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H.J.R. 20

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MASTER STUDY RESOLUTION

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2013 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Brad L. Dee

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Senate Sponsor: Ralph Okerlund

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             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 2013 legislative interim;
             15          .    directs interim committees assigned these items to study and make
             16      recommendations for legislative action to the 60th Legislature before the 2014
             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
             23     
             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 60th 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 60th Legislature before
             33      the 2014 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. References to "General Fund" in Code - to study, clarify, and clean up provisions
             39      that refer to "General Fund" in Title 10, Chapter 5, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah
             40      Towns, Title 10, Chapter 6, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Utah Cities, and Title 17,
             41      Chapter 36, Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act for Counties.
             42          2. Accessing Studies of Occupational and Environmental Health - to study a
             43      requirement that the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
             44      create and maintain a website designed for the public to learn about the findings of research
             45      studies regarding occupational and environmental health, including research on the health
             46      effects of air pollution (S.B. 118).
             47          3. Acupuncture Revisions - to study revisions to Title 58, Chapter 72, Acupuncture
             48      Licensing Act.
             49          4. Antidiscrimination Amendments - to study and address discrimination on the basis
             50      of weight or height (H.B. 132).
             51          5. Art Therapy - to study art therapy licensing.
             52          6. Behavioral Analysts - to study the licensing of behavioral analysts (H.B. 400).
             53          7. Building Plans Examiners - to study the licensing of building plans examiners.
             54          8. Charitable Solicitations - to study Title 13, Chapter 22, Charitable Solicitations Act,
             55      specifically the "professional fundraiser" permit, and annual reporting requirements.
             56          9. Construction Registry - to study issues related to a state construction registry
             57      review.
             58          10. Continuing Education for Massage Therapists - to study whether to require


             59      continuing education requirements as a condition of license renewal as a massage therapist
             60      (H.B. 351).
             61          11. Credit Scores and Credit Reports - to study how credit scores and credit reports are
             62      calculated and how discrepancies may impact consumers.
             63          12. Credit Service Organization Definition - to study whether to modify the definition
             64      of a credit services organization to include a person that provides debt management services
             65      (H.B. 137).
             66          13. Digital Billboard Advertising - to study changes to current law relating to
             67      billboards and electronic or mechanical changeable message signs (S.B. 76).
             68          14. Discretionary Clause - to study issues related to an insurance discretionary clause.
             69          15. Food Handler Permits - to study food handler permits for special events.
             70          16. Licensing Alternatives - to study licensing alternatives, specifically certification
             71      and registration.
             72          17. Licensing of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses - to study changes to the
             73      licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) interns so they will be more likely to
             74      remain in Utah after they finish their training at the University of Utah.
             75          18. Manufactured and Mobile Home Amendments - to study the treatment of
             76      manufactured homes and mobile homes as real property (H.B. 312).
             77          19. Master License for Hotels - to study a hotel master license for liquor sales.
             78          20. Mobile Home Parks - to study tree maintenance in mobile home parks.
             79          21. Music Therapists - to study the licensing, certification, or other state recognition of
             80      music therapists (H.B. 169).
             81          22. Online Study to Meet Licensing Requirements - to study the allowance of online
             82      study to meet a portion of Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Requirements.
             83          23. Prevailing Wage - to study issues related to prevailing wage.
             84          24. Staff and Training Requirements for Bars - to study a requirement that bars have at
             85      least two employees on staff at all times and study a requirement that all employees have
             86      cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.
             87          25. After School Programs - to study statewide after school programs, guidelines, and
             88      definitions.
             89          26. After School Programs for At-risk Students - to study ways to provide increased


