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H.J.R. 20

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Sponsor: Greg J. Curtis

             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
             7      report to the Legislature prior to the 2004 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 55th Legislature has determined that certain legislative issues require
             12      additional investigation and study:
             13          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislative Management
             14      Committee assign to the appropriate interim committee the duty to study and make
             15      recommendations for legislative action they consider necessary to the 55th Legislature prior to
             16      the 2004 Annual General Session, from the following items of study.
             17          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Management Committee, in
             18      making study assignments from this list and in approving study requests for individual
             19      committees, give consideration to the available time of legislators and the budget and capacity
             20      of staff to respond adequately to the number and complexity of the assignments given.
             21          1. Appropriations and Tax Limitation - to study and make recommendations to the
             22      Legislature about the State Appropriations and Tax Limitation Act. (1st Sub H.B. 71)
             23          2. Appropriations Process - to study whether to create a Joint Budget Committee to
             24      replace the Executive Appropriations Committee. (H.J.R. 18)
             25          3. Zero-based Budgeting - to study the use of zero-based budgeting, to be phased in
             26      over a period of years.
             27          4. Acupuncturist Payments - to study issues related to acupuncturist insurance

             28      payments.
             29          5. Body Shops - to study issues related to insurer-owned body shops.
             30          6. Contracting Issues - to study prelien notices, commencement notices, lien laws, the
             31      lien recovery fund, and the difference between residential and commercial contracting.
             32          7. Credit-related Instruments - to study the elimination of the use of credit reports in
             33      connection with motor vehicle or homeowners insurance. (H.B. 216)
             34          8. Financial Disclosure - to study whether to require commercial pest control
             35      businesses to disclose financial responsibility information. (H.B. 259)
             36          9. Impact of Switch from Profit to Nonprofit - to study the impact of allowing for
             37      profit companies to become nonprofit and the resulting competitive disadvantage some
             38      companies experience.
             39          10. Internet Lending and Loan - to study and review Internet payday lending and loan
             40      practices.
             41          11. Liability Insurance - to study whether to increase liability insurance.
             42          12. Miner Health and Safety - to study whether to enact the Miner Working
             43      Conditions Act to provide for meal periods and breaks. (S.B. 212)
             44          13. Mobile Home Park Residency - to study amendments to the Mobile Home Park
             45      Residency Statutes.
             46          14. Mobile Home Right of First Refusal - to study whether to amend the Mobile Home
             47      Park Residency Act to establish a resident association's right of first refusal regarding the sale
             48      of mobile home parks.
             49          15. Notary Journal - to study and address fraud by notaries public, including requiring
             50      notaries to maintain a journal of all notarial acts.
             51          16. Residential Code Adoption - to study whether to allow the Uniform Building Code
             52      Commission to adopt the International Residential Code in addition to the International
             53      Building Code.
             54          17. Surrender Period Requirements - to study the annuity contract surrender period
             55      requirements of the Insurance Department.
             56          18. Uniform Commercial Code - to study amendments to Uniform Commercial Code
             57      Articles 3 and 4, which govern negotiable instruments and bank deposits and collections.
             58          19. Uniform Securities Act - to study whether the 2002 Uniform Securities should be

             59      adopted in place of the existing act.
             60          20. Use of Credit Rating - to study the practice among some insurance companies of
             61      basing discount offers on a customer's credit rating.
             62          21. Utah Antidiscrimination Act - to study the application of the Utah
             63      Antidiscrimination Act to employers with 14 or fewer employees. (S.B. 39)
             64          22. Utah Construction Contracts Prompt Payment - to study whether to require the
             65      owner to promptly dispute a billing or estimate with which the owner does not agree, to limit
             66      the amount that an owner can withhold from a progress payment, and to require prompt
             67      payment by the owner upon completion of the work. (H.B. 147)
             68          23. Acquiring Teachers and Administrators - to study the recruitment, retention, and
             69      training of administrators and teachers in education, incentives and alternative methods, and
             70      assisting with future needs.
             71          24. Applied Technology Certifications - to study methods of verifying that
             72      certification standards are consistent with industry practice. (H.B. 232)
             73          25. Capital Outlay Act Amendments - to study whether to change the formula for the
             74      distribution of monies under the capital outlay foundation program and whether to require
             75      school districts receiving monies under the capital outlay foundation program to comply with
             76      rules adopted by the State Board of Education on school construction and renovation.
             77          26. Charter School Oversight - to study options regarding oversight, the need for help
             78      in developing manuals to assist in the application process, start-up, meeting ongoing
             79      requirements, and enhancing and assisting charter schools.
             80          27. Conserving h [ Education ] School Building h Resources - to study the creation of a
             80a      resource conservation
             81      program for public education.
             82          28. Defining Public Education - to study the creation of a definition of "public
             83      education."
             84          29. Dyslexia - to study how the state is dealing with dyslexia in public schools.
             85          30. Early Childhood Special Education - to study the certifying of rural teachers for a
             86      collaborative early childhood special education program that can help children in preschool.
             87          31. Education Waivers - to study the use of waivers for public education, including
             88      adult education programs.
             89          32. Employers Education Coalition Report - to study the effects of the Employers

             90      Education Coalition Report as they relate to "No Child Left Behind" legislation.
             91          33. Fee Waiver Reimbursement - to study the reimbursement of fee waivers at some
             92      public schools. (H.B. 69)
             93          34. Funding for School Districts - to study local funding options for school districts.
             94          35. Impact of School Site Selection - to study how to mitigate the fiscal impacts of a
             95      school site selection or construction of a school building on affected city, county, or state
             96      government entities.
             97          36. Local Input on School Construction - to study whether political subdivisions
             98      should have increased input in school construction decisions.
             99          37. Local School Board Elections - to study whether local school board elections
             100      should be moved to odd-numbered years.
             101          38. Mandates on Schools - to study issues related to mandates imposed on public
             102      schools.
             103          39. Merit Bonus - to study issues related to a teacher merit bonus program.
             104          40. Minimum School Program - to study minimum and other funding programs and
             105      their impact on performance, accountability, etc.
             106          41. No Child Left Behind Requirements - to study the feasibility of rejecting federal
             107      funds in return for being exempt from compliance with "No Child Left Behind" requirements,
             108      what a rejection of funds would exempt the state from doing, and what it would cost.
             109          42. Recommendations for Higher Education - to study whether the Legislature should
             110      implement Employers Education Coalition recommendations regarding higher education.
             111          43. Restrictions on Student Transport - to study distance restrictions on the
             112      transportation of students for the purpose of alleviating overcrowding or underutilization of
             113      school buildings.
             114          44. Scholarships for Out-of-state Students - to study a New Mexico law providing that
             115      colleges and universities may give scholarships to out-of-state residents at an in-state rate and
             116      how it could be implemented in Utah.
             117          45. School and Institutional Trust Land Principal - to study whether up to 5% of the
             118      principal of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Fund may be accessible to fund the same
             119      education purposes and expenses otherwise applicable to interest and dividends from the fund.
             120      (H.C.R. 5)

             121          46. School Closures and Busing - to study issues related to school closures and busing.
             122          47. School Design - to study whether the Legislature should require common designs
             123      for school buildings.
             124          48. School Pesticide Policies - to study whether public school pesticide policies are
             125      adequate to safeguard the health and safety of school children.
             126          49. Teacher Shortage - to study the shortage of special education teachers, especially
             127      at the preschool level.
             128          50. Waivers and Core Curriculum - to study whether the Legislature should tie federal
             129      waivers to core curriculum only.
             130          51. Approval of State Policy - to study legislative approval of executive branch
             131      policies and agreements which in effect determine state policy.
             132          52. Boards and Commissions Assessment - to study boards and commissions and
             133      consider possible elimination or consolidation.
             134          53. Capital Facilities Funding - to study the process for capital facilities funding
             135      projects with cash as bond.
             136          54. Civil Antitrust Exemption - to study whether activities of all political subdivisions
             137      and the state should not be prohibited, to the extent the activities are authorized or directed by
             138      state law. (H.B. 236)
             139          55. Classifying Government Records - to study whether confidential communication
             140      between constituents and public officials on political issues or anonymous unsigned
             141      communications to public officials should be public records.
             142          56. Construction Bidding Process - to study value-based contractor selection, whether
             143      the process saves or costs the state money, and whether the same companies are getting the
             144      bids.
             145          57. Construction Contract Claim Rules - to study whether to require the Division of
             146      Facilities Construction and Management to make rules establishing certain processes for
             147      resolving construction contract claims against the state. (H.B. 115)
             148          58. Daylight Savings - to study whether Utah should continue to implement the annual
             149      daylight savings time.
             150          59. Division of Facilities Construction and Management Insurance Policies - to study
             151      the division's liability, insurance premiums, claims, and recovery history.

