Rep. Jeffrey D. Stenquist

| House District 51

2021 Overall Score
D 21
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2021 Score Overview

Overall
D 21
Good Government
F -4
Strong Communities
B 13
Equal Rights
C 7
Sustainable Future
D 5

2021 Voting Record

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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

Yes

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

Yes

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.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

No

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

No

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

Yes

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

Yes

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. 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. 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

No

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. 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.

Topic(s): Police Reform
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/4/2021

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

No

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

Yes

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

No

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.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

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

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. 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

Yes

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

Yes

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. 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

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

No

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

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.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

2020 Score Overview

Overall
F 8
Sustainable Future
F 1
Good Government
F -5
Equal Rights
D 4
Strong Communities
C 8

2020 Voting Record

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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

Yes

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: 2/12/2020

Bill Status: Passed

No

H.B. 235 - Voluntary Home Energy Information Pilot Program

Creates a Voluntary Home Energy Information Pilot Program to educate homeowners and sellers on home energy use

Topic(s): Clean Energy
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/28/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 259 - Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Directs the Dept. of Transportation to create a statewide electric vehicle charging network plan

Topic(s): Air Quality
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/21/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

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.

Vote Date: 2/25/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 264 - Infant At Work Pilot Program

Creates the Infant at Work Pilot Program for employees to bring their infants to work.

Topic(s): Child care
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/27/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 271 - Firearm Preemption Amendments

Removes a local authority or state agency’s ability to regulate firearms in Utah if those regulations exceed those adopted by the Legislature

Vote Date: 2/28/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

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.

Topic(s): Immigrant Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 3/12/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 317 - Nonroad Engine Study

Directs the Division of Air Quality to study the number and type of nonroad engines in nonattainment areas of Utah

Topic(s): Air Quality
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 3/3/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 32 - Crisis Services Amendments

Creates new mental health resources including expanded mobile crisis outreach teams, a health receiving center pilot program, and a state-wide peer support line.

Topic(s): Health Care
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 3/10/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 322 - Utahraptor State Park

Authorizes the Division of State Parks to create the Utahraptor State Park in Grand County.

Topic(s): Public Lands
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/26/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 324 - Conviction Integrity Units

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

Vote Date: 3/9/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 328 - Division of Water Resources Study Update

Requires the Division of Water Resources to update a study on diverting the Green River to bring more water to the Wasatch Front.

Vote Date: 3/3/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 332 - Special Needs Scholarship Amendments

Creates a voucher-like program for Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship recipients to use towards private school tuition.

Topic(s): Education
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 3/5/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 364 - Abortion Revisions

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

Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 3/5/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 38 - Substance Use and Health Care Amendments

Directs the Dept. of Health to apply for a Medicaid wavier to enroll inmates up to 30 days before release.

Topic(s): Health Care
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 1/31/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 394 - Homeless and Transitional Housing Program Amendments

Creates the position of a state homeless services director with sole control over decision making and funding for homelessness services.

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

Vote Date: 3/9/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 429 - Contraception for Inmates

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

Vote Date: 3/9/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

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.

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

Vote Date: 3/9/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Absent

H.B. 59 - Tax Credit for Alternative Fuel Heavy Duty Vehicles

Extends an income tax credit for certain alternative fuel heavy-duty vehicles to 2029.

Topic(s): Air Quality
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/28/2020

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

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

Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 3/4/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

N/A

H.B. 69 - Sick Leave Amendments

Allows employees who have accrued sick leave to use it to care for a sick family member.

Topic(s): Economic Justice
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/13/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 70 - Repeal of Single-mark Straight Ticket Voting

Removes a ballot option to vote for all candidates from one political party without voting for the candidates individually.

Topic(s): Voting
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/13/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 88 - School Water Testing Requirements

Mandates testing drinking water for lead in all schools every five years with reporting and required improvements if lead is found.

Topic(s): Education
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/12/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 99 - Enhanced Kindergarten Amendments

Provides funding for enhanced kindergarten early intervention programs.

Topic(s): Education
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/12/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

HC.R. 16 - Concurrent Resolution Calling for the Creation of a National Federalism Task Force

Calls for the creation of a National Federalism Task Force for the purpose of convening a series of federalism summits.

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

Vote Date: 2/28/2020

Bill Status: Passed

No

S.B. 102 - Bigamy Amendments

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

Vote Date: 2/26/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 112 - Inland Port Amendments

Authorizes the Utah Inland Port Authority to establish a community enhancement program to address the impacts of development and inland port uses on adjacent communities.

Topic(s): Infrastructure
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 3/11/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 131 - Mining Amendments

Changes the definition of a small mining operation by doubling the size of a mine that qualifies as a small mining operation.

Topic(s): Clean Energy
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date:

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 150 - Transportation Governance and Funding Amendments

Expands the Utah Transit Authority’s ability to enter into joint ventures with communities to develop around existing transit hubs.

Topic(s): Public Transit
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 3/12/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 165 - Emergency Response Plans for Homelessness

Requires local coordinating committees to develop an emergency response plan for the health and safety of people experiencing homelessness.

Topic(s): Homelessness
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date:

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 173 - Disorderly Conduct Amendments

Adjusts criminal provisions relating to disorderly conduct.

Vote Date: 3/12/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 174 - Abortion Prohibition Amendments

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

Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 3/12/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 200 - Redistricting Amendments

Removes transparency and accountability requirements for the Legislature instituted by voters via Prop 4.

Topic(s): Redistricting
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 3/11/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 220 - Confession Of Judgement Amendments

Allows parties to enter into a confession of judgment before a default, with exceptions.

Topic(s): Access to Justice
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 3/12/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 239 - Refinery Sales Tax Exemption

Extends a tax break for refineries that haven’t begun producing Tier 3 fuel.

Topic(s): Clean Energy
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 3/12/2020

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 39 - Affordable Housing Amendments

Provides funding to incentivize the development and preservation of affordable housing.

Vote Date: 3/10/2020

Bill Status: Passed

No

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.

Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 3/6/2020

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

S.B. 77 - Electric Energy Storage Tax Credit

Creates income tax incentives for utility and residential energy storage technologies.

Topic(s): Clean Energy
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 3/3/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Absent

S.B. 78 - Energy Storage Innovation, Research, and Grant Program Act

Provides funding for a grant program for related to energy storage.

Topic(s): Clean Energy
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 3/4/2020

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

S.B. 92 - Statewide Comprehensive Rail Plan

Directs the Dept of Transportation to develop a statewide comprehensive rail plan.

Topic(s): Public Transit
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/28/2020

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

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.

Topic(s): Immigrant Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 2/26/2020

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

S.J.R. 5 - Joint Resolution to Amend the Rules of Civil Procedure on Disqualification of a Judge

Allows a lawyer to disqualify one judge per case without cause.

Vote Date:

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

2019 Score Overview

Overall
B 31
Sustainable Future
C 5
Good Government
D 3
Equal Rights
B 10
Strong Communities
A 13

2019 Voting Record

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Yes

H.B. 100 - Sexual Violence Protective Orders

Creates a protective order and ex-parte protective order for sexual violence, which are included on the statewide warrant system.

Vote Date: 2/25/2019

Yes

H.B. 114 - Self-Defense Amendments

“Stand your ground” bill stating that an individual does not have a duty to retreat from an aggressor if possible to do so.

Vote Date: 2/22/2019

Yes

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.

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

Vote Date: 1/31/2019

Yes

H.B. 132 - Occupational and Professional Licensing Amendments

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

Topic(s): Immigrant Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 2/1/2019

Yes

H.B. 133 - Initiative Amendments

Alters the implementation date for voter-passed propositions: 60 days after the next legislative session as a muminum, and over a year for propositions involving a tax increase (Jan. 1 of the year following the next session).

Topic(s): Ballot Initiatives
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 3/4/2019

Yes

H.B. 136 - Abortion Amendments

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

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

Vote Date: 2/26/2019

Yes

H.B. 139 - Motor Vehicle Emissions Amendments

Increases fines for “coal rolling” and requires law enforcement to refer repeat offenders to the Motor Vehicle Division.

Topic(s): Clean Air
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/21/2019

Yes

H.B. 145 - Citizen Political Process Amendments

Requires county clerks to post names of signatories on the county website, and to count signatures and signature removals on a rolling basis every 14 days. Requires signature gatherers to turn in packets 30 days after beginning, and introduces criminal penalties for fraudulent information.

