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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:
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
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
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
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.
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
155 59. Expired Gift Certificates - to study treating expired gift certificates as unclaimed
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
507 214. Phone Use While Driving - to study the use of cell phones while driving a motor
509 215. Roads and Bridges - to study the condition of state highway pavements and
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'
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
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
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
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