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H.J.R. 24





Chief Sponsor: Brad L. Dee

Senate Sponsor: Scott K. Jenkins

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This joint resolution of the Legislature gives the Legislative Management Committee
             10      items of study it may assign to the appropriate interim committee.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This resolution:
             13          .    gives the Legislative Management Committee items of study it may assign to the
             14      appropriate interim committee during the 2011 legislative interim;
             15          .    directs interim committees assigned these studies to study and make
             16      recommendations for legislative action to the 59th Legislature before the 2012
             17      Annual General Session; and
             18          .    suggests that the Legislative Management Committee, in approving studies, give
             19      consideration to the available time of legislators and the budget and capacity of staff
             20      to respond to the assigned studies.
             21      Special Clauses:
             22          None
             24      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          WHEREAS, the Legislative Management Committee is created by law as a permanent
             26      committee to receive and assign matters for the interim study by committees of the Legislature;
             27      and

             28          WHEREAS, the 59th Legislature has determined that certain legislative issues require
             29      additional investigation and study:
             30          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislative Management Committee
             31      is given the following items of study to assign to the appropriate interim committee with the
             32      duty to study and make recommendations for legislative action to the 59th Legislature before
             33      the 2012 Annual General Session.
             34          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Management Committee, in
             35      making study assignments from this list and in approving study requests for individual
             36      committees, give consideration to the available time of legislators and the budget and capacity
             37      of staff to respond adequately to the number and complexity of the assignments given.
             38          1. Lapsing Funds - to study issues related to money lapsing in restricted accounts.
             39          2. Alcoholic Beverage Control Act Fees - to study whether tiered fees under the
             40      Alcoholic Beverage Control Act for the renewal of full-service restaurant licenses should be
             41      modified to a flat fee.
             42          3. Building Energy Codes - to study the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
             43      (IECC) amendments for both residential and commercial buildings and review the 2012 IECC.
             44          4. Commercial Breeders - to study issues related to commercial breeder regulations
             45      (H.B. 124).
             46          5. Condominiums - to study amendments to current law governing condominiums
             47      (H.B. 117).
             48          6. Construction Trades - to study amendments to the Utah Construction Trades
             49      Licensing Act (S.B. 182).
             50          7. Exercise Physiologists - to study and review the licensing of exercise physiologists.
             51          8. Fit Premises - to study modifications to the Utah Fit Premises Act (S.B. 154).
             52          9. Illegal Alien Cost/Benefit Analysis - to study how to quantify the costs and
             53      contributions of illegal aliens in Utah.
             54          10. In-House Financing Credit Reporting Requirements - to study whether to require
             55      companies that do in-house financing, including payday lenders, to report to the three major
             56      credit reporting agencies.
             57          11. Independent Contractors - to study and review independent contractor
             58      classifications.

             59          12. Mobile Home Park Law - to study changes to the Mobile Home Park Residency
             60      Act.
             61          13. Moving the Division of Securities - to study whether to move the Division of
             62      Securities into the Department of Insurance.
             63          14. Non-Compete Contracts - to study non-compete contracts between employers and
             64      employees, how broad their potential scope may be, and whether the state's current statutory
             65      process makes it impossible for an employee who has been RIF'd to find gainful employment.
             66          15. Sampling of Alcoholic Beverages - to study the sampling of alcoholic beverages
             67      by retail licensees (S.B. 81).
             68          16. State-owned Liquor Stores - to study the privatization of state-owned liquor stores.
             69          17. Test Driving Vehicles - to study issues related to motor vehicle liability coverage
             70      on a motor vehicle owned by a motor vehicle dealer (H.B. 227).
             71          18. Unemployment Rate Impact - to study the impact of the increasing unemployment
             72      rate on businesses.
             73          19. Unfair Competition Between School and Government Child Care and Private
             74      Child Care - to study unfair competition between school and government-based child care
             75      businesses and private, licensed child care providers, who are forced to compete with their own
             76      tax dollars while the school and government-based businesses are not required to meet the
             77      same regulations.
             78          20. Wages - to study prevailing wages and the effect they have on the economy.
             79          21. Workers' Compensation Fund Subsidiary Authority - to study whether to permit a
             80      subsidiary of the Workers' Compensation Fund to become licensed to write, and to write
             81      commercial property or casualty insurance on a risk located in Utah (S.B. 64).
             82          22. Workers' Compensation Insurance - to study workers' compensation insurance for
             83      children working under a parent's direction.
             84          23. Adult Education - to study and review the funding of adult education.
             85          24. Algebra and Geometry Pilot Program - to study whether to provide a pilot program
             86      for honors algebra and geometry (S.B. 179).
             87          25. Bullying in Elementary and Secondary Schools - to study the impact of bullying,
             88      cyber bullying, harassment, sexual battery, sexual exposure, and related behaviors in
             89      elementary and secondary schools, and its impact on education (H.J.R. 27, S.B. 304).

