From: Sandy Peck
To: League of Women Voters,
Subject: KCPW LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE *FRIDAY* MARCH 7 2014
Date: Fri Mar 07 08:04:49 MST 2014
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Kara Hetrick:         KCPW LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

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

 

Friday, March 7, 2014

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY AT THE LEGISLATURE?

 

Any bond bill shall be made available to legislators by noon and final action must be taken by calendared closing time

 

 

Last day to pass any bill with a fiscal note of $10,000 or more

 

STANDING COMMITTEES   8:00 – 9:50 AM and

STANDING COMMITTEES   4:00 – 5:50 PM

 

12:00 HOUSE RETIREMENT AND INDEPENDENT ENTITIES COMMITTEE

12:15  HOUSE SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE

12:15   SENATE JUDICIAL CONFIRMATION COMMITTEE

 

FLOOR TIME   10 AM TO NOON  AND

FLOOR TIME   2:00 – 3:50 PM

 

EXECUTIVE APPROPRIATIONS  6:00 – 7:30 PM

 

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STANDING COMMITTEES   8:00 – 9:50 AM 

 

HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

1.

HB0411

Victim Restitution Amendments  (B. Wilson)
This bill amends provisions related to the payment of restitution by a defendant.

2.

HB0407

Litigation Transparency Act  (J. Anderegg)

 Requires that a person that sues the state or a political subdivision disclose the person’s source of funding for the lawsuit.

 

HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

1.

SCR009

Concurrent Resolution Concerning Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards  (D. Hinkins)   This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor calls upon the United States Environmental Protection Agency to issue greenhouse gas New Source Performance Standards for fossil-fueled electric generating units and provide separate standards for coal-fueled steam electric and natural gas combined-cycle generating units.

The proposed NSPS would impose a single emission rate standard of 1,000
pounds of CO2 per megawatt-hour on both coal and natural gas combined-cycle power plants, requiring new coal units to employcarbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

    President Obama's Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage has determined that CCS technologies are not ready for widespread implementation primarily because they have not been demonstrated at the scale necessary to establish confidence for power plant application;

WHEREAS, the EPA has found that the application of CCS technology to new
coal-fueled power plants would increase the cost of electricity produced by such plants by 80%,effectively precluding the construction of new, highly efficient coal generating units;

Previous EPA NSPS for fossil-fueled generating units have established separate emission standards for coal-fueled or steam electric and natural gas combined-cycle units, recognizing the inherent differences in these fuels and electric generation technologies.

2.

SB0120S02

Shelter Animal Vaccine Amendments  (S. Jenkins)

This bill

.    exempts an employee of an animal shelter, from the requirement to be licensed as a veterinarian for the purpose of administering a rabies vaccination to a shelter animal; and

.    exempts an animal shelter operating under the indirect supervision of a veterinarian from the requirement to obtain a license as a pharmacy for purposes of handling, storing, and administering a rabies vaccination, or a drug used for purposes of animal euthanasia.

3.

HB0183

Federal Land Exchange and Sale Amendments  (M. Noel)

This bill:

 .    amends the state land use planning and management program;

  .    requires the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration to, by certain dates:

 .    evaluate state land;

 .    identify parcels of state and federal land that are suitable for a federal land exchange; and

  .    make reports to the secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, Legislative Management Committee, and Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee.


HOUSE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE REVISED

1.

HB0276

Disorderly Conduct Amendments  (C. Oda)
Includes displaying a dangerous weapon under certain circumstances in the definition of disorderly conduct.

2.

HB0433

Peace Officer Merit Amendments  (B. Dee)
  enacts language related to a peace officer merit system in a county of the first class.

3.

HB0359

Workplace Discrimination  (M. Wheatley)modifies provisions related to seeking relief from workplace discrimination.

4.

HB0185

Juvenile Detention Facilities Amendments  (E. Hutchings)

Makes changes related to the detainment of a minor in a juvenile detention
facility.

 

HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE 9:30

1.

SB0234

Cory B. Wride Memorial Highway   (M. Madsen)

 

 

This bill:

 .    designates Route 73 from Route 68 westerly to the Tooele County line as the Cory B. Wride Memorial Highway

 

 

 

SENATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WORKFORCE SERVICES COMMITTEE

1.

SB0273

Repeal of Veterans' Nursing Home Account  (L. Hillyard)
  This bill:

 .    repeals the Veterans' Nursing Home Reimbursement Restricted Account; and

.    appropriates $105,000 from a General Fund restricted account to the Utah Veterans’ Nursing Home Fund.

2.

SB0268

Prison Relocation Commission  (J. Stevenson)
 This bill:

 .    enacts provisions creating the Prison Relocation Commission;

.    provides for commission membership, duties, and responsibilities

.    requires the commission to study and make recommendations on how and where to move the state prison; and

.    provides for the repeal of commission provisions.

3.

SB0270

Repeal of Prison Relocation and Development Authority  (J. Stevenson)
    This bill:

.    repeals provisions relating to the Prison Relocation and Development Authority.

4.

HCR008

Concurrent Resolution Regarding Moving the State Prison  (B. Wilson)
This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor addresses the relocation of the Utah State Prison.
Highlighted Provisions:
This resolution:

.    concludes that it is in the best interests of the state to move the state prison from its current location in Draper;

.    resolves that the prison should be relocated from its current location;

 .    identifies factors that should be given careful, serious, and deliberate consideration in the process of relocating the prison; and

 .    directs that a copy of the resolution be given to various persons.

5.

HB0356S01

New Convention Facility Development Incentive Provisions  (B. Wilson)
This bill enacts provisions relating to incentives for the development of a new
convention facility near the Salt Palace .

6.

HB0094

Workers' Compensation and Home and Community Based Services  (R. Edwards)
. modifies the Workers' Compensation Act to address home and community
based services.

7.

HB0268S02

Dangerous Weapons Amendments  (B. Greene)

Redefines dangerous weapon, clarifies restrictions relating to dangerous
weapons, and establishes exemptions for the use of archery equipment for hunting and target shooting.


SENATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS COMMITTEE

1.

SB0274

Water Jurisdiction Amendments  (M. Dayton)
 This bill:

 .    removes the requirement that a livestock watering right be acquired jointly by a public land agency and a beneficial user;

.    states that no person or government entity may condition the issuance, renewal, amendment, or extension of any permit, approval, license, allotment, easement, right-of-way, or other land use occupancy agreement on the transfer of the water right, or a party acquiring a water right on behalf of the person or government entity;

.    states that, among other reasons, a livestock watering right may be considered valid if it is held by a beneficial user who has the right to use the grazing permit and graze livestock on the allotment;

.    provides that if a reduction in livestock grazing results in a forfeiture of water, the state engineer shall hold the appropriated water right in trust until the water can be appropriated for livestock watering.

2.

SB0267

Governmental Immunity Act Amendments  (T. Weiler)

. provides a process for governmental entities and claimants to correct an improperly delivered notice of claim for injury.

3.

HB0414

Legislative Subpoena Amendments  (J. Dunnigan)

.    describes the nature and purpose of a legislative subpoena;            

.    makes it a class A misdemeanor for a person to disobey or fail to comply with a legislative subpoena or to fail to testify in response to a legislative subpoena in relation to a matter upon which the person may be lawfully interrogated; 

.    describes methods of enforcing a legislative subpoena;
.    describes the duties of a court in relation to enforcing a legislative subpoena;
.    establishes a presumption that a legislative subpoena is valid and enforceable;
.    describes the burden of proof and grounds required for a challenge to a legislative subpoena; and

 .   provides for the appeal of a district court decision in relation to a legislative
subpoena.

4.

