THIRD REVISED AGENDA

 

Business and Labor Interim Committee

Utah Legislature

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 • 8:30 a.m. • Room 210 Senate Building

 

 

1.        Committee Business

§  Call to order

§  Approval of the minutes of the September 20, 2017, meeting

§  Required reports

§  Committee bills

 

2.        Draft Legislation “Occupational and Professional Licensing Amendments”

The committee will consider draft legislation that addresses modifications to Title 58, Occupations and Professions.

 

§  Rep. James A. Dunnigan

§  Mark B. Steinagel, Director, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

§  Committee discussion/action

 

3.        Draft Legislation “Fireworks Restrictions”

A committee bill file was opened in August to modify fireworks provisions. The committee will consider draft legislation that amends provisions related to the permissible discharge of fireworks.

 

§  Rep. James A. Dunnigan

§  Jason Amott, Managing Director, Blast Pyro, LLC

§  Committee discussion/action

 

4.        Strategic Plan for Equal Compensation

The committee will discuss a plan to study gender-based wage discrimination. The study will be used to create a strategic plan to eliminate such discrimination.

 

§  Sen. Luz Escamilla

§  Debbie Cragun, Executive Director, Department of Human Resource Management

§  Jeff Mulitalo, Deputy Director, Department of Human Resource Management

§  Committee discussion

 

5.        Draft Legislation “Utah Antidiscrimination Act Amendments”

The committee is the designated lead committee to review and act on audit report #2017-02, A Performance Audit of the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Division’s Employment Discrimination Unit. The committee opened a bill file in May to address the audit’s recommendations and will consider draft legislation.

 

§  Rep. James A. Dunnigan

§  Amy L. West, Associate General Counsel, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

§  Chris Hill, Deputy Commissioner, Utah Labor Commission

§  Committee discussion/action

 

6.        Draft Legislation “Uniform Construction Code Amendments"

Due to an update of the 2017 National Electric Code, the Uniform Building Code Commission submitted a report to the committee with recommendations for the Legislature to change the construction code. The committee opened a bill file in September to address the recommendations and will consider draft legislation.

 

Continuation of Agenda Item #6, Draft Legislation “Uniform Construction Code Amendments”

 

§  Rep. Mike Shultz

§  Amy L. West, Associate General Counsel, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

§  Chris Jensen, Chair, Uniform Building Code Commission

§  Committee discussion/action

 

7.        Draft Legislation “Alternative Pain Management Study”

A committee bill file was opened in September to pursue a study on non-opioid medications as a viable alternative for pain management. The committee will consider draft legislation.

 

§  Christine R. Gilbert, Associate General Counsel, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

§  C. McClain Haddow, Upstream Consulting, representing the American Kratom Association

§  Dr. Kurt Hegmann, Director, Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

§  Committee discussion/action

 

8.        Draft Legislation “Consumer Reporting Agency Fees”

A committee bill file was opened in October to modify the fees that a consumer reporting agency may charge consumers. The committee will consider draft legislation.

 

§  Rep. James A. Dunnigan

§  Adam J. Sweet, Policy Analyst, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

§  Committee discussion/action

 

9.        Draft Legislation “Department of Insurance Amendments”

A committee bill file was opened in October to amend Title 31A, Insurance Code. The committee will consider draft legislation.

 

§  Rep. James A. Dunnigan

§  Todd Kiser, Commissioner, Utah Insurance Department

§  Committee discussion/action

 

10.     Performance Audit: Public Entities’ Oversight of Qualified Health Insurance Statute

The committee is the designated lead committee to review and act on audit report #2017-07, A Performance Audit of Public Entities’ Oversight of Qualified Health Insurance Statute. Legislative staff will summarize the audit’s scope, objectives, and recommendations. The Division of Facilities Construction and Management will respond to the audit and the Department of Transportation will be available for committee questions.

 

§  Adam J. Sweet, Policy Analyst, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

§  Kade Minchey, Audit Manager, Office of the Legislative Auditor General

§  Tim Bereece, Audit Supervisor, Office of the Legislative Auditor General

§  Jim Russell, Director, Division of Facilities Construction and Management

§  Committee discussion/action

 

11.     Draft Legislation “Transportation Network Vehicle Recovery Fund Sunset”

Absent further action by the Legislature, Title 13, Chapter 51, Part 2, Transportation Network Vehicle Recovery Fund, will be repealed July 1, 2018. The committee will conduct a sunset review of the statute and determine if it should be reauthorized for up to 10 years, with or without amendments, or allowed to expire. A committee bill file was opened in November and draft legislation will be considered.

 

§  Adam J. Sweet, Policy Analyst, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

§  Utah Bankers Association

§  Committee discussion/action

 

12.     Other Items/Adjourn