Childcare and period products legislation
Utah’s legislature recently passed a childcare amendments bill that creates grants using COVID-19 funds for child care centers that enter into contracts with employers to provide child care for their employees. Additionally, it changes the number of children licensed and unlicensed providers may care for, among other changes. Utah also passed a bill providing funds for some public schools to implement full-day kindergarten.
And, in a unanimous show of support, lawmakers also passed a bill to put period products in the girls bathroom of every Utah school in the state. Host Lindsay Aerts talks about these bills with Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and Emily Bell McCormick of The Policy Project.
Published: Friday March 11, 2022