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November 27, 2019

Utah State Senator Derek L. Kitchen issued the following statement in response to Governor Gary R. Herbert’s decision to enact a rule banning the practice of so-called “conversion therapy” in Utah:

This is a great moment for the safety and wellbeing of Utah’s LGBTQ+ you...

November 26, 2019

During the 2018 General Session, Senator Iwamoto sponsored SB 57 to increase the penalty for killing a K9 police officer. These heroes are an essential component of law enforcement.

For the 2019 Primary Children's Hospital Festival of Trees, a tree will be decorated in...

October 22, 2019

For Immediate Release:

October 22, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne Introduces Counterproposal

to the Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force

SALT LAKE CITY – Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne (D-West Valley City) has unveiled a tax reform counterproposal to...

October 16, 2019

For Immediate Release:

October 16, 2019

Utah Senate Democrats Support Conversion Therapy Ban

SALT LAKE CITY - Conversion therapy is a dangerous and discredited practice that has been rejected by every mainstream medical and mental health organization. Attempting to force...

October 2, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY– Senator Luz Escamilla (D- Salt Lake City) was presented with the Utah Medical Association’s 2019 “Distinguished Legislative Service Award” at the 125th annual meeting of the UMA House of Delegates. The award recognizes her distinguished service in the L...

July 28, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Senate Democrats issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s plans to reject Utah’s waiver request for the partial Medicaid expansion that passed the Legislature earlier this year:

Last November, Utah’s voters passed Propositio...

March 15, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne


  • SB43 Criminal Provisions Modifications

  • SB10S01 Identification Request Amendments

  • SB76 Workers' Compensation Adjudication Amendments

  • SB68S01 Driver License and Implied Con...

March 8, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne

Senator Mayne's bill SB43 Criminal Provisions Modifications passed the house and is on its way to be signed by the governor. The bill cleaned up and improved parts of Utah's criminal code. It was the product of a task force that p...