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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
HB0013
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Event Permit Amendments
Currently:House/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
SUP
N/P
N/P
S/C
Comments:
  • Modifies the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act requiring the director determine that adequate and appropriate control measures are in place to assure that minors will not be sold or furnished alcohol and adults are not over served when issuing event permits. The director is to determine the permit is not being used to circumvent other requirements. Requires the director to issue the permit if all requirements are met or requires the director deny the permit if requirements are not met. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0016
Title: Offender Registry Amendments
Currently:House/ to Senate Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Draxler, Jack R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
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OPP
S/C
SUP
Comments:
  • Adds the class A misdemeanor offenses of enticing a minor and voyeurism to the provisions allowing an offender to apply for removal from the registry five years after the offender completes the sentence and meets specified requirements. Provides that if an offender's petition to reduce the offender's time on the registry is denied, the offender may not petition again for three years. [FN:To the extent that certain offenders are removed from the sex offender and kidnapping registry, the Dept of Corrections will forgo revenue of $100/person/year however the total amount is indeterminable.]
HB0018
Title: Medicaid Preferred Drug List Amendments
Currently:House Comm - Held Dated:2/8/2016
Sponsor: Ward, Raymond P.
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
OPP
OPP
---
S/C
OPP
Comments:
  • Authorizes the Dept. of Health to consider all psychotropic drugs for inclusion on the Medicaid program's preferred drug list. Requires accountable care organizations that contract with Medicaid to pre-authorize psychotropic drugs not on the preferred drug list under certain circumstances. Amends the length of the prior authorization to two years. Requires the department to report on savings resulting from the preferred drug list. Creates the Medicaid Preferred Drug List Restricted Account. Requires 40% of the savings attributable to this bill to be deposited into the account. Limits use of the account to appropriations to the Dept. of Human Services. [FN: May reduce Dept of Health expenditures for prescription drugs in the Medicaid program by $300,000 one-time from the General Fund and $710,800 from federal funds in FY 2017 plus $1,400,000 ongoing form the General Fund and $3,317,000 from federal funds in FY 2018. By FY 2022 ongoing General Fund savings may be $4,000,000 and federal fund savings of $9,500,000. Enactment of the legislation may reduce the cost of some drugs used at the Dept. of Human Services' Utah State Developmental Center by $5,800 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2017. Forty percent of the savings from a prior fiscal year must be deposited in the newly created Medicaid Preferred Drug List Restricted Account. This may result in appropriations from the Gen Fund of $122,300 in FY 2018, $562,300 in FY 2019. and $1,602,300 in FY 2023.]
HB0019
Title: Expungement Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/25/2016
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
HOLD
N/P
OPP
OPP
HOLD
Comments:
  • Creates a new definition of "expunge" to completely remove from an agency’s records the petitioner’s criminal record when it includes any reference to a criminal investigation, detention, arrest, or conviction (rather than sealing or restricting access). Requires that an administrative agency remove information regarding expunged convictions from public databases. Creates a statement of legislative intent for expungement. Provides a stated purpose for expungement.
HB0022
Title: Civil Asset Forfeiture - Procedural Reforms
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:2/10/2016
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
OPP
OPP
OPP
OPP
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Comments:
  • 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 and assets of a legitimate business. Provides that prejudgment 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. Provides that the proceeds from civil forfeiture actions shall be placed in the Uniform School Fund, and that proceeds from criminal forfeiture actions shall continue to be placed in the Criminal Forfeiture Restricted Account for use by the State Asset Forfeiture Program. Modifies the allocation of the proceeds from asset forfeiture to provide for: victim restitution; reimbursement of direct costs by the prosecuting agency and the law enforcement agencies involved in the case; and allocation of remaining proceeds to the Uniform School Fund. Provides that if the defendant is acquitted of the criminal charge subsequent to the civil forfeiture proceeding, the forfeited assets shall be returned and the defendant shall be reimbursed for costs as listed. [FN: STATE: Could reduce revenue to the State from civil forfeitures, from provisions that limit the type of property subject to civil forfeiture, increase the burden of proof for prosecutors, remove the current cap on property use for attorney fees, require restitution payments, and allow for prejudgment interest, among other provisions. The reduction in total state revenue cannot be determined at this time. This legislation could further redirect proceeds from civil forfeitures into the Uniform School Fund, rather than the Criminal Forfeiture Restricted Account. Based on historical collections, the transferred amount could be approximately $2 million beginning in FY 2017. Could decrease expenditures from the State Asset Forfeiture Grant Program by approximately $2 million beginning in FY 2017, including $20,000 to the CCJJ for program administration, $400,000 to Human Services for drug courts, variable amounts to the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Public Safety, and $800,000 in grants to local law enforcement agencies and task forces. Approximately 32 percent of program funding supports state agencies and 68 percent supports local agencies, including drug courts. LOCAL: Local law enforcement agencies and task forces could experience a decrease of approximately $800,000 and drug courts could experience a decrease of approximately $400,000 in total funding beginning in FY 2017 from the State Asset Forfeiture Grant Program. INDIVIDUALS: Could be more likely to retain their property and could have a greater amount of attorney fees, restitution, and interest awarded to them by the courts.]
HB0030
Title: Good Landlord Program Amendments
Currently:House/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • Defines "residential landlord" as the owner of record of residential real property that is leased or rented to another; or a third-party provider that has an agreement with the owner of record to manage the owner's real property. Prohibits a municipality from requiring a residential landlord to deny tenancy to certain individuals (an individual released from probation or parole whose conviction date occurred more than four years before the date of tenancy). Prohibits a municipality from requiring a residential landlord to provide certain information on a tenant or on a contract 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: No impact to the STATE budget. LOCAL: 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. INDIVIDUALS: Residential landlords that are in compliance may receive a fee reduction for their rental properties.]
HB0058S02
Title: Hemp Extract Amendments
Currently:Bill Received from House for Enrolling Dated:2/9/2016
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
Floor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
HOLD
N/P
SUP
N/P
N/P
Comments:
  • Amends the definition of "hemp extract" changing the composition of cannabidiol by weight from 15% to 5%. Modifies Title 63I, Chapter 1, Legislative Oversight and Sunset Act, by extending the repeal date of the Hemp Extract Registration Act to July 1, 2021. Modifies Title 63I, Chapter 1, Legislative Oversight and Sunset Act, by extending the repeal date of Section 58-37-4.3, Exemption for use or possession of hemp extract, to July 1, 2021. Requires the Dept of Health to request proposals to conduct a study of hemp extract. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0062
Title: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice - Statutory Reports Repeal
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:2/11/2016
Sponsor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
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Comments:
  • AMENDED Eliminates the following annual agency reporting requirements: Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice report on the grants allocated from the Law Enforcement Operations Account; Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice report on the funds allocated from the Law Enforcement Services Account; Utah Substance Abuse Advisory Council written report on the implementation, impact, and results of the Drug Offender Reform Act; Utah Department of Corrections written report regarding the housing of state inmates in county jails; and Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice written report on the number of state parole and probationary inmates who are housed in county jails. [FN: No measurable impact to the state budget.]
HB0067
Title: Weapons on Public Transportation
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:2/11/2016
Sponsor: Thurston, Norman K
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
*HOLD
HOLD
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OPP
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HOLD
Comments:
  • AMENDED Eliminates the prohibition of carrying a firearm on a bus with no criminal intent. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HB0068S01
Title: Post-exposure Blood Testing Amendments
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
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S/C
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Comments:
  • 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: Could cost the Dept of Commerce $24,900 one-time in FY 2017 from the Commerce Service Fund for programming changes. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.]
HB0073
Title: Financial Disclosure Modifications
Currently:House Comm - Motion to Recommend Failed Dated:1/29/2016
Sponsor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • Modifies the information that a regulated officeholder is required to disclose on a financial disclosure form adding month and year information (violation is currently class B misdemeanor and civil penalty of $100). [FN: No measurable impact to the state budget.]
HB0074S01
Title: Uniform Power of Attorney Act
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note publicly available Dated:2/8/2016
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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Comments:
  • Defines terms. Creates a framework to create a durable power of attorney. Sets requirements for execution and termination. Specifies the duties of an agent once the agent accepts appointment. Provides for judicial review. Describes the different types of grants of authority. Suggests a standardized form for powers of attorney. -- If the principal resides or is about to reside in a hospital, assisted living, skilled nursing, or similar facility, at the time of execution of the power of attorney, the principal may not name any agent that is the owner, operator, health care provider, or employee of the hospital, assisted living facility, skilled nursing, or similar residential care facility unless the agent is the spouse, legal guardian, next of kin of the principal, or unless the agent's authority is strictly limited to the purpose of assisting the principal to establish eligibility for Medicaid. A person who violates this provisions is guilty of a third degree felony. (New 3rd degree felony).