             90      access to after school programs to educate and involve at-risk students during after school
             91      hours.
             92          27. Bullying and Hazing Amendments - to study changes to the definition of bullying
             93      and hazing (S.B. 243).
             94          28. Bullying Prevention Programs - to study and examine bullying prevention
             95      programs with data that demonstrates verifiable results.
             96          29. Career and Technical Education Funding - to study a career and technical
             97      education funding model.
             98          30. Career and Technical Education Funding Model - to study whether to require that
             99      new funding generated by the value increase in the weighted pupil unit for the Career and
             100      Technical Education District Add-on Program should be targeted to certain types of career and
             101      technical education courses.
             102          31. Child Safety and Visibility - to study the use of reflective material to help prevent
             103      children from getting hit by motor vehicles while crossing streets in the dark to get to school.
             104          32. Dropout Reduction Strategy - to study whether to allow a student, age 16 to 18, to
             105      be excused from school attendance by submitting an alternative learning plan that leads to a
             106      high school diploma or equivalent, and to study the components of an alternative learning plan
             107      and the process by which a student may qualify for an alternative learning plan.
             108          33. Elementary Education Coteaching - to study the creation of an Elementary
             109      Education Coteaching Pilot Program (S.B. 287).
             110          34. Financial Impact of RDAs and CDAs on Education Funding in Utah - to study the
             111      impact that Redevelopment Agency (RDA) and Community Development Area (CDA)
             112      agreements have had on Utah's education funding over the last 10 years, study and research
             113      whether there are other methods of creating economic incentives for businesses to come into
             114      Utah communities without having to impact education funding at the level it is being impacted
             115      today, and review other revenue sources to offset tax deferrals or credits related to economic
             116      development.
             117          35. Front-line Teachers Data - to study a requirement that school districts and charter
             118      schools report data to the State Board of Education on the allocation of resources for front-line
             119      teachers (H.B. 402).
             120          36. Implementation of Civics Education - to study the implementation of 2011


             121      General Session H.B. 220, Civics Education Amendments, to what extent it has been
             122      implemented in schools, and if it has not been implemented, the plan to fully implement it.
             123      (2011 General Session H.B. 220).
             124          37. Local Replacement Funding for Charter Schools - to study modifying funding
             125      provided to charter schools to replace local property taxes not available to charter schools.
             126          38. Local School Board Disclosures - to study whether local school board deadlines
             127      and requirements should match county deadlines or state deadlines. Local school board
             128      candidates have the same reporting deadlines as state school board candidates, but local
             129      candidates report to the county, not the state.
             130          39. Online Education Funding - to study ways to provide funding for private and
             131      homeschool students to participate in the statewide online education program.
             132          40. Parental Rights to Information Regarding Teachers - to study allowing a parent to
             133      move the parent's child from the classroom of a teacher if the teacher is carrying a concealed
             134      firearm (H.B. 389).
             135          41. Preparation for College - to study the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act.
             136          42. Preschool Impact - to study the impact of preschool on the most impacted, at-risk
             137      youth in Utah.
             138          43. Professional Development Days for Continuing Education - to study the number of
             139      high quality instruction professional development days needed to effectively provide for
             140      teachers' continuing education along with the additional requirements the Legislature makes.
             141          44. Public Education Funding - to study funding stabilization for public education
             142      (H.B. 55).
             143          45. Public School and Charter School Performance Comparison - to study and
             144      compare the academic performance and administrative costs of traditional public schools and
             145      charter schools having similar demographics. Also, study and compare information regarding
             146      post-Oct. 1 students who return from charter schools to traditional schools and vice versa.
             147          46. School Attendance, Graduation, and Achievement - to study the relationships
             148      between public school student attendance, high school graduation, and student achievement.
             149          47. School Board and State Board Elections - to study school board elections and State
             150      Board of Education elections (H.B. 59 and H.B. 267).
             151          48. School District Certified Tax Rate Change - to study changes to the calculation of


             152      a school district certified tax rate if a student within the school district boundaries attends a
             153      charter school.
             154          49. School District Consolidation - to study the inconsistency between Utah Code
             155      Sections 53A-2-102 and 53A-2-118 regarding how two or more school districts combine into
             156      one.
             157          50. School Finance and Budgeting - to study school-level finance as it relates to
             158      school-based budgeting and competency-based budgeting, not seat time and incentivized early
             159      graduation.
             160          51. School Management - to study procedures to allow parents of students to petition
             161      to convert the school that their children attend to a charter school.
             162          52. Student Assessment - to study the administration of student assessments by a
             163      private entity.
             164          53. Students Connected to a Military Family - to study the creation of an identifier for
             165      a student connected to a military family in the statewide education database so that the progress
             166      of a child of active duty military personnel can be tracked.
             167          54. UCAT Board of Trustees Makeup - to study the membership makeup of the Utah
             168      College of Applied Technology (UCAT) Board of Trustees.
             169          55. UCAT Funding - to study how the Utah College of Applied Technology is funded.
             170          56. Department of Workforce Services - to study the functions and duties of the
             171      Department of Workforce Services, including which programs fall within its responsibility.
             172          57. Economic Development and Workforce Services Issues - to study issues related to
             173      economic development and workforce services, including branding Utah for economic
             174      development, barriers to economic development, the process of accessing and receiving
             175      services from the Department of Workforce Services, a review and followup on recent audits,
             176      intergenerational poverty, a review of required reports to determine whether they can be
             177      consolidated, unemployment, and issues related to the Division of Services for People with
             178      Disabilities, including process and waiting list issues.
             179          58. Economic Gardening - to study the economic model referred to as "economic
             180      gardening."
             181          59. Impact of Economic Development - to study economic development and the
             182      impact it has on the state.


             183          60. Administrative Law Judge Amendments - to study complaints, performance
             184      standards, and recommendations regarding administrative law judges (S.B. 191).
             185          61. Agreements with Other States - to study how the legislative and executive
             186      branches work together in establishing agreements with other states, specifically, in which
             187      circumstances it is appropriate for only the governor to enter into agreements on behalf of the
             188      state and when the Legislature should be part of the agreement.
             189          62. Anonymous Campaign Contributions - to study the disposition of anonymous cash
             190      contributions and the aggregate reporting of cash contributions (H.B. 38).
             191          63. Apportionment of Legislative Seats - to study the apportionment of Utah
             192      Legislative seats and the impact of "one man, one vote" on Utah's rural counties.
             193          64. Attorney General by Appointment or Election - to study whether the Utah attorney
             194      general should be appointed rather than elected.
             195          65. Automated Geographic Reference Center Issues - to study the role of the
             196      Automated Geographic Reference Center and the State Geographic Information Database, the
             197      next steps for the statewide address point database, and the collaborative web mapping
             198      applications.
             199          66. Campaign Contribution Limits - to study whether a state office candidate, a
             200      legislative office candidate, a school board office candidate, or a judge should be prohibited,
             201      during any two-year period, from accepting total contributions from the same individual or
             202      source in an amount of $9,999 or more (H.B. 410).
             203          67. County Office Election Cycles - to study in which election cycle certain officers
             204      should be elected. For example, in some counties, the offices of clerk/treasurer and
             205      auditor/recorder are combined.
             206          68. Department of Technology Services - to study the role, function, and reporting of
             207      the Department of Technology Services.
             208          69. Disclosing Political Consulting Services - to study whether lobbyists should be
             209      required to disclose the political consulting services they provide to candidates seeking public
             210      office and to candidates seeking appointment to a midterm vacancy.
             211          70. Election Code Amendments - to study the annual list of election code cleanup
             212      issues.
             213          71. Election Day Registration - to study whether voters should be allowed to register


             214      to vote on election day and have their vote counted (2nd Sub. H.B. 91).
             215          72. Election Notices - to study whether most election notices should continue to be
             216      published in a newspaper, or the less expensive option of posting election notices electronically
             217      should be the method for some or all elections.
             218          73. Elector Amendments - to study a requirement that a presidential elector must cast
             219      an electoral ballot for the candidate for president and vice president of the United States who
             220      wins the majority vote in the state, and whether a criminal penalty should be assessed against
             221      an elector who fails to cast an electoral ballot for that candidate (H.B. 368).
             222          74. Fees for Government Records Requests - to study whether to require a
             223      governmental entity to fulfill a records request without charge under certain circumstances
             224      (H.B. 122).
             225          75. Financial Disclosure Notice - to study whether electronic notice should be the
             226      primary means of reminding candidates and entities of the requirement to file financial
             227      disclosure reports.
             228          76. GRAMA Requests to Local Governments - to study ways to address Government
             229      Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) requests made to local governments that are
             230      written broadly and are typically used by marketing organizations.
             231          77. Initiative, Referendum, and Petition Forms - to study ways to increase consistency
             232      in the Utah Code regarding initiative, referendum, and petition forms.
             233          78. Preliminary Election Results - to study whether officials should release election
             234      totals periodically and, if so, how often. Current law does not allow the totals of any votes
             235      counted after election day to be released until the canvass, yet more by-mail and provisional
             236      ballots are being received.
             237          79. Prohibiting Funds from Fines and Forfeitures from Going to the Governmental
             238      Entity Imposing the Fines - to study the prohibition of fines and forfeitures that fund the
             239      governmental entity that imposes them, or require fines and forfeitures to go into a permanent
             240      fund of which only the interest earnings of the fund can be used for the budget by the
             241      governmental agency that imposes the fines. This way fines and forfeitures would not become
             242      an essential budget item for those entities. If it affects the budget it will be a delayed effect.
             243          80. Public Meeting Notice - to study whether to require a public notice of not less than
             244      72 hours for each public meeting if the need for a meeting is known at least 72 hours in


