender girls from participating in school sports activities, but if that ban is overturned by a court, then it creates a commission that would set baseline physical characteristics for participating in such sports and determine whether transgender students are eligible to play based on those standards.

Notes: Vote to override Governor Spencer Cox’s veto used for scoring of H.B. 11. Sen. Dan McCay was scored as if he was a sponsor of the bill because he introduced the substitute version that was passed by the Legislature. Rep. Angela Romero was absent for the veto override vote, but had previously voted against H.B. 11.

Topic(s): LGBTQ+ Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 3/25/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 21 - School and Child Care Center Water Testing Requirements

Provides funding to test for lead in water sources at all public schools and child care centers, and then requires that all sources of lead be replaced.

Topic(s): Health Care
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/22/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Absent

H.B. 30 - Student Tribal Regalia Use Amendments

Allows students who are members of a tribe to wear tribal regalia during high school graduation ceremonies.

Topic(s): Indigenous Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 1/18/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 60 - Vaccine Passport Amendments

Prohibits government entities, employers, and places of public accomodation from discriminating on the basis of a person’s “immunity status,” except for in number of specific cases such public school vaccination requirements.

Topic(s): Public Safety
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/22/2022

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 91 - Financial Disclosures Amendments

Adds an exemption to the definition of campaign “in-kind contributions” for survey results, voters lists, voter contact information, voting trend data, or other information that is not commissioned for the benefit of a candidate and is offered at not cost to candidates.

Topic(s): Campaign Finance
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/18/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 96 - Government Records Fee Amendments

Except for the media, allows government entities to charge for the first fifteen minutes of fulfilling government records requests for individuals that have submitted a separate request within the preceding ten days.

Topic(s): Transparency
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/17/2022

Bill Status: Passed

No

H.B. 115 - Water Distribution Efficiency

Requires water providers and water conservancy districts to establish standards of acceptable levels of water loss and deal with excessive levels of water loss.

Vote Date: 2/7/2022

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 121 - Water Conservation Modifications

Requires existing state buildings to reduce outdoor water use and prohibits new state buildings from having more than 20% of landscaping be lawn or turf.

Vote Date: 2/7/2022

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

H.B. 133 - Expanded Background Checks for Firearm Transfers

Requires individuals who are not federal firearms licensees to perform background checks when they sell or transfer firearms.

Vote Date: 2/16/2022

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 150 - Disabiliity Ombudsman Program

Creates the position of a disability ombudsman to promote, advocate, ensure, and uphold the rights and privileges of individuals with disabilities.

Topic(s): Disability Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 2/10/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 157 - Sovereign Lands Revenue Amendments

Requires that money derived from uses on sovereign lands be used for the direct benefit of those sovereign lands, including the Great Salt Lake.

Vote Date: 3/3/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 162 - Period Products in Schools

Requires public and charter schools to provide period products in female and unisex restrooms.

Topic(s): Women's Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 3/3/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 182 - Local Health Department Order Amendments

Prohibits city mayors from exercising emergency powers in response to a pandemic or an epidemic.

Topic(s): Public Safety
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/17/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 193 - Full-Day Kindergarten

Provides for a limited expansion of optional full-day kindergarten.

Topic(s): Education
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 3/3/3022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 218 - Ballot Measure Amendments

Allows for the electronic collection of signatures for statewide referendums, candidate petitions, local initiatives, and local referendums.

Topic(s): Elections
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 3/3/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 238 - State Holiday Modifications

Designates Juneteenth National Freedom Day as a legal state holiday.

Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 3/4/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 240 - Utah Lake Amendments

Regarding the transferring of title of Utah Lake lands after a environmental restoration project, changes final approval from an administrative division to the Legislature, requiring a vote by lawmakers before approved, and allows for considering additional benefits not originally listed in law.

Vote Date: 2/22/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 242 - Secondary Water Metering Amendments

Requires the installation and use of meters on all secondary water connections by January 1, 2030, except for existing connections within smaller counties, and provides penalties for noncompliance, including holding back funding for water projects. Also creates a grant program using ARPA funding to help install secondary water meters.

