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Last updated: March 21, 2024

2024 Bill Progress Swimlane

Based on the quantity of bills being presented that make my lists, it is cumbersome to review them all. To make a quicker reference, I am created this “swim lane” so that the progress of bills can be seen easily. If a bill starts with an “H”, the entering chamber is the House and “S” will be the Senate. Concurrence only occurs if the second chamber passes an amendment or substitute and it returns to the originating chamber for a concurrence on the changes. First readings happen in committee. The Second Reading is the chamber accepting the bill from committee. The Third Reading is where a final vote will occur. All readings can have debate/discussion.

Entering ChamberSecond ChamberConcurrence
BillRulesStanding CommitteeFloor 2nd Reading CalendarFloor 3rd Reading CalendarRulesStanding CommitteeFloor 2nd Reading CalendarFloor 3rd Reading CalendarFloorGovernor
HB0029Sensitive Material Review AmendmentsSigned Mar 18
HB0111Employment Training Requirement LimitationsX
HB0112Sex Education Instruction AmendmentsX
HB0127Bias Incident ReportingX
HB0157Child Custody Factor AmendmentsSigned Mar 14
HB0172Immigrant Student Athlete Participation AmendmentsSigned Mar 12
HB0187Limitation on Defenses Based on Victim IdentityX
HB0224Medical Surgery AmendmentsX
HB0234Birth Certificate ModificationsSigned Mar 14
HB0253Use of Sex-designated Facilities in Public and Higher EducationX
HB0257Sex-based Designations for Privacy, Anti-bullying, and Women’s OpportunitiesSigned Jan 30
HB0261Equal Opportunity InitiativesSigned Jan 30
HB0303School Curriculum RequirementsFailed to pass 32-39-4
HB0316Inmate Assignment AmendmentsSigned Mar 18
HB0396Workplace Discrimination AmendmentsSigned Mar 19
HB0424Lewdness Involving a Child AmendmentsSigned Mar 13
HB0527Public Employee Gender-specific Language RequirementsX
HJR002Joint Resolution for Gender Reassignment Surgical Health BenefitsX
SB0105Student Privacy and Modesty in Public EducationX
SB0126Gestational Agreement RequirementsSigned Mar 18
SB0150Exercise of Religion AmendmentsSigned Mar 21
SB0219School Activity Eligibility Commission ModificationsSigned Mar 21

Notes on effective dates.

This pertains to Senate and House Bills and not Resolutions, which do not go before the Governor.
1. The most common effective date is the standard process of going into effect 60 days after legislative adjournment. The bill passage process is here and demonstrates this flow.
2. Some bills require financial considerations and the effective date would then be reflected to be the start of the fiscal year, which is July 1st.
3. There is an accelerated process that is in line with this code and is effective if two-thirds of both chambers vote to pass the bill. Effectively, the wording dictates that the Governor has 10 days after Legislative passage, not counting Sundays and the day it is received, to sign the bill and then it goes into immediate effect. If the Governor fails to sign or veto the bill, it goes into effect at the end of the 10 days. If the Governor vetoes it, it then only goes into effect immediately after a veto override, should one occur. Should the original floor votes not receive two-thirds, it reverts to the effective date stated in item 1.

2024 General Session

Bill NumberSponsorTitleDescription and AmendmentsStatus
HB0029Rep IvorySensitive Material Review AmendmentsOpened – This bill will create processes for review and removal of instructional material as defined within the bill
Substitute 1 – Added cosponsors. Added consent by enrolling. Changed threshold removing book statewide if three districts removed it and instead places it on LEA agenda for review.
Conference Committee Substitute 2 – Changed so the state board can review material that has met the state wide threshold.
Effective Date: July 1, 2024
December 19, 2023 – Opened
January 17, 2024 – Assigned to House Education Committee
January 23, 2024 – Adopted Amendment 1 by a 11-1-3 vote. Passed out of committee 10-2-3
January 30, 2024 – Passed House vote 51-16-8
February 6, 2024 Assigned to Senate Education Committee
February 9, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 1 4-2-3. Passed out of committee 5-1-3
February 15, 2024 – Passed Senate 2nd Reading Calendar 19-7-3
February 16, 2024 – Passed Senate 3rdd Reading Calendar 15-7-7
February 20, 2024 – House refuses to concur with Senate amendment by Voice Vote. Senate refused to recede to House by Voice Vote. Conference Committee adopted Substitute 2 6-0. Passed Senate 19-8-2
February 21, 2024 – Passed House 52-18-5
March 18, 2024 – Signed by the Governor
HB0111Rep JimenezEmployment Training Requirement LimitationsOpened – Bill that makes illegal using certain politically stated thoughts around categorized individuals in various assessments and employment.
Effective Date: May 1, 2024
January 2, 2024 – Opened
January 19, 2024 – Assigned to House Business and Labor Committee
January 23, 2024 – Adopted Amendment 1 by 8-0-8. Adopted Amendment 2 by 10-2-6. Passed out of committee 7-2-7
February 2, 2024 – Amendments 4, 5, and 3 passed on Voice Vote. Passed House vote 54-20-1
February 9, 2024 – Committee failed to recommend bill 2-5-1
February 26, 2024 – Returned to Rules
HB0112Rep JimenezSex Education Instruction AmendmentsOpened – Strikes Human Sexuality from the list of Sex Education topics
Substitute 2 – Changed from hotline to reporting system. Added extensive responsibility language.
Amendment 1 – Grammar changes
Effective Date: May 1, 2024
January 2, 2024 – Opened
February 2, 2024 – Assigned to House Education Committee
February 20, 2024 – Adopted Substitute #2 10-0-2. Adopted Amendment #1 9-1-2. Committee failed to recommend bill 5-5-2
February 14, 2024 – Passed out of House 47-14-14
February 23, 2024 – Assigned to Senate Education Committee
February 26, 2024 – Passed out of committee 4-0-5
February 27, 2024 – Sent to Rules
March 1, 2024 – Placed on Senate 2nd Reading Calendar
HB0127Rep OwensBias Incident ReportingOpened – Creates and dictates operation of a Bias Incident Hotline
Substitute 2 – Changed from hotline to reporting system. Assigned to Attorney General and provides extensive direction.
Substitute 4 – Renamed to Victim Targeting system. Updated system to be criminal only and removal of information related to non criminal determinations.
Effective Date: May 1, 2024
January 3, 2024 – Opened
January 14, 2024 – Assigned to House Judiciary Committee
January 20, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 2 10-0-2. Adopted Amendment 1 9-1-2. Failed in Committee 5-5-2
January 23, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 4 10-0-2. Passed out of committee 10-0-2
March 1, 2024 – Sent to Rules
HB0157Rep GriciusChild Custody Factor AmendmentsOpened – Encodes that a parent’s acceptance or non-acceptance of a child’s gender identity cannot be used in custody determinations.
Substitute 1 – Removes the word “solely” in reference to a court being able to consider a parent’s agreement or disagreement with a child’s gender identity
Substitute 2 – Changes “sex assigned to the
child at birth” to “child’s biological sex”
Effective Date: May 1, 2024
January 4, 2024 – Opened
January 18, 2024 – Assigned to House Judiciary Committee
1/25/24 – Adopted Substitute 1 11-0-1. Passed out of committee 11-0-1.
February 5, 2024 – Passed House vote 73-0-2
February 6, 2024 – Assigned to Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee
February 12, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 2 3-0-3. Passed out of committee 3-0-3
February 21, 2024 – Passed Senate 2nd Reading 21-6-2
February 22, 2024 – Passed Senate 3rd Reading 16-7-6
February 23, 2024 – House concurred 63-0-12
March 14, 2024 – Signed by Governor
HB0172Rep TuescherImmigrant Student Athlete Participation AmendmentsOpened – Provides that an athletic association may collect documentation for a student that is homeless or not a United States citizen that confirms the student’s date of birth and sex.
Substitute 1 – Technical changes and added homeless youth direction
Substitute 2 – Additional homeless clarifications
Effective Date: This bill has the verbiage that sets the accelerated implementation process.
January 5, 2024 – Opened
January 18, 2024 – Assigned to House Education Committee
January 23, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 1 9-0-6. Passed out of committee 9-0-6.
January 31, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 2 on a Voice Vote. Passed House vote 71-0-4
February 1, 2024 – Assigned to Senate Education Committee
February 9, 2024 – Passed out of committee 6-0-3
February 15, 2024 – Passed 2nd Reading 23-0-6
February 20, 2024 – Passed 3rd Reading and out of Senate 22-0-7
February 21, 2024 – House passes Concurrence 71-0-4
March 12, 2024 – Signed by Governor
HB0187Rep HayesLimitation on Defenses Based on Victim IdentityOpened – Prohibits an actor from using Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity in criminal defense as a reason or mitigation.
Effective Date: May 1, 2024
January 5, 2024 – Opened
February 20, 2024 – Assigned to House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee
February 27, 2024 – Returned to Rules
HB0224Rep JudkinsMedical Surgery AmendmentsOpened – Modifies the definitions of “primary sex characteristic surgical procedure” and “secondary sex characteristic surgical procedure” to prohibit performing a “primary sex characteristic surgical procedure” or a “secondary sex characteristic surgical procedure” on an individual who is less than 18 years old.
Effective Date: May 1, 2024
January 9, 2024 – Opened
January 25, 2024 – Assigned to House Health and Human Services Committee
February 8, 2024 – Passed out of committee 8-0-6s
February 20, 2024 – Passed House vote 68-0-7
February 21, 2024 – Assigned to Senate Health and Human Services Committee
February 23, 2024 – Passed out of committee 4-0-3
HB0234Rep HayesBirth Certificate ModificationsOpened – Changes requirements on Sex and Kidnap Offender Registry reporting when filing for a Name or Gender Marker change.
Effective Date: May 1, 2024
January 10, 2024 – Opened
January 21, 2024 – Assigned to House Judiciary Committee
January 22, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 1 10-0-2. Passed out of committee 10-0-2
January 30, 2024 – Passed House vote 72-0-3
January 31, 2024 – Assigned to Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee
February 5, 2024 – Passed out of committee 3-0-3
February 14, 2024 – Passed Senate 2nd reading 26-0-3
February 15, 2024 – Passed Senate 3rd reading 25-0-4
March 14, 2024 – Signed by Governor
HB0253Rep LymanUse of Sex-designated Facilities in Public and Higher EducationOpened – Regulates bathroom and changing space usage in Higher Ed, LEAs, and Public Spaces to reproductive organs at birth.
Effective Date: July 1, 2024
January 11, 2024 – Opened
HB0257Rep BirkelandSex-based Designations for Privacy, Anti-bullying, and Women’s OpportunitiesOpened – This bill establishes a standard regarding distinctions on the basis of sex and applies the standard in certain facilities and opportunities where designations on the basis of sex address individual privacy, bullying, and women’s opportunities.
Substitute 2 – Changes responsible enforcement parties. Clean-up. Indemnification. Adds loitering,
Substitute 3 – Separates bathrooms from other privacy places. Changed enforcement implementation dates to May 1, 2024. Adds sever ability.
Substitute 5 – Added bathroom descriptions as men and women’s. Grammar/clean-up. Added LEA responsibilities.
Effective Date: This bill has the verbiage that sets the accelerated implementation process.
January 10, 2024 – Opened
January 16, 2024 – Assigned to House Business and Labor and on agenda for January 17th.
January 17, 2024 – Passed committee by a vote of 12-3-1
January 18, 2024 – Passed from 2nd Reading Calendar and moved to 3rd
January 19, 2024 – Passed House vote 52-17-6
January 19, 2024 – Assigned to Senate Business and Labor Committee
January 22, 2024 – Adopted Amendment 4 8-0. Passed out of committee 5-3
January 24, 2024 – Adopted Subsitute 2 on Voice Vote. Adopted Substitute 3 on Voice Vote. Substitute 4 failed on Voice Vote. Passed out of Senate 21-8-0.
January 26, 2024 – House refused to concur with Senate on Voice Vote. Senate refused to recede on Voice Vote. Chambers met in Conference Committee and passed Substitute 5 6-0-0. Senate adopted Conference Committee 20-8-1. House adopted Conference Committee 58-16-1
January 30, 2024 – Signed by Governor
HB0261Rep HallEqual Opportunity InitiativesOpened – Enacts prohibitions on Education and Public employment related to DEI
Substitute 1 – Adding Title VII and IX language. Removes reports to Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee.
Substitute 3 – Removes district school language. Removes Oversight of Government employers. Adds state auditor as ensuring compliance.
Substitute 4 – Grammar and reference clean-up. Added language for the University of Utah pertinent to agreements with the Ute Tribe.
Effective Date: July 1, 2024
January 11, 2024 – Opened
January 16, 2024 – Assigned to House Education Committee
January 17, 2024 – Substitute 1 accepted by a vote of 11-2-2. Passed committee by a vote of 12-2-1
January 18, 2024 – Passed from 2nd Reading Calendar and moved to 3rd
January 19, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 3 on voice vote. Bill passes the House 58-14-3
January 19, 2024 – Assigned to Senate Education Committee
January 22, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 4 by 5-0-4. Table to motion failed 1-8-0. Passed out of committee 80-1-0
January 24, 2024 – Passed out of Senate 23-6-0
January 26, 2024 – House concurs 60-14-1
January 30, 2024 – Signed by Governor
HB0303Rep StenquistSchool Curriculum RequirementsOpened – This bill amends provisions that prohibit school officials and employees from endorsing, promoting, or disparaging certain beliefs or viewpoints, which includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
Effective Date: July 1, 2024
January 16, 2024 – Opened
January 31, 2024 – Assigned to House Business and Labor Committee
February 12, 2024 – Passed out of committee 6-5-4
February 26, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 1 on Voice Vote. Adopted Amendment 1 on Voice Vote. Failed to pass out of House 32-39-4
HB0316Rep LisonbeeInmate Assignment AmendmentsOpened – This is a prison bill where a transgender individual is assigned housing by “sex at birth”. They can request to be moved and a security analysis has to be done to get approval.
Substitute 1 – Technical changes and additional language encapsulating jails along with prisons.
Effective Date: July 1, 2024
January 17, 2024 – Opened
January 23, 2024 – Assigned to House Judiciary Committee.
January 30, 2024 – Passed out of committee 6-2-4
February 9, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 1 by Voice Vote. Bill passes the House 58-13-4
February 15, 2024 – Assigned to Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee
February 20, 2024 – Passed out of committee 4-0-2
February 27, 2024 – Sent to Rules
March 1, 2024 – Assigned to House 2nd Reading Calendar. Passed out of House 27-0-2
March 18, 2024 – Signed by the Governor
HB0396Rep BrammerWorkplace Discrimination AmendmentsOpened – Prohibits an employer from compelling an employee to communicate or otherwise act in a manner that the employee believes would burden or offend the employee’s religious, moral, or conscientious beliefs.
Substitute 1 – Added religious accommodation language
Effective Date: May 1, 2024
January 25, 2024 – Opened
January 30, 2024 – Assigned to House Judiciary Committee
February 2, 2024 – Passed out of committee 9-2-1
February 13, 2024 – Passed out of House 70-0-5
February 15, 2025 – Assigned to Senate Business and Labor Committee  
February 20, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 1 5-0-3. Passed out of committee 4-2-2
February 29, 2024 – Passed out of the Senate 20-5-4. House concurs 65-5-5
March 19, 2024 – Signed by the Governor
HB0424Rep JackLewdness Involving a Child AmendmentsOpened – Modifies the offense of lewdness involving a child, including criminal penalties (Sue’s Note: added to tracker as it has a substitute proposing expanding on HB0257)
Substitute 2 – Grammar/structure
Substitute 4 – Minor wording cleanup and changed to be enforced against those 18 and older.
Effective Date: May 1, 2024
January 29, 2024 – Opened
February 2, 2024 – Assigned to House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee
February 7, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 2 7-0-5. Passed out of committee 6-2-4.
February 15, 2024 – Passed out of House 59-9-7
February 16, 2024 – Assigned to Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee
February 23, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 4-0-2. Passed out of committee 4-1-1.
February 29, 2024 – Passed out of the Senate 19-6-4. House concurs 67-10-8
March 13, 2024 – Signed by Governor
HB0527Rep JiminezPublic Employee Gender-specific Language RequirementsOpened – Prevents disciplinary action against an individual in a private or public setting for using incorrect pronouns or names for an individual
Effective Date: May 1, 2024
February 12, 2024 – Opened
February 22, 2024 – Assigned to House Government Operations Committee
February 26, 2024 – Returned to rules
HJR002Rep HayesJoint Resolution for Gender Reassignment Surgical Health BenefitsOpened – Directs the Public Employees’ Benefit and Insurance Program (PEHP) to provide gender reassignment surgical benefits to state employees and beneficiaries
January 2, 2024 – Opened
SB0105Sen PlumbStudent Privacy and Modesty in Public EducationOpened – This bill enacts provisions regarding a student’s reasonable expectation of individual
Effective Date: July 1, 2024
January 16, 2024 – Opened
January 25, 2024 – Assigned to Senate Education Committee
January 26, 2024 – Returned to Rules
SB0126Sen PitcherGestational Agreement RequirementsOpened – Amends requirements regarding a prospective gestational mother’s spouse,
Substitute 1 – Cleans up marriage reference to both parents
Effective Date: May 1, 2024
January 19, 2024 – Opened
January 25, 2024 – Assigned to Senate Health and Human Services Committee
February 8, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 1 5-0-2. Passed out of committee 4-1-2
February 13, 2024 – Passed Senate 2nd Reading 21-1-7
February 14, 2024 – Passed Senate 3rd Reading 22-2-5
February 20, 2024 – Assigned to House Health and Human Services Committee
February 22, 2024 – Passed out of committee 8-1-5
February 29, 2024 – Passed out of the House 43-23-9.
March 18, 2024 – Signed by the Governor
SB0150Sen WeilerExercise of Religion AmendmentsOpened – This bill provides legal protections related to the free exercise of religion.
Substitute 2 – Multiple changes after stakeholder discussion including WhereAs statements to affirm existing statute negotiated for balance of religious freedoms and civil rights in non discrimination, conversation therapy, and foster care are not changed.
Effective Date: May 1, 2024
January 25, 2024 – Opened
January 29, 2024 – Assigned to Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee. Adopted Substitute 1 3-1-2. Passed out of committee 5-0-1
February 6, 2024 – Passed Senate 2nd reading 27-0-2
February 13, 2024 – Adopted Substitute 2 by Voice Vote. Passed out of Senate 27-0-2
February 15, 2024 – Assigned to House Judiciary Committee
February 20, 2024 – Passed out of committee 11-0-1
February 22, 2024 – Passed out of House 69-0-6
March 21, 2024 – Signed by the Governor
SB0219Sen KennedySchool Activity Eligibility Commission ModificationsOpened – This bill cleans up some of the Transgender Sports Ban/Commission code and changes commission meetings from Closed to Non-Public
Effective Date: May 1, 2024
February 8, 2024 – Opened
February 12, 2024 – Assigned to Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee. Passed out of committee 5-0-1
February 13, 2024 – Passed Senate 2nd Reading 23-0-6
February 14, 2024 – Passed out of Senate on 3rd Reading 27-0-2
February 21, 2024 – Assigned to House Education Committee
February 23, 2024 – Passed out of committee 9-0-6
February 27, 2024 – Sent to Rules
March 1, 2024 – Assigned to House 3rd Reading Calendar. Passed out of House 74-0-1.
March 21, 2024 – Signed by the Governor

2023 General Session

Bill NumberSponsorTitleDescription and AmendmentsStatus
SB0016Sen KennedyTransgender Medical Treatments and Procedures AmendmentsOpened – This bill will make Genital Surgeries (referred to as Primary Sex Characteristic Surgical Procedure) and Gender Affirming Surgeries (referred to as Secondary Sex Characteristic Surgical Procedure) for transgender youth illegal. This bill has exceptions for Intersex surgeries.
1st Sub – This adds extensive language which generally stops minors from getting hormonal treatments unless already under care, creates a study to be performed by HHS to be submitted to the legislature, has DOPL create special licensing and training, and specifies extensions to malpractice liability.
2nd Sub – Sets a sunset date to the moratorium and adds extensive quantifying language.
3rd Sub – Adds a medical study and bans all cosmetic surgeries for minors.
4th Sub – 1. Allows a youth to reverse consent and sue. 2. Allows the bill to go into effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature if both chambers have at least a two thirds vote. This is currently stated in the bill as May 3rd. 3. Removes the just instituted sunset date
December 19, 2022 – Opened
January 13, 2023 – 1st Sub
January 18, 2023 – 1st Sub Passed, Bill Passed Committee
January 20, 2023 – Passed out of the Senate 27-7-1
January 24, 2023 – 3rd Substitute failed in House HHS Committee
January 25, 2023 – 2nd Substitute passed in House HHS Committee
January 25, 2023 – Bill passed in House HHS Committee
January 26, 2023 – 4th Substitute passed in House
January 26, 2023 – Bill passed out of House 58-14-2
January 27, 2023 – Bill received concurrence out of Senate 20-8-1
January 28, 2023 – Signed by Governor Cox


SB0093Sen McCayBirth Certificate ModificationsOpened – This bill prevents birth certificate changes before the person is 18 years of age except in specific instances before 1 year old.
Substitute 2
– Allows a clean birth certificate change for ages 15 1/2 and older (or bans them before 15 1/2 compared to current law).
– It also creates a separate amendment record that is not part of the birth certificate, but is functionally a page 2 for specific uses.
– It adds a lot of verbiage about what it takes to get a change.
– Minors will have a Guardian Ad Litem appointed by the court to present evidence, which will increase cost.
– This cost can be waived under the same indigent rules as waiving it for a name change. Notionally, I hear this isn’t an easy ask.
– This also allows the court to deny changes under certain review rules, which reverses the Utah Supreme Court’s ruling.
– This has a clause that if passed in conjunction with HB209, which is impacting youth sports, that the language will change that the Birth Certificate and the amendment record will have to be submitted to participate in sports. This move is obviously to ensure that transgender youth are outed when applying for sports.
– This has the verbiage to accelerate the Governor’s signature and then have an immediate effective date.
January 11, 2023 – Opened
January 18, 2023 – Bill Passed Committee
January 20, 2023 – Passed out of the Senate
February 21, 2023 – Substitute 2 passed in House Judiciary Committee
February 21, 2023 – Passed out of the House Judiciary Committee
March 2, 2023 – Passed out of House
March 2, 2023 – Concurrence received by Senate
SB0100Sen WeilerSchool Gender Identity PoliciesThis bill enacts provisions ensuring a parent’s access to information related to a parent’s child, including gender identity.
Substitute 1 – Eliminates verbiage around treating a student by their gender identity without parental permission.
Substitute 2 – Changes wording of “any information” to a reference to code that clarified what records are addressed and appears to be more FERPA compliant.
January 17, 2023 – Opened
January 18, 2023 – Sub 1
January 18, 2023 – 1st Sub Passed, Bill Passed Committee
January 20, 2023 – Passed out of the Senate
January 27, 2023 – 2nd Sub Passed, Bill Passed House HHS Committee
February 1, 2023 – Passed out of the House
February 3, 2023 – Passed Senate Consent.
February 16, 2023 – Signed by the Governor
SB0154Sen C. WilsonAdoption AmendmentsThis bill codifies religious discrimination: “Provides protections for private child-placing agencies that decline to participate in child placing that is contrary to the agency’s sincerely held religious beliefs or the wishes of the birth mother”
1st Substitute – This dictates all providers will be part of a consortium and if they have religious issues with providing a service, another member of the consortium is required to provide the service.
January 31, 2023 – Opened
February 8, 2023 – 1st Substitute passed in Senate Business and Labor Committee
February 8, 2023 – Bill passed in Senate Business and Labor Committee
February 15, 2023 – Passed out of the Senate
February 27, 2023 – Bill passed in House Government Operations Committee
March 2, 2023 – Passed out of the House
HB0132Rep ShippProhibiting Sex Transitioning Procedures on MinorsOpened – This bill bans all transgender related healthcare for transgender youth. This bill has exceptions for Intersex surgeries.
1st Substitute – Allows “Grandfathering” for those taking cross-sex hormones when the bill is passed.
December 29, 2022 – Opened
January 25, 2023 – 1st Sub passed in House HHS Committee
January 25, 2023 – Bill failed in House HHS Committee
HB0209Rep TeuscherParticipation in Extracurricular Activities AmendmentsApplies requirements on private and home school students. This, coupled with last year’s sports ban and this year’s HB0463 will impose the ban and birth certificate requirements on non-public school attending students.January 12, 2023 – Opened
January 27, 2023 – 1st Substitute passed in House Education Committee
January 27, 2023 – Passed in House Education Committee
February 2, 2023 – 2nd Substitute passed in House
February 2, 2023 – Bill passed in House
February 10, 2023 – 3rd Substitute passed in Senate Education Committee
February 10, 2023 – Passed in Senate Education Committee
February 23, 2023 – Senate passed Substitute 5
February 28, 2023 – Senate passed Substitute 6
March 3, 2023 – Bill passes Senate
March 3, 2023 – Bill received House Concurrence
HB0228Rep PetersonUnprofessional Conduct AmendmentsThis bill intends to allow the highly discredited “Talk Therapy” as not being Conversion Therapy
2nd Substitute – Bill was reworded to ban Conversion Therapy, including “Talk Therapy” that is actually Conversion Therapy. It added verbiage beyond the existing DOPL rule to remove the concerns expressed by some therapists that felt unsure what they could provide.
January 17, 2023 – Opened
February 6, 2023 – 2nd Substitute passed in House Business and Labor Committee
February 9, 2023 – Bill passed in House
February 13, 2023 – Passed in Senate Health and Human Services
February 17, 2023 – Bill passed in Senate
HB0329Rep JackAdult Event Permit AmendmentsThis bill sets rules around having a permitted event with an adult theme. The public entity who gives a permit gets to define what is adult.
Substitute 1 – Minor changes from referencing sex to adult events.
Substitute 2 – Added language including parades and outdoor events.
Substitute 3 – Added one co-sponsor
January 30, 2023 – Opened
February 21, 2023 – Substitute 1 passed in House Political Subdivisions Committee
February 21, 2023 – Passed out of the House Political Subdivisions Committee
February 22, 2023 – Substitute 2 passed on House Floor
February 22, 2023 – Passed out of the House
February 27, 2023 – Senate Government Operations passes Substitute 3
February 27, 2023 – Senate Government Operations passes bill
March 3, 2023 – Bill fails to come out of Senate rules in final day.
HB0463Rep BirkelandHigh School Sports AmendmentsProhibits a public school from participation in an athletics association that does not collect and review an athlete’s birth certificate during the registration process.
Substitute 1 – Added language to allow alternate Identifications for those without Birth Certificates. States collection of documents is not for determining eligibility
February 13, 2023 – Opened
February 22, 2023 – Substitute 1 passed in House Judiciary Committee
February 22, 2023 – Passed out of the House Judiciary Committee
February 27, 2023 – Passes House
March 3, 2023 – Bill fails to come out of Senate rules in final day.
HJR005Rep HayesJoint Resolution for Gender Reassignment Surgical Health BenefitsOpened – This resolution is to provide a path for adults with insurance coverage under the Public Employees’ Benefit and Insurance Program (PEHP) to get gender reassignment surgery coverage.January 6, 2023 – Opened
March 3, 2023 – Bill fails to come out of House rules in final day.
HB0550Rep StenquistSchool Curriculum RequirementsOpened – Bans discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.February 22, 2023 – Opened
February 24, 2023 – Assigned to House Transportation Committee
February 28, 2023 – Returned to the House Rules Committee
March 3, 2023 – Bill fails to come out of House rules in final day.

2022 Special Session

Bill NumberSponsorTitleDescriptionStatus
HB0011Rep BirkelandSEX CHARACTERISTIC SURGICAL PROCEDURESThis bill will ban Transgender girls from participating in girl’s sports. Additionally, there is verbiage that if the ban receives an injunction, then a review Commission will be put in place to determine eligibility.Veto overridden Senate 21-8 and House 56-18-1.
HB3001Rep BirkelandSEX-DESIGNATED INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS
INDEMNIFICATION
Provided indemnification from lawsuits and $500,000 funding for legal expenses.Passed Senate 22-5-2 and House 58-15-2.
HB3002Rep KwanTRANSGENDER STUDENT ATHLETE PARTICIPATION
AMENDMENTS
Repeals HB0011 and provides a path for transgender participation in sports.Not brought to floor.

2022 General Session

Bill NumberSponsorTitleDescriptionStatus
HB0011Rep BirkelandSTUDENT ELIGIBILITY IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIESThis bill will ban Transgender girls from participating in girl’s sports. Additionally, there is verbiage that if the ban receives an injunction, then a review Commission will be put in place to determine eligibility.Passed Senate 16-13 and House 46-29. Governor Vetoed.
HB0127Rep ShippMEDICAL PRACTICE AMENDMENTSThis bill bans all transgender related healthcare for transgender youth. This bill has exceptions for Intersex surgeries.Went to the HHS Committee and never heard in committee. Sent back to Rules at session end.

2021 General Session

Bill NumberSponsorTitleDescriptionStatus
HB0302Rep BirkelandPRESERVING SPORTS FOR FEMALE STUDENTSThis bill will ban Transgender girls from participating in girl’s sports.Passed House 50-23-2. At Senate HHS Committee, there was a motion to adjourn during the discussion which tabled the bill
HB0092Rep ShippMEDICAL PRACTICE AMENDMENTSThis bill bans all transgender related healthcare for transgender youth. This bill has exceptions for Intersex surgeries.Went to the HHS Committee and was returned to Rules on a 10-3 vote.

2020 General Session

Bill NumberSponsorTitleDescriptionStatus
HB0449Rep DawSTUDY OF THE DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, AND CARE OF     
TRANSGENDER MINORS
This bill bans all transgender related healthcare for transgender youth. This bill has exceptions for Intersex surgeries.Went to the HHS Committee and was returned to Rules on a 10-3 vote.

2019 General Session

Bill NumberSponsorTitleDescriptionStatus
SB0103Sen ThatcherVICTIM TARGETING PENALTY ENHANCEMENTSProvides an enhanced penalty for a criminal offense committed against a victim who is selected because of certain personal attributes; Passed Senate 22-3-4 and House 64-9-2.
HB0153Rep NelsonUTAH VITAL STATISTICS ACT AMENDMENTSPrevents sex marker change and makes the Birth Certificate show amended data unless there is good cause.Sponsor ceased pushing bill; returned to Rules at session end.
HB0399Rep HallPROHIBITION OF THE PRACTICE OF CONVERSION
THERAPY UPON MINORS
Prohibits certain mental health therapists from practicing conversion therapy.Was adversely amended in Judicial Committee and passed 8-4. Sponsor circled it on the House floor.

2018 General Session

Bill NumberSponsorTitleDescriptionStatus
SB0138Sen WeilerSEX CHANGE AMENDMENTSProvides clarification to existing law on birth certificate changes. Started as fully transgender affirming and went to vote with amendments excluding minors and showing the birth certificate as amended.Did not pass in Senate 10-16-3.

2015 General Session

Bill NumberSponsorTitleDescriptionStatus
SB0296Sen UrquhartANTIDISCRIMINATION AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
AMENDMENTS
Provides non-discrimination protections for employment and housing by adding sexual orientation and gender identity while addressing religious freedoms.Pass in Senate 23-5-1 and House 65-10.