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S.J.R. 15 Enrolled





Chief Sponsor: Scott K. Jenkins

House Sponsor: Kevin S. Garn

             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 2010 legislative interim;
             15          .    directs interim committees assigned these studies to study and make
             16      recommendations for legislative action to the 59th Legislature before the 2011
             17      Annual General Session; and
             18          .    suggests that the Legislative Management Committee, in approving studies, give
             19      consideration to the available time of legislators and the budget and capacity of
             20      staff to respond to the assigned studies.
             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 by committees of the
             27      Legislature; and
             28          WHEREAS, the 58th Legislature has determined that certain legislative issues require
             29      additional investigation and study:

             30          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislative Management Committee
             31      is given the following items of study to assign to the appropriate interim committee with the
             32      duty to study and make recommendations for legislative action to the 59th Legislature before
             33      the 2011 Annual General Session.
             34          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Management Committee, in
             35      making study assignments from this list and in approving study requests for individual
             36      committees, give consideration to the available time of legislators and the budget and capacity
             37      of staff to respond adequately to the number and complexity of the assignments given.
             38          1. Alcohol Licensing - to study alcohol licensing by the Department of Alcoholic
             39      Beverage Control.
             40          2. Alcohol Storage - to study the refrigerated storage of heavy beers.
             41          3. Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and Restaurant Licenses - to study restaurant
             42      related licenses issued by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (H.B. 223).
             43          4. Annuities - to study issues related to annuity regulation.
             44          5. Anti-discrimination in Housing and the Workplace - to study whether and how to
             45      provide for protections against discrimination in the workplace and housing based on sexual
             46      orientation.
             47          6. Armed Guard Licensure - to study whether armed guard licensure should be moved
             48      from the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to the Bureau of Criminal
             49      Identification.
             50          7. Commodities - to study commodity money issues.
             51          8. Common Interest Ownership - to study the repealing and enacting of laws related to
             52      common interest ownership (H.B. 399).
             53          9. Construction Licenses - to study potential amendments to construction license
             54      laws.
             55          10. Construction Registry and Liens - to study issues related to the Utah Mechanics'
             56      Lien law, the lien recovery fund, and the state construction registry.
             57          11. Continuing Education Requirements - to study the number of hours of continuing

             58      education needed to retain a trade license.
             59          12. Contractor Database - to study issues related to the independent contractor
             60      database.
             61          13. Contractor Licensing - to study issues related to independent contractor licensing.
             62          14. Credit Scores and Auto Insurance Rates - to study the use of credit scores in
             63      determining auto insurance rates.
             64          15. Disclosure of Methamphetamine Contaminated Property - to study whether to
             65      require an owner or lessor who obtains information that would lead a reasonable person to
             66      believe that property is or may be contaminated from methamphetamines to exercise
             67      reasonable diligence to determine whether the property is contaminated to require the owner or
             68      lessor to report the contamination (H.B. 190).
             69          16. Disproportionate Rental Fee - to study whether to prohibit municipalities from
             70      excluding landlords from participating in a good landlord program, under which the landlord
             71      qualifies for a disproportionate rental fee reduction, based on the landlord accepting tenants
             72      with no more than one felony conviction (H.B. 220).
             73          17. Gender Rating in the Individual Insurance Market - to study whether removing the
             74      gender rating raises premiums in the individual insurance market, what the gender gap
             75      premiums look like in Utah, and the results and lessons to be learned from states that have
             76      disallowed gender rating.
             77          18. Handyman Code - to study needed revisions to the state's current handyman code.
             78          19. Holding Construction Funds in Trust - to study whether to require contractors and
             79      subcontractors to hold construction funds in trust (H.B. 272).
             80          20. Housing and Employment Protections - to study the consequences of
             81      implementing certain local ordinances on a state level that give specific protections in
             82      employment and housing to LGBT individuals.
             83          21. Impact of Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors - to study the
             84      misclassification of workers as independent contractors rather than employees to determine the
             85      prevalence of the practice in Utah and the impact on the state of:

             86      a. workers being denied the protections and benefits of employee status, like workers'
             87      compensation insurance coverage;
             88      b. employers failing to make Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment insurance
             89      payments and ignoring labor standards like paying overtime, minimum wages, or other
             90      employee benefits; and
             91      c. law-abiding businesses who properly classify workers as employees yet have higher costs,
             92      being subjected to unfair competition from businesses who achieve low costs by intentionally
             93      misclassifying their workers.
             94          22. Insurance Code - to study the organization and terminology of the state's
             95      Insurance Code.
             96          23. Laser Centers - to study the regulation of laser centers.
             97          24. Laws Governing Building Contractors - to study and address the need for stronger
             98      laws governing building contractors, the over-use of B-100 general contractor licenses in lieu
             99      of qualified specialty trade licenses, and the increase in companies classifying their workers as
             100      "independent contractors" or using other methods to avoid paying fair wages, workers'
             101      compensation insurance, and payroll taxes.
             102          25. Limited Liability Companies - to study LLC's under the Uniform Law format.
             103          26. Mechanical Contractors - to study potential modifications to mechanical
             104      contractor licensing laws.
             105          27. Mechanics' Lien Laws - to study mechanics lien laws to determine whether
             106      charges are necessary to protect homeowners from liens even though the general contractor is
             107      paid in full.
             108          28. Merging Business Entities - to study consistency in the process of merging
             109      various business entities.
             110          29. Pharmacy Benefit Managers - to study the licensure and regulation of pharmacy
             111      benefit managers (H.B. 135).
             112          30. Professional Engineer Continuing Education - to study whether licensed
             113      professional engineers are keeping up with continuing education units and practicing with a

             114      license.
             115          31. Protecting Identity of Children - to study how to provide a mechanism for freezing
             116      the credit information of a child (H.B. 387).
             117          32. Real Property Sales Information - to study whether a buyer in a real property sale
             118      should have to provide information relating to the sale to the Multicounty Appraisal Trust
             119      (H.B. 61 and H.J.R. 7).
             120          33. Seismic Requirements - to study seismic requirements for condominium
             121      conversion projects.
             122          34. Special Event Alcohol Sales - to study whether to extend the hours for alcohol
             123      sales for special events.
             124          35. Workers' Compensation Death Benefits - to study and review workers'
             125      compensation death benefits for a surviving spouse, with an analysis of dependency.
             126          36. School Fee and Supplies - to study amendments to the Utah Constitution
             127      regarding school fees and supplies (H.J.R. 25).
             128          37. 12th Grade - to study accelerated high school graduation and increasing the rigor
             129      of high school graduation requirements.
             130          38. Board Elimination - to study the elimination of the Board of Regents.
             131          39. Board of Regents Governance Issues - to study whether to choose representatives
             132      on the Board of Regents from all regions of the state, and whether the Regents system is the
             133      most effective way to govern higher education.
             134          40. Career Status Requirements - to study the career status requirements of school
             135      district employees.
             136          41. District Funding - to study funding for small school districts.
             137          42. Early Graduation - to study whether to provide incentives for early graduation.
             138          43. Education Levies - to study the consolidation of education levies.
             139          44. Environmental Design Standards for Schools - to study whether the Utah Board of
             140      Education should build schools to the energy and environmental design rating system (LEED)
             141      or comparable system.

             142          45. Extended Year Schedules - to study the feasibility of extending school calendars
             143      and schedules to increase the enrollment capacity of school buildings.
             144          46. Fundamental Computing Concepts Credit - to study the teaching of higher level
             145      technology education classes like fundamental computing concepts so that the .5 credit
             146      required in computer technology curriculum does not include keyboarding, but is strictly in
             147      computing concepts.
             148          47. Gun Safety Education - to study whether to provide education on gun safety to
             149      Utah's children.
             150          48. Hazing Policies - to study issues related to hazing policies for higher education
             151      (H.B. 410).
             152          49. Higher Education Governance - to study Board of Regents governance of higher
             153      education.
             154          50. Higher Education Program Approval - to study and make recommendations
             155      regarding whether the authority to approve academic programs should be moved from the
             156      State Board of Regents to higher education institution boards of trustees in order to be more
             157      responsive to regional needs.
             158          51. Impact of Decreased Education Funding - to study and determine whether
             159      decreases in per pupil spending in Utah schools negatively affects Utah students' test scores
             160      and hampers their competitiveness for future employment and education.
             161          52. Impact of Tax Cuts on Education Funding - to study and determine whether
             162      income and property tax cuts and diversions are harming Utah's higher and public education
             163      funding system.
             164          53. Labor Law Related to Schools - to study why state school districts are exempt
             165      from national and state labor laws.
             166          54. Math Education - to study strengthening the math curriculum and math teacher
             167      preparation.
             168          55. Online Education Access - to study how to provide better access to online
             169      education courses for K-12 students.

             170          56. Payment for Online Courses - to study whether to require school districts to pay
             171      for online courses from qualified providers.
             172          57. Public School Innovations - to study how to provide greater flexibility to public
             173      schools to meet the educational needs of students, including an innovation plan (H.B. 268).
             174          58. Renewable Energy Class - to study the teaching of a class in math/science or
             175      career technology education on how renewable energy generates electricity to prepare students
             176      for potential future employment in this area.
             177          59. Replacing Criterion Reference Tests (CRT) - to study whether to replace Criterion
             178      Reference Tests with ACT tests, starting with pre-ACT in eighth grade.
             179          60. School District Allocation of IT Budget - to study the disparity between
             180      maintenance and salary versus hardware and software; the disparity, within the hardware
             181      budget, between administrative overhead and resources actually dedicated to instruction; and
             182      the disparity between pay and benefits between school district employment and
             183      industry/market standards.
             184          61. School Nutrition and Activity - to study physical activity and nutrition in schools.
             185          62. School Property Tax Equalization - to study whether to repeal the requirement to
             186      impose and distribute certain school capital outlay property tax revenues in school districts
             187      within a first class county or divided school district (S.B. 87).
             188          63. School Seismic Hazard Inventory - to study whether to require a school district or
             189      charter school to conduct a seismic evaluation of each facility used by the district or a charter
             190      school and to create a Public School Seismic Safety Committee (S.B. 72).
             191          64. Student Funding - to study the funding of students, not institutions of higher
             192      education.
             193          65. Student Loans for Teachers - to study student loan payment assistance for veteran
             194      teachers, including tax incentives or assistance through the education system.
             195          66. Teacher Immunity - to study whether to grant teachers partial immunity for
             196      actions at school.
             197          67. Teacher Salary Levels - to study whether to make full-time classroom teachers the

             198      highest paid employees of a school district.
             199          68. Veterinary Medicine Program - to study the establishment of a professional
             200      veterinary medicine program at USU.
             201          69. Access to Government Records - to study whether a governmental employee's
             202      salary should be a public record under GRAMA (1st Sub. H.B. 266).
             203          70. Addresses on State Forms - to study state forms to determine how many have a
             204      line for mailing addresses or P.O. boxes.
             205          71. Agriculture Sustainability - to study ways to promote sustainability, including
             206      requiring counties to establish an Agriculture Sustainability Investment Fund (H.B. 102).
             207          72. Assisted Housing Waiting Lists - to study the merger of assisted housing waiting
             208      lists in counties with more than one housing authority.
             209          73. Ballot Proposition Withdrawal - to study a process to allow sponsors of initiative
             210      and referendum petitions to withdraw their application.
             211          74. Bariatric Surgery Coverage - to study whether PEHP can develop a coverage
             212      benefit for bariatric surgery that would incur only the same or less cost to the program.
             213          75. Bonding Requirements in State Employment - to study the removal of bonding
             214      requirements for certain state officers.
             215          76. Building Utilization and Cost Assessment - to study a building utilization and
             216      cost assessment, performed by the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst, for leased and
             217      owned state and higher education buildings.
             218          77. Campaign Contribution Information Requirements - to study the requirement for
             219      disclosure of employment data for a person making a campaign contribution.
             220          78. Campaign Contribution Limits - to study whether campaign contribution limits
             221      should be implemented and what impact contribution limits have on legislative races.
             222          79. Candidate Vacancies - to study issues related to candidate vacancies.
             223          80. Compact Agreement on Presidential Election - to study whether to enact an
             224      agreement among the states to elect the President of the United States by national popular vote
             225      (H.B. 297).

             226          81. Conflict between Statute and Constitution Regarding Referendums - to study
             227      whether Utah Code Subsection 20A-7-601(3)(b), which appears to conflict with Utah
             228      Constitution Article VI, Section 2(b)(ii) regarding referendums, should be amended.
             229          82. Daylight Savings - to study the elimination of Daylight Savings Time.
             230          83. Donating State Property - to study and evaluate state surplus laws to determine
             231      whether to donate state computer systems to non-profit organizations.
             232          84. Elected Officials' Funds - to study whether Utah Code Section 52-5-201 is still
             233      necessary with all of the other financial disclosure requirements of Utah Code Title 20A,
             234      Chapter 11, Campaign and Financial Reporting Requirements.
             235          85. Election Administration by County Clerks - to study whether to require that
             236      county clerks administer all elections including state, county, municipality, school district,
             237      local district, and special district elections to reduce costs and improve election efficiency,
             238      expertise, uniformity, integrity, and voter convenience.
             239          86. Election Code Changes Related to Federal Legislation - to study whether the
             240      election code should be modified to reflect the changes made by the Military and Overseas
             241      Voter Empowerment Act.
             242          87. Election Code Violation Amendments - to study whether to change the election
             243      code to include a process for a person to restore the person's right to vote, and whether there
             244      should be a penalty if a person who has forfeited the person's right to vote still votes.
             245          88. Election Day Registration - to study the potential merits of election day
             246      registration.
             247          89. Elections, Campaign Finance, and Lobbying Enforcement Commission - to study
             248      the creation and jurisdiction of an Elections, Campaign Finance, and Lobbying Enforcement
             249      Commission.
             250          90. Email Communications - to study issues related to email communications and the
             251      Open and Public Meetings Act (H.B. 415).
             252          91. Ethics Act - to study, review, and update the Public Officers and Employers
             253      Ethics Act.

             254          92. Local Option Funding - to study local option funding alternatives for urban
             255      centers that receive significant commuter or tourist influx and whether additional revenue
             256      options are desirable to assist with associated transportation, public safety, or other costs.
             257          93. Municipal Disincorporation - to study changes to statutory provisions governing
             258      the disincorporation of a municipality (H.B. 218).
             259          94. Municipal Election Amendments - to study whether a municipality should be
             260      required to hold an election if, after the write-in period, candidates on the ballot are
             261      unopposed.
             262          95. Non-partisan County Election Code Amendments - to study whether the election
             263      code should be changed to address the issues raised by non-partisan county governments.
             264          96. Online Voter Registration - to study online registration and registration updates
             265      for voting.
             266          97. Redistricting by Other States - to study how other states conduct and implement
             267      the redistricting process.
             268          98. Sole Source Procurement - to study effective ways to provide for competition in a
             269      streamlined manner when only one provider may be qualified to perform a government service
             270      (S.B. 190).
             271          99. State Construction Apprenticeships - to study whether to require that a percentage
             272      of state construction projects include journeyman apprenticeships.
             273          100. Surplus State Vehicle Sales - to study whether to privatize the sale of surplus
             274      state vehicles.
             275          101. Use of Electronic Signatures for Petitions - to study whether electronic
             276      signatures should be used for initiative and referendum petitions (both statewide and local),
             277      political party petitions, and certificate of nomination petitions.
             278          102. Voter Engagement - to study ways to improve voter engagement in Utah (H.B.
             279      244, H.B. 368, H.B. 164).
             280          103. Voting by Mail - to study expanding the option for governmental entities to use
             281      voting by mail in elections (H.B. 358).

             282          104. Water Banking - to study the banking of water rights administered by a local
             283      district (H.B. 84).
             284          105. Access to Medicaid Benefits - to study how to lower the asset level for pregnant
             285      women to become eligible for Medicaid benefits.
             286          106. Behavioral Treatment System Improvement - to study the delivery of a more
             287      effective treatment system to address the behavioral health treatment needs of children and
             288      youth in the custody of the state.
             289          107. Child Care Licensing - to study the licensing of child care services.
             290          108. Children's Mental Health - to study and consider proposals for consolidating and
             291      coordinating administrative functions within the Department of Human Services and identify
             292      the services necessary to develop an effective home and community-based system of care for
             293      children's mental health.
             294          109. Community-based Mental Health Service Costs - to study how the costs of
             295      community-based mental health services compare to similar services provided in the
             296      correctional system and in-patient treatment.
             297          110. Debt Collection Related to Medical Treatment - to study bad debt collection for
             298      treatment provided subject to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act.
             299          111. Division of Child and Family Services Efficiencies - to study potential
             300      efficiencies in delivering services in the Division of Child and Family Services.
             301          112. End of Life Care - to study issues related to end of life care associated with
             302      Medicaid.
             303          113. Health Care Budgeting Methods - to study and identify a budgeting method to
             304      remove the double counting in Medicaid due to transfers between the Department of Health
             305      and other state agencies.
             306          114. Health Care Mandates Versus Free Market Solutions - to study government
             307      mandates on modified community ratings, coverage, and licensing, and free market
             308      alternatives.
             309          115. Health Care Payments - to study whether to move away from fee-for-service

             310      payments to pay for quality.
             311          116. Health Coverage for a Legal Immigrant Child - to study whether to provide
             312      Medicaid and health insurance coverage to a legal immigrant child regardless of the length of
             313      time that the child has been in the United States (2nd Sub. S.B. 44).
             314          117. Health Reform for Utah's Children - to study state health reform that covers all
             315      Utah children.
             316          118. Health Support of Law Enforcement - to study stable funding for Department of
             317      Health entities that support law enforcement missions, like the Bureau of Toxicology.
             318          119. Health Underwriting - to study health underwriting by health benefit plans and
             319      expanding the ability to exclude certain conditions from coverage.
             320          120. Hospital Emergency Department Use - to study and identify strategies for
             321      reducing inappropriate emergency department use and related costs.
             322          121. Income and Asset Testing - to study the rules and policies for income and asset
             323      testing related to Medicaid and other welfare programs.
             324          122. Individuals with Disabilities - to study options for meeting the needs of
             325      individuals with disabilities who are in crisis, medically fragile, or have significant behavior
             326      challenges.
             327          123. Infections - to study health care associated infections.
             328          124. Medicaid Family Planning Services - to study the extension of Medicaid family
             329      planning services to low income women.
             330          125. Medicaid Fraud Reporting - to study and explore ways the Department of
             331      Health, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Workforce Services could
             332      increase public awareness of their fraud reporting systems and encourage the public to report
             333      Medicaid fraud.
             334          126. Medicaid Improvements - to study the lessons learned in Medicare that could be
             335      applied in the Medicaid program.
             336          127. Medicaid Program Coordination - to study the consolidation or improved
             337      coordination of the Medicaid program by the Department of Health, the Department of Human

             338      Services, and the Department of Workforce Services.
             339          128. Medicaid Statutes - to study and review Medicaid statutes for clarification in
             340      assigned responsibilities, desired policy direction, and agency interactions, and consider
             341      raising all the statutes relating to Medicaid from chapter level to a separate title and
             342      consolidating all related statutes within that title.
             343          129. Medical Assistance Asset Test - to study whether to prohibit the use of an asset
             344      test in determining the eligibility of a child or an independent foster care adolescent for
             345      medical assistance (H.B. 87).
             346          130. Medical Assistance Collections - to study and review a list of options for
             347      expansion in the areas of collections, such as requiring insurers to share benefit information
             348      for all medical assistance recipients to increase collections and cost avoidance.
             349          131. Medical Benefits Recovery - to study and reconsider S.B. 50, Medical Benefits
             350      Recovery Amendments, 2008 General Session, which amended the Medical Benefits Recovery
             351      Act to provide that a lien to recover medical assistance benefits provided by the state may be
             352      imposed against the real property of a person who is an inpatient in a care facility during the
             353      life of that person.
             354          132. Medical Industrial Complex - to study issues related to the Medical Industrial
             355      Complex.
             356          133. Mental Health Care Delivery - to study the development of a design for delivery
             357      of an effective community-based system of care to address the mental health needs of children,
             358      youth, and their families. The design is to be developed by the Department of Human Services,
             359      working with stakeholders in the public mental health and substance abuse treatment systems
             360      and family support advocacy organizations.
             361          134. Mental Health Pilot Project - to study the establishment of a pilot program for
             362      assertive community treatment services for people with a severe mental disorder, who are not
             363      receiving or are transitioning out of other mental health services, and to their families (H.B.
             364      198).
             365          135. Needle Disposal - to study potential needle disposal legislation.

             366          136. Nutrition Information in Restaurants - to study the posting of nutrition
             367      information on restaurant menus.
             368          137. Prematurity in Newborn Infants - to study health information issues related to
             369      prematurity of newborn infants.
             370          138. Residential Facilities for the Elderly - to study provisions relating to residential
             371      facilities for elderly persons (H.B. 401).
             372          139. Social Determinants of Health - to study the role of policy and budget planning
             373      in supporting the public and private sector partnerships needed to address the social
             374      determinants of health.
             375          140. State Agency Auditing of Local Health and Human Services - to study the
             376      effectiveness of streamlining and consolidating audit efforts by the Department of Health and
             377      the Department of Human Services and their contracted monitors on county-delivered human
             378      service programs, local public health programs, and private providers.
             379          141. State Health System Reform - to study affordability parameters, thresholds, and
             380      mechanisms needed to support the broader goals of state health system reform, including
             381      access to decent and affordable health insurance coverage for the uninsured.
             382          142. Affirmative Action - to study the status of the affirmative action effort in Utah
             383      and a potential constitutional amendment related to H.J.R. 24.
             384          143. Bail Bond Recovery - to study bail bond recovery agent requirements and equal
             385      treatment by government as proposed in H.J.R. 24.
             386          144. Committee of Correspondence on State Sovereignty - to study whether to
             387      appoint a committee of correspondence to communicate and coordinate with other states
             388      regarding state sovereignty issues.
             389          145. Costs of Death Penalty - to study the cost impact of the death penalty.
             390          146. Criminal Code - to study and comprehensively review the Utah Criminal Code.
             391          147. Employment of Pre-Sentence Report Writers - to study which agency should
             392      employ pre-sentence report writers, since they perform a quasi-court function.
             393          148. Expungement - to study substantive modifications to the expungement law.

             394          149. Fireworks - to study the regulation of fireworks.
             395          150. Fusion Centers - to study oversight of fusion centers.
             396          151. Grandparent Rights - to study the rights of grandparents when they have custody
             397      of children.
             398          152. Guardianship Appointments - to study the creation of a method within the courts
             399      for the appointment of a guardian or conservator for a minor or an incapacitated adult and the
             400      elimination of a local school board's ability to designate guardians for students within their
             401      district (H.B. 347).
             402          153. Gun Free Zones - to study Utah's gun free zones.
             403          154. Incense as a Drug - to study the sale and use of incense as a drug.
             404          155. Indigent Defense - to study the Indigent Defense Act and its application to
             405      indigent defense resources.
             406          156. Law Enforcement Pay Plans - to study law enforcement officer, correctional
             407      officer, and public safety dispatch personnel pay plans (H.B. 330).
             408          157. Medicaid Fraud Control Unit - to study the return on investment for resources
             409      provided to the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the feasibility of
             410      increased recoveries if the unit is provided with more resources.
             411          158. Medicaid Fraud Enforcement Mechanisms - to study whether Utah should adopt
             412      Qui Tam provisions for enforcement of provider fraud.
             413          159. Metabolite DUI - to study metabolite DUI's where there is no impairment.
             414          160. Pepspice Regulation - to study whether to regulate the sale and use of the
             415      substance Pepspice.
             416          161. Phone Slamming - to study phone slamming and determine an appropriate
             417      penalty.
             418          162. Prescription Abuse - to study issues related to prescription drug and substance
             419      abuse.
             420          163. Renewal of Judgments - to study the establishment of a fee for renewal of
             421      judgments (H.B. 373).

             422          164. Search and Rescue Funding - to study ways to fund voluntary search and rescue
             423      efforts (S.B. 60).
             424          165. Sexual Offenses Against a Minor - to study and work with the Sentencing
             425      Commission on issues related to unlawful sexual offenses against a minor.
             426          166. Shared Parenting - to study issues related to shared parenting in divorce.
             427          167. Snuff Labeling - to study whether to ban or require specific labeling on flavored
             428      snuff.
             429          168. Unlawful Provision of Identifiable Prescription Information - to study whether to
             430      make it a class B misdemeanor to provide, sell, exchange, purchase, obtain, or use identifiable
             431      prescription information for a commercial purpose, except as may be permitted (H.B. 104).
             432          169. Utah Supreme Court Terms - to study the appointment of justices to the Utah
             433      Supreme Court on a staggered term basis so that only one comes up for retention election
             434      every two years.
             435          170. Access and Improvements to Fisheries - to study how to establish an agreement
             436      between the Division of Wildlife Resources and property owners to provide access and
             437      improvements to fisheries.
             438          171. Agriculture Services Area - to study whether to allow an agriculture services
             439      area.
             440          172. Application of Endangered Species Act - to study how to apply to the
             441      Endangered Species Act to species which are completely contained within the state and never
             442      cross state borders.
             443          173. Canal Safety - to study enacting a Canal Safety Act (1st Sub. S.B. 185).
             444          174. Duration of Deer Hunt - to study whether to change the duration of the general
             445      rifle deer hunt (H.B. 417).
             446          175. Environmental Quality Boards - to study modifying provisions to boards, and
             447      executive secretaries to boards, within the Department of Environmental Quality (S.B. 223).
             448          176. Fire Funding - to study wildland fire and School and Institutional Trust Lands
             449      Administration wildfire funding issues.

             450          177. Groundwater Protest and Studies - to study issues relating to Millard County's
             451      legal defense of its groundwater protests, and the ongoing USGS groundwater studies in Snake
             452      Valley.
             453          178. Hunting by Grazing Associations - to study whether to provide conservation
             454      hunting permits to grazing associations.
             455          179. Sand and Gravel - to study the classification of sand and gravel.
             456          180. Solid Waste Classification - to study the approval process used to determine
             457      solid waste facility classifications.
             458          181. Stream Access - to study and explore the possibility of forming cooperative
             459      fishing management units.
             460          182. Surface Owner Protection - to study procedures for an operator to follow when
             461      conducting an oil or gas operation (H.B. 309).
             462          183. Tire Recycling Fee Distribution - to study the distribution of funds from the Tire
             463      Recycling fee, and the fairness of participation and contribution to the fund.
             464          184. Waste Reduction and Recycling - to study a state waste reduction and recycling
             465      program.
             466          185. Water Authority Project - to study issues related to the Southern Nevada Water
             467      Authority Groundwater Development Project.
             468          186. Water Right Change Requests - to study modifications to the process for
             469      changing water rights (S.B. 99).
             470          187. Water Rights and River Recreation - to study water rights related to recreation
             471      on Utah rivers.
             472          188. Applying the National Electrical Code - to study whether to require the Public
             473      Service Commission, in determining provisions for electrical service connections by an
             474      electrical corporation, to use the current state adopted National Electrical Code provision, and
             475      whether to allow alternative provisions if the commission determines they are just and
             476      reasonable (H.B. 411).
             477          189. Energy Cost Recovery and Renewable Energy - to study cost recovery for

             478      various forms of energy and renewable energy goals (S.B. 131).
             479          190. Enhanced 911 Requirements - to study enhanced 911 requirements for multi-line
             480      telephone systems (S.B. 72).
             481          191. Net Metering - to study and propose potential adjustments to the net metering
             482      laws to address the higher cost of renewable energy.
             483          192. Utility Undergrounding - to study whether to provide funding for the purpose of
             484      undergrounding power lines through a local option franchise tax authority in older urbanized
             485      municipalities.
             486          193. Utilization of Department of Technology Services by State Agencies - to study
             487      the "decoupling" of the Department of Technology Services from mandatory usage by state
             488      agencies wishing to utilize other technology services from other companies or agencies
             489      through RFP.
             490          194. Administrative Fees Account - to study issues related to the Sales Tax
             491      Administrative Fees Account.
             492          195. Appeal to Utah Population Estimates Committee - to study whether to authorize
             493      a county, city, or town to appeal its population for certain sales and use tax purposes to the
             494      Utah Population Estimates Committee (H.B. 139).
             495          196. Determination of Sale Origin - to study and determine when a sale, other than a
             496      sale of tangible personal property, is in the state.
             497          197. District Taxing Authority - to study the taxing authority for water conservancy
             498      districts.
             499          198. Flat Tax - to study the impact of moving from graduated income tax brackets to
             500      a flat tax on education and the General Fund.
             501          199. Local Option Sales and Use Tax Terminology - to study the terminology used in
             502      local option sales and use taxes to refer to local governments and whether greater uniformity
             503      can be achieved in the use of the terminology.
             504          200. Localized Taxes - to study sales and use taxes within a geographic area that is
             505      smaller than a county, city, or town.

             506          201. Municipal Taxes and PILT Funding - to study a municipal services tax and
             507      Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding.
             508          202. Property Tax Exemption - to study whether to change certain qualifications for
             509      the residential property tax exemption (H.B. 182).
             510          203. Property Tax Valuation - to study whether to change the valuation of certain
             511      property under the Property Tax Act (H.B. 322).
             512          204. Recreational Vehicle Taxes - to study tax equity on the rental of recreational
             513      vehicles.
             514          205. Special Group License Plate Regulation - to study the regulation of special group
             515      license plates by State Tax Commission rule instead of legislative action, with sunset language
             516      for those which fail to meet goals.
             517          206. Tax Increases Not Approved by Voters - to study whether to allow tax increases
             518      not approved by voters to be subject to referendum and initiative procedures.
             519          207. Tax Notice Modifications - to study whether tax notices should be modified to
             520      provide more information, including the percentage of increase or decrease, the date and type
             521      of approval, and the time and location of public hearings.
             522          208. Transmitting Local Tax Ordinances - to study whether counties, cities, and
             523      towns should be required to provide their sales and use tax ordinances to the State Tax
             524      Commission.
             525          209. Transportation Taxes - to study the taxing authority for local option sales and
             526      use taxes for transportation.
             527          210. Use Tax for Electronic Waste - to study and review a use tax to cover recycling
             528      costs up front for electronic waste, computers, cell phones, DVD players, VCR's, etc.
             529          211. Wind Farm Siting and Taxes - to study the siting of wind farms and whether to
             530      assess an excise tax on wind energy similar to the severance tax on minerals.
             531          212. Part-Time Employee Health Care Costs - to study the effects of pro rating the
             532      health care costs of part-time employees.
             533          213. Retirement Issues Related to Part-Time Employees - to study the effect of

             534      part-time employees who work full time the last few years of their careers.
             535          214. B and C Road Maintenance Funding - to study whether current B and C road
             536      funds are adequate to cover the maintenance costs of those roads.
             537          215. Class B and C Road Bids - to study bid limits for class B and class C road
             538      maintenance or construction projects.
             539          216. Contract Passenger Carriers - to study the regulation of contract passenger
             540      carriers and other provisions of H.B. 152.
             541          217. County Emissions Penalties - to study the penalties assessed by local
             542      governments on emissions testing businesses that violate emissions testing procedures,
             543      including a potential cap on penalties and fine amounts.
             544          218. Deferring Road Maintenance - to study the impact of the deferring of routine
             545      maintenance of arterial and collector roads.
             546          219. Determining Local Transportation Needs - to study and review the current means
             547      of determining the transportation needs of a community, including cost and capacity measures,
             548      and ways to improve these determinations.
             549          220. Emissions - to study statewide vehicle emissions requirements and examine the
             550      possibility of incentivizing vehicle owners in rural counties to meet emissions standards
             551      required in Wasatch Front counties.
             552          221. Emissions and Maintenance Incentives - to study whether to provide incentives
             553      to counties where an emissions inspection and maintenance program is not required or
             554      necessary to adopt similar standards as counties that have an inspection and maintenance
             555      program.
             556          222. Fair Appraisal Services for Rights-of-Way - to study fair practices for equitable
             557      and proper appraisal services when the state is in the process of acquiring rights-of-way and
             558      condemning properties for state use.
             559          223. Impact of Impound Law - to study the impact of H.B. 151, Motor Vehicle
             560      Revisions, 2008 General Session, including how many vehicles have been impounded due to
             561      its passage into law.

             562          224. Impact of Requests for Special Group License Plates - to study how to address
             563      the many requests for special group licenses, poor fund-raising, and the administrative burden
             564      of accommodating plate usage.
             565          225. Information on Driver Licenses and Registration - to study whether to place zip
             566      codes on driver licenses and whether to place an individual's address on the vehicle
             567      registration.
             568          226. Lane Mile Distribution Formula for Local Transportation Funding - to study the
             569      adequacy of the current lane mile distribution formula in funding transportation needs in a
             570      community and whether there is a better measure of capacity that more accurately reflects
             571      transportation need, including lane miles traveled per lane mile, an assessment of arterial roads
             572      in a community, or another measure.
             573          227. Motor Vehicle Owner or Operator Security - to study the enforcement of the
             574      requirement to have owners' or operators' security for a motor vehicle that is operated on a
             575      highway in Utah.
             576          228. Operating Bicycles and Mopeds - to study the operation of bicycles and mopeds
             577      on roadways (H.B. 424).
             578          229. Public Transit Districts - to study whether to allow public transit districts to
             579      establish, finance, and participate as a limited partner in a development with limited liabilities,
             580      to construct, improve, maintain, or operate a transit-oriented development or transit-supportive
             581      development, or to assist in the economic development of areas in proximity of transit
             582      facilities (S.B. 272).
             583          230. Railroad Crossing Amendments - to study potential changes to railroad and
             584      railroad crossing laws.
             585          231. Special Group License Plate Issues - to study funding of special group license
             586      plates, eliminating underused plates, and the approval process.
             587          232. Special Group License Plates - to study whether to place a cap on the number of
             588      special group license plates.
             589          233. Special Olympics License Plate - to study the creation of a Special Olympics

             590      License Plate.
             591          234. Surplus State Vehicles - to study privatization of the sale of surplus state
             592      vehicles.
             593          235. Tangible Personal Property Definition - to study and determine whether the
             594      definition of tangible personal property should include carpeting (S.B. 27).
             595          236. Arts and Museum Funding - to study ways to fund arts and museums in the
             596      state.
             597          237. Community Development and Renewal Agency - to study various revisions to
             598      community development and renewal agency statutes, including the allocation of 20% of tax
             599      increment for housing (S.B. 197).
             600          238. Military Installation Development Authorities - to study military installation
             601      development authorities -- what they are and the extent of their powers.
             602          239. Notification of Misuse of Information or Identity Fraud - to study Department of
             603      Workforce Services' notification of employers of practices that could constitute misuse of
             604      personal identifying information or identity fraud.
             605          240. Venture Capital - to study issues related to Utah venture capital.
             606          241. Exemptions for Cedar Band - to study whether to exempt certain transactions on
             607      Cedar Band reservation land from specified taxes imposed under state law (S.B. 207).
             608          242. Native American Economies - to study economic opportunities for Native
             609      American communities.
             610          243. Capital Outlay - to study capital outlay funding equalization.
             611          244. Government Functions and Budgeting - to study the creation of a bi-partisan
             612      task force to develop a list of core government functions and the implementation of a new
             613      system of performance and budgeting.
             614          245. State Agency Budgets - to study zero based budgets for state agencies (H.B.
             615      392).
             616          246. Vacation Leave Policies - to study and conduct an analysis of sick and vacation
             617      leave policies versus paid time off.

             618          247. Privatizing State Parks - to study and review a report, prepared by the
             619      Department of Natural Resources' internal audit team, of the potential costs and benefits of
             620      privatizing or outsourcing state park operations, including a list of six potential park
             621      candidates likely for privatization.
             622          248. Notification of Bill Hearing Change - to study ways to alert the public when a
             623      bill posted on a committee agenda will not be heard.
             624          249. Public Meeting Agendas - to study whether to require a "tentative agenda" at
             625      least 72 hours prior to a public meeting, and leaving in place the current 24-hour notice
             626      requirement for a final agenda.

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