UTAH PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS BILL LIST

2023 Utah Legislative Session

Disability Rights

HB 13 | Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities Amendments
Rep. J. Stenquist | Last Update: Wed, Jan 18, 2023 9:07 AM
Extends the sunset date of the Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities from 2023 to 2028.
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HB 29 | Mental Health Support and Law Enforcement Co-Response
Rep. A. Stoddard | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 3:43 PM
Establishes a grant program, administered by the Division of Integrated Healthcare, to fund an appropriate response to an individual experiencing a mental health crisis through new or expanded crisis intervention or mobile crisis outreach teams.
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HB 59 | First Responder Mental Health Amendments
Rep. R. Wilcox | Last Update: Wed, Jan 18, 2023 3:53 PM
Adds spouses of retired first responders to the list of those who qualify for mental health services and provides that mental health services shall be provided on a regular and continuing basis.
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HB 66 | Behavioral Health Crisis Response Commission
Rep. S. Eliason | Last Update: Wed, Jan 18, 2023 3:54 PM
Requires the Behavioral Health Crisis Response Commission to make recommendations regarding, and the Division of Integrated Health to administer grant programs for the development of mobile crisis outreach teams; a behavioral health receiving center in a county of the third class; and a virtual crisis outreach teach that will primarily serve counties of the third, fourth, fifth or sixth class; and directs the Commission to coordinate services by the local mental health crisis lines and mobile crisis outreach teams, among other things.
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Education

HB 16 | Block Grant Funding for Prevention Programs in Public Education
Rep. S. Pulsipher | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 3:22 PM
Establishes block grant funding for the implementation of comprehensive prevention programs in local education agencies (LEAs); requires the State Board of Education (Board) to: make rules to establish and administer the grant application process and provide LEAs with certain resources and support; provides for the allowable uses of the block grant funding; amends a list of programs for which the Legislature annually determines the cost of automatic increases for inflation and enrollment growth to include the block grant funding; authorizes the use of certain excess funds in the Underage Drinking and Substance Abuse Prevention Program Restricted Account for distribution through block grant funding.
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HB 60 | Juvenile Justice Modifications
Rep. C. Acton | Last Update: Wed, Jan 18, 2023 10:03 AM
Requires the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justic to provide a report to the Judiciary Interim Committee regarding minors in possession of dangerous weapons on school grounds; amends provisions regarding a petition for expungement of a juvenile court record with an adjudication, including the notice and hearing requirements for the petition, among other things.
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HB 61 | School Safety Requirements
Rep. R. Wilcox | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 3:22 PM
Creates the School Security Act, a state security chief, and that every secondary school have a school resource officer
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HB 82 | School Assembly Notice Requirements
Rep. M. Ballard | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 3:19 PM
Requires local education agencies to provide prior notice of certain school assemblies to parents or guardians, including a topics or issues related to prevention programs, including bullying, cyber-bullying, or hazing; physical or sexual abuse; mental health; substance abuse; gang intervention, youth suicide prevention; dropout prevention, or positive behaviors plans. Schools must also provide parents or guardians with resource materials within three days prior to the assembly.
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HB 83 | Tax Credit for Educator Expenses
Rep. K. Birkeland | Last Update: Thu, Dec 22, 2022
Enacts a nonrefundable individual income tax credit that an eligible educator may claim for certain out-of-pocket classroom expenses.
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HB 87 | Youth Sport Safety Amendments
Rep. M. Ballard | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 3:20 PM
This bill addresses cardiac safety for participants in school athletic activities.
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HB 102 | Higher Education Residency Amendments
Rep. J. Teuscher | Last Update: Wed, Jan 18, 2023 11:29 AM
Requires an institution within the state system of higher education to grant residency status to an individual who is not a citizen of the United States but has been granted or has applies for certain immigration status.
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HB 107 | Concealed Weapons Permit Fee Amendments
Rep. K. Lisonbee | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Waives the fee for a school employee to obtain a concealed weapons permit in certain circumstances.
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HB 109 | Veteran Dependent Tuition Amendments
Rep. C. Musselman | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Provides the conditions under which a state institution of higher education is required to waive tuition for the dependent of a disabled veteran.
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Environment

