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S.J.R. 15





Sponsor: L. Steven Poulton

             5      This joint resolution of the Legislature directs the Legislative Management Committee to
             6      assign items of study to the appropriate interim committee. The resolution requests a report
             7      to the Legislature prior to the 2003 Annual General Session.
             8      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             9          WHEREAS, the Legislative Management Committee is created by law as a permanent
             10      committee to receive and assign matters for the interim study of the Legislature; and
             11          WHEREAS, the 54th Legislature has determined that certain legislative issues require
             12      additional investigation and study:
             13          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislative Management Committee
             14      assign to the appropriate interim committee the duty to study and make recommendations for
             15      legislative action they consider necessary to the 55th Legislature prior to the 2003 Annual General
             16      Session, from the following items of study.
             17          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Management Committee, in making
             18      study assignments from this list and in approving study requests for individual committees, give
             19      consideration to the available time of legislators and the budget and capacity of staff to respond
             20      adequately to the number and complexity of the assignments given.
             21          1. Appropriation for School Districts Impacted by Fee Waivers - to study appropriating
             22      ongoing funds from the Uniform School Fund to the State Board of Education for distribution to
             23      certain school districts impacted by fee waivers. (H.B. 271)
             24          2. Budget Disclosure - to study issues related to budget disclosure requirements.
             25          3. Capitol Restoration Funding - to study options for funding the restoration of the Utah
             26      State Capitol.
             27          4. Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Public Safety and Law Enforcement - to study whether

             28      to increase the cost-of-living adjustment for public safety and law enforcement retirees from 2.5%
             29      to 4%. (H.B. 97)
             30          5. Decertifying Nursing Home Beds - to study issues related to the decertification of
             31      unused nursing home beds.
             32          6. FACT Evaluation and Funding - to study the Families, Agencies, and Communities
             33      Together for Children and Youth At Risk Program, its funding levels, the effectiveness of the
             34      program in delivering services to those with special needs, and determine whether one state
             35      department should be made responsible for the program.
             36          7. Fee Analysis - to study the creation of a task force to study fees charged by state
             37      agencies.
             38          8. Funding Growth in Education - to study which education programs should be treated
             39      with a growth factor in determining future education funding.
             40          9. Internal Service Fund - to study internal service fund cost structure, the impact of the
             41      cost structure on internal service fund budgeting, and the impact of cost structure/budgeting on
             42      internal service fund rates.
             43          10. Nursing Home Budget Rider - to study attaching a rider to a Medicaid nursing home
             44      budget to follow the individual if they move from the nursing home.
             45          11. Planning, Funding, and Constructing School Buildings - to study whether greater
             46      efficiencies can be developed in the design, funding, and construction of school buildings, review
             47      developing plans by school districts, and work with the Division of Facilities Construction and
             48      Management to create reasonable alternatives.
             49          12. Accessible Housing for the Disabled - to study ways to increase the availability of
             50      housing that can be accessed by disabled individuals.
             51          13. Building Standards - to study issues related to the building standards for older
             52      buildings.
             53          14. Business Law Recodification - to study the recodification of statutes governing the
             54      function, organization, and maintenance of business entities in Utah.
             55          15. Death Industry Regulation - to study the model Cemetery Merchant Act and other
             56      "death industry" regulation.
             57          16. Electronic Funds Transfers - to study concerns regarding the ability of collection
             58      agencies and other groups to initiate electronic transfers to collect amounts in dispute in violation