             90          26. Deaf and Blind Education - to study the education of Utah's deaf and blind
             91      children.
             92          27. Disparities in Per-FTE Student Funding - to study the disparity in the per-FTE
             93      student funding among the institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education and the
             94      retention rates, graduation rates, length of time to achieve graduation, and other factors that
             95      may impact the disparity.
             96          28. Division I Basketball Schedule Requirements - to study whether to require
             97      Division I in-state schools to play at least three in-state schools per year in basketball, with at
             98      least one in-state game required to be an away game.
             99          29. Education Funding Allocation - to study and review ways to change education
             100      funding allocation methodology (H.B. 123).
             101          30. Education on Federal Government Powers - to study whether instruction in
             102      American history and government should include a study of the limited powers of the federal
             103      government as provided in the United States Constitution and the Tenth Amendment to the
             104      Constitution.
             105          31. Education to Prepare for the Workforce - to study methods to correct the
             106      misalignment between postsecondary education and employer needs, and examine the
             107      development of online tools to assist.
             108          32. Financial Literacy - to study the teaching of financial literacy in public schools and
             109      the impact of financial and economic literacy legislation in recent years.
             110          33. High School Graduation Requirements - to study the effectiveness of core high
             111      school graduation requirements.
             112          34. Higher Education Remediation - to study whether to provide higher education
             113      remediation courses and requirements online prior to college enrollment.
             114          35. Independent Schools - to study how a public school may attain greater authority
             115      over the school's budget, staffing, and curriculum upon an election of the parents of the
             116      school's students.
             117          36. International Baccalaureate Program Values - to study and either confirm or dispel
             118      concerns regarding whether the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate program teaches
             119      values or is not in keeping with or materially differs from Utah's and the nation's values and
             120      principles.

             121          37. Legislation Implementing Resolution on Education Governance - to study and
             122      prepare legislation addressing S.J.R. 9, Joint Resolution - Governance of Public and Higher
             123      Education, which would make the Governor responsible for the general control and supervision
             124      of public education.
             125          38. Math Instruction - to study a proposal to provide a pilot program for incentives for
             126      Singapore math instruction.
             127          39. Office of Education - to study the functions of the Utah State Office of Education.
             128          40. Options Regarding Lowest Performing Schools - to study whether to dissolve the
             129      lowest performing schools and provide their management through an RFP, where the top two
             130      bidders would then be selected by the parents of the children in that school.
             131          41. Preschools in Elementary and Junior High Schools - to study preschools in
             132      elementary and junior high schools and whether they compete with private enterprise (H.B.
             133      181).
             134          42. Professional Development Days - to study and review the cost effectiveness of
             135      public school professional development days and activities statewide.
             136          43. School Busing - to study whether to base school busing on the age of the student.
             137          44. School Districts Increasing Voted Leeway Property Tax Rate - to study whether to
             138      allow a school district to increase its voted leeway property tax rate.
             139          45. School Funding - to study public and charter school funding and the WPU.
             140          46. School Restructuring - to study whether to require the restructuring of a school that
             141      receives failing grades for two consecutive years.
             142          47. School Seismic Hazard Inventory - to study whether to create a Utah Schools
             143      Seismic Hazard Inventory (H.B. 367).
             144          48. School Supplies - to study ways to allow a school or teacher to invite students to
             145      furnish, on a voluntary basis, school supplies for the student's own use (H.J.R. 8).
             146          49. Secondary Math Requirements - to study high school math requirements versus
             147      college readiness.
             148          50. Small School Funding - to study public education funding for smaller schools.
             149          51. State Board of Education and Local School Board Election Process - to study and
             150      investigate whether to change the year in which the election takes place and investigate
             151      methods for nomination to the primary or general ballot, including direct election or

