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O2 UTAH REPORT CARD

During the 2021 Legislative Session, O2 Utah tracked 60 different bills.

The bills we tracked ranged from air quality, renewable energy, smart growth, public lands, natural resources, good governance, and voter access to the ballot.

 

Who is my Representative?

Who is my Senator?

Now, discover how they scored with us on key environmental issues.

THESE A+ LEGISLATORS PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS

Representative

Doug Owens (D)

A+

HOUSE DISTRICT 36

THESE LEGISLATORS FLOPPED WITH F'S

Representative

Ryan Wilcox (R)

F

HOUSE DISTRICT 7

POLICIES

Take a look at the full list of tracked bills as well as O2 Utah's stance on each bill.

There were key bills that guided our involvement during the legislative session, both good and bad.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

H.B. 17

BAD BILL

SHORT TITLE: Utility Permitting Amendments

CHIEF SPONSOR: Rep. Steve Handy (R)

DESCRIPTION: Prohibits municipalities and counties from making certain restrictions on energy utility services

WHY IT'S BAD: Prohibited municipalities & counties from banning natural gas utilities, making it impossible to achieve 100% renewable energy at the local level

STATUS: Passed by both House & Senate, signed by Governor

See how your legislators voted on each of our top bills!

POLICYMAKERS

NOTEWORTHY TAKEAWAYS

MOST IMPROVED

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Senator Kirk Cullimore showed this legislative session that he takes improving air quality seriously. He displayed his dedication to renewable energy upon his release of S.B. 245, Net Metering Amendments, which, if passed, would quite literally save Utah’s rooftop solar industry.

SENATOR KIRK CULLIMORE

SENATE DISTRICT 9

We applaud Sen. Cullimore for his work this session and anticipate a strong relationship with him on environmental issues moving forward.

WORST FOR THEIR DISTRICT

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SENATOR GENE DAVIS

SENATE DISTRICT 3

Senator Gene Davis received the lowest score in his caucus at a disappointing D+. Davis’s actions this session went directly against the values of his district as he supported bills such as HB 17, Utility Permitting Amendments, and SB 205, Election Process Amendments.

It is Senator Davis’ job to act in the best interest of his constituents, and unfortunately he was not up to the task this year. We strongly encourage

Sen. Davis to move forward with better intentions and invite him to turn

this score around next year.

LEADING THE WAY

SENATOR

JANI IWAMOTO

SENATE DISTRICT 4

Both Senator Iwamoto and Representative Judkins are leading the way in environmental stewardship within their respective chambers and caucuses. Their dedication and leadership to our state’s air quality do not go unnoticed. We need more leaders like these two to continue the path forward to clean air for all Utahns.

REPRESENTATIVE

MARSHA JUDKINS

HOUSE DISTRICT 61