HB 26 | License Plate Amendments
Rep. N. Thurston | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 3:22 PM
Creates a moratorium on the personalized license plate program; changes the process to establish a new special group license plate; and allows a county to exempt a motor vehicle from an emissions inspection under certain circumstances
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HB 110 | Waste Tire Recycling Fund Amendments
Rep. C. Snider | 18 Jan 2023, House Comm – Consent Calendar Recommendation
Repeals provisions related to certain municipal landfill deposits — excess funds would no longer be given to a local county
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Governance

HB 21 | Open and Public Meetings Act Amendments
Rep. J. Briscoe | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 3:18 PM
Modifies the Open and Public Meetings Act, requiring a public body holding an open meeting to allow a reasonable opportunity for the public to provide verbal comment at the meeting with certain exceptions; and requires a public body to adopt a resolution, rule, or ordinance allowing public comment in a public meeting.
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HB 37 | Voter Signature Verification Amendments
Rep. S. Eliason | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 3:23 PM
Provides guidance for determining when a signature submitted with a ballot corresponds to a signature in a voter registration record; establishes requirements for contacting a voter when the voter’s ballot is rejected; establishes record-keeping and reporting requirements in relation to rejected ballots; requires an election officer to provide an accessible voting option for a voter with a disability; requires the director of elections to make rules regarding signature verification for individuals who are unable to sign their name consistently due to a disability; grants rulemaking authority to establish criteria, processes, and training in relation to signature comparison; requires that election notices include instructions for how a voter with a disability may obtain information on voting in an accessible manner; provides for the disclosure, to a political party or candidate, of certain information relating to a voter whose ballot is rejected; and makes it unlawful for an election officer to willfully neglect, or act corruptly in discharging, the election officer’s duty
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HB 42 | Technology Commercialization Amendments
Rep. A. Robertson | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 11:31 AM
Creates the Utah Innovation Lab as a quasi-governmental nonprofit; will be administered with the purpose of investing in businesses developed in the state through technology commercialization
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HB 68 | Petition Amendments
Rep. J. Weeks Rohner | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 3:19 PM
Merges into a single new section certain provisions related to the process for statewide and local initiative and referendum petitions; adds provisions about the process for verifying the signature of a registered voter who signs a petition in several section related to different types of petitions; and adds provisions about the process for a registered voter who signs a petition to remove the voter’s signature from a petition for several types of petitions.
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HB 69 | Election Modifications
Rep. C. Maloy | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 3:19 PM
Authorizes an election officer to receive a voter registration form; for a voter that changes party affiliation or becomes unaffiliated from a political party, modifies the day the voter can vote in a regular primary or presidential primary election; establishes consistent deadlines for various election-related notices; modifies the frequency of the lieutenant governor’s audit report of the voter registration database; modifies requirements for a printed ballot for municipal primary elections; eliminates the requirement to include a ballot proposition insert with an official ballot if the information appearing on the insert is printed on the ballot; defines the term “filing officer” to include a state school board; specifies the time the filing period begins for a declaration of candidacy; requires a filing officer to notify a candidate if the candidate fails to make a conflict-of-interest disclosure; and makes technical and conforming changes.
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HB 91 | Election Signature Requirements
Rep. C. Watkins | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Amends the number of signatures required to seek the nomination of a qualified political party for certain state Senate, state House, and state Board of Education districts.
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HB 123 | Broadband Service Amendments
Rep. A. Stoddard | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Grants rulemaking authority to the Public Service Commission; grants the commission authority to regulate Internet service providers, broadband service, and voice over Internet protocol services in the state; and requires the results of the commission’s evaluations to the Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Interim Committee
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Health Care

