The House Health and Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Brad Daw, heard arguments about the suicide prevention bills that are currently making their way through the legislative process.
Rep. Steve Eliason brought a suicidologist, someone who studies the scientific behavior behind suicide, to testify about the growing concern that suicide is nationally and locally. He cited a statistic revealing that men are proportionally more likely to commit suicide in Utah, compared to women being about 75 percent of total suicide cases.
Other advocates, including a University of Utah Professor, also testified about the growing concern, referencing the current bills as necessary solutions.
Tweets of the Day:
Senators who are supporting the Martha Hughes Cannon resolution are wearing yellow roses. It’s to symbolize “The War of the Roses” in 1920 leading to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. #utleg #utpol @utahsenate @abc4utah @gopTODD pic.twitter.com/PmrpFZw4kY
— Glen Mills (@GlenMillsABC4) January 29, 2018
— Ben Winslow (@BenWinslow) January 29, 2018
— Rep. Mia Love (@RepMiaLove) January 29, 2018
House Schedule for Jan. 30, 2018 :
7:59 AM Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee
2:00 PM House Judiciary Committee
2:00 PM House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee REVISED
2:00 PM House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee
2:00 PM House Transportation Committee
4:00 PM House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee
4:00 PM House Government Operations Committee
4:00 PM House Political Subdivisions Committee
6:00 PM Retirement and Independent Entities Appropriations Subcommittee