In 2019, the CDCP reported that murder is the second leading cause of death among Native American women and girls. This is ten-times higher than the national average.
H.B. 116, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force, creates a Utah task force to:
- identify causes of this violence in tribal communities, and
- develop recommendations for the prevention of the missing and murdered Indigenous women epidemic.
This bill passed in both the Utah Senate and Utah House will be sent to the Governor for his consideration.