HB0120S01

Continuing Education on Federalism  (K. Ivory)

.    requires the Commission on Federalism to create a curriculum on federalism;

.    sets out parameters for the curriculum; and

.    requires certain agencies, political subdivisions, and offices to designate a person to attend a seminar on federalism at least once every two years.

5.

HB0200

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

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

6.

HCR005

Concurrent Resolution to Protect State Funds  (R. Spendlove)
This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor declares that if a state opts out of a federal program, the state should not have to contribute state dollars to the federal program.

7.

HB0333

Payroll Services Amendments  (R. Spendlove)

 .    amends the definition of executive branch entities that are provided payroll services by the Department of Human Resource Management to exclude Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

8.

HB0262S02

Local Governing Body Voting Amendments  (K. Powell)

.    requires a majority vote of the total number of voting members of a municipal council to pass an ordinance or resolution or take other action.

9.

HB0193

Appropriations and Budgeting Amendments  (J. Anderegg)

. modifies the Budgetary Procedures Act by amending provisions relating to legislative review and approval requirements for internal service fund operations.


SENATE REVENUE AND TAXATION COMMITTEE

1.

SB0269

Annual Leave Program II for State Employees  (D. Henderson )
. modifies the Utah State Personnel Management Act by amending provisions for employee leave programs and creates the State Employees' Annual Leave Program II Trust Fund Act.

2.

HB0123

Property Tax Lien Amendments  (M. Wheatley)
. prohibits a county from reassigning a lien on real property.

3.

HCR009

Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the 20th Anniversary of the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism  (R. Spendlove)
    This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor recognizes the 20th anniversary of the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism.

4.

HCR011

Concurrent Resolution Recognizing 100th Anniversary of Logan Regional Hospital   (E. Redd)

    This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor recognizes the 100th anniversary of Logan Regional Hospital .

 

 

STANDING COMMITTEES   4:00 – 5:50 PM

 

HOUSE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND WORKFORCE SERVICES COMMITTEE

1.

HB0176

Food Handler Permit Amendments  (S. Eliason)
 This bill, subject to rules established by the Department of Health, exempts an individual from food handler permit requirements and food safety manager requirements at an event that is sponsored by a charitable organization where the organization provides food, free of charge, to a disadvantaged group.

2.

SB0205

Controlled Substance Penalty Amendments

Certain circumstances may not result in an offense greater than a second degree felony.

3.

SB0088S01

Child Interview Amendments  (R. Okerlund)
 amends provisions relating to an interview conducted at a Children's Justice Center .

4.

SB0228

Geographic Diversity Amendments  (S. Reid)

.    requires that an initiative or referendum petition in a city, county, or town meet certain signature requirements within a majority of precincts in the city, county, or town.

5.

SB0016

Veterans Tuition Gap Coverage  (L. Robles)
 . provides grants to qualifying military veterans who have maximized certain
federal benefits.

6.

SB0063S02

Compact for Interstate Sharing of Putative Father Registry Information  (L. Robles) 

This bill enacts the Compact for Interstate Sharing of Putative Father Registry Information.

 

HOUSE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

1.

HB0189

Inherent Risk of Recreational Activities Amendments  (K. Stratton)

.    holds an individual responsible for certain recreational activities on public lands and waterways under certain circumstances

2.

SB0067S01

Amendments to Public Utilities Title  (J. S. Adams)
    .    defines terms and modifies definitions, including addressing entities that are not included in the definition of "electrical corporation" or "public utility";

.    provides that a public utility is not required to furnish or provide electric service under certain circumstances;

.    provides procedures for certain customers to transfer service from a public utility to a nonutility energy supplier;
 .    addresses the applicability of certain provisions within the Public Utilities title;

3.

SB0070

State Data Portal Amendments  (D. Henderson )

Directs the Utah Transparency Advisory Board to analyze ways to make the
information on the Utah Public Finance Website more relevant to citizens;
.    directs the Utah Transparency Advisory Board to identify and prioritize public
information in the possession of a state agency or political subdivision that may be appropriate for publication on the public information website;

.    directs theDepartment of Administrative Services to:

.    by certain dates, modify the public information website to include a single point of access for all Government Records Access and Management requests for executive agencies]school districts, charter schools, public transit districts, counties, municipalities, local districts, and special service districts .

 .    modify the public information website to include links to already existing public information, provide multiple download options, provide additional public
information when identified, and include technical elements that the Utah
Transparency Advisory Board identifies as useful to a citizen using the website.

4.

SB0212

Invasive Species Amendments  (P. Knudson)
    This bill modifies the Division of Wildlife Resources' ability to eradicate and prevent the infestation of the Dreissena mussel.

5.

SB0225

Repeal of Business Development for Disadvantaged Rural Communities Account  (L. Hillyard)
.    repeals the Business Development for Disadvantaged Rural Communities Restricted Account in the General Fund; 

.  provides for the transfer of any remaining account balance to the General Fund.

6.

SJR004

Joint Resolution on Water Rights on Grazing Lands  (K. Van Tassell)

    This joint resolution of the Legislature declares sovereign the rights of the state of Utah and Utah livestock producers to put the state's livestock water rights located on public lands to beneficial use.

 

HOUSE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS COMMITTEE

1.

HB0174

Uniform Powers of Appointment Act  (V. L. Snow)This bill:

.    addresses exercise of power of appointment;

.    addresses compliance with specific reference requirements;

.    enacts the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act, including:

.    general provisions, such as definitions, governing law, and the relationship of common law and principles of equity;

.    providing for the creation, revocation, and amendment of the power of
appointment;

.    addressing the exercise of a power of appointment;

.    addressing disclaimer or release and the contract to appoint or not appoint;

.    addressing the rights of a powerholder's creditors in appointive property; and including miscellaneous provisions.

2.

HB0177

Juror and Witness Fees Amendments  (K. Stratton)
 This bill provides limits to costs for jurors and witnesses in state courts to only those authorized by statute

3.

SB0113

Public Meetings Amendments  (K. Mayne)
 This bill:

.    requires specified bodies that include in their membership one or more elected stator local officials to provide public notice of meetings the body holds on the capitol hill complex, and makes related changes

4.

SB0218

Charter School Amendments  (H. Stephenson)
This bill:

.    requires the State Board of Education, in approving an increase in charter school enrollment capacity, to give, subject to a certain exception:

 .    high priority to approving a charter school located in a high growth area; and

.    low priority to approving a charter school located in an area where student enrollment is stable or declining; and

 .    requires a charter school that is approvedS. with high priority status .

S after May13, 2014, and is located in a high growth area to give an enrollment preference to students who reside within a two-mile radius of the charter school.

5.

SB0230

Insurance Modifications  (J. Stevenson)
This bill modifies the Insurance Code to address travel insurance

6.

SB0248

Judicial Retention Election Amendments  (C. Bramble)

This bill:

.    provides that a justice or judge who wishes to retain office shall, in the year the justice or judge is subject to a retention election, file a declaration of candidacy with the lieutenant governor or county clerk within the period beginning on April 1 and ending at 5 p.m. on April 15 in the year of a regular general election.

 

HOUSE REVENUE AND TAXATION COMMITTEE

*1.

HB0161

Prohibition on Electronic Data Collection Assistance  (M. Roberts)
This bill prohibits cooperation between a federal agency that collects electronic data and any political subdivisions of the state.
Highlighted Provisions:
This bill:
.    directs the following entities and their employees to refuse support to any federal agency which collects electronic data within this state:

.    political subdivisions; and
.    contractors who have contracted with the state, political subdivisions, or state agencies;
.    provides that any citizen may bring an action to enforce the refusal; and
.    provides penalties for violations.

2.

HB0188

Court Security Revisions  (B. Dee)
This bill:

 .    specifies that the state court administrator shall enter into a contract with the county sheriff and pay the costs for bailiffs and building security officers;

.    removes the legislative cap on amounts paid for that purpose; and

.    shifts responsibility from the counties to the state court administrator for costs related to security administration, supervision, travel, equipment, and training of bailiffs.

3.

SB0093S01

Internal Audit Amendments  (H. Stephenson)

.    requires a local school board to establish an audit committee;

.    requires a school audit committee to establish an internal audit program;

.    defines terms;

.    establishes the Governor's Office of Internal Audit Services;

.    describes the powers and duties of the office and the governor's internal audit director;

 .    directs certain state agencies to establish internal audit programs;         

 .    amends the powers and duties of an audit committee;

 .    amends the powers and duties of an agency internal audit director;

 .    enacts provisions related to the compensation of the governor's internal audit director.

4.

SB0201

Expungement Modifications  (S. Jenkins)

 .    includes the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice as an organization that has accessibility to expunged records upon specific request for the purposes of investigating applicants for judicial offices.

5.

SB0213

Compulsory Pooling Amendments  (R. Okerlund)
  Modifies the procedure for a compulsory pooling order in a drilling unit.

6.

SB0224

Renewable Energy Tax Credit Amendments  (R. Okerlund)
 . Modifies certain tax credits related to renewable energy.

7.

HB0434

Local Sales and Use Tax Amendments  (J. Nielson)

 This bill:

.    repeals obsolete language;

.    addresses deposits into theRemote Sales Restricted Account;

.    addresses definitions;

.    modifies the distribution of sales and use taxes under Title 59, Chapter 12, Part 2,Local Sales and Use Tax Act;

.    creates the Local Sales and Use Tax Distribution Agency Fund and provides for the distribution of revenue deposited into the agency fund.

Enactment of this bill could shift sales tax allocations between local entities due to the changes in the allocation formula.

8.

SB0233S01

Utah Small Business Jobs Act   (J. Valentine)

   This bill modifies provisions to create a small business job tax credit and investment program.

 

SENATE BUSINESS AND LABOR COMMITTEE 4:10  REVISED

1.

SB0271

Postjudgment Interest Amendments  (C. Bramble)
This bill increases the postjudgment interest rate addition from 2% to 10%.

*2.

SB0146

Government Ethics Amendments  (C. Bramble)
 This bill:

.    defines and amends terms;

.    imposes limits on campaign contributions to a registered political party, a
action committee, a corporation, a labor organization, a state office candidate, a
legislative office candidate, a school board office candidate, or a judge;

.    reduces from 30 days to three days the deadline by which a state office candidate, a legislative office candidate, a school board office candidate, or a judge is required to report contributions or public service assistance;

.    requires that the Legislature's website include, for each legislative officeholder, a link to the financial reports maintained on the lieutenant governor's website in
relation to that legislative officeholder;

.    makes it a class B misdemeanor to give, offer to give, promise to give, request, or accept a campaign contribution at the capitol hill complex or to knowingly deliver or send a campaign contribution to the capitol hill complex;

.    removes the "approved meeting or activity" exceptions from the Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act;

.    modifies licensing requirements to conform with the provisions of this bill;

.    requires any person who makes an expenditure to comply with financial reporting requirements;

.    reduces from $10 to $6 the aggregate daily expenditures that a lobbyist, principal, or government officer is permitted to make;

.    prohibits a lobbyist, principal, government officer, or other person from speaking to a legislative group regarding legislative action in exchange for the provision of food to the group; and

.    makes technical changes.

3.

HB0246S02

Failure to Report Contributions or Public Service Assistance  (C. Hall)
This bill:

.    imposes a penalty for a state office candidate, a legislative office candidate, a school board office candidate, or a judge, that fails to report contributions or public service assistance, as applicable, within the time period required by law; and

.    provides for publication of information relating to a penalty described in the
preceding paragraph.

4.

HB0357S01

Budgetary Amendments  (R. Menlove)
This bill:

 .    amends provisions regarding the powers, functions, and duties of the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst regarding the appropriations process;

.    requires the Governor's Office of Management and Budget to provide to the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst certain information, data, analysis, or requests used by the governor in preparing the governor's budget recommendations;

 .    repeals provisions regarding certain inclusions and recommendations in the governor’s budget;

 .    repeals provisions requiring the Legislature to consider in the appropriations process:

 .    wage increases for certain entities; and

 .    amounts sufficient to fund the Utah Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool;

 .    repeals provisions regarding procedures for recommending, requesting, and conducting a single in-depth budget review and makes in-depth budget reviews part of the regular budget process;

 .    requires certain inclusions in the revenue volatility report submitted by the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst and the Governor's Office of Management and Budget;

5.

HB0133S01

Contingent Management for Federal Facilities  (D. Lifferth)

 This bill authorizes the governor to work with the federal government to operate and maintain national parks, monuments, forests, and recreation areas in the state during a fiscal emergency.

6.

HB0152

Highway Sponsorship Program Act  (J. Knotwell)
 This bill:

 .    provides definitions;

 .    authorizes the Department of Transportation to establish a sponsorship program to allow for private sponsorship of certain department operational activities or other highway-related services or programs;

7.

HB0324S01

Ortho-bionomy Exemption Amendments  (B. Wilson)
This bill:

 .    exempts an individual from licensure as a massage therapist if:

 .    the individual is certified to practice ortho-bionomy;

 .    the individual's practice is limited to the scope of practice of ortho-bionomy;

and .    the individual's clients remain fully clothed from the shoulders to the knees;

8.

HB0394

Campaign Finance Revisions  (J. Dunnigan)
    This bill amends provisions of the Election Code relating to campaign finance, conflicts of interest, and financial disclosures.

9.

HB0112S04

Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes  (P. Ray)
  This bill amends the Utah Code to modify and add provisions related to electronic cigarettes.

10.

HB0302S01

Voting Records Amendments  (R. Edwards)
 .    allows a voter to request that the voter's voter registration record be classified as a private record;

 .    by filing a signed form with the county clerk;

.    on the voter registration form; or

 .    in response to a voter registration notice;

 .    requires a county clerk, upon request from a voter, to update the voter's voter registration record to show that the voter registration record is classified as a private record;

 .    amends provisions relating to public records;

 .    includes as a private record:

 .    a voter registration record designated by a voter as private; and

 .    the portion of a voter registration record that contains a voter's date of birth;

11.

HB0243S02

Amendments to the Fund of Funds  (J. Bird)

 

SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

1.

HB0153

Study on Contribution and Credit for Education Funding  (K. Christofferson)

.    provides that a teacher who provides distance learning is not required to obtain a license issued by the State Board of Education under certain circumstances; and

.    provides that an individual employed at least half time in a position for which a teacher's license is required, including a position in an online school or a school that uses digital technologies for instruction or blended learning, satisfies the work experience requirement for participation in an alternative preparation program.

2.

HB0239

Front-line Teachers Data Program  (J. Nielson)
This bill establishes reporting requirements for the State Board of Education related to quantifying the number of front-line teachers.

*3.

HB0223

School Board Elections Provisions  (J. Nielson)
  .    requires the direct, nonpartisan election of members to the State Board of
Education;

.    repeals the involvement of the governor and the nominating and recruiting
committee for the State Board of Education in the selection process.

4.

HB0118S01

Personal Injury Damages Amendments  (K. McIff)
 .    provides for a limit of $100,000 in general damages collected in personal injury
cases related to a wrongful act or negligence;

 .    requires notice be mailed to or served upon a person or party believed to be at fault for personal injury; and

.    exempts an uninsured motorist from general damage awards over $100,000 under certain circumstances.

5.

HB0147

Peace Officer Agreements with Federal Agencies  (R. Greenwood)
 .    provides a definition of a federal agency and a federal employee;

 .    specifies the terms under which a federal agency may enter into an agreement with county sheriff to enforce federal laws and state and local laws; and

.    requires specified training for federal employees in order for them to participate in the agreement.

*6.

HB0236

State School Board Nomination Revisions  (K. Powell)
  This bill:

 .    prohibits a lobbyist from serving as a member of the nominating and recruiting committee for the State Board of Education.

7.

HB0241

School Records Amendments  (G. Froerer)

 

SENATE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE

1.

SB0258

Educator Licensure Amendments  (J. Stevenson)
.    provides that a teacher who provides distance learning is not required to obtain a license issued by the State Board of Education under certain circumstances; and

 .    provides that an individual employed at least half time in a position for which a teacher's license is required, including a position in an online school or a school that uses digital technologies for instruction or blended learning, satisfies the work experience requirement for participation in an alternative preparation program.

2.

SB0272

Expansion of Medicaid Program  (G. Davis)
 .    requires the Department of Health to amend the state Medicaid plan to expand
Medicaid eligibility to the optional populations under the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act;

 .    requires the Department of Health and the Department of Workforce Services to
apply for an enhanced federal match rate and other funding to pay for administrative
and developmental costs for the eligibility and enrollment system;

 .    requires the General Fund savings associated with Medicaid expansion to be
deposited into the Medicaid Growth Reduction and Budget Stabilization Account to be used to fund the future costs of Medicaid expansion;

 .    repeals a provision requiring the governor to comply with certain requirements before expanding Medicaid; and

.    provides that Medicaid expansion is repealed if federal funding decreases from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act funding rates.

3.

HB0367S02

Physical Therapy Scope of Practice Amendments  (G. Hughes)
 .    allows a licensed physical therapist with two years of experience that meets certain other requirements to practice trigger point dry needling

4.

HB0141S02

Health Reform Amendments  (J. Dunnigan)
  This bill amends provisions related to health insurance and state and federal health care reform.

5.

HB0251S01

Unsworn Declaration Amendments  (K. McIff)
.    allows an unsworn written declaration to be signed electronically.

6.

HB0375

Parent-time after Relocation of a Parent  (G. Froerer)
 .    clarifies that parent-time associated with a minor child and the relocation of the
custodial parent of the minor child is limited to children age 5 to 18.

7.

HB0361

Certificate of Stillbirth Amendments  (J. Nielson)
.    amends the Utah Vital Statistics Act related to stillbirths.  

.    amends the definition of "dead fetus" in the Utah Vital Statistics Act; and

.   directs the state registrar to issue a certificate of early term stillbirth to a parent who requests the certificate under certain circumstances.

8.

HB0265S01

Probate Code Amendments  (V. L. Snow)
 .    clarifies the parent and child relationship related to adoption;
 .    amends language related to the electronic filings of wills in court;
his bill:

.    clarifies the parent and child relationship related to adoption;

.    amends language related to the electronic filings of wills in court;

.    provides for an emergency guardian or court appointed temporary guardian until further order of the court;

.   allows a guardian to compel production of a ward's estate documents and advance  health care directives allows for a temporary conservator until further order of the court;  

.    provides for a conservator to compel production of a protected perso0      documents and advanced health care directives;

 .    provides for an emergency guardian or court appointed temporary guardian until further order of the court;.   

 allows a guardian to compel production of a ward's estate documents and advance health care directives;

.    allows for a temporary conservator until further order of the court;

.    provides for a conservator to compel production of a protected person's estate documents and advanced health care directives;

9.

HB0143

Psychiatric Nurse Amendments  (E. Redd)

    This bill amends provisions of the Nurse Practice Act related to advanced practice    This bill amends provisions of the Nurse Practice Act related to advanced practice registered nurse licensing.     This bill amends provisions of the Nurse Practice Act related to advanced practice registered nurse licensing

 

 

EXECUTIVE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

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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