HB0076
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Service Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/25/2016
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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OPP
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N/P
Comments:
  • 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: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HB0105
Title: Human Trafficking Revisions
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:2/11/2016
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
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SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • Provides that mistakenly believing a victim to be 18 years of age or older at the time of the alleged offense is not a defense to the crime of human trafficking of a child. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HB0106
Title: Securities Amendments
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Cunningham, Rich
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
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SUP
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Comments:
  • Amends an exemption from licensing as an investment adviser in the state. Grants rulemaking authority to impose continuing education requirements for investment adviser representatives. Expands the sanctions that may be imposed by the Securities Commission. Clarifies that the division commences agency action. Provides that it is an unlawful act for a person to make a false or misleading statement during an examination or investigation. Modifies provisions applicable to registration by coordination. Repeals the cap on fines for violations that may be imposed by a court. Allows the aggregation of amounts of property, money, or other things unlawfully obtained through a series of acts or continuing course of business. Imposes a 10 year statute of limitation for administrative actions. For a series of acts or continuing course of business, provides that the statute of limitations begins to run after the last act in the series of acts or course of business. Codifies factors that the commission or a court may consider when determining the amount of a fine. [FN: No measurable impact to the state budget.]
HB0114
Title: Controlled Substance Reporting
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Ward, Raymond P.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
SUP
SUP
N/P
Comments:
  • AMENDED Amends the requirement for a general acute hospital to report to the Div of Occupational and Professional Licensing admissions for poisoning or overdose involving a prescribed controlled substance. Requires courts to report to the division certain violations of the Utah Controlled Substances Act. Amends the purposes of the division's controlled substance database. Requires the division to enter into the database information it receives in reports by hospitals concerning persons admitted for poisoning involving a prescribed controlled substance. Requires the division to enter into the database information it receives in reports by courts concerning persons convicted for: driving under the influence of a prescribed controlled substance that renders the person incapable of safely operating a vehicle; driving while impaired, in whole or in part, by a prescribed controlled substance; or certain violations of the Utah Controlled Substances Act. [FN: Could reduce the Commerce Service Fund revenue transfer to the Gen Fund by $24,900 one-time in FY 2017. Could cost the Dept of Commerce $24,900 one-time in FY 2017 from the Commerce Service Fund for programming changes. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.]
HB0118S01
Title: Public Access of Administrative Action Amendments
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note publicly available Dated:2/8/2016
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
S/C
HOLD
N/P
HOLD
Comments:
  • Addresses access of information on public state-controlled websites. Addresses application of the Government Records Access and Management Act. Addresses the Open and Public Meetings Act. [FN: Could generate ongoing revenue of $167,000 beginning in FY 2017, onetime revenue of $95,000 in FY 2016, and one-time revenue of $587,500 in each of FY 2017 and FY 2018 from fees paid by persons who petition for removal of a record of administrative disciplinary action from public access as follows: 1. Commerce Service Account: $153,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2017, $95,000 one-time in FY 2016, and $459,000 one-time in each of FY 2017 and FY 2018; 2. Insurance Department Restricted Account: $14,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2017, $128,500 one-time in each of FY 2017 and FY 2018. Could cost the State $167,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 to process petitions for removal of records of administrative disciplinary action from public access. There could be one-time costs of $95,000 in FY 2016 and $587,500 in each of FY 2017 and FY 2018 to process petitions. These costs are as follows: 1. Department of Commerce: $153,000 ongoing from the Commerce Service Account beginning in FY 2017, $95,000 one-time from the Commerce Service Account in FY 2016 and $459,000 one-time from the Commerce Service Account in each of FY 2017 and FY 2018 (spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund); 2. Department of Insurance: $14,000 ongoing from the Insurance Department Restricted Account beginning in FY 2017, $128,500 one-time from the Insurance Department Restricted Account in each of FY 2017 and FY 2018. To the extent that petitioners appeal agency decisions regarding removal of records, the Office of the Attorney General could incur costs of about $700 per appeal to defend agencies'' decisions. IND: Could cost persons who petition for removal of a record of administrative disciplinary action from public access a total of $95,000 in FY 2016 and $754,500 in each of FY 2017 and FY 2018 (an estimated 750 petitioners each year) and a total of $167,000 annually thereafter (an estimated 75 petitioners annually).]
HB0120S01
Title: DUI Enforcement Funding Amendments
Currently:House/ 2nd reading Dated:2/4/2016
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
N/P
PRI
SUP
N/P
Comments:
  • Increases the administrative fee for impounding a vehicle due to an arrest, citation, or referral for administrative action for driving under the influence or reckless driving. Allocates the funds from the increased impound fee to the Dept of Public Safety Restricted Account. [FN: Based on previous years'' collections, enactment of this legislation may generate about $423,200 in ongoing revenue to the Transportation Fund - Public Safety Restricted Account beginning in FY 2017. To the extent that funding for additional DUI enforcement leads to increased fines, the DUI funding provided by this bill could generate $300 on average per incident in revenue to the General Fund. IND: Each year, about 8,500 individuals may pay an additional $50 in impound fees, totaling an estimated $423,200 beginning in FY 2017.]
HB0124
Title: Monitoring Equipment in a Care Facility
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Hawkes, Timothy D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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SUP
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Comments:
  • AMENDED Allows a resident of an assisted living facility to install a video or audio monitoring device in the resident's room under certain conditions. Prohibits an assisted living facility from denying an individual admission to the facility or discharging a resident from the facility solely because the individual or resident wants to operate or install a monitoring device in the individual's or resident's room. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HB0126
Title: Unmanned Aircraft Revisions
Currently:House/ 2nd reading Dated:2/8/2016
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
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HOLD
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HOLD
Comments:
  • Prohibits an individual from flying an unmanned aircraft within a specified distance (three miles) of a wildland fire. Provides exceptions. Penalty is a class B misdemeanor; or a class A misdemeanor if it interrupts aircraft used to contain or control the wildland fire; a third degree felony if the device comes into contact with a manned aircraft; or a second degree felony if the device causes a manned aircraft to crash. [FN: No measurable impact to the state budget.]
HB0136S01
Title: Human Trafficking Amendments
Currently:House/ to Senate Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
OPP
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SUP
SUP
HOLD
Comments:
  • Provides that a criminal homicide caused by the commission of the offense of human trafficking, human trafficking of a child, or aggravated human trafficking is aggravated murder and may be charged as a capital felony. [FN: To the extent that one offender is charged under the conditions of the bill, this may cost the Courts $10,000 one-time from the General Fund for additional case processing and trial costs. May cost counties up to $500,000 one-time for additional prosecution and defense costs enhanced legal representation, witness costs, and other related costs.]
HB0137
Title: Restitution for Incarceration Costs Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/29/2016
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
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HOLD
HOLD
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Comments:
  • 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 standard. Provides that incarceration costs are to be paid after victim restitution costs. [FN: Assuming about 1,000 hearings to determine inmate indigence, this may cost the Courts about $44,300 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2016. Offenders in county jails found impecunious through a hearing could avoid restitution of incarceration payments.]
HB0148S01
Title: Protective Order Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:2/11/2016
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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PRI
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Comments:
  • Amends protective order provisions for a dismissal in the case of a pending divorce proceeding under certain conditions. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0149
Title: Reporting Death Involving Controlled Substance Amendments
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
S/C
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SUP
SUP
S/C
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Comments:
  • Requires the medical examiner to provide a report to the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) when the medical examiner determines that a death resulted from poisoning or overdose involving a prescribed controlled substance. Requires that, when DOPL receives a report described in the preceding paragraph, DOPL shall notify each practitioner who may have written a prescription for the controlled substance involved in the poisoning or overdose. [FN: Could reduce year-end transfers to the Gen Fund by $24,900 one-time in FY 2017. Could cost the Office of the Medical Examiner $1,500 annually from the Gen Fund for staff time to gather and submit required information to the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. Enactment of this bill could also cost the Dept of Commerce $24,900 one-time in FY 2017 for database programming.]
