Here is a snapshot of the bills we were following this session, as well as their latest status.
Sanctity of Life
House Bill 116 – prohibitions on use of aborted fetal tissue; passed
House Bill 182 – requirement to offer ultrasound; passed. (Both this and the bill above will be signed tomorrow by Governor Mead.)
House Bill 250 – abortion reporting and other abortion-related laws; failed.
Senate File 150 – funding of long-acting reversible contraceptives; failed.
House Bill 240 – repeal of death penalty; failed.
Senate File 088 – advisory council on palliative care; passed.
House Bill 122 – “death with dignity”; failed.
Senate File 042 – opiate overdose emergency treatment; passed. Signed by the governor on March 6th.
Marriage, Family, Children and Education
House Bill 099 ‒ marriage certificates; failed.
House Bill 153 – parental rights; passed.
House Bill 140 – minimum wage; failed.
House Bill 236 – school funding; passed.
House Bill 076 – American Indian education; passed.
House Bill 159 – homeless minors; passed. (To be signed by Governor Mead tomorrow.)
Senate File 129 – sexual assault by school employee; passed.
Rights and Liberty
House Bill 144 – new trial for actual innocence; failed.
House Bill 094 – criminal justice reform; failed.
House Bill 135 – government nondiscrimination; failed.
Senate File 153 – employment discrimination; failed.