             245      advance; whether to require that the public notice include an agenda on which all items then
             246      planned to be discussed at the meeting are listed; whether the 24 hour public notice
             247      requirement is satisfied if no additional items are added to the agenda; exceptions for
             248      legislative meetings held for any special session, extraordinary session, or veto override
             249      session, or during the period of time beginning seven days before a general session and ending
             250      on the last day of the general session; and whether to prohibit a court from voiding a final
             251      action taken by a public body for failure to comply with the 72 hour public notice requirements
             252      (H.B. 207).
             253          81. Recall Elections - to study a constitutional amendment to allow voters to do recall
             254      elections.
             255          82. Reducing State Vehicle Fleet - to study whether Utah should reduce the number of
             256      cars in its fleet of vehicles and rely on a state rental contract issued through a Request for
             257      Proposal (RFP) to handle the overflow, including universities, etc.
             258          83. RFP for State Fleet Car Sales - to study whether the state's fleet car sales should be
             259      privatized through an RFP process.
             260          84. Special Election Dates - to study the dates on which a statewide or local special
             261      election may be scheduled (H.B. 40).
             262          85. Statewide Ombudsman - to study whether Utah should create a statewide
             263      ombudsman and an Office of Inspector General, as some states have done.
             264          86. Adoption Records Access - to study amending the procedures for disclosing
             265      information in an adoption record (2nd Sub. H.B. 148).
             266          87. Autism - to study autism funding.
             267          88. Child Care Provider Background Checks - to study whether to require a Federal
             268      Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check for all licensed, and license-exempt, child care
             269      providers.
             270          89. Child Care Stipends - to study the matching of Department of Defense
             271      requirements so servicemembers can use their child care stipends.
             272          90. Community Health Workers - to study whether to direct the Department of
             273      Health's Bureau of Health Promotion to promote the use of community health workers (S.B.
             274      85).
             275          91. Community Mental Health Funding - to study access to mental health services for


             276      those without Medicaid. This has become a problem due to regulations that are leading
             277      community mental health centers to become exclusively Medicaid providers and leaves those
             278      without Medicaid few options and poor mental health care.
             279          92. Consequences of Current Community Mental Health Funding Structure - to study
             280      the current funding structure of community mental health centers. Due to these funding
             281      structures, community mental health centers are being "forced" or incentivized to provide
             282      expensive care and provide care only to Medicaid recipients. The centers are unable to
             283      continue to provide mental health care to all of the community, which forces low income
             284      individuals to go on Medicaid, and to stay on Medicaid, to obtain services.
             285          93. Controlled Substance Database Access - to study reciprocal online access to the
             286      Controlled Substance Database between health care providers in Utah and neighboring states,
             287      including Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming.
             288          94. Controlled Substance Database Reporting - to study ways to address the
             289      Controlled Substance Database reporting to the prescribing health care providers of multiple
             290      prescribers, multiple pharmacies, and excessive controlled substance use by an individual.
             291          95. Dispensing of Prescription Drugs by Medical Practitioners - to study the
             292      dispensing of prescription drugs by medical practitioners, including the creation of "dispensing
             293      medical practitioner" as a license classification (S.B. 280).
             294          96. Electronic Prescribing and Monitoring Systems - to study an electronic prescribing
             295      system that utilizes a prescriber's biometric signature, like a fingerprint, in lieu of a handwritten
             296      signature or password for prescription authentication, and study a secure, real-time monitoring
             297      system that utilizes a patient's biometric signature to instantly alert medication prescribers and
             298      pharmacists if the medication to be prescribed or dispensed conflicts with the patient's
             299      medication history or if a patient should not yet need more medication.
             300          97. Long-term Care Insurance Partnership - to study ways the state can partner with
             301      private industry resources to provide an incentive for individuals to obtain private long-term
             302      care insurance coverage to fund their long-term care.
             303          98. Medicaid and Health Insurance for Legal Immigrant Children - to study
             304      amendments to the Medical Assistance Act and the Utah Children's Health Insurance Act to
             305      provide Medicaid coverage and health insurance for legal immigrant children regardless of the
             306      length of time the child has been in the United States (2012 General Session S.B. 41).


             307          99. Medicaid Cost Control - to study changes to the Medicaid drug program to create
             308      Medicaid drug cost savings (2012 General Session S.B. 85).
             309          100. Medicaid Expansion - to study issues related to Medicaid expansion.
             310          101. Medicaid Substitute - to study a Medicaid substitute for "charity care," including
             311      a cost/benefit analysis, how to structure the program, and how the program would be overseen.
             312          102. Narcolepsy Drugs - to study whether to authorize prescriptions for 90-day
             313      supplies of dextroamphetamine sulphate when it is used for treatment of narcolepsy.
             314          103. Obesity - to study policies that could be implemented by state and local
             315      governments, in partnership with the private sector, to effectively support healthy lifestyle
             316      choices and reduce obesity.
             317          104. Offsetting Federal Medical Device Tax - to study whether Utah should adopt a
             318      provision similar to Indiana to offset the 2.3% tax on medical devices imposed by the Patient
             319      Protection and Affordable Care Act.
             320          105. Patient Information Protection Amendments - to study a requirement that certain
             321      health care providers that enter into a provider agreement with the state Medicaid program
             322      must purchase insurance that would cover a health data breach, and a requirement that certain
             323      coverage requirements must be maintained by the provider (1st Sub. S.B. 227).
             324          106. Preferred Drug List for Mental Illness - to study a Medicaid preferred drug list for
             325      treatment of mental illness.
             326          107. Prescription Abuse - to study issues related to prescription medication not being
             327      used as prescribed.
             328          108. Prescription Drug Abuse and Disposal - to study ways to prevent drug abuse by
             329      young people and ways to promote prescription drug disposal when taking medication is no
             330      longer necessary.
             331          109. Putative Father Registry and Compact - to study the creation of a national
             332      putative father registry and compact through the Utah Legal Notices Website.
             333          110. Circuit Court System - to study placing misdemeanors and family law in a new,
             334      recreated circuit court system, leaving traffic violations in justice court with other minor
             335      citations, and leaving felonies in district courts.
             336          111. Civil Expungement - to study what needs to happen when a civil case is finished,
             337      settled, or dismissed. Once judgment is paid, the case should disappear and not be


             338      discoverable.
             339          112. Civil Expungement Process - to study the creation of a judicial process for civil
             340      expungement.
             341          113. Court Fees for Political Subdivisions - to study how municipalities, towns, or
             342      counties may be required to pay court fees under certain circumstances (S.B. 245).
             343          114. Courts Structure - to study the creation of another level in the court system to
             344      exclusively handle misdemeanors and family and domestic matters.
             345          115. Divorce Orientation - to study divorce orientation course timing.
             346          116. Early Case Resolution - to study ways to make the judicial process more efficient
             347      and effective.
             348          117. Eminent Domain Amendments - to study the ways in which eminent domain may
             349      be used, negotiation and disclosure requirements before filing an eminent domain action, the
             350      acquisition of or compensation for certain structures on acquired real property, whether a
             351      condemning entity should be prohibited from occupying private real property for a public
             352      purpose unless certain requirements are met, whether to require a condemning entity to
             353      reimburse an owner for certain expenses, and whether to prohibit a person acting on behalf of a
             354      condemning entity from acquiring real property unless the person holds a current real estate
             355      license (H.B. 111).
             356          118. Gateway and Soft Core Pornography Law - to study whether Utah should have a
             357      law protecting children from soft core and gateway pornography.
             358          119. Governmental Immunity - to study the extension of governmental immunity for
             359      privatized government services.
             360          120. Marriage Mediators - to study the marriage mediation process prior to a court
             361      appearance.
             362          121. Parent-time Amendments - to study an optional parent-time schedule that may
             363      result in joint physical custody (H.B. 314).
             364          122. Persons Under 18 - to study the classification of persons under the age of 18 in
             365      the Utah Code.
             366          123. Prejudgment Interest Revisions - to study whether Utah should update or revise
             367      its prejudgment interest statutes.
             368          124. Product Liability Amendments - to study product liability for defects of property


