The Utah legislature kicked off the first day of its 65th general session by introducing legislation to both the House and Senate on Tuesday. Utah Senator Stuart Adams (R-Layton) and Congressman Brad Wilson (R-Kaysville) were sworn in as their respective presidents.
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“What we do in this session will not only affect us today, but it will affect all of us tomorrow, and more importantly, our children and grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. “Let us commit to being forward-looking bodies now. There are many challenges facing us today that we as a state have the opportunity to address.” But we know what we know because we have a track record proving that these challenges or problems are best solved.”
Republican leaders oversee both supermajorities. House When Senate, holding a 61-14 and 23-6 advantage. A total of 18 new members were elected this term, including 16 to the House and two to the Senate.
“Unfortunately, a lot of teenagers are suffering,” Wilson said on the House floor. “As the House of Representatives, let’s work together to provide additional mental health resources for young people in Utah by funding teen centers statewide. We hope we only need responsible adults to keep us from sticking our tongues into frozen flagpoles, but sadly, in the world we live in, keeping children safe takes serious precautions. It takes mistakes, significant investment, and effort.We will implement policies and fund initiatives to improve school safety across Utah.”
Between proposed health bill Measures to address the expansion of Medicaid, health care licensing requirements, and youth behavioral health and safety. In an address to his Senate colleagues, Adams spoke about easing the tax and regulatory burden at this session.
“Interest rates have risen dramatically to keep inflation down,” Adams said. “We can’t control Washington, but you can. [your] Partially by reducing tax and regulatory hurdles, we will. ”
Utah legislators seek to secure funding for health programs that will bring about improvements. health equity When accessOn Wednesday, the Senate Standing Committee on Health and Human Services said: consider the first health billinclude Sex reassignment procedures for minorsMedicaid Waivers for Dental Insurance, and Medical Cannabis Regulations.