Sen. Chris H. Wilson

| Senate District 25

2021 Overall Score
D 17
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2021 Score Overview

Overall
D 17
Good Government
F -4
Equal Rights
B 10
Strong Communities
C 9
Sustainable Future
F 2

2021 Voting Record

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H.B. 102 - Contraception for Inmates

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

Vote Date: 2/11/2021

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: 3/4/2021

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

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:

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: 2/25/2021

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: 2/25/2021

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: 2/24/2021

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: 2/12/2021

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

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:

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: 3/3/2012

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

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:

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 220 - Pretrial Detention Amendments

Repeals the bail reform passed by the Legislature in 2020.

Vote Date: 3/3/3021

Bill Status: Passed

No

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: 3/4/2021

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: 3/2/2021

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: 3/3/2021

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: 3/2/2021

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: 3/5/2021

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: 3/4/2021

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: 3/5/2021

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: 3/3/2021

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: 3/3/2021

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: 3/3/2021

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

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:

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: 3/3/3021

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: 3/5/2021

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: 3/3/2021

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: 3/5/2021

Bill Status: Passed

N/A

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: N/A

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: 2/16/2021

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: 2/25/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

H.B. 60 - Conceal Carry Firearms Amendments

Removes the permit requirement for concealed carry.

Vote Date: 2/5/2021

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: 3/5/2021

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:

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

H.B. 82 - Single-Family Housing Modifications

Prevents municipalities or HOAs from blocking accessory dwelling units.

Vote Date: 3/3/2021

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: 3/5/2021

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: 3/3/2021

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:

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

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: 3/2/2021

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: 3/5/2021

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: N/A

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: 2/10/2021

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: 2/18/2021

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: 2/17/2021

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: 2/16/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

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: 2/17/2021

Bill Status: Didn't Pass

Yes

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: 2/24/2021

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: 3/1/2021

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: 2/10/2021

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: 2/17/2021

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: 2/26/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

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: 2/26/2021

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: 3/2/2021

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: 2/22/2021

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: 2/26/2021

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: 2/23/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

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: 2/25/2021

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: 3/2/2021

Bill Status: Passed

No

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: 2/26/2021

Bill Status: Passed

Yes

S.B. 61 - Outdoor Advertising Amendments

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

Vote Date: 2/24/2021

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: 2/3/2021

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: 2/9/2021

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: 2/17/2021

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: 2/3/2021

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: 1/26/2021

Bill Status: Passed