2019 Legislature


Utah law forbids health educators in public and charter schools to advocate for the use of contraception. HB 71 has now passed the senate and is waiting to be signed by Governor Gary Herbert. It permits teachers to explain the different contraceptive methods available while still refraining from advocating its use.

The 2019 legislative session will be voting on a bill that would make it illegal for cities and counties to ban the use of plastic bags. Park City and Moab have both banned single use plastic bags and Logan is considering the step. Moab’s mayor talked to KPCW about their efforts to preserve local control.

Park City School District On Legislative Watch

Feb 21, 2019

Each year, the Park City School District carefully watches legislation during the 45-day session.  They’re monitoring school safety bills, standardized testing policy and bills requiring seat belts on school buses.


The Utah League of Cities and Towns held a mock legislative session for 500 youth who participated from across the state. Some of Park City’s Youth Council attended the event at the Capitol (yesterday) on Wednesday. Carolyn Murray has this:

The mock legislative session at the Utah State Capitol brought a distracted driving bill to the visiting students to debate. House Bill 13 is sponsored by Representative Carol Spackman Moss and addresses minors driving with hand held devices.

Summit County Council 2019

The 2019 Legislative Session begins Monday, January 28 and as always, Summit County will be paying attention to bills that impact tax revenues and general operations of county business. A couple of items are being watched carefully. Carolyn Murray has this: