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S.J.R. 11 Enrolled



2008 General Session


Chief Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

House Sponsor: David Clark

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This joint resolution of the Legislature gives the Legislative Management Committee
             10      items of study it may assign to the appropriate interim committee.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This resolution:
             13          .    gives the Legislative Management Committee items of study it may assign to the
             14      appropriate interim committee during the 2008 legislative interim;
             15          .    directs interim committees assigned these studies to study and make
             16      recommendations for legislative action to the 58th Legislature prior to the 2009
             17      Annual General Session; and
             18          .    suggests in approving studies the Legislative Management Committee give
             19      consideration to the available time of legislators and the budget and capacity of staff
             20      to respond.
             21      Special Clauses:
             22          None
             24      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          WHEREAS, the Legislative Management Committee is created by law as a permanent
             26      committee to receive and assign matters for the interim study of the Legislature; and
             27          WHEREAS, the 57th Legislature has determined that certain legislative issues require
             28      additional investigation and study:
             29          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislative Management Committee

             30      is given the following items of study to assign to the appropriate interim committee with the
             31      duty to study and make recommendations for legislative action to the 58th Legislature prior to
             32      the 2009 Annual General Session.
             33          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Management Committee, in making
             34      study assignments from this list and in approving study requests for individual committees, give
             35      consideration to the available time of legislators and the budget and capacity of staff to respond
             36      adequately to the number and complexity of the assignments given.
             37          1. Aggressive Marketing - to study practices related to consumer lending, including
             38      home equity loans.
             39          2. Antidiscrimination Act Modifications - to study whether the Utah Antidiscrimination
             40      Act should be modified to include additional protected classes.
             41          3. Automotive Collections - to study restrictions on regulation of automotive collection
             42      activities (H.B. 147).
             43          4. Bid Preference - to study bid preference concerning the Department of Labor's
             44      Office of Apprenticeship-approved apprenticeship programs and in-state contractors.
             45          5. Boards and Commissions - to study boards and commissions under the Department
             46      of Commerce, including how often they meet, their functionality, and funding.
             47          6. Business Resources - to study and evaluate state programs providing resources to
             48      small and mid-size businesses including Business Resource Centers, Small Business
             49      Development Centers, Jobs Now, Custom Fit, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and any
             50      other programs that may be identified, and review potential overlap in functions, performance
             51      measures, and use of state resources allocated to each.
             52          7. Certificate of Occupancy - to study certificate of occupancy requirements for
             53      residential structures.
             54          8. Child Credit Records - to study a state program to enable child credit records to be
             55      frozen by their parents.
             56          9. Credit Card Security - to study financial responsibility for breaches of credit card
             57      security (H.B. 468).

             58          10. Credit or Debit Card Contracts - to study enacting a Credit Card or Debit Card
             59      Contracts Act (1st Sub. H.B. 308).
             60          11. Incentives Benefitting Vacating Mobile Home Park Residents - to study providing
             61      incentives to developers of mobile home parks that are changing land use to provide assistance
             62      to those vacating the park.
             63          12. Long Term Estate Regulation - to study the treatment of individual fractionalized
             64      long-term estates in securities and real estate regulation.
             65          13. Minors Obtaining Alcohol - to study how minors are acquiring alcoholic beverages,
             66      and penalties for minors as well as those who supply them.
             67          14. Payroll Service Companies - to study issues related to payroll service companies
             68      raised as part of a 2007 study conducted by the Business and Labor Interim Committee.
             69          15. Private Lands Privacy Act - to study the Texas Private Lands Privacy Act for
             70      potential implementation in Utah.
             71          16. Risk Management - to study reinsurance as a risk management tool: what are the
             72      pros and cons of this approach for Utah?
             73          17. Uniform Limited Liability Company - to study adopting the Revised Uniform
             74      Limited Liability Company Act.
             75          18. Uniform Limited Partnership - to study adopting the Uniform Limited Partnership
             76      Act.
             77          19. Uniform Partnership - to study adopting the Uniform Partnership Act.
             78          20. Uniform Securities Act - to study and review the citations in the Utah Uniform
             79      Securities Act.
             80          21. Application of "civic center" provisions to Charter Schools - to study requiring
             81      charter schools to be subject to the "civic center" provisions of H.B. 332, Use of Public Schools
             82      by Community Organizations.
             83          22. Area Technical College Jurisdiction - to study shifting area technical college
             84      jurisdiction from the Board of Regents to a separate board.
             85          23. Baccalaureate Programs in Schools - to study the effectiveness, value, and funding

             86      of international baccalaureate programs in public schools.
             87          24. Children's Savings Accounts - to study savings accounts and other policies that
             88      promote saving for college, homeownership, and retirement.
             89          25. Class Size - to study reducing public school class sizes.
             90          26. Curriculum Development - to study curriculum development in grades K-12
             91      concerning natural resource development, and use its state-wide.
             92          27. Deaf and Blind Education - to study recodifying Utah Schools for the Deaf and
             93      Blind statutes and revising their funding.
             94          28. Deaf and Blind School Operation - to study recodification, operation, and funding.
             95          29. Education for Blind Students - to study and evaluate ways to improve the
             96      education of blind students who have no other disabilities.
             97          30. Education Governance - to study issues related to education governance and
             98      funding.
             99          31. Formative Assessment - to study formative assessment to inform instruction for
             100      timely targeted teaching in public education grades K-12.
             101          32. Governance of Higher Education - to study the Governor's appointment authority
             102      related to the Commissioner of Higher Education and higher education institution boards of
             103      trustees, the authority of an institution of higher education's board of trustees to appoint an
             104      institution president, and whether to expand the membership of the State Board of Regents (1st
             105      Sub. H.B. 190).
             106          33. Graduation Requirements - to study and review high school graduation
             107      requirements to determine whether changes should be made.
             108          34. High Need Students - to study high need students with disabilities.
             109          35. Higher Education - to study issues related to higher education governance.
             110          36. Parent Teacher Organizations - to study PTA's in the schools.
             111          37. Private Takeover of Public Schools - to study the private takeover of academically
             112      bankrupt public schools.
             113          38. School Community Councils - to study whether the role of community councils

             114      should be enhanced and their involvement in schools enlarged.
             115          39. School District Construction Oversight - to study and review inspection reporting,
             116      plan review, structural engineering review, and the issuance of either a temporary or permanent
             117      certificate of occupancy.
             118          40. School Districts - to study governance of school districts.
             119          41. School Lands - to study school land program administration.
             120          42. Security at Institutions of Higher Education - to study preventing disruptions at
             121      institutions of higher education and enhancing campus security.
             122          43. Seismic Hazard Inventory - to study the Utah School Seismic Hazard Inventory
             123      (H.B. 162).
             124          44. State Board of Education Elections and Membership - to study whether to require
             125      that the membership of the State Board of Education be selected by partisan elections, and to
             126      consider modifications to State School Board membership.
             127          45. Teacher Licensure - to study teacher licensure, including configuration and
             128      renewal.
             129          46. Teacher Loan Program - to study mortgage loans for new teachers (H.B. 85).
             130          47. Tooele Applied Technology Center - to study designating the Tooele County
             131      Applied Technology Center as a separate entity.
             132          48. Utah High School Activities Association - to study the transparency and
             133      accountability of the Utah High School Activities Association.
             134          49. Virtual Charter Schools - to study a formula for funding virtual charter schools to
             135      replace local property taxes not received by virtual charter schools (S.B. 2).
             136          50. Campaign Finance Reporting - to study and evaluate the value of assessing an
             137      administrative fee for campaign finance reports.
             138          51. Disaster Recovery Funding - to study funding issues related to the Disaster
             139      Recovery Funding Act (Title 53, Chapter 2, Part 4).
             140          52. Election Code Changes - to study changes to election code law suggested by
             141      county clerks.

             142          53. Election Law Clean Up - to study clean-up provisions suggested by the Lt.
             143      Governor's Office.
             144          54. Election Reforms - to study reforms to state election law (H.B. 175).
             145          55. Election Results Audit - to study an independent audit of election results (H.B.
             146      404).
             147          56. Electronic State Reports - to study having most or all state-mandated and
             148      non-mandated reports produced by state agencies produced in electronic form only to save on
             149      state paper costs.
             150          57. Ethics Reform - to study ethics reform, gifts, and campaign fund use.
             151          58. Ethics Study - to study gifts received by legislators who should be responsible for
             152      recording the receipt of gifts, complete transparency to the public, and the use of campaign
             153      funds, including whether they should only be used on expenses associated with a political
             154      campaign.
             155          59. Expired Gift Certificates - to study treating expired gift certificates as unclaimed
             156      property.
             157          60. Human Resources - to study revising the state Human Resources statutes.
             158          61. Legislative Ethics - to study and define "expenditure of campaign funds," "conflict
             159      of interest," and "legislative gifts."
             160          62. Legislative Ethics Reform - to study expenditure of campaign donations, promoting
             161      legislative action that is a financial conflict of interest, and investigating alleged ethics violations.
             162          63. Municipal Elections Equipment - to study utilizing electronic voting machines in
             163      municipal elections.
             164          64. Neutrality of Poll Workers - to study ways to ensure that poll workers do not
             165      display an affiliation with any candidate, political party, political issue, corporation, or advocacy
             166      organization (H.B. 338).
             167          65. Ombudsman - to study ways to better inform, investigate, and mediate to assist
             168      citizens and agencies to resolve disputes.
             169          66. Open and Public Meetings Act - to study coordinating GRAMA with the Open and

             170      Public Meetings Act.
             171          67. Presidential Election Compact - to study a compact agreement among the states to
             172      elect the U.S. President by national popular vote (H.B. 283).
             173          68. Public Notices on the Web - to study a public notice website for legal and all other
             174      government notices.
             175          69. Special District Elections - to study placing special district elections on the same
             176      ballot as regular elections.
             177          70. State Lands Acquisition - to study establishing a State Lands Acquisition Agency
             178      to purchase land for public purposes.
             179          71. State Per Diem - to study standardized per diem requirements for all state agencies.
             180          72. Voter Registration - to study election day voter registration (H.B. 317).
             181          73. Access to Health Insurance - to study providing that every citizen of Utah,
             182      regardless of health status, may purchase health insurance available to any other Utah citizen,
             183      with guaranteed issue and community rating.
             184          74. Adoption Law Changes - to study modifying current adoption law to remove
             185      restrictions on cohabitating adults and assess whether the current law impedes adoptions and
             186      foster care placements (H.B. 318).
             187          75. Aging and Disability Care and Supports - to study and determine the most effective
             188      balance between proactive and preventive supports, including acute care, in meeting needs in
             189      the aging and disability populations.
             190          76. Aging and Disability Populations - to study the existing and potential demand and
             191      cost of facility-based care vs. community-based supports for people with disabilities and the
             192      aging population.
             193          77. Anesthesiologists - to study the licensing of anesthesiologists.
             194          78. Asbestos Abatement - to study asbestos abatement requirements and standards.
             195          79. Authorization for Autopsy - to study the implications of providing that a majority
             196      of family members who desire an autopsy may override an order of the next of kin that an
             197      autopsy not take place (UCA Subsection 26-4-24(1)(c)).

             198          80. Autism - to study the costs and impact of autism on Utah children.
             199          81. Barriers to Medicaid Participation - to study the asset test and other barriers of
             200      Medicaid participation, the pros, cons and costs to the state of removing the asset test, and
             201      similar barriers to health care coverage.
             202          82. Billing Practices - to study issues related to hospital billing practices.
             203          83. Children's Health - to study the feasibility of establishing a medical home for all
             204      children with chronic medical and mental health conditions in Utah.
             205          84. Community-based Support Structure - to study the community-based support
             206      structure: how the state can develop the community infrastructure to support individuals with
             207      disabilities and the aging population in an effective manner, and how the state can attract and
             208      retain qualified direct care staff to support persons with disabilities and the elderly in the
             209      community.
             210          85. Comprehensive Care Coordination - to study what amount of reimbursement,
             211      training, and education on best practices would be required for primary health care providers to
             212      provide comprehensive care coordination within Medicaid.
             213          86. Contract Provider Pay - to study contract provider pay in the Department of Health
             214      and Human Services.
             215          87. Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) - to study the extent to
             216      which the state's health care delivery systems meet the national CLAS standards and current
             217      proposed efforts to meet those standards.
             218          88. Death Certificate Procedures - to study data and form requirements of custodial
             219      funeral directors and physicians related to processing death certificates (S.B. 175).
             220          89. Disability Standards - to study uniformity of disability standards adopted by the
             221      state of Utah and enforcement of standards not adopted by the state.
             222          90. Drug Overdose and DUI Reporting and Controlled Substances Monitoring - to
             223      study the feasibility and impact of requiring hospitals to report admissions for drug overdoses to
             224      the Department of Health and to the prescribing health care practitioner; creating a process for
             225      developing better practice protocols for prescribing controlled substances and monitoring

             226      patient use; and exploring the feasibility of having law enforcement or the courts report arrests
             227      or convictions for driving under the influence of a prescribed controlled substance to the health
             228      care practitioner who prescribed the controlled substance.
             229          91. Drug Testing - to study whether welfare recipients should be required to submit to
             230      random drug tests.
             231          92. EMS Paramedic Program - to study needs and necessity, and agency expansion.
             232          93. Health Care - to study issues related to health care.
             233          94. Health Care for Underserved and Underinsured - to study access to comprehensive
             234      primary health care for the medically underserved and underinsured, and the role of community
             235      health care centers in expanding cost-effective care and providing a medical home.
             236          95. Health Disparities - to study issues related to health disparities: review problems
             237      and solutions.
             238          96. Health Plan Exemption from Selected Requirements - to study allowing insurers to
             239      offer health insurance coverage to uninsurable individuals that is exempt from certain mandates
             240      (1st Sub. H.B. 491).
             241          97. Identifying Support Animals - to study an identification scheme for emotional
             242      support animals.
             243          98. Insurance Parity - to study prosthetic Limb Health Insurance Parity (H.B. 108).
             244          99. Long-term Care Demographic Shifts - to study how changing demographic factors,
             245      including an increasing aging population, influence the need for long-term care change over the
             246      lifespan, and how Utah will confront these changes.
             247          100. Medicaid Assistance and Managed Care - to study providing managed care,
             248      chronic care management, and other services to Medicaid clients and CHIP recipients (S.B.
             249      133).
             250          101. Medicaid Malpractice - to study Medicaid malpractice reform.
             251          102. Medical Examiner's Office - to study the adequacy of funding and the feasibility of
             252      establishing regional facilities.
             253          103. Nursing Homes - to study a Medicare moratorium, reimbursement, and Medicaid

             254      beds.
             255          104. Obesity - to study expanding obesity prevention programs in Gold Medal Schools
             256      and the role of "Utah Partnership for a Healthy Weight."
             257          105. Parent and Custody Training - to study training received by custody evaluators,
             258      special masters, and parent coordinators to perform their duties, and the amount of fees that are
             259      charged to the parties involved.
             260          106. Patient Safety - to study the role of government in addressing issues related to
             261      patient safety in Utah's health care facilities.
             262          107. Preferred Drug List - to study preferred drug lists: successes, failures, and
             263      options.
             264          108. Prescription Licensure - to study prescription licensure of psychologists.
             265          109. Prescription Overdose - to study the impact of unintended overdoses from
             266      prescription drugs.
             267          110. Respite Care - to study respite care for persons on the Disability Waiting List.
             268          111. Sexually Transmitted Disease Rate - to study Utah's dramatically increasing rate
             269      and how to best educate, prevent, and ensure treatment for those who are infected.
             270          112. Spay and Neuter Fees - to study charging fees for unneutered cats and dogs sold
             271      in pet stores, with fees deposited into the Cat and Dog Community Spay and Neuter Program
             272      Restricted Account.
             273          113. State Hospital - to study and evaluate the possible privatization of the State
             274      Hospital by July 1, 2009, including issuing requests for information from interested private
             275      providers and hiring a private consultant, to determine whether a private provider could at
             276      funding levels authorized to the State Hospital in fiscal year 2009:
             277      a. operate and manage the State Hospital at its current location:
             278      i. while maintaining or improving upon the services and quality of care currently provided at the
             279      State Hospital; and
             280      ii. implementing the applicable recommendations included in the Performance Audit of the Utah
             281      State Hospital performed by the Office of the Utah Legislative Auditor General, dated January

