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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 2012 legislative interim;
15 . directs interim committees assigned these studies to study and make
16 recommendations for legislative action to the 59th Legislature before the 2013
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 2013 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. Internal Service Fund Oversight - to study legislative oversight of internal service
39 funds to reduce duplicate payments for services (H.B. 120).
40 2. Alcohol Amendments - to study whether to modify the Alcoholic Beverage Control
41 Act to change the number of available retail licenses (H.B. 270).
42 3. Alcohol Law Revisions - to study the need to make revisions to allow reasonable
43 access to alcohol (S.B. 75).
44 4. Alcohol Licensing - to study the definition of "premises" for purposes of an alcohol
46 5. Alcohol Regulation and Policy - to study the regulatory environment for alcohol
47 policy, including potential structural changes (H.B. 184).
48 6. Automobile Insurance Rate Determinations - to study the use of credit scores and
49 ratings to determine automobile insurance rates.
50 7. Bond Requirements for Motor Vehicle Dealers - to study the appropriate bond limit
51 requirements for motor vehicle dealers (H.B. 321).
52 8. Building Code Changes - to study changes to the commercial and residential
53 building codes (H.B. 262).
54 9. Businesses that Serve Alcohol - to study ways to create a pro business environment
55 regarding establishments that serve alcohol, and whether to remove the "zion curtain" wall
57 10. Condominium Amendments - to study issues related to condominiums, including
58 the role of the property rights ombudsman and mediation (1st Sub. H.B. 56).
59 11. Definition of Incidental Practice in Administrative Rules Governing Architects
60 and Engineers - to study whether to exclude certain subsections of administrative rules
61 regarding the definition of "incidental practice" in the Architect Licensing Act Rule and the
62 Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Act Rule from
63 reauthorization (H.B. 335).
64 12. Disaster Recovery Service Lien - to study whether to provide a lien on behalf of a
65 provider of disaster recovery services on proceeds payable from an insurance company that
66 covers damages caused by a disaster, the requirements for claiming a lien, the notice of a lien
67 to an insurance company, and lien enforcement (S.B. 288).
68 13. Employment Discrimination - to study the importance of economic development
69 measures related to employment discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of sexual
70 orientation, gender identity, or political speech or activity related to employment (S.B. 51).
71 14. Injured Worker Benefits - to study ways to coordinate the benefits paid by workers'
72 compensation and a group health insurance plan (S.B. 130).
73 15. Liquor Sampling - to study ways to provide for the sampling of liquor by a retail
74 licensee under certain circumstances (1st Sub. S.B. 119).
75 16. Payday Loan Disputes - to study whether to require local forums for settling
76 payday loan disputes.
77 17. Product Liability - to study whether a manufacturer should be held liable for a
78 product if the claimant fails to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant was
79 the actual manufacturer of the actual product that caused the harm (H.B. 413).
80 18. References to Gold and Precious Metals in the Utah Code - to study the manner in
81 which gold and other precious metals are addressed in Title 13, Chapter 32a, Pawnshop and
82 Secondhand Merchandise Transaction Information Act.
83 19. Regulation of Certain Businesses - to study whether gold-for-cash businesses,
84 pawn shops, and coin dealers should be regulated.
85 20. Scope of Practice - to study and review the scope of practice for occupations in the
86 health care field.
87 21. Subcontractors - to study and review concerns regarding subcontractors not
88 following laws and good practice.
89 22. Unincorporated Business Entities - to study uniform laws regarding
90 unincorporated business entities.
91 23. Academic Achievement Gaps - to study high quality preschool impacts on
92 academic achievement gaps for at risk students.
93 24. Alternatives to GED - to study whether to issue high school diplomas to adults and
94 those who do not graduate with the class instead of awarding a GED, to study the relative value
95 between a high school diploma and a GED in the employment marketplace, and to study how
96 to eliminate the GED in Utah and give diplomas instead, to give these students a higher value.
97 25. Charter School Local Replacement Funding - to study whether school districts
98 should contribute an amount equal to per pupil district property tax revenues for each resident
99 student enrolled in a charter school.
100 26. Charter School Mission and Online Education - to study whether a charter school
101 student should be denied permission to take an online course through the Statewide Online
102 Education Program because the charter school's mission is inconsistent with the online course.
103 27. Concurrent Enrollment - to study the current program structure, cost, delivery, and
104 coordination of public education and higher education.
105 28. Credit for Teacher Professional Development in Technology - to study options for
106 giving credit on the pay scale for teacher professional development in technology unrelated to
107 college credit.
108 29. Education Interim Committee Reports - to study whether one or more reports
109 required to be submitted to the Education Interim Committee should be discontinued.
110 30. Enhanced School Calendar Incentives - to study how to encourage school districts
111 and charter schools to utilize their buildings year round to extend calendars, and how to offer
112 teachers a 50% pay raise with no additional costs to taxpayers, with added benefits like paid
113 vacations, holidays, and classroom aids.
114 31. Financial Literacy - to study ways to promote financial literacy.
115 32. K-3 Class Size Reduction - to study caps on K-3 class sizes and class size
116 reduction line item accountability (S.B. 31).
117 33. Necessarily Existent Small Schools - to study the current distribution formula,
118 review cost differentials between small and isolated schools and other schools, and determine
119 the best funding mechanism.
120 34. Pay for Performance Impact on Student Achievement - to study the impact of
121 teacher pay for performance on student achievement and performance gains.
122 35. Professional Development Classes - to study the impact of enabling professional
123 development classes or tracks under "lanes compensation" schedules.
124 36. Public Education Funding - to study and carefully review the formulas currently in
125 use and determine if they are meeting the needs of the current education environment.
126 37. Public School Funding Criteria - to study how money is distributed to public
127 schools based on prior year enrollment, and whether public schools could receive funding
128 based on current year enrollment instead.
129 38. Quality Teacher Incentive - to study an incentive program to retain quality teachers
130 in the public schools.
131 39. School District and Charter School Postemployment Benefits - to study how
132 school districts and charter schools are addressing any continuing liability to provide
133 postemployment benefits to employees (H.B. 460).
134 40. School Funding - to study long term funding options for public education.
135 41. Sex Education Through Online Video Components - to study in collaboration with
136 the State Board of Education the delivery of online sex education through video components in
137 lieu of in-class instruction, with each component to be approved by the parents before the
138 student has access to the materials.
139 42. Specialized Student Counseling - to study ways to provide specialized career
140 college counseling, focusing on admissions and scholarships, for high school students (H.B.
142 43. Student-based Budgeting - to study whether to require a school district to
143 distribute certain revenues to schools in accordance with a weighted student formula and to
144 require a principal to determine how to use revenues available to the school to meet student
145 needs (H.B. 158).
146 44. Tuition Gap Program for Veterans - to study a tuition gap program for veteran
147 recipients of the federal Post 9/11 GI bill who run out of funds before completing a bachelor's
148 program (S.B. 44).
149 45. Absentee Ballot Deadlines - to study whether the deadline for absentee ballot
150 postmarks should be adjusted in light of service cutbacks at the post office.
151 46. Anonymous Campaign Contributions - to study whether to prohibit anonymous
152 campaign contributions and how a candidate should handle an anonymous contribution (1st
153 Sub. H.B. 493).
154 47. Application for a Convention - to study the process for applying to the United
155 States Congress, under Article V of the constitution, for a convention to propose an amendment
156 to the United States Constitution, and the selection, commission, and instructions for a delegate
157 to the convention.
158 48. Campaign Fund Use - to study whether county, municipal, and service district
159 candidates should be restricted in the personal use of campaign funds similar to state office
161 49. Candidate Replacement - to study whether the candidate replacement deadline
162 should be changed to better match other election deadlines.
163 50. Definition of Rural - to study the definition of "rural" as it pertains to the
164 classification of counties (H.B. 220).
165 51. Division of Fleet Operations - to study the privatization of the Division of Fleet
167 52. Election Code Changes - to study and review the annual list of election code policy
168 and clean-up issues.
169 53. Election Dates - to study whether special elections and primary municipal
170 elections should be held on the same day.
171 54. Emergency Authority for Election Official - to study whether, during a period of a
172 declared emergency where a short time frame for ballot transmission exists, the chief election
173 officer should have authority to designate alternative methods for handling absentee ballots to
174 ensure that all voters, including military and overseas voters, have the opportunity to vote.
175 55. Government Competition with Private Enterprise - to study what conditions
176 should be met before a government entity is allowed to engage in commercial activity (H.B.
178 56. Municipal Election Modifications - to study potential changes to municipal
179 elections processes (S.B. 283).
180 57. Municipal Ethics Act - to study revisions to the Municipal Ethics Act.
181 58. Municipal Statute Review - to study a recodification or clean up of Utah Code
182 Section 10-1-203 to comply with code drafting standards.
183 59. Open Legislative Caucuses - to study the importance of open caucus meetings and
184 conducting debate on bills on the floor of the House and Senate and not behind closed doors
185 (S.B. 45).
186 60. Political Party Affiliation - to study whether the Legislature wishes to amend or
187 delete the deadline for declaring political party affiliation.
188 61. Presidential Electors - to study whether to elect the president of the United States
189 by national popular vote rather than by the current electoral college process (1st Sub. H.B.
191 62. Prohibiting Funds from Fines and Forfeitures from Going to the Governmental
192 Entity Imposing the Fines - to study the prohibition of fines and forfeitures that fund the
193 governmental entity that imposes the fine or forfeiture, or whether to require that fines and
194 forfeitures go into a permanent fund, of which only the interest earnings of the fund may be
195 used for the budget of the government agency that imposes the fines, in order to prohibit the
196 fines and forfeitures from becoming an essential budget item for those entities.
197 63. Straight Party Vote - to study and evaluate the necessity of offering the straight
198 party ticket vote on election ballots.
199 64. Surplus Property Service - to study the privatization of surplus property service.
200 65. Uniform Code References - to study amendments to the Utah Code to ensure
201 uniformity in referencing department and division heads.
202 66. Unregistered Voter Ballots - to study the counting of provisional ballots of certain
203 unregistered voters (H.B. 145).
204 67. Assisted Outpatient Treatment - to study the creation of a procedure for ordering
205 assisted outpatient treatment.
206 68. Health Department Review - to study the Health Department's plan review and
207 inspection fees.
208 69. Indoor Clean Air Act and Third-Hand Smoke - to study third-hand smoke issues in
209 public vehicles shared by more than one person who does not smoke.
210 70. Inspector General - to study the Inspector General's scope of authority.
211 71. Local Drug Ordinances - to study whether to grant cities, towns, and counties the
212 authority to enact ordinances regulating newly developed illegal or illicit drugs.
213 72. Medicaid and Health Insurance coverage for a Legal Immigrant Child - to study
214 the removal of the five-year waiting period to provide Medicaid coverage and health insurance
215 coverage to a legal immigrant child (S.B. 111).
216 73. Medicaid Coverage - to study whether to bid out Medicaid medical coverage.
217 74. Medicaid Wellness - to study the development of a Medicaid Wellness program.
218 75. Obesity - to study legislative and policy actions other states have undertaken to
219 effectively address obesity and how government, citizens, and community and business leaders
220 implement policies that support individual efforts to make healthy lifestyle choices.
221 76. Parental Rights - to study the parental rights of biological fathers in cases of
222 adoption (H.B. 308).
223 77. Pharmacy Counseling - to study issues related to pharmacy patient counseling
224 (H.B. 165).
225 78. Physician Dispensing of Controlled Substances - to study systemic administration
226 and evaluation when expanding the scope of physician dispensing of controlled substances and
228 79. Prescription Drug Access in Rural Areas - to study whether to prohibit a third
229 party payor of prescription drug benefits from charging a patient higher copayments for a
230 prescription drug if the patient resides in a rural area of the state and chooses not to use an
231 out-of-state mail order pharmacy (H.B. 54).
232 80. Secondhand Smoke in Motor Vehicles - to study the health impacts of exposing
233 children to secondhand smoke in motor vehicles, including possible legislation to reduce
235 81. State Phone System - to study and review state phone system contracts to
236 determine the most efficient phone system possible that also meets the needs of employees,
237 legislators, and the public.
238 82. Adoption by a Co-parent - to study changes to the Utah Code regarding who may
239 adopt a child (S.B. 126).
240 83. Animal Rights - to study animal rights as a property rights interest.
241 84. Campus Safety - to study trespassing on property owned by a state institution of
242 higher education (H.B. 504).
243 85. Capital Punishment - to study and review the costs of incarceration for life, the
244 cost of decades of appeals, the emotional costs for those who must perform the execution, and
245 public opinion regarding capital punishment.
246 86. Children's Participation in Child Custody Proceedings - to study whether to reduce
247 the age from 16 to 14 for children who wish to express their opinion in child custody
248 proceedings (S.B. 139).
249 87. Consolidating Emergency Response Provisions - to study the need for, and
250 potential impact of, consolidating various sections of the existing Utah Code relating to
251 emergency responses.
252 88. Constable Amendments - to study jurisdictional issues related to constables.
253 89. Correctional Health Care - to study the cost and management of correctional health
254 care (H.B. 312, 2010 General Session).
255 90. Crisis Intervention Team Training - to study the training of all police officers in
256 crisis intervention and mental illness.
257 91. Domestic Asset Statute - to study what modifications can be made to Utah's
258 Domestic Asset Protection Trust statute to encourage Utah attorneys to use the statute rather
259 than take their clients to Nevada to settle trusts under Nevada's statute.
260 92. DVD and Blu-ray Sales to Minors When Original Content Rating is Altered - to
261 study DVD and Blu-ray sales to minors in situations where the rating given to a film is changed
262 from the theatrical "R" rated version to a "Not Rated" version for home video release, which
263 frequently contain adult content not included in the "R" version.
264 93. Enticing a Minor - to study whether to amend current laws regarding enticing a
265 minor to include solicitation, seducing, luring, or enticing even when the offender does not
266 ultimately engage in sexual activity with the minor (H.B. 79).
267 94. Gender Neutrality in Divorce Statute - to study the removal of language from the
268 divorce statute favoring one spouse over the other and providing for equal footing in property
269 matters (S.B. 146).
270 95. Governmental Immunities Amendments - to study how to amend the
271 Governmental Immunities Act to allow families to recover damages from the state.
272 96. Judicial Code - to study issues related to amendments to the Judicial Code.
273 97. Medical Malpractice Reform - to study Medical Malpractice Reform patterned
274 after Texas's "loser pays attorney fees" provision.
275 98. Offer of Judgment - to study a process for offers of judgment in civil cases (H.B.
277 99. Overseas Product Liability - to study and review Utah's product liability law to
278 address the increase in products being imported to the United States that may injure a Utah
280 100. Pornographic Material on Cable - to study the distribution of pornographic
281 material through cable television.
282 101. Shooting Range Targets - to study current prohibitions against utilizing targets
283 with a human form at public shooting ranges.
284 102. Voluntary Placement on Sex Offender Registry - to study whether individuals can
285 voluntarily place their names on the sex offender registry as part of an agreement with the
286 victim, or the victim's family, who would prefer not to go through a trial, and whether such a
287 "civil track" mechanism can be created.
288 103. Warrant Process - to study options on how the state may collect the $237,000 in
289 unpaid warrants, including by expanding the information in the statewide warrant system to
290 include additional agency databases in order to extrapolate data and find the most current
291 addresses of persons with outstanding warrants, and to allow the suspension of driver licenses
292 and the prohibition of the purchase of hunting and fishing licenses for failure to pay
293 outstanding warrants (1st Sub. S.B. 206).
294 104. Air Quality - to study and review public and private sector efforts to improve air
295 quality and review and suggest changes to state laws and regulations that could improve air
296 quality (H.B. 70).
297 105. Boating Speed - to study whether to restrict the speed of motorboats in certain
298 circumstances (H.B. 329).
299 106. Changes to a Water Right - to study the issues contained in S.B. 187, Change
300 Application Procedure, develop recommendations for the state engineer to follow in the
301 processing of change applications, and to study the process and the forum for determining the
302 amount of water available for change applications.
303 107. Emissions Inventory - to study and assess, in concert with state agencies, the
304 benefits and costs of a CO2 emissions inventory.
305 108. Geothermal and Mineral Rights - to study the relationship between geothermal
306 resource rights and mineral rights (H.B. 330).
307 109. Graywater - to study permitted uses of graywater.
308 110. Groundwater Transfers - to study Inter-basin groundwater transfers.
309 111. Impacts of Transition Away From Coal-Fired Power Generation - to study and
310 evaluate the economic impacts of transitioning away from Utah coal as the primary fuel source
311 for power production and at generating facilities in the state, and evaluate the impact of the loss
312 of federal lease royalties and payments, SITLA leases, and other impacts.
313 112. Public Lands History - to study all sources, histories, original documents, and all
314 court or other authoritative cites for President Andrew Jackson's December 4, 1833, statement
315 to the United States Senate, "the price of these lands shall be reduced and graduated, and that
316 after they have been offered for a certain number of years the refuse remaining unsold shall be
317 abandoned to the States and the machinery of our land system entirely withdrawn. It can not be
318 supposed the compacts intended that the United States should retain forever a title to lands
319 within the States which are of no value, and no doubt is entertained that the general interest
320 would be best promoted by surrendering such lands to the States".
321 113. Sale of Hunting and Fishing Licenses - to study Section 23-19-9.5 and other
322 provisions of the Wildlife Code that prohibit the division from selling hunting and fishing
323 licenses to certain individuals, and to consider instead an improved database that would allow
324 the division to enforce a penalty against persons who illegally purchase a hunting or fishing
326 114. Trail User Fee Permit - to study whether to issue trail use permits to
327 non-motorized users of trails.
328 115. Trust Lands Issues - to study and receive a report on school and institutional trust
329 lands issues from the Children's Land Alliance.
330 116. Utah Land and School Trust Funds - to study the protection of Utah lands and
331 school trust funds (1st Sub. H.B. 209 and amendment #2).
332 117. Executive Branch Technology Supply Process - to study the process used by the
333 Department of Technology Services to supply state agencies with technology equipment (2nd
334 Sub. H.B. 120).
335 118. Allocations to Schools - to study school allocations measured by property tax
336 (H.B. 507).
337 119. Computer Software Exemption - to study whether to provide a sales and use tax
338 exemption for certain computer software.
339 120. Court-imposed Taxes and Fines - to study fines, taxes, and financial issues
340 imposed by the courts.
341 121. Fair Market Value Determination - to study property tax determination of fair
342 market value when a property is subdivided.
343 122. Fees and Taxes - to study VOIP, franchise fees, telecommunications taxes, USF,
345 123. Law Enforcement Decertification - to study the decertification of law
346 enforcement if the majority violate the law or the constitution.
347 124. Medical Equipment Exemption - to study whether to provide a sales and use tax
348 exemption for certain medical machinery, equipment, or parts.
349 125. Motor Vehicle Titling - to study the Division of Motor Vehicles' process for
350 allowing a repair facility to issue a new title in the repair facility's name, deleting the
351 lienholder, if the lienholder does not pay, and the division's process for allowing towing
352 facilities to get title of a vehicle if towing and storage fees are not paid.
353 126. Sales Taxes at Hotels - to study sales taxes applied on items provided by a hotel
354 to a customer and the potential of a waiver because the products are being "resold" and the
355 sales tax is reflected in the room rate.
356 127. Small Brewers and Small Wineries - to study whether to provide a tax exemption
357 for small breweries and small wineries and how the businesses are defined.
358 128. Tax Commission Report on Tax Provisions - to study a report from the State Tax
359 Commission on certain tax provisions that is to be posted on the Utah Public Finance Website
360 (H.B. 138).
361 129. Tax to Bury Utility Lines - to study whether to allow a county's, city's, or town's
362 legislative body to impose a local sales and use tax to bury utility lines (H.B. 291 and 1st Sub.
363 H.B. 291).
364 130. Telecommunications Taxes - to study issues related to telecommunications taxes
365 and fees.
366 131. Disability for Peace Officers Injured in the Line of Duty - to study whether to
367 provide local peace officers additional benefits, including long-term disability, similar to state
368 peace officers under Section 67-19-27.
369 132. Impact of Federal Regulations - to study how the United States Department of
370 Labor's new regulations impact nongovernmental entities that contribute to the Utah
371 Retirement System.
372 133. Independent Entities Issues - to study what state services independent state
373 agencies should be allowed to use.
374 134. Naming a Designee for State Insurance Benefits - to study whether to allow state
375 employees to name an adult designee for insurance benefits in place of a spouse (1st Sub. H.B.
377 135. Public Employees Health Care - to study eligibility for public employee health
378 coverage (H.B. 64).
379 136. Risk Management Coverage for Independent Entities - to study how independent
380 entities are covered by insurance and what changes are needed to cover additional risks.
381 137. School District and Charter School Postemployment Benefits - to study how
382 school districts and charter schools are addressing any continuing liability to provide
383 postemployment benefits to employees.
384 138. Switching State Retirement Plans - to study whether the state will save money if
385 the state allows employees to switch from the Tier I retirement plan to Tier II on either a
386 one-time basis or with the choice to switch back and forth.
387 139. Termination of Employment for Retirement Eligibility - to study the requirement
388 that an employee terminate "all" employment with a URS-covered employer to be eligible to
389 retire (S.B. 265).
390 140. Tier II Retirement System Options for Tier I Employees - to study whether to
391 allow Tier I employees to opt-in to the Tier II retirement system.
392 141. Utah Retirement Systems Exemptions - to study whether Tier I Systems should
393 be amended to allow deputy directors and division heads to be excluded from the retirement
394 systems (2nd Sub. H.B. 256).
395 142. Applying Military Training and Experience to Commercial Driver License
396 Requirements - to study the federal requirements for a commercial driver license as
397 administered by the state and how to apply military training and experience to qualify.
398 143. Driver License Privatization - to study the privatization of driver license and
399 license plate functions.
400 144. High Occupancy Vehicle Lane (HOV) Restrictions - to study under what
401 circumstances a speed restriction of 75 miles per hour should be implemented in HOV lanes
402 (H.B. 264).
403 145. HOV and Shoulder Use - to study whether to allow the HOV lane to be used by
404 all drivers during off-peak hours, include signage that would notify users when it is acceptable
405 to use HOV lanes (i.e. off-peak hours and during accidents), and whether to allow the
406 temporary use of shoulders during accidents.
407 146. Special Group License Plate - to study the establishment of a special group
408 license plate honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
409 147. Child Poverty and Welfare Data - to study and analyze child poverty and welfare
410 data, including intergenerational welfare, its impacts on children and their future development,
411 and the costs to society; and to study strategies to stop intergenerational poverty and reliance on
413 148. Drug Testing for Public Assistance Recipients - to study drug testing as a
414 qualification for receiving public assistance (H.B. 185).
415 149. Economic Development of Manufacturing - to study the importance of the
416 manufacturing sector to the Utah economy and what strategies need to be in place to strengthen
417 this sector; and to study how the manufacturing sector helps enrich the rich, expands the
418 middle class, and provides a pathway out of poverty.
419 150. General Assistance - to study general assistance program grants and services.
420 151. Housing Authority Waiting Lists - to study the effectiveness of merging housing
421 authority waiting lists.
422 152. Impact of Workforce Services' Modernization - to study the affect of the
423 Department of Workforce Services' modernization efforts on job seekers, employers,
424 department employees, and other participants in department programs.
425 153. Renaming Food Stamps - to study the costs and benefits of renaming food stamps
426 "SNAP" (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) on an administrative level.
427 154. Workers' Compensation Coordination of Benefits - to study coordination of
428 benefits between workers' compensation and other insurance coverage to assist claimants in
429 getting their bills paid in a timely manner (S.B. 130).
430 155. Diversity Training - to study and review information regarding the diversity of
431 Utah's communities and the need for diversity training for new legislators (S.J.R. 24).
432 156. Voting Shares Assessments - to study the assessing of shares of stock by a water
433 company in proportion to the voting rights of the shares.
434 157. Oil, Gas, and Coal Taxes - to study the need for increasing severance taxes on oil
435 and gas and adding a severance tax on coal.
436 158. Tax Credit for Hiring Homeless - to study the granting of tax credits for hiring a
437 homeless person (H.B. 101).
438 159. Water Cost Allocation - to study the proper allocation of water costs to the rate
439 structure charged for water customers (1st Sub. S.B. 78).
440 160. State Land Management - to study and receive a report on what lands are in the
441 possession of the state and how the lands are being managed.
442 161. Study of enhancements on shoplifting.
443 162. Study the enforcement of yellow lights at traffic signals.
444 163. Alcohol regulation - to study the privatization of the Department of Alcoholic
445 Beverage Control.
446 164. Comprehensive overview of the WPU in public education.
447 165. Yield to Buses - to study the need for vehicles to yield to buses that pull over to
448 pick up or drop off passengers so that buses may come back into traffic.
449 166. Study of moving the Division of Securities into the Department of Insurance.
450 167. Sovereign Nations - study of sovereign nation liens.
451 168. Study a pilot program to allow Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to
452 open some stores on holidays.
453 169. DUI checkpoints.
454 170. Pest control regulations.
455 171. School Funding - study of the statewide equalization of school funding.
456 172. Study of consolidation and reduction of Utah Department of Transportation Aero
457 Bureau into a single aero bureau within the Department of Public Safety.
458 173. Government competition with the private sector (H.B. 94).
459 174. Traumatic brain injury and the criminal justice system and civil commitment.
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