HB0150
Title: Controlled Substance Prescription Notification
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:2/10/2016
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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SUP
N/P
N/P
Comments:
  • AMENDED Amends the Controlled Substance Database Act to allow a person for whom a controlled substance is prescribed to designate a third party who is to be notified when a controlled substance prescription is dispensed to the person. ALLOWS the person to direct the division to discontinue providing the information. Requires that the division advise the person that if the person discontinues the notification, the third party will be advised of the discontinuance. Requires that the division comply with the direction and also notify the third party of the discontinuation. Authorizes the division to make administrative rules to facilitate implementation of this provision. [FN: Could reduce the Commerce Service Fund revenue transfer to the Gen Fund by $39,000 one-time in FY 2017. Could cost the Dept of Commerce $39,000 one-time in FY 2017 from the Commerce Service Fund for programming changes. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
HB0155
Title: Reporting of Child Pornography
Currently:House/ comm rpt/ substituted/ amended Dated:2/4/2016
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
OPP
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SUP
S/C
OPP
Comments:
  • Requires that a computer technician who finds child pornography in the course of the technician's work shall report the finding to law enforcement or the federal cyber tip line for child pornography. Provides that the willful failure to report the child pornography is a class B misdemeanor. Provides immunity for a computer technician who reports in good faith. Specifies that Internet service providers, including hosting services, are not liable under this section. [New class B misdemeanor.] [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HB0155S01
Title: Reporting of Child Pornography
Currently:House/ 2nd reading Dated:2/4/2016
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
Comments:
  • Requires that a computer technician who finds child pornography in the course of the technician's work shall report the finding to law enforcement or the federal cyber tip line for child pornography. Provides that an employer may establish a procedure for the computer technician employee to report to a designated employee who will report the child pornography. Provides that the willful failure to report the child pornography is a class B misdemeanor. Provides immunity for a computer technician who reports in good faith. Specifies that Internet service providers, including hosting services, are not liable under this section if the provider reports child pornography in compliance with specified federal law. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0157
Title: Age Limit for Tobacco and Related Products
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/25/2016
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
SUP
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N/P
Comments:
  • Prohibits the distribution or sale of tobacco, e-cigarettes, or tobacco paraphernalia to an individual less than 21 years of age. Makes corresponding changes to municipalities' authority to regulate tobacco. Makes corresponding changes to the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, enforcement provisions of the Utah Health Code, tobacco program requirements, the Driver Licensing Act, the Cigarette and Tobacco Tax and Licensing Act, the Utah Criminal Code, and provisions relating to the investigation of sales to underage individuals. [FN: May reduce tax revenue to the Gen Fund by about $2,040,800 beginning in FY 2019 due to decreased tobacco and related product sales. Through provisions of this bill, approximately 4,150 individuals could forgo paying tax on tobacco and related products for a tax savings of about $530/person/year or about $2.196 million total beginning in FY 2019.]
HB0160S01
Title: Justice Court Judge Qualifications Amendments
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note publicly available Dated:2/11/2016
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
SUP
HOLD
Comments:
  • Requires justice court judges to have graduated from law school. Grandfathers in current justice court judges until their next retention election.
HB0165
Title: Garnishment Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:2/11/2016
Sponsor: Dee, Brad L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
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  • FYI: Disability benefits, as described in Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(A), and veterans benefits,as described in Subsection (1)(a)(v), may be garnished on behalf of a child victim if the person receiving the benefits has been convicted of a felony sex offense against a child and ordered by the convicting court to pay restitution to the victim. The exemption from execution under this section shall be reinstated upon payment of the restitution in full. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HB0166
Title: Metal Theft Amendments
Currently:House Comm - Not Considered Dated:2/2/2016
Sponsor: Lifferth, David E.
Party: Republican
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  • A dealer shall hold any form of copper wire for three business days after the dealer purchases or otherwise accepts the copper wire. A violation of this section is a class B misdemeanor. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HB0172S01
Title: Public Assistance Benefits Amendments
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note publicly available Dated:2/11/2016
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • Defines "licensed clinical therapist." Modifies the requirements to receive cash assistance under the state's Family Employment Program. Modifies when an individual receiving cash assistance under the Family Employment Program must take a written questionnaire designed to determine the likelihood of the applicant having a substance use disorder. Requires that an individual be evaluated by a licensed clinical therapist before an individual may be required to take a drug test as a condition of continuing to receive cash assistance under the Family Employment Program.
HB0179
Title: Consensual Sexual Activity of a Minor
Currently:House/ comm rpt/ substituted/ amended Dated:2/10/2016
Sponsor: Nelson, Merrill F.
Party: Republican
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  • Adds two additional elements to the class B offense of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. Provides that the offense of sexual abuse of a minor is a class A misdemeanor if the defendant cannot establish specified elements. Modifies the definition of "position of trust" (instead of "volunteer at a school" changes to "or was any other person who was employed by or volunteering at a public or private elementary school or secondary school." [FN: To the extent that more offenders go to jail as a condition of probation resulting from the increased level of charges under this bill, county jails could experience costs of about $12,000 per conviction for housing and managing offenders.]
HB0179S01
Title: Consensual Sexual Activity of a Minor
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note publicly available Dated:2/10/2016
Sponsor: Nelson, Merrill F.
Party: Republican
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  • Modifies the definition of sexual abuse of a minor regarding the age differential between the offender and the victim to five years.
HB0181
Title: Physical Control in Schools Amendments
Currently:House Comm - Held Dated:1/27/2016
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
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  • Prohibits the use of physical restraint or force to protect property from being damaged.
HB0189S01
Title: Motor Vehicle Impound Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:2/9/2016
Sponsor: Handy, Stephen G.
Party: Republican
Floor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the sentencing requirements for DUI convictions by requiring payment of the administrative impound fee and towing and storage fees by the person convicted. Requires the Motor Vehicle Division to provide notification to a dealer who has issued a temporary permit for a car that is towed and impounded. [FN: Will not materially impact the state budget. IND: In the case that an individual is arrested and convicted on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge, in a vehicle belonging to someone else, the vehicle owner may be less likely to bear the administrative impound, towing, and storage costs. The number of individuals impacted by this cost shift cannot be determined at this time.]
HB0191S01
Title: Interlock Restricted Driver Amendments
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note publicly available Dated:2/8/2016
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
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  • Defines "employer verification." 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.
HB0192
Title: Opiate Overdose Response Act -- Pilot Program and Other Amendments
Currently:House/ comm rpt/ substituted Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
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  • Renames the Emergency Administration of Opiate Antagonist Act as the Opiate Overdose Response Act. Amends definitions and liability provisions. Creates the Opiate Overdose Outreach Pilot Program within the Department of Health. Authorizes grants from the program, specifies how grants may be used, and requires annual reporting by grantees. Requires rulemaking by the Department of Health. Requires annual reporting on the program by the Department of Health. Designates program funding as nonlapsing. [FN: appropriates $500,000 ongoing and $500,000 one-time Gen Fund in FY 2017 to the Dept of Health for grants to persons who may be in a position to assist an individual who is at increased risk of experiencing an opiate-related drug overdose event. The Legislation may cost the Dept of Health $46,600 ongoing General Fund beginning in FY 2017 for a 0.4 full-time equivalent position and $10,400 one-time Gen Fund in FY 2017 to set up and administer the Opiate Overdose Outreach Pilot Program.]
HB0197
Title: Lobbying by State Agencies Amendments
Currently:Bill Substituted by Standing Committee Dated:2/10/2016
Sponsor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
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  • FYI: Prohibits an employee of the state from engaging in lobbying on a legislative action. Provides exceptions. "Lobbying" means an act done with the intent or in a way to influence or tend to influence, directly or indirectly, a legislator to refrain from voting on, or to vote for or against, a legislative action described in Subsection 36-11-102(12)(a). "Lobbying" does not include: (i) requesting a legislator to sponsor legislation; (ii) testifying before a legislative body, including a legislative committee or task force; or (iii) answering questions asked by a legislator. A state entity may not take a public stance on a legislative action. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0206
Title: Human Trafficking Safe Harbor Amendments
Currently:House/ comm rpt/ substituted Dated:2/10/2016
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
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  • Requires the Division of Child and Family Services to provide services to a child who is engaged in prostitution or sexual solicitation and has been referred to the division. Provides that any child engaged in the offense of prostitution or sexual solicitation may be subject to delinquency proceedings only if the division finds delinquency proceedings are in the best interest of the child. [FN; Could increase costs to the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) by $30,500 ongoing Gen Fund beginning in FY 2017 from referral of a child engaged in prostitution or sexual solicitation to DCFS upon the first offense instead of after the first offense.]
HB0206S01
Title: Human Trafficking Safe Harbor Amendments
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note publicly available Dated:2/10/2016
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the Division of Child and Family Services to provide services to a child who is engaged in prostitution or sexual solicitation and has been referred to the division. Provides that any child engaged in prostitution or sexual solicitation may not be subject to delinquency proceedings. Amends the definition of abuse in the Juvenile Court Act to include human trafficking of a child for sexual exploitation.
HB0207
Title: Fourth District Juvenile Court Judge
Currently:House/ 2nd reading Dated:2/4/2016
Sponsor: Sanpei, Dean
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Creates a new judge in the fourth district juvenile court. [FN: could cost the Courts $341,400 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2017 for one judge and one clerk. To the extent that an additional attorney from the Office of the Attorney General is required to provide legal representation for those involved in juvenile-related cases with the addition of a new juvenile court judge, costs for the Office of the Attorney General could increase by $177,000 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2017.]
HB0214
Title: Protective Order Modifications
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:2/9/2016
Sponsor: Pitcher, Dixon M.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends provisions in the Judicial Code related to obtaining an ex parte child protective order or a child protective order concerning a child who has been subjected to abuse. Expands the definition of "abuse" to include if the minor has been subjected to abuse. [FN: Could cost the a total of $34,400 ongoing from the Gen Fund for additional court hearings beginning in FY 2017. The breakdown is as follows: 1. Courts - $17,900 for additional judge and clerk time, and 2. Guardian ad Litem - $16,500 for additional attorney time in these cases.]
HB0225
Title: Cybercrime Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:2/8/2016
Sponsor: Lifferth, David E.
Party: Republican
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  • Defines critical infrastructure regarding computer crimes and creates the offense of interfering electronically or by computer with critical infrastructure. Defines a denial of service and provides a penalty for causing a denial of service. Provides that reporting a false emergency situation involving violence or harm, and also reporting that the nonexistent emergency is at a specified location, is a criminal offense. Modifies an element of computer crimes to include a person who acts with authorization, but then commits a crime. Modifies the reporting procedure for computer crime offenses. Modifies the offense of electronic communication harassment to include distribution of personal identifying information. [Three new 3rd degree felonies, one new 2nd degree felony.]
HB0228
Title: Alcohol Modifications
Currently:House/ 2nd reading Dated:2/9/2016
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Authorizes tastings by manufacturing licensees under certain conditions. Addresses when a manufacturing licensee may allow staff to consume alcoholic products. [FN: Could reduce year-end transfers to the Gen Fund by $5,000 annually beginning in FY 2017. Could cost the Dept of Alcoholic Beverage Control $5,000 from the Liquor Control Fund beginning in FY 2017 for staff support related to the provisions of the bill. The Dept has indicated that they can reallocate the necessary resources internally. Spending from the Liquor Control Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.]
HB0229
Title: System of Care Development
Currently:House/ comm rpt/ substituted Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
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  • Clarifies the authority of the Dept of Human Services related to developing a system of care for minors with complex emotional and behavioral needs. Modifies the components of a system of care. Authorizes the department to develop an information technology infrastructure to implement the system of care. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Human Services $1,797,200 one-time from the Gen Fund in FY 2017 to put in place the interfaces and infrastructure required by this bill.]
HB0236
Title: Charitable Prescription Drug Recycling Program
Currently:House/ comm rpt/ substituted Dated:2/9/2016
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Directs the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) to make rules, in consultation with the Utah State Board of Pharmacy, to create a charitable prescription drug recycling program. Establishes criteria for prescription drugs eligible for the program. Establishes requirements for donors and pharmacies. Limits the liability of program participants. Directs DOPL to make rules establishing certain requirements, standards, procedures, and processes. [FN: Could reduce year-end transfers to the Gen Fund by $1,200 annually beginning in FY 2017 and by $8,200 one-time in FY 2017. Could cost the Dept of Commerce $1,200 ongoing from the Commerce Service Fund beginning in FY 2017 and $8,200 one-time in FY 2017 to oversee the drug recycling program established in the bill. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
HB0236S02
Title: Charitable Prescription Drug Recycling Program
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note publicly available Dated:2/9/2016
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Defines terms. Directs the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) to make rules, in consultation with the Utah State Board of Pharmacy, to create a charitable prescription drug recycling program. Establishes criteria for prescription drugs eligible for the program. Establishes requirements for donors and pharmacies. Limits the liability of program participants and drug manufacturers. Directs DOPL to make rules establishing certain requirements, standards, procedures, and processes. [FN: Could reduce year-end transfers to the Gen Fund by $1,200 annually beginning in FY 2017 and by $8,200 one-time in FY 2017. Could cost the Dept of Commerce $1,200 ongoing from the Commerce Service Fund beginning in FY 2017 and $8,200 one-time in FY 2017 to oversee the drug recycling program established in the bill. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
HB0238
Title: Opiate Overdose Response Act -- Overdose Outreach Providers and Other Amendments
Currently:House/ 2nd reading Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
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  • Renames the Emergency Administration of Opiate Antagonist Act as the Opiate Overdose Response Act. Amends definitions. Amends civil liability provisions. Authorizes an overdose outreach provider to furnish an opiate antagonist without civil liability. Requires an overdose outreach provider to furnish instruction on how to recognize and respond appropriately to an opiate-related drug overdose event. Exempts an overdose outreach provider from licensure under the Pharmacy Practice Act. Specifies that the prescribing or dispensing of an opiate antagonist by a dentist is not unprofessional or unlawful conduct. [The State of Utah may see an increase per covered member with health insurance of $0.04 due to increased utilization of opiate antagonists. The ongoing costs to the State beginning in FY 2017 may be about $1,300 in state funds ($2,400 total funds). Local governments that pay for health insurance for their employees may see an increase per covered member of $0.04 due to increased utilization of opiate antagonists (using PEHP as the approximation of other organizations'' costs). There will likely be a wide variety of costs depending on the cost sharing provisions. IND: Businesses that pay for health insurance for their employees may see an increase per covered member of $0.04 due to increased utilization of opiate antagonists (using PEHP as the approximation of other organizations'' costs). There will likely be a wide variety of costs depending on the cost sharing provisions.]
HB0239
Title: Access to Opioid Prescription Information via Practitioner Data Management Systems
Currently:House/ 2nd reading Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing within the Dept of Commerce to make opioid prescription data information in its controlled substance database accessible to an opioid prescriber or pharmacist via the prescriber's or pharmacist's electronic data system. Limits access to and use of the information by an electronic data system, a prescriber, or a pharmacist in accordance with rules established by the division. Requires rulemaking by the division. Requires the division to periodically audit use of the information. Amends Controlled Substance Database Act penalty provisions. [New 3rd degree felony; new class C misdemeanor.]
HB0240
Title: Opiate Overdose Response Act -- Standing Orders and Other Amendments
Currently:House/ 2nd reading Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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  • Renames the Emergency Administration of Opiate Antagonist Act as the Opiate Overdose Response Act. Amends definitions. Authorizes the use of a standing prescription drug order issued by a physician to dispense an opioid antagonist. [FN: Would reduce annual year end transfers to the Gen Fund from the Commerce Service Account by $1,500 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 and by $2,400 one-time in FY 2017. The State of Utah may see an increase per covered member with health insurance of $0.04 due to increased utilization of opiate antagonists. The ongoing costs to the State beginning in FY 2017 may be about $1,300 in state funds ($2,400 total funds). Additionally, enactment of this legislation may cost the Dept of Commerce''s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing $1,500 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 and one-time costs of $2,400 in FY 2017 from the Commerce Service Account to develop a protocol for standing prescription drug orders for an opiate antagonist and increased investigations to ensure compliance. Local governments that pay for health insurance for their employees may see an increase per covered member of $0.04 due to increased utilization of opiate antagonists (using PEHP as the approximation of other organizations'' costs). There will likely be a wide variety of costs depending on the cost sharing provisions. IND: Businesses that pay for health insurance for their employees may see an increase per covered member of $0.04 due to increased utilization of opiate antagonists (using PEHP as the approximation of other organizations'' costs). There will likely be a wide variety of costs depending on the cost sharing provisions.]
HB0245
Title: Local Health Department Amendments
Currently:House/ 2nd reading Dated:2/5/2016
Sponsor: Dee, Brad L.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides a county the option to create a united local health department, which combines the local health department with the local substance abuse authority and the local mental health authority. Permits multiple counties to join together in an interlocal agreement to form a multicounty united local health department. Requires a united local health department to coordinate the duties of a local health department, a local mental health authority, and a local substance abuse authority. Provides that the governing body of a county may select the executive director of a united local health department. Amends the types of funds that may be established and maintained by a united local health department. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0246
Title: Reproductive Health Amendments
Currently:House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:2/8/2016
Sponsor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
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  • Directs the Division of Health Care Financing to seek a waiver for family planning services. Establishes requirements for comprehensive human sexuality education. Requires the State Instructional Materials Commission to consult with parents and others when evaluating comprehensive human sexuality curriculum. Prohibits a school from receiving federal abstinence education funding. Repeals certain criminal provisions regarding contraceptive and abortion services.
HB0252
Title: Intellectual Disability Terminology Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:2/9/2016
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • This bill replaces the term "mental retardation" and its variations with "intellectual disability." [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0259
Title: Substance Abuse Treatment Fraud
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • Enacts provisions to provide that a person commits a fraudulent insurance act if that person, with intent to deceive or defraud, pays or sponsors payment for a health insurance premium in order to directly or indirectly receive proceeds from the care or treatment of the insured. Requires the Office of Licensing, Department of Human Services, to make rules establishing: what constitutes an "outpatient treatment program"; a procedure requiring a licensee to allow an insurer the ability to audit the licensee's records related to any services or supplies billed to the insurer; and a protocol for the office to investigate and process complaints about licensees. Directs the Office of Licensing, Department of Human Services, to electronically post notices of agency action on the office's website. Directs the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Department of Human Services, to make rules to develop minimum standards for licensed public and private providers of substance abuse and mental health programs. [FN: Likely will impact the Gen Fund by increased fees to newly defined treatment facilities estimated to be 80 new facilities at $900 the initial year and $300 the subsequent year. Spending from the Insurance Department Restricted Account impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund. State expenditures could be impacted for the Office of Licensing in the Dept of Human Services for additional licensing and monitoring of residential treatment facilities and related additional technology at a cost of $313,600 ongoing General Fund beginning in FY 2017 and $581,000 one-time General Fund in FY 2017. State expenditures will also be impacted by increased Department of Insurance costs from the Insurance Department Restricted Account of $7,300 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 for dispute resolution. Spending from the Insurance Dept Restricted Account impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund. IND: Could cause additional residential treatment facilities to pay the current fee for outpatient licenses and could affect an undetermined number of residential treatment facilities to audits by insurers.]
HB0260
Title: Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Amendments
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Gibson, Francis D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • AMENDED 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.]
HB0263
Title: Fraud Amendments
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Modifies an offense regarding an identification document to provide that the possession of a stolen or forged identification document with the intent to transfer the document is an offense, in addition to the current offense of the actual transfer of a stolen or forged identification document. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0264
Title: End of Life Options Act
Currently:House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:2/8/2016
Sponsor: Chavez-Houck, Rebecca
Party: Democratic
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  • Designates when an individual 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 the 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 an individual's life on wills, contracts, and insurance or annuity contracts. Provides limited immunities and procedures for permissible sanctions. Prohibits euthanasia or mercy killing. Establishes criminal penalties for certain actions (two new First Degree Felonies). Provides a uniform form for patient consent. [FN: May cost the Dept of Health $12,000 from the Gen Fund onetime in FY 2016 to develop a database and $12,000 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY2017 for 0.2 full time equivalent employees to register clients.]
HB0265
Title: Mental Health Practitioner Amendments
Currently:House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:2/8/2016
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing within the Dept of Commerce to issue a tax credit certificate to a psychiatrist or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who submits an application to the division and provides certain information to the division. Defines terms. Creates a nonrefundable state income tax credit for a psychiatrist or a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who begins practicing in the state on or after July 1, 2016. Creates a refundable state income tax credit for a psychiatrist or a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who provides mental health services to an underserved population in the state. Limits the number of years in which the income tax credits may be claimed.
HB0269
Title: Recycling of Copper Wire
Currently:House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:2/8/2016
Sponsor: Cox, Fred C.
Party: Republican
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  • States that a dealer or seller who is convicted of a misdemeanor under Title 76,Chapter 6, Part 14, Regulation of Metal Dealers, is also subject to a mandatory fine. [FN: Based off of one demonstrated case in 2015, the bill could generate $1,300 in ongoing Gen Fund revenue in FY 2017, with an additional $1,100 collected to various restricted accounts.]
HB0274
Title: Involuntary Civil Commitment Modifications
Currently:House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:2/9/2016
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Amends a provision relating to the maximum number of hours a person may be held in temporary, involuntary commitment with a local mental health authority.
HB0281
Title: Bigamy Offense Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:2/9/2016
Sponsor: Noel, Michael E.
Party: Republican
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  • Revises the definition of bigamy- A person is guilty of bigamy when, knowing the person has a husband or wife or knowing the other person has a husband or wife, the person purports to marry the other person and cohabits with the other person.
HB0284
Title: Injured Wildlife Amendments
Currently:Bill Substituted by Standing Committee Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Lifferth, David E.
Party: Republican
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  • Adds a defense for humane destruction of an animal injured in a motor vehicle accident by a person who destroys an animal that is seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in order to prevent the animal from suffering needlessly, if the person has the means, skill, and intent to destroy the animal humanely.
HB0284S01
Title: Injured Wildlife Amendments
Currently:Bill Substituted by Standing Committee Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Lifferth, David E.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Permits a person to humanely kill an animal that is seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident under certain circumstances. Makess the conduct described in the preceding paragraph: a defense to the crime of cruelty to animals; and an exception to the prohibition of discharging a firearm from, upon, or across a highway.
HB0286
Title: Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:2/9/2016
Sponsor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the Traffic Code as it relates to the operator of a vehicle approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle to reduce the speed of the vehicle to a speed that is reasonably safe based on conditions that exist (expands on element of class C misdemeanor].
HB0292
Title: Deferred Deposit Lending and Identity Theft Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:2/11/2016
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
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  • Modifies definition provisions. Addresses registration requirements. Requires compliance with federal requirements related to loans to military personnel and dependents. 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. Addresses penalties (new class B, new class A misdemeanors). 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.
HB0297
Title: Bail Bond Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:2/10/2016
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • 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; and with the National Crime Information Center if the original offense was a felony. 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.
HB0300
Title: Body-worn Cameras for Law Enforcement Officers
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:2/10/2016
Sponsor: McCay, Daniel
Party: Republican
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  • That a law enforcement agency that uses body-worn cameras worn by law enforcement officers shall have a written policy governing the use of body-worn cameras that meets or exceeds the minimum guidelines provided: minimum guidelines for the activation or use of body-worn cameras; and the prohibited uses of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers.
HB0302
Title: Utah Medicaid Amendments
Currently:House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:2/11/2016
Sponsor: Ward, Raymond P.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the Department of Health to apply to the federal government for waivers from federal law necessary to implement Medicaid expansion. Defines terms. Describes the terms of the Medicaid waiver, which: establishes an alternative health benefit package for Medicaid enrollees using premium subsidies to purchase commercial health insurance policies; seeks waivers for certain cost sharing requirements; enrolls individuals into employer sponsored insurance, if available, and with cost sharing protections for the individual when required by the federal Medicaid program; prohibits reimbursement for emergency room facility charges if the visit is not an emergency; prohibits reimbursement for non-emergency transportation; keeps families together in one policy in most circumstances; requires an enrollee to be offered work assistance; requires the division to apply for waivers from CMS after January 1, 2017, to cover up to 100% of the federal poverty level at the full match rate; and rolls back expansion to 100% of the federal poverty level if the cost of providing full expansion coverage equals or exceeds the cost of providing coverage up to 100% of the federal poverty level. Establishes an inpatient hospital assessment, the proceeds of which shall be deposited into the Medicaid Expansion Fund. Establishes an electronic cigarette tax: defines terms; addresses licensing issues; deposits the proceeds into the Medicaid Expansion Fund.
HB0308
Title: Disease Prevention and Substance Abuse Reduction Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:2/11/2016
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
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  • Authorizes the operation of syringe exchange programs in the state. Specifies the requirements a syringe exchange program must meet. Requires the department to report to the Legislature every two years on the activities and outcomes of syringe programs operating in the state.
