Gov. Spencer Cox signs education funding, transgender medical bills

Gov. Spencer Cox signs education funding, transgender medical bills

Gov. Spencer Cox signs instruction funding, transgender medical bills 

SALT LAKE City (Jan. 28, 2023) – Gov. Spencer J. Cox signed two bills these days. He signed Senate Invoice 16, Transgender Health-related Therapy and Procedures, and Home Bill 215, Funding for Teacher Salaries and Optional Education and learning.

These two expenses are the to start with two expenditures of the 2023 General Legislative Session to be signed by Gov. Cox. 

On SB 16, Gov. Cox issued the following statement:

“Legislation that impacts our most vulnerable youth involves mindful thing to consider and deliberation. Whilst not a ideal monthly bill, we are grateful for Sen. Kennedy’s additional nuanced and considerate method to this terribly divisive concern. More and a lot more gurus, states and nations all over the environment are pausing these long term and existence-altering remedies for new patients until additional and superior analysis can assist ascertain the lengthy-time period consequences. 

“We will keep on to force the Legislature for supplemental methods to corporations that operate to enable this critical Utah local community. Although we recognize our words and phrases will be of very little comfort to those people who disagree with us, we sincerely hope that we can deal with our transgender households with more love and regard as we get the job done to superior recognize the science and implications at the rear of these techniques.” 

On HB 215, Gov. Cox issued the subsequent statement:

“This invoice strikes a fantastic harmony. More than 90{35112b74ca1a6bc4decb6697edde3f9edcc1b44915f2ccb9995df8df6b4364bc} of parents guidance Utah educational facilities and so do we. Our major precedence this session has been a important boost in teacher payment and schooling funding. We commend the Legislature for supporting our trainer fork out proposal which will assistance tackle the state’s instructor scarcity and give Utah lecturers the much-desired spend elevate they are worthy of. We also value that HB 215 presents Utah mom and dad extra solutions to satisfy the wants of their households. School preference is effective ideal when we adequately fund community education and learning and we remove needless polices that load our general public universities and make it hard for them to triumph. We are especially appreciative of our teachers and instruction leaders who served force for additional accountability steps which had been not integrated in the primary bill.”

Details on expenditures signed right now can be found underneath:

  • SB 16: Transgender Health-related Treatment and Methods
  • HB 215: Funding for Teacher Salaries and Optional Education and learning