The 2022 Legislative Session began on January 18, 2022.
1/20/22: ACLU on the Hill - Episode 1 -- In this first episode of ACLU on the Hill in 2022, we hear from Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of the acclaimed book "Just Mercy" about his legal efforts to free a man wrongly condemned to death. Stevenson was in Salt Lake City this week to convince Utah lawmakers to end the death penalty in our state.
We also hear from Marina Lowe, who is leading the ACLU's efforts to promote H.B. 147, "Death Penalty Modifications," the legislation filed this session to eliminate the death penalty. We will keep you updated on this important bill as the session continues.
1/1922: Subscribe to the ACLU of Utah's list of the priority bills we are tracking during the 2022 session... Sign up here
1/18/22: Review our constantly updated list of priority bills in the list below.
1/12/22: Check out our list of Top Ten Legislative Priorities for 2022 (PDF)
See the 2021 Legislative Session Archive webpage for a complete list of the ACLU's updates, videos, and analysis from the previous legislative session
Go to our main landing page for Legislative Policy
[UPDATE] How to Give Public Comment Virtually at the Utah Legislature - our new guide to testifying online during committee hearings (PDF)
Check out this new Make Your Voice Heard: A Guide to Legislative Advocacy in Utah we created. It's a six-page "how to" guide to starting up, or stepping up, your community lobbying game at the Utah Capitol (PDF)
- Learn how to navigate the new legislative website by watching our Online Lobbying 101 workshop from 2018 (Note: This guide from 2018 does not follow proper COVID-19 social distance protocols)
- Access ACLU Lobbying Resources "How to Contact Elected Officials" and "Understanding the Legislative Process"
- Catch up on the most recent legislative session by reading our 2021 Legislative Report