             152      nominating committees consisting of members of school community councils, for each district.
             153          52. Student ID - to study the consolidation of student identification numbers.
             154          53. Technology as an Educational Tool - to study technology as an education teaching
             155      tool, how and when it should be used, how many children it should serve per dollar spent, at
             156      what age or grade it is best used, and how often it should be reviewed to make sure it is
             157      working.
             158          54. Textbook Fairness - to study competition among publishers for higher education
             159      textbooks (H.B. 377).
             160          55. Advisory Opinions - to study advisory opinions issued by the Independent
             161      Legislative Ethics Commission (H.J.R. 5).
             162          56. Public Officers' and Employees' Ethics - to study Title 67, Chapter 16, Utah Public
             163      Officers' and Employees' Ethics Act.
             164          57. Attorney General Appointment - to study whether to change the Utah Constitution
             165      to have the position of Utah Attorney General be an appointed position.
             166          58. Ballot Bias - to study how to change statewide elections to eliminate ballot bias
             167      through a rotation of different ballots by precinct.
             168          59. Birth Date as Private Record - to study whether the month and day of a date of
             169      birth on a voter registration record should be classified as a private record.
             170          60. Campaign Contributions - to study whether to impose limits on campaign
             171      contributions (H.B. 164).
             172          61. Candidate Party Affiliation - to study issues related to a candidate for public office
             173      being nominated by more than one political party (H.B. 176).
             174          62. Cost Savings in State Government - to study cost savings in state government,
             175      including allowing state agencies to use sources other than the Division of Technology
             176      Services and the Division of Fleet Services if they can show that they can save money through
             177      using their own employees and/or the private sector to save money.
             178          63. County Classification - to study the classification of urban and rural counties (S.B.
             179      264).
             180          64. Daylight Savings Time - to study whether to eliminate daylight savings time.
             181          65. Election Law - to study annual clean up election law legislation.
             182          66. Gold and Silver as Legal Tender - to study the implementation of gold and silver

             183      coins as legal tender (H.B. 17).
             184          67. Government Records - to study and review access to government records,
             185      including what constitutes a government record (H.B. 477).
             186          68. GRAMA - to study issues related to the Government Records Access and
             187      Management Act.
             188          69. Information Sharing Related to Immigration - to study issues related to state
             189      employees sharing immigration-related information within and across state agencies.
             190          70. Legal Notices - to study issues related to the publication of statutorily required
             191      legal notices (S.B. 85).
             192          71. Listing Candidates on a Ballot - to study current and alternative methods used to
             193      determine the order that candidates are listed on a ballot.
             194          72. Municipal and County Powers Related to Advertising - to study whether to modify
             195      a municipal or a county legislative body's power to prohibit or regulate a temporary
             196      advertisement sign (H.B. 197).
             197          73. Municipal Service Funds - to study constitutional concerns with counties setting
             198      different rates for incorporated and unincorporated areas including police services.
             199          74. National Popular Vote - to study whether to enter into a compact with other states
             200      that would recognize the outcome of a presidential election as determined by a national popular
             201      vote (H.B. 252).
             202          75. Nullification Laws - to study the rights of state nullification laws.
             203          76. Online Public and Legal Notices - to study and review ways to simplify and
             204      centralize online public and legal notices and make a report of findings to the Business and
             205      Labor Interim Committee.
             206          77. Party Election Qualification Window - to study whether to expand the party
             207      qualification window for general elections from two years to four years in Utah Code
             208      Subsections 20A-8-101(1), 20A-8-101(4)(a), and 20A-8-102(1).
             209          78. Payment Methods Accepted by the Utah Housing Corporation - to study payment
             210      methods accepted by the Utah Housing Corporation and whether they should be expanded to
             211      include wire transfers.
             212          79. PILT Money Distribution - to study the appropriate distribution of state and federal
             213      PILT money to counties.

             214          80. Post Employment Benefits for Elected Officials - to study the post employment
             215      benefits available to certain elected officials (2nd Substitute H.B. 331).
             216          81. Preferential Balloting - to study issues related to preferential balloting.
             217          82. Rural Programs - to study rural definitions for state programs and functions.
             218          83. State Agency Consolidation - to study whether state agencies should be
             219      consolidated and, if so, to study which ones should be consolidated.
             220          84. State Agency Cost Savings - to study whether to allow state agencies to use goods
             221      and services not provided by the state if the state agency can show cost savings to the state
             222      agency (H.B. 461).
             223          85. State Contracts Awarded to Out-of-State Companies - to study the effects on the
             224      state budget of state contracts being awarded to out-of-state companies.
             225          86. State Employee Immigration Information - to study whether to require state
             226      employees to notify an employer of immigration information.
             227          87. State Political Parties - to study whether state political parties should retain their
             228      political party status with the state for a longer period than the two years currently provided by
             229      statute.
             230          88. State Sovereignty Intrusions - to study and review federal intrusions into the
             231      sovereignty and jurisdiction of the state of Utah over the past decade, including major
             232      intrusions prior to that time frame.
             233          89. State Use Program - to study the benefits of the State Use Program outlined in
             234      Utah Code Section 63G-6-425.
             235          90. Verification of Candidate Qualifications - to study whether to require an election
             236      filing officer to ensure that a person who files a declaration of candidacy for an elected office
             237      meets the legal qualifications for the elective office (H.B. 472).
             238          91. Voted Leeway Program - to study changes to the state supported voted leeway
             239      program.
             240          92. Voter Information Pamphlet - to study whether there are better, more cost effective
             241      ways to distribute the voter information pamphlet and to study the type of information in the
             242      pamphlet and if changes would be helpful.
             243          93. Voter Registration - to study whether to purge voter rolls of non-voting citizens
             244      (H.B. 310).

             245          94. Voter Registration Records - to study the privacy of voter registration information,
             246      notice on forms, etc.
             247          95. Voting Equipment - to study changes to election voting equipment.
             248          96. Amendment to Health Waiver - to study whether to seek an amendment to the
             249      New Choices Waiver that will not require individuals to leave their current residence to be
             250      evaluated for the receipt of benefits under the waiver (H.B. 357).
             251          97. Asbestos Rules - to study and review the Division of Air Quality's asbestos rules.
             252          98. Chemical Restrictions - to study whether to ban the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA).
             253          99. Community Mental Health Treatment - to study issues related to assertive
             254      community mental health treatment pilot program (H.B. 234).
             255          100. Controlled Substances Database - to study the feasibility of allowing doctors and
             256      pharmacists to add notes on a patient to the controlled substances database.
             257          101. Coordinating Medicaid Program - to study consolidating and better coordinating
             258      the Medicaid program for the agencies involved, including health, human services, and
             259      workforce services.
             260          102. Costs and Resources for Serving the Mentally Disabled - to study the detailed per
             261      person cost for residents of the Utah State Development Center, private intermediate care
             262      facilities for the mentally retarded, and a range of community-based providers of programs and
             263      services for the disabled.
             264          103. Double Counting Due to Transfers Between Departments - to study and identify a
             265      budgeting method to remove the double counting in Medicaid due to transfers between the
             266      Department of Health and other state agencies.
             267          104. Health Care Quality - to study and explore whether to move away from
             268      fee-for-service payments to pay for quality.
             269          105. Health Care Related Infections - to study whether to require health care facilities
             270      to provide data on health care associated infections (1st Sub. H.B. 355).
             271          106. Health Disparities Among Population Groups - to study the impact of health
             272      disparities, including the differences in incidence, prevalence, mortality, and the burden of
             273      disease and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups, social
             274      determinants of health, including the condition in which people are born, grow, live, work, and
             275      age, and health care systems used for different groups in Utah.

             276          107. High Medicaid System Use - to study the geo mapping of those who frequently
             277      utilize the Medicaid system and use the information for preventative purposes.
             278          108. Immunizations - to study issues related to RSV immunizations.
             279          109. Increasing Office of Recovery Services Collections - to study the role and
             280      efficiency of the Office of Recovery Services and whether to direct the Department of Health
             281      and the Department of Workforce Services to develop a list of options for expansions in the
             282      areas of collections, such as requiring insurers to share benefit information for all medical
             283      assistance to increase collections and cost avoidance.
             284          110. Interagency Committee on Health Disparities - to study whether to establish an
             285      interagency coordinating advisory committee on health disparities and economic
             286      self-sufficiency (S.B. 192).
             287          111. Lyme Disease Risk in Utah - to study whether to have the Department of Health
             288      review the threats and risks of lyme disease in Utah, report on the current status of the disease
             289      in the state, and what potential preventive measures or preparations the state may want to
             290      implement.
             291          112. Medicaid Statute Review and Consolidation - to study and review Medicaid
             292      statutes for clarification in assigned responsibilities, desired policy direction, and agency
             293      interactions and consider raising all the statutes relating to Medicaid from chapter level in
             294      statute to a separate title and consolidate all related statutes within that title.
             295          113. Medical Harm Disclosure - to study the development of a Medical Harm
             296      Disclosure Act.
             297          114. Medical Insurance Coverage for Older Disabled Children - to study whether to
             298      provide medical insurance coverage requirements for parents of a child age 18-26 with a
             299      disability.
             300          115. Medicare Recommendations - to study the five recommendations from the Henry
             301      J. Kaiser Foundation's September 2009 report on Medicare and provide options for
             302      implementation in the Medicaid program.
             303          116. Miners Hospital Trust Fund - to study the specific use of the Miners Hospital
             304      Trust Fund related to benefits provided to disabled miners, and to study optimum uses of the
             305      distribution from that trust.
             306          117. Patient Access - to study issues related to patient access reform (S.B. 294).

             307          118. Pharmacy Practices Related to Substitutions - to study in what circumstances a
             308      therapeutic substitution may be substituted for a therapeutic prescription drug and whether to
             309      require the purchaser and the prescribing practitioner to authorize the substitution (H.B. 321).
             310          119. Physician Self-Referral - to study the practice of physicians engaged in
             311      "self-referrals" for imaging, including MRI, CAT Scans, etc., to facilities in which they own a
             312      financial investment (S.B. 91).
             313          120. Prescription Drug Misuse - to study prescription drug misuse and abuse, its
             314      impact on the state, and methods to reduce negative impacts.
             315          121. Second Parent Adoption - to study second parent adoption in limited
             316      circumstances (H.B. 108).
             317          122. Serving Deaf and Blind Children - to study the best methods for serving deaf and
             318      blind children.
             319          123. Supervision of Cosmetic Procedures - to study the medical supervision of
             320      cosmetic medical procedures.
             321          124. Utah State Hospital Issues - to study the relationship between the Utah State
             322      Hospital and local mental health authorities, the privatization of the Utah State Hospital, the
             323      future of the children's wing at the Utah State Hospital, and gaps in the community-based
             324      mental health system.
             325          125. 911 Calls - to study restrictions on the release of 911 calls.
             326          126. Arbitration - to study issues related to arbitration reform.
             327          127. Bail Bond Process - to study the bail bond process and sureties qualifications
             328      (H.B. 370).
             329          128. Cell Phone Use While Driving - to study restrictions on those under 18 using a
             330      cell phone while driving.
             331          129. Convict Releases - to study the release of convicts without proper identification
             332      and other critical documents.
             333          130. Criminal Procedures - to study and review potential changes to criminal
             334      procedures (H.B. 442).
             335          131. Custody Evaluations - to study custody evaluations and the impact of their
             336      prohibitive costs.
             337          132. Debt Penalties - to study penalties for persons who incur debt with a number of

             338      vendors within a limited period of time and do not repay the vendors.
             339          133. Determining Professional Competency to Testify in a Criminal Trial - to study
             340      the process for determining the professional competency of persons who testify regarding the
             341      mental competency or incompetency of a defendant in a criminal trial.
             342          134. Divorce and Custody Cases - to study ways to streamline the handling of divorce
             343      and custody cases in the courts to save time and taxpayer dollars.
             344          135. Divorce Orientation - to study whether to require completion of a divorce
             345      orientation class before a couple is allowed to file for divorce.
             346          136. Domestic Violence - to study and review the elements of the offense of domestic
             347      violence, how to ensure opportunities for a preliminary hearing or mediation, and to assess the
             348      actual impact of a domestic violence situation on children.
             349          137. Domestic Violence in the Presence of a Minor - to study changes to current law
             350      regarding domestic violence in the presence of a minor (2011FL0742).
             351          138. False Claims Act Changes - to study changes to the False Claims Act to provide
             352      for qui tam actions for Medicaid fraud prevention in accordance with the Federal Deficit
             353      Reduction Act of 2005 (S.B. 103).
             354          139. Family Law - to study and conduct a comprehensive review of family law.
             355          140. Foreclosure - to study how to address foreclosure-related issues, including
             356      mediation (S.B. 80).
             357          141. Funding for DUI Lab Testing - to study funding mechanisms for laboratory
             358      testing in cases involving driving under the influence violations.
             359          142. Gas Drive Off Law - to study how to change the law governing those who drive
             360      away without paying for gasoline to the same approach as the bounced check law.
             361          143. Gas Pumping Law - to study whether vehicles must be turned off when filling or
             362      refilling with gasoline.
             363          144. Guardianship - to study issues related to guardianship (H.B. 284).
             364          145. Inmate Health Care Partnership - to study the development of a partnership on
             365      inmate health care between University Hospital and the Department of Corrections.
             366          146. Inmate Health Insurance - to study coverage by an individual's private health and
             367      dental policies while the individual is an inmate or while the individual is in the custody of the
             368      Department of Corrections or a county jail (H.B. 11).

             369          147. Investigation Report Distribution - to study whether to provide presentence
             370      investigation reports to victims, including process, content, and related victim services.
             371          148. Jail Reimbursement and Contracting - to study issues related to jail
             372      reimbursement and jail contracting (H.B. 153).
             373          149. Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Resources - to study the return on investment for
             374      resources provided to the attorney general's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the feasibility of
             375      increased recoveries if the unit is provided with more resources.
             376          150. National Instant Check System - to study and clarify standards relating to the
             377      National Instant Check System, including state and federal standards that seem to differ on who
             378      can be determined to be mentally ill and still be eligible at some point to receive a firearm.
             379          151. No Fault Divorce - to study whether to eliminate no fault divorce, including the
             380      impact of divorce on children, school performance, overall physical health, propensity for
             381      criminal behavior, and propensity to marry and have children.
             382          152. Parent Time/Shared Parenting - to study issues related to parent time and shared
             383      parenting.
             384          153. Peace Officer Due Process and Accountability - to study issues related to
             385      investigations of peace officers to ensure that they are receiving due process, accountability,
             386      and rights under Garrity v. New Jersey, 385 U.S. 493, 1967 (H.B. 383).
             387          154. Protective Orders - to study the issuance, modification, and enforcement of
             388      protective orders between certain individuals who are, or have been, in a dating relationship
             389      (H.B. 205).
             390          155. Qualifying for Legal Aid - to study ways that an individual may still receive legal
             391      aid even if the individual's court opponent has already received help from Legal Aid, and not
             392      have it considered a conflict of interest for the state to provide the aid.
             393          156. Registry for Those Convicted of Murdering a Police Officer - to study whether to
             394      require anyone who has ever been convicted of murdering a police officer and is paroled to
             395      register with the state so that future officers who may come in contact with these individuals
             396      can be made aware and better protect themselves.
             397          157. Removing Names from Registry - to study removal of names from the Sex
             398      Offender and Kidnap Offender Registry (1st Sub. H.B. 389).
             399          158. Sexual Contact with a Student - to study criminal penalties for sexual contact

             400      with a student (2011FL0742).
             401          159. Signature of Attending Physician - to study requirements related to obtaining the
             402      signature of the attending physician in cases involving motor vehicle deaths.
             403          160. Substances Posing a Risk to Public Health - to study the regulation of substances
             404      whose use poses a risk to human health when the substances become known during the interim
             405      between legislative sessions.
             406          161. Tobacco and Nicotine Candy - to study whether to ban tobacco and nicotine
             407      candy (H.B. 170).
             408          162. Visitation Rights of Grandparents - to study Utah Code Section 30-5-2, Visitation
             409      Rights of Grandparents, to determine how to strengthen parental rights so that grandparents
             410      cannot cause undo hardship and burdens on a parent who has lost a spouse and is trying to raise
             411      children properly.
             412          163. Clean Air - to study clean air and emissions issues.
             413          164. Fusion Centers - to study oversight of fusion centers.
             414          165. Injection of Greenhouse Gases - to study the ownership and operation of
             415      subsurface pore space for injection of greenhouse gases.
             416          166. Interbasin Transfers - to study issues related to interbasin transfers of water.
             417          167. Petroleum Storage Tank Fund - to study issues related to the Petroleum Storage
             418      Tank Fund, including how to move everyone in the plan to private insurance.
             419          168. Predator Control - to study funding issues related to predator control (S.B. 84).
             420          169. Rainwater Harvesting - to study whether to regulate the types of underground and
             421      above ground storage containers that can be used when collecting rainwater.
             422          170. Regulation of Fuel Manufactured and Sold in Utah - to study whether to require
             423      that if fuel is manufactured and sold in Utah, it is not subject to federal tax and regulation.
             424          171. Reports to the Environmental Protection Agency - to study the process for
             425      reviewing Total Maximum Daily Load reports before submission to the Environmental
             426      Protection Agency.
             427          172. Snow Canyon State Park Transfer - to study the transfer of Snow Canyon State
             428      Park to Washington County.
             429          173. State Air Quality - to study what has been done by the state in the past, what is
             430      being done now, and what can be done in the future to improve statewide air quality, including

             431      an analysis of what has been done by other governmental and nonprofit organizations, to
             432      include possible legislative action.
             433          174. Use of Canal or Ditch - to study whether to require a person to negotiate in good
             434      faith to form a contract before using or enlarging another person's canal or ditch to convey
             435      water (S.B. 108).
             436          175. Utah Lands Protection - to study whether to prohibit the Division of Forestry,
             437      Fire and State Lands from materially changing the management of or selling of sovereign lands
             438      (H.B. 380).
             439          176. Electric Generation Capacity - to study the state's electric generation capacity for
             440      the next five to ten years, including expected new load, expected new transmission line needs,
             441      and other factors.
             442          177. Energy Cost Recovery - to study issues related to energy cost recovery and
             443      renewable energy (S.B. 190).
             444          178. Infrastructure Expansion Fund - to study ways to provide renewable electrical
             445      energy to underserved communities and to provide electrical capacity for large commercial
             446      projects when communities don't currently have the infrastructure.
             447          179. Natural Gas Infrastructure Expansion - to study ways to fund natural gas
             448      infrastructure expansion (S.B. 74).
             449          180. Office of Energy Development - to study and review the proposed organization of
             450      the Office of Energy Development.
             451          181. Pipeline Safety - to study improvements to state pipeline safety law.
             452          182. Power Lines - to study ways to fund the burying of power lines (H.B. 286).
             453          183. Siting of Utility Facilities - to study and review the process for siting utility
             454      facilities (H.B. 49).
             455          184. Utility Payment Assistance - to study whether to require that a gas or electric
             456      corporation obtain a customer's permission before billing the customer for low-income
             457      assistance program funding (H.B. 332).
             458          185. Utility Revisions - to study utility revisions on service areas between parties (S.B.
             459      211).
             460          186. Exemption from Personal Use Tax - to study whether to provide an exemption
             461      from personal use tax so that individuals would only need to declare and pay taxes on amounts

             462      greater than $400.
             463          187. Exemption from Use Taxes - to study an exemption from filing or paying use
             464      taxes on the first $200 in use tax liability.
             465          188. Hiring Homeless Tax Credit - to study whether a state tax credit for hiring
             466      homeless people will increase hiring of homeless people and reduce reliance on public
             467      assistance.
             468          189. Income Tax Brackets - to study whether to adjust the income tax brackets (H.B.
             469      90, 2010 General Session).
             470          190. Local Option Sales Tax Distribution - to study the distribution of local option
             471      sales tax revenues (H.B. 135).
             472          191. Off-highway Vehicle Tax Exemption - to study whether to exempt off-highway
             473      vehicles that are used for agricultural purposes from property taxes even if the off-highway
             474      vehicle is registered for recreational purposes.
             475          192. Oil and Gas Taxes - to study issues related to oil and gas severance taxes.
             476          193. Property Tax Certificates - to study issues related to delinquent property tax
             477      certificates (H.B. 105).
             478          194. Rental Car Taxes - to study tax rates on rental cars.
             479          195. Report on Tax Provisions - to study the State Tax Commission Report on Tax
             480      Provisions (H.B. 126).
             481          196. Tax Commission Levy Process - to study whether to enact a depository institution
             482      data match system and a State Tax Commission levy process to collect certain amounts owed
             483      by a delinquent taxpayer through the depository institution data match system (S.B. 17).
             484          197. Tax Credit for Donation - to study whether to provide income tax credits for
             485      donations to the Community Foundation Permanent Endowment Fund (H.B. 120).
             486          198. Tax Exemption on Motor and Special Fuel Taxes - to study whether to exempt
             487      certain transactions on Cedar Band reservation land from motor and special fuel taxes imposed
             488      under state law (S.B. 122).
             489          199. Tax Impact of Immigration Legislation - to study the net tax impact, including net
             490      education funding impact, from immigration bills passed this session.
             491          200. Taxing Services - to study whether to broaden the sales tax base by taxing certain
             492      services.

             493          201. Use Tax on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles - to study whether to impose a highway
             494      use tax for hybrid electric vehicles in lieu of a gas tax.
             495          202. Driver Education Improvements - to study how to improve driver education
             496      statewide to heavily emphasize the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence.
             497          203. Ignition Interlocks - to study the effectiveness of ignition interlocks.
             498          204. Motor Vehicle Registration and Insurance - to study issues related to motor
             499      vehicle registration and insurance (H.B. 352).
             500          205. Protecting Emergency and Highway Workers - to study proposals to better
             501      protect emergency and highway workers.
             502          206. Public Transit District Conflict of Interest - to study issues related to public
             503      transit district conflicts of interest (H.B. 146).
             504          207. Traffic Code - to study modifications to the traffic code (S.B. 240).
             505          208. UTA Audit - to study whether to conduct an audit of the Utah Transit Authority.
             506          209. UTA Board Elections - to study the election of UTA board members.
             507          210. Waiting Times at DMV - to study how to address the waiting times for customers
             508      at the state's branches of the Division of Motor Vehicles.
             509          211. Arts and Culture Funding - to study the statewide funding of heritage arts and
             510      culture.
             511          212. Business Costs in Utah - to study what changes are needed for Utah to be ranked
             512      #1 in the nation for business costs and thus attract more high paying jobs.
             513          213. Division of Housing and Community Development - to study the placement
             514      within state government of the Division of Housing and Community Development.
             515          214. Economic Development Regulatory Environment - to study what steps need to be
             516      taken for Utah to rank as the nation's #1 economic development regulatory environment.
             517          215. Eliminating the Department of Community and Culture - to study whether to
             518      eliminate the Department of Community and Culture and how to consolidate and realign its
             519      functions.
             520          216. Enterprise Zone Funding - to study funding for a recycling enterprise zone.
             521          217. Food Stamp Option - to study whether to provide a state food stamp food
             522      program for a farmer's market.
             523          218. Serving Ethnic/Minority Communities - to study how to serve Utah's

             524      ethnic/minority community as the Office of Ethnic Affairs is transitioned.
             525          219. Impact of Legislation on Families - to study Family Impact Statements, such as
             526      fiscal notes and legal review notes, and analyze the impact of proposed legislation on families
             527      and attach the statements to bills prior to consideration on the floor.
             528          220. Legislative Session Format - to study the current legislative session format and
             529      ways to increase effectiveness.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 3-10-11 12:05 PM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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