             59      of rules governing electronic transfers.
             60          17. Eviction of tenants - to study issues related to the eviction of nonpaying tenants.
             61          18. Nonprofit Corporation Act - to study the need to update the Nonprofit Corporation
             62      Act. (S.B. 176)
             63          19. Nonprofit Insurers - to study the applicability of the Insurance Code to nonprofit
             64      insurers. (H.B. 148)
             65          20. Paycheck Loan and Check Cashing Practices - to study and review the practices of
             66      paycheck loan and check cashing businesses.
             67          21. Predatory Lending - to study the predatory lending practices of contractors and real
             68      estate and mortgage loan brokers.
             69          22. Preneed Arrangements - to study the preneed arrangements by providers of funeral and
             70      cemetery goods and services.
             71          23. Presumption of Occupational Disease - to study whether to provide for a presumption
             72      that certain occupational diseases are employment related for fire department employees. (H.B.
             73      174)
             74          24. Prompt Payment in Construction - to study construction contract prompt payment
             75      provisions. (S.B. 19)
             76          25. Title Loan Companies - to study limitations on title loan companies.
             77          26. Unauthorized Electronic Transfers - to study the creation of a penalty for certain
             78      unauthorized electronic transactions, including a transfer of monies from an account initiated by
             79      a person other than the customer that maintains the account, or a transfer by a person without
             80      authority to initiate the transfer. (1st Sub. H.B. 134)
             81          27. Unfair Trade and Consumer Sales - to study changes to the Unfair Trade Practices Act
             82      and the Consumer Sales Practices Act.
             83          28. Usury Laws - to study Utah's usury statutes.
             84          29. Ballot Question on Tuition Tax Credits - to study whether to place on the ballot a
             85      statewide opinion question regarding whether to allow tuition tax credits in Utah.
             86          30. Alternative Language Services - to study the services provided to students whose
             87      native language is not English.
             88          31. Arts in Education - to study the formula for funding the arts and for administrative
             89      oversight.

             90          32. Charter School Enrollment - to study whether to impose enrollment limitations on
             91      state-sponsored charter schools.
             92          33. Charter Schools Capital Facilities - to study capital facilities financing for charter
             93      schools.
             94          34. Classroom Amplification - to study the use of classroom amplification devices in Utah
             95      classrooms.
             96          35. Competitive Bidding for Events - to study competitive bidding for High School
             97      Activities Association events.
             98          36. Concurrent Enrollment - to study the flow of funding and the costs incurred by the
             99      student in concurrent enrollment.
             100          37. Core Curriculum Standards - to study which core curriculum subjects should have
             101      learning standards and objectives established by the State Board of Education.
             102          38. Driver Education in Schools - to study how to phase out driver education in schools
             103      and address the increased impact on the Driver License Division.
             104          39. Education Assessments - to study the effectiveness of kindergarten assessments.
             105          40. Higher Education Personnel Policies - to study the different personnel policies at the
             106      state's institutions of higher education, including grievances, terminations, discipline, pay scale,
             107      academic freedom, and school governance.
             108          41. Higher Education Practices - to study and review nonfaculty employee personnel and
             109      compensation practices in higher education.
             110          42. Higher Education Tuition and Financial Aid - to study whether to tie higher education
             111      tuition increases to increases in financial aid availability.
             112          43. Impact of Annexation on Schools - to study the impact of annexation by a city on
             113      affected school districts.
             114          44. Impact of Universal Tuition Tax Credit - to study and develop an economic model
             115      illustrating how a universal tuition tax credit would affect the state public education system.
             116          45. Process for Review and Analysis of Tuition Tax Credits or School Choice - to study
             117      whether to secure the services of an analyst or a research organization to examine issues relating
             118      to tuition tax credits or school choice in Utah.
             119          46. Remedial Education in Higher Education - to study what the mission of higher
             120      education should be in providing remedial education and whether to cap the number of freshman

             121      who may take remedial classes.
             122          47. School District Boundary Adjustments - to study the process for the adjustment of
             123      school district boundaries to permit all residents of a city expanded through annexation to be
             124      served by a single school district.
             125          48. School District Budget Analysis - to study and conduct a detailed analysis of the
             126      budgets of the state's 40 school districts.
             127          49. School Funding Through Uniform WPU Value - to study the impact of using a
             128      uniform weighted pupil unit value to fund all schools, particularly the impact on charter schools
             129      that are high schools.
             130          50. Student and Family Privacy - to study the creation of a Student and Family Privacy
             131      Protection Act.
             132          51. Teacher Bill of Rights - to study issues related to a teacher's bill of rights.
             133          52. Teacher Evaluation - to study the teacher evaluation process of public school districts.
             134          53. Teacher Incentive - to study issues related to a teacher's incentive bonus.
             135          54. Teacher License Renewal Procedures - to study existing and proposed procedures and
             136      requirements in the teacher's license renewal process.
             137          55. Teacher Paperwork - to study ways to reduce the paperwork load of classroom
             138      teachers.
             139          56. Utah Center for Assistive Technology and High School Programs - to study the
             140      interfacing of UCAT and high school programs in the Salt Lake/Tooele area.
             141          57. Criminal Penalties Against State Employees - to study criminal penalties for state
             142      employees who do not comply with law.
             143          58. E-mails as Government Records - to study the classification of electronic mail as a
             144      government record.
             145          59. Election Law Revisions - to study various changes to state election laws. (H.B. 306)
             146          60. Government Immunity Hearings and Procedures - to study the administrative hearing
             147      and appeal procedures when a government employee being sued requests that they be covered by
             148      the Utah Governmental Immunity Act.
             149          61. Governmental Immunity - to study broad governmental immunity procedures.
             150          62. Governor's Office of Planning and Budget - to study the creation and duties of the
             151      Governor's Office of Planning and Budget.

             152          63. Handling Injury Claims Against Government Entities - to study incidents of
             153      intentional or unintentional misdirection by government employees to claimants and their attorneys
             154      regarding any notice of claim for injuries against any government entity or special district.
             155          64. Procurement Code Requirements of Health Care Benefits - to study requiring certain
             156      businesses to provide qualified health insurance coverage to employees as a condition for
             157      contracting with the state under certain circumstances. (S.B. 137)
             158          65. Public Officers and Employees Ethics Act -- Exemption Removal - to study modifying
             159      the act by removing an exemption for contracts with professional golf association members who
             160      are public employees. (H.B. 292)
             161          66. Timely Agency Review - to study the timely agency review of certain applications and
             162      review of permits.
             163          67. Utah State Fairpark Status - to study whether to remove the Utah State Fairpark's
             164      status as a quasi-governmental entity and place it within the Department of Agriculture and Food.
             165          68. Access to Drugs - to study pharmaceutical access and drug policy.
             166          69. Calcium Deficiency - to study issues related to calcium deficiency among women.
             167          70. Child Support - to study issues related to child support guidelines.
             168          71. Conduct of Shelter Hearings - to study whether the Utah Rules of Evidence should
             169      be followed in shelter hearings.
             170          72. Consolidation of Health Services - to study whether to combine the Division of
             171      Substance Abuse with the Division of Mental Health.
             172          73. Emergency Medical Liability Exemption - to study exemptions from liability under
             173      the Emergency Medical Services Act.
             174          74. Emergency Medical Services to Annexed Areas - to study municipal annexation and
             175      the provision of emergency medical services through license application with the Department of
             176      Health.
             177          75. Increased Visitation Time - to study increased parent time for children's holidays in
             178      the minimum standard visitation schedule.
             179          76. Laws Governing Emergency Medical Services/Ambulance Services - to study whether
             180      current laws governing emergency medical and ambulance services violate antitrust laws.
             181          77. No Danger for Construction Delay - to study whether to prohibit the inclusion of a
             182      provision in a construction contract which would waive, release, limit, or extinguish the right to

             183      recover damages or an equitable adjustment for unreasonable delay by another party to the
             184      contract.
             185          78. Obesity - to study issues related to the problem of obesity.
             186          79. Optometry Law Study - to study issues related to optometry, including the
             187      requirements for the release of contact lens prescriptions, requirements specific to contact lens
             188      resellers, the definition of contact lens prescription verification, and the penalty for unlawful
             189      conduct.
             190          80. Panel Meetings Under Public Meetings Law - to study whether Subsection
             191      62A-4a-207(5), governing instances in which the Child Welfare Legislative Oversight Panel may
             192      meet in private, should be harmonized with state open and public meetings law.
             193          81. Parental Defense Counsel - to study issues related to parental defense counsel in child
             194      welfare and parental termination of rights cases.
             195          82. Parental Rights Trials - to study whether cases involving the termination of parental
             196      rights should be jury trials.
             197          83. Reviews By Foster Care Board - to study the involvement of the Foster Care Citizen
             198      Review Board in child protective services case review.
             199          84. Shift in Quality Assurance Function - to study and recommend changes to the
             200      definition of "disability" and the feasibility of moving the quality assurance functions in the
             201      Division of Services for People with Disabilities to the Division of Health Care Financing.
             202          85. Shorter Appellate Process Time - to study whether to shorten the appellate process
             203      time in parental termination of rights cases.
             204          86. Supervision of Anesthetists - to study supervision requirements for certified registered
             205      nurse anesthetists under the Nurse Practices Act.
             206          87. Termination of Parental Rights - to study due process and shelter concerns in the
             207      termination of parental rights. (1st Sub. H.B. 226)
             208          88. Women's Health Care Parity - to study whether health insurance policies and health
             209      maintenance contracts should provide coverage for the cost of prescriptive contraceptives. (S.B.
             210      54)
             211          89. Barring Claims Involving High Risk Sports - to study amending Sections 78-27-52
             212      and 78-27-53 to include all high risk sports such as sky diving and four wheeling.
             213          90. Condemnation - to study notification of rights, fairness, and procedures related to

             214      condemnations.
             215          91. Court's Consideration of Hate Crimes - to study whether to provide for the court's
             216      consideration of the defendant's selection of the victim because of the defendant's perception of
             217      a group or individual as an aggravating circumstance and whether to allow the court to impose
             218      alternative sentence provisions in cases with this aggravating circumstance. (H.B. 151)
             219          92. Enforcement of Liability and Indemnity Provisions - to study whether liability releases
             220      and waivers for minors and indemnity provisions against parents of minors are enforceable.
             221          93. Judicial Conduct Commission Structure - to study a two-tier system of structuring
             222      Judicial Conduct Commission membership.
             223          94. Officiating in a Marriage - to study who can legally solemnize a marriage, including
             224      issues related to Internet certification of a minister.
             225          95. Right to New Judge - to study the rights of litigants to a new judge following a
             226      successful appeal.
             227          96. Trust Law - to study issues related to the protection of trust property including
             228      examining Alaska trust laws.
             229          97. Uniform Trust Act - to study changes to the Uniform Trust Act. (S.B. 43)
             230          98. 911 Committee - to study the creation of a Utah 911 Committee to make
             231      recommendations to the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee regarding 911
             232      fees and the coordination of the statewide 911 system. (1st Sub. H.B. 313)
             233          99. Consolidation of Criminal Code Penalties - to study and consider whether to place all
             234      general descriptions of criminal penalties in one location in the Criminal Code to improve access.
             235          100. Corrections Education - to study the potential uses of electronic high schools in
             236      corrections programs.
             237          101. Domestic Terrorism - to study whether stronger laws and penalties are needed to
             238      address domestic terrorism.
             239          102. Public Safety and Corrections Motor Pool - to study whether to remove the
             240      Department of Public Safety and the Department of Corrections from the state fleet and create their
             241      own motor pool.
             242          103. Safety at Railroad Crossings - to study and review the safety requirements at railroad
             243      crossings.
             244          104. Advertising Water Rights - to study better ways to fulfill requirements to advertise

             245      water rights issues.
             246          105. Clean Water Act Amendments - to study and define the term "functionally separate
             247      water system." (H.B. 309)
             248          106. Condemnation Powers of Special Service Districts - to study whether special service
             249      districts should have the power to condemn culinary water.
             250          107. Conservation and Climate Centers - to study the development of Water Conservation
             251      and Climate Centers.
             252          108. Extension Service - to study and review the Utah State Extension Service.
             253          109. Grazing Rights - to study the protection of grazing rights on state and federal lands.
             254          110. Interstate Transportation of Utah Water - to study the existing water export laws to
             255      determine if any additional protective legislation is needed.
             256          111. Landfill Jurisdiction - to study whether C & D landfills should be exempt from
             257      legislative approval.
             258          112. Litigation in Water Disputes - to study limits on the need for litigation on water
             259      disputes.
             260          113. Mining Law - to study potential changes to state mining laws.
             261          114. Municipal Landfills - to study the operation of municipal waste landfills.
             262          115. State and Federal Lands - to study and review the status of state and federal land
             263      ownership.
             264          116. Surface Water Source Protection - to study how to enable drinking water systems to
             265      comply with federal regulation and to protect surface water that is a source of drinking water.
             266          117. Waste Issues - to study issues related to solid and hazardous waste.
             267          118. Water Company Consolidation - to study tools that can be used to consolidate water
             268      companies for proper management in high growth areas.
             269          119. Attracting Technology to Utah - to study policy changes that impact, attract, and
             270      encourage technology businesses to locate in Utah.
             271          120. Claims Filing Related to Special Districts - to study the claims filing process
             272      involving special districts by those injured as a result of special district activities.
             273          121. Condemnation Powers - to study whether to grant condemnation power for personal
             274      property.
             275          122. Conservation Easement Approval - to study whether approval must be received from

             276      a county or municipal planning commission before a conservation easement may be created.
             277          123. County Initiatives - to study the county initiative process.
             278          124. Emergency Responder Priority - to study whether to require providers of police, fire,
             279      emergency medical technicians, and paramedic services in counties of the first class should enter
             280      into agreements to facilitate the closest responder regardless of geographic or political boundaries.
             281      (H.B. 180)
             282          125. Impact of State Law on Local Vote - to study the impact of legislative enactments
             283      which pass subsequent to a local voter-approved optional plan when later state enactments
             284      invalidate a county plan.
             285          126. Justice of the Peace Elections - to study issues related to the retention elections of
             286      justices of the peace.
             287          127. Laws Regulating Pawnshops - to study the registration of pawnshops with the
             288      Department of Financial Institutions, the regulation of pawn transactions, record keeping and
             289      reporting requirements, penalties for failure to comply with legal requirements, an electronic
             290      database of pawnshop transactions accessible by law enforcement officials, a procedure for persons
             291      to recover misappropriated property in the possession of a pawnbroker, and the protection of
             292      pawnbroker records as protected records.
             293          128. Local Government Archive Certification - to study whether to permit local
             294      government archives to have the right to certify as correct records within their exclusive custody.
             295          129. Municipal Construction Standards - to study construction defects and inspection
             296      grading at the municipal level.
             297          130. Municipal Plan for Moderate Income Housing - to study whether to change the scope
             298      of moderate income plan requirements imposed on cities.
             299          131. Municipal Services to Unincorporated Areas - to study funding options for providing
             300      municipal services to the citizens of the unincorporated area of counties of the first class.
             301          132. Special District Bonding Laws - to study the bonding laws of special districts to
             302      assure conformity with the provisions of the Utah Municipal Bond Act.
             303          133. State Compliance With Local Standards - to study the compliance by state lands and
             304      buildings with local land use and building standards.
             305          134. Transfer of Development Rights - to study issues related to the transfer of
             306      development rights.

             307          135. Watershed Protection - to study changes that allow local communities to protect
             308      watershed areas for quality water supplies.
             309          136. Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Public Service
             310      Commission - to study the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission with respect to granting
             311      certificates of public convenience and necessity for new generating and transmission facilities.
             312          137. Energy Data - to study the collection and reporting of energy data.
             313          138. Intervener's Statute - to study intervener's status in rate case filings before the Public
             314      Service Commission.
             315          139. Personal Information Protection - to study whether to require a business that is
             316      conducting a transaction with a resident of the state to disclose if the business intends to sell to a
             317      third party nonpublic personal information about the resident that the business acquires, to allow
             318      the resident to restrict the information shared, and to provide a right of action for a violation. (H.B.
             319      141)
             320          140. Public Service Commission Elections - to study the process used in the election of
             321      members of the Public Service Commission.
             322          141. Renewable Energy Requirements - to study requiring the Public Service Commission
             323      to make rules that require electrical corporations that sell electricity to consumers in the state to
             324      include a certain amount of electricity generated from renewable resources in the electricity that
             325      the electrical corporation supplies in the state. (H.B. 308)
             326          142. Telecommunications Taxes - to study whether to grant a sales tax exemption for
             327      telecommunications equipment and the taxation of long distance telephone service.
             328          143. Retirement Conversion Window - to study whether to provide a time period to apply
             329      for future conversion windows between Public Employees' Retirement System and the Public
             330      Employees' Noncontributory Retirement System. (2nd Sub. H.B. 186)
             331          144. State Retirement System - to study the policies for different groups covered and the
             332      funding and governance of the Utah State Retirement System.
             333          145. State-regulated Coverage of AIDS Vaccine - to study whether to require the Public
             334      Employees Health Plan and other state-regulated insurance carriers to cover the AIDS vaccine
             335      when it is available and approved by the Federal Drug Administration.
             336          146. Utah Communication Association Network - to study bonding with the elected
             337      officials' permission and duplication of services with Information Technology Services.

             338          147. Allocation of Local Tax Interest - to study whether to allocate to counties, cities, and
             339      towns the interest earned on taxes collected by the State Tax Commission that are imposed by a
             340      county, city, or town.
             341          148. Capping Property Taxes - to study whether putting a constitutional cap on the amount
             342      of property tax increase a person may be required to pay and on the amount of property taxes that
             343      a taxing entity may collect.
             344          149. Clean Special Fuel Certificates for Government Vehicles - to study whether
             345      governmental vehicles with clean fuel certificates should be required to file or have an exemption.
             346          150. Clean Special Fuel Tax Certificates - to study the collection and enforcement of
             347      special fuels not taxed as diesel fuel.
             348          151. Corporate Franchise Tax - to study the elimination of the Corporate Franchise Tax.
             349          152. County Option Tax on Lands - to study a county option sales and use tax for
             350      agricultural land, open land, and watersheds.
             351          153. Equity in Road Maintenance Costs - to study whether the owners of tangible personal
             352      property affected by the provisions of Title 59, Chapter 13, Motor and Special Fuel Tax Act, or
             353      Section 59-2-405 are paying their fair share or road maintenance costs.
             354          154. Exemption for Agricultural Products - to study whether to have the Tax Review
             355      Commission, as part of its review of sales tax exemptions in 2002, study the exemption for
             356      agricultural products with emphasis on the definition of agricultural products.
             357          155. Exemption for Corrective Lenses - to study whether to exempt sales of prescription
             358      eyeglasses or contact lenses from sales and use taxes.
             359          156. Exemptions Involving Manufacturers Coupons - to study whether to exempt from
             360      state and local sales taxes manufacturers' coupons that are presented as part of a purchase using
             361      food stamps or a WIC voucher. (S.B. 185)
             362          157. Inheritance Tax - to study revisions to the inheritance tax in light of changes to the
             363      federal estate tax.
             364          158. Judgment Levies and Refunds - to study the disposition of refunds if the state ever
             365      imposed a property tax. (H.B. 201)
             366          159. Property Tax Appeal Standards - to study whether to require counties to be subject
             367      to the same standards as taxpayers in property tax appeals.
             368          160. Property Tax Appeals - to study the process for appealing property tax assessments.

             369          161. Property Tax Filings - to study under what circumstances applications or other filings
             370      should be required for an exemption from taxation or a reduction in value. (H.B. 305)
             371          162. Property Tax Relief for Seniors - to study issues related to property tax relief for
             372      senior citizens.
             373          163. Rainy Day Fund - to study recommendations for the optimum size of the Rainy Day
             374      Fund.
             375          164. Secondary Property Tax - to study issues related to secondary property tax.
             376          165. Tax Credit for Education Donations - to study whether to give donations to public
             377      and higher education a 50% credit on state tax plus charitable contribution on federal tax.
             378          166. Tax Credits for Manufacturing - to study whether to provide nonrefundable tax
             379      credits for certain manufacturing capital investments in the state. (H.B. 149)
             380          167. Tax Deduction for Military Service - to study whether to provide an individual
             381      income tax deduction on military pay for service performed outside the state.
             382          168. Tax on Sleeping Accommodations - to study the taxation on rentals of public
             383      sleeping accommodations.
             384          169. Tax Relief for Higher Education Expenses - to study the availability and need for tax
             385      deductions or tax credits for higher education expenses.
             386          170. Taxing Pass-Through Entities - to study issues related to the taxation of pass-through
             387      entities.
             388          171. Truth in Taxation Advertising Requirements - to study whether to require that taxing
             389      entities operating on a January 1 through December 31 fiscal year publish only one advertisement
             390      rather than two advertisements before budgeting an increased amount of property tax revenue.
             391      (H.B. 146)
             392          172. Unemployment Insurance Exemption - to study an optional exemption for corporate
             393      officers from the unemployment insurance tax.
             394          173. Use of Highway and Motor Fuel Fees and Taxes - to study whether to amend the
             395      Revenue and Taxation Article of the Utah Constitution to expand the allowable uses of highway
             396      user and motor fuel fees and taxes. (H.J.R. 8)
             397          174. Use of RDA Fund - to study the use of redevelopment agencies to fund the
             398      infrastructure related to convention centers within the communities creating the redevelopment
             399      agency. (S.B. 187)

             400          175. Periodic License Plate Renewal - to study periodic license plate renewal as a method
             401      of encouraging vehicle registration.
             402          176. School Bus Safety on Two Lane Highways - to study whether to require school buses
             403      traveling on a two-lane highway to pull off to the side of the road when the number of cars behind
             404      them reaches a certain number as a safety measure.
             405          177. Special Group License Plates Process - to study the process for granting special
             406      license plates, including whether to change current law to allow any group to have a special license
             407      plate if they pay all the costs at the start instead of requiring legislation for each new group.
             408          178. Special License Plate Requirements - to study requirements for obtaining a special
             409      license plate and review the number of special license plates granted.
             410          179. Student Driving Records - to study whether to require the Driver License Division
             411      and the State Board of Education to establish procedures to provide feedback to driver education
             412      teachers on the strengths and weaknesses of student drivers as demonstrated by their driving
             413      records.
             414          180. Traffic Code - to study the recodification of the traffic code.
             415          181. Use of Golf Carts on City Streets - to study whether to permit golf carts on city
             416      streets that have a posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour or less for drivers who are at least 21
             417      years of age or disabled drivers only.
             418          182. Disincentives to Retain Employment - to study options for addressing the incentive
             419      provided to primary breadwinners in a home to quit a second job in order to receive welfare after
             420      being terminated from their primary employment.
             421          183. Encouraging Increased Tourism - to study the development, in coordination with the
             422      Utah Travel Council, of a plan to increase the economic contribution by tourists visiting the state.
             423      (2nd Sub. H.B. 34)
             424          184. Housing Authority - to study issues related to the housing authority of the association
             425      of governments.
             426          185. Regional Workforce Services Councils - to study the makeup and number of regional
             427      councils and the power and authority of regional councils in relation to the Department of
             428      Workforce Services.
             429          186. Unemployment Insurance - to study unemployment insurance issues, including
             430      benefits, eligibility, and taxes.

             431          187. Welfare Reform State Comparison - to study the viability of Utah's welfare system
             432      in comparison with other states in terms of meeting the needs of those served by the system.
             433          188. Welfare Training - to study whether limits on welfare training affect whether the
             434      needs of individuals served by the system are being met.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 3-6-02 5:21 PM

A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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