Vote Date: 3/3/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 258 - Political Action Committee Amendments

Makes it a class B misdemeanor to fail to file a statement of organization of a Political Action Committee (PAC) within seven days after receiving notice from the Elections Office of the requirement to file such a statement.

Topic(s): Campaign Finance
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/16/2022

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 274 - Health Education Amendments

Requires the Utah State Board of Education to establish curriculum requirements that include instruction in sexual assault resource strategies and sexual violence behavior prevention.

Topic(s): Education
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/24/2022

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 310 - Vital Records Special Characters

Requires the state to allow for the use of diacritical marks, including accents, tildes, graves, umlauts, and cedillas, on vital records, such as birth certificates, and for the correction and reissuance of original vital records.

Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 2/15/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 313 - Election Security Amendments

Among other things, requires video surveillance of unattended ballot drop boxes, prohibits election officers from accepting or using grants for elections, and requires voters to submit copies of valid voter identification with mail-in ballots when they registered online or otherwise didn’t provide such identification when registering to vote.

Topic(s): Elections
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 3/3/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 331 - Hope Scholarship Program

Creates the “Hope Scholarship Program,” a voucher system for students to attend private schools or pay for homeschooling expenses with state funding.

Topic(s): Education
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/28/2022

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

N/A

H.B. 371 - Voting Revisions

Removes voting by mail as the state’s primary voting method; returns to in-person voting; individuals may request absentee ballots for only limited reasons; requires independent audits after every election; makes it unlawful to engage in “voter registration harvesting.”

Topic(s): Elections
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/23/2022

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 392 - Expungement Fee Amendments

Suspends fees for petitions to expunge criminal convictions until June 30, 2023.

Vote Date: 2/24/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 394 - Recycling Transparency Amendments

Requires recyclable material haulers and municipalities to report and publish data regarding the disposal of recyclable materials in either landfills or recycling facilities.

Topic(s): Sustainability
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/28/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 399 - Government Record Amendments

Protects so-called “Garrity Statements,” the transcripts of interviews with government employees during investigations into wrongdoing, including police officer misconduct, from being disclosed in response to government records requests.

Topic(s): Transparency
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/22/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 404 - Large Public Transit District Amendments

Requires large public transit districts to compare costs of different types of available zero emissions propulsion systems for transit projects.

Topic(s): Clean Energy
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 3/4/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 410 - Great Salt Lake Watershed Enhancement

Appropriates $40,000,000 to preserve and enhance the Great Salt Lake watershed by granting money to organizations and individuals that will enance water flows, improve water quality, conserve upstream habitats, and restore wetlands and habitats, among other objectives.

Vote Date: 2/23/2022

Bill Status: Passed

No

H.B. 422 - School District Voter Eligibility Amendments

Gives local school boards the option of allowing 16 to 17 year olds to vote in local school board elections.

Topic(s): Voting Rights
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/28/2022

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 428 - School Safety Amendments

Requires school districts to review information on and adopt plans for harassment- and discrimination-free learning; requires the Utah State Board of Education to provide training on antidiscrimination statutes; and requires USBE and school districts to report data on the demographics of victims of bullying, hazing, cyber-bullying, and retaliation.

Topic(s): Education
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 3/1/2022

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 429 - Great Salt Lake Amendments

Appropriates $5,000,000 to develop the Great Salt Lake Watershed Integrated Water Assessment looking at the current state of water resources in the Great Salt Lake Watershed and long-term trends of water supply, demands, and other factors impacting those water resources.

Vote Date: 2/24/2022

Bill Status: Passed

No

H.B. 432 - State Vehicle Use and Purchasing Amendments

When prudent, requires the Division of Fleet Operations to prioritize and replace state vehicles with low or zero emissions vehicles.

Topic(s): Clean Energy
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 3/1/2022

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

N/A

S.R. 1 - Senate Rules Resolution - Senate Access Procedures

Restricts the ability of the press to access certain non-public areas they were able to access previously, including the floor and the hallways leading to the Senate Chamber and areas behind the dais in committee rooms.

Notes: As a resolution to change Senate Rules, no House vote was required.

Topic(s): Transparency
Category: Good Government

Vote Date:

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.J.R 3 - Joint Resolution to Terminate Public Health Orders Pertaining to Face Coverings

Terminates public health orders requiring wearing of masks in Salt Lake County, Summit County, and Salt Lake City.

Notes: As a joint resolution, Governor’s signature is not required.

Topic(s): Public Safety
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 1/21/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 59 - Tax Amendments

Cuts the corporate and individuals income tax rate from 4.95% to 4.85%, expand eligibility for the social security benefits tax credit by increasing the threshold for the income-based phaseout, and enacts a state earned income tax credit (though this EITC is nonrefundable, so it doesn’t impact most low-income individuals).

Topic(s): Budget & Taxes
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/9/2022

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

S.B. 73 - Flow Rates or Quantity for Plumbing Fixtures

Modifies the residential and plumbing code to address maximum flow rates or quantity for certain plumbing fixtures or fixture fittings.

Vote Date:

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

S.B. 87 - Court Fee Waiver Amendments

Requires courts to waive court fees, costs, and security for indigent Utahns.

Vote Date: 3/2/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 100 - Paid Leave Modifications

Requires state employers to provide employees with paid parental leave upon the birth of the employee’s child, the adoption of a minor, or the appointment of legal guardianship of a minor or incapacitated adult.

Topic(s): Economic Justice
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 3/2/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 110 - Water as Part of General Plan

Requires municipal and county general plans to have water use and preservation elements.

Vote Date: 3/2/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 115 - Firearm Preemption Amendments

Reaffirms the state’s complete preemption of firearm regulations over the authority of local government entities, including through contractors, except in the case of homeless shelters; and creates a private right of action for Utahns to sue state or local government entities they believe have violated the state’s preemption of firearm regulations.

Vote Date: 2/17/2022

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

S.B. 117 - Utah Antidiscrimination Act Amendments

The “CROWN Act;” amends the Utah Antidiscrimination Act to provide protection a trait historically associated with race, including hairstyles.

Topic(s): Racial Justice
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date:

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

S.B. 126 - Officer Intervention and Reporting Amendments

Establishes minimum standards of police misconduct regarding use of excessive force, warrantless searches and seizures, and biased or discriminatory conduct; requires officers to intervene and report observed police misconduct; and prohibits retaliation against officers that report misconduct.

Topic(s): Police Reform
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/16/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 133 - Food Security Amendments

Creates the Food Security Council at Utah State University to coordinate state efforts in addressing food security.

Topic(s): Economic Justice
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 3/2/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 136 - Air Quality Policy Amendments

Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to study and make recommendations for a plan to reduce diesel emissions in and around the Utah Inland Port.

Topic(s): Clean Air
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 3/4/2022

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

S.B. 185 - Children's Health Coverage Amendments

Expands Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program to include all Utah children, including those who do not currently qualify.

Topic(s): Health Care
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date:

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

S.B. 188 - Energy Efficiency Amendments

Expands the Clean Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program to also cover housing and building emissions and expands low-income assistance programs for electricity and gas customers.

Topic(s): Clean Energy
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 3/4/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 216 - Modifications to Driver License Examination

Requires the Driver License Division to provide the examinations of a person’s knowledge of traffic laws in the top five languages spoken in the state, other than English.

Topic(s): Immigrant Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 3/4/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 238 - Homeless Services Modifications

Uses $55,000,000 from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to fund a grant program for deeply affordable housing coupled with homeless case management and services.

Topic(s): Homelessness
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 3/3/2022

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 244 - Ethnic Studies Amendments

Creates the Ethnic Studies Commission to study the contributions of Utahns of diverse ethnicities and recommend to the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) how to incorporate ethnic studies into core standards of Utah public schools; requires USBE to incorporate ethnic studies core standards; and requires school districts to adopt ethnic studies instructional materials and curriculum into regular school work for all K-12 students.

