Legislation / Getting Good Things Done

Healthcare and Community Safety

Enacted laws I have authored and/or co-sponsored:
  • Coverage of PTSD treatment for first responders
  • Coverage of hearing aids for children who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Restoration of dental care to Medicaid
  • Improved funding for emergency medical services
  • Regulation to prevent vape sales to minors
  • Reform of Idaho’s civil asset forfeiture law to better protect civil liberties
  • Medicaid expansion
  • Felony penalty for animal torture
Recognition for my work in this area:
  • Child Advocate Award from the American Academy of Pediatricians
  • Outstanding Service Award from the Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Legislator of the Year Award from the National Association of Social Workers
  • Named a Health Care Champion by Close the Gap Idaho
  • Smile of Excellence Award from International College of Dentistry
  • Idaho Women Lawyers’ Public Service Award