House of Representatives
Susan has worked for you in the Legislature
House Judiciary Committee House Political Subdivisions Committee
Education Committee - Vice Chair Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee
Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee Transportation and Tax Review Task Force
“As Vice-chair of the House Judiciary Standing Committee, I’m grateful for committee member Representative Susan Pulsipher who serves with me in hearing and testing the many challenging issues that come before us. I have been impressed by her ability to analyze complex legal issues and by her approach in our committee hearings, which is always thoughtful and well-reasoned. Susan makes a significant contribution to our committee and to the legislative process in the House.” Rep. Lowry Snow, Vice Chair of Judiciary Committee
Community Boards and Committees
Opioid Task Force Utah Board of Juvenile Justice
Resilient Utah Advisory Board Uplift Utah Advisory Board
Golden Gate Movement Board of Directors. Drug Free Schools Committee
These are bills I sponsored or co-sponsored
HB15 2nd S – Child Care Amendments (2022)– This bill seeks to increase child care options for Utah families by increasing the number of child care providers. It does this in the following ways:
It allows a community reinvestment agency to sue its housing allocation to pay for the expansion of child care facilities.
Provides for startup grants to providers that contract with employers using COVID-19 relief funds.
Requires that a proposal for a housing and transit reinvestment zone promote "increasing access to child care" as an objective in creating the zone.
Requires the Department of Health to adopt rules allowing for a provider to provide "after school" care to additional qualifying children.
Increases from 4 - 6 the number of unrelated children that a residential provider may care for without obtaining a certificate from the Department of Health with no more than 10 children total.
Clarifies the licensing authority between the Department of Health and cities and counties.
HB81 S2 – Sexual Solicitations Amendments– (2022) This bill seeks to reduce protitution and trafficking. It adds a court approved first offenders program, commonly called a "John's School," as a probation requirement for sex buyers. Other states have seen a 40% - 60% reduction in recidivism.
HB241 – Epilepsy Training Amendments– (2022) This bill equips teachers with basic first aid skills useful in the event that a student has an epileptic seizure in their classroom.
HB42, HB134, HB300 (2021), HB481 (2022), HB227 (2018)– School Reporting Bills– These bills reduce the number of reports that are required in schools. This will reduce government bureaucracy, save money, and help educators have more time to spend with students.
HB81 – (2019) School Counselor Amendments – This bill improves access to school counselors.
B58 3rdSub – Electronic Cigarettes In Schools Amendments– This bill passed both the House and Senate on the final day of the session. This important piece of legislation helps the growing epidemic of vaping among young people. It establishes clearer, consistent policies for vaping on school property and allows LEAs to adopt policies for confiscating and destroying E-cigarettes and vaping products. It adds information about the harmful effects of e-cigarettes and vaping to the health curriculum and it provides resources for schools to create a positive behaviors program to address the causes of student use of tobacco, alcohol, electronic cigarette products, and other controlled substances through promoting positive behaviors such as: pro-social interventions, opportunities to help students feel included and increase connectiveness.
HB0146 - Concurrent Enrollment Amendments - Currently students can choose to earn college credit by taking concurrent enrollment classes in the 11th and 12th grades. This bill allows 9th and 10th grade students to take concurrent enrollment classes for college credit.
HB0198 – Eminent Domain Limitations - This bill defines "century farm" as a farm owned or held by the same family for a continuous period of 100 years or more. The bill prohibits eminent domain to be used for the purpose of establishing a public park on certain century farm property for parks and recreational uses in a county of the First Class (Salt Lake County).
“When our property was being threatened and we needed new legislation to protect it, I reached out to Representative Pulsipher and asked to talk with her about our concerns. Representative Pulsipher made herself available, listened attentively to my concerns, offered suggestions and solutions, and then walked with me step by step as we went from beginning to end in the process. Representative Pulsipher didn't just support me, she took the lead and showed me the way. There is nothing Representative Pulsipher had to gain by working so diligently to help me. The fact that she did it anyway proves that she is exactly what I'm looking for in an elected official to represent me! “ Paige Norton
HJR009 - Joint Resolution Calling for an Application Ratings Board for Internet Ready Devices – This resolution calls for the establishment of an application ratings board to enforce consistent and accurate age and content ratings of applications on internet-ready devices similar to rating for movies. It calls on technology companies to ensure the implementation of user-friendly and streamlined parental controls on devices used by minors. This would provide transparency and help parents make informed decisions regarding apps for their children.
HB0081S01 - School Counselor Services - This bill directs the State Board of Education to adopt rules regarding certain services provided by school counselors; and requires the State Board of Education to report to the Education Interim Committee on the board's efforts to address school counseling services.
HB305 2Sub – Urban Development Amendments - This bill provides that a county of the first class (Salt Lake County) has to follow the same guidelines as all other counties. A county legislative body may not approve urban development within a municipality's expansion area unless the county notifies the municipality of the proposed development and the municipality consents in writing to the development or submits to the county a written objection to the county's approval of the proposed development and the county responds in writing to the municipality's objections.
“Working with Susan Pulsipher to help pass anti-pornography legislation this last year has been an incredible opportunity. She is so responsive, and always calls or emails you back quickly. She is a great advocate for children and families. Susan is passionate about her work in the Legislature and really strives to serve and represent her constituents.”
South Jordan Resident