Topic(s): Education
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 3/2/2022

Bill Status: Passed

2021 Score Overview

Overall
F 2
Good Government
F -14
-8
Redistricting
Strong Communities
D 5
Equal Rights
B 9
Sustainable Future
F 2

2021 Voting Record

Better Utah Position Key: Support = Oppose =
Voting Key:
In favor = Yes, Against = No, Not present = Absent, No vote taken = N/A

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N/A

H.J.R. 13 - Joint Resolution Declaring Racism a Moral and Public Health Crisis

Declares racism as a moral and public health crisis and states the Legislature’s commitment to address the crisis.

Topic(s): Racial Justice
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 2/23/2021

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Absent

H.B. 17 - Utility Permitting Amendments

Preemptively prevents cities and counties from limiting utility services based on energy type.

Topic(s): Clean Energy
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/3/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.C.R 22 - Concurrent Resolution Celebrating the Contributions of Multilingual and Multicultural Families to Utah Schools

Recognizes the contributions of multilingual and multicultural families to Utah’s schools.

Topic(s): Racial Justice
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 3/2/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 41 - Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force

Extends funding for the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force until 2023.

Topic(s): Indigenous Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 1/202/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 43 - Emergency Procurement Declaration Modifications

Improves transparency for emergency procurements made by the state by providing information within 14 days on the state website

Topic(s): Emergency Powers
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/4/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 58 - Riot Amendments

Provides unnecessary jail time and unjust court requirements for a person arrested for rioting.

Vote Date: 2/11/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 60 - Conceal Carry Firearms Amendments

Removes the permit requirement for concealed carry.

Vote Date: 1/26/20221

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 68 - Rental Expenses Disclosure Requirements

Requires a landlord to make expense-related disclosures to a potential renter before accepting an application fee or any other payment.

Topic(s): Tenant Rights
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/19/2021

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

H.B. 74 - Municipal Police Oversight

Removes current restrictions on the creation and authority of civilian police review boards.

Vote: Motion to table (A “yes” vote is a vote to stop the bill from moving forward.) 

Topic(s): Police Reform
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/4/2021

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 82 - Single-Family Housing Modifications

Prevents municipalities or HOAs from blocking accessory dwelling units.

Vote Date: 2/18/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 84 - Use of Force Reporting Requirements

Requires law enforcement agencies to compile data on use of force incidents by police officers.

Topic(s): Police Reform
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/8/2021

Bill Status: Passed

No

H.B. 91 - Tax Credit for Alternative Fuel Heavy Duty Vehicles

Reenacts a tax credit related to certain alternative fuel heavy-duty vehicles.

Topic(s): Clean Energy
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/19/2021

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

H.B. 92 - Medical Practice Amendments

Anti-trans bill banning gender-affirming surgeries and medical treatments for transgender minors.

Topic(s): LGBTQ+ Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 2/19/2021

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Absent

H.B. 96 - Emergency Management Amendments

Requires political subdivisions to designate an emergency manager and create an emergency operations plan.

Topic(s): Emergency Powers
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/4/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 102 - Contraception for Inmates

Requires a jail to allow prisoners access to medically prescribed contraceptives.

Vote Date: 2/2/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 136 - Initiative and Referenda Modifications

Adds burdensome regulations to signature gathering for a ballot initiative or referendum petition

Topic(s): Ballot Access
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/8/2021

Bill Status: Passed

No

H.B. 146 - Overdose Harm Reduction Working Group

Creates a working group to study harm reduction oriented strategies to reduce overdose injuries and deaths.

Topic(s): Health Care
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 3/1/2021

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 158 - Juvenile Interrogation Amendments

Specifies the rights of minors who are taken into custody for questioning about an offense.

Vote Date: 2/11/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 162 - Peace Officer Training

Requires annual police training to include modules on crisis intervention, mental health incidents, and de-escalation techniques.

