SALT LAKE CITY — A local lawmaker’s bill aimed at breaking the cycle in intergenerational poverty has cleared another hurdle.
Sen. Stuart Reid, R-Ogden, is sponsoring SB 53, which calls for the state to set up a panel that develops policy recommendations to deal with poverty. The bill passed the Senate on Wednesday and now advances to the House.
In explaining the bill on the Senate floor earlier in the week, Reid noted there are two kinds of poverty: situational and generational.
“Often we don’t distinguish between the two when we apply the same rules,” he noted.
He called SB 53 the second phase of an effort to help look at generational poverty and potential solutions.