Topic(s): Ballot Initiatives
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 3/4/2019

Yes

H.B. 148 - Vehicle Idling Revisions

Reduces the “warnings” police must give before issuing a ticket for vehicle idling from three to one

Topic(s): Clean Air
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/19/2019

Absent

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.

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

Vote Date: 2/15/2019

Yes

H.B. 17 - Firearm Violence and Suicide Prevention Amendments

Requires state to set up firearm safety literature and suicide prevention course; distribute cable locks; coupons toward gun safes

Vote Date: 2/26/2019

Absent

H.B. 212 - Expungement Changes

Prohibits employer inquiry into an applicant’s expunged criminal history, except for law enforcement agencies and other sensitive public jobs.

Vote Date: 2/14/2019

Yes

H.B. 213 - Promotion of Student Loan Forgiveness

Requires public entitites to annually provide materials to employees about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program or the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.

Topic(s): Economic Justice
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/25/2019

Yes

H.B. 220 - Radioactive Waste Amendments

Allows the director of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control to authorize alternate requirements for waste classification, opening the door for Utah to store class B and C radioactive waste.

Topic(s): Clean Energy
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/12/2019

Yes

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.

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

Vote Date: 3/1/2019

Yes

H.B. 244 - Misdemeanor Sentencing Timeline

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

Topic(s): Immigrant Rights
Category: Equal Rights

Vote Date: 2/25/2019

Yes

H.B. 263 - Emissions Testing Revisions

Requires a visual inspection of emissions on diesel engines 1998 and newer.

Topic(s): Clean Air
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/22/2019

Yes

H.B. 277 - Amendments to Municipal Alternate Voting Methods

Extends deadline for muncipalities to opt in to the pilot program from January 1st to April 15th of this year and allows the municipalities to contract with any political subdivision to run the election.

Topic(s): Voting Rights
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 2/22/2019

No

H.B. 288 - Critical Infrastructure Materials

Creates protection zones for existing gravel, sand, or rock aggregate mining operations.

Topic(s): Infrastructure
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 2/28/2019

Yes

H.B. 296 - Rural Online Working Hub Amendments

Creates a grant program to develop coworking and innovation centers in rural areas, enabling remote online work.

Topic(s): Economic Justice
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 2/25/2019

Yes

H.B. 318 - Inmate Restrictions Standards Amendments

Requires the least restrictive restraints be used on a pregnant inmate and prohibits shackling during labor and delivery.

Vote Date: 3/1/2019

Yes

H.B. 346 - Higher Education Responses to Allegations

Creates honor code immunity for reporting sexual violence and requires victim consent for campus coordination with outside law enforcement. Makes retaliatory violence or threats to a victim or witness a third-degree felony.

Topic(s): Education
Category: Strong Communities

Vote Date: 3/1/2019

Yes

H.B. 353 - Reduction of Single Occupanc Vehicle Trips Pilot Programs

Appropriates funds to reduce air pollution on select bad air days by subsidizing public transit and encouraging carpooling and telework.

Topic(s): Clean Air
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 3/4/2019

Yes

H.B. 357 - Voluntary Wood Burning Conversion Program

Adjusts Utah’s wood burning conversion program to prioritize individuals within 250% of the federal poverty level who live in an area with heavy air pollution.

Topic(s): Clean Air
Category: Sustainable Future

Vote Date: 3/4/2019

Yes

H.B. 38 - Administrative Appeal Rights

Allows an individual to appeal the Director of Antidiscrimination and Labor’s decision to dismiss a discirmination complaint.

Topic(s): Ethics
Category: Good Government

Vote Date: 1/28/2019

Yes

H.B. 40 - Criminal Code Task Force Amendments

Grants immunity for sex workers who work notify police of assault; repeals crimes of adultery and sodomy.

Vote Date: 1/28/2019

Yes

H.B. 422 - Marriage Code Revisions

Makes marriage language in the code gender neutral.

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

Vote Date: 3/5/2019

Yes

H.B. 431 - Expungement Act Amendments

Allows for automatic expungement of some criminal records after a certain time.

Vote Date: