Welcome to the ACLU's coverage of the 2020 Utah Legislative Session
This is where you can read the latest blog entries, track important bills, and get insight on what is happening on Utah's Capitol Hill during the 45-day Legislative Session.
Episode #4 of ACLU on the Hill with Marina Lowe (2/13/20)
Episode #3 of ACLU on the Hill with Jason Groth (2/11/20)
Episode #2 of ACLU on the Hill with Marina Lowe (2/7/20)
Episode #1 of ACLU on the Hill with Marina Lowe (1/30/20)
Latest Updates (2020)
LATEST 2/18/20 - We've updated the ACLU of Utah Bill Tracker (Excel) (PDF) - as of Tuesday, Februry 18, 2020. Note: this bill tracker does not contain the complete scope of our work at the Utah Legislature, as we work behind the scenes to either promote or eliminate a lot of bills and concepts.
2/13/20 - Check out the fourth episode of "ACLU on the Hill" with Marina Lowe. This week we review what happened with #HB243 (Warning Label Amendments), #SB102 (Bigamy Amendments), and #HB69 (Sick Leave Amendments). Watch it on YouTube
2/11/20 - Find out why collecting data on the decisions Utah prosecutors make will help us identify and address racial disparities in the criminal justice in our "ACLU on the Hill" conversation with Jason Groth, the ACLU's Smart Justice Coordinator. Watch it on YouTube
2/7/20 - In this second episode of "ACLU on the Hill" with Marina Lowe we discuss #HB243, which would add warning labels to adult content in the state, and #HB231, which would limit law enforcement access to DNA and genetic information in commercial databases. Watch it on YouTube
1/14/20 - With two weeks to go until the 2020 Legisative Session begins, we unveiled our Top Ten Legislative Priorities.
12/19/2019: Check out this new Guide to Legislative Advocacy in Utah we created. It's a six-page "how to" guide to starting up, or stepping up, your communty lobbying game at the Utah Capitol (PDF) -- You can also watch a 3-minute video overview of this new guide (YouTube).
10/23/2019: Read our 2020 Legislative Preview Q&A with Marina Lowe from the Fall 2019 issue of "The Liberty Reporter"
5/1/2019: Read the 2019 Legislative Report from the ACLU of Utah. Our lobbying team, led by Marina Lowe, tracked 100+ bills during the 2019 Utah Legislative Session, while focusing on nine ACLU of Utah priorities (Web) (PDF)
4/30/2019: Review the 2019 Utah Legislative Session at our archive page... which includes all seven episodes of ACLU of the Hill, as well as press releases, updates, and inforamtion about the bills we tracked in 2019 (link)
Build Your Skills
- Learn how to navigate the Utah Legislature's new website by watching our Online Lobbying 101 workshop
- Access ACLU Lobbying Resources on how to become an effective community lobbyist--like "How to Contact Elected Officials" and "Understanding the Legislative Process"
- Catch up on last year's legislative session by reading our 2019 Legislative Report
Last Updated: January 15, 2020