HB 157, the Justice Reinvestment Bill would provide state inmates with anger management, GED counseling , and prepare inmates for life outside jail. Rep. Val Potter discuses the bill and cognitive behavior therapy for inmates.
Sen. Curt Bramble discusses a law requiring doctors to access a database prior to prescribing addictive medications such as opioids. Bramble also touches on 5G technology and a revision of policy for the Ethics Commission.
A new bill introduced by Rep. Brad Daw, House Bill 195 would allow the use of medical marijuana in Utah. Daw discusses a companion bill that will allow the Utah Dept of Agriculture to grow marijuana for research purposes. Learn more about the bill and how it has been influenced by other states.
Ranked in the top ten in the nation for Opioid related deaths, Utah, possesses a leader demanding change. Rep. Joel Briscoe seeks to finance an Opioid prevention curriculum for middle and high school students through the Public Education Appropriations Committee. Briscoe hopes to establish scientifically developed programming to modernize the current curriculum.