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Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice - Legislative Tracking Report

CCJJ = Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
USC = Utah Sentencing Commission
USAAV = Utah Substance Abuse and Advisory Council
LELC = Law Enforcement Legislative Committee
UCV= Utah Council on Victims of Crime
UBJJ = Utah Board of Juvenile Justice
Positions
SUP = Support
S/C = Support in Concept
OPP = Oppose
N/P = No Position
HOLD = Hold for Further Review
PRI = Priority for Passage
--- = Beyond the Scope of the Committee
Bill No Title/Summary Sponsor/Party Positions
HB0011
Title: Death Penalty Procedure Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
N/P
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SUP
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Provides that if substances are not available to carry out the death penalty by lethal injection on the date specified by warrant, the death penalty shall be carried out by firing squad. --Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim recommended this bill. [FN: Will not materially impact state revenue.]
HB0013
Title: Jail Reimbursement Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Modifies the reporting requirement regarding jail reimbursements for housing state inmates by transferring responsibility for the report from the Department of Corrections to the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ). Requires the CCJJ to report to the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee by November 1 annually regarding jail reimbursements for housing state inmates. Requires the report to include: the number of state parole inmates housed by each county; and the number of state probationary inmates housed by each county. [FN: Will not directly or measurably impact state revenues or expenditures.]
HB0016S01
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Event Permit Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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SUP
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Comments:
  • Addresses the issuance or denial of an event permit (includes determining adequate and appropriate control measures and enforcement measures to assure minors will not be sold or furnished to minors and adults will not be overserved; ensure valid reasons for the event permit; review the history of the applicant and venue). [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0017S01
Title: Motor Vehicle Emissions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2015
Sponsor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Amends the visible contaminant emission standards for certain diesel engines. Amends the penalty for violating the motor vehicle visible emissions limits (SUBSTITUTE removes the class B and enhances fines from $50 to $100 for second and subsequent offenses). [FN: First-time and second-time violators of the the offense outlined in this bill will be subject to fine of $40 and possibly $100 respectively.]
HB0020
Title: Jury Duty Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2015
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
Floor: Osmond, Aaron
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Exempts counties of the fourth, fifth, and sixth class and counties of the third class with populations up to 75,000 from certain jury service requirements. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0024S03
Title: Insurance Modifications
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/27/2015
Sponsor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED This 149 page bill modifies the Insurance Code. The sanctions (lines 2586 through 2600) includes two new third-degree felonies: "whenever it appears to the commissioner that an insurer or any director, officer, employee, or agent of the insurer has committed a willful violation of this chapter, the commissioner may cause criminal proceedings to be instituted by the Third District Court of Salt Lake County,.... An individual who willfully violates this chapter may be fined in the individual's individual capacity not more than $100,000 notwithstanding Section 31A-2-308 and is guilty of a third degree felony." [FN: Would reduce annual transfers from the Captive Insurance Restricted Account (CIRA) to the Gen Fund by $600,000 annually beginning FY18. There will be a corresponding increase in the balance of the CIRA subject to appropriations by the Legislature which may be used to cover projected cost increases in the program.]
HB0026
Title: Amendments to Driver License Records
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
SUP
SUP
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N/P
Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED, added coordination clause. Authorizes the Driver License Division to disclose portions of a driving record to: an employer or a designee of an employer, for purposes of monitoring the driving record and status of current employees who drive as a responsibility of the employees' employment, if the requester demonstrates that the requester has obtained the written consent of the individual to whom the information pertains; and an employer or the employer's agents to obtain or verify information relating to a holder of a commercial driver license that is required under federal law. Requires that the authorized disclosure of a driving record be limited to the driving record of a current employee of the employer. Amends provisions regarding the content of and requirements for disclosing a commercial driver license motor vehicle record. [FN: Could increase state revenue to the Department of Public Safety Restricted Account by $18,200 annually beginning FY 2016. could cost the DPS $8,500 one-time in FY 2016 from the DPS Restricted Account for programming changes. Participating employers could pay $31,800 annually beginning FY 2016 for records monitoring and detail reports, of which $18,200 would be deposited with the state and $13,600 would be paid to the information technology provider.]
HB0028
Title: Medicaid Management of Emergency Department Utilization
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/27/2015
Sponsor: Kennedy, Michael S.
Party: Republican
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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HOLD*
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HOLD*
Comments:
  • ENROLLING Prohibits a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization from imposing differential payments for professional services rendered in an emergency department. Requires the Department of Health, before July 1, 2015, to convene a group of stakeholders to discuss ways to create and support increased access to primary and urgent care services for Medicaid recipients. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0040S02
Title: Expungement Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
*S/C
S/C
SUP
N/P
S/C
S/C
Comments:
  • Creates a new definition of "expunge." Requires that the state agencies remove information regarding expunged convictions from public databases. Creates a statement of legislative intent for expungement. Provides a stated purpose for expungement. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0048
Title: Powdered Alcohol Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • ENROLLING Prohibits certain actions related to powdered alcohol. Provides exemption. (Powdered alcohol means a product that is in a powdered or crystalline form and contains any amount of alcohol.) [FN: will not impact the state budget.]
HB0052
Title: Mental Health Professional Practice Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/26/2015
Sponsor: Kennedy, Michael S.
Party: Republican
Floor: Knudson, Peter C.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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PRI
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Amends provisions for an externship license issued under the Social Worker Licensing Act, the Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing Act, or the Clinical Mental Health Counselor Licensing Act. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0060S02
Title: Campaign Finance Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/3/2015
Sponsor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
OPP
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Comments:
  • FAILED Establishes contribution limits. Makes it a class B misdemeanor to violate the contribution limits described in this bill. (Two new class B misdemeanors.) [FN: Does not impact the state budget.]
HB0063S02
Title: Distracted Driver Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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SUP
OPP
N/P
Comments:
  • AMENDED Provides and amends definitions. Amends the prohibition on using a handheld wireless communication device. Amends the exceptions to the prohibition on using a handheld wireless device. [FN: Could increase the amount the state will collect per applicable citation from $100 to $120. Surcharge revenue could also increase. There were 1,394 similar convictions in the most recent fiscal year (34 at the state level and 1,360 at the local Justice Court level). Assuming the same number of convictions, state revenue could increase by $10,100 annually beginning FY 2016 from increased fine and surcharge collections. Local governments could collect up to $27,500 in additional revenue annually beginning in FY 2016. The amount individuals will pay per citation could increase from $100 to $120. Applicable surcharges would also increase. About 1,400 convicted individuals could pay a total of $37,600 more annually ($10,100 more in state revenue and $27,500 in revenue for local governments) beginning FY 2016.]
HB0068S03
Title: Student Privacy Act
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/11/2015
Sponsor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
N/P
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HOLD
S/C
Comments:
  • AMENDED Requires certain people to protect student privacy. Allows a student or the student's parent to authorize the collection and release of certain student data. Prohibits an education entity from releasing a student's personally identifiable information under certain circumstances. Allows an education entity to release a student's personally identifiable information under certain circumstances. Prohibits a school district from eliciting certain information from students. Provides what kinds of student data may be collected and under what circumstances. Requires an education entity to provide a student data disclosure to parents and students at the beginning of each school year or at the time a student enrolls with the education entity. Establishes requirements for the State Board of Education related to the collection, usage, and storage of student data. Allows an education entity to create and maintain certain student disciplinary records in accordance with rules made by the State Board of Education. Allows a student to request certain student data to be expunged or permanently destroyed. Requires the State Board of Education to designate a student privacy coordinator to oversee the protection of student data. Requires an education entity or third party contractor to collect, use, and store data in accordance with certain security measures. Establishes penalties (An individual who knowingly or intentionally permits unauthorized release or use of student data may be found guilty of a class A misdemeanor.) [FN: May cost the Utah State Office of Education $758,000 ongoing beginning in FY2016 and $275,100 one-time in FY 2016 from the Education Fund for expunging data, training, training materials, support staff, equipment, and third party audits. May cost local education agencies (LEAs) between $1.1 million and $1.5 million one-time in FY 2016 for training as outlined in the bill.]
HB0068S04
Title: Student Privacy Study
Currently:House/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
Comments:
  • ENROLLING Requires the State Board of Education to develop a funding proposal and make recommendations to the Legislature on how the State Board of Education and the Legislature can update student privacy laws in statute and in board rule. Requires the State Board of Education to designate a chief privacy officer. Requires the State Board of Education and the chief privacy officer to report to the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee. [FN: Appropriates $180,000 ongoing and $5,000 one-time from the Education Fund in FY 2016 for the State Office of Education to develop a student privacy funding proposal.]
HB0074
Title: Consent Definition for Sexual Offense
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
S/C
S/C
SUP
SUP
PRI
N/P
Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED Amends the definition of "without consent of the victim" regarding sexual offenses in the following provisions: when the defendant knows the victim is unconscious or unaware, the provision requiring proof that the victim has not consented is removed; and when the defendant knows that the victim is incapable of understanding or resisting the offense, THE CAUSE of the incapacity includes any other reason, in addition to the current reasons of mental disease or defect. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0079S01
Title: Safety Belt Law Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
N/P
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SUP
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED Amends the provision that provides that a state or local law enforcement officer may only enforce the safety belt restraint requirement as a secondary action in certain circumstances to only apply beginning on a specified date (7/1/2018). Provides that until a specified date, a peace officer may not issue a citation to an individual for a violation if the person has not previously been warned for a violation but shall issue the individual a warning. Amends the requirements for the court to waive the fine for a safety belt violation. [FN: Could increase the number of violators and applicable fines. The state could collect between $30 and $45 per applicable citation. State revenue to the General Fund could increase by $3,600 annually beginning FY 2016. Increased revenue to local governments could amount to $23,600 annually beginning in FY 2016. Could increase the amount of violators and applicable citation fines and surcharges. About 1,800 convicted individuals could pay a total of $27,000 more annually ($3,400 in state revenue and $27,600 in local government revenue) beginning FY 2016.]
HB0083
Title: Crimes Against Health Care Providers in Correctional System
Currently:House/ to Governor Dated:3/5/2015
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dayton, Margaret
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED (Immediate effective date for some sections after Governor's signature.) PROVIDES that employees, volunteers, and health care providers are victims in the statutory section that currently defines the offense of propelling a substance or object, including a bodily fluid, at a peace officer or correctional officer. Applies the same penalties as currently apply to the offense when committed against a peace officer or correctional officer. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0085
Title: Peace Officer Training Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/24/2015
Sponsor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
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SUP
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Provides that the Legislature may appropriate up to $500,000 from the Uninsured Motorist Identification Restricted Account each year to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Division for law enforcement training through July 1, 2020. Provides a repeal date (July 1, 2020). [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0086
Title: Vehicle Impound Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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N/P
N/P
SUP
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HOLD
Comments:
  • AMENDED Provides that the Motor Vehicle Division or any peace officer, without a warrant, may seize and take possession of any vehicle, vessel, or outboard motor: whose operator is operating the vehicle and has never been issued a valid driver license; or whose operator is operating the vehicle with a suspended or revoked driver license or with a driver license that has been expired for more than one year. AUTHORIZES a peace officer to release a vehicle that is subject to impoundment to another licensed driver in certain circumstances. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0089S02
Title: Campaign Contribution Disclosure Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
OPP
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Comments:
  • Requires a lobbyist to file a financial statement relating to campaign contribution made by a lobbyist of the lobbyist's own behalf. Describes the contents of a financial statement described in this bill. Provides for enforcement of the provisions of this bill. Two new class B misdemeanors (failure to timely file the financial statement; and failure to file or amend within seven days after contact from Lt. Governor's office). [FN: Could cost the Office of the Lieutenant Governor $19,500 from the General Fund one-time in FY15 for web development services from the Department of Technology Services.]
HB0094S05
Title: Investigational Drug and Device Access for Terminally Ill Patients
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/24/2015
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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OPP
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Provides that a terminally ill patient may obtain an investigational drug or device from the drug's or device's manufacturer under certain circumstances. Exempts certain conduct from the definition of unlawful and unprofessional conduct for a physician who administers an investigational drug or uses an investigational device to treat a terminally ill patient. Allows an insurance company to deny, under certain circumstances, coverage to an individual who is treated with an investigational drug or device. Provides that certain health care providers are not subject to civil or criminal liability or licensure sanctions for treating a patient with an investigational drug or device. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0109S02
Title: Expungement of Administrative Action
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
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N/P
N/P
N/P
S/C
Comments:
  • FAILED AMENDED Provides that agency records may be classified as protected under certain circumstances. Provides that an individual may apply for administrative expungement of records related to disciplinary action previously taken by an agency against the individual under certain circumstances, including that the individual: has had no additional disciplinary action for a certain period of time; and has fully complied with agency requirements regarding previous disciplinary action. Describes the application and fee requirements for seeking the administrative expungement of agency records related to action taken by the agency. Provides that records expunged under this legislation may still be used internally by the agency and shared with law enforcement, with the courts, and as directed by court order.
HB0128
Title: Maintenance of Student Records
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/27/2015
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
Floor: Millner, Ann
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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SUP
Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED Amends provisions related to a record a school maintains to verify that a parent was notified of certain incidents or threats. Removes requirements that are covered in other Utah Code sections and the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. REQUIRES a school to provide a student copy of a record a school maintains at the request of the student under certain circumstances. Requires a school to expunge a record a school maintains at the request of a student under certain circumstances. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0130
Title: Age Limit for Tobacco and Related Products
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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SUP
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Comments:
  • This bill changes the legal smoking age to 21 from age 19. Prohibits the possession of tobacco, e-cigarettes, or paraphernalia by an individual less than 21 years of age. Prohibits the distribution or sale of tobacco, e-cigarettes, or paraphernalia to an individual less than 21 years of age. Prohibits a person less than 21 years of age from being present at certain establishments where tobacco, e-cigarettes, or paraphernalia are sold or used. Prohibits a proprietor of a business from allowing an individual less than 21 years of age to frequent the business while the individual is using tobacco. Addresses the investigation and enforcement of the provisions of this bill. [FN: May reduce tax revenue to the Gen Fund by about $3,160,700 in FY 2016 and $3,042,200 in FY 2017 due to decreased tobacco and related product sales. May reduce sales tax revenue to local governments by about $202,100 in FY2016 and $195,300 in FY 2017. Approximately 5,300 individuals could forgo paying tax on tobacco and related products for a tax savings of about $635/person/year or about $3.24 million to $3.36 million total.]
HB0131S03
Title: Tobacco Shop Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
OPP
OPP
SUP
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OPP
Comments:
  • ENROLLING Provides that an individual less than 19 years old cannot, under certain conditions, be present in a tobacco specialty shop. Modifies a definition of electronic cigarette. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0140S04
Title: Sovereign Lands Around Bear Lake
Currently:House/ to Governor Dated:3/5/2015
Sponsor: Webb, R. Curt
Party: Republican
Floor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED Modifies the requirements of the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands to issue a permit to a person to launch and retrieve a motorboat on state lands surrounding Bear Lake. Modifies criminal provisions relating to the use of state lands. (Adds special effective date.) [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0143S02
Title: Prohibition on Tattooing of Minors
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Christensen, LaVar
Party: Republican
Floor: Dayton, Margaret
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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N/P
Comments:
  • Prohibits the tattooing of persons younger than 14 years of age. Provides that a minor 14 years of age or older may obtain a tattoo, but only if the minor's parent or guardian executes a written authorization prior to the tattooing and in the presence of the person who is to perform the tattooing. Exempts tattoos performed for medical purpose. Establishes a civil cause of action for recovery of the costs of removal of a tattoo performed unlawfully on a minor in violation of these provisions.
HB0144
Title: Check Cashing and Deferred Deposit Lending Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD*
HOLD
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Comments:
  • FAILED/FILED Modifies definition provisions. Addresses reporting requirements for deferred deposit lenders. Imposes requirements related to querying the database to determine ineligibility to receive a deferred deposit loan. Imposes requirements related to the commissioner's annual report. Establishes what constitutes ineligibility to obtain a deferred deposit loan. Creates the Deferred Deposit Lending Database Program, which includes the creation of the Deferred Deposit Lending Database. Permits the department to contract with a third party to establish and maintain the database. Addresses various requirements related to the operation of the database. Grants rulemaking authority. Provides for the process to make a query to the database, including the payment of a fee. Creates a third degree felony for placing incorrect information on the database or releasing information not allowed by the Program. [FN: Could increase revenue to the Dept of Financial Institutions Restricted Account by $66,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 from additional examination fees paid by deferred deposit lenders. Could cost the Dept of Financial Institutions $55,450 one-time in FY 2016 and $110,900 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 from the Dept of Financial Institutions Restricted Account for one additional examiner to ensure compliance with reporting requirements. Could cost deferred deposit lenders up to a $1 fee per deferred deposit loan transaction. The overall cost is dependent upon the number of transactions. Fees will be passed through to a contract provider and not result in net revenue for the state. Deferred deposit lenders could also pay additional examination costs of $55 per hour. These costs may amount to an additional $482 per examination on average, or $66,000 per year statewide.]
HB0145
Title: Vulnerable Adult Worker Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/27/2015
Sponsor: Sanpei, Dean
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
N/P
Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED: (may conduct all or portions of a background check). Permits the Department of Human Services to conduct criminal background screening of employees and volunteers. Amends provisions relating to when the Office of Licensing (the office) shall conduct a background check. Requires each applicant 18 years of age or older to submit fingerprints to the office for a national criminal history search. Clarifies which databases the office must search to conduct a background check. Provides that the office may submit an applicant's personal identifying information to the Bureau of Criminal Identification (the Bureau) within the Department of Public Safety for retention, monitoring, and notification of new criminal activity associated with an applicant. Requires the office to conduct a comprehensive review of an applicant's background check if the applicant has a record of an adjudication in juvenile court for an act that, if committed by an adult, would be a felony or misdemeanor. Provides that the office may conditionally approve an applicant, other than a prospective foster or adoptive parent, without the applicant being directly supervised, pending the results of a national criminal history search. [FN: Could increase revenues to DPS from dedicated credits and pass through funds by $494,900 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 from additional background check charges. The bill also gives the Dept of Human Services the option to assess an additional $5 fee. Implementing this $5 fee could generate additional income of $85,500 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 to be deposited in the Gen Fund. Could cost the Dept of Human Services $54,600 ongoing from the Gen Fund and $1,500 one-time from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2016 and cost the DPS $50,000 ongoing from dedicated credits and $158,700 ongoing from pass through funds beginning in FY 2016 for increased background checks required by this bill. The bill also gives the Office of Licensing within the Dept of Human Services the option to assess an additional $5 fee. If the Office were to assess that fee, it could cost the Division of Child and Family Services in the Dept of Human Services an additional $4,700 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 from the Gen Fund for background checks on foster parents and other providers. Could cost individual businesses affected by the bill's background check requirements $561,700 ongoing beginning in FY 2016. The bill also gives the Dept of Human Services the option to assess an additional $5 fee. Implementing this $5 fee could cost individual businesses an additional $80,800 ongoing beginning in FY 2016.]
HB0146
Title: Driving Under the Influence Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/24/2015
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • ENROLLING Provides that for driving under the influence sentencing purposes a prior conviction shall be within 10 years of: the current conviction; or the commission of the offense upon which the current conviction is based. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0147
Title: Driver License Testing Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/26/2015
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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SUP
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED-Effective date 1/1/2016. Provides that if an applicant has been issued an equivalent learner permit by another state or branch of the United States Armed Forces, the applicant is subject to the driver education, testing, age, and fee requirements. Provides that an applicant for an original or provisional class D license shall pass a knowledge test approved by the division. Provides that a percentage of the test questions included in the knowledge test shall cover the topic of major causes of traffic related deaths as identified in statistics published by the Highway Safety Office. [FN: Cost the Department of Public Safety (DPS) $70,200 one time in FY 2015 from the DPS Restricted Account as follows: 1. $36,000 for 360 hours of programming to facilitate online testing for about 60,000 individuals annually; 2. $34,200 for mail services to notify about 60,000 individuals holding a valid learner permit prior to July 1, 2015 of the requirement to take a second test in order to obtain an original class D driver license.]
HB0150
Title: Prohibition on Electronic Data Collection Assistance
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
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  • Directs the following entities and their employees to refuse support to any federal agency that collects electronic data within this state: political subdivisions; and contractors who have contracted with the state, political subdivisions, or state agencies. Provides that any citizen may bring an action to enforce the refusal. Provides penalties for violations (cannot receive any state funds until there is compliance with statute). [FN: Presuming the definition on lines 36 through 44 of this bill applies to the National Security Agency, enactment of this bill likely will not materially impact the state budget. If that definition is more broadly applied to other federal agencies, enactment of this bill could result in the loss of $458.3 million in federal funds for FY 2015 and $1.75 billion in federal funds ongoing beginning in FY 2016.]
HB0156
Title: Medicaid Preferred Drug List Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Ward, Raymond P.
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
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  • Authorizes the Department of Health to include all psychotropic and anti-psychotic drugs on the Medicaid program's preferred drug list. Amends prior authorization provisions for the preferred drug list to address psychotropic and anti-psychotic drugs. Requires the department to report on savings resulting from the preferred drug list. [FN: May reduce expenditures for prescription drugs in the Medicaid program for the Dept of Health one-time by $300,000 General Fund and $710,800 federal funds in FY 2016 and ongoing $1,400,000 Gen Fund and $3,317,000 federal funds in FY 2017. By FY 2021 ongoing Gen Fund savings may be $4,000,000 and federal fund savings of $9,500,000. Enactment of this legislation may reduce the cost of some drugs used at the Dept of Human Services' Utah State Developmental Center by $5,800 ongoing General Fund beginning in FY 2016.]
HB0167S02
Title: Asset Forfeiture Revisions
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
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  • SENT TO INTERIM FOR STUDY. AMENDED Modifies the elements of qualifying as an innocent owner regarding property subject to forfeiture. Requires a direct nexus of the property to a specific alleged criminal exchange or transaction, in order for the property to be forfeited. Modifies the definition of proceeds that are from an offense giving rise to a forfeiture. Requires the prosecutor to bring an action for civil forfeiture in a timely manner. Provides that any person may assert an interest in seized property or file an answer to a forfeiture complaint without posting bond. Provides that the hardship provisions include use of funds to allow an individual to obtain a legal defense in the forfeiture proceeding or the related criminal proceeding. Provides that prejudgement interest shall be awarded, in addition to the current postjudgment interest. Removes the cap of 20% of the value of the property subject to forfeiture when awarding legal costs and attorney fees. Modifies the obligations of a claimant regarding illegal use of the property subject to forfeiture. [FN: Could reduce state revenues to the Criminal Forfeiture Restricted Account beginning in FY16, through reduced criminal forfeitures. The amount of this decrease depends on the number of forfeitures and other factors. Could cost the Attorney General $84,700 from the Gen Fund beginning in FY16 for an additional one-half FTE due to increased demands on investigative, paralegal, and prosecutorial resources. Local law enforcement agencies could receive fewer grant funds from the Criminal Forfeiture Restricted Account.]
HB0176
Title: Rights of Child Victim Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Christensen, LaVar
Party: Republican
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  • Provides a child victim the right to have a parent that is not the subject of the investigation present during interviews. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0184
Title: Victim Restitution Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2015
Sponsor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING AMENDED Makes a victim's application for and receipt of reparations protected records under the Government Records Access and Management Act. Allows the Utah Office for Victims of Crime to pursue restitution from a criminal offender by filing a claim directly with the sentencing court. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0191
Title: Utah Emergency Medical Services System Act Amendments
Currently:House/ to Governor Dated:3/19/2015
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Repeals and reenacts background clearance requirements for emergency medical service personnel. Requires ongoing evaluation of information sources to determine whether background clearance should be denied or revoked. Requires rulemaking. Authorizes the Department of Health to obtain information from specified sources. Prohibits agencies providing the information from charging the department for that information, except as specified. Requires the department to limit access to the information it receives. Authorizes the department to charge fees to cover the costs of background clearances. Requires the Criminal Investigations and Technical Services Division within the Dept of Public Safety to notify the Dept of Health when it receives certain information about individuals who have applied to the Dept of Health for background clearance. Requires the department to use its Direct Access Clearance System database to manage information about background clearance status. Requires local governments to establish cost, quality, and access goals for the ground ambulance and paramedic services that serve their areas. Makes conforming amendments. [FN: The Dept of Health will receive an ongoing increase in dedicated credits beginning in FY 2016 of $33,100 with additional one-time increases in FY 2016 and FY 2017 of $84,800. May cost the DPS $12,500 for 0.25 FTE from dedicated credits to process background check applications. The DPS will have pass through costs from dedicated credits to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for fingerprint background checks of $9,500 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 and one-time costs in FY 2016 and FY 2017 of $27,200. The bill may cost the Dept of Health $11,100 ongoing dedicated credits beginning in FY 2016 and one-time costs of $57,600 in FY 2016 and FY 2017 for FTE time to process background check applications and background computer system upgrades and maintenance. During the next two years, FY 2015 and FY 2016, a total of about 4,300 emergency medical service personnel will pay a one-time charge of $39.75. Ongoing beginning in FY 2016, about 700 emergency medical service personnel will pay $5 for the fingerprint retention and approximately 750 emergency medical service personnel will pay $39.75.]
HB0209
Title: Suicide Prevention Program Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Fawson, Justin L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Requires an individual to complete a course in suicide prevention in order to obtain or renew a license in a behavioral health profession. [FN: Could reduce year-end transfers to the Gen Fund by $2,800 one-time in FY 2016. Could cost the Dept of Commerce $2,800 from the Commerce Service Fund one-time in FY 2016 for rule development and reporting requirements. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
HB0212
Title: Wildland Fire Liability Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Wheatley, Mark A.
Party: Democratic
Floor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • ENROLLING AMENDED Allows the use of certain kinds of ammunition under certain circumstances (additional exception to a class B misdemeanor). ISSUES the written permission in accordance with this title and applicable rules. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0214
Title: Misrepresentation of Telephone and Text Identification
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2015
Sponsor: Lifferth, David E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING AMENDED Prohibits making telephone calls or text messages that provide false or inaccurate caller or text message identification information with the intent to harm. Prohibits making telephone calls or text messages that provide false or inaccurate caller or text message identification information to a public safety answering point when reporting an emergency. Provides that a first violation is a class C misdemeanor and that any subsequent violation is a class B misdemeanor. Provides that the recipient of the call or text may bring a civil action for damages. Provides that an Internet service provider or hosting company, a provider of public telecommunications services, or a text message service that transmits, routes, or otherwise manages data without selecting the content is not subject to these prohibitions. [FN: Could generate about $160 of revenue per conviction ($120 to the Gen Fund, R40 to the Criminal Surcharge Account). However the total number of convictions is indeterminable at this time. Could cost the Courts and justice courts about $155 per case for clerk and judge time to process. The total number of cases is indeterminable at this time.Violators will pay about $160 for each conviction. The total number of violators is indeterminable at this time.]
HB0215
Title: Sex Offender Registry Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/26/2015
Sponsor: Draxler, Jack R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Provides detail regarding reporting for a sex or kidnap offense committed outside of Utah. Requires that the offender provide the phone number for any places where the offender is employed or volunteering. Includes citation cross references. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0235S01
Title: Occupational Licensing Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Thurston, Norman K
Party: Republican
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  • requires the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) and the board of each profession that has a time-based licensing requirement to report to the division director about the feasability of creating a process to waive the time-based requirement for an applicant that has obtained the skill and knowledge equivalent to having completed the requirement. [FN: Could reduce year-end transfers to the Gen Fund by $29,700 one-time in FY 2016. Could cost the Dept of Commerce $29,700 one-time from the Commerce Service Fund in FY 2016 for staff and board costs, rule development, and assessment. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
HB0240
Title: Judicial Discretion in Sentencing Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: McIff, Kay L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • Allows the judge to make a finding at the sentencing of an offender that reduces the statutory minimum prison sentence for certain offenses by up to 50% of the minimum sentence provided by law. Requires the judge to state the reasons for the finding on the record. Provides that these amendments do not affect sentences for murder, aggravated murder, or offenses for which the penalty is life without parole. Provides that these amendments do not affect the authority of the sentencing judge to grant probation. Provides that these amendments do not modify the authority of the Board of Pardons and Parole. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0241
Title: Nonprofit Limited-service Retailer Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
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  • Addresses operating without a license or permit. Enacts the Nonprofit Limited-Service Retailer License, including: addressing the commission's power to issue the license; establishing specific licensing requirements for nonprofit limited-service retailers; and establishing specific operational requirements for nonprofit limited-service retailers. [FN: Could increase Liquor Control Funds by $348,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 and $132,000 one-time in FY 2016. This revenue increase combined with the DABC costs shown below could increase the year-end transfer to the Gen Fund by $123,400 annually and by $123,000 one-time in FY 2016. Could cost the DABC $224,600 from the Liquor Control Fund to administer, monitor, and audit the licensees and licenses issued. One-time costs of $9,000 for equipment are also anticipated in FY 2016. Spending from the Liquor Control Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund. Could cost an estimated 600 applicants a $825 initial fee in FY 2016 and a $603 renewal fee in FY 2017.]
HB0252
Title: Human Trafficking Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2015
Sponsor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
Floor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • ENROLLING AMENDED Modifies the definition of the crime of human trafficking of a child. Provides that a person who is convicted of human trafficking of a child is guilty of a first degree felony. CLARIFIES forced labor. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0253
Title: Sampling Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
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  • Addresses a manufacturing licensee providing samples under limited circumstances. [FN: Could increase revenue to the Liquor Control Fund by $26,400 annually. This revenue gain combined with the DABC costs below, could increase annual transfers to the Gen Fund by $17,700 annually beginning in FY 2016. Could cost the DABC $8,700 annually for administration, distribution, handling and shipping. Could cost 22 package agencies $100 monthly for a tasting fee for an aggregate cost of $26,400 annually.]
HB0254S01
Title: Livestock Branding Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2015
Sponsor: Noel, Michael E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Okerlund, Ralph
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Defines the term "livestock emergency" to mean the presence of a contagious, infectious, or transmissible disease risk to livestock; or a natural disaster which may effect livestock. States that in a livestock emergency, the commissioner may require that a person transporting livestock have the livestock brand inspected. States that a website created and maintained within the state that markets the sale of livestock shall include a statement about the legal requirements surrounding the sale and purchase of livestock. Describes criminal and administrative penalties (class B misdemeanor and may be subject to administrative fines, payable to the department of up to $1,000. [FN: could increase state revenue by $6,000 one time to be deposited in the Gen Fund in FY 2016, based on 30 violations at $200 fine per violation. Will allow the Dept of Agriculture and Food to issue administrative fines to violators up to $1,000 per violation. The department anticipates that they would assess $200 fines for 30 violations in FY 2016.]
HB0260
Title: Concealed Firearm Permit Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
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  • Provides an exemption for a person, who is 21 years of age or older and who may lawfully possess a firearm, from certain criminal provisions related to the carrying of an unloaded concealed firearm. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0262
Title: Prison Relocation Commission Modifications
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Nelson, Merrill F.
Party: Republican
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  • Modifies duties of the Prison Relocation Commission to require the commission to consider the current site of the state prison as a place to locate new prison facilities. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0268
Title: Good Landlord Program Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
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  • Prohibits a municipality from requiring a residential landlord to deny tenancy to certain individuals. Prohibits a municipality from requiring a residential landlord to provide certain information on or contracts with a tenant. Permits a municipality to require a copy of an agreement between the owner of record of real property and a third-party provider who manages the property. If a residential landlord owns multiple properties, requires a municipality to charge a disproportionate rental fee reduction for each property that is in compliance. [FN: Will not impact the state budget. Requires a participating municipality to charge a disproportionate rental fee reduction if a residential landlord owns multiple properties that are in compliance with their respective city. Local government may receive less revenue due to the fee reduction, the amount will vary based on voluntary participation from cities. Residential landlords that are in compliance may receive a fee reduction for their rental properties.]
HB0272S02
Title: Forensic Mental Health Coordinating Council Amendments
Currently:House/ to Governor Dated:3/20/2015
Sponsor: Thurston, Norman K
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Amends the composition of the Forensic Mental Health Coordinating Council. Clarifies the responsibilities of the Forensic Mental Health Coordinating Council. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0277
Title: Statute of Limitations for Civil Actions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Ivory, Ken
Party: Republican
Floor: Osmond, Aaron
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING AMENDED SPECIAL effective date. If a person discovers sexual abuse only after attaining the age of 18 years, that person may bring a civil action for such sexual abuse within four years after discovery of the sexual abuse, whichever period expires later. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0284S02
Title: Minor Alcohol or Drug Related Offenses and Driving Privileges
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2015
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Authorizes a court to order a screening, an assessment, and an educational series or substance abuse treatment if found appropriate by the screening or assessment for a first violation of certain alcohol or drug related offenses committed by minors. Requires a court to order a screening, an assessment, and an educational series or substance abuse treatment if found appropriate by the screening or assessment for a second or subsequent violation of certain alcohol or drug related offenses committed by minors. Authorizes a court to reduce a driver license suspension period for certain alcohol or drug related offenses committed by minors. Amends the requirements for a court to reduce a driver license suspension period for certain alcohol or drug related offenses committed by minors. [FN: To the extent that additional staff are required to provide assessments and additional training, enactment of this bill could have a fiscal impact. The number of youth impacted by this bill is unknown at this time.]
HB0296S02
Title: Government Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/27/2015
Sponsor: Sandall, Scott D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Jackson, Alvin B.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Allows a law enforcement agency to use an unmanned aircraft system to collect certain types of data. Institutes testing requirements for a law enforcement agency's use of an unmanned aircraft system. Amends the reporting requirements for a law enforcement agency that operates an unmanned aircraft system. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0300
Title: Firearm and Dangerous Weapons Amendments
Currently:House/ to Governor Dated:3/20/2015
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Jackson, Alvin B.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING AMENDED ELIMINATES the definition of concealed dangerous weapon. Amends provisions related to the penalties for carrying a concealed firearm. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0307
Title: Medicaid Expansion Provisions
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Spendlove, Robert M.
Party: Republican
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  • Authorizes the Utah Dept of Health and the governor to extend Medicaid benefits: to an individual who is below 100% of the federal poverty level; if the Medicaid benefit package offered to the newly eligible is the current Medicaid benefit package; and if the department gets the maximum federal match rate for the Medicaid expansion. [FN: Could increase federal funds receipts by the following amounts: $1.2 million in FY 2015, $243 million in FY 2016, $290 million in FY 2017, and $355 million in FY 2021. Could increase total costs for Medicaid by an estimated $1.4 million in FY 2015, $235 million in FY 2016 and $290 million in FY 2017. By FY 2021 the total cost increase could be around $385 million. Federal funding will cover these cost increases and reduce the State's share of costs by $8.2 million in FY 2016 and $1.4 million in FY 2017. In FY 2018 costs to the Gen Fund could be $8.1 million. By FY 2021 the bill's Gen Fund cost could be an estimated $30 million. If enactmentof this bill results in more currently eligible, but not enrolled Medicaid clients signing up for Medicaid, then there could be costs of $8.1 million Gen Fund and $18.5 million federal funds in FY 2016 and $19.3 million Gen Fund and $47.2 million federal funds in FY 2021. If everyone eligible enrolled for Medicaid under enactment of this bill, total costs could increase for Medicaid by an estimated $1.4 million in FY 2015, $485 million in FY 2016 and $570 million in FY 2017. By FY 2021 the total cost increase could be around $760 million. In FY 2017 costs to the Gen Fund could be $3.8 million. By FY 2021 the bill's Gen Fund cost could be an estimated $65 million.]
HB0308S01
Title: Search Warrant Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
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  • Authorizes an officer who obtains items pursuant to a search warrant to return the items if they are determined to not be relevant to the investigation. Requires that the officer retain the items if they subject to discovery by the defendant. Requires an itemized receipt for all items returned. Provides under state records provisions that items that are returned under this provision are presumed to not have historical or evidentiary value. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0312S01
Title: Reporting and Expenditure of Public Funds Amendments
Currently:House/ to Governor Dated:3/20/2015
Sponsor: DiCaro, Sophia M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Addresses definition provisions. Requires the Governor's Office of Management and Budget to provide certain reports. Modifies the date the Governor's Office of Management and Budget is to provide information to the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst. Requires written agreement to provide accounting of certain money. Provides exemptions. Requires state agencies to submit reports to the Governor's Office of Management and Budget. Repeals provisions related to a nonprofit entity's receipt of money. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0317
Title: Destruction of Livestock
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2015
Sponsor: Nelson, Merrill F.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING AMENDED Establishes a guideline for a court when ordering a person convicted of wanton destruction of livestock to pay restitution for cattle and sheep that are destroyed. In addition to the restitution guidelines, the court shall consider the minimum restitution value for cattle and sheep is the sum of the fair market value of the animal and 10 years times the average annual value of offspring, for which average annual value is determined. Amendment corrected a reference to Forfeiture and Disposition of Property Act. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0319
Title: Jail Contracting Treatment Rate Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/27/2015
Sponsor: Noel, Michael E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Increases to 84% of the calculated final state daily incarceration rate the rate at which the state reimburses counties for housing state inmates and providing treatment programs. [FN: Assuming the current final state daily incarceration rate, enacting this bill could cost $483,300 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2016. Should the Legislature choose to set the final state daily incarceration rate higher than the current rate, it could cost the Legislature approximately $124,000 in addition for every one dollar increase in the aforementioned rate. Qualifying local county jails that provide treatment for state inmates housed in county jails will receive approximately $483,300 in addition annually for an estimated 404 total beds statewide.]
HB0339
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Service Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
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  • Addresses restrictions related to sitting at a bar structure. Exempts a restaurant from certain restrictions on the dispensing and storage of alcoholic products if the restaurant complies with certain requirements. Addresses a minor in a lounge or bar area of a restaurant. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0340
Title: Voter Preregistration Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/24/2015
Sponsor: Cox, Jon
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Allows an individual who is 16 or 17 years of age to preregister to vote in an election. Prohibits an individual who preregisters to vote from voting in an election until the individual is at least 18 years of age. Establishes processing requirements for a county clerk. Amends the voter registration form. Establishes preregistration procedures and methods. Establishes penalties (class A misdemeanor for willfully registering knowing they are not eligible to vote or willfully cause, advise, encourage, or assisting someone to register when not eligible). Designates as a private record the voter registration record of an individual who preregisters to vote until the individual turns 18 years of age. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0348S01
Title: Criminal Justice Programs and Amendments
Currently:House/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING AMENDED This bill amends Utah Code provisions regarding corrections, sentencing, probation and parole, controlled substance offenses, substance abuse and mental health treatment, vehicle offenses, and related provisions to modify penalties and sentencing guidelines, treatment programs for persons in the criminal justice system, and probation and parole compliance and violations to address recidivism -- Justice Reinvestment Initiative, see full report at www.justice.utah.gov. [FN: Will cost $14.8 M ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2016, and an additional $1.25 M one-time for requirements in the bill related to offender mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, supervision, transition, database changes, research, and other associated costs. Of the $14.8 M ongoing amount about $8 million would be passed through to local governments for these new requirements. Local governments could receive about $8 M ongoing from state entities for locally-based services and costs beginning in FY 2016. Local governments could receive an estimated $4.5 M ongoing to provide evidence-based treatment options for offenders under state jurisdiction of which would be passed through from the Department of Human Services. Local governments could receive an additional $3.5 M ongoing for jail contracting treatment, grants, and information technology upgrades also passed through from state agencies.]
HB0350
Title: Weapons on Public Transportation
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Thurston, Norman K
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • Eliminates the prohibition of carrying a firearm on a bus.[FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0353
Title: Probation Amendments
Currently:House/ to Governor Dated:3/20/2015
Sponsor: Schultz, Mike
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING AMENDED PROVIDES for notification to certain parties regarding the termination of probation. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0356S03
Title: Parent and Child Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/27/2015
Sponsor: Christensen, LaVar
Party: Republican
Floor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Amends the definition of "harm" in the Juvenile Court Act ("Harm" means: (a) physical or developmental injury or damage; (b) emotional damage that results in a serious impairment in the child's growth, development, behavior, or psychological functioning). Amends provisions related to the medical treatment of a child. Amends provisions related to the custody of a child with the Division of Child. [FN: Assuming about 60 shelter and other removal hearings cases, enactment of this bill could create total ongoing costs of about $52,900 from the General Fund for the following agencies beginning in FY 2016: 1. Courts - $32,000 - for processing hearings and judge time; 2. Attorney General - $11,900 - for attorney representation and research; and 3. Guardian ad Litem (GAL) - $9,000 - for attorney representation. Also, assuming about 15 cases of investigating cases of mental abuse, the Dept of Human Services may have additional costs of about $1,500 annually for a total Gen Fund impact of $54,400.]
HB0361
Title: Investigation Protocols for Peace Officer Use of Force
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2015
Sponsor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Requires the chief executive of a law enforcement agency to work with the district or county attorney to designate an agency to investigate instances of a peace officer use of force. Requires that the investigating agency not be the agency where the officer is employed. Requires each law enforcement agency to adopt and post by December 31, 2015: the policies and procedures the agency has adopted to select the investigating agency if an officer involved critical incident occurs in its jurisdiction the protocols the agency has adopted to ensure that any investigation of officer involved incidents occurring in its jurisdiction are conducted professionally, thoroughly, and impartially. THE chief executive law enforcement officer and the county/district attorney having jurisdiction where the incident occurred, shall jointly designate which agency is the lead investigative agency. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0364S01
Title: Suicide Prevention Amendments
Currently:Senate/ comm rpt/ substituted Dated:3/10/2015
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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  • Amends State Board of Education and Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health program components for suicide prevention (a school district may not be required to offer more than three seminars). Amends interim committee reporting requirements.
HB0364S02
Title: Suicide Prevention Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Amends State Board of Education and Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health program components for suicide prevention. [FN: Appropriates $15,000 from the Gen Fund ongoing to the Firearm Safety Restricted Account beginning in FY 2016. Could cost the Dept of Human Services $210,000 one-time Gen Fund in FY 2015 to accomplish the purposes of the State Suicide Prevention Program. Enactment of this bill could cost the State Board of Education $150,000 one-time Education Fund in FY 2015 for the Suicide Prevention Coordinator and anti-bullying programs. Enactment of this bill could cost the State Board of Education $50,000 ongoing Gen Fund beginning in FY 2016 for teaching and learning programs. Direct appropriation of these FY 2015 and FY 2016 amounts are specified in the bill. Enactment of this bill could cost the Dept of Human Services $191,000 ongoing Gen Fund beginning in FY 2016 for administration of the State Suicide Prevention Program. Enactment of this bill appropriates $15,000 from the Gen Fund ongoing in FY 2016 to the Firearm Safety Restricted Account. Enactment of this bill could also cost the Dept of Public Safety $15,000 ongoing in FY 2016 from the Firearm Safety Restricted Account. Direct appropriation of these FY 2016 amounts is specified in the bill.]
HB0366
Title: Statute of Limitations for Sexual Offenses
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Christofferson, Kay J.
Party: Republican
Floor: Osmond, Aaron
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Modifies the definition of aggravated sexual abuse of a child by a person in a position of special trust to provide that a victim of this offense is a minor younger than 18 years of age, rather than the current provision defining the victim as an individual younger than 14 years of age AND PROVIDES that a position of trust means a position held by a person who is an adult and who is three or more years older than the victim. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Corrections and the Board of Pardons about $176,100 from the Gen Fund in FY 2016 and increase by about $144,000 - $173,000 each year thereafter for increased incarceration and hearing costs associated with an estimated 6 convictions per year until FY 2023 when total costs reach an estimated $1,212,900 annually. Local jails could avoid total incarceration costs of about $172,800 annually with an estimated 6 offenders being housed in state facilities in place of currently being held in county jails beginning in FY 2016.]
HB0377S01
Title: Interlock Restricted Driver Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Requires an interlock restricted driver to have written verification of certain information from the driver's employer in the driver's possession while operating the employer's motor vehicle. Requires the Driver License Division to post the ignition interlock restriction on a person's electronic record that is available to law enforcement. Amends the requirements for an affirmative defense to an interlock restricted driver violation. Amends the requirements for the Driver License Division to clear the suspension for an interlock restricted driver violation. Requires the Driver License Division to suspend the driving privileges of an interlock restricted driver in certain circumstances. [FN: Could cost about $8,000 one-time from the Public Safety Restricted Account for programming changes in FY 2015.]
HB0378S02
Title: White Collar Crime Registry
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/24/2015
Sponsor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Authorizes the Office of the Attorney General to develop, operate, and maintain the Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry website. Provides the manner and process by which the Office of the Attorney General disseminates information from the Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry website to the public, including the type of information that will be provided. Provides the offenses for which a person must be registered with the Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry website. Provides that offenders who were convicted of the specified offenses between December 31, 2005 and the time this bill is enacted will not be placed on the Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry if they: have complied with all court orders; have paid all restitution claims; and have not been convicted of any other offenses for which registration would be required. Provides the duration for which offenders will be placed on the Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry. Provides rulemaking authority for the Office of the Attorney General to implement the Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry. Provides the process and conditions under which a person may petition to have his or her name and information removed from the Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry. [FN: Could increase revenue to the Gen Fund by $20,000 and to various Courts restricted accounts by $16,000 one-time in FY 2016 from petition filing fees; revenue could increase to the Gen Fund by $4,000 and to various Courts restricted accounts by $3,200 beginning in FY 2017. This legislation could increase dedicated credits revenue to the Department of Public Safety by $12,000 one-time in FY 2016 and by $2,400 beginning in FY 2017 from application fees. Could cost the Dept of Public Safety $5,000 from dedicated credits one-time in FY 2016 for computer programming; it could cost $7,500 one-time in FY 2016 and $1,500 beginning in FY 2017 from dedicated credits to issue eligibility certificates. This legislation could cost the Attorney General $25,000 one-time in FY 2016 and $5,000 beginning in FY 2016 from the Criminal Forfeiture Restricted Account for creation and maintenance of the White Collar Crime Offender Registry. This legislation could further cost the Attorney General $12,000 from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2016 for staff support. This legislation could cost the Courts $35,000 one-time in FY 2016 and $7,000 beginning in FY 2017 from the Gen Fund.]
HB0386
Title: Body Cameras for Law Enforcement Officers
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: McCay, Daniel
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that a recording made by a body-worn camera by a law enforcement officer constitutes a private record, as specified. Provides that a law enforcement agency that uses body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers shall have a written policy governing the use of body-worn cameras that meets or exceeds the minimum guidelines provided. Provides minimum guidelines for activation and use of body-worn cameras. Provides for prohibited uses of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers. Provides for the minimum level of retention for recordings made by body-worn cameras. Provides minimum guidelines for the use, disclosure, and access to recordings made by body-worn cameras. Provides guidelines for the technological requirements of any agency retention system that is used to store recordings made by body-worn cameras. Provides that a law enforcement agency may charge a fee for the cost of providing copies of recordings if the request is not part of a judicial proceeding. [FN: State law enforcement agencies and local law enforcement agencies could receive revenue from fees for the costs of providing a copy of a body camera recording in certain circumstances.]
HB0391
Title: Utah Death with Dignity Act
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Chavez-Houck, Rebecca
Party: Democratic
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  • SENT TO INTERIM FOR STUDY Designates when a person may make a request for medication. Establishes attending physician responsibilities. Requires a consulting physician confirmation. Provides for a counseling referral when needed. Requires an informed decision. Encourages family notification. Requires a written and oral request and ability to rescind request at any time. Requires waiting periods. Includes: documentation and reporting requirements; and a requirement that the patient be a resident of the state. Establishes the effect of the decision to end a person's life on wills, contracts, and insurance or annuity contracts. Provides limited immunities and procedures for permissible sanctions. Provides a uniform form for patient consent. Establishes criminal penalties for certain actions. (A person who, without authorization of the patient, willfully alters or forges a request for medication or conceals or destroys a rescission of that request with the intent or effect of causing the patient's death shall be guilty of a first degree felony. A person who coerces or exerts undue influence on a patient to request medication for the purpose of ending the patient's life, or to destroy a rescission of such a request, shall be guilty of a first degree felony.)
HB0395S01
Title: Controlled Substance Database Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Requires the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to implement options for: real-time submission of data into the controlled substance database; and 24-hour daily or next business day batch submission of data. Requires a pharmacist to comply with the real-time or 24-hour submission requirements on and after January 1, 2016. Authorizes additional rulemaking authority. Repeals provisions of a pilot program. [FN: Appropriates $46,000 ongoing from the Gen Fund in FY 2016 to the Dept of Commerce for updates and maintenance to the controlled substances database.]
HB0415S01
Title: Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/9/2015
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • Requires a person to obtain a license in order to sell or distribute an electronic cigarette product. Provides criminal penalties for a person that sells an electronic cigarette without a license. Provides product quality and labeling standards for an electronic cigarette product. (New class B misdemeanor.)
HB0415S05
Title: Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/24/2015
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires a person to obtain a license in order to sell or distribute an electronic cigarette product. Provides criminal penalties for a person that sells an electronic cigarette without a license. Gives the Department of Health the authority to determine product quality, nicotine content, packaging, and labeling standards for an electronic cigarette substance.
HB0417
Title: Judicial Proceedings Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Gibson, Francis D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that jurors, court employees, and counsel are not subject to criminal or civil liability for viewing child pornography when acting within the course of the judicial process. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0427
Title: Post-exposure Blood Testing Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Allows an emergency service provider to request a court order authorizing a blood sample from an individual if, during the course of performing the provider's duties, the provider is significantly exposed to the individual's bodily fluids. [FN: For each applicable blood test associated with this bill, the Department of Health could incur additional costs and may collect fee revenue; however, the fee will depend on the test requested. Fees range from $30 to $250 per test but multiple tests could be requested by one individual. The Department of Health's blood test charges cover their costs. For each applicable blood test associated with this bill, local governments that employ emergency service providers could incur additional costs; however, the costs will depend on the test requested. For each applicable blood test associated with this bill, businesses and individuals who employ emergency service providers could incur additional costs; however, the costs will depend on the test requested.]
HB0434
Title: Student User Privacy in Education Rights Act
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the State Board of Education to make rules regarding requirements of and prohibitions on the collection and use of student personal information by private website, mobile application, or online service providers. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0441
Title: Good Landlord Program Revisions
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
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  • Deletes existing language that municipalities may not require a landlord to deny tenancy to an individual "released from probation or parole whose conviction date occurred more than four years before the date of tenancy." Replaces deleted language with ..."based on the individual's criminal record." [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0442
Title: Law Enforcement Tracking Amendments
Currently:House/ comm rpt/ substituted Dated:3/10/2015
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the definition of terms to include the deployment of an armored vehicle in the definition of "reportable incident." Requires the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to submit certain information to the Department of Technology Services for inclusion on the state's open government website. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0442S01
Title: Law Enforcement Tracking Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • "Deployment" means the use of personnel or a resource by a law enforcement agency, regardless of whether the personnel or resource is: (i) owned, leased, rented, or borrowed by the law enforcement agency; or (ii) used by, or provided to, the law enforcement agency in response to a request for assistance by the law enforcement agency. Amends the definition of terms to include the deployment of an armored vehicle in the definition of "reportable incident"; Requires the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to submit certain information to the Department of Technology Services for inclusion on the state's open government website. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0445
Title: Bail Bond Surety Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Provides that a person may post bail by written undertaking or an equal amount of cash bail. Provides that the clerk of the court shall enter a bench warrant for a person who posts bail and fails to appear as required and that the bench warrant shall be entered: on the statewide warrant system. Eliminates the provision that a surety may request an extension of the six-month period to bring a defendant before the court or a county sheriff if the defendant failed to appear as required by the court. [FN: This legislation requires that cash-only bail amounts are equivalent to written undertakings and that written undertakings involve sureties. The result could be an undetermined amount of additional costs for defendants and corresponding additional revenue for bail bond sureties.]
HB0446S03
Title: Extension of Primary Care Network and Medicaid Benefits Under Existing 70/30 Federal/state Cost Sharing Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
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  • Instructs the Dept of Health to apply for a waiver from federal statutory and regulatory law to: extend coverage under the primary care network to adults below 100% of the federal poverty level. Allow psychiatrists, psychiatric advance practice registered nurses, and other mental health providers with prescribing authority to provide primary care in the primary care network. Extend traditional Medicaid benefits to certain adults without a dependent child. Extend traditional Medicaid benefits to certain adults with a dependent child. Provide financial sustainability for the waiver by permitting the state to adjust the percentage of poverty level covered, either up or down, based on program costs and the state budget . Instructs the Dept of Health to continue negotiations with the federal government to obtain greater flexibility for any future Medicaid expansion.
HB0450
Title: Licensing Modifications
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Cox, Fred C.
Party: Republican
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  • Allows an applicant for licensure under Title 58, Occupations and Professions, to receive a deferral of fees, under certain circumstances, if the applicant agrees to pay the fees within six months of receiving a license. Provides a sunset date of July 1, 2020. [FN: Could reduce year-end transfers to the Gen Fund by $26,400 annually. Could cost the Dept of Commerce $26,400 annually from the Commerce Service Fund for processing, tracking and follow-up on licensees that elect to defer payment of fees. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund. Individuals may benefit by being able to defer payment of licensing fees; however, fees remain the same.]
HB0451
Title: Grand Jury Expansion Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that good cause exists to call a grand jury if the matter referred involves: alleged criminal activity by a person holding public office; or the use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer. [FN: To the extent that grand juries are required as a result of provisions in the bill, it will cost the courts an undetermined amount for each case for processing.]
HB0453
Title: Restitution for Incarceration Costs Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • Requires that the county sheriff provide written notice to a defendant of incarceration costs assessed under current state law. Provides that a defendant who is subject to incarceration costs may request an impecuniosity hearing for the court to determine if the costs should be reduced or waived under current statutory standards. Provides that incarceration costs are to be paid after victim restitution costs.
HB0454S01
Title: Prison Development Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
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  • Modifies the duties and authority of the Prison Relocation Commission. Creates the Prison Development Commission and provides for its membership, duties, and operation. Provides for Division of Facilities Construction and Management oversight of the prison design and construction project, in consultation with the Prison Development Commission. Creates a restricted account and capital projects fund for the prison project. Provides a process for the choice of a new prison site. Modifies a repeal provision relating to the Prison Relocation Commission and enacts a repeal provision relating to the Prison Development Commission. [FN: This bill appropriates $10,000 to the Senate, $13,000 to the House, and $40,000 to Legislative Research and General Counsel from the General Fund One-time in FY 2015 for Prison Development Commission costs. Costs for a project manager and other professional consultants could be covered by any future appropriations for prison development. Enactment of this bill could add costs to the Legislature should the Legislature be called to a special session to approve a prison site; however, if the Legislature met for this purpose on a regularly scheduled legislative day, there would be no additional direct cost.]
HB0454S02
Title: Prison Development Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2015
Sponsor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Modifies the duties and authority of the Prison Relocation Commission. Creates the Prison Development Commission and provides for its membership, duties, and operation. Provides for Division of Facilities Construction and Management oversight of the prison design and construction project, in consultation with the Prison Development Commission. Enacts a local option sales and use tax for a city or town that has a new state correctional facility. Authorizes the issuance of bonds for the prison projects. Creates a restricted account and capital projects fund for the prison project. Provides a process for the choice of a new prison site. Modifies a repeal provision relating to the Prison Relocation Commission and enacts a repeal provision relating to the Prison Development Commission. [FN: Authorizes issuance of up to $470 million in General Obligation bonds, which are backed by the full faith and credit of the state, for the prison project. Annual debt service will depend on interest rates at the time of issuance, the structure of the bonds, and the phasing of issuances. Assuming all the bonds are issued at the same time, with the authorized seven year maturity at today's interest rates, debt service would require approximately $70 million per year with first year interest cost of $10.3 million. If issuance is phased so that one fourth of the authorized amount is issued in the first year, first year interest cost would be approximately $2.6 million. Enactment of this bill could add costs to the Legislature should the Legislature be called to a special session to approve a prison site; however, if the Legislature met for this purpose on a regularly scheduled legislative day, there would be no additional direct cost. Authorizes a local option sales and use tax of up to 0.5% for a city or town that has a new state correctional facility.]
HCR001
Title: Concurrent Resolution Designating Start by Believing Day
Currently:House/ to Governor Dated:3/20/2015
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Osmond, Aaron
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Expresses support for victims of sexual assault. Expresses support for the Start by Believing campaign. Designates the first Wednesday in April as "Start by Believing Day." [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HCR012
Title: Concurrent Resolution on Healthcare
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
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  • recognizes that the executive and legislative branches have each proposed significant solutions to cover Utahns living in the coverage gap, but need more time to work together and agree on one specific resolution. Expresses a commitment to ongoing collaboration and negotiations. Expresses a desire to reach a resolution by a target date of July 31, 2015.
HJR012
Title: Joint Resolution on Homeless and Runaway Youth
Currently:House/ to Governor Dated:3/20/2015
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
Floor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • ENROLLING Designates the month of November as "Homeless and Runaway Youth Awareness Month." Recognizes the efforts of those addressing the problem of youth homelessness. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HJR017
Title: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Limit on Federal Funds
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Spendlove, Robert M.
Party: Republican
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  • FAILED This resolution proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to limit the amount of federal money the State may receive in any fiscal year not to exceed 40 percent of the State's total expenditures for that year. [FN: Could cost the Elections Office $15,300 one-time from the Gen Fund in FY 2017 to publish and distribute the proposed amendment to voters.]
SB0024
Title: Department of Financial Institutions Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/27/2015
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING This bill modifies provisions related to persons subject to the jurisdiction of the Dept of Financial Institutions. Enacts the Money Transmitter Act including criminal and civil penalties. A person who violates this chapter or who files materially false information with a license application or renewal is guilty of a class B misdemeanor and subject to revocation of the person's license. Subject to the commissioner's discretion, a person may not be licensed under this chapter to do business if the person has been convicted of, or pled guilty or no contest to, a felony (under certain circumstances). Within 15 days of certain circumstances (felony indictment of specific individuals, felony conviction of licensee or certain other individuals) a licensee shall file a written report with the commissioner describer the event and its expected impact on the licensee's activities in the state. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0036
Title: Secondhand Sales Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Provides an exemption to the 15-day holding period regarding retail media items that are the subject of a store credit transaction and that do not contain: a serial number or other identifiable marks; or any identifiable marks that appear to have been intentionally defaced. Retail media item means recorded music, a movie, or a video game that is produced and distributed in hard copy format for retail sale. Store credit transaction means a consumer transaction with a retail establishment that involves a credit given to the customer toward the purchases with that retail establishment, excluding transferable gift cards. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0039
Title: Conditions of Probation
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
N/P
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N/P
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Provides that a county may release a specified number of inmates from a county correctional facility if the state does not appropriate an amount of funds as specified. [FN: Will not materially impact the state budget.]
SB0046
Title: Juvenile Court Judge Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: Peterson, Val L.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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USAAV
LELC
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UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
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Comments:
  • Increases the number of juvenile judges from four to five in the Fourth Juvenile District. [FN: Could cost the Courts $385,000 ongoing from the Gen. Fund beginning in FY2016 for two clerks and one judge.]
SB0049S01
Title: Bear Lake Sovereign Lands Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Iwamoto, Jani
Party: Democratic
Floor: Briscoe, Joel K.
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • AMENDED Amends provisions related to launching and retrieving a motorboat on Bear Lake and transporting individuals or equipment near Bear Lake. A permit is required to launch or retrieve a motorboat on state lands surrounding Bear Lake. A permit authorizes a person to launch or retrieve a motorboat if the person owns private property adjacent to state lands surrounding Bear Lake, or has legal right to occupy or use the private property with access to the water. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0052S01
Title: Asset Forfeiture Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/24/2015
Sponsor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Knotwell, John
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED Deletes current provisions regarding forfeiture reports. Establishes detailed requirements for law enforcement agencies to prepare reports providing information regarding any forfeiture actions the agencies have taken. Requires agency reports regarding any awards received under the State Asset Forfeiture Grant Program. Establishes a procedure for the compilation of the annual agency reports, the preparation of the reports by the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, and distribution of the reports to the Legislature, attorney general, and law enforcement. [FN: Could cost the CCJJ $36,000 one-time in FY16 from the Criminal Forfeiture Restricted Account, for computer programming on the Utah Criminal Justice Information System. Costs associated with new reporting requirements for state law enforcement agencies and the CCJJ could likely be absorbed in the normal course of duties. Establishes new reporting requirements for local law enforcement agencies. Those agencies could incur some costs associated with meeting the requirements.]
SB0059
Title: Domestic Violence Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
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USAAV
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PRI
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SUP
PRI
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED Amends provisions related to a plea of guilty or no contest to a domestic violence offense. [FN: May increase costs to Courts from the General Fund of $9,100 ongoing for additional hearings beginning in FY 2016.]
SB0061S02
Title: Medicaid Audit Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/24/2015
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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USAAV
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Requires the Dept of Health to adopt administrative rules, in consultation with providers, for Medicaid audit and investigation procedures. Establishes certain audit and investigation standards for audits and investigations conducted by the Medicaid program within the Dept of Health and by the Office of Inspector General of Medicaid Services. Makes technical amendments to the Medicaid audit functions of the Office of Internal Audit and Program Integrity within the Department of Health. [FN: May have ongoing costs for the Inspector General of Medicaid Services beginning in FY 2016 of $600 General Fund and $1,400 federal funds to pay for 5 consultations annually from medical or dental professionals for provider audit reviews.]
SB0066
Title: Unauthorized Activity on State Land
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Dayton, Margaret
Party: Republican
Floor: Grover, Keith
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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N/P
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Prohibits an individual from: starting a campfire on the bed of a navigable lake or river, except in a posted and designated area (new class B misdemeanor); posting a sign claiming private property on state land; or prohibiting, preventing, or obstructing public entry onto state land where public entry is authorized by the division. [FN: Will not materially impact the state budget.]
SB0072
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Control Enforcement Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hawkes, Timothy D.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • FAILED/FILED. Provides for the deposit of fines and costs into the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act Enforcement Fund. Outlines the use of money in the fund to support the attorney general's office providing legal counsel related to enforcement. Imposes caps (lesser of 80% of the fines and costs in the fund in that fiscal year; or $180,000). [FN: Could reduce the Gen Fund by $180,000 annually. There will be a corresponding increase in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act Enforcement Fund. The Attorney General is authorized to expend from the fund up to $180,000 annually without legislative appropriation beginning in FY 2016.]
SB0079
Title: Impeachment Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
Floor: Handy, Stephen G.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING. Amends existing law to remove justices of the peace as subject to impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors or malfeasance in office (there are no longer justices of the peace). [FN: Will not materially impact the state budget.]
SB0081
Title: District Court Judge Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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SUP
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Comments:
  • Increases the number of district court judges from five to six in the Fifth District. [FN: Could cost the Courts $385,000 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY2016 for two clerks and one judge.]
SB0082S01
Title: Forcible Entry Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/25/2015
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Last, Bradley G.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Amends existing law regarding the use of forcible entry by a law enforcement officer when executing a warrant. Requires that the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Council recommend guidelines and procedures regarding use of force in executing a warrant. Requires a law enforcement officer to wear a badge, label, or clothing that identifies that person as a peace officer. Provides that if the deploying law enforcement agency owns and operates body camera devices, the officer who executes a warrant shall be equipped with a body camera that actively records through the duration of the execution of the warrant. Provides that a search or administrative warrant may not be issued by a justice court judge. Provides that a warrant authorizing forceful entry may not be issued solely for the purpose of an alleged controlled substance or for drug paraphernalia. Provides that any evidence obtained in violation of these provisions is not admissible in any civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0083
Title: Medicaid Expansion Proposal
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Davis, Gene
Party: Democratic
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Comments:
  • Requires the Department of Health to amend the state Medicaid plan to expand Medicaid eligibility to the optional populations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Requires the General Fund savings associated with Medicaid expansion to be deposited into the Medicaid Growth Reduction and Budget Stabilization Account to be used to fund the future costs of Medicaid expansion. Repeals a provision requiring the governor to comply with certain requirements before expanding Medicaid. Provides that Medicaid expansion is repealed if federal funding decreases from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act funding rates. [FN: The bill deposits the $10.2 million in FY 2016 into the Medicaid Growth Reduction and Budget Stabilization Account. Enacting this bill could increase federal funds receipts by the following amounts: $3.5 million in FY 2015, $345 million in FY 2016, $450 million in FY 2017, and $575 million in FY 2021. Could increase total costs for Medicaid by an estimated $4.3 million in FY 2015, $335 million in FY 2016 and $450 million in FY 2017. By FY 2021 the total cost increase could be around $625 million. In fiscal year FY 2016, federal funding will cover these cost increases and reduce the State's share of costs. The bill deposits the Gen Fund cost share decrease of $10.2 million in FY2016 into the Medicaid Growth Reduction and Budget Stabilization Account. In FY 2017 costs to the Gen Fund could be $0.4 million. By FY 2021 the bill's Gen Fund cost could be an estimated $50 million. If enactment of this bill results in more currently eligible, but not enrolled Medicaid clients signing up for Medicaid, then there could be costs of $10.6 million Gen Fund and $24.0 million federal funds in FY 2016 and $27.8 million General Fund and $65.7 million federal funds in FY 2021. If everyone eligible enrolled for Medicaid under enactment of this bill, total costs could increase for Medicaid by an estimated $4.3 million in FY 2015, $745 million in FY 2016 and $940 million in FY 2017. By FY 2021 the total cost increase could be around $1,310 million. In FY 2017 costs to the Gen Fund could be $10.0 million. By FY 2021 the bill's General Fund cost could be an estimated $115 million. Local government mental health and substance abuse services will be replaced with full Medicaid coverage at a higher federal match rate for 10,600 individuals which generates General Fund savings of about $2,000,000 in FY 2016. These savings then decline annually beginning in FY 2017 to about $1,500,000 by FY 2021. County governments will also see savings for newly eligible inmates for Medicaid to cover some inpatient hospital medical costs. Up to 72,500 recipients could begin paying existing Medicaid co-pays and other related costs beginning in FY 2016 in exchange for expanded services.]
SB0093S02
Title: Uniform Commercial Code Filing Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/26/2015
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Webb, R. Curt
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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N/P
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED Addresses the effectiveness of a filed record. Provides for the termination of a wrongfully filed financing statement and possible reinstatement. Modifies the provision of what constitutes a filing and the effectiveness of a filing. Creates a crime for certain filings filed with intent to harass or defraud. (New class B misdemeanor; new class A misdemeanor; new third degree felony.) [FN: Could reduce year-end transfers to the General Fund by $3,000 one-time in FY 2016. Could cost Commerce $3,000 one-time from the Commerce Service Fund for rule making, system modification, and data mining. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund. Individuals who violate provisions of this bill will be guilty of a class B misdemeanor and subject to a fine of up to $680 for a first offense, and a class A misdemeanor and subject to a fine of up to $1,950 for a subsequent offense.]
SB0098S01
Title: Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/27/2015
Sponsor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
Floor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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UBJJ
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Requires base budgets to include funding for Medicaid accountable care organizations at specified amounts. Requires the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, in cooperation with the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst, to develop an estimate of ongoing General Fund revenue for the next fiscal year and provide it to the Department of Health no later than September 1 of each year. [FN: May increase ongoing costs to the Department of Health beginning in FY 2017 by $2,000,000 Gen Fund and $4,700,000 federal funds for increased per member per month reimbursement to Medicaid accountable care organizations. In FY 2018 there may be ongoing costs of $2,100,000 Gen Fund and $5,000,000 federal funds.]
SB0108
Title: Social Work Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Davis, Gene
Party: Democratic
Floor: Edwards, Rebecca P.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED (removes psychotherapist and inserts psychologist; removes clinical hypnotist). Provides that an individual may represent oneself as a, or use the title of, social worker if the individual possesses certified transcripts from an accredited institution of higher education as described in the bill. Amends the qualifications for licensure as a clinical social worker, certified social worker, and social service worker by adding completion of an education accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work. [FN: Could generate $1,500 in citation revenue to the Commerce Service Fund annually that when combined with the $8,600 in costs identified below could reduce year end transfers to the Gen Fund by $7,100 ongoing beginning in FY 2016. Could cost the Dept of Commerce $8,600 annually beginning in FY 2016 for investigation and administration. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts yearend transfers to the Gen Fund. An estimated 3 individuals per year could receive a $500 citation under the bill for an aggregate cost of $1,500.]
SB0109
Title: Removal from Database Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2015
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Cunningham, Rich
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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SUP
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED Adds language allowing a court to take evidence regarding a person's reputation and character to the provisions for removal from the National Instant Check System database. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0113
Title: Sex Offender Testing Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2015
Sponsor: Millner, Ann
Party: Republican
Floor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Modifies offender HIV testing procedures by providing that a judge has found probably cause to believe that the alleged victim has been exposed to conduct or activities that may result in an HIV infection as a result of the alleged offense. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0115
Title: Assault Offenses Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Removes the reference to a threat accompanied by force or violence from the current assault offense. Modifies the offense of aggravated assault to include as an element: the reference to a threat accompanied by force or violence; an attempt, with unlawful force or violence, to do bodily injury; or an act committed with unlawful force or violence that causes injury or creates a substantial risk of injury. Modifies the offense of a threat of violence to include the element of a threat accompanied by immediate force or violence to do bodily injury. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0119S01
Title: Prescription Database Revisions
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Provides that a person may request that the division provide to the person his or her records that are in the controlled substance database. Provides a procedure for a patient to correct erroneous information in the database. Requires law enforcement to use a search warrant to gain database information related to a controlled substance investigation and requires specification of the person regarding whom the information is sought. Authorizes a person whose information is in the database to obtain a list of persons who have had access to that person's information, except when the information is subject to an investigation. Provides that a physician employed as medical director for a licensed workers' compensation insurer or an approved self-insured employer may have access to the database regarding requests for workers' compensation. Adds the standards of negligently or recklessly to the elements of the criminal offense of unlawfully releasing database information (new class C misdemeanor). [FN: Could reduce year-end transfers to the Gen Fund by $17,200 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 and by $16,700 one-time in FY 2016. Could cost the Dept of Commerce $17,200 ongoing from the Commerce Service Fund beginning in FY 2016 for staff time related to the execution of law enforcement warrants. Commerce could also experience one-time costs in FY 2016 of $16,700 from the Commerce Service Fund related to database enhancements and programming. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
SB0127S01
Title: Transport of Railroad Employees
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • FAILED Establishes requirements for vehicle operators who transport railroad employees. Establishes requirements for motor vehicles used to transport railroad employees. Provides that a person is subject to a class C misdemeanor for violating a Railroad Employee Safe Transportation Act provision. Provides that a contract railroad employee motor carrier or a vehicle operator is subject to civil penalties for violating a Railroad Employee Safe Transportation Act provision (new class C misdemeanor). [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0129
Title: Safety Belt Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
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Comments:
  • Provides that a state or local law enforcement officer may only enforce the safety belt restraint requirement as a secondary action on a highway with a posted speed limit of less than 55 miles per hour. [FN: To the extent that more people are cited as a result of this bill, local governments will generate $45 per citation, however the number of citations is unknown at this time.]
SB0132S03
Title: Fiscal Requirements for Local Governments and Nonprofits
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/24/2015
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: DiCaro, Sophia M.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED Amends the threshold for certain accounting reports. Repeals a requirement of writing for grants to nonprofit entities. Requires different levels of review for certain nonprofit corporations' financial information. Requires reporting under certain circumstances. Provides exceptions. RETROACTIVE to 1/1/2014. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0134
Title: Game Fowl Fighting - Amendments
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/10/2015
Sponsor: Davis, Gene
Party: Democratic
Floor: Gibson, Francis D.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • AMENDED Provides that game fowl fighting and specified acts related to game fowl fighting is a CLASS A misdemeanor for the first offense, and that subsequent offenses are third degree felonies. Provides that being present at a game fowl fight is a class B misdemeanor. [FN: May result in an estimated $1,300 in Gen Fund revenue ongoing beginning in FY 2016 from fines. Could cost the Department of Corrections from the General Fund $1,300 in FY 2016, $2,500 in FY 2017, and $3,800 each year thereafter for probation supervision. About 1 offender per year may pay $1,300 in fines.]
SB0134S03
Title: Game Fowl Fighting - Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Davis, Gene
Party: Democratic
Floor: Gibson, Francis D.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Makes it a crime to engage in game fowl fighting or in certain conduct relating to game fowl fighting. A person who violates Subsection (2) is, upon conviction, guilty of: (a) a class B misdemeanor for the first violation; (b) a class A misdemeanor for the second violation; or (c) a third degree felony for a third or subsequent violation. [FN: May result in an estimated $1,300 in Gen Fund revenue ongoing beginning in FY 2016 from fines. Could cost the Dept of Corrections from the Gen Fund $1,300 in FY 2016, $2,500 in FY 2017, and $3,800 each year thereafter for probation supervision. About 1 offender per year may pay $1,300 in fines.]
SB0136
Title: Statute of Limitations for Criminal Fines, Fees, and Restitution
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Draxler, Jack R.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Provides that criminal judgment accounts receivable administered by the Office of State Debt Collection do not expire. Creates an exception to the civil statute of limitations for criminal judgments assigned by a court to the State Office of State Debt Collection. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0141S01
Title: Judiciary Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED Requires that a petitioner attend the divorce orientation course within 30 days before filing in order to obtain the course discount fee. Provides that a magistrate may set bail when making a probable cause determination, and that a bail commissioner may set bail in misdemeanor cases. Requires an officer to submit a request for a court order for a criminal investigation of records concerning an electronic communication system or service or remote computing service to a magistrate rather than a district court judge. Corrects a reference to the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure regarding depositions. Corrects a statutory reference regarding justice court appeals. Increases the amount of the court security surcharge. Requires the justice court nominating commission to submit three names to the appointing authority. Allows a justice court to follow either the established disbursement process for the local jurisdiction, or the procedure as outlined by statute, for juror and witness reimbursement. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0146
Title: Driving Privilege Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Millner, Ann
Party: Republican
Floor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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USAAV
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Provides that the privilege to operate a road roller, road machinery, or any farm tractor or implement of husbandry on a highway without a driver license only applies if the person is driving the vehicle in conjunction with a construction or agricultural activity (otherwise a class C misdemeanor). [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0150
Title: Driving Under the Influence Sentencing Revisions
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Provides that an impaired driving plea is not available to a person who has certain prior convictions. Requires the court to impose, for a felony driving under the influence violation, an order requiring the person to obtain a screening and assessment for alcohol and substance abuse and treatment as appropriate. Requires the court to order the installation of the ignition interlock system, at the person's expense, for all motor vehicles registered to that person and all motor vehicles operated by that person if a person is convicted of a driving under the influence violation within 10 years of a prior conviction. Provides that a person who operates a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device as ordered by the court is in violation of driving without an ignition interlock system. [FN: Could generate about $42,500 in ongoing fee revenue to the Transportation Fund -Public Safety Restricted Account beginning in FY 2017. Could cost the Courts about $37,200 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2016 for additional workload. About 1,400 violators per year could pay a $30 reinstatement fee for a total of about $42,500 ongoing.]
SB0153
Title: Access to Health Care
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • FAILED Extends access to health care to individuals not currently eligible for Medicaid who are: below 100% of the federal poverty level; medically frail; uninsured; and vulnerable to becoming disabled. Instructs the Utah Department of Health to obtain from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services within the United States Department of Health and Human Services waivers from federal law necessary to implement the coverage for the medically frail. [FN: Could increase federal funds receipts by the following amounts: $180,000 in FY 2015, $36.4 million in FY 2016, $44.4 million in FY 2017, and $60.2 million in FY 2021. Could increase costs for Medicaid by an estimated $20,000 Gen Fund and $180,000 federal funds in FY 2015, $15.9 million Gen Fund and $37.0 million federal funds in FY 2016 and $19.5 million Gen Fund and $45.0 million federal funds in FY 2017. By FY 2021 the cost increase could be $25.9 million Gen Fund and $60.2 million federal funds. If enactment of this bill results in more currently eligible, but not enrolled Medicaid clients signing up for Medicaid, then there could be costs of $2.1 million Gen Fund and $4.5 million federal funds in FY 2016 and $2.8 million Gen Fund and $6.7 million federal funds in FY 2021. If everyone eligible enrolled for Medicaid under enactment of this bill, total costs could increase for Medicaid by an estimated $155 million in FY 2016 and $132 million in FY 2017. By FY 2021 the total cost increase could be around $178 million. In FY 2017 costs to the Gen Fund could be $39 million. By FY 2021 the bill's Gen Fund cost could be an estimated $53 million. Local government mental health and substance abuse services will be replaced with Medicaid coverage for 6,400 individuals which generates General Fund savings of about $300,000 in FY 2016. County governments will also see savings for newly eligible inmates for Medicaid to cover some inpatient hospital medical costs. Up to 6,400 recipients could begin paying existing Medicaid co-pays and other related costs beginning in FY 2016 in exchange for expanded services.]
SB0155
Title: Children's Justice Centers Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Okerlund, Ralph
Party: Republican
Floor: Noel, Michael E.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Amends the counties in which the attorney general shall establish Children's Justice Centers (adds Beaver, and Kane Counties). [FN: Could cost the Attorney General $80,000 from the Gen Fund beginning in FY16 to support two new Children's Justice Centers, one in Beaver County and one in Kane County. Beaver and Kane Counties, the sites of two new Children's Justice Centers, would provide some of the costs associated with those centers. Precise costs are unknown. Individuals in Beaver and Kane Counties could experience reduced travel and other costs by accessing Children's Justice Center services closer to where they reside.]
SB0158S01
Title: Pharmacy Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stanard, Jon E.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING AMENDED Makes a technical amendment to patient counseling. Amends unprofessional conduct provisions. Authorizes administrative rulemaking regarding dispensing an emergency supply of certain drugs from an emergency room in limited circumstances. Amends access to the controlled substance database to allow a pharmacist in charge to give a pharmacy intern access to the controlled substance database. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0162
Title: Distracted Driver Revisions
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • AMENDED Provides and amends definitions. Amends the prohibition on using a handheld wireless communication device. Amends the exceptions to the prohibition on using a handheld wireless communication device. (INCREASES maximum fine for class C misdemeanor to $500.) [FN: Could increase state revenue by $1,700 ongoing to be deposited in the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2016 based on 40 convictions at the state level and removal of the $100 cap for the class C misdemeanor violation. Could cost the Courts $4,600 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2016 to prosecute violations of this prohibited use of handheld wireless devices. Could collect $68,000 in additional revenue beginning FY 2016 based on 1,600 new convictions at the local government level and removal of the $100 cap for the class C misdemeanor violation. About 1,640 convicted individuals could pay $69,700 annually ($1,700 in state revenue and $68,000 in local government revenue) beginning in FY 2016.]
SB0163
Title: Wildlife Modifications
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/26/2015
Sponsor: Dayton, Margaret
Party: Republican
Floor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Establishes criminal penalties for the release, under certain circumstances, of wildlife listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Currently a class A misdemeanor for releasing a terrestrial or aquatic wildlife into the wild. Adds "a person who knowingly and without lawful authority imports, transport, or releases a live species of wildlife that is listed as threatened or endangered, or is a candidate to be listed...with the intent to establish the presence of that species in an area of the state not currently known to be occupied by a reproducing population of that species is guilty of a third degree felony." [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0164S01
Title: Access to Health Care Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • FAILED Authorizes the Dept of Health and the governor to negotiate a waiver to the state Medicaid program to establish a pilot program to provide access to health care to certain individuals in the state. Requires the state Medicaid waiver to meet certain conditions, including notifying enrollees that the expansion is a two year pilot program. Sunsets the Medicaid waiver in two years and requires a legislative review regarding: the percentage of participants employed, in training, or participating in a work search program; program enrollment categorized by employer sponsored plans, premium assistance, and medically exempt; and annual cost per enrollee. Requires approval by the Legislature if the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services changes the waiver conditions approved by the Legislature in this bill. Immediately repeals the Medicaid waiver if federal fund participation is reduced below a certain level. Money Appropriated in this Bill for fiscal years 2016 and 2017: funds the two year pilot program, including funding more than the estimated woodwork effect and more than the estimated crowd-out effect. [FN: Could increase federal funds receipts by the following amounts: $2.9 million in FY2015, $375.9 million in FY 2016, and $513.8 million in FY 2017. Enactment of this legislation would reduce annual year end transfers to the Gen Fund from the Insurance Dept Restricted Account by $85,000 in FY 2016 and FY 2017 and by $5,600 one-time in FY 2015 and FY 2016. appropriates the estimated costs to Medicaid of $934,000 one-time Gen Fund and $2,887,700 federal funds in FY 2015, $24,320,100 one-time Gen Fund and $375,861,400 federal funds in FY 2016. Additional appropriations for costs include $85,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 from the Insurance Dept Restricted Account and $5,600 one-time in FY 2015 and FY 2016. This bill provides nonlapsing authority for all appropriations provided. The bill appropriates in FY 2016 the estimated cost to the Gen Fund for FY 2016 and FY 2017. The bill appropriates the estimated costs to Medicaid, which include administrative costs, services to newly eligible clients, and more currently eligible, but not enrolled Medicaid clients signing up for Medicaid. These appropriations go to six agencies: Dept of Health, Dept of Human Services, Dept of Workforce Services, Utah Dept of Corrections, Dept of Administrative Services, and the Insurance Dept. If everyone newly eligible enrolled for Medicaid under enactment of this bill, total service costs could increase for Medicaid by an estimated $435 million more in FY 2016 and $510 million more in FY 2017. In FY 2017 additional costs to the Gen Fund could be $13.1 million more for the newly eligibles. Local government mental health and substance abuse services will be replaced with full Medicaid coverage at a higher federal match rate for 10,600 individuals which generates Gen Fund annual savings of about $2,000,000 in FY 2016 and FY 2017. County governments will also see savings for newly eligible inmates for Medicaid to cover some inpatient hospital medical costs. Up to 72,500 recipients could begin paying existing Medicaid co-pays and other related costs beginning in FY 2016 in exchange for expanded services.]
SB0167
Title: Juvenile Offender Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Osmond, Aaron
Party: Republican
Floor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED Adds a specific list of previous offenses and conditions to the statute that allows for the direct filing of charges in district court. Adds a new option to the serious youth offender statute. Creates guidelines for housing a minor convicted in district court in a juvenile secure facility. TAKING into consideration the minor's circumstances, the court shall determine that a minor is knowingly and intentionally waiving counsel. Sets a presumption that juveniles are not to be shackled when appearing in court unless ordered by the court. PROVIDES a special effective date of October 1, 2015. [FN: Could cost the Div of Juvenile Justice Services $853,200 ongoing from the Gen Fund for additional serious youth offender placements beginning in FY 2016 accompanied by an additional $3,700 in associated costs funded with federal funds. Enactment of the bill will also cost the Courts $57,600 ongoing Gen Fund for the appointment of counsel in all cases involving a class A misdemeanor or felony beginning in FY 2016. The Dept of Human Services currently has sufficient capacity in its Juvenile Justice Services secure care facilities and associated staff to absorb $853,200 of the Gen Fund cost in FY 2016. Likely will result in direct, but as yet immeasurable costs for local governments due to counsel having to be hired for juveniles in circumstances required by the bill where no requirement previously existed.]
SB0175S02
Title: School Safety and Crisis Line
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/25/2015
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED Requires the University Neuropsychiatric Institute, within the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, to establish a statewide School Safety and Crisis Line. Removes the sunset provision for the School Safety Tip Line Commission and renames it the School Safety and Crisis Line Commission (commission). Amends the membership of the commission. Requires the commission to fulfill certain duties. Requires the State Board of Education to revise certain policies and curricula. Requires a local school board or charter school governing board to revise certain policies. [FN: This bill appropriates $150,000 ongoing and $150,000 one-time from the Education Fund to the University of Utah - University Neuropsychiatric Institute to implement the School Safety and Crisis Line as outlined in the bill. Enactment of the bill could reduce costs for the Legislature by $1,600 per year for fewer legislators serving on the commission.]
SB0178
Title: Administrative Subpoena Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Changes the standard of proof for an administrative subpoena from reasonable suspicion to probable cause.
SB0181
Title: Driver License Modifications
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING Provides that a court is not required to forward to the Driver License Division within five days an abstract of the court record of the conviction for certain drug violations and the Driver License Division is not required to suspend a person's license for certain drug violations if the person convicted of the violation was not an operator of a motor vehicle at the time of the violation. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0198
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Control Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Noel, Michael E.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Modifies language regarding obtaining fingerprints and requiring background checks. Addresses the role of the Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation in the background checks. Requires federal background checks for all persons subject to background checks. [FN: Could increase dedicated credit revenue by $4,000 annually and $6,000 one-time in FY 2016 from the Bureau of Criminal Identification fee identified in the legislation. Passthrough funding to the Federal Bureau of Investigations could also increase by $10,400 annually and $15,600 one-time from the fees in the legislation. The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control costs identified below could reduce the year-end transfer to the General Fund by $15,600 ongoing and by $15,600 one-time in FY 2016. Could cost Public Safety $4,000 ongoing from dedicated credits revenue for data storage, review and analysis. Potential costs to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for oversight, processing and background checks could be $15,600 annually from the Liquor Control Fund and $15,600 one-time in FY 2016. Spending from the Liquor Control Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund. Could cost 2,000 individuals a $5 Bureau of Criminal Investigations fee and a $13 Federal Bureau of Investigations fee for an aggregate cost of $36,000 in FY 2016.]
SB0203
Title: Immigration Consultants Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/26/2015
Sponsor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
Floor: Peterson, Jeremy A.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Clarifies the act's application to individuals as immigration consultants. Clarifies and modifies exemptions from the act (nonprofit entities are no longer exempt). Modifies bonding requirements. Addresses when a written contract may be cancelled by a client. Modifies disclosure requirements, including what notices are to be displayed and what disclosures are to be provided in writing. Repeals language for providing information to law enforcement with consent of client. Provides for investigatory powers in the division. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0207S04
Title: Political Activity Amendments
Currently:House/ comm rpt/ substituted/ amended Dated:3/10/2015
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: McCay, Daniel
Party: Republican
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  • Amends and corrects provisions relating to primary elections. Changes the date on which a county clerk is required to provide an election notice. Modifies the political party registration petition. Modifies provisions relating to a declaration of candidacy. Amends provisions relating to notifications that a qualified political party is required to provide to the lieutenant governor. Amends ballot provisions. Modifies provisions relating to rulemaking authority. Amends provisions relating to candidate nomination and certification. Amends provisions relating to nomination petitions. Amends provisions relating to straight party voting. Modifies requirements relating to reporting by a corporation or a lobbyist. Removes the requirements relating to lobbyist nametags. (Two new class B misdemeanors.) [FN: Could reduce revenue to the Gen Fund by $7,500 beginning in FY16, from 75 fewer corporations paying a $100 fine for late filing of financial disclosures. Most corporations would no longer be obligated to file financial disclosures with the Lieutenant Governor's Office for candidate or officeholder contributions, leading to approximately 75 corporations avoiding a $100 fine for late filing each year.]
SB0207S06
Title: Political Activity Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/27/2015
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: McCay, Daniel
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Amends and corrects provisions relating to primary elections. Changes the date on which a county clerk is required to provide an election notice. Modifies the political party registration petition. Modifies provisions relating to a declaration of candidacy. Amends provisions relating to notifications that a qualified political party is required to provide to the lieutenant governor. Amends ballot provisions. Modifies provisions relating to rulemaking authority. Amends provisions relating to candidate nomination and certification. Amends provisions relating to nomination petitions. Amends provisions relating to straight party voting. Modifies requirements relating to reporting by a corporation or a lobbyist. (Two new class B misdemeanors.) [FN: Could reduce revenue to the Gen Fund by $7,500 beginning in FY16, from 75 fewer corporations paying a $100 fine for late filing of financial disclosures. Most corporations would no longer be obligated to file financial disclosures with the Lieutenant Governor's Office for candidate or officeholder contributions, leading to approximately 75 corporations avoiding a $100 fine for late filing each year.]
SB0208
Title: Air Quality Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
Floor: Chavez-Houck, Rebecca
Party: Democratic
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  • AMENDED Increases civil penalties and criminal fines against a person who violates the Air Conservation Act. Authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality to use a portion of penalty money for environmental remediation. States that the statute of limitations for a violation of the Environmental Quality Code is five years. Authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality to retain a percentage of the money collected from civil penalties to use on environmental programs (BUT no more than $200,000 per fiscal year). [FN: May increase annual fee revenue to the Gen Fund by $48,100 on average beginning in FY 2016. This bill may also increase ongoing dedicated revenue to the Dept of Environmental Quality by about $185,500. May cost the Dept of Environmental Quality $185,500 annually (on average) in dedicated credits beginning in FY 2016 for environmental remediation and grants related to Clean Air Retrofit, Replacement, and Off-road Technology Program (UCA 19-2-2). Could increase fees paid by businesses that violate certain rules by $233,600 annually beginning in FY 2016.]
SB0209
Title: Volunteer Registry
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Dayton, Margaret
Party: Republican
Floor: Grover, Keith
Party: Republican
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  • Directs the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism to create a volunteer registry that will provide a central point for organizations to determine whether an individual who wants to volunteer has had a background check. Provides criteria for an individual to be placed on the registry. Creates a review board to address denials, suspensions, and removals from the registry.
SB0214
Title: Veterans Court
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/30/2015
Sponsor: Knudson, Peter C.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING AMENDED Authorizes the Judicial Council to create veterans courts in each judicial district or a regional veterans court based on veteran geographic populations. Specifies which veterans may be eligible for the court's consideration for participation in a veterans court and affiliated intervention programs. Authorizes the court to seek federal funding to assist with the veterans courts. Provides for participation by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Justice Outreach Program. Requires an annual written report not later than October 1 of each year to the Veterans' and Military Affairs Commission. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0221S01
Title: Alcohol Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
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  • Modifies the definition of a community location (a public playground 'which is an area that has primarily playground equipment' and a public park "which is an area that may or may not have some playground equipment'). [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0226
Title: Search and Seizure Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
Floor: Knotwell, John
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING AMENDED Describes the circumstances under which a government entity is required to obtain a SEARCH warrant (probable cause) in order to use an imaging surveillance device. Describes exceptions to the requirement to obtain a warrant. Imposes notification requirements relating to the use of an imaging surveillance device. Addresses data use and retention. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0238
Title: Prostitution Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Millner, Ann
Party: Republican
Floor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING AMENDED Provides that a person engages in the offense of prostitution, patronizing a prostitute, or sexual solicitation when the person offers to exchange or pay another person with the functional equivalent of a fee for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0246S01
Title: Licensing of Autism Providers
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/23/2015
Sponsor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Creates an exception to insurance coverage nondiscrimination provisions. Amends the membership of the Psychologist Licensing Board to include a behavior analyst. Establishes a new part to the Psychologist Licensing Act to license the practice of behavior analysis. Defines terms. Creates a license for a behavior analyst and an assistant behavior analyst. Creates a registration for a behavior specialist and an assistant behavior specialist. Establishes qualifications for licensure or registration under the Behavior Analyst Licensing Act. Provides administrative rulemaking for the division to establish continuing education requirements. Provides exemptions from the requirement to be licensed or registered. Establishes confidentiality requirements. Establishes unprofessional and unlawful conduct (new third degree felony; new class A misdemeanor). [FN: Could increase Commerce Service Fund revenue by $24,400 annually beginning in FY 2016 and by $6,700 one-time in FY 2016. This revenue increase combined with the Commerce Service Fund costs below, could increase annual transfers to the General Fund by $7,900 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 and reduce the Gen Fund transfer one-time by $2,800 in FY 2016. Could cost the Dept of Commerce $16,500 ongoing from the Commerce Service Fund for staff support, current expense and board member costs. The legislation could also create one-time costs of $9,500 for rule development and registration implementation. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund. Could cost an estimated 225 behavioral analysts or assistants $120 and 45 behavioral specialists $93 for aggregate costs of $31,100 in FY 2016. Annual renewal fees could be $93 for behavioral analysts and $78 for behavioral specialists.]
SB0252
Title: Law Enforcement Use of Force - Task Force
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/9/2015
Sponsor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
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  • Creates and provides for the membership of the Law Enforcement Use of Force Task Force. Provides for salary and expenses of task force members. Provides for task force duties, meetings, and reports. [FN: appropriates $78,000 from the Gen Fund One-time in FY 2015 to the Legislature ($16,000 to the Senate, $22,000 to the House of Representatives, and $40,000 to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel).]
SB0252S01
Title: Law Enforcement Use of Force - Interim Study
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Provides that the legislative Administrative Rules Review Committee study the use of force by law enforcement during the 2015 Interim. Requires that the committee provide a report to the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee. Bill is repealed November 30, 2015.
SB0256
Title: Concealed Firearm Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • AMENDED Provides an exemption for a person, who is 21 years of age or older and who may lawfully possess a firearm, from certain criminal provisions related to the carrying of an unloaded concealed firearm. Removed "sawed-off" and replaced with short barrel. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0259S02
Title: Medical Cannabis Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/9/2015
Sponsor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • THIS BILL HAS A LEGISLATIVE REVIEW NOTE. Allows an individual with a qualifying illness who registers with the Dept of Public Safety to possess and use, under certain circumstances, cannabis, cannabis products, and devices designed for ingesting cannabis. Directs the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to issue a license to operate a medical cannabis establishment to a person who meets certain requirements. Allows a licensed person to grow, process, possess, and sell cannabis for the medical use of a patient, under certain circumstances. Directs the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to register an individual to act as an agent of a medical cannabis establishment under certain circumstances.
SB0259S04
Title: Medical Cannabis Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
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  • FAILED/FILED Allows an individual with a qualifying illness who registers with the state electronic verification system to possess and use, under certain circumstances, cannabis, cannabis products, and devices designed for ingesting cannabis. Directs the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to issue a license to operate a medical cannabis establishment to a person who meets certain requirements. Allows a licensed person to grow, process, possess, and sell cannabis for the medical use of a patient, under certain circumstances. Directs the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to register an individual to act as an agent of a medical cannabis establishment under certain circumstances.
SB0265S01
Title: Abuse Deterrent Opioid Analgesic Drug Products
Currently:Senate/ to Governor Dated:3/25/2015
Sponsor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Kennedy, Michael S.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Requires the Public Employees' Benefit and Insurance Program to: study the barriers to and efficacy of use of abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drug products; and report to the Business and Labor Interim Committee and the Health and Human Services Interim Committee. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0290
Title: Civil Actions Involving Law Enforcement Officers or Emergency Vehicle Operators
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
Floor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
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  • Repeals the provision that provides that the operator of a marked authorized emergency vehicle owes no duty of care to a person who is a suspect in the commission of a crime in certain circumstances. Amends the bond requirements for a person filing an action against a law enforcement officer acting within the scope of the officer's duties. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0295
Title: Education Revisions
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Jackson, Alvin B.
Party: Republican
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  • Enacts provisions related to a school district or charter school applying for, receiving, or administering federal funds. Prohibits a school district or charter school from accepting a private grant under certain circumstances. Eliminates criminal penalties for a parent of a truant child (removes three class B misdemeanors).
SJR003
Title: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Regarding the Practice of Law
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/12/2015
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • This resolution proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to: modify the scope of the practice of law that is subject to Supreme Court rules governing the practice of law. [FN: Could cost the Elections Office $15,300 one-time from the Gen Fund in FY 2017 to publish and distribute the proposed amendment to voters.]