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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 2011 legislative interim;
15 . directs interim committees assigned these studies to study and make
16 recommendations for legislative action to the 59th Legislature before the 2012
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 staff
20 to respond to the assigned studies.
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 by committees of the Legislature;
28 WHEREAS, the 59th 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 2012 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. Lapsing Funds - to study issues related to money lapsing in restricted accounts.
39 2. Alcohol Law.
40 3. Alcoholic Beverage Control Act Fees - to study whether tiered fees under the
41 Alcoholic Beverage Control Act for the renewal of full-service restaurant licenses should be
42 modified to a flat fee.
43 4. Building Energy Codes - to study the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
44 (IECC) amendments for both residential and commercial buildings and review the 2012 IECC.
45 5. Commercial Breeders - to study issues related to commercial breeder regulations
46 (H.B. 124).
47 6. Condominiums - to study amendments to current law governing condominiums
48 (H.B. 117).
49 7. Construction Trades - to study amendments to the Utah Construction Trades
50 Licensing Act (S.B. 182).
51 8. Exercise Physiologists - to study and review the licensing of exercise physiologists.
52 9. Fit Premises - to study modifications to the Utah Fit Premises Act (S.B. 154).
53 10. Illegal Alien Cost/Benefit Analysis - to study how to quantify the costs and
54 contributions of illegal aliens in Utah.
55 11. In-House Financing Credit Reporting Requirements - to study whether to require
56 companies that do in-house financing, including payday lenders, to report to the three major
57 credit reporting agencies.
58 12. Independent Contractors - to study and review independent contractor
60 13. Mobile Home Park Law - to study changes to the Mobile Home Park Residency
62 14. Moving the Division of Securities - to study whether to move the Division of
63 Securities into the Department of Insurance.
64 15. Non-Compete Contracts - to study non-compete contracts between employers and
65 employees, how broad their potential scope may be, and whether the state's current statutory
66 process makes it impossible for an employee who has been RIF'd to find gainful employment.
67 16. Sampling of Alcoholic Beverages - to study the sampling of alcoholic beverages
68 by retail licensees (S.B. 81).
69 17. State-owned Liquor Stores - to study the privatization of state-owned liquor stores.
70 18. Test Driving Vehicles - to study issues related to motor vehicle liability coverage
71 on a motor vehicle owned by a motor vehicle dealer (H.B. 227).
72 19. Unemployment Rate Impact - to study the impact of the increasing unemployment
73 rate on businesses.
74 20. Unfair Competition Between School and Government Child Care and Private
75 Child Care - to study unfair competition between school and government-based child care
76 businesses and private, licensed child care providers, who are forced to compete with their own
77 tax dollars while the school and government-based businesses are not required to meet the
78 same regulations.
79 21. Wages - to study prevailing wages and the effect they have on the economy.
80 22. Workers' Compensation Insurance - to study workers' compensation insurance for
81 children working under a parent's direction.
82 23. Adult Education - to study and review the funding of adult education.
83 24. Algebra and Geometry Pilot Program - to study whether to provide a pilot program
84 for honors algebra and geometry (S.B. 179).
85 25. Bullying in Elementary and Secondary Schools - to study the impact of bullying,
86 cyber bullying, harassment, sexual battery, sexual exposure, and related behaviors in
87 elementary and secondary schools, and its impact on education (H.J.R. 27, S.B. 304).
88 26. Deaf and Blind Education - to study the education of Utah's deaf and blind
90 27. Disparities in Per-FTE Student Funding - to study the disparity in the per-FTE
91 student funding among the institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education and the
92 retention rates, graduation rates, length of time to achieve graduation, and other factors that
93 may impact the disparity.
94 28. Division I Basketball Schedule Requirements - to study whether to require
95 Division I in-state schools to play at least three in-state schools per year in basketball, with at
96 least one in-state game required to be an away game.
97 29. Education Funding Allocation - to study and review ways to change education
98 funding allocation methodology (H.B. 123).
99 30. Education on Federal Government Powers - to study whether instruction in
100 American history and government should include a study of the limited powers of the federal
101 government as provided in the United States Constitution and the Tenth Amendment to the
103 31. Education to Prepare for the Workforce - to study methods to correct the
104 misalignment between postsecondary education and employer needs, and examine the
105 development of online tools to assist.
106 32. Financial Literacy - to study the teaching of financial literacy in public schools and
107 the impact of financial and economic literacy legislation in recent years.
108 33. High School Graduation Requirements - to study the effectiveness of core high
109 school graduation requirements.
110 34. Higher Education Remediation - to study whether to provide higher education
111 remediation courses and requirements online prior to college enrollment.
112 35. Independent Schools - to study how a public school may attain greater authority
113 over the school's budget, staffing, and curriculum upon an election of the parents of the
114 school's students.
115 36. International Baccalaureate Program Values - to study and either confirm or dispel
116 concerns regarding whether the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate program teaches
117 values or is not in keeping with or materially differs from Utah's and the nation's values and
119 37. Legislation Implementing Resolution on Education Governance - to study and
120 prepare legislation addressing S.J.R. 9, Joint Resolution - Governance of Public and Higher
121 Education, which would make the Governor responsible for the general control and supervision
122 of public education.
123 38. Math Instruction - to study a proposal to provide a pilot program for incentives for
124 Singapore math instruction.
125 39. Office of Education - to study the functions of the Utah State Office of Education.
126 40. Options Regarding Lowest Performing Schools - to study whether to dissolve the
127 lowest performing schools and provide their management through an RFP, where the top two
128 bidders would then be selected by the parents of the children in that school.
129 41. Preschools in Elementary and Junior High Schools - to study preschools in
130 elementary and junior high schools and whether they compete with private enterprise (H.B.
132 42. Professional Development Days - to study and review the cost effectiveness of
133 public school professional development days and activities statewide.
134 43. School Busing - to study whether to base school busing on the age of the student.
135 44. School Districts Increasing Voted Leeway Property Tax Rate - to study whether to
136 allow a school district to increase its voted leeway property tax rate.
137 45. School Funding - to study public and charter school funding and the WPU.
138 46. School Restructuring - to study whether to require the restructuring of a school that
139 receives failing grades for two consecutive years.
140 47. School Seismic Hazard Inventory - to study whether to create a Utah Schools
141 Seismic Hazard Inventory (H.B. 367).
142 48. School Supplies - to study ways to allow a school or teacher to invite students to
143 furnish, on a voluntary basis, school supplies for the student's own use (H.J.R. 8).
144 49. Secondary Math Requirements - to study high school math requirements versus
145 college readiness.
146 50. Small School Funding - to study public education funding for smaller schools.
147 51. State Board of Education and Local School Board Election Process - to study and
148 investigate whether to change the year in which the election takes place and investigate
149 methods for nomination to the primary or general ballot, including direct election or
150 nominating committees consisting of members of school community councils, for each district.
151 52. Student ID - to study the consolidation of student identification numbers.
152 53. Technology as an Educational Tool - to study technology as an education teaching
153 tool, how and when it should be used, how many children it should serve per dollar spent, at
154 what age or grade it is best used, and how often it should be reviewed to make sure it is
156 54. Textbook Fairness - to study competition among publishers for higher education
157 textbooks (H.B. 377).
158 55. Advisory Opinions - to study advisory opinions issued by the Independent
159 Legislative Ethics Commission (H.J.R. 5).
160 56. Public Officers' and Employees' Ethics - to study Title 67, Chapter 16, Utah Public
161 Officers' and Employees' Ethics Act.
162 57. Attorney General Appointment - to study whether to change the Utah Constitution
163 to have the position of Utah Attorney General be an appointed position.
164 58. Ballot Bias - to study how to change statewide elections to eliminate ballot bias
165 through a rotation of different ballots by precinct.
166 59. Birth Date as Private Record - to study whether the month and day of a date of
167 birth on a voter registration record should be classified as a private record.
168 60. Campaign Contributions - to study whether to impose limits on campaign
169 contributions (H.B. 164).
170 61. Candidate Party Affiliation - to study issues related to a candidate for public office
171 being nominated by more than one political party (H.B. 176).
172 62. Cost Savings in State Government - to study cost savings in state government,
173 including allowing state agencies to use sources other than the Division of Technology
174 Services and the Division of Fleet Services if they can show that they can save money through
175 using their own employees and/or the private sector to save money.
176 63. County Classification - to study the classification of urban and rural counties (S.B.
178 64. Daylight Savings Time - to study whether to eliminate daylight savings time.
179 65. Election Law - to study annual clean up election law legislation.
180 66. Gold and Silver as Legal Tender - to study the implementation of gold and silver
181 coins as legal tender (H.B. 317).
182 67. Government Records - to study and review access to government records,
183 including what constitutes a government record (H.B. 477).
184 68. GRAMA - to study issues related to the Government Records Access and
185 Management Act.
186 69. Information Sharing Related to Immigration - to study issues related to state
187 employees sharing immigration-related information within and across state agencies.
188 70. Legal Notices - to study issues related to the publication of statutorily required
189 legal notices (S.B. 85).
190 71. Legislative Ethics - to study whether legislative ethics laws should apply to
192 72. Listing Candidates on a Ballot - to study current and alternative methods used to
193 determine the order that candidates are listed on a ballot.
194 73. Municipal and County Powers Related to Advertising - to study whether to modify
195 a municipal or a county legislative body's power to prohibit or regulate a temporary
196 advertisement sign (H.B. 197).
197 74. Municipal Service Funds - to study constitutional concerns with counties setting
198 different rates for incorporated and unincorporated areas including police services.
199 75. National Popular Vote - to study whether to enter into a compact with other states
200 that would recognize the outcome of a presidential election as determined by a national popular
201 vote (H.B. 252).
202 76. Nullification Laws - to study the rights of state nullification laws.
203 77. Online Public and Legal Notices - to study and review ways to simplify and
204 centralize online public and legal notices and make a report of findings to the Business and
205 Labor Interim Committee.
206 78. Party Election Qualification Window - to study whether to expand the party
207 qualification window for general elections from two years to four years in Utah Code
208 Subsections 20A-8-101(1), 20A-8-101(4)(a), and 20A-8-102(1).
209 79. Payment Methods Accepted by the Utah Housing Corporation - to study payment
210 methods accepted by the Utah Housing Corporation and whether they should be expanded to
211 include wire transfers.
212 80. PILT Money Distribution - to study the appropriate distribution of state and federal
213 PILT money to counties.
214 81. Post Employment Benefits for Elected Officials - to study the post employment
215 benefits available to certain elected officials (2nd Substitute H.B. 331).
216 82. Preferential Balloting - to study issues related to preferential balloting.
217 83. Rural Programs - to study rural definitions for state programs and functions.
218 84. State Agency Consolidation - to study whether state agencies should be
219 consolidated and, if so, to study which ones should be consolidated.
220 85. State Agency Cost Savings - to study whether to allow state agencies to use goods
221 and services not provided by the state if the state agency can show cost savings to the state
222 agency (H.B. 461).
223 86. State Contracts Awarded to Out-of-State Companies - to study the effects on the
224 state budget of state contracts being awarded to out-of-state companies.
225 87. State Employee Immigration Information - to study whether to require state
226 employees to notify an employer of immigration information.
227 88. State Political Parties - to study whether state political parties should retain their
228 political party status with the state for a longer period than the two years currently provided by
230 89. State Sovereignty Intrusions - to study and review federal intrusions into the
231 sovereignty and jurisdiction of the state of Utah over the past decade, including major
232 intrusions prior to that time frame.
233 90. State Use Program - to study the benefits of the State Use Program outlined in
234 Utah Code Section 63G-6-425.
235 91. Verification of Candidate Qualifications - to study whether to require an election
236 filing officer to ensure that a person who files a declaration of candidacy for an elected office
237 meets the legal qualifications for the elective office (H.B. 472).
238 92. Voted Leeway Program - to study changes to the state supported voted leeway
240 93. Voter Information Pamphlet - to study whether there are better, more cost effective
241 ways to distribute the voter information pamphlet and to study the type of information in the
242 pamphlet and if changes would be helpful.
243 94. Voter Registration - to study whether to purge voter rolls of non-voting citizens
244 (H.B. 310).
245 95. Voter Registration Records - to study the privacy of voter registration information,
246 notice on forms, etc.
247 96. Voting Equipment - to study changes to election voting equipment.
248 97. Amendment to Health Waiver - to study whether to seek an amendment to the
249 New Choices Waiver that will not require individuals to leave their current residence to be
250 evaluated for the receipt of benefits under the waiver (H.B. 357).
251 98. Asbestos Rules - to study and review the Division of Air Quality's asbestos rules.
252 99. Chemical Restrictions - to study whether to ban the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA).
253 100. Community Mental Health Treatment - to study issues related to assertive
254 community mental health treatment pilot program (H.B. 234).
255 101. Controlled Substances Database - to study the feasibility of allowing doctors and
256 pharmacists to add notes on a patient to the controlled substances database.
257 102. Coordinating Medicaid Program - to study consolidating and better coordinating
258 the Medicaid program for the agencies involved, including health, human services, and
259 workforce services.
260 103. Costs and Resources for Serving the Mentally Disabled - to study the detailed per
261 person cost for residents of the Utah State Development Center, private intermediate care
262 facilities for the mentally retarded, and a range of community-based providers of programs and
263 services for the disabled.
264 104. Double Counting Due to Transfers Between Departments - to study and identify a
265 budgeting method to remove the double counting in Medicaid due to transfers between the
266 Department of Health and other state agencies.
267 105. Health Care Quality - to study and explore whether to move away from
268 fee-for-service payments to pay for quality.
269 106. Health Care Related Infections - to study whether to require health care facilities
270 to provide data on health care associated infections (1st Sub. H.B. 355).
271 107. Health Disparities Among Population Groups - to study the impact of health
272 disparities, including the differences in incidence, prevalence, mortality, and the burden of
273 disease and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups, social
274 determinants of health, including the condition in which people are born, grow, live, work, and
275 age, and health care systems used for different groups in Utah.
276 108. High Medicaid System Use - to study the geo mapping of those who frequently
277 utilize the Medicaid system and use the information for preventative purposes.
278 109. Immunizations - to study issues related to RSV immunizations.
279 110. Increasing Office of Recovery Services Collections - to study the role and
280 efficiency of the Office of Recovery Services and whether to direct the Department of Health
281 and the Department of Workforce Services to develop a list of options for expansions in the
282 areas of collections, such as requiring insurers to share benefit information for all medical
283 assistance to increase collections and cost avoidance.
284 111. Interagency Committee on Health Disparities - to study whether to establish an
285 interagency coordinating advisory committee on health disparities and economic
286 self-sufficiency (S.B. 192).
287 112. Lyme Disease Risk in Utah - to study whether to have the Department of Health
288 review the threats and risks of lyme disease in Utah, report on the current status of the disease
289 in the state, and what potential preventive measures or preparations the state may want to
291 113. Medicaid Statute Review and Consolidation - to study and review Medicaid
292 statutes for clarification in assigned responsibilities, desired policy direction, and agency
293 interactions and consider raising all the statutes relating to Medicaid from chapter level in
294 statute to a separate title and consolidate all related statutes within that title.
295 114. Medical Harm Disclosure - to study the development of a Medical Harm
296 Disclosure Act.
297 115. Medical Insurance Coverage for Older Disabled Children - to study whether to
298 provide medical insurance coverage requirements for parents of a child age 18-26 with a
300 116. Medicare Recommendations - to study the five recommendations from the Henry
301 J. Kaiser Foundation's September 2009 report on Medicare and provide options for
302 implementation in the Medicaid program.
303 117. Miners Hospital Trust Fund - to study the specific use of the Miners Hospital
304 Trust Fund related to benefits provided to disabled miners, and to study optimum uses of the
305 distribution from that trust.
306 118. Patient Access - to study issues related to patient access reform (S.B. 294).
307 119. Pharmacy Practices Related to Substitutions - to study in what circumstances a
308 therapeutic substitution may be substituted for a therapeutic prescription drug and whether to
309 require the purchaser and the prescribing practitioner to authorize the substitution (H.B. 321).
310 120. Physician Self-Referral - to study the practice of physicians engaged in
311 "self-referrals" for imaging, including MRI, CAT Scans, etc., to facilities in which they own a
312 financial investment (S.B. 91).
313 121. Prescription Drug Misuse - to study prescription drug misuse and abuse, its
314 impact on the state, and methods to reduce negative impacts.
315 122. Second Parent Adoption - to study second parent adoption in limited
316 circumstances (H.B. 108).
317 123. Serving Deaf and Blind Children - to study the best methods for serving deaf and
318 blind children.
319 124. Supervision of Cosmetic Procedures - to study the medical supervision of
320 cosmetic medical procedures.
321 125. Utah State Hospital Issues - to study the relationship between the Utah State
322 Hospital and local mental health authorities, the privatization of the Utah State Hospital, the
323 future of the children's wing at the Utah State Hospital, and gaps in the community-based
324 mental health system.
325 126. 911 Calls - to study restrictions on the release of 911 calls.
326 127. Arbitration - to study issues related to arbitration reform.
