In the 2021–2022 session, Representative Mihalek has authored the following bills:
- Protecting human trafficking victims (HB 246)
Signed into law.
- Adding criminal penalties to conceal the death of a child
A law inspired by the tragic death of an infant in Washington County and inadequate punishment for the horrific crime.
- Establishing a policy to prevent graphic content in schools
A law inspired by constituents whose children were shown inappropriate pop culture images at their school.
- Empowering parents with pandemic relief grants
A measure inspired by parents who felt they had no voice in COVID policy decisions made by school officials.
- Requiring electronic monitoring for defendants in a PFA action
Legislation providing victims with notification if their abuser is within a certain proximity.
- Creating the NEEDS grant program
Establishing funding for human service organizations and nonprofits affected by the pandemic.
- Creating business attraction and low-income tax relief
Part of the “COVID Comeback” package. This bill would lower CNIT and provide relief to low-income wage earners.
- Providing victims of violence compensation
Accelerating victims to access funding and encouraging their participation in the prosecution of offenders.
- Creating an inmate education credit for dyslexia
With nearly half of the prison population suffering with dyslexia, this bill aims to treat it with the end goal of reducing recidivism.
- Authoring the Military Sex Trauma Resolution
Joint action with other female veterans in recognition of the thousands of military personnel who suffer sexual trauma every year.
- Restarting liquor privatization
The state would no longer act as both retailer and regulator in liquor or any other industry.
- Addressing our healthcare heroes with mental health legislation.
- Increasing funding for Waterfront Development
Increases the amount of funding available for successful development initiatives.
- Designing paratransit services parameters
Inspired by a USC police officer, the bill sets parameters for those entrusted to transport underage mentally disabled children between facilities.
- Creating freedom for homemade food sellers
Eliminating burdensome requirements and fees for individuals who sell food made from their home kitchens.
- Updating the SURE system
Tightening requirements around the purging of voting rolls and requiring an independent audit.
Rep. Mihalek authored the above bills in a single term and co-sponsored dozens more.