2017 Bills that didn’t pass

2017 Bills that didn’t pass

Here is a list of bills of significance that our House Majority Caucus staff noticed that didn’t pass:

2017 Interesting (* or Important) Bills Not Passed


  • HB 45 (McCay), would have disallowed assessment of land under the Farmland Assessment Act if the land is devoted to the production of solar energy or is a ski area.
  • HB 57 (King), would have directed the state to seek a Medicaid waiver to cover a number of services, including STD testing and treatment, family planning and contraception, for low-income individuals who don’t qualify for Medicaid. Would have asked for a 90% match rate (expansion match, rather than traditional 70%).
  • HB 71 (Duckworth), tax exemption for incontinence and feminine hygiene products.
  • HB 76 (Chavez-Houck), physician-assisted suicide.
  • HB 93 (Nelson), would have required that judicial nominations be based on merit and experience, without consideration of sex or race.
  • *HB 103 (Coleman), would have ensured greater free speech protections on college campuses.
  • HB 132 (Hall), seatbelts on school buses.
  • HB 134 (Arent), requiring emissions testing of most newer diesels in counties that don’t meet National Ambient Air Quality Standards (Utah County is the only one of those counties that doesn’t currently test).
  • HB 140 (Stratton), would have required all insureds to purchase uninsured or underinsured coverage & HB 153 (Kennedy), would have required certain business owners to maintain uninsured or underinsured coverage.
  • HB 147 (Hemingway), minimum wage hike to $15/hr by 2022.
  • HB 159 (Handy), provides for automatic voter registration upon driver license/state id card application or renewal.
  • HB 215 (King), comprehensive sex education.
  • HB 237 (Perry), would have allowed concealed carry of an unloaded firearm without a permit, in addition to placing additional restrictions and penalties on a perpetrator in possession of a dangerous weapon during a domestic violence incident.
  • HB 257 (Spendlove), creation of the Autonomous Vehicles Task Force.
  • *HB 284 (Coleman), would have required universities to allow legal representation for students facing disciplinary proceedings. In other words, due process.
  • HB 420 (Thurston), would have required the Department of Health to study drug importation, including looking into potentially operating a prescription drug importation program.
  • *HB 452 (Eliason), would have provided an ongoing funding mechanism for homeless shelters through an assessment on counties.
  • SB 72 (Thatcher), hate crimes legislation by another name – “victim selection” crimes legislation.
  • SB 115 (Anderegg), would have removed criminal penalties for a parent of a truant school-age child.
  • *SB 252 (Bramble, McCay), would have established procedures to fill a vacancy in the US House of Representatives.


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