Topic(s): Police Reform
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/8/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 168 - Sale of Sexual Assault Test Kits Prohibited

Prohibits selling or providing an over-the-counter sexual assault evidence kit.

Vote Date: 1/29/2021

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

No

H.B. 177 - Health Education Amendments

Adds consent, coercion, sexual violence behavior deterrence, and sexual assault mitigation strategies to the sex education curriculum.

Vote Date: 2/26/2021

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 197 - Voter Affiliation Amendments

Blocks voters from changing their party affiliation before a primary election in an election year.

Topic(s): Ballot Access
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/12/2021

Bill Status: Passed

No

H.B. 209 - Vehicle Registration Fee Revisions

Increases annual and six-month vehicle registration fees on electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and other alternative fuel vehicles.

Topic(s): Clean Air
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/22/201

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 220 - Pretrial Detention Amendments

Repeals the bail reform passed by the Legislature in 2020.

Vote Date: 2/5/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 246 - Ballot Measure Transparency Amendments

Requires the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel to write a description of ballot initiatives, referenda, and constitutional amendments that is included on the ballot via URL.

Topic(s): Ballot Initiatives
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/24/2021

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 249 - Public Access to Court Records

Enables the Judicial Council to allow public access to the Xchange database for a fee without having to pay a monthly subscription.

Topic(s): Topics
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 3/4/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 257 - Utah State Park Amendments

Creates the Utahraptor State Park and Lost Creek State Park.

Topic(s): Public Lands
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/22/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 262 - Children's Health Insurance Amendments

Creates the Children’s Health Care Coverage Program with $172,500 on-going appropriations used to promote health care coverage for children.

Topic(s): Health Care
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/19/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 264 - Law Enforcement Weapons Use Amendments

Requires a police officer to file a report every time they point a weapon at someone.

Topic(s): Police Reform
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/16/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 277 - Child Care Eligibility Amendments

Allows more working families to qualify for child care subsidies.

Topic(s): Child care
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/18/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 278 - Name Change Process for Dixie State University

Allows the Dixie State University Board of Trustees to select and recommend a new name for the university.

Topic(s): Racial Justice
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 3/3/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 294 - Pandemic Emergency Powers Amendments

Ends emergency powers and public health orders related to COVID-19 upon reaching certain arbitrary targets.

Topic(s): Emergency Powers
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 3/3/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 297 - Colorado River Amendments

Enacts the Colorado River Authority of Utah Act, establishing an authority to “protect” Utah’s right to its share of the CO river.

Vote Date: 2/16/2021

Bill Status: Passed

No

H.B. 304 - Digital Opportunity Access Amendments

Implements measures to increase broadband infrastructure, digital access, and digital equity.

Topic(s): Infrastructure
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/19/2021

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Absent

H.B. 328 - Adult Learners Grant Program

Creates a program to provide financial assistance to students who are at least 26 years old, financially needy, and enrolled in an online program in a needed field.

Topic(s): Education
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/19/2021

Bill Status: Passed

No

H.B. 338 - School District Voter Eligibility Amendments

Allows local school boards to vote to allow students who are 16 and 17 years old to vote in local school board elections.

Topic(s): Voting Rights
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 3/2/2021

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 341 - Bears Ears Visitor Center Advisory Committee

Creates an advisory committee to study a Bears Ears visitor center.

Topic(s): Public Lands
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/26/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 352 - State Identification Amendments

Allows people experiencing homelessness to receive or renew a state-issued ID for free

Topic(s): Homelessness
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 2/22/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 415 - Executive Order Review Process Amendments

Requires the Constitutional Defense Council to review Presidential executive orders, and prohibits local governments from implementing these EOs if deemed unconstitutional.

Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 3/2/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 422 - Political Subdivision Civil Liability Amendments

Disincentivizes de-escalation by making local governments liable if they direct police officers not to protect private property or individuals during a civil disturbance.

