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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 2008 legislative interim;
15 . directs interim committees assigned these studies to study and make
16 recommendations for legislative action to the 58th Legislature prior to the 2009
17 Annual General Session; and
18 . suggests in approving studies the Legislative Management Committee give
19 consideration to the available time of legislators and the budget and capacity of staff
20 to respond.
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 of the Legislature; and
27 WHEREAS, the 57th Legislature has determined that certain legislative issues require
28 additional investigation and study:
29 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislative Management Committee
30 is given the following items of study to assign to the appropriate interim committee with the
31 duty to study and make recommendations for legislative action to the 58th Legislature prior to
32 the 2009 Annual General Session.
33 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Management Committee, in
34 making study assignments from this list and in approving study requests for individual
35 committees, give consideration to the available time of legislators and the budget and capacity
36 of staff to respond adequately to the number and complexity of the assignments given.
37 1. Aggressive Marketing - to study practices related to consumer lending, including
38 home equity loans.
39 2. Antidiscrimination Act Modifications - to study whether the Utah
40 Antidiscrimination Act should be modified to include additional protected classes.
41 3. Automotive Collections - to study restrictions on regulation of automotive
42 collection activities (H.B. 147).
43 4. Bid Preference - to study bid preference concerning the Department of Labor's
44 Office of Apprenticeship-approved apprenticeship programs and in-state contractors.
45 5. Boards and Commissions - to study boards and commissions under the Department
46 of Commerce, including how often they meet, their functionality, and funding.
47 6. Business Resources - to study and evaluate state programs providing resources to
48 small and mid-size businesses including Business Resource Centers, Small Business
49 Development Centers, Jobs Now, Custom Fit, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and any
50 other programs that may be identified, and review potential overlap in functions, performance
51 measures, and use of state resources allocated to each.
52 7. Certificate of Occupancy - to study certificate of occupancy requirements for
53 residential structures.
54 8. Child Credit Records - to study a state program to enable child credit records to be
55 frozen by their parents.
56 9. Credit Card Security - to study financial responsibility for breaches of credit card
57 security (H.B. 468).
58 10. Credit or Debit Card Contracts - to study enacting a Credit Card or Debit Card
59 Contracts Act (1st Sub. H.B. 308).
60 11. Incentives Benefitting Vacating Mobile Home Park Residents - to study providing
61 incentives to developers of mobile home parks that are changing land use to provide assistance
62 to those vacating the park.
63 12. Long Term Estate Regulation - to study the treatment of individual fractionalized
64 long-term estates in securities and real estate regulation.
65 13. Minors Obtaining Alcohol - to study how minors are acquiring alcoholic
66 beverages, and penalties for minors as well as those who supply them.
67 14. Payroll Service Companies - to study issues related to payroll service companies
68 raised as part of a 2007 study conducted by the Business and Labor Interim Committee.
69 15. Private Lands Privacy Act - to study the Texas Private Lands Privacy Act for
70 potential implementation in Utah.
71 16. Risk Management - to study reinsurance as a risk management tool: what are the
72 pros and cons of this approach for Utah?
73 17. Uniform Limited Liability Company - to study adopting the Revised Uniform
74 Limited Liability Company Act.
75 18. Uniform Limited Partnership - to study adopting the Uniform Limited Partnership
77 19. Uniform Partnership - to study adopting the Uniform Partnership Act.
78 20. Uniform Securities Act - to study and review the citations in the Utah Uniform
79 Securities Act.
80 21. Application of "civic center" provisions to Charter Schools - to study requiring
81 charter schools to be subject to the "civic center" provisions of H.B. 332, Use of Public Schools
82 by Community Organizations.
83 22. Area Technical College Jurisdiction - to study shifting area technical college
84 jurisdiction from the Board of Regents to a separate board.
85 23. Baccalaureate Programs in Schools - to study the effectiveness, value, and funding
86 of international baccalaureate programs in public schools.
87 24. Children's Savings Accounts - to study savings accounts and other policies that
88 promote saving for college, homeownership, and retirement.
89 25. Class Size - to study reducing public school class sizes.
90 26. Curriculum Development - to study curriculum development in grades K-12
91 concerning natural resource development, and use its state-wide.
92 27. Deaf and Blind Education - to study recodifying Utah Schools for the Deaf and
93 Blind statutes and revising their funding.
94 28. Deaf and Blind School Operation - to study recodification, operation, and funding.
95 29. Education for Blind Students - to study and evaluate ways to improve the
96 education of blind students who have no other disabilities.
97 30. Education Governance - to study issues related to education governance and
99 31. Formative Assessment - to study formative assessment to inform instruction for
100 timely targeted teaching in public education grades K-12.
101 32. Governance of Higher Education - to study the Governor's appointment authority
102 related to the Commissioner of Higher Education and higher education institution boards of
103 trustees, the authority of an institution of higher education's board of trustees to appoint an
104 institution president, and whether to expand the membership of the State Board of Regents (1st
105 Sub. H.B. 190).
106 33. Graduation Requirements - to study and review high school graduation
107 requirements to determine whether changes should be made.
108 34. High Need Students - to study high need students with disabilities.
109 35. Higher Education - to study issues related to higher education governance.
110 36. Parent Teacher Organizations - to study PTA's in the schools.
111 37. Private Takeover of Public Schools - to study the private takeover of academically
112 bankrupt public schools.
113 38. School Community Councils - to study whether the role of community councils
114 should be enhanced and their involvement in schools enlarged.
115 39. School District Construction Oversight - to study and review inspection reporting,
116 plan review, structural engineering review, and the issuance of either a temporary or permanent
117 certificate of occupancy.
118 40. School Districts - to study governance of school districts.
119 41. School Lands - to study school land program administration.
120 42. Security at Institutions of Higher Education - to study preventing disruptions at
121 institutions of higher education and enhancing campus security.
122 43. Seismic Hazard Inventory - to study the Utah School Seismic Hazard Inventory
123 (H.B. 162).
124 44. State Board of Education Elections and Membership - to study whether to require
125 that the membership of the State Board of Education be selected by partisan elections, and to
126 consider modifications to State School Board membership.
127 45. Teacher Licensure - to study teacher licensure, including configuration and
129 46. Teacher Loan Program - to study mortgage loans for new teachers (H.B. 85).
130 47. Tooele Applied Technology Center - to study designating the Tooele County
131 Applied Technology Center as a separate entity.
132 48. Utah High School Activities Association - to study the transparency and
133 accountability of the Utah High School Activities Association.
134 49. Virtual Charter Schools - to study a formula for funding virtual charter schools to
135 replace local property taxes not received by virtual charter schools (S.B. 2).
136 50. Campaign Finance Reporting - to study and evaluate the value of assessing an
137 administrative fee for campaign finance reports.
138 51. Disaster Recovery Funding - to study funding issues related to the Disaster
139 Recovery Funding Act (Title 53, Chapter 2, Part 4).
140 52. Election Code Changes - to study changes to election code law suggested by
141 county clerks.
142 53. Election Law Clean Up - to study clean-up provisions suggested by the Lt.
143 Governor's Office.
144 54. Election Reforms - to study reforms to state election law (H.B. 175).
145 55. Election Results Audit - to study an independent audit of election results (H.B.
147 56. Electronic State Reports - to study having most or all state-mandated and
148 non-mandated reports produced by state agencies produced in electronic form, only to save on
149 state paper costs.
150 57. Ethics Reform - to study ethics reform, gifts, and campaign fund use.
151 58. Ethics Study - to study gifts received by legislators who should be responsible for
152 recording the receipt of gifts, complete transparency to the public, and the use of campaign
153 funds, including whether they should only be used on expenses associated with a political
155 59. Expired Gift Certificates - to study treating expired gift certificates as unclaimed
157 60. Human Resources - to study revising the state Human Resources statutes.
158 61. Legislative Ethics - to study and define "expenditure of campaign funds," "conflict
159 of interest," and "legislative gifts."
160 62. Legislative Ethics Reform - to study expenditure of campaign donations,
161 promoting legislative action that is a financial conflict of interest, and investigating alleged
162 ethics violations.
163 63. Municipal Elections Equipment - to study utilizing electronic voting machines in
164 municipal elections.
165 64. Neutrality of Poll Workers - to study ways to ensure that poll workers do not
166 display an affiliation with any candidate, political party, political issue, corporation, or
167 advocacy organization (H.B. 338).
168 65. Ombudsman - to study ways to better inform, investigate, and mediate to assist
169 citizens and agencies to resolve disputes.
170 66. Open and Public Meetings Act - to study coordinating GRAMA with the Open and
171 Public Meetings Act.
172 67. Presidential Election Compact - to study a compact agreement among the states to
173 elect the U.S. President by national popular vote (H.B. 283).
174 68. Public Notices on the Web - to study a public notice website for legal and all other
175 government notices.
176 69. Special District Elections - to study placing special district elections on the same
177 ballot as regular elections.
178 70. State Lands Acquisition - to study establishing a State Lands Acquisition Agency
179 to purchase land for public purposes.
180 71. State Per Diem - to study standardized per diem requirements for all state
182 72. Voter Registration - to study election day voter registration (H.B. 317).
183 73. Access to Health Insurance - to study providing that every citizen of Utah,
184 regardless of health status, may purchase health insurance available to any other Utah citizen,
185 with guaranteed issue and community rating.
186 74. Adoption Law Changes - to study modifying current adoption law to remove
187 restrictions on cohabitating adults and assess whether the current law impedes adoptions and
188 foster care placements (H.B. 318).
189 75. Aging and Disability Care and Supports - to study and determine the most
190 effective balance between proactive and preventive supports, including acute care, in meeting
191 needs in the aging and disability populations.
192 76. Aging and Disability Populations - to study the existing and potential demand and
193 cost of facility-based care vs. community-based supports for people with disabilities and the
194 aging population.
195 77. Anesthesiologists - to study the licensing of anesthesiologists.
196 78. Asbestos Abatement - to study asbestos abatement requirements and standards.
197 79. Authorization for Autopsy - to study the implications of providing that a majority
198 of family members who desire an autopsy may override an order of the next of kin that an
199 autopsy not take place (UCA Subsection 26-4-24(1)(c)).
200 80. Autism - to study the costs and impact of autism on Utah children.
201 81. Barriers to Medicaid Participation - to study the asset test and other barriers of
202 Medicaid participation, the pros, cons and costs to the state of removing the asset test, and
203 similar barriers to health care coverage.
204 82. Billing Practices - to study issues related to hospital billing practices.
205 83. Children's Health - to study the feasibility of establishing a medical home for all
206 children with chronic medical and mental health conditions in Utah.
207 84. Community-based Support Structure - to study the community-based support
208 structure: how the state can develop the community infrastructure to support individuals with
209 disabilities and the aging population in an effective manner, and how the state can attract and
210 retain qualified direct care staff to support persons with disabilities and the elderly in the
212 85. Comprehensive Care Coordination - to study what amount of reimbursement,
213 training, and education on best practices would be required for primary health care providers to
214 provide comprehensive care coordination within Medicaid.
215 86. Contract Provider Pay - to study contract provider pay in the Department of Health
216 and Human Services.
217 87. Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) - to study the extent to
218 which the state's health care delivery systems meet the national CLAS standards and current
219 proposed efforts to meet those standards.
220 88. Death Certificate Procedures - to study data and form requirements of custodial
221 funeral directors and physicians related to processing death certificates (S.B. 175).
222 89. Disability Standards - to study uniformity of disability standards adopted by the
223 state of Utah and enforcement of standards not adopted by the state.
224 90. Drug Overdose and DUI Reporting and Controlled Substances Monitoring - to
225 study the feasibility and impact of requiring hospitals to report admissions for drug overdoses
226 to the Department of Health and to the prescribing health care practitioner; creating a process
227 for developing better practice protocols for prescribing controlled substances and monitoring
228 patient use; and exploring the feasibility of having law enforcement or the courts report arrests
229 or convictions for driving under the influence of a prescribed controlled substance to the health
230 care practitioner who prescribed the controlled substance.
231 91. Drug Testing - to study whether welfare recipients should be required to submit to
232 random drug tests.
233 92. EMS Paramedic Program - to study needs and necessity, and agency expansion.
234 93. Health Care - to study issues related to health care.
235 94. Health Care for Underserved and Underinsured - to study access to comprehensive
236 primary health care for the medically underserved and underinsured, and the role of community
237 health care centers in expanding cost-effective care and providing a medical home.
238 95. Health Disparities - to study issues related to health disparities: review problems
239 and solutions.
240 96. Health Plan Exemption from Selected Requirements - to study allowing insurers to
241 offer health insurance coverage to uninsurable individuals that is exempt from certain mandates
242 (1st Sub. H.B. 491).
243 97. Identifying Support Animals - to study an identification scheme for emotional
244 support animals.
245 98. Insurance Parity - to study prosthetic Limb Health Insurance Parity (H.B. 108).
246 99. Long-term Care Demographic Shifts - to study how changing demographic factors,
247 including an increasing aging population, influence the need for long-term care change over the
248 lifespan, and how Utah will confront these changes.
249 100. Medicaid Assistance and Managed Care - to study providing managed care,
250 chronic care management, and other services to Medicaid clients and CHIP recipients (S.B.
252 101. Medicaid Malpractice - to study Medicaid malpractice reform.
253 102. Medical Examiner's Office - to study the adequacy of funding and the feasibility
254 of establishing regional facilities.
255 103. Nursing Homes - to study a Medicare moratorium, reimbursement, and Medicaid
257 104. Obesity - to study expanding obesity prevention programs in Gold Medal Schools
258 and the role of "Utah Partnership for a Healthy Weight."
259 105. Parent and Custody Training - to study training received by custody evaluators,
260 special masters, and parent coordinators to perform their duties, and the amount of fees that are
261 charged to the parties involved.
262 106. Patient Safety - to study the role of government in addressing issues related to
263 patient safety in Utah's health care facilities.
264 107. Preferred Drug List - to study preferred drug lists: successes, failures, and
266 108. Prescription Licensure - to study prescription licensure of psychologists.
267 109. Prescription Overdose - to study the impact of unintended overdoses from
268 prescription drugs.
269 110. Respite Care - to study respite care for persons on the Disability Waiting List.
270 111. Sexually Transmitted Disease Rate - to study Utah's dramatically increasing rate
271 and how to best educate, prevent, and ensure treatment for those who are infected.
272 112. Spay and Neuter Fees - to study charging fees for unneutered cats and dogs sold
273 in pet stores, with fees deposited into the Cat and Dog Community Spay and Neuter Program
274 Restricted Account.
275 113. State Hospital - to study and evaluate the possible privatization of the State
276 Hospital by July 1, 2009, including issuing requests for information from interested private
277 providers and hiring a private consultant, to determine whether a private provider could at
278 funding levels authorized to the State Hospital in fiscal year 2009:
279 a. operate and manage the State Hospital at its current location:
280 i. while maintaining or improving upon the services and quality of care currently provided at
281 the State Hospital; and
282 ii. implementing the applicable recommendations included in the Performance Audit of the
283 Utah State Hospital performed by the Office of the Utah Legislative Auditor General, dated
284 January 2008;
285 b. demolish the Medical Services Building;
286 c. finance, design, and construct:
287 i. a new Medical Services Building; and
288 ii. a new Pediatric Treatment Facility;
289 d. convert 24 beds in the Rampton Complex to forensic beds; and
290 e. pay transition costs of a private entity taking over the operation and management of the State
292 114. Statewide Standards for Health Care Interpreters - to study requiring the
293 Department of Health to evaluate the effectiveness of health care interpreter services in the
294 state (1st Sub. H.B. 428).
295 115. Telepharmacy - to study defining "telepharmacy" (S.B. 291).
296 116. Therapy for Sexually Transmitted Diseases - to study expedited partner therapy
297 for sexually transmitted diseases (S.B. 289).
298 117. Trauma Counseling for Parents - to study trauma counseling for parents whose
299 children are removed from the home by the Division of Child and Family Services.
300 118. Treatment Program Availability - to study ways to increase the availability of
301 substance abuse and mental health treatment programs.
302 119. Utah Adoption Code - to study Utah's adoption code and the Utah Termination of
303 Parental Rights Act to ascertain whether it properly protects the rights of unwed fathers and
304 parents from minority backgrounds, and whether it complies with federal and state
305 constitutional law regarding notice as recently interpreted by United States Supreme Court
307 120. Vaccinations - to study reducing health care costs by increasing childhood
308 vaccinations for preventive diseases and increasing public awareness of the health benefits of
309 vaccinations to the general public.
310 121. Co-parenting - to study issues related to co-parenting agreements.
311 122. DUI Court Programs - to study special DUI court programs, including viable
312 sanctions and incentives to encourage participation in special DUI court programs.
313 123. Juvenile Services - to study youth services at the Tooele County Juvenile
314 Receiving Center.
315 124. Legal Standing - to study the legal standing of children and illegal immigrants.
316 125. Physician Liability - to study requiring physicians to be liable for drug addiction
317 resulting from their prescribing schedule 2 drugs (Stephenson amendment to H.B. 119).
318 126. Protective Orders - to study penalties for inducing a breach of a protective order.
319 127. Uniform Probate Code - to study changes to the Uniform Probate Code
320 recommended by the Uniform Law Commission.
321 128. Wrongful Death Designee - to study and define the term "wrongful death
322 designee" (S.B. 73).
323 129. Citation Quotas - to study a prohibition on citation quotas (H.B. 264).
324 130. Controlled Substances - to study issues related to controlled substances, including
325 SUDA controls (H.B. 267).
326 131. Illegal Immigrant Crime Statistics - to study statistics for crimes committed by
327 undocumented immigrants vs. the general population, and compare vehicular accident rates.
328 132. Immigration - to study issues related to immigration.
329 133. Jail Contracting - to study jail reimbursement, jail contracting, and private
331 134. Maintenance of Sex Offender Registry - to study agencies that may input
332 offenders into the sex offender registry.
333 135. Penalties for Offenses Committed in the Presence of a Child - to study ways to
334 structure penalties for committing violent offenses in the presence of a child, including creating
335 a separate criminal offense or increasing the level of an offense if it is committed in the
336 presence of a child, and imposing responsibility for the costs of child counseling.
337 136. Sex Offender Registry Issues - to study appropriate inclusions and exclusions
338 related to the Sex Offender Registry.
339 137. Bison Population Issues - to study ways to address excess bison in the Henry
340 Mountains and habitat damage.
341 138. Division of Water Rights Operations - to study Division of Water Rights issues,
342 including the duties and powers of the State Engineer; whether there should be a policy board
343 within the division; administrative orders issued by the State Engineer and the division; the
344 process for appealing the State Engineer's water rights decisions; potential need for an
345 administrative law judge; potential need for an ombudsman; the adjudicative process for
346 reviewing existing water rights; and whether the water rights forfeiture process should be
348 139. Education Funding Source - to study whether the money to fund education
349 projects administered by the Department of Agriculture and Food should be paid for with
350 education funds.
351 140. Elk and Bison and Wildlife Board Issues - to study the duties and makeup of the
352 Wildlife Board, the damage to fences by wildlife, the number of elk and bison compared to the
353 number being counted by the Division of Wildlife Resources, mitigation permits, and other elk
354 and bison issues.
355 141. Fire Issues - to study funding and other fire issues as outlined in S.B. 251.
356 142. Fish Hatcheries - to study both private and state-owned fish hatcheries, the effect
357 of state-owned fish hatcheries on private hatcheries, and the markets available to private
358 hatcheries in the state system and other markets.
359 143. Great Salt Lake Commission - to study the formation of a commission to govern
360 the Great Salt Lake to address water issues, including water quality standards and mercury.
361 144. Groundwater Aquifers - to study Utah's groundwater aquifers, where they are,
362 where they flow, etc.
363 145. Jordan River Recreation - to study enhanced recreational opportunities on the
364 Jordan River through Salt Lake County, what changes and improvements would be needed, and
365 what tributaries could be included.
366 146. Land Use Development and Management Act - to study the Utah Land Use
367 Development and Management Act, its history, and potential changes.
368 147. Natural Resources Statutes - to study creating a natural resources title in the Utah
369 Code and recodifying natural resources-related chapters left in Title 63.
370 148. Nutrient Impact on Water - to study the impact of nutrient pollution on Utah's
372 149. Recycling Fees for Malt Beverages - to study issues related to malt beverage
373 recycling fees (H.B. 469).
374 150. State Recycling - to study requiring state agencies, state departments, schools,
375 and charter schools in counties of the first and second class to recycle and to have a recycling
377 151. Underground Storage Tank Program - to study any needed revisions to the
378 Underground Storage Tank program in the wake of events surrounding a gasoline leak in
380 152. Water Quality Board Permits and Membership - to study the need for legislation
381 authorizing the Water Quality Board to issue permits and to add a board member representing
382 local health departments similar to the provisions included in H.B. 222, Water Quality Board
384 153. Water Rights of Piute Indian Tribe - to study whether the water rights of the
385 Indian Peaks Band of the Piute Indian Tribe, granted in 1915, is a valid right and can be used
386 today on their land in Iron County.
387 154. Water Settlement - to study issues related to the Piute Water Rights Settlement.
388 155. Wildland Urban Interface - to study the administrative adoption of a Wildland
389 Urban Interface Code.
390 156. County Surveyors - to study issues related to county surveyors (S.B. 129 and S.B.
392 157. Disaster Fund Participation - to study whether local districts and special service
393 districts should be authorized to participate in the state's disaster funding program (Title 53,
394 Chapter 2, Part 4).
395 158. Health Department Funding - to study allowing counties to increase their mill
396 levy to fund county health departments or other means to increase county health department
398 159. Local Regulation of State Land Development - to study whether the Department
399 of Transportation, the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, and other state
400 agencies who acquire or develop land should be required to abide by local city and county
401 ordinances or the wishes of the county legislative body or the city mayor and council.
402 160. Manufactured Housing - to study manufactured and mobile home parks
404 161. New Entities and Boundary Changes - to study certifying and recording
405 documents related to newly created entities and changes to entity boundaries (H.B. 447).
406 162. Residential Construction and Affordable Housing - to study the cost of municipal
407 land use and construction regulation on residential construction and affordable housing.
408 163. Riparian Overlay Zones - to study whether cities should be allowed to put
409 riparian overlay zones on streams or creeks which are used as storm sewers, and where
410 untreated run-off water is channeled.
411 164. Zoning and Housing Development - to study ways for the state to encourage
412 zoning which invites the development of a wide range of housing choices.
413 165. 211 System - to study statewide implementation of the 211 phone system for
414 citizen access to government information and the dissemination of information to citizens
415 during emergencies.
416 166. Alternative Energy - to study the alternative energy issues identified in S.B. 169.
417 167. Emergency Communication Systems - to study the emergency radio
418 communications system to determine ways to meet the 2013 federal guidelines for Narrow
419 Band Radio Systems.
420 168. Energy Efficiency - to study electricity demand reductions and energy efficiency
422 169. Energy Incentives - to study solar energy development incentives.
423 170. Merging Informational Numbers - to study the merging of *11 and 511
424 informational, non-emergency numbers.
425 171. Power Generation Sources - to study and identify, map and maintain in the State
426 Geographic Information Database the areas in the state with economically feasible electrical
427 power generation from renewable, traditional, and other sources, and research the cost of
428 developing power generation from each source (S.B. 169).
429 172. Sewage Treatment Systems - to study types of on-site sewage treatment systems,
430 and whether to allow a few demonstration projects utilizing biosystems in residential settings.
431 173. State Trademarks in E-Commerce - to study the legitimate use of state
432 trademarks in e-commerce.
433 174. Underground Sewage Facilities - to study methods of locating underground
434 sewage facilities, who should locate them, and whether existing or only new facilities should
435 be located (1st Sub. S.B. 127).
436 175. Utilities in Mobile Home Parks - to study providing utility services to mobile
437 home park residents, and determining responsibility for improvements (H.B. 335).
438 176. Cable Company Assessment - to study central assessment of cable companies
439 (H.B. 367).
440 177. Capital Outlay - to study issues related to capital outlay equalization.
441 178. Corporate and Income Tax Credits - to study apportionment of corporate and
442 individual income tax credits.
443 179. Deduction for College Expenses - to study tax deductions for college expenses,
444 including deductions for payment of tuition.
445 180. Determining Property Value - to study the best method for determining the value
446 of property under the property tax (H.J.R. 14).
447 181. Energy Efficient Residences - to study tax credits for energy efficient residences
448 (H.B. 199).
449 182. Exemption for Civic Organizations - to study a property tax exemption for
450 non-profit fraternal civic organizations.
451 183. Military Retired Pay - to study a tax credit for military retired pay (H.B. 158).
452 184. Pass-Through Entities - to study the taxation of pass-through entities.
453 185. Property Tax Residential Exemption - to study extending the residential
454 exemption to more than one acre of land (H.B. 155).
455 186. Property Taxes - to study issues related to property taxes.
456 187. Revenue and Taxation - to study revenue and taxation issues.
457 188. Sales Tax on Food - to study reducing the state sales and use tax on food (H.B.
459 189. Severance Tax Fund - to study placing severance tax revenues in a permanent
460 trust fund.
461 190. Tax Commission Penalties - to study penalties related to a tax, fee, or charge
462 administered by the State Tax Commission.
463 191. Tax Commission Taxes, Fees, and Charges - to study the administration,
464 collection, and enforcement of taxes, fees, or charges by the State Tax Commission (S.B. 233).
465 192. Tax Credits for Capital Investments - to study issues related to tax credits for
466 manufacturing capital investments.
467 193. Tax on Oil Shale and Tar Sands - to study the severance tax on oil shale and tar
468 sands after the current exemption expires.
469 194. Tax on Social Security - to study whether Utah taxes Social Security income, and
470 if so, whether the Utah Income Tax on Social Security income may be eliminated.
471 195. Tax Relief - to study issues related to property tax relief (H.B. 391 and 1st Sub.
472 H.B. 391).
473 196. Taxpayer Advocate Program - to study the implementation of a taxpayer advocate
474 program (H.B. 180).
475 197. Benefits for In-Session Employees - to study providing retirement benefits to
476 sergeants-at-arms and pages to the House and Senate who have served a certain number of
478 198. Divestment of Retirement Funds - to study divestment of retirement funds from
479 Iran, with the report limited to how much money is being invested, and also study voluntary
480 efforts between the Legislature and the Governor.
481 199. Independent Entities - to study whether independent entities are competing with
482 the private sector and whether actions of independent entities go beyond what state statute has
484 200. Independent Entity - to study issues related to independent entities.
485 201. Restricting Retirement Investment in Sudan - to study ensuring that Utah State
486 Retirement Investment Fund monies are not invested in any business operations with
487 companies that have certain business operations with the Khartoum government of the
488 Republic of the Sudan, which is perpetuating the conflict in Darfur (H.B. 138).
489 202. Retirement - to study retirement issues.
490 203. Retirement Benefits - to study retirement benefits for law enforcement, fire, and
491 public service employees (H.B. 328).
492 204. Spousal Election - to study retirement issues related to spousal election (H.B. 94).
493 205. Accident and Injury Prevention - to study reducing the number of teen motor
494 vehicle accidents.
495 206. Car Insurance Renewal Rate - to study the car insurance renewal rate by persons
496 holding driver privilege cards.
497 207. Driver Training for Teens - to study a pilot program to provide additional driver
498 training for teens after they are licensed.
499 208. License Plate Readers - to study the installation of license plate readers on
500 enforcement vehicles and bridge structures located on Utah's interstate freeway systems.
501 209. License Plates - to study issues related to special group license plates.
502 210. Loss of Driving Privileges - to study revoking driver license privileges for
503 underage drinking.
504 211. Multi-purpose Vehicles - to study multi-purpose vehicles and road use.
505 212. Peak Traffic Congestion Pricing - to study implementing congestion pricing
506 during peak traffic periods on main congested highways and interstates, and the concept of a
507 diesel tax surcharge to impose a fee in lieu of per-trip pricing under certain circumstances.
508 213. Penalty for Distracted Driving - to study enhancing the penalty for distracted
510 214. Phone Use While Driving - to study the use of cell phones while driving a motor
512 215. Roads and Bridges - to study the condition of state highway pavements and
514 216. Traffic in Construction Areas - to study methods to minimize traffic congestion
515 due to construction.
516 217. Transit Issues - to study transit fare reductions and transit air quality (1st Sub.
517 H.B. 298).
518 218. Vehicle Emissions - to study reducing emissions by school and UTA buses, and
519 by idling and stopped trucks.
520 219. Disadvantaged Rural Communities Account - to study the Business Development
521 for Disadvantaged Rural Communities Restricted Account and determine the feasibility of
522 appropriating money to the fund, the level of funding, and other issues.
523 220. Economic Impact of Shakespearean Festival - to study the Utah Shakespearean
524 Festival's impact on the economy on Iron County and Southern Utah and determine the
525 feasibility of building a new theater and a Shakespeare Village.
526 221. Economic Incentives - to study economic incentives, how many are there and
527 how they are coordinated.
528 222. Housing Funds - to study sources for state matching funds for the National
529 Housing Trust Fund.
530 223. Housing Loan Fund Revenue - to study a dedicated source of revenue for the
531 Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund.
532 224. Motion Picture Incentives - to study issues related to Motion Picture Incentives
533 through the Governor's Office of Economic Development (S.B. 250).
534 225. Social Security Offset - to study the offset for Social Security and workers'
536 226. Student/Worker Permit - to study creating a temporary legal student permit,
537 creating a temporary limited legal student/worker permit with a financial ceiling with legal
538 standing, and including in-state tuition.
539 227. Budgetary Procedures - to study recodifying the Budgetary Procedures Act.
540 228. Capital Facilities Prioritization - to study having the Department of Community
541 and Culture's boards annually prepare and submit a prioritized capital facilities request to the
542 Governor and the Legislature.
543 229. Compensation and Revenue - to study and evaluate the need for fee or other
544 non-General Fund revenue increases in the same fiscal year as a compensation increase, and
545 determine a method to authorize this action.
546 230. Grant Proposal Hearing Process - to study ways to improve the process for
547 hearing grant proposals in the Economic Development and Revenue Appropriations
549 231. Tax Cuts - to study the current requirement that tax cuts be "funded."
550 232. Weighted Pupil Unit Funding - to study moving more line items above the line on
551 education funding to increase the weighted pupil unit amount.
552 233. Zero-based Budgeting - to study Sen. Niederhauser's Zero-based Budgeting
554 234. Fiscal Notes - to study replacing the current fiscal note process with a dynamic
555 economic analysis.
556 235. Limiting Personal Privileges - to study prohibiting, by rule, personal privileges
557 for the purpose of introducing guests during the last two weeks of the annual legislative general
Legislative Review Note
as of 3-5-08 12:15 PM