             282      2008;
             283      b. demolish the Medical Services Building;
             284      c. finance, design, and construct:
             285      i. a new Medical Services Building; and
             286      ii. a new Pediatric Treatment Facility;
             287      d. convert 24 beds in the Rampton Complex to forensic beds; and
             288      e. pay transition costs of a private entity taking over the operation and management of the State
             289      Hospital.
             290          114. Statewide Standards for Health Care Interpreters - to study requiring the
             291      Department of Health to evaluate the effectiveness of health care interpreter services in the state
             292      (1st Sub. H.B. 428).
             293          115. Telepharmacy - to study defining "telepharmacy" (S.B. 291).
             294          116. Therapy for Sexually Transmitted Diseases - to study expedited partner therapy
             295      for sexually transmitted diseases (S.B. 289).
             296          117. Trauma Counseling for Parents - to study trauma counseling for parents whose
             297      children are removed from the home by the Division of Child and Family Services.
             298          118. Treatment Program Availability - to study ways to increase the availability of
             299      substance abuse and mental health treatment programs.
             300          119. Utah Adoption Code - to study Utah's adoption code and the Utah Termination of
             301      Parental Rights Act to ascertain whether it properly protects the rights of unwed fathers and
             302      parents from minority backgrounds, and whether it complies with federal and state
             303      constitutional law regarding notice as recently interpreted by United States Supreme Court
             304      cases.
             305          120. Vaccinations - to study reducing health care costs by increasing childhood
             306      vaccinations for preventive diseases and increasing public awareness of the health benefits of
             307      vaccinations to the general public.
             308          121. Co-parenting - to study issues related to co-parenting agreements.
             309          122. DUI Court Programs - to study special DUI court programs, including viable

             310      sanctions and incentives to encourage participation in special DUI court programs.
             311          123. Juvenile Services - to study youth services at the Tooele County Juvenile
             312      Receiving Center.
             313          124. Legal Standing - to study the legal standing of children and illegal immigrants.
             314          125. Physician Liability - to study requiring physicians to be liable for drug addiction
             315      resulting from their prescribing schedule 2 drugs (Stephenson amendment to H.B. 119).
             316          126. Protective Orders - to study penalties for inducing a breach of a protective order.
             317          127. Uniform Probate Code - to study changes to the Uniform Probate Code
             318      recommended by the Uniform Law Commission.
             319          128. Wrongful Death Designee - to study and define the term "wrongful death
             320      designee" (S.B. 73).
             321          129. Citation Quotas - to study a prohibition on citation quotas (H.B. 264).
             322          130. Controlled Substances - to study issues related to controlled substances, including
             323      SUDA controls (H.B. 267).
             324          131. Illegal Immigrant Crime Statistics - to study statistics for crimes committed by
             325      undocumented immigrants vs. the general population, and compare vehicular accident rates.
             326          132. Immigration - to study issues related to immigration.
             327          133. Jail Contracting - to study jail reimbursement, jail contracting, and private
             328      contracting.
             329          134. Maintenance of Sex Offender Registry - to study agencies that may input
             330      offenders into the sex offender registry.
             331          135. Penalties for Offenses Committed in the Presence of a Child - to study ways to
             332      structure penalties for committing violent offenses in the presence of a child, including creating
             333      a separate criminal offense or increasing the level of an offense if it is committed in the presence
             334      of a child, and imposing responsibility for the costs of child counseling.
             335          136. Sex Offender Registry Issues - to study appropriate inclusions and exclusions
             336      related to the Sex Offender Registry.
             337          137. Bison Population Issues - to study ways to address excess bison in the Henry

             338      Mountains and habitat damage.
             339          138. Division of Water Rights Operations - to study Division of Water Rights issues,
             340      including the duties and powers of the State Engineer; whether there should be a policy board
             341      within the division; administrative orders issued by the State Engineer and the division; the
             342      process for appealing the State Engineer's water rights decisions; potential need for an
             343      administrative law judge; potential need for an ombudsman; the adjudicative process for
             344      reviewing existing water rights; and whether the water rights forfeiture process should be
             345      modified.
             346          139. Education Funding Source - to study whether the money to fund education
             347      projects administered by the Department of Agriculture and Food should be paid for with
             348      education funds.
             349          140. Elk and Bison and Wildlife Board Issues - to study the duties and makeup of the
             350      Wildlife Board, the damage to fences by wildlife, the number of elk and bison compared to the
             351      number being counted by the Division of Wildlife Resources, mitigation permits, and other elk
             352      and bison issues.
             353          141. Fire Issues - to study funding and other fire issues as outlined in S.B. 251.
             354          142. Fish Hatcheries - to study both private and state-owned fish hatcheries, the effect
             355      of state-owned fish hatcheries on private hatcheries, and the markets available to private
             356      hatcheries in the state system and other markets.
             357          143. Great Salt Lake Commission - to study the formation of a commission to govern
             358      the Great Salt Lake to address water issues, including water quality standards and mercury.
             359          144. Groundwater Aquifers - to study Utah's groundwater aquifers, where they are,
             360      where they flow, etc.
             361          145. Jordan River Recreation - to study enhanced recreational opportunities on the
             362      Jordan River through Salt Lake County, what changes and improvements would be needed, and
             363      what tributaries could be included.
             364          146. Land Use Development and Management Act - to study the Utah Land Use
             365      Development and Management Act, its history, and potential changes.

             366          147. Natural Resources Statutes - to study creating a natural resources title in the Utah
             367      Code and recodifying natural resources-related chapters left in Title 63.
             368          148. Nutrient Impact on Water - to study the impact of nutrient pollution on Utah's
             369      waters.
             370          149. Recycling Fees for Malt Beverages - to study issues related to malt beverage
             371      recycling fees (H.B. 469).
             372          150. State Recycling - to study requiring state agencies, state departments, schools,
             373      and charter schools in counties of the first and second class to recycle and to have a recycling
             374      program.
             375          151. Underground Storage Tank Program - to study any needed revisions to the
             376      Underground Storage Tank program in the wake of events surrounding a gasoline leak in
             377      Gunnison.
             378          152. Water Quality Board Permits and Membership - to study the need for legislation
             379      authorizing the Water Quality Board to issue permits and to add a board member representing
             380      local health departments similar to the provisions included in H.B. 222, Water Quality Board
             381      Amendments.
             382          153. Water Rights of Piute Indian Tribe - to study whether the water rights of the
             383      Indian Peaks Band of the Piute Indian Tribe, granted in 1915, is a valid right and can be used
             384      today on their land in Iron County.
             385          154. Water Settlement - to study issues related to the Piute Water Rights Settlement.
             386          155. Wildland Urban Interface - to study the administrative adoption of a Wildland
             387      Urban Interface Code.
             388          156. County Surveyors - to study issues related to county surveyors (S.B. 129 and
             389      S.B. 158).
             390          157. Disaster Fund Participation - to study whether local districts and special service
             391      districts should be authorized to participate in the state's disaster funding program (Title 53,
             392      Chapter 2, Part 4).
             393          158. Health Department Funding - to study allowing counties to increase their mill levy

             394      to fund county health departments or other means to increase county health department funding.
             395          159. Local Regulation of State Land Development - to study whether the Department
             396      of Transportation, the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, and other state
             397      agencies who acquire or develop land should be required to abide by local city and county
             398      ordinances or the wishes of the county legislative body or the city mayor and council.
             399          160. Manufactured Housing - to study manufactured and mobile home parks
             400      preservation.
             401          161. New Entities and Boundary Changes - to study certifying and recording
             402      documents related to newly created entities and changes to entity boundaries (H.B. 447).
             403          162. Residential Construction and Affordable Housing - to study the cost of municipal
             404      land use and construction regulation on residential construction and affordable housing.
             405          163. Riparian Overlay Zones - to study whether cities should be allowed to put riparian
             406      overlay zones on streams or creeks which are used as storm sewers, and where untreated
             407      run-off water is channeled.
             408          164. Zoning and Housing Development - to study ways for the state to encourage
             409      zoning which invites the development of a wide range of housing choices.
             410          165. 211 System - to study statewide implementation of the 211 phone system for
             411      citizen access to government information and the dissemination of information to citizens during
             412      emergencies.
             413          166. Alternative Energy - to study the alternative energy issues identified in S.B. 169.
             414          167. Emergency Communication Systems - to study the emergency radio
             415      communications system to determine ways to meet the 2013 federal guidelines for Narrow Band
             416      Radio Systems.
             417          168. Energy Efficiency - to study electricity demand reductions and energy efficiency
             418      incentives.
             419          169. Energy Incentives - to study solar energy development incentives.
             420          170. Merging Informational Numbers - to study the merging of *11 and 511
             421      informational, non-emergency numbers.

             422          171. Power Generation Sources - to study and identify, map and maintain in the State
             423      Geographic Information Database the areas in the state with economically feasible electrical
             424      power generation from renewable, traditional, and other sources, and research the cost of
             425      developing power generation from each source (S.B. 169).
             426          172. Sewage Treatment Systems - to study types of on-site sewage treatment systems,
             427      and whether to allow a few demonstration projects utilizing biosystems in residential settings.
             428          173. State Trademarks in E-Commerce - to study the legitimate use of state
             429      trademarks in e-commerce.
             430          174. Underground Sewage Facilities - to study methods of locating underground
             431      sewage facilities, who should locate them, and whether existing or only new facilities should be
             432      located (1st Sub. S.B. 127).
             433          175. Utilities in Mobile Home Parks - to study providing utility services to mobile
             434      home park residents, and determining responsibility for improvements (H.B. 335).
             435          176. Cable Company Assessment - to study central assessment of cable companies
             436      (H.B. 367).
             437          177. Capital Outlay - to study issues related to capital outlay equalization.
             438          178. Corporate and Income Tax Credits - to study apportionment of corporate and
             439      individual income tax credits.
             440          179. Deduction for College Expenses - to study tax deductions for college expenses,
             441      including deductions for payment of tuition.
             442          180. Determining Property Value - to study the best method for determining the value
             443      of property under the property tax (H.J.R. 14).
             444          181. Energy Efficient Residences - to study tax credits for energy efficient residences
             445      (H.B. 199).
             446          182. Exemption for Civic Organizations - to study a property tax exemption for
             447      non-profit fraternal civic organizations.
             448          183. Military Retired Pay - to study a tax credit for military retired pay (H.B. 158).
             449          184. Pass-Through Entities - to study the taxation of pass-through entities.

             450          185. Property Tax Residential Exemption - to study extending the residential
             451      exemption to more than one acre of land (H.B. 155).
             452          186. Property Taxes - to study issues related to property taxes.
             453          187. Revenue and Taxation - to study revenue and taxation issues.
             454          188. Sales Tax on Food - to study reducing the state sales and use tax on food (H.B.
             455      304).
             456          189. Severance Tax Fund - to study placing severance tax revenues in a permanent
             457      trust fund.
             458          190. Tax Commission Penalties - to study penalties related to a tax, fee, or charge
             459      administered by the State Tax Commission.
             460          191. Tax Commission Taxes, Fees, and Charges - to study the administration,
             461      collection, and enforcement of taxes, fees, or charges by the State Tax Commission (S.B. 233).
             462          192. Tax Credits for Capital Investments - to study issues related to tax credits for
             463      manufacturing capital investments.
             464          193. Tax on Oil Shale and Tar Sands - to study the severance tax on oil shale and tar
             465      sands after the current exemption expires.
             466          194. Tax on Social Security - to study whether Utah taxes Social Security income, and
             467      if so, whether the Utah Income Tax on Social Security income may be eliminated.
             468          195. Tax Relief - to study issues related to property tax relief (H.B. 391 and 1st Sub.
             469      H.B. 391).
             470          196. Taxpayer Advocate Program - to study the implementation of a taxpayer advocate
             471      program (H.B. 180).
             472          197. Benefits for In-Session Employees - to study providing retirement benefits to
             473      sergeants-at-arms and pages to the House and Senate who have served a certain number of
             474      years.
             475          198. Divestment of Retirement Funds - to study divestment of retirement funds from
             476      Iran, with the report limited to how much money is being invested, and also study voluntary
             477      efforts between the Legislature and the Governor.

             478          199. Independent Entities - to study whether independent entities are competing with
             479      the private sector and whether actions of independent entities go beyond what state statute has
             480      authorized.
             481          200. Independent Entity - to study issues related to independent entities.
             482          201. Restricting Retirement Investment in Sudan - to study ensuring that Utah State
             483      Retirement Investment Fund monies are not invested in any business operations with companies
             484      that have certain business operations with the Khartoum government of the Republic of the
             485      Sudan, which is perpetuating the conflict in Darfur (H.B. 138).
             486          202. Retirement - to study retirement issues.
             487          203. Retirement Benefits - to study retirement benefits for law enforcement, fire, and
             488      public service employees (H.B. 328).
             489          204. Spousal Election - to study retirement issues related to spousal election (H.B. 94).
             490          205. Accident and Injury Prevention - to study reducing the number of teen motor
             491      vehicle accidents.
             492          206. Car Insurance Renewal Rate - to study the car insurance renewal rate by persons
             493      holding driver privilege cards.
             494          207. Driver Training for Teens - to study a pilot program to provide additional driver
             495      training for teens after they are licensed.
             496          208. License Plate Readers - to study the installation of license plate readers on
             497      enforcement vehicles and bridge structures located on Utah's interstate freeway systems.
             498          209. License Plates - to study issues related to special group license plates.
             499          210. Loss of Driving Privileges - to study revoking driver license privileges for
             500      underage drinking.
             501          211. Multi-purpose Vehicles - to study multi-purpose vehicles and road use.
             502          212. Peak Traffic Congestion Pricing - to study implementing congestion pricing
             503      during peak traffic periods on main congested highways and interstates, and the concept of a
             504      diesel tax surcharge to impose a fee in lieu of per-trip pricing under certain circumstances.
             505          213. Penalty for Distracted Driving - to study enhancing the penalty for distracted

             506      driving.
             507          214. Phone Use While Driving - to study the use of cell phones while driving a motor
             508      vehicle.
             509          215. Roads and Bridges - to study the condition of state highway pavements and
             510      bridges.
             511          216. Traffic in Construction Areas - to study methods to minimize traffic congestion
             512      due to construction.
             513          217. Transit Issues - to study transit fare reductions and transit air quality (1st Sub.
             514      H.B. 298).
             515          218. Vehicle Emissions - to study reducing emissions by school and UTA buses, and by
             516      idling and stopped trucks.
             517          219. Disadvantaged Rural Communities Account - to study the Business Development
             518      for Disadvantaged Rural Communities Restricted Account and determine the feasibility of
             519      appropriating money to the fund, the level of funding, and other issues.
             520          220. Economic Impact of Shakespearean Festival - to study the Utah Shakespearean
             521      Festival's impact on the economy on Iron County and Southern Utah and determine the
             522      feasibility of building a new theater and a Shakespeare Village.
             523          221. Economic Incentives - to study economic incentives, how many are there and how
             524      they are coordinated.
             525          222. Housing Funds - to study sources for state matching funds for the National
             526      Housing Trust Fund.
             527          223. Housing Loan Fund Revenue - to study a dedicated source of revenue for the
             528      Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund.
             529          224. Motion Picture Incentives - to study issues related to Motion Picture Incentives
             530      through the Governor's Office of Economic Development (S.B. 250).
             531          225. Social Security Offset - to study the offset for Social Security and workers'
             532      compensation.
             533          226. Student/Worker Permit - to study creating a temporary legal student permit,

             534      creating a temporary limited legal student/worker permit with a financial ceiling with legal
             535      standing, and including in-state tuition.
             536          227. Budgetary Procedures - to study recodifying the Budgetary Procedures Act.
             537          228. Capital Facilities Prioritization - to study having the Department of Community
             538      and Culture's boards annually prepare and submit a prioritized capital facilities request to the
             539      Governor and the Legislature.
             540          229. Compensation and Revenue - to study and evaluate the need for fee or other
             541      non-General Fund revenue increases in the same fiscal year as a compensation increase, and
             542      determine a method to authorize this action.
             543          230. Grant Proposal Hearing Process - to study ways to improve the process for
             544      hearing grant proposals in the Economic Development and Revenue Appropriations
             545      Subcommittee.
             546          231. Tax Cuts - to study the current requirement that tax cuts be "funded."
             547          232. Weighted Pupil Unit Funding - to study moving more line items above the line on
             548      education funding to increase the weighted pupil unit amount.
             549          233. Zero-based Budgeting - to study Sen. Niederhauser's Zero-based Budgeting
             550      Proposal.
             551          234. Fiscal Notes - to study replacing the current fiscal note process with a dynamic
             552      economic analysis.
             553          235. Limiting Personal Privileges - to study prohibiting, by rule, personal privileges for
             554      the purpose of introducing guests during the last two weeks of the annual legislative general
             555      session.

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