HB 78 | Behavioral Health Treatment Access Amendments
Rep. S. Eliason | Last Update: Wed, Jan 18, 2023 11:32 AM
Offer a single case agreement (same price for in-network as out-of-network) for covered behavioral health treatment received in Utah.
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HB 79 | Family Planning Services Revisions
Rep. R. Ward | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 3:19 PM
Requires the Medicaid program to apply for a waiver or a state plan amendments to extend family planning services to certain low-income individuals, where “family planning” means sexual health education and counseling but does not include abortion.
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HB 81 Mental Health Treatment Amendments
Rep. B. King | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 3:23 PM
Requires health plans offered by a governmental entity that opts out of the federal Mental Health Parity and Additction Equity Act to substantially comply with the act, including the act’s financial requirements and treatment limitations; provides limitations that a governmental entity may place on residential treatment coverage.
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HB 84 | Postpartum Medicaid Coverage Amendments
Rep. R. Lesser | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 3:20 PM
Requires the Division of Medicaid and Health Financing to request a Medicaid waiver or state plan amendment from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to extend the duration of postpartum coverage.
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HB 85 | Pregnancy Medicaid Coverage Amendments
Rep. R. Lesser | Last Update: Tue, Jan 17, 2023 3:20 PM
Requires the Division of Medicaid and Health Financing to request a Medicaid state plan amendment from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to extend Medicaid coverage to pregnant women with a household income less than or equal to 200% of the federal poverty level.
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HB 131 | Vaccine Passport Prohibition
Rep. W. Brooks | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Makes it unlawful for a place of public accommodation to discriminate against an individual based on the individual’s immunity status’ with certain exceptions, prohibits a governmental entity, from requiring proof of immunity status; with certain exceptions, makes it unlawful discrimination for an employer to require proof of immunity status; and prohibits a governmental entity or employer from requiring an individual to receive a vaccine.
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HB 132 | Prohibiting Sex Transitioning Procedures on Minors
Rep. R. Shipp | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Makes it unprofessional conduct for a health care provider to perform a medical procedure on a minor for the purpose of attempted sex transitioning or attempted sex change.
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SB 93 | Vital Records Modifications
Sen. D. McCay | 18 Jan 2023, Senate Comm – Favorable Recommendation
Modifies the rulemaking authority of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding when an error or omission to a vital record may be corrected and allows the department to issue an amended birth certification for an individual only if the individual is older than 18 years old.
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Housing

HB 80 | Residential Renter Deposits
Rep. C. Musselman | Last Update: Thu, Dec 22, 2022
Extends the time period for a residential rental property owner to return certain deposits and notices to a renter after a renter vacates a property from 30 to 45 days.
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Marijuana/Cannabis

HB 27 | Drug Possession Penalty Amendments
Rep. G. Bennion | Last Update: Mon, Dec 19, 2022
Amends the definition of a restricted person in possession of a dangerous weapon and a controlled substance; and reduces the penalty, in certain circumstances, for a restricted person in possession of marijuana.
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Native American Issues

HB 25 | Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force Sunset Extension
Rep. A. Romero | Last Update: Tue, Dec 20, 2022
Changes the name of the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force to the Murdered and Indigenous Relatives Task Force and extends the repeal date from Nov. 30, 2023 to Nov. 30, 2024.
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HB 40 | Indian Child Welfare Amendments
Rep. C. Watkins | Last Update: Tue, Dec 20, 2022
Enacts the Utah Indian Child Welfare Act including: addressing jurisdiction over child custody proceedings; stating parental rights; providing for voluntary termination; establishing how consent or other actions are invalidated; addressing placement of Indian children; creating a process to return custody of an Indian child; addressing information related to tribal affiliation; authorizing agreements between the state and Indian tribes under certain circumstances; addressing improper removal of an Indian child’ explaining the application of state or federal standards, providing for emergency removal or placement of an Indian child; and addressing recordkeeping and information availability.
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Personal Finance

HB 20 | Collection Agency Amendments
Rep. A. Maloy | Last update: Mon, Dec 19, 2022
Repeals provisions related to requiring collection agencies to register with the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code; governing certain bond requirements for collection agencies; and violations and penalties of title provisions; government assignment of debts involving collection agencies
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HB 46 | Criminal Code Recodification and Cross References
Rep. M. Gwynn | Last Update: Tue, Dec 20, 2022
This bill modifies Title 76, Chapters 6, Offenses Against Property, and 6a, Pyramid Scheme Act, by redrafting offense statutes into a new structure and clarifies existing law
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HB 94 | Reverse Mortgage Amendments
Rep. W. Brooks | 18 Jan 2023, House/ to standing committee
Eliminates the age requirement for a reverse mortgage borrower; changes the deadline for a prospective borrower to meet with an independent housing counselor from before signing a reverse mortgage application to before closing on a reverse mortgage; and eliminates the requirement for a seven-day cooling off period.
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HB 101 | Food Sales Tax Amendments
Rep. J. Rohner | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Removes the state tax imposed on amounts paid or charged for food and food ingredients
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HB 113 | Motor Vehicle Insurance Revisions
Rep. M. Judkins | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Increases minimum coverage limits for a motor vehicle insurance policy for liability for bodily injury, death, or property damage caused by an accident. The costs, although will require residents to pay increased premiums, will provide needed protection in the case of an accident — the present minimums in this state do not and require people to sue if they are in a serious accident.
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HB 116 | Intergenerational Poverty Solution
Rep. N. Thurston | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Creates the Education Savings Incentive Program including: providing a process for an individual identified by the Department of Workforce Services as experiencing intergenerational poverty to receive a state match of deposits into certain 529 savings accounts.
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HB 130 | Adoption Tax Credit
Rep. R. Shipp | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Enacts a nonrefundable and a refundable individual income tax credit for expenses related to the adoption of a child, for which eligibility depends on the individual’s income; provides for apportionment of a tax credit; requires the Department of Workforce Services to certify certain information regarding an individual’s eligibility for an adoption expense tax credit and to share that information with  State Tax Commission; and repeals an individual income tax credit for adoption of a child with special needs.
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Public Safety