             152          60. Election and Voter Information Enhancements - to study the feasibility of
             153      providing individual precinct ballot information to voters.
             154          61. Election Law - to study potential amendments to state election laws.
             155          62. Election Reform - to study how to bring Utah into compliance with the Help
             156      America Vote Act and other state election issues as requested by the election office.
             157          63. Employees in Military Service - to study the compensation paid to individuals who
             158      are state employees and also serving in the Reserves or the National Guard.
             159          64. Fiscal Process for Initiatives - to study whether a fiscal analysis should be adopted
             160      prior to the time that a petition is circulated regarding a municipal, county, or state initiative.
             161          65. Government Records Access and Management Act - to study changes to the
             162      Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA).
             163          66. Governmental Immunity - to study governmental immunity in light of the Laney v.
             164      Fairview City opinion.
             165          67. Procurement Code Health Care Amendments - to study whether to require certain
             166      businesses to provide qualified health insurance coverage to employees as a condition for
             167      contracting with the state under certain circumstances. (S.B. 101)
             168          68. Scope of Employee Leave Benefits - to study expanding the pool of employees
             169      eligible for leave of absence benefits when injured in the line of duty to include employees of
             170      political subdivisions.
             171          69. Sick Leave Retirement Benefits - to study Utah Code Annotated Section 67-19-14
             172      regarding unused sick leave for health benefits.
             173          70. State Employment Restrictions - to study prohibiting certain state employees from
             174      negotiating for current or future employment with certain regulated entities. (H.B. 292)
             175          71. State Purchase and Sale of Property - to study the legislative review and approval
             176      of the purchase and sale of real property by state agencies.
             177          72. Availability of Mental Health Services - to study the availability of mental health
             178      services throughout the state and the opportunities to leverage government resources with
             179      private resources to increase the availability of those services.
             180          73. Child Care Licensing Regulation - to study child care licensing procedures and
             181      classifications, specifically the categories of "unsubstantiated" and "without merit," the appeals
             182      process for providers with the Department of Health, and the equality of licensing regulation

             183      between home and center-based providers.
             184          74. Child Testimony Standards - to study evidentiary standards for testimony in child
             185      welfare proceedings.
             186          75. Committed with Other Primary Diagnosis - to study the circumstances regarding
             187      people who are committed involuntarily who have a primary diagnosis other than "mental
             188      illness."
             189          76. Impact of Aging on Funding - to study aging and the impact it has on spending for
             190      state services.
             191          77. Impact of Liability of Facilities - to study the impact that the rising cost of liability
             192      insurance is having on long-term health care facilities.
             193          78. Job Coaching for Disabled - to study supported employment and job coaching for
             194      individuals with significant disabilities.
             195          79. Medical Insurance - to study insurance coverage for unique medical services. (1st
             196      Sub H.B. 113)
             197          80. Nursing Strategies - to study ways to address the nursing shortage, including
             198      additional instructors and classes.
             199          81. Personal Injury Protection - to study whether to increase the personal injury
             200      protection coverage for necessary medical expenses from $3,000 to $8,000 per person. (S.B.
             201      119)
             202          82. Pharmacy Technicians - to study the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians
             203      under the Pharmacy Practice Act.
             204          83. Pharmacy Technicians Licensure Amendments - to study allowing pharmacy
             205      technicians to mix chemotherapy drugs under the supervision of physicians treating cancer
             206      patients in their own offices.
             207          84. Regulation of Cremation - to study whether legislation should be passed regulating
             208      cremations.
             209          85. Regulations of Restraints and Seclusion - to study the use, practice, or application
             210      of chemical, physical, and mechanical restraints and seclusion. (H.B. 214)
             211          86. Attorney's Fees Assessed in a Civil Action - to study the feasibility of enhancing
             212      Rule 68, Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, governing attorney's fees assessed in a civil action, and
             213      making the rule reciprocal.

             214          87. Child Testimony - to study the Uniform Child Witness Testimony by Alternative
             215      Methods Act.
             216          88. Display of Flag - to study the right to display the flag of the United States of
             217      America at a private residence.
             218          89. Divorce, Custody, and Visitation - to study balance in divorce, custody, and
             219      visitation issues.
             220          90. Domestic Relations - to study whether the Legislature should require a
             221      collaborative process for domestic relations activity.
             222          91. Domestic Violence Protection Orders - to study the Uniform Interstate
             223      Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act, which implements the obligation of
             224      full faith and credit for domestic violence protection orders.
             225          92. Drug Offense Sentencing - to study a drug offense sentencing continuum.
             226          93. Insurance Penalties - to study whether to provide penalties for the exploitation of a
             227      vulnerable adult by an insurer.
             228          94. Judge Certification - to study certification and retention processes for judges.
             229          95. Judgement Enforcement - to study ways to improve the collection process
             230      following a court judgement.
             231          96. Lien Penalty - to study the placement of a substantial penalty on individuals or
             232      entities who have a lien placed on someone other than the individual noted in the judgments or
             233      orders.
             234          97. Marriage Preparation - to study issues related to marriage preparation classes.
             235          98. Nonjudicial Foreclosure - to study a Uniform Nonjudicial Foreclosure Act.
             236          99. Parent-time Schedules - to study the standardization of pick-up and drop-off times
             237      in parent-time schedule.
             238          100. Parental Discipline - to study parental rights related to reasonable discipline.
             239          101. Process Service by Private Investigators - to study whether to allow private
             240      investigators to serve all forms of process issued by a court except writs of execution, bench
             241      warrants, and any criminal process.
             242          102. Recodification of Statutes of Limitations - to study improving the state's cross
             243      referencing system or streamlining the Statutes of Limitations in the Utah Code for ease of use.
             244          103. Tort Actions - to study whether to provide for the affirmative defense of

             245      assumption of risk in tort actions. (S.B. 44)
             246          104. Tort on Initiatives - to study tort on initiatives to allow delayed implementation
             247      for misrepresentation.
             248          105. Tort Responsibility - to study the Uniform Apportionment of Tort Responsibility
             249      Act.
             250          106. Uniform Arbitration Act - to study what changes, if any, should be made to the
             251      Uniform Arbitration Act adopted by the Legislature in 2002.
             252          107. Uniform Parentage Act - to study the 2002 Uniform Parentage Act to determine
             253      whether it should be adopted in place of the existing act.
             254          108. Whistleblower Laws - to study whistleblower laws from Utah and other states to
             255      determine if modifications to Utah's statutes are in the best interests of the state.
             256          109. Access to Juvenile Records - to study and determine whether a school has the
             257      right to access protected juvenile records.
             258          110. Adult Probation and Parole - to study the dispersion of probationers and parolees
             259      in Utah.
             260          111. Cause of Action for Emergency Response Costs - to study whether to give public
             261      emergency response agencies a civil cause of action for expenses of an emergency response
             262      against an offender whose criminal conduct caused the incident. (H.B. 62)
             263          112. Concealed Weapons - to study reciprocal concealed weapons permit legislation.
             264      (S.B. 103)
             265          113. Correctional Halfway Houses - to study the impact of crimes in communities
             266      with halfway houses and group homes sponsored by the Department of Corrections.
             267          114. Drug Treatment - to study the drug treatment program used in the Texas state
             268      prison system.
             269          115. Education in Prison Reform - to study the benefits of prison education in
             270      rehabilitating inmates and reducing recidivism and its cost savings to the state.
             271          116. Firefighter Illnesses - to study occupational diseases contracted by firefighters in
             272      the line of duty.
             273          117. Juvenile Compact - to study whether the Legislature should pass an Interstate
             274      Juvenile Compact.
             275          118. Juvenile Interrogation Requirements - to study whether to require law

             276      enforcement officers to record interrogations of juveniles who are questioned without a parent
             277      or guardian present.
             278          119. Materials Harmful to Minors - to study the exposure of minors to violence and
             279      the subsequent effects of that exposure on minors.
             280          120. Meth Lab Disclosure - to study meth lab cleanup and the disclosure of
             281      methamphetamine production under certain circumstances.
             282          121. Privatization of Correctional Centers - to study whether the state should privatize
             283      community correctional centers.
             284          122. Sale of Crime Memorabilia - to study requiring that profits from the sale of crime
             285      memorabilia be deposited into the Crime Victim Reparation Fund. (1st Sub H.B. 263)
             286          123. Theft Prevention - to study issues related to auto theft prevention authority.
             287          124. Victim Reparation Process - to study the victims restitution and victim
             288      reparations laws and funds to determine if the process is working and if adequate amounts are
             289      being returned to the victims.
             290          125. Air Quality and Vehicle Emissions - to study the need for a task force on Air
             291      Quality and Motor Vehicle Emission Standards. (H.B. 322)
             292          126. Bonding of Livestock Dealers - to study the bonding of livestock dealers in
             293      relation to the Federal Packers and Stockyards Act.
             294          127. Chronic Wasting Disease - to study the Division of Wildlife Resources response
             295      to the finding of Chronic Wasting Disease in Utah.
             296          128. Compliance Cost of Fire Program - to study United States Forest Service and
             297      Bureau of Land Management billing to the Utah State Division of Lands and Forestry Fire
             298      program and the costs to Utah citizens from federal and state fire programs.
             299          129. Dam Safety - to study the funding and prioritization of dam safety projects,
             300      sunsetting the dam safety program, and related issues.
             301          130. Disaster Oversight - to study issues related to disaster cleanup and oversight.
             302          131. Environmental Cleanup Payment Criteria - to study the criteria used by the
             303      Division of Environmental Response and Remediation to determine payment for the cleanup of
             304      leaking underground storage tank sites by private companies.
             305          132. Impact of Drought on Wildlife Plans - to study and evaluate wildlife management
             306      plans in light of current drought conditions.

             307          133. Impact of Wells - to study whether to require an impact study prior to drilling a
             308      water well.
             309          134. Livestock and Animal Regulation - to study the responsibility of landowners to
             310      fence out livestock, the responsibility of livestock owners to fence in their animals, and
             311      whether the state or individual counties should regulate in this area.
             312          135. Milk Marketing - to study issues related to milk marketing.
             313          136. Nuclear Shipment Safety - to study high level nuclear waste shipment safety in
             314      Utah and the need for state regulation to ensure shipment safety. (H.B. 143)
             315          137. Oil Fee Increase - to study whether to increase the recycling fee on lubricating
             316      oil.
             317          138. Privatizing Underground Storage Tank Fund - to study what other states have
             318      done in privatizing Underground Storage Tank Funds and to recommend whether or not to
             319      privatize.
             320          139. Public Water Systems - to study safety requirements for public water systems.
             321      (S.B. 156)
             322          140. Recycling - to study the recycling of bottles and containers. (H.B. 368)
             323          141. Water Drilling - to study issues related to the drilling of water wells.
             324          142. Water Rights Acquisition - to study the federal acquisition of water rights in the
             325      state.
             326          143. Water Rights and Instream Flows - to study whether to amend Utah Code
             327      Annotated Section 73-3-3 and any related statutes governing the use of water rights to maintain
             328      instream flows.
             329          144. Water Rights and Water Development - to study ways to make water
             330      development easier and less costly and to remove or simplify restrictions that make water
             331      development and the establishment of water rights difficult.
             332          145. Water Shares - to study issues related to the transfer of water shares.
             333          146. Wild and Scenic River Designation - to study the effect of wild and scenic river
             334      designations on states rights, including water rights.
             335          147. Wolf Management Plan - to study and monitor the Division of Wildlife
             336      Resources Wolf Management Plan.
             337          148. Wolves - to study issues related to wolves.

             338          149. Olympic Review and Followup - to study the need to clean up statutory
             339      provisions related to the Olympics that are no longer needed, review the final report of the state
             340      Olympic officer, and study what needs to be done to ensure that entities that own and operate
             341      Olympic facilities built by the state follow operational requirements and meet contracted
             342      obligations.
             343          150. Board of Examiners - to study the creation of county and city boards of
             344      examiners. (2nd Sub S.B. 56)
             345          151. Board of Trustee Salaries - to study how to allow boards of trustees of special
             346      service districts to establish board of trustee salaries.
             347          152. Condemnation of Water Rights - to study whether counties should have power to
             348      condemn water rights for their own water delivery systems.
             349          153. County Attorneys - to study whether county civil attorneys should be elected or
             350      appointed.
             351          154. Critical Regional Facilities Decision Making - to study major regional facilities
             352      needed for multiple jurisdictions, how those facilities are sited, and the best process for
             353      involving all parties and making the best decisions.
             354          155. Government Records Related to County Recorders - to study Government
             355      Records Access and Management Act amendments related to county recorders. (S.B. 237)
             356          156. Municipal Water Rights - to study whether a city should be able to sell water and
             357      compete with districts who also sell water. (S.J.R. 5)
             358          157. Notice of Annexation - to study providing meaningful notice to all property
             359      owners of a pending annexation.
             360          158. Prosecution Costs for Small Counties - to study the creation of a pool for
             361      prosecuting capital crimes similar to the pool for capital defense costs.
             362          159. Recall or Removal - to study the recall or removal of county officials, including
             363      criteria and circumstances regarding the recall or removal and the process for carrying out the
             364      removal.
             365          160. Special Service District for a School - to study whether a special service district
             366      should be allowed if a neighborhood wants to form one to build a school.
             367          161. Taxing Entity Participation in RDA Projects - to study whether to allow all taxing
             368      entities to choose whether to participate in an RDA project that uses a tax increment from taxes

             369      generated by that taxing entity.
             370          162. Wendover Annexation - to study the annexation of Wendover, Utah to Nevada.
             371          163. Zoning Authority of Municipalities - to study whether to limit a municipality's
             372      rights to impose conditions on zoning and development other than for health, safety, and
             373      welfare.
             374          164. Computer Information Transactions - to study the Uniform Computer
             375      Information Transactions Act, which governs the commercial licensing of computer
             376      information and network access contracts.
             377          165. Coordination of Utility Services - to study the coordination of water, sewer, and
             378      other utility services between political subdivisions when the property to be served is in one
             379      political subdivision but it is more reasonable, because of geography and other factors, that
             380      another political subdivision provide the services.
             381          166. Disposition of State Intellectual Property - to study policies and procedures for
             382      selling or otherwise disposing of state-owned intellectual property including computer
             383      programs and software systems.
             384          167. Phone Company Billing - to study issues related to the billing practices of phone
             385      companies.
             386          168. Public Hearing on the Public Service Commission - to study the need for a public
             387      hearing on whether the Public Service Commission should be restructured, including whether
             388      the commissioners should be elected.
             389          169. Update Rate Committee - to study the revising and updating of Utah Code
             390      provisions relating to the Information Technology Rate Committee in the Department of
             391      Administrative Services.
             392          170. Surcharge on Violations for Retirement - to study whether to impose a $20 peace
             393      officer retirement surcharge on moving traffic violations and to place the surcharge monies in
             394      the public safety retirement trust fund. (S.B. 210, S.B. 81)
             395          171. Alternative Fuel Tax - to study the collection of fuel taxes for alternate fuel
             396      vehicles. (H.B. 20)
             397          172. Disputed Property Taxes in Escrow - to study whether to provide procedures for
             398      counties to hold disputed amounts of property taxes paid by centrally assessed taxpayers in
             399      escrow.

             400          173. Homestead Exemption Increase - to study whether the current level of homestead
             401      exemption of $20,000 should be raised or lowered, including data from other states.
             402          174. Impact of Exemptions Report - to study whether to require the State Tax
             403      Commission to prepare a biennial report on the impact on state revenues of income tax
             404      exemptions. (H.B. 340)
             405          175. Local Truth in Taxation Notice - to study truth in taxation notice and public
             406      notice requirements for counties when property tax increases are proposed.
             407          176. Sales Tax Vendor Discount - to study the discount on sales tax collections given
             408      to retailers who collect the tax. (H.B. 151)
             409          177. Sales Taxes to Attract Businesses - to study whether to restrict the ability of
             410      municipalities to use sales tax revenues to provide incentives to draw or retain retail
             411      businesses.
             412          178. Tax Credits for Donations - to study nonrefundable tax credits for donations to
             413      school district foundations.
             414          179. Tax Reform - to study whether to make changes in state taxable income brackets,
             415      to repeal a subtraction for federal income tax made in calculating state individual income tax
             416      liability, and to permit claims for a nonrefundable earned income tax credit equal to a certain
             417      percentage of the federal earned income tax credit. (1st Sub. H.B. 183)
             418          180. Unemployment Tax - to study the unemployment tax on self-employed
             419      individuals.
             420          181. Commuter Rail - to study stations, tracks, stops, and the construction of lines in
             421      general.
             422          182. Driver License Requirements - to study the qualifications and residency
             423      requirements for a Utah drivers license.
             424          183. HOV Lane Pass - to study whether to create an HOV pass program that would
             425      allow an individual or a shuttle service to purchase a pass allowing them to drive in the HOV
             426      lane regardless of the number of passengers.
             427          184. License Plates - to study issues related to special group license plates. (H.B. 291)
             428          185. Motor Vehicle Code Revisions - to study and resolve inconsistencies between the
             429      motor vehicle code and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
             430          186. Prohibiting Studded Snow Tires - to study the possibility of banning studded

             431      snow tires on Utah highways as a means of improving safety and reducing highway wear.
             432          187. Street-legal All-Terrain Vehicles - to study requirements for operating street-legal
             433      all-terrain vehicles on highways with a speed limit of 45 miles per hour or less. (H.B. 138)
             434          188. Vehicle Safety Inspection - to study the merits or need for a vehicle safety
             435      inspection program.
             436          189. Disability Standards - to study permanent total disability standards under the
             437      Workers Compensation Act.
             438          190. Economic Stimulus Package Related to Tourism - to study the duties of the
             439      Board of Travel Development and the transfer of the distribution of certain motor vehicle rental
             440      tax funds from the Transportation Corridor Preservation Revolving Loan Fund to the Tourism
             441      Economic Stimulus Fund.
             442          191. Housing Function Consolidation - to study the merging of the low-income
             443      housing functions of the Utah Housing Corporation and those of the Division of Community
             444      Development.
             445          192. Insurance for the Unemployed - to study options to provide limited health
             446      insurance benefits for the unemployed for up to six months.
             447          193. Job Injuries - to study a job-related injury safety net.
             448          194. Office of Child Care Processes (OCC) - to study the agency's processes for
             449      administering, distributing, and accounting for child care grants and the regulation of OCC
             450      funds and the office budget.
             451          195. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - to study the adequacy and
             452      effectiveness of Utah's TANF program in meeting legislative intent in Utah Code Annotated
             453      Section 35A-3-301.
             454          196. Travel and Tourism Funding and Board Structure - to study whether tourism
             455      promotion should be funded by a dedicated credit and whether to change the Utah Travel
             456      Council Advisory Board to a policy board with more representation from the travel industry.
             457          197. Unemployment Compensation - to study whether to provide health insurance
             458      coverage, without cost, to the unemployed.
             459          198. Unemployment Insurance - to study issues related to unemployment insurance
             460      coverage.
             461          199. Waiver for Assisted Living - to study whether to use the Home and

             462      Community-based waiver to provide assisted living for senior citizens in public housing.
             463          200. Workers Compensation Insurance Coverage - to study the subrogation of
             464      Workers Compensation Insurance against underinsured and uninsured auto insurance in cases
             465      where the employer provides both the workers compensation coverage as well as the
             466      underinsurance and uninsurance auto coverage.
             467          201. Identification Badges - to study whether to require identification badges for the
             468      press, state agency representatives, and lobbyists.
             469          202. Session Break - to study whether to have a one-week, nonpaid break in the
             470      middle of the annual legislative session.
             470a           h 203.    Sales tax exemptions.
             470b          204.    E-mail as a public record _ further define how e-mail is treated under GRAMA.
             470c          205.    Appropriations Process Reform _ to study placing an upper limit on target budget.
             470c1      (HJR 1 and
             470d      HB 350)
             470e          206.    Pharmaceutical Sales.
             470f          207.    Statewide E-911 Emergency Services.
             470g          208.    Legislative Constituent Services. (HB 363)
             470h          209.    Pollwatcher Amendments.
             470i          210.    Improve the efforts of the state to protect its citizens from the transportation and
             470j      storage of high level nuclear waste.
             470k          211.    The ability of the PSC to track wireless service complaints. h

Legislative Review Note
    as of 3-5-03 2:49 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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