NEW YORK (February 16, 2012) -- The following statement was distributed to the Utah autism community by Autism Speaks:
THANK YOU so much for all of your hard work over the last year to pass autism insurance reform.
The current status of the Utah Autism Insurance Reform legislation endorsed by Autism Speaks, HB 69, is that the bill is being held in the House Rules Committee. We have been informed that HB 69 will not be released from this committee for the duration of the session.
As such, there are no further plans to generate calls, emails or Capitol visits in support of HB 69.
There has been an alternate solution drafted by Representative Menlove - also known as HB 272. Autism Speaks has not taken a position on this bill. If you have opinions about this bill please share those with your legislators.
Thank you again for all of your efforts this year!