             369      manufactured outside the United States (H.B. 161).
             370          125. Protecting Children in Situations of Custody or Visitation - to study the
             371      protection of children placed in situations of custody or visitation with parents who are
             372      suspects, persons of interest, or actively involved in felony murder or homicide investigations.
             373          126. Reciprocal Provision for Birth Fathers - to study whether Utah should have a
             374      reciprocal provision for birth fathers who register in their home state to perfect their rights in
             375      an adoption.
             376          127. Recording and Transcribing Legal Proceedings - to study whether persons who
             377      are not licensed as court reporters should be allowed to record depositions and other legal
             378      proceedings and to prepare a transcript of those recordings.
             379          128. Rights of Parents and Children Amendments - to study whether to permit a parent
             380      who has been served with a petition for termination of parental rights to request a jury trial
             381      (H.B. 313).
             382          129. Role of Custody Evaluators - to study the role of custody evaluators in the
             383      custody system and the significant impact they have on custody issues in courts, and receive
             384      input on ways to reform the custody system as it relates to custody evaluators, if necessary.
             385          130. Sex Offender Registration Amendments - to study changes to statutes governing
             386      sex offenders.
             387          131. Bicycle Helmet Law - to study whether Utah should have a mandatory helmet
             388      law for children under the age of 18 who ride bicycles.
             389          132. Bureau of Criminal Identification Amendments - to study whether to require the
             390      Bureau of Criminal Identification to make certain information relating to whether a person may
             391      possess a firearm available through computerized inquiry to a criminal justice agency (H.B.
             392      406).
             393          133. Competition with Private Security Companies - to study whether law
             394      enforcement officers should be restricted from competing with private security companies.
             395          134. Disabled Law Enforcement Officer - to study ways to provide disability benefits
             396      to law enforcement officers similar to those currently provided to firefighters.
             397          135. Drones - to study the use of drones against United States citizens.
             398          136. Drug Testing at Pedestrian Accident Scenes - to study potential changes to statute
             399      requiring law enforcement to conduct enhanced investigation and drug testing at accident


             400      scenes where a pedestrian was hit and emergency medical services were activated.
             401          137. Internet Sales of Nicotine Products - to study the sale, by mail order via the
             402      Internet, of nicotine products.
             403          138. Safety Belt Amendments - to study in what circumstances a state or local law
             404      enforcement officer may take action to enforce safety belt laws, and what those actions may be
             405      (S.B. 114).
             406          139. Salary Comparison - to study a Utah Highway Patrol salary comparison.
             407          140. Scienter in Criminal Statutes and Sentencing Guidelines - to study and review
             408      Utah criminal statutes and sentencing guidelines for lack of scienter. For example, an
             409      enhancement based on the use of a stolen gun does not require the defendant to know it was
             410      stolen.
             411          141. Statewide Access to Law Enforcement Records - to study how to establish a
             412      system that ensures that law enforcement agency records systems in Utah are able to share
             413      information with other law enforcement agencies within the state, including information
             414      relating to drug and gang activity.
             415          142. "Right to Know" Regarding Genetic Information - to study the right of consumers
             416      to be given notice regarding genetic information, including the labeling of food, including
             417      grains, that contain genetically modified organisms.
             418          143. Air Quality Interventions - to study short and long term interventions to improve
             419      air quality in Utah.
             420          144. Air Quality Solutions - to study possible solutions to the current air quality
             421      problem, specifically ideas to encourage the use of public transit systems.
             422          145. Domestic Horses - to study how to provide for the humane treatment, slaughter,
             423      and disposal of domestic horses.
             424          146. Greater Canyonlands Litigation Costs - to study and determine the total amount
             425      of money from all sources spent on the ongoing land lawsuit.
             426          147. Interstate Agreements on Water Issues - to study what the role of the Legislature
             427      should be prior to the governor or an executive branch agency entering into interstate
             428      agreements, including agreements on water rights issues.
             429          148. Mattress Recycling - to study the creation and implementation of a program to
             430      recycle mattresses.


             431          149. Protecting the Greater Canyonlands Region - to study ways to urge Congress and
             432      the president to take action to protect the publicly owned, world-class resources of the Greater
             433      Canyonlands region as a natural, undeveloped area for the recreational use and enjoyment of
             434      Utahns and Americans for generations to come.
             435          150. Rulemaking by the Division of Air Quality - to study the process utilized by the
             436      Division of Air Quality to develop administrative rules.
             437          151. Uniform Agriculture Cooperative Association Act Amendments - to study the
             438      powers of agricultural cooperative associations and a prohibition against agricultural
             439      cooperative associations unilaterally voiding or terminating a patronage refund (S.B. 288).
             440          152. Water Pollution Reduction - to study ways to reduce pollution caused by
             441      excessive nutrients in Utah lakes, rivers, streams, and reservoirs, emphasizing mechanisms to
             442      help the agriculture industry and other nonpoint sources to reduce nutrient pollution (S.B. 216).
             443          153. Wildfire Suppression - to study wildfire suppression efforts in the state.
             444          154. Assessment Methods - to study calculation methods for determining an
             445      assessment in an assessment area.
             446          155. Conservation Easement Revisions - to study the review and approval of
             447      conservation easements (H.B. 162).
             448          156. Local Land Use Revisions - to study issues related to the land development
             449      authority of a municipal or county land use authority and legislative body (1st Sub. H.B. 349).
             450          157. Municipal Telecommunications Amendments - to study whether to require a
             451      municipality that offers cable television service or public telecommunication service to charge
             452      a rate that is just and reasonable for the service and whether to prohibit a municipality from
             453      collecting compensation in excess of a rate, or discounting a rate (H.B. 273).
             454          158. Protest Requirements - to study adequate protest requirements for assessment
             455      areas.
             456          159. RSS Feed for Local Government Meetings - to study the expansion of the use of
             457      the Rich Site Summary (RSS) feed or other state assets for use by political subdivisions for
             458      public meetings.
             459          160. Wrongful Documents - to study and address documents submitted to county
             460      recorders for recording that are claimed to be wrongful (H.B. 20).
             461          161. Public Utilities Funding - to study funding for burying public utilities.


             462          162. Utilities Pricing - to study competitive pricing for utilities in rural areas.
             463          163. Clean Fuel Tax Credits - to study whether to provide income tax credits for clean
             464      fuel heavy-duty vehicles.
             465          164. Constitutional Property Tax Exemptions - to study definitions related to
             466      constitutional property tax exemptions.
             467          165. Credit Union Exemption - to study why credit unions with assets only over one
             468      billion dollars are exempt from state taxes.
             469          166. Exemption for Real Property Improvements - to study whether to provide that
             470      certain site improvements to real property are exempt from taxation as inventory.
             471          167. Impact of Taxing Entity Action on Values - to study requiring that a taxing entity
             472      not be held harmless under the certified tax rate if an action by the taxing entity results in a
             473      drop in values or a reduction in the growth in values.
             474          168. Legal Tender - to study gold and silver coins as legal tender (H.B. 84).
             475          169. Local Tax Referenda - to study local tax referenda, including requiring that
             476      voting be done by mail, ensuring that such referenda will not be delayed to the next regular
             477      election, placing the budget in jeopardy.
             478          170. Municipal Energy Sales Tax Modification - to study modifying the municipal
             479      energy sales and use tax to add a per unit component to the tax.
             480          171. Privilege Tax - to study amending the privilege tax statutes to address the
             481      circumstances under which the privilege tax may be imposed.
             482          172. Property Tax Assessment and Levy - to study the property tax multicounty
             483      assessing and collecting levy that provides funding for accurate property tax assessment and
             484      collection.
             485          173. Property Tax Notice - to study a requirement that a property tax notice state the
             486      amount of property taxes imposed on the taxpayer that represents revenue distributed to charter
             487      schools (H.B. 264).
             488          174. Replacing Property Tax System - to study replacing the ad valorem property tax
             489      system with a property tax based on a fee structure similar to what is done with vehicles.
             490          175. Sales Tax Distribution - to study sales tax distribution and municipal finance.
             491          176. Severance Tax Revisions - to study whether certain severance tax revenue should
             492      be deposited into the education fund and the permanent state trust fund, whether to change or


             493      repeal certain oil and gas severance tax exemptions, and whether to adjust certain severance tax
             494      rates (H.B. 98).
             495          177. Tax Credit Related to Home-based Employment - to study the enactment of a
             496      corporate and individual income tax credit for employing a home-based employee.
             497          178. Tax Credits for Employing the Homeless - to study nonrefundable corporate and
             498      individual income tax credits for employing a homeless person (H.B. 274).
             499          179. Tax Incentives Related to Medical Device Excise Tax - to study ways to provide
             500      tax or economic development incentives to taxpayers who are subject to the federal medical
             501      device excise tax.
             502          180. Tax Rate Reduction - to study whether to reduce a property tax certified tax rate
             503      when aggregate property values within a taxing entity decline.
             504          181. Tax Relief for Innocent Spouse - to study issues related to providing Innocent
             505      Spouse Tax Relief.
             506          182. Tax to Fund Education - to study a government enterprise gross receipts tax to
             507      fund education (H.B. 167).
             508          183. Taxation of Telecommunications - to study issues related to the taxation of
             509      telecommunications.
             510          184. Eligibility Related to Utah Retirement Systems - to study the eligibility of entities
             511      participating in Utah Retirement Systems and transitions due to evolving federal regulations.
             512          185. GRAMA and Open Meetings Issues Related to Utah Retirement Systems - to
             513      study GRAMA and open meetings issues related to Utah Retirement Systems that are not
             514      resolved through legislation during the 2013 General Session.
             515          186. Postretirement Employment Restrictions - to study the balance between
             516      protecting the retirement fund and reducing reemployment restrictions in certain cases.
             517          187. Rate of Return for Utah Retirement Systems - to study issues related to the rate of
             518      return for Utah Retirement Systems.
             519          188. Restrictions During Retirement - to study restrictions on retired employees.
             520          189. Retirees Working Part Time - to study whether Utah should allow retired
             521      employees to work part time without jeopardizing their retirement.
             522          190. Retirement Benefits of Judges - to study whether Utah's judges should be subject
             523      to the same Tier II retirement benefits as other state employees.


             524          191. Retirement Records - to study public access to Utah Retirement System records.
             525          192. Rules for Retirees - to study the education of retirees on postretirement
             526      restrictions including the 60-day separation requirement and penalties if it is violated.
             527          193. Testing for Retirement - to study whether Utah should have a website with a test
             528      that people who are retiring from a Utah Retirement Systems entity would have to pass in order
             529      to qualify to draw retirement.
             530          194. Bicycles on Roadways - to study the licensing of bicycles on roadways.
             531          195. Driver License Hearings - to study potential changes to driver license hearing
             532      procedures.
             533          196. Driver License Suspension Periods - to study the length of driver license
             534      suspension periods for persons under 19 for drug or alcohol-related offenses.
             535          197. Driving Under the Influence Penalties - to study whether to make it a felony for a
             536      person who commits a driving under the influence violation if, as a proximate result of having
             537      operated the vehicle in a negligent manner, a person has inflicted bodily injury upon another
             538      person and the injured person has incurred more than $30,000 in medical expenses within 30
             539      days of sustaining the bodily injury (H.B. 208).
             540          198. Functional Ability Evaluation - to study, with the participation of the Utah
             541      Division of Motor Vehicles, the development of a more useful, less cumbersome method to
             542      assure the safety of Utah's roads.
             543          199. Funding of Transportation Construction Projects - to study the annual funding of
             544      transportation construction projects, including the 1/4 cent transportation sales tax levied in
             545      Salt Lake County, one-fourth of which is earmarked to pay off bonds used to fund construction
             546      projects (see also H.B. 377).
             547          200. Insurance Arbitration Penalties - to study and review auto insurance arbitration
             548      penalties under Utah Code Section 31A-22-321.
             549          201. Prohibiting Local Governments from Enacting Traffic Laws - to study the impact
             550      of prohibiting local governments from enacting traffic laws.
             551          202. Transit Funding - to study funding for public mass transit.
             552          203. Transportation Solutions to Air Quality Concerns - to study what steps should be
             553      taken by the state of Utah to address air quality issues during inversions, including speed limits,
             554      work-from-home incentives, Utah Transit Authority incentives, carpooling incentives, etc.


             555          204. State Tax Commission - to study the qualifications and appointment of members
             556      of the Utah State Tax Commission. To be studied by the Tax Review Commission.
             557          205. House Voting Procedures - to study House rules related to voting and abstaining
             558      from voting (H.R. 1).
             559          206. Public and Protected Bill Files - to study whether information on a request for
             560      legislation form that identifies the name of the legislator submitting the form, the date the form
             561      is submitted, and the short title assigned to the requested legislation should be public
             562      information (H.B. 78).
S. Procurement Code Applicability to Special Districts -- to study whether, and how, to make Title 63G, Chapter 6a, Part 23, Unlawful Conduct and Penalties, applicable to special districts.
Multi-state Tax Compact - - to study the multi-state tax compact to identify its costs and benefits to the state of Utah and to the State Tax Commission regarding income tax nexus studies, multi-state audits, and other issues related to the compact agreement.
    Sales Tax Nexus Issues - - to study sales tax nexus issues, including online and other retailers who do not have a physical presence in Utah or enter into agreements for delivery, installation, repair, or services to customers in Utah..S





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