2018 Legislative Session Week 1

This week kicked off the 2018 legislative session in Utah. Civolicy has been focusing on suicide prevention/mental health bills and alcohol law repeals, however, all of our voices are crucial in these issues, especially during this time.

Suicide prevention and mental health bills being addressed in this session are: public safety agency counseling services, mental health crisis lines, Medicaid waiver for mental health crisis, suicide prevention training, substance abuse and mental health act, health coverage for tele-psychiatric consultations, competency to stand trial, Mobile crisis outreach team, victim targeting penalty. The Alcohol laws will include: alcohol liability amendments, DABC funding, and more to follow.

We have already been seeing great things happening this session. This Friday HB41 and HB42, bills that will help suicide prevention, passed the House. This is a great start in our fight. We will continue to be involved throughout the session, but we will still need your help. Click on our "Legislative Portal" to learn more about how you can get involved or donate to allow us to keep fighting for you.