Wednesday, August 23, 2017 • 8:30 a.m. • Room 210 Senate Building

1.       Committee Business

Call to order

Approval of the minutes of the June 21, 2017, meeting

2.       Firework Amendments

The committee will discuss opening a bill file to address the use of fireworks.

Rep. James B. Dunnigan

3.       Extending Benefit Corporations to LLCs

In 2014, the Legislature amended the Benefit Corporation Act to allow a corporation to file as a benefit corporation. A benefit corporation is a corporation organized with a charitable purpose in mind and bylaws and/or operating documents specify a percentage of profit to be donated to charity. Current statute only allows a corporation to file as a benefit corporation. This item would study the effect of allowing an LLC to also organize with a charitable purpose in mind. See S.B. 133, 2014 General Session.

Sen. Todd Weiler

4.       Mold Abatement and Remediation for Rentals

Study the effect of including mold abatement and remediation for rentals in rental agreements.

Sen. Jacob Anderegg

5.       Workplace Discrimination Amendments

Study the remedies available in an administrative action against an employer for a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice, as well as adding a sate cause of action for employees seeking relief from a discriminatory or prohibited employment practice. See H.B. 213, 2017 General Session. The committee may coordinate this study with its review of and recommendations for the Performance Audit of the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division’s Employment Discrimination Unit Report #2107-02.

Rep. Mark A. Wheatley

6.       Other Items/Adjourn