327 128. Bail Bond Process - to study the bail bond process and sureties qualifications
328 (H.B. 370).
329 129. Cell Phone Use While Driving - to study restrictions on those under 18 using a
330 cell phone while driving.
331 130. Convict Releases - to study the release of convicts without proper identification
332 and other critical documents.
333 131. Criminal Procedures - to study and review potential changes to criminal
334 procedures (H.B. 442).
335 132. Custody Evaluations - to study custody evaluations and the impact of their
336 prohibitive costs.
337 133. Debt Penalties - to study penalties for persons who incur debt with a number of
338 vendors within a limited period of time and do not repay the vendors.
339 134. Determining Professional Competency to Testify in a Criminal Trial - to study
340 the process for determining the professional competency of persons who testify regarding the
341 mental competency or incompetency of a defendant in a criminal trial.
342 135. Divorce and Custody Cases - to study ways to streamline the handling of divorce
343 and custody cases in the courts to save time and taxpayer dollars.
344 136. Divorce Orientation - to study whether to require completion of a divorce
345 orientation class before a couple is allowed to file for divorce.
346 137. Domestic Violence - to study and review the elements of the offense of domestic
347 violence, how to ensure opportunities for a preliminary hearing or mediation, and to assess the
348 actual impact of a domestic violence situation on children.
349 138. Domestic Violence in the Presence of a Minor - to study changes to current law
350 regarding domestic violence in the presence of a minor (2011FL0742).
351 139. False Claims Act Changes - to study changes to the False Claims Act to provide
352 for qui tam actions for Medicaid fraud prevention in accordance with the Federal Deficit
353 Reduction Act of 2005 (S.B. 103).
354 140. Family Law - to study and conduct a comprehensive review of family law.
355 141. Foreclosure - to study how to address foreclosure-related issues, including
356 mediation (S.B. 80).
357 142. Funding for DUI Lab Testing - to study funding mechanisms for laboratory
358 testing in cases involving driving under the influence violations.
359 143. Gas Drive Off Law - to study how to change the law governing those who drive
360 away without paying for gasoline to the same approach as the bounced check law.
361 144. Gas Pumping Law - to study whether vehicles must be turned off when filling or
362 refilling with gasoline.
363 145. Guardianship - to study issues related to guardianship (H.B. 284).
364 146. Inmate Health Care Partnership - to study the development of a partnership on
365 inmate health care between University Hospital and the Department of Corrections.
366 147. Inmate Health Insurance - to study coverage by an individual's private health and
367 dental policies while the individual is an inmate or while the individual is in the custody of the
368 Department of Corrections or a county jail (H.B. 11).
369 148. Investigation Report Distribution - to study whether to provide presentence
370 investigation reports to victims, including process, content, and related victim services.
371 149. Jail Reimbursement and Contracting - to study issues related to jail
372 reimbursement and jail contracting (H.B. 153).
373 150. Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Resources - to study the return on investment for
374 resources provided to the attorney general's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the feasibility of
375 increased recoveries if the unit is provided with more resources.
376 151. National Instant Check System - to study and clarify standards relating to the
377 National Instant Check System, including state and federal standards that seem to differ on who
378 can be determined to be mentally ill and still be eligible at some point to receive a firearm.
379 152. No Fault Divorce - to study whether to eliminate no fault divorce, including the
380 impact of divorce on children, school performance, overall physical health, propensity for
381 criminal behavior, and propensity to marry and have children.
382 153. Parent Time/Shared Parenting - to study issues related to parent time and shared
384 154. Peace Officer Due Process and Accountability - to study issues related to
385 investigations of peace officers to ensure that they are receiving due process, accountability,
386 and rights under Garrity v. New Jersey, 385 U.S. 493, 1967 (H.B. 383).
387 155. Protective Orders - to study the issuance, modification, and enforcement of
388 protective orders between certain individuals who are, or have been, in a dating relationship
389 (H.B. 205).
390 156. Qualifying for Legal Aid - to study ways that an individual may still receive legal
391 aid even if the individual's court opponent has already received help from Legal Aid, and not
392 have it considered a conflict of interest for the state to provide the aid.
393 157. Registry for Those Convicted of Murdering a Police Officer - to study whether to
394 require anyone who has ever been convicted of murdering a police officer and is paroled to
395 register with the state so that future officers who may come in contact with these individuals
396 can be made aware and better protect themselves.
397 158. Removing Names from Registry - to study removal of names from the Sex
398 Offender and Kidnap Offender Registry (1st Sub. H.B. 389 and H.B. 281).
399 159. Sexual Contact with a Student - to study criminal penalties for sexual contact
400 with a student (2011FL0742).
401 160. Signature of Attending Physician - to study requirements related to obtaining the
402 signature of the attending physician in cases involving motor vehicle deaths.
403 161. Step therapy for pain management (H.B. 381).
404 162. Substances Posing a Risk to Public Health - to study the regulation of substances
405 whose use poses a risk to human health when the substances become known during the interim
406 between legislative sessions.
407 163. Tobacco and Nicotine Candy - to study whether to ban tobacco and nicotine
408 candy (H.B. 170).
409 164. Visitation Rights of Grandparents - to study Utah Code Section 30-5-2, Visitation
410 Rights of Grandparents, to determine how to strengthen parental rights so that grandparents
411 cannot cause undo hardship and burdens on a parent who has lost a spouse and is trying to raise
412 children properly.
413 165. Clean Air - to study clean air and emissions issues.
414 166. Fusion Centers - to study oversight of fusion centers.
415 167. Injection of Greenhouse Gases - to study the ownership and operation of
416 subsurface pore space for injection of greenhouse gases.
417 168. Interbasin Transfers - to study issues related to interbasin transfers of water.
418 169. Petroleum Storage Tank Fund - to study issues related to the Petroleum Storage
419 Tank Fund, including how to move everyone in the plan to private insurance.
420 170. Predator Control - to study funding issues related to predator control (S.B. 84).
421 171. Rainwater Harvesting - to study whether to regulate the types of underground and
422 above ground storage containers that can be used when collecting rainwater.
423 172. Regulation of Fuel Manufactured and Sold in Utah - to study whether to require
424 that if fuel is manufactured and sold in Utah, it is not subject to federal tax and regulation.
425 173. Reports to the Environmental Protection Agency - to study the process for
426 reviewing Total Maximum Daily Load reports before submission to the Environmental
427 Protection Agency.
428 174. Snow Canyon State Park Transfer - to study the transfer of Snow Canyon State
429 Park to Washington County.
430 175. State Air Quality - to study what has been done by the state in the past, what is
431 being done now, and what can be done in the future to improve statewide air quality, including
432 an analysis of what has been done by other governmental and nonprofit organizations, to
433 include possible legislative action.
434 176. Use of Canal or Ditch - to study whether to require a person to negotiate in good
435 faith to form a contract before using or enlarging another person's canal or ditch to convey
436 water (S.B. 108).
437 177. Utah Lands Protection - to study whether to prohibit the Division of Forestry,
438 Fire and State Lands from materially changing the management of or selling of sovereign lands
439 (H.B. 380).
440 178. Electric Generation Capacity - to study the state's electric generation capacity for
441 the next five to ten years, including expected new load, expected new transmission line needs,
442 and other factors.
443 179. Energy Cost Recovery - to study issues related to energy cost recovery and
444 renewable energy (S.B. 190).
445 180. Fiscal impact of extractive industries on state revenues.
446 181. Infrastructure Expansion Fund - to study ways to provide renewable electrical
447 energy to underserved communities and to provide electrical capacity for large commercial
448 projects when communities don't currently have the infrastructure.
449 182. Natural Gas Infrastructure Expansion - to study ways to fund natural gas
450 infrastructure expansion (S.B. 74).
451 183. Office of Energy Development - to study and review the proposed organization of
452 the Office of Energy Development.
453 184. Pipeline Safety - to study improvements to state pipeline safety law.
454 185. Power Lines - to study ways to fund the burying of power lines (H.B. 286).
455 186. Siting of Utility Facilities - to study and review the process for siting utility
456 facilities (H.B. 49).
457 187. Utility Payment Assistance - to study whether to require that a gas or electric
458 corporation obtain a customer's permission before billing the customer for low-income
459 assistance program funding (H.B. 332).
460 188. Utility Revisions - to study utility revisions on service areas between parties (S.B.
462 189. Exemption from Personal Use Tax - to study whether to provide an exemption
463 from personal use tax so that individuals would only need to declare and pay taxes on amounts
464 greater than $400.
465 190. Exemption from Use Taxes - to study an exemption from filing or paying use
466 taxes on the first $200 in use tax liability.
467 191. Hiring Homeless Tax Credit - to study whether a state tax credit for hiring
468 homeless people will increase hiring of homeless people and reduce reliance on public
470 192. Income Tax Brackets - to study whether to adjust the income tax brackets (H.B.
471 90, 2010 General Session).
472 193. Local Option Sales Tax Distribution - to study the distribution of local option
473 sales tax revenues (H.B. 135).
474 194. Off-highway Vehicle Tax Exemption - to study whether to exempt off-highway
475 vehicles that are used for agricultural purposes from property taxes even if the off-highway
476 vehicle is registered for recreational purposes.
477 195. Oil and Gas Taxes - to study issues related to oil and gas severance taxes.
478 196. Property Tax Certificates - to study issues related to delinquent property tax
479 certificates (H.B. 105).
480 197. Rental Car Taxes - to study tax rates on rental cars.
481 198. Report on Tax Provisions - to study the State Tax Commission Report on Tax
482 Provisions (H.B. 126).
483 199. Tax Commission Levy Process - to study whether to enact a depository institution
484 data match system and a State Tax Commission levy process to collect certain amounts owed
485 by a delinquent taxpayer through the depository institution data match system (S.B. 17).
486 200. Tax Credit for Donation - to study whether to provide income tax credits for
487 donations to the Community Foundation Permanent Endowment Fund (H.B. 120).
488 201. Tax Exemption on Motor and Special Fuel Taxes - to study whether to exempt
489 certain transactions on Cedar Band reservation land from motor and special fuel taxes imposed
490 under state law (S.B. 122).
491 202. Tax Impact of Immigration Legislation - to study the net tax impact, including net
492 education funding impact, from immigration bills passed this session.
493 203. Taxing Services - to study whether to broaden the sales tax base by taxing certain
495 204. Use Tax on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles - to study whether to impose a highway
496 use tax for hybrid electric vehicles in lieu of a gas tax.
497 205. Driver Education Improvements - to study how to improve driver education
498 statewide to heavily emphasize the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence.
499 206. Ignition Interlocks - to study the effectiveness of ignition interlocks.
500 207. Motor Vehicle Registration and Insurance - to study issues related to motor
501 vehicle registration and insurance (H.B. 352).
502 208. Protecting Emergency and Highway Workers - to study proposals to better
503 protect emergency and highway workers.
504 209. Public Transit District Conflict of Interest - to study issues related to public
505 transit district conflicts of interest (H.B. 146).
506 210. Traffic Code - to study modifications to the traffic code (S.B. 240).
507 211. UTA Audit - to study whether to conduct an audit of the Utah Transit Authority.
508 212. UTA Board Elections - to study the election of UTA board members.
509 213. Waiting Times at DMV - to study how to address the waiting times for customers
510 at the state's branches of the Division of Motor Vehicles.
511 214. Arts and Culture Funding - to study the statewide funding of heritage arts and
513 215. Business Costs in Utah - to study what changes are needed for Utah to be ranked
514 #1 in the nation for business costs and thus attract more high paying jobs.
515 216. Disclosure of department after dissolution of a business.
516 217. Division of Housing and Community Development - to study the placement
517 within state government of the Division of Housing and Community Development.
518 218. Economic Development Regulatory Environment - to study what steps need to be
519 taken for Utah to rank as the nation's #1 economic development regulatory environment.
520 219. Eliminating the Department of Community and Culture - to study whether to
521 eliminate the Department of Community and Culture and how to consolidate and realign its
523 220. Enterprise Zone Funding - to study funding for a recycling enterprise zone.
524 221. Food Stamp Option - to study whether to provide a state food stamp food
525 program for a farmer's market.
526 222. Serving Ethnic/Minority Communities - to study how to serve Utah's
527 ethnic/minority community as the Office of Ethnic Affairs is transitioned.
528 223. Impact of Legislation on Families - to study Family Impact Statements, such as
529 fiscal notes and legal review notes, and analyze the impact of proposed legislation on families
530 and attach the statements to bills prior to consideration on the floor.
531 224. Legislative Session Format - to study the current legislative session format and
532 ways to increase effectiveness.
533 225. Design-build Procurement - to study the advisability of using design-build as a
534 method of state procurement.
535 226. Next-of-kin data in traffic accidents for purposes of notification.
536 227. Proper use of conservation hunting tags.
537 228. Repeal of licensure required for eyelash extension, hair braiding, and nail
538 painting (H.B. 430).
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