HB0311
Title: White Collar Crime Registry Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
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  • Authorizes the disclosure of certain driver license information to the attorney general to be posted to the Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry. Authorizes the attorney general to obtain specified offender information from court records, prison or jail booking records, driver license records, and other sources. Provides that an offender who fails to register as required is considered to have consented to the release of specified information.
HB0315
Title: Bee Keeping Amendments
Currently:House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: McIff, Kay L.
Party: Republican
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  • Renames the act to the Utah Bee Inspection and Registration Act. Changes the registration requirements for commercial beekeepers. Creates a registration time period for new and renewal registrations. Describes a process for moving an apiary. States that a violation of the act is a class B misdemeanor. Sets an administrative fine ($1,000) for a violation of the act.
HB0317
Title: Felony Assault Amendments
Currently:House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the crime of aggravated assault to include the act of impeding the breathing or circulation of blood of another person. Provides that the commission of aggravated assault is a second degree felony if, in addition to current provisions: the action results in a loss of consciousness; or the actor uses an implement to impede the breathing or circulation of blood of another person. Modifies the crime of child abuse regarding the act of impeding the breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure to the neck or throat, or by obstructing the nose, mouth, or airway.
HB0323
Title: Continuing Care Retirement Community Amendments
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Tanner, Earl D.
Party: Republican
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  • Includes a continuing care provider within the jurisdiction of the Insurance Department. Creates a continuing care advisory committee. Provides operating requirements for a continuing care provider. Requires a continuing care provider to register with the Insurance Department. Provides form and content requirements for a continuing care contract. Requires a continuing care provider to maintain an escrow account for certain resident fees. Requires a continuing care provider to maintain reserve escrow accounts for certain financing and operations expenses. Requires a continuing care provider to make certain disclosures. Provides requirements for a successor to a continuing care provider's assets. Grants rulemaking and enforcement authority to the Insurance Department. Provides that the Insurance Department may place a continuing care facility under supervision, rehabilitation, or liquidation under certain circumstances. Imposes criminal and civil penalties. Creates a private right of action.
HB0333
Title: Electronic Cigarette Products, Nicotine Inhalers, and Related Revenue Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • Creates the Rural Health Care Access Restricted Account funded primarily from revenues from the taxation of electronic cigarette products and nicotine inhalers. Creates a pilot project funded from the Rural Health Care Access Restricted Account. Modifies definition provisions. Modifies invoice requirements. Addresses licensing issues. Imposes a tax on certain electronic cigarette products and nicotine inhalers. Creates the Electronic Cigarette Product and Nicotine Inhaler Restricted Account. Addresses deposit and use of revenues from the taxation of electronic cigarette products and substances and nicotine inhalers. Includes electronic cigarette products as tobacco paraphernalia. Provides a repeal date for the Rural Health Care Access Restricted Account and pilot project.
HB0335
Title: Public Education Curriculum Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the State Board of Education to report on certain curriculum, instructional, and training materials to the Education Interim Committee. Amends parent or guardian consent requirements for a student to receive child sexual abuse prevention instruction.
HB0342
Title: Substance Abuse Programs Amendments
Currently:LFA/ bill sent to agencies for fiscal input Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • Changes the name of the Utah Substance Abuse Advisory Council to the Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council. Modifies the membership of the Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council. Changes the title of the Drug Offender Reform Act to the Drug-Related Offenses Reform Act. Expands the application of the Drug-Related Offenses Reform Act beyond persons convicted of a felony to any convicted offenders determined to be eligible under the implementation plan developed by the Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council.
HCR002
Title: Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the 40th Anniversary of the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:2/8/2016
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Okerlund, Ralph
Party: Republican
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  • Concurrent resolution: that recognizes the 40th anniversary of the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act; commends David Hughes Horne and Representative Gerald Woodmansee for their efforts to pass the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act. Acknowledges the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act's contribution to Utah's low smoking rates and partnerships with municipalities and local health departments. Expresses continued support for the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HCR003
Title: Concurrent Resolution Supporting Cannabis Research
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/25/2016
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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  • Encourages the United States Congress to consider legislation that would enable credible, institution-based research of cannabinoid molecules found in the marijuana plant, for potential beneficial human medical use. Requests that the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration take action, through their drug classification schedules, to provide a path to help determine the human medical benefits of these products. Recommends that Congress facilitate research by specifically charging the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health to oversee this research of cannabinoid molecules and systems and that Congress provide the National Institute on Drug Abuse with the necessary addition to their budget to assure the research is conducted appropriately. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HCR004
Title: Concurrent Resolution Declaring Drug Overdose Deaths to Be a Public Health Emergency
Currently:House/ 2nd reading Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
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  • Emphasizes the importance of the lives of all people living in Utah. Recognizes Utah's high rates of overdose death compared to most states in the country; and strongly urges Utah's Department of Health, Department of Human Services, and Department of Public Safety to recognize this public health crisis and direct resources to reduce the number of overdose deaths in Utah. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HCR009
Title: Concurrent Resolution Requesting Addition to Federal Controlled Drug Database
Currently:House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:2/3/2016
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
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  • Highlights the significant risks of clinicians inadvertently causing harm or death to patients being treated with methadone for opioid dependency due to a federal restriction barring reporting of methadone use to state-run prescription monitoring programs. Urges the United States Department of Health and Human Services to revise federal regulations to require certified outpatient opioid treatment programs to report methadone prescriptions and methadone doses dispensed to state-run prescription drug monitoring programs. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HJR001
Title: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution - Judges of Courts Not of Record
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/28/2016
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
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  • Eliminate a restriction against requiring judges of courts not of record to be admitted to practice law. Provide for qualifications of judges of courts not of record. [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.]
SB0042
Title: Public Notice of Court Recording
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:2/9/2016
Sponsor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Stanard, Jon E.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the Judicial Council to direct courts to give notice to the public when court proceedings are being recorded. [FN: Could cost the Courts $4,100 from the Gen Fund, one-time in FY 2016 for signage costs assuming about $100 per courthouse for each of the 41 state courthouses.]
SB0045
Title: Compulsory Education Revisions
Currently:Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar Dated:2/1/2016
Sponsor: Jackson, Alvin B.
Party: Republican
Floor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
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  • Eliminates criminal penalties for a parent of a truant school-age child (removes 3 class B misdemeanors). [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
SB0048
Title: Board Membership Restrictions
Currently:Senate Comm - Not Considered Dated:2/9/2016
Sponsor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • FYI: Provides that the governor may not appoint an individual to a state board, committee, commission, council, or authority if the individual held the position of executive director of a department within the previous year. [FN: No measurable impact to the state budget.]
SB0054
Title: Controlled Substance Database Modifications
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:1/25/2016
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • Allows probation and parole officers to obtain information in the controlled substance database without a warrant. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
SB0058S03
Title: Nurse Practitioner Amendments
Currently:Senate/ lifted from calendar sent to standing comm Dated:2/8/2016
Sponsor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
Floor: Fawson, Justin L.
Party: Republican
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  • Allows an advanced practice registered nurse to prescribe a Schedule II controlled substance without supervision by a consulting physician if the advanced practice registered nurse: meets certain experience requirements; consults the Controlled Substance Database; and when treating an injured worker, follows prescribing for chronic pain guidelines developed by the Worker's Compensation System. Prohibits an advanced practice registered nurse from establishing an independent pain clinic without a consultation and referral plan.
SB0061
Title: Smoking in Public Places Amendments
Currently:Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar Dated:2/1/2016
Sponsor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
Floor: Last, Bradley G.
Party: Republican
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  • Removes certain smoking prohibition exceptions for an international airport passenger terminal. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
SB0066
Title: Environmental Code Fines
Currently:Senate Comm - Held Dated:1/27/2016
Sponsor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • Bill highlight indicates the new language increases civil penalties against a person who violates the Air Conservation Act. However, the text associates the fine to the criminal charge. [FN: Could increase revenue to the Gen Fund by an estimated $295,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 for payments from increased penalties for an estimated 50 violations of air quality rules each year. Could cost the Dept of Environmental Quality $500 one-time in FY 2017 for 10 hours of staff time to modify rules to implement the changes in penalty amounts.]
SB0071
Title: Children's Justice Center Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Okerlund, Ralph
Party: Republican
Floor: Gibson, Francis D.
Party: Republican
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  • Modifies the attorney general's and Children's Justice Centers' requirements in operating the Children's Justice Center Program. Clarifies how appropriations may be spent. Modifies membership of a Children's Justice Center's local advisory board. Modifies membership of the Advisory Board on Children's Justice. [FN: could cost the Attorney General''s Office $300,000 from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2017. Of that amount, $230,000 would support 2.5 FTEs in the Children''s Justice Center Program to manage grants and contracts and provide training and other development support to local centers. The remaining $70,000 would be passed through to counties to support local Children''s Justice Centers in Box Elder, San Juan, and Summit Counties. Enactment of this legislation could further cost the Legislature $4,400 from the General Fund beginning in FY 2017 for meeting pay and travel reimbursements for one senator and one representative who could be added to the State Advisory Board on Children''s Justice, pending approval by the Legislative Management Committee. Could provide $70,000 total from the General Fund beginning in FY 2017 to three counties, Box Elder, San Juan, and Summit, as pass-throughs from the Attorney General''s Office. These centers are already operational, but counties may experience a total of $90,000 in additional costs, supported by local, federal, or private sources.]
SB0073
Title: Medical Cannabis Act
Currently:Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar Dated:2/5/2016
Sponsor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
Floor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
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  • Allows an individual with a qualifying illness who registers with the Dept of Health to possess and use, under certain circumstances, cannabis, a cannabis product, or a medical cannabis device. Directs the Dept of Health to issue: a license to operate a cannabis dispensary to a person who meets certain qualifications; and to an individual who meets certain qualifications, a registration card to act as an agent of a cannabis dispensary. Directs the Dept of Agriculture and Food to issue, to a person who meets certain qualifications, a license to operate a cannabis production establishment, including: a cannabis cultivation facility; a cannabis processing facility; or an independent cannabis testing laboratory. Directs the Dept of Agriculture and Food to issue, to an individual who meets certain qualifications, a registration card to act as an agent of a cannabis production establishment. Directs the Dept of Health to issue a medical cannabis card to an individual who meets the requirements of: a qualified patient; a parent or guardian of a minor who is a qualified patient; or a designated caregiver of a qualified patient. Allows a licensed cannabis dispensary to possess cannabis, a cannabis product, or a medical cannabis device, and to sell the cannabis, cannabis product, or medical cannabis device to an individual with a medical cannabis card> Allows a licensed cannabis cultivation facility to grow cannabis, possess cannabis, and sell the cannabis to a licensed cannabis processing facility or a licensed cannabis dispensary. Allows a licensed cannabis processing facility to possess cannabis, process cannabis into a cannabis product, and sell the cannabis product to a licensed cannabis dispensary. Allows a licensed independent cannabis testing laboratory to possess cannabis or a cannabis product for the purpose of testing the cannabis or cannabis product for content and safety. Preempts an ordinance enacted by a political subdivision that is not essentially identical to state medical cannabis law. Provides that a licensed cannabis production establishment may operate, in a political subdivision: as a conditional use in a commercial zone or similar zone; and as a permitted use in an industrial zone or similar zone. Provides that a licensed cannabis dispensary may operate, in a political subdivision, as a permitted use in a commercial, industrial, or similar zone. Allows an individual driving with a measurable metabolite of cannabis to assert, as an affirmative defense, that the individual used the cannabis pursuant to Utah law or the law of another state. Prohibits a court from discriminating against a parent in a child custody case based on the parent's lawful possession or use of medical cannabis. Prohibits a peace officer or child welfare worker from removing a child from an individual's home on the basis of the individual's lawful possession or use of cannabis. Prohibits a state employer from discriminating against a public employee because of the employee's lawful use of cannabis, a cannabis product, or a medical cannabis device. Imposes a tax on the sale of cannabis, a cannabis product, or a medical cannabis device at a cannabis dispensary. Exempts from sales and use tax the sale of cannabis, a cannabis product, or a medical cannabis device by a cannabis dispensary. Creates the Medical Cannabis Restricted Account, consisting of: proceeds of the medical cannabis tax; medical cannabis card application fees; cannabis dispensary application and licensing fees; cannabis production establishment application and licensing fees; and fines collected for violations of state medical cannabis law. Repeals, after state medical cannabis regulation is implemented, the Hemp Extract Regulation Act.
SB0077
Title: Medicaid Expansion Proposal
Currently:Senate/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:1/26/2016
Sponsor: Davis, Gene
Party: Democratic
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  • Requires the Dept of Health to amend the state Medicaid plan to expand Medicaid eligibility to the optional populations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 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: Could increase federal funds receipts by the following amounts: $3.5 million in FY2016, $345 million in FY 2017, $450 million in FY 2018, and $575 million in FY 2022. Could increase total costs for Medicaid by an estimated $4.3 million in FY 2016, $345 million in FY 2017 and $450 million in FY 2018. By FY 2022 the total cost increase could be around $625 million. In calendar year 2016, federal funding will cover these cost increases and reduce the State''s share of costs. Costs to the General Fund could be $0.8 million in FY 2017 and $13.9 million in FY 2018. By FY 2022 the bill''s General 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 General Fund and $24.0 million federal funds in FY 2017 and $27.8 million Gen Fund and $65.7 million federal funds in FY 2022. 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 2016, $745 million in FY 2017 and $940 million in FY 2018. By FY 2022 the total cost increase could be around $1,310 million. In FY 2018 costs to the General Fund could be $40.0 million. By FY 2022 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 2017. These savings then decline annually beginning in FY 2018 to about $1,500,000 by FY 2022. County governments will also see savings for newly eligible inmates for Medicaid to cover some inpatient hospital medical costs. IND: Up to 72,500 recipients could begin paying existing Medicaid co-pays and other related costs beginning in FY 2017 in exchange for expanded services.]
SB0079S01
Title: Child Welfare Revisions
Currently:Senate/ comm rpt/ substituted Dated:2/11/2016
Sponsor: Jackson, Alvin B.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the Juvenile Court Act to provide that a minor who is 18 years old or older, but younger than 21 years old, may petition the court to express the minor's desire to be exempt from the custody of the Division of Child and Family Services on grounds of abuse, neglect, or dependency. [FN: Could increase costs for the Office of the Attorney General ($177,000 from the Gen Fund) and the Guardian ad Litem ($120,000 from the General Fund) ongoing beginning in FY2017 for preparation and court time. Court costs could also be impacted by $14,500 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2017 for an increase in court hearings.
SB0082S01
Title: Child Welfare Modifications
Currently:Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar Dated:2/1/2016
Sponsor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the name of the Child Abuse Advisory Council to the Child Welfare Improvement Council. Requires child welfare caseworkers within the Division of Child and Family Services (the division) to use evidence-informed or evidence-based safety and risk assessments to guide decisions concerning a child throughout a child protection investigation or proceeding. Requires a juvenile court to consider the division's safety and risk assessments to determine whether a child should be removed from the custody of the child's parent or guardian. Modifies the division's requirements for completing background checks before placing a child in emergency placement. Requires the division, through contract with the Department of Health, to establish and operate a psychotropic medication oversight pilot program for children in foster care to ensure that foster children are being prescribed psychotropic medication consistent with their needs. Provides for sunset review of the psychotropic medication oversight pilot program before it is repealed July 1, 2019. Modifies the Utah Criminal Code regarding the offenses of human trafficking and human trafficking of a child. Provides that a juvenile court may order another planned permanent living arrangement for a minor 16 years old or older under certain circumstances. [FN: State revenues will be impacted by an estimated increase in fees collected in the Bureau of Criminal Identification of $3,500 ongoing beginning in FY 2017. State expenditures will be impacted by the Division of Child and Family Services establishing a psychotropic medication pilot program consisting of an oversight team for children in foster care at a cost of $257,300 General Fund and $257,300 federal funds ongoing beginning in FY 2017 and $27,400 ($25,600 General Fund and $1,800 federal funds) one-time in FY 2017. State expenditures will also be impacted by an increase for preparation and court time necessary for the Office of the Attorney General ($68,000 General Fund) and the Guardian ad Litem ($45,600 Gen Fund) ongoing beginning in FY 2017. State expenditures will also be impacted by an increase in additional background checks performed by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and the FBI by $3,500 ongoing beginning in FY 2017.]
SB0089S01
Title: Medical Cannabidiol Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
Floor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
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  • Allows an individual with a qualifying illness who registers with a state electronic verification system to possess and use cannabidiol under certain circumstances. Directs the Department of Health to issue a medical cannabidiol card to an individual who meets the requirements of: a qualified patient; or a designated caregiver of a qualified patient. Directs the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to issue: a license to operate a cannabidiol dispensary to a person that meets certain qualifications; and a registration card to an individual to act as an agent of a cannabidiol dispensary to an individual who meets certain qualifications. Directs the Department of Agriculture and Food to issue: a license to operate a cannabidiol production establishment to a person that meets certain qualifications; and a registration card to an individual to act as an agent of a medical cannabidiol establishment if the individual meets certain qualifications. Requires a cannabidiol dispensary to report the distribution of cannabidiol to an individual to the Utah Controlled Substance Database. Permits a political subdivision to restrict the location of and operations of a cannabidiol dispensary or medical cannabidiol establishment through local zoning ordinances and business licenses. Amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow a licensed person to grow cannabis, process cannabis, and to possess and sell cannabidiol under certain circumstances. Requires a physician who recommends cannabidiol to a patient to: receive training; report adverse events to the Department of Health; and limit the number of patients for whom the physician will recommend cannabidiol. Makes the retail sale of medical cannabidiol subject to sales tax. Amends provisions related to driving with a measurable metabolite of cannabidiol. Modifies the membership of the Controlled Substances Advisory Committee. Allows a higher education institution to purchase cannabidiol, possess cannabidiol, and give cannabidiol to a patient pursuant to a medical research study approved by the Department of Health. Directs the Controlled Substances Advisory Committee to recommend conditions to include as qualifying illnesses for treatment using cannabidiol.
SB0089S02
Title: Medical Cannabidiol Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
Floor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Allows an individual with a qualifying illness who registers with a state electronic verification system to possess and use cannabidiol under certain circumstances. Directs the Department of Health to issue a medical cannabidiol card to an individual who meets the requirements of: a qualified patient; or a designated caregiver of a qualified patient. Directs the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to issue: a license to operate a cannabidiol dispensary to a person that meets certain qualifications; and a registration card to an individual to act as an agent of a cannabidiol dispensary to an individual who meets certain qualification. Directs the Department of Agriculture and Food to issue: a license to operate a cannabidiol production establishment to a person that meets certain qualifications; and a registration card to an individual to act as an agent of a medical cannabidiol establishment if the individual meets certain qualifications. Requires a cannabidiol dispensary to report the distribution of cannabidiol to an individual to the Utah Controlled Substance Database. Permits a political subdivision to restrict the location of and operations of a cannabidiol dispensary or medical cannabidiol establishment through local zoning ordinances and business licenses. Amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow a licensed person to grow cannabis, process cannabis, and to possess and sell cannabidiol under certain circumstances. Requires a physician who recommends cannabidiol to a patient to: receive training; report adverse events to the Department of Health; and limit the number of patients for whom the physician will recommend cannabidiol. Makes the retail sale of medical cannabidiol subject to sales tax. Amends provisions related to driving with a measurable metabolite of cannabidiol. Modifies the membership of the Controlled Substances Advisory Committee. Allows a higher education institution to purchase cannabidiol, possess cannabidiol, and give cannabidiol to a patient pursuant to a medical research study approved by the Dept of Health. Directs the Controlled Substances Advisory Committee to recommend conditions to include as qualifying illnesses for treatment using cannabidiol.
SB0090
Title: Falsification of Information in a Protective Order Proceeding
Currently:Bill Substituted by Standing Committee Dated:2/8/2016
Sponsor: Jackson, Alvin B.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • Provides that a respondent may bring a motion to allege that the petitioner knowingly falsified a statement or information for the purpose of obtaining a protective order or a child protective order. Requires a court to penalize a petitioner who knowingly falsified a statement or information for the purpose of obtaining a protective order or a child protective order. [FN: Could cost the Courts and the Guardian ad Litem $416,300 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2017. The breakdown of costs is as follows: 1. Courts - $251,100 for additional court proceedings/time, and 2. Guardian ad Litem - $165,200 for additional investigations. IND: Certain petitioners could pay $5,000 and attorney fees to the opposing party due to provisions in the bill.]
SB0090S03
Title: Falsification of Information in a Protective Order Proceeding
Currently:Senate/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:2/10/2016
Sponsor: Jackson, Alvin B.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Provides that a respondent may bring a petition to allege that the petitioner knowingly falsified a material statement or material information for the purpose of obtaining a protective order or a child protective order. Requires a court to penalize a petitioner who knowingly falsified a material statement or material information.
SB0094
Title: Law Enforcement Use of Body Cameras
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:2/3/2016
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • Any law enforcement agency that uses body-worn cameras for its law enforcement officers shall have a written policy governing the use of the body-worn cameras and the storage and retention of the video or audio captured. The policies governing the use of body-worn cameras shall meet the minimum standards established by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Division. Specified audio or video recordings made by a body-worn camera are considered a private record. [FN: Could cost a law enforcement agency an amount associated with developing and following a policy on the use of body-worn cameras but only should that agency elect to use body-worn cameras.]
SB0097
Title: Concealed Firearms Amendments
Currently:Senate/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:2/1/2016
Sponsor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • 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 a concealed firearm. [FN: To the extent that there are fewer applicants for concealed weapons permits and renewals as a result of this bill, the Dept of Public Safety will forgo revenue of $39.75/permit application and $15/renewal. IND: To the extent that there are fewer applicants for concealed weapons permits and renewals as a result of this bill, individuals will save $39.75/application and $15/renewal.]
SB0100
Title: Traffic Fines Amendments
Currently:Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar Dated:2/3/2016
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Limits amounts received by local governments from traffic fines to 25% of the local government's revenues. Allows the state auditor to monitor compliance. [FN: Could increase revenue to the Gen Fund by approximately $60,000 beginning in FY 2017, from local governments that collect more than 25 percent of their revenue from traffic fines. Could decrease revenue to local governments by approximately $60,000 beginning in FY 2017, to the extent that they collect more than 25 percent of their revenue from traffic fines.]
SB0106
Title: Assault Offense Amendments
Currently:Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar Dated:2/4/2016
Sponsor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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SUP
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Comments:
  • Increases the penalty for assault against health care providers or emergency medical workers when the assault causes substantial bodily injury. [New 3rd degree felony.] [FN: Could cost the Dept of Corrections $29,700 in FY 2017, $59,400 in FY 2018, and $74,200 each year thereafter from the Gen Fund for incarceration costs. This could cost the Courts an additional $900/year from the General Fund additional court time but can be absorbed in their current budget. To the extent certain offenders spend more time in county jails as a result of this bill, it could cost county jails about $65/day for incarceration costs.]
SB0107
Title: Hate Crimes Amendments
Currently:Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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SUP
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Comments:
  • Amends the statewide uniform crime reporting system in the Bureau of Criminal Identification to specify additional criteria to be reported regarding crimes that indicate evidence of prejudice (ancestry, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation). Modifies the provisions regarding hate crimes, including the definition of a hate crime and the specified penalties (enhanced penalties).
SB0113
Title: Subjecting a Minor to Sexual Material
Currently:Senate/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:2/10/2016
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • Provides that the penalties regarding sexual offenses against children are increased by one degree if the victim was exposed to pornography during the course of the commission of the offense. Provides that a first degree felony child kidnapping offense or a sexual offense against a child include the commission of the offenses when the victim is exposed to pornography.
SB0123S01
Title: Office of Licensing Amendments
Currently:Senate/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:2/11/2016
Sponsor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
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Comments:
  • Permits a local government to request that the Office of Licensing, Dept of Human Services, notify the local government of new human services program license applications for human services programs located within the local government's jurisdiction.
SB0124
Title: Gang Enhancement Provision Amendments
Currently:Senate/ 2nd reading Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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SUP
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Comments:
  • This bill adds retaliation against a witness, victim, or informant as an offense for which a person is subject to an enhanced penalty if the person is found to have acted in concert with two or more persons or the action was related to criminal street gang activity. [FN: Could cost the Courts $5,800 ongoing from the Gen Fund for additional proceedings beginning in FY 2017.]
SB0136
Title: Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Amendments
Currently:Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar Dated:2/11/2016
Sponsor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Provides that certain claims by a qualified beneficiary are not assignable. Provides that the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) shall comply with the Open and Public Meetings Act. Modifies provisions related to DOPL's adjudicative proceedings and rulemaking authority. Modifies provisions related to licensure requirements, licensure exemptions, the reinstatement of licenses, grounds for denying licenses, and penalties for the conduct of licