From: Sandy Peck
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Subject: LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE *WEDNESDAY* FEB 19 2014
Date: Wed Feb 19 07:02:40 MST 2014
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Kara Hetrick:         KCPW LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LEGISLATIVE PREVIEW

(801) 359-5279 ext.           air KCPW time 8:30     Record time 7:10   Kara will call  

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http://www.lwvutah.org/legislative-updates.htm

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY

 

In the Rotunda Today Small Business Day at the Capitol from 12 to 2 PM

 

STANDING COMMITTEES

8:00-9:50 AM
AND 2:00 – 3:50 pm

 

FLOOR TIME 10:00 TO NOON

 

HOUSE RETIREMENT AND INDEPENDENT ENTITIES COMMITTEE 1 PM  20 House Building

 

EXECUTIVE APPROPRIATIONS 4:00 – 6:00 PM

 

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STANDING COMMITTEES

8:00-9:50 AM

 

HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR COMMITTEE

1.

HB0117

Patent Infringement Amendments  (M. McKell)

2.

SB0124S01

Financial Institution and Services Amendments (C. Bramble)

 

 

 

3.

HB0207

Massage Therapy Practice Act Amendments  (B. Greene)

*4.

HB0108

Mobile Home Park Task Force  (T. Cosgrove)
This bill:  creates the Mobile Home Park Task Force;

And make recommendations on the following issues:
(a) the difficulties that mobile home park owners and mobile home park residents face when a mobile home park closes, including:
(i) the cost of relocation;
(ii) development of funding sources for the relocation of park residents;
(iii) situations where the relocation of a mobile home is impossible; and
(iv) requirements for notice to mobile home park residents before a mobile home parkcloses;
(b) what to do with an abandoned mobile home;
(c) financial burdens on mobile home park residents, including rent increases, fees, andother charges;
(d) the balance of interests and responsibilities between state and local government inrelation to regulation of mobile home parks;
(e) incentives for mobile home park owners to maintain land as a mobile home park;
(f) the development of new mobile home parks;
(g) resolution of disputes between a mobile home park owner and a mobile home park resident;
(h) a park owner's ability to require multiple improvements to a mobile home in a shortperiod of time;

5.

SB0130

Trust Deed Foreclosure Amendments  (W. Harper)

 

HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

*1.

HB0109

Public Education Capital Funding Equalization  (K. Ivory)

This bill:        

 .    modifies eligibility requirements for a school district to receive funds through the Capital Outlay Enrollment Growth Program;

 .    creates a restricted account known as the Enrollment Growth Account;

 .    requires a portion of an Education Fund revenue surplus to be deposited in the Enrollment Growth Account;         

 .    requires unallocated balances in certain programs of the Minimum School Program at the end of the fiscal year to be deposited in the Enrollment Growth Account; and

 .    requires the State Board of Education to allocate money appropriated from the Enrollment Growth Account to school districts eligible to receive funds through the  Capital Outlay Enrollment Growth Program.

 

Enactment of this bill appropriates $122,000,000 to the Capital Outlay Enrollment Growth Program from the Education Fund, with

20 school districts anticipated to see an increase in distribution from the program.

The average increase is $6,100,000, with a maximum increase of $37,800,000 and a minimum increase of $96,800.

Should the Legislature appropriate the minimum additional $30 million from the Basic and Related to Basic program balances, the same 20 districts may see an additional revenue increase of between $24,000 and $9,045,000.

*2.

HB0111

School Building Costs Reporting  (J. Knotwell)
This bill enacts language to require a local education agency to submit a capital outlay report for publication on the Utah Public Finance Website.

3.

HB0116

School Construction Modifications  (R. Cunningham)

4.

SB0038S01

Snow College Concurrent Education Program  (R. Okerlund)

 

HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE REVISED meets at 7:30

*1.

HB0112

Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes  (P. Ray)

 This bill amends the Utah Health Code and the Utah Criminal Code to modify and add provisions related to electronic cigarettes.
            This bill:
.    prohibits a person from selling or manufacturing electronic cigarettes or electronic cigarette substances without a license from the Department of Health;
.    prohibits a person from selling or manufacturing electronic cigarettes or electronic cigarette substances that contain nicotine that is not pharmaceutical-grade nicotine;
.    prohibits a person from advertising that electronic cigarettes or electronic cigarette substances help an individual stop using tobacco or a product containing tobacco;
.    directs the Department of Health to issue licenses to manufacture or sell electronic cigarettes under certain conditions;
.    provides that the Department of Health can revoke a person's license to sell
electronic cigarettes if the person sells an electronic cigarette or an electronic
cigarette substance to an individual who is less than 19 years of age;

.    prohibits a business owner from allowing a minor to use an electronic cigarette in the business;

.    prohibits an individual who is less than 19 years of age from buying, attempting to buy, or possessing an electronic cigarette product.

*2.

HB0286S01

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention  (A. Romero)
This bill provides for child sexual abuse prevention training and instruction in
elementary schools.
Highlighted Provisions:
This bill:.    adopts certain recommendations of Illinois 's Erin 's Law Task Force;

.    requires a school district or charter school to provide training and instruction on child sexual abuse prevention and awareness to:
.    elementary school personnel;
.    the parents or guardians of elementary school students; and               

.    elementary students; and  

.    requires the State Board of Education, in partnership with the Department of Human Services and nonprofit organizations specializing in child sexual abuse prevention, to approve instructional materials for the training and instruction of child sexual abuse prevention and awareness.

*3.

HB0318

Rights of Parents and Children Amendments  (L. Christensen)

                            states that a parent who has been served with a petition for termination of parental rights maintains fundamental liberty interests guaranteed by the United States Constitution;

.    permits a parent to request a jury trial in a proceeding for termination of parental
rights;

.    requires the court to grant a parent's request for a jury trial in a proceeding for termination of parental rights.                             

 

HOUSE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

1.

SB0106

Workplace Safety Week Designation  (K. Mayne)

*2.

SB0166

Energy Amendments  (M. Madsen)

Amends the definition of "renewable energy facility" for purposes of the Renewable Energy Contracts part to include a provision requiring a renewable energy source to be located within the state.

3.

SCR002

Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company  (G. Davis)

*4.

HB0019

Electric Vehicle Battery Charging Service Amendments  (P. Arent)
 .    provides that the definition of "public utility" does not include certain entities that sell electric vehicle battery charging services.

 

SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE

1.

SB0088

Child Interview Amendments  (R. Okerlund)

2.

SB0069

Prejudgment Interest Revisions  (S. Urquhart)

*3.

HB0050

Involuntary Feeding and Hydration of Inmates Amendments  (R. Greenwood)
Amends definitions so that the Division of Juvenile Justice Services may petition the court for an order to administer food or fluids to a prisoner by involuntary means, consistent with the process and requirements already established for adult inmates in state and county correctional facilities.

*4.

HB0053

RestitutionAmendments   (J. Peterson)
   .
    provides for a juvenile court to retain jurisdiction to make and enforce orders related to restitution.

*5.

HB0290

Criminal Code - General Provisions  (C. Moss)

 This bill:

.    adds the conjunctive word "and" regarding the two listed elements of a criminal offense to include culpable mental state.

(2) As used in this part the words "element of the offense" mean:
(a) the conduct, attendant circumstances, or results of conduct proscribed, prohibited, or forbidden in the definition of the offense;and
(b) the culpable mental state required.

 

SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE 8:45

*1.

SCR009

Concurrent Resolution Concerning Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards  (D. Hinkins)

This resolution:

 .    calls upon the United States Environmental Protection Agency to issue greenhouse gas New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for fossil-fueled electric generating units; and

.    calls upon the United States Environmental Protection Agency to provide separate standards for coal-fueled steam electric and natural gas combined-cycle generating units that can be achieved with commercially demonstrated technologies and that will permit the economic utilization of all types of domestic coals.

2.

HB0261S02

Domestic Horse Disposal  (J. Anderegg)

 

SENATE TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE 8:10 REVISED

*1.

SB0187

Highway Rights-of-way Amendments  (J. Adams)

This bill:

.    provides that a highway, street, or road, for purposes of determining whether a highway is abandoned and dedicated to the use of the public, does not include an area principally used as a parking lot;
.    repeals the requirement that a barricade be manned for it to be considered an interruption of the continuous use as a public thoroughfare.

*2.

SB0062

Utah Science Technology and Research Governing Authority Amendments  (B. Shiozawa)

Modifies the membership of the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR)
governing authority by adding a member of the Senate and a member of the House of Representatives;

.    requires the USTAR governing authority to:

.    lease certain science and technology buildings to state universities;
.    establish written performance standards and expectations for each technology outreach program location;
.    establish written performance standards and expectations for each research team funded by the USTAR initiative;
.    provide a detailed annual report; and
.    provide an annual audit;         

.    modifies the allocation of commercialization revenues;
.    repeals the nonlapsing status of appropriations to the USTAR governing authority;
.    provides a sunset date for the USTAR governing authority act; and
.    makes technical changes.

*3.

HB0264

Disabled Parking Fine Amendments  (J. Seelig)
 Authorizes courts to waive a portion of the fine for a disabled parking violation if the operator of the vehicle presents evidence to the court that the individual had been issued a disability special group license plate, temporary removable windshield placard, or removable windshield placard at the time of the violation.

*4.

HB0289

Traffic-control Signal Amendments  (J. Anderson)

This bill:

.    repeals the sunset date on the affirmative defense for an operator of a motorcycle, moped, or bicycle who is 16 years of age or older, to a red light or red arrow violation in certain circumstances.

 

HOUSE RETIREMENT AND INDEPENDENT ENTITIES COMMITTEE 1 PM  20 House Building

*1.

HB0194

Public Safety Retirement Conversion Window  (L. Perry)
This bill modifies the Utah State Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act by providing a conversion window between the Public Safety Contributory Retirement System and the Public Safety Noncontributory Retirement System.

2.

HB0126

Retirement Amendments  (L. Perry)



STANDING COMMITTEES

2:00 – 3:50 pm

 

HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

1.

HJR012

Joint Resolution on Appointment of Legal Counsel for Executive Officers  (M. McKell)

2.

HB0213

Criminal Penalties for Sexual Contact with a Student  (L. Christensen)

3.

HB0201

Visitation Amendments  (L. Christensen)

4.

HB0268S01

Dangerous Weapons Amendments  (B. Greene)

 This bill:

.    defines dangerous weapon as a firearm or an object which is used unlawfully to inflict serious bodily injury;
.    exempts archery equipment, including crossbows, from the definition of dangerous weapon.

*5.

HB0256S01

Adoption Records Access Amendments  (J. Nielson)

This bill:

 .    defines terms;

 .    establishes procedures and requirements for the Office of Vital Records and
Statistics (the office) to make the original birth certificate, for an adoption finalized before March 22, 1941, available for inspection;

  .    provides that copies of adoption documents, relating to an adoption finalized on or after January 1, 2015, shall be made available for inspection:

  .    by an adult party to the adoption proceeding, unless the birth mother specifies otherwise; or         

 .    as otherwise provided in Title 78B, Chapter 6, Part 1, Utah Adoption Act;
 .    provides that a birth mother may elect to make additional information, including an updated medical history, available for inspection by a party to the adoption proceeding;

 .    provides for the establishment of fees relating to use of the Mutual-Consent, Voluntary Adoption Registry (the registry) and other requests for adoption records;

 .    provides for the release of information from the registry if the birth parent dies;

 .    provides for funding, automating, improving, and advertising the services described in this bill;

 .    requires the office to establish a fee relating to requesting adoption information and describes the funding and use of the fee.

 

HOUSE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE

*1.

HB0200

Unlawful Removal or Vandalism of Campaign Signs  (E. Hutchings)
This bill:

.    subject to certain exceptions, makes it a class C misdemeanor for a person to remove, alter, deface, cover, or otherwise vandalize a campaign sign.

2.

HB0322

Protection of Activities in Private Vehicles  (C. Oda)
Provides that alternative parking for an individual who desires to transport, possess, receive, transfer, or store a firearm in the individual's motor vehicle may not be located on a public right-of-way

*3.

HB0100

Illegal Immigration and Human Trafficking Enforcement  (R. Greenwood)

 

 

Transfers from the Office of the Attorney General to the Department of Public Safety the management of the multi-agency strike force created to combat violent and other major felony crimes associated with illegal immigration and human trafficking and to investigate fraudulent document crimes;

And

.    includes uncodified language regarding the transfer of operations of the strike force, including compensation to victims of identity fraud.

 

HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

*1.

HJR006

Joint Resolution Approving Commercial Nonhazardous Solid Waste Disposal Facility At a New Location  (G. Hughes)

This resolution:

.    addresses the proposed Stericycle Medical Waste Commercial Nonhazardous Solid Waste Disposal Facility, owned by Stericycle, Inc., to be constructed at a new location, in unincorporated Tooele County; and

 .    grants statutorily required legislative approval of the facility, subject to the approval process in Utah Code Section 19-6-108 , to construct and operate a commercial nonhazardous solid waste disposal facility and receive nonhazardous medical waste and other nonhazardous solid waste as approved by the Department of Environmental Quality.

*2.

HB0341

Federal Land Acquisition Amendments  (M. Noel)

The Legislature approves all conveyances of school trust lands to the United States government made for the purpose of completing the Red Cliffs [Desert Reserve]National Conservation Area in Washington County .

                            

HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

1.

HB0122

Traffic Code Modifications  (K. Christofferson)
 

2.

HB0199

Park Model Recreational Vehicles  (J. Nielson)

This bill:

.    modifies the definition provision to describe park model recreational vehicles

 

SENATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WORKFORCE SERVICES COMMITTEE

1.

SB0022

Workforce Services Job Listing Amendments  (P. Knudson)

 This bill:

.    requires all government entities to advertise job openings on the state's website; and

 .    adds a provision to the procurement code requiring that language be added into contracts and requests for proposals that require the Division of Purchasing to provide employment contact information to the Department of Workforce Services for private contractors that contract with state entities.

2

 

HB0034

Tourism Marketing Performance Account Amendments(B. Wilson)

This bill:

.    extends from fiscal year 2015 to fiscal year 2019 the number of years that growth in tourism-oriented sales tax revenue is calculated as part of a formula to potentially increase annual funding for the Tourism Marketing Performance Account;

3.

HB0219

Veteran's Separation Amendments  (V. Peterson)

This bill provides uniform military discharge language for the purpose of qualifying for certain benefits.

 

SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS COMMITTEE  2:22

1.

SR0002

Senate Rules Resolution - Legislative per Diem Amendments  (L. Hillyard)

2.

SJR016

Joint Rules Resolution - Legislative Compensation and Expense Revisions  (L. Hillyard)

3.

SB0113

Public Meetings Amendments  (K. Mayne)

4.

HJR010S01

Joint Rules Resolution Regarding a Long-term Planning Conference  (B. Wilson)

5.

HB0272

Municipal Election Amendments - Office Hours  (J. Knotwell)

6.

HB0283S01

Nonprofit Entity Receipt of Government Money  (R. Menlove)

 

SENATE REVENUE AND TAXATION COMMITTEE CANCELED

 

EXECUTIVE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

4:00 – 6:00 PM

1.   4:00 p.m.  Call to Order/Approval of Minutes

2.   4:05 p.m.  Items from Previous Meeting’s Agenda

3.   4:10 p.m.  Executive Appropriations Committee Agency Budget Actions

a.   Capitol Preservation Board

b.    Utah National Guard

c.   Veterans’ and Military Affairs

4.   4:30 p.m.  Appropriations Subcommittee Reports

a.   Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality

b.   Social Services

c.   Executive Offices and Criminal Justice

d.   Higher Education

5.   6:00 p.m. Other Business/Adjourn

 

 
















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