Topic(s): Police Reform
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 3/2/2021

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 2004 - Congressional Boundaries Designation

New Congressional map

Topic(s): Redistricting
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 11/9/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 2005 - Utah State House Boundaries Designation

New State House map

Topic(s): Redistricting
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 11/10/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.C.R. 1 - Concurrent Resolution on Holocaust Education

Encourages schools and the State Board of Education to emphasize the importance of studying the Holocaust and other genocides.

Vote Date: 2/11/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.J.R. 7 - Joint Resolution Approving EnergySolutions Constructing and Operating a Landfill for Nonhazardous Solid Waste

Allows EnergySolutions to open a new landfill for decommissioned reactor wastes.

Vote Date: 2/11/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 10 - Place Name Amendments

Starts the process to change location names that use American Indian terms.

Topic(s): Indigenous Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 2/18/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 15 - Workforce Solutions for Air Quality Amendments

Requires Dept. of HR Management to provide and measure teleworking options for state employees during bad air quality days and write annual report.

Topic(s): Clean Air
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 3/2/2021

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

S.B. 61 - Outdoor Advertising Amendments

Preemptively blocks a city or county from enacting ordinances to restrict or modify billboards.

Vote Date: N/A

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

S.B. 68 - Law Enforcement Weapons Amendments

Funds the purchase of technology and equipment for law enforcement agencies to assist in investigating officer shootings.

Topic(s): Police Reform
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date:

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

S.B. 80 - Utah Antidiscrimination Act Amendments

Prohibits discrimination based on hairstyles associated with race, such as braids and afros.

Topic(s): Racial Justice
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: N/A

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

S.B. 92 - Elections Amendments

Requires more detail of candidate financial disclosures, and requires the LGs office to conduct a study relating to ballot accessibility.

Topic(s): Transparency
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 3/4/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 102 - Peace Officer Training Qualifications Amendments

Allows lawful permanent residents to apply for jobs as police offices and dispatchers.

Topic(s): Immigrant Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 2/17/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 106 - Use of Force Revisions

Requires the state’s police certification agency to establish statewide minimum use of force standards.

Topic(s): Police Reform
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 3/5/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 127 - Human Services Program Amendments

Provides improved restraint and seclusion policies, suicide prevention programs, and sex-based discrimination rules for congregate care facilities.

Vote Date: 3/2/2021

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

S.B. 128 - Family Planning Services Amendments

Requires the Medicaid program to apply for a waiver or a state plan amendment to extend family planning services to certain low-income individuals.

Topic(s): Health Care
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: N/A

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

N/A

S.B. 138 - Violence, Disorder, and Looting Enforcement Protection Act

Increases penalties for rioting and assaulting a police officer while decreasing criminal liable for motor vehicle operators who injure or kill an individual while leaving the scene of a riot.

Vote Date: N/A

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

No

S.B. 141 - Task Force on Food Security

Creates a Task Force on Food Security to develop a plan for establishing food security in Utah.

Topic(s): Topics
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 3/5/2021

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

S.B. 144 - Billboard Restrictions Amendments

Prohibits a municipality or county from taking certain actions to prevent a person from building or maintaining a billboard.

Vote Date: N/A

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

No

S.B. 146 - Emissions Testing Amendments

Makes the Pilot Emissions Inspection Program permanent, which requires counties to have an emissions inspections for certain diesel-powered vehicles.

Topic(s): Clean Energy
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/18/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 155 - 988 Mental Health Crisis Assistance

Creates the 988 Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services Hotline

Topic(s): Mental Health
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 3/3/2021

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

S.B. 158 - Children's Health Coverage Amendments

Increases health insurance coverage for children by expanding eligibility for children’s Medicaid and CHIP.

Topic(s): Health Care
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: N/A

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

S.B. 164 - Utah Housing Affordability Amendments

Allows cities and counties to require at least 20% of all units on certain properties be “affordable housing units.”

Vote Date: 3/4/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 176 - Mineral Lease Funds Amendments

Expands the use of mineral lease funds to include any public service, rather than solely for mitigation of mineral extraction impacts.

Vote Date: 3/5/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 187 - Local Education Agency Policies Amendments

Allows a school district to ignore mask requirements in a public health order on school grounds.

Topic(s): Emergency Powers
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 3/5/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 195 - Emergency Response Amendments

Gives Legislature or county commission a veto over emergency actions from the Governor or a county in response to an emergency.

Topic(s): Emergency Powers
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 3/4/2021

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

S.B. 205 - Election Process Amendments

Allows a political party to opt-out of allowing signature-gathering as a path to the ballot.

Topic(s): Ballot Access
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: N/A

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

S.B. 214 - Official Language Amendments

Removes the provision that English is the sole language for the government documents and proceedings.

Topic(s): Racial Justice
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 3/5/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 217 - Housing and Transit Reinvestment Zone Act

Allows cities to develop reinvestment zones around commuter rail stations, composed of at least 10% affordable housing units and 50 multi-family homes per acre.

Vote Date: 3/5/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 2005 - State Board of Education Boundaries and Election Designation

New School Board map

Topic(s): Redistricting
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 11/10/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 2006 - Utah State Senate Boundaries and Election Designation

New State Senate map

Topic(s): Redistricting
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 11/10/2021

Bill Status: Passed

2020 Score Overview

Overall
F -5
Sustainable Future
F 0
Good Government
F -8
Equal Rights
F -2
Strong Communities
D 5

2020 Voting Record

Better Utah Position Key: Support = Oppose =
Voting Key:
In favor = Yes, Against = No, Not present = Absent, No vote taken = N/A

Vote Better Utah Position Bill
No

H.B. 101 - Distracted Driver Amendments

Updates Utah’s law prohibiting texting while driving to encompass common smartphone uses, with limited exceptions.

Topic(s): Public Safety
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/24/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

N/A

H.B. 109 - Universal Background Checks for Firearm Purchasers

Requires a background check for all gun sales, with limited exceptions.

Vote Date: 2/24/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

N/A

H.B. 115 - Dangerous Weapon Custodian Liability

States that a gun owner can be civily liable for damage caused by someone else’s use of that firearm if it was negligently entrusted to that person

Vote Date: 2/24/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

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.

Topic(s): Racial Justice
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 3/3/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 132 - Higher Education Student Speech Rights

Prohibits a college or university from punishing certain acts of speech that do not meet the standard of “discriminatory harassment,” and allows the Attorney General to sue over violations.

Topic(s): First Amendment
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/27/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 160 - Refugee Continuing Education Program

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

Topic(s): Immigrant Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 2/6/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 17 - Congressional Vacancies Amendments

Creates a process for filling congressional vacancies and grants the Legislature authority to nominate temporary replacements for a U.S. Senate vacancy.

Topic(s): Checks & Balances
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/11/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 197 - Fishing and Hunting Restrictions for Nonpayment of Child Support

Prohibits someone from getting a hunting or fishing license, permit, or tag if they are delinquent in paying child support

Topic(s): Child care
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/18/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 207 - Insulin Access Amendments

Creates an incentive for health benefit plans to reduce the required copayments for insulin, directs the Public Employees' Benefit and Insurance Program to purchase insulin in bulk, increases the number of days for which an insulin prescription can be refilled, and authorizes a pharmacist to refill an expired insulin prescription.

Topic(s): Health Care
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/25/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 211 - Renter Expenses Disclosure Agreements

Requires a landlord to make expense-related disclosures to a potential renter and prohibits a landlord from charging a renter under a rental agreement for costs not disclosed in the rental agreement.

Vote Date: 3/2/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

No

H.B. 213 - Consent Language Amendments

Narrows the definition of consent for sexual activity.

Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 2/18/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 222 - Smart Start Utah Breakfast Program

Creates the Start Smart Utah Program to expand access to school breakfast in public schools.

Topic(s): Education
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/14/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 234 - Gestational Agreement Amendments

Allows surrogacy gestational agreements to extend to LGBT+ couples.

Topic(s): LGBTQ+ Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: