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Subject: KCPW LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE *THURSDAY* MARCH 6 2014
Date: Thu Mar 06 08:09:08 MST 2014
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Kara Hetrick:         KCPW LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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                                               ANNA BROWER  720-275-1557 REPORTING   

   

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

 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT the LEGISLATURE TODAY?

 

STANDING COMMITTEES 8:00 – 9:50 AM

 

FLOOR TIME 10 AM TO NOON

FLOOR TIME 2:00 – 3:50 PM

 

STANDING COMMITTEES 4:00 – 5:50 PM

 

EXECUTIVE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE 6:00 – 6:50 pm ROOM 210 SENATE

 

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STANDING COMMITTEES 8:00 – 9:50 AM

 

HOUSE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WORKFORCE SERVICES COMMITTEE

*1.

HJR025

Joint Resolution on Federal Financial Crimes  (S. Eliason)

 This joint resolution of the Legislature calls on the Congressional Budget Office to stop the practice of preparing misleading financial estimates on the financial impact of federal legislation and adhere to the accounting standards governing public companies and to Government Accounting Standards Board standard 45 governing state and local governments.
Highlighted Provisions:
  This resolution:

 .    calls on the Congressional Budget Office to immediately change its policy of preparing financial estimates on the financial impact of federal legislation that are misleading and to adhere to accounting standards governing public companies;

.    urges the members of Utah's congressional delegation to sponsor legislation mandating that, in estimating the financial impact of legislation, the Congressional budget Office follow Generally Accepted Accounting Standards governing public companies and Government Accounting Standards Board standards, known as GASB 45, governing state and local governments; and

.    urges that the Congressional Budget Office and Utah 's congressional delegation take these actions to restore public faith and trust, strengthen the financial welfare and well-being of the nation, and increase transparency.

[. HJR 10 particularly mentions that Generally Accepted Accounting Standards require that companies report estimated postretirement benefits as a liability in their financial statements; and GASB, through standards known as GASB 45, requires that state and local governments report estimated Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security benefits as a liability in their financial statements; but the United States government does not report estimated Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security benefits as a liability.]

*2.

SB0022S02

Workforce Services Job Listing Amendments  (P. Knudson)

This bill requires that all government entities advertise job openings on the state website and that the Division of Purchasing provide contact information for companies that contract with the state. 

*3.

SB0062S01

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

This bill

 .    requires the Utah Science Technology and Research (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.

4.

SB0068

Veterans Centers  (P. Knudson)

 

 

HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

*1.

HB0389

Voter Eligibility Amendments  (R. C. Webb)
This bill:

.    allows a person who challenges a voter's right to vote to submit documents in support of the person's claim;

.    allows a challenged voter to submit documents in support of the challenged voter’s right to vote; and

.    limits the scope of a district court's review of an election officer's decision on a challenge to a voter's right to vote.

2.

SB0172

Capital Improvement and Capital Development Project Amendments  (W. Harper)

*3.

HJR018

Joint Rules Resolution on Prioritization of Legislation and Performance Notes  (R. Chavez-Houck)

 This joint rules resolution of the Legislature modifies provisions related to prioritization of legislation and a performance review note.

.    Permits a legislative committee consisting entirely of legislators, or a mixed
committee consisting of legislators and nonlegislator members, to prioritize a
request for legislation for drafting;

.    excludes the Rules Committee from the legislative committees that may prioritize legislation;

.    requires the legislative fiscal analyst to review and analyze legislation to determine if it creates a new program or a new agency within one business day instead of three business days of receiving the legislation.

4.

SB0084

Amendments to Governor's Rural Boards  (R. Okerlund)

*5.

SB0136

Local Elections Amendments  (H. Stephenson)

 This bill amends provisions of the Election Code relating to elections on local
referenda including local tax laws.
Highlighted Provisions:
This bill:
.    defines the term "local tax law";
.    modifies the deadline for delivering a signed and verified referendum packet in relation to a local tax law;

.    modifies dates for:

.    the certification of referendum petition signatures by a county clerk; and

.    evaluation of the sufficiency of a referendum petition by a local clerk;

.    requires that an election on a referendum challenging a local tax law be conducted entirely by absentee ballot;

.    describes requirements relating to an election described in the preceding paragraph.

*6.

SJR013

Joint Rules Resolution Modifying Eligibility Requirements for Independent Legislative Ethics Commission Members  (J. Valentine)
This resolution:

 .    modifies membership requirements for judges serving on the Independent
Legislative Ethics Commission, by allowing currently serving judges, not just retired judges, to be Commission members.

**7.

HB0069

Primary Election Process Amendments  (K. Powell)

 This bill:

.    defines the term "undesignated candidate";

.    provides that, as a condition of having its candidates for elective office featured with party affiliation on the ballot at a regular general election, a registered political party shall, in addition to other requirements already existing in law:

.    participate in the primary for each office where at least two candidates are
seeking the nomination of the registered political party; and

.    for each office where at least two candidates are seeking the nomination of the registered political party, submit to the election official, for the primary ballot, the names of at least two candidates for nomination as the registered political party's candidate.

 

 

HOUSE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS COMMITTEE 9:00

1.

HB0413

Voter Accountability in Political Subdivisions  (K. Stratton)

 

 

This bill:

.    defines terms;

.    establishes procedures and requirements for a qualified municipal appointee retention election;

.    requires a county, city, or town clerk to submit information for the voter information pamphlet;

.    allows a qualified municipal appointee to establish a personal campaign committee;

.    requires a qualified municipal appointee to have a separate bank account for campaign funds;

.    establishes reporting requirements for a qualified municipal appointee's campaign contributions and expenditures;

.    establishes penalties for a qualified municipal appointee who does not comply with reporting requirements;

.    establishes procedures and requirements for a municipal governance retention election;

.    establishes requirements for a city council in a municipality whose voters voted not to retain the municipality's form of government.

 

HOUSE REVENUE AND TAXATION COMMITTEE REVISED  8:15

1.

HB0403

Amendments Related to Education Funding  (J. Briscoe)
This bill makes changes to tax and education provisions to provide for education
funding. [affects both property tax and individual income tax]
Highlighted Provisions:
This bill:
.    establishes a set tax rate for the minimum basic tax rate, subject to the rate
generating a specified revenue amount; 

.    eliminates an advertising requirement related to the minimum basic tax rate;

.    changes the personal exemption component of the individual income tax credit calculation from a percentage of the federal personal exemption to a fixed dollar amount per exemption.

By fixing the personal exemption at $2,962.50, enactment of this bill could increase income tax revenue

by $9,700,000 in FY 2015 and $10,100,000 in FY 2016. Also, presuming a constant WPU value, by

freezing the basic rate at the higher of 0.001477 or the certified revenue levy, enactment of this bill frees-

up $30,000,000 in FY 2016 in Education Fund appropriations to the WPU value.

By fixing the personal exemption component on the income tax return, enactment of this bill could increase the income tax liability of individuals by $9,700,000 in FY 2015 and $10,100,000 in FY 2016; for a family of 4, the tax change is about $30. The bill also imposes a minimum basic tax rate at the greater of 0.001477 or the certified revenue levy. By doing so, individuals and businesses will see an increase in property tax liability by an estimated $30,000,000 in FY 2016; for an owner of a $250,000 home, the

tax increase is about $15 and for an owner of a $1 million business property, the tax increase is about $108.

2.

HB0170

Local School Board Bond Amendments  (D. McCay)
This bill:

 .    requires a local school board to:

 .    include a plan of finance in the voter information pamphlet for a bond election;

 .    ensure that the bond proceeds are used to complete projects in accordance with the plan of finance;

.    post on the local school board's website certain information related to the plan of finance and the status of the projects;

.    subject to certain conditions, including the unanimous approval of the local school board, provides that a local school board may adjust the plan of finance for a bond that has been authorized by an election; and

.    provides a remedy for a registered voter if a local school board adjusts the plan of finance without obtaining the necessary local school board approval.

3.

HB0435

Taxation of Property Amendments  (D. Sagers)
This bill:

 .    requires a county assessor to consider whether property has been used for hazardous waste storage or radioactive waste storage in determining fair market value.

4.

SB0238

Repeal of Substance Abuse Donation Fund  (L. Hillyard)

*5.

SB0188S01

Local Option Sales Tax Amendments  (D. Henderson )

This bill:

 .    provides that a county, city, or town option sales and use tax forairports, highways, and systems for public transit may be used for additional purposes;

.    provides that certain uses of a county, city, or town option sales and use tax for airports, highways, and systems for public transit shall be recommended by a metropolitan planning organization or council of governments.

Enactment of this bill expands the uses under which a county legislative body may expend certain sales tax revenue. The anticipated revenue amount involved is $16,084,000 in FY 2015 and $16,727,000 in FY 2016.

 

 

 

SENATE BUSINESS AND LABOR COMMITTEE

1.

HB0405S01

Postsecondary School State Authorization   (J. Dunnigan)

 

SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

1.

SB0080

Statewide Online Education Amendments  (H. Stephenson)
This bill:

 .    provides that a student's participation in the Statewide Online Education Program is not considered dual enrollment;

 .    allows an institution within the state system of higher education to offer a secondary school level course or a concurrent enrollment course through the Statewide Online Education Program;

.    provides that the website for the Statewide Online Education Program includes:

.    a directory of available online courses with the online course provider listed for each course; and

.    a registration page where a parent or guardian may submit an online course request;

.    specifies procedures for course registration, the payment of online course fees, and services for a student with a disability that are applicable to a private school or home school student enrolled in the program

2.

HB0116S01

School Construction Modifications  (R. Cunningham)
his bill:

 .    defines terms;

 .    requires the State Board of Education to adopt school construction guidelines;

.    requires a public school to review and take into consideration those guidelines when planning public school construction

3.

HB0286S02

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention  (A. Romero)
.    requires the State Board of Education, in partnership withH. [ certain entities ] theDepartment of Human Services .H , to approve instructional materials for child sexual abuse prevention and awareness training and instruction;

.    requires a school district or charter school to use the instructional materials approved by the State Board of Education to provide child sexual abuse prevention and awareness training and instruction to:

.    school personnel; and

.    the parents or guardians of elementary school students;

.    provides that a school district or charter school may provide child sexual abuse prevention and awareness instruction to elementary school students subject to certain requirements; and

.    requires the State Board of Education to report to the Education Interim Committee.

4.

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.

5.

HB0329

Programs for Youth Protection  (S. Eliason)

This bill:

 .    provides money for schools to implement evidence-based practices and programs, or emerging best practices and programs, for preventing suicide; and

 .    imposes requirements regarding a parent seminar on youth protection offered by school districts, including:

.    the number of parent seminars to be offered annually; and

.    the curriculum.

 

SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

1.

SB0078

Prescription Eye Drop Guidelines  (E. Vickers)
 This bill amends the Pharmacy Practice Act related to prescription eye drops.

   .    allows a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to dispense a refill of a prescription for a liquid legend drug administered to the eye once an amount of time has passed after which a patient should have used 50% of the dosage units of the drug according to a practitioner's instructions.

2.

SB0081

Permanent State Trust Fund Amendments  (A. Christensen)
This bill:

.    amends the amount of the interest and dividends earned annually from the permanent state trust fund that shall be transferred on an ongoing basis from the General Fund to the permanent state trust fund;

.    repeals the requirement that the amount transferred into the permanent state trust fund be treated as principal.

In FY 2014, this bill could decrease General Fund revenue by moving about $124,000 to the Permanent State Trust Fund. This revenue transfer could be about $1,054,000 in FY 2015 and about $1,059,000 in FY 2016.

 

3.

HB0113S02

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Amendments  (B. Last)
  This bill regulates certain reimbursement practices of pharmacy benefit managers.

4.

HB0384

Concussion and Head Injury Amendments  (P. Ray)
  This bill makes technical corrections to the Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries.

5.

HB0393

Insurance Producer Amendments  (J. Stanard)
This bill:

.    repeals the requirement that an insurance producer disclose to the insurance
producer's customer that the insurance producer will receive compensation from an insurer or third party administrator for insurance placement.

6.

HB0347S01

Insurance Coverage for Infertility Treatment  (L. Christensen)
    This bill:

.    authorizes, at the discretion of the insurer, the use of the value of the adoption indemnity benefit for infertility treatment.

7.

HB0105S07

Plant Extract Amendments  (G. Froerer)

This bill:

.    permits the Department of Agriculture and a department-certified higher education institution to grow industrial hemp for the purpose of agricultural or academic research;

 .    exempts an individual with intractable epilepsy who uses or possesses hemp extract, and complies with other requirements, from the penalties related to possession or use of the hemp extract under the Controlled Substances Act;
an individual who possesses hemp extract and administers the hemp extract to a minor with intractable epilepsy from the penalties related to administering the hemp extract to a minor under the Controlled Substances Act;

.    requires the Department of Health to issue a hemp extract registration card to an individual who meets certain requirements;

.    requires a neurologist signing a statement that an individual or minor could benefit from treatment with hemp extract to keep a record of the neurologist's evaluation and transmit the record to the Department of Health;

.    requires the Department of Health to maintain a database of neurologist evaluations;H. [ and ]. repeals certain provisions on July 1, 2016.

 

 

STANDING COMMITTEES 4:00 – 5:50 PM

 

HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR COMMITTEE 4:20

REVISED completely

Please see agenda on le.utah.gov for details

 

1.

SB0087

Contractor Employee Amendments   (K. Mayne)
(crg/tas)

2.

HB0328

Construction and Fire Codes Amendments   (M. Noel)
(crg/tas)

3.

HB0172

Association Amendments   (G. Froerer)
(crg/tas)

4.

HB0179

Family Expenses   (M. McKell)
(ecm/cbl)

5.

SB0184S01

Local Government Inspection Amendments   (J. Adams)
(va/jtw)

6.

SB0186S02

Contractor Licensing and Continuing Education Amendments   (W. Harper)
(pla/bnc)

7.

SB0057

Autism Services Amendments   (B. Shiozawa)
(cjd/mda)

8.

SB0189

Residence Lien Restriction Amendments   (T. Weiler)
(crg/tas)

9.

SB0015

Reemployment Restrictions Amendments   (T. Weiler)
(sch/alh)

10.

SB0196S01

Medical Waste Incineration Prohibition   (T. Weiler)
(rf/bjb)

11.

HB0159

Regulation of Child Care Programs   (G. Hughes)
(cjd/mda)

12.

HB0297

Campaign Finance Amendments   (B. King)
(trv/bjb)

13.

HB0012

Consumer Credit Protection Amendments   (P. Ray)
(crg/tas)

14.

SB0092

Metal Theft Amendments   (G. Davis)

 

 

HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

1.

HB0169

Student Privacy Act  (J. Anderegg)
  This bill creates the Student Privacy Act and addresses the release of public school
student information.

2.

HB0423

School District Postemployment Health Insurance Benefit Amendments  (S. Eliason)
This bill modifies the State System of Public Education code by amending provisions relating to school district and charter school postemployment health insurance benefits.
Highlighted Provisions:
This bill:

.    defines terms;

.    prohibits a school district or a charter school from offering postemployment health insurance benefits to new employees under certain circumstances;

.    provides an exemption for a school district or a charter school that recognizes current payments and all liabilities associated with the postemployment health insurance benefits in budgetary accounts and fully funds the annual required contributions;

.    makes provisions for a school district or a charter school that fails to fund annual required postretirement health insurance contributions.

*3.

HB0425

State Educational Sovereignty Act  (S. Eliason) On or after May 13, 2014, a local school official may not enter into a federal education agreement to receive $50,000 or more in federal funds without approval from the State Board of Education.
(2) If a local school official violates Subsection (1), the State Board of Education:
(a) shall report the violation to the Education Interim Committee at the first Education Interim Committee meeting held after 30 days following the day on which the State Board of Education received notice of the violation; and (b) may reduce state money to be distributed to the local school official's school district or charter school by an amount up to two times the amount of federal money that the local school official's school district or charter school has received under the federal education agreement that violates Subsection (1). ??

4.

SB0192

Amendments to Automatic External Defibrillator Restricted Account  (S. Jenkins)
    This bill allows the director of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to distribute Automatic External Defibrillator Restricted Account funds to a school that offers instruction to grades kindergarten through 6.

5.

SB0056S01

Risk Management Amendments  (C. Bramble)
 This bill:

.    provides that the use of school property for civic center purposes is considered a permit for governmental immunity purposes for a governmental entity.

*6.

SB0039S01

Home School Amendments  (A. Osmond)
 This bill:

.    modifies procedures for excusing from public school attendance a school-age minor who attends a home school;

.    eliminates instructional requirements for a school-age minor who attends a home school;

 .    specifies procedures for the placement of a home school student who transfers to a public school.

*7.

SB0101

Public Education Human Resource Management Amendments  (A. Osmond)

This bill modifies provisions relating to human resource management policies applicable to public education employees.

   .    modifies the date when a school district is required to adopt evaluationsystems for educators and school and district administratorsin accordance with a State Board of Education framework; and

.    modifies the date when a public education employee's advancement on a wage or salary scale is primarily based on an evaluation; and

.  when a school or district administrator's salary will be based on the school or district administrator's most recent evaluation.

The State Board of Education shall:
(1) establish in rules a framework for the evaluation of school and district administrators that includes the following components:
(a) student achievement indicators emphasizing learning growth and proficiency;
(b) the results of an evaluation tool utilized by the local school board that includes input from employees, parents, and students.

8.

SB0131S01

Student Leadership Grant  (A. Osmond)
   This bill modifies provisions related to the Student Leadership Skills Development
Pilot Program.

9.

SB0215

Public School Comprehensive Emergency Response Plan Amendments  (A. Osmond)
This bill:

 .    requires a public school's comprehensive emergency response plan to include procedures to provide information, to the extent practicable, to students who are off campus at the time of a school violence emergency.

10.

SB0037

Statewide Online Education Program Revisions  (D. Thatcher)

This bill:

 .    requires the State Board of Education to develop a notice about the Statewide Online Education Program; and

 .    requires a local education agency that enrolls eligible students to distribute the notice as a full pagein a prominent location in its registration materials and publish the notice in a prominent location on its website.

 

 

HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

*1.

HB0178

Halfway House Amendments  (E. Hutchings)
  This bill:
.    provides that funds available in the Law Enforcement Services Account may be distributed to law enforcement agencies based on a formula established by the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to establish the marginal impact of placing parolees in halfway houses and parole violator centers within the jurisdiction of each law enforcement agency.

*2.

HB0429

Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Fund Amendments  (E. Hutchings)
  This bill:

.    changes the name of the Traumatic Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Fund to the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Fund;

.    directs the Division of Motor Vehicles to collect an additional 50 cent fee to register an off-highway vehicle and deposit the additional fees collected into the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Fund.

*3.

HB0428

Veteran Benefit Assistance Disclosure  (T. Cosgrove)
This bill:

.    requires that anyone assisting a veteran applying for veterans benefits disclose the federal law governing that assistance;

.    specifies that the disclosure shall include the federal prohibition for charging a fee to assist a veteran in applying for benefits and that anyone providing assistance must be federally accredited;

.    creates a notification requirement about the federal law to certain providers of assistance to veterans; and

.    requires the Department of Veterans' and Military Affairs to provide a list of federally accredited advisors on the department's website.

4.

SB0109S02

Radon Awareness Campaign  (A. Osmond)
 This bill:

.    requires the Department of Health, in consultation with the Division of Radiation Control, to develop a statewide electronic awareness campaign to educate the public regarding radon gas, including health risks, testing options, and remediation.

*5.

SB0210S01

Prescription Synchronization  (C. Bramble)

    This bill addresses payments by health insurance plans for the synchronization of prescription drug dispensing.

 .    prohibits a health insurance plan that provides prescription drug coverage from excluding certain prescription drugs dispensed in quantities less than the prescribed amount;

.    prohibits a health insurance plan from basing the dispensing fee for an individual prescription on the quantity of the prescription drug dispensed to fill or refill the prescription

[to save trips to the pharmacist]

 

HOUSE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

1.

SB0089

Amendments to Definition of Public Utility  (S. Urquhart)
 This bill amends the definition of a "public utility."

2.

HB0171

Natural Gas Main or Line Amendments  (G. Hughes)
This bill:

.    addresses who may install a natural gas main or natural gas service line;

.    addresses the inspection of a natural gas main or natural gas service line by a gas corporation; and

.    addresses the duty of a gas corporation to serve or accept ownership of a natural gas main or natural gas service line.

3.

SB0217

Public Utilities Amendments  (K. Van Tassell)
This bill:

.    amends provisions related to an electrical corporation or a municipality providing electrical service.

4.

SB0208S02

Public Utility Modifications  (C. Bramble)
This bill amends provisions related to net metering of electricity.

 .    modifies definitions;

 .    provides that the Public Service Commission shall grant certain unused credits to low-income assistance programs or for another use as determined by the Public Service Commission;

.    addresses customer charges, credits, and ratemaking;

.    addresses a requirement for a customer to provide equipment

5.

HB0125S01

Electrical Transmission Facility Siting Study Act  (R. Barrus)
This bill:

.    enacts the Electrical Transmission Facility Siting Study Act, including:

.    defining terms;

.    requiring the Public Service Commission to conduct a study related to an electrical transmission facility;

.    addressing the procedures and requirements for the study;

.    requiring a person who intends to construct an electrical transmission facility within the state to provide certain notice to the Public Service Commission;

.    addressing reporting requirements; and

.    providing that the study is in addition to any other requirement provided by law.

 

SENATE JUDICIARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE REVISED

1.

HB0128S01

Electronic Device Location Amendments  (R. Wilcox)
 .    requires a search warrant before requesting disclosure of the location of an
electronic device;

.    provides exceptions for emergencies.

*2.

HB0070S02

Forcible Entry Amendments  (M. Roberts)
  This bill modifies the Utah Code of Criminal Procedure regarding the use of forcible entry by law enforcement officers when conducting a search or making an arrest.
Highlighted Provisions:
This bill:

.    requires that the issuance of a warrant under the provisions of this bill shall be in accordance with Rule 40, Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure;

.    amends existing law regarding the use of forcible entry by law enforcement officers when executing a warrant;

.    requires law enforcement officers to identify themselves before forcing entry into a building;

 .    amends existing law to allow law enforcement officers to force entry into a building without first issuing a demand or explanation if there is probable cause to believe that evidence will be easily or quickly destroyed, or there is reason to believe giving notice will endanger the officer or another person;

.    requires law enforcement officers to use the least amount of force necessary when executing forcible entry, as authorized; and providing an effective date.

2a.

HB0213S01

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

3.

HB0201

Visitation Amendments  (L. Christensen)
This bill:       

.    defines supervised parent-time;

.    describes the conditions under which a court can order supervised parent-time; and

.    creates a process for selecting persons to supervise parent-time.

*4.

HB0213S01

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

.    modifies the offense of aggravated sexual abuse of a child by providing a definition of the term "position of special trust" and clarifying that the definition H. of a teacher .H includes adult employees and volunteers at public and private schools;

.    provides that specified sexual conduct against victims between 14 and 18 years of age are third degree felonies if committed by a school employee or volunteer; and

    states in the Criminal Code that a sexual offense against a minor is a ground for the revocation of a teacher's license.

5.

HB0318S01

Rights of Parents and Children Amendments  (L. Christensen)

6.

HJR017

Joint Resolution on Jail Facilities  (R. Greenwood)
  This bill modifies Title 78A, Chapter 6, Juvenile Court Act, by permitting a parent who has been served with a petition for termination of parental rights to request a jury trial.

7.

Other Items of Business

 

SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

1.

HB0061

Clean Air Programs  (P. Arent)
This bill:

.    modifies the process for the Department of Environmental Quality to make a loan or grant from the Clean Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program, including:

.    allowing electric-hybrids to be eligible for the program; and

.    removing the state match requirements for a grant for refueling infrastructure;

.    describes the requirements for receiving a grant from the Division of Air Quality;

.    authorizes the Air Quality Board to make rules; and

.    makes technical changes.

*2.

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.

*3.

HB0121

Air Quality Revisions  (R. Edwards)
This bill:

.    authorizes the Division of Air Quality to create rules that are more stringent than corresponding federal regulations if additional regulations will provide added protections to public health and the environment.

4.

HB0132

Temporary Homeless Youth Shelter Amendments  (G. Froerer)
This bill enacts and modifies provisions relating to temporary homeless youth shelters.   

.    It grants the Office of Licensing rulemaking authority to make rules establishing age-appropriate and gender-appropriate sleeping quarters in temporary homeless youth shelters;

.    requires a temporary homeless youth shelter to notify the Division of Child and Family Services or a youth services center within 48 hours after the later of:

.    the time that the temporary homeless youth shelter becomes aware that the
minor is a runaway; or

.    the time that the temporary homeless youth shelter begins harboring the minor.

5.

HB0293S01

Government Immunity Wildlife Waiver Amendments  (M. McKell)
This bill:
.    provides that governmental immunity is not waived for injury related to the activity wildlife that arises during the use of a public or private road.

6.

HB0322

Protection of Activities in Private Vehicles  (C. Oda)

This bill:

.    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.

 

SENATE TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

1.

HB0130

Mobility and Pedestrian Vehicles  (J. Mathis)

    .    repeals the requirement that the Department of Public Safety make rules to authorize a person to operate a pedestrian vehicle on a public highway or sidewalk;
.    provides that a mobility vehicle is a vehicle that:
.    is certified by the Driver License Division for use by a person with a physical
disability; and
 .    complies with the requirements specified by the Driver License Division in
administrative rules;
 .    grants the Driver License Division rulemaking authority to make rules regarding the eligibility, procedures, and requirements for operating a mobility vehicle on a highway;
.    specifies application procedures and fees for a mobility vehicle permit;
.    prohibits a person from holding a driver license and a mobility vehicle permit;
.    repeals the provisions authorizing a mobility vehicle to be operated on a sidewalk;
 .    provides that an applicant for a mobility vehicle permit is subject to medical review provisions;          

.    authorizes the Driver License Division to deny, suspend, disqualify, or revoke a mobility vehicle permit in certain circumstances.

2.

HB0360S01

Display of License Plates  (M. Wheatley)
  This bill:

 .    requires that a license plate be displayed in a manner to be plainly readable from a distance of 100 feet during daylight.

3.

HB0256S02

Adoption Records Access Amendments  (J. Nielson)

This bill:

.    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 adultH. adoptee or a .H 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 H. an adult adoptee or .H a party to the adoption proceeding;
 .    provides for the establishment of fees relating to use of a 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.

 

 

EXECUTIVE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE 6:00 – 6:50 pm ROOM 210 SENATE

1.   6:00 p.m.  Call to Order/Approval of Minutes

2.   6:05 p.m.  Budget Actions (all subcommittees and agencies reporting to EAC)

a.   Appropriations

b.   Fees

c.   Intent Language

d.   Other Subcommittee Actions

3.   6:30 p.m.  Other FY 2014 and FY 2015 Budget Actions

4.   6:50 p.m. Other Business/Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 
















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