HB 18 | Online Dating Safety Amendments
Rep. A. Romero | Last Update: Tue, Dec 20, 2022
Requires certain safety notifications and disclosures by an online dating service provider and provides enforcement procedures and a penalty for a violation of the notifications and disclosures.
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HB 19 | Rape Crisis Center Modifications
Rep. A. Romero | Last Update: Tue, Dec 20, 2022
Amends definitions relating to rape crisis centers and sexual assault counselors.
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HB 43 | Domestic Violence Modifications
Rep. C. Pierucci | Last Update: Fri, Dec 30, 2022
Creates the Domestic Violence Data Task Force; requires the Dept. of Public Safety to develop and distribute a form to collect data on lethality assessments used in domestic violence cases from law enforcement agencies; removes provisions requiring the Dept. of Public Safety and the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to collect certain domestic violence data; and directs the Administrative Office of the Courts to consider certain domestic violence training for judges, commissioners and court staff.
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HB 57 | Law Enforcement Investigation Amendments
Rep. R. Wilcox | Last Update: Tue, Dec 20, 2022
Establishes law enforcement reporting requirements for reverse-location warrants; requires the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to receive, compile, and publish data concerning anyone who was located in a particular place at a particular time based on cell phone triangulation.
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HB 62 | Driving Under the Influence Modifications
Rep. R. Wilcox | Last Update: Tue, Dec 20, 2022
Prohibits the Driver License Division from suspending a driver license unless a person fails to complete certain requirements as an ignition interlock restricted driver; for a person who elects to become an ignition interlock restricted driver, provides for time served as an ignition interlock restricted driver to count toward the time of a driver license suspension period in certain circumstances,
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HB 86 | Firearm Reporting Requirements
Rep. B. King | Last Update: Thu, Dec 22, 2022
Requires the Bureau of Criminal Identification to collect statistics on the source of firearms recovered from restricted persons.
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HB 89 | Gun Safety Amendments
Rep. A. Stoddard | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Creates a waiting period between the purchase of a firearm from a dealer and the delivery of the firearm to the purchaser and creates exceptions to the waiting period.
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HB 96 | Peace Officer Training Amendments
Rep. A. Stoddard | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Requires under certain conditions a peace officer’s basic training to include training on identifying, responding to, and reporting a criminal offense that is motivated by certain personal attributes.
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HB 97 | Government Records Access Amendments
Rep. A. Stoddard | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Modifies the definition of “record” and enacts a definition of “personal electronic device” for purposes of the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA); provides a process for searching the personal electronic device of an officer or employee of a governmental entity for records that are responsive to a record request; provides criminal penalties for an officer or employee who refuses to conduct a search or who submits a materially false sworn declaration; and modifies a provision allowing a governmental entity to impose disciplinary action against an employee.
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HB 98 | Process Server Amendments
Rep. A. Stoddard | 18 Jan 2023, House/ to standing committee
Allows certain special function officers to serve court documents when the use of force is authorized or when a breach of the peace is imminent or likely.
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HB 99 | Sex Offender Restrictions Amendments
Rep. B. Brammer | 18 Jan 2023, House Comm – Favorable Recommendation
Increases the penalty for repeat offenders of sex offender restrictions to a third-degree felony.
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HB 103 | Weapon Possession While Under the Influence Amendments
Rep. J. Kyle | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Amends the definition of a Category II restricted person (adds language that people who are addicted to a controlled substance) and amends provisions related to who can carry a dangerous weapon (see HB 120 summary for more detail of a Category II person)
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HB 106 | HIV Testing Modifications
Rep. M. Judkins | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Provides a process to obtain a court order if an alleged sexual offender refuses an HIV test at the request of an alleged victim.
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HB 111 | Inmate Treatment Amendments
Rep. C. Watkins | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Requires a county or municipal jail to allow the continuation of medication assistance programs for inmates who were active clients prior to incarceration and provides that the jails may not pay for or store any medications uses for medication assistance treatment programs.
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HB 115 | Child Abuse Reporting Revisions
Rep. A. Romero | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Deletes provisions that exempt, under certain circumstances, a member of the clergy from being required to report child abuse and neglect.
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HB 120 | Weapon Possession Amendments
Rep. K. Lisonbee | 17 Jan 2023, House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
Amends the definition of a Category II restricted person related to domestic violence — proposed definition is someone who has been convicted of a felony or within the last seven years has been adjudicated delinquent for an offense which if committed by an adult would have been a felony; is an unlawful user of a controlled substance; is in possession of a dangerous weapon and is knowingly and intentionally in unlawful possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance; has been found not guilty by reason of insanity for a felony offense; has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial for a felony offense; has been adjudicated as mentally defective as provided in the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act or has been committed to a mental institution; and other conditions.
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HB 122 | Sex Offender Registry Amendments
Rep. M. Judkins | 18 Jan 2023, House Comm – Favorable Recommendation
Clarifies that juveniles committing qualifying offenses are still required to comply with registry requirements; adds attempt, solicitation, and conspiracy to commit certain human trafficking offenses to the offenses that qualify for the sex offender registry; clarifies that for purposes of determining a lifetime registration requirement for an offender under 21 years old, a sentencing court may determine at any time after a conviction that the offense did not involve force or coercion; enacts provisions related to juveniles transferred to the custody of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services to the Department of Corrections; specifies the number of days an offender may drive a particular car before that car’s information must be reported; and requires the Department of Corrections to maintain, but not publish, information on individuals who were under 18 years old when they committed a qualifying offense, unless the offender committee an offense requiring lifetime registration.
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