SALT LAKE CITY (February 8, 2013) -- The Senate Banking and Labor Committee yesterday voted 5-2 to release SB.55, the autism insurance reform bill, for a vote by the full Senate which is likely to come next week. The bill was released with amendments by the sponsor, Sen. Brian Shiozawa (R-Cottonwood Heights).
Lorri Unumb, Esq., Autism Speaks' vice president for state government affairs, joined Utah families in speaking in favor the bill.
The Shiozawa bill would cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) up to $50,000 a year for children through age 8, then up to $25,000 a year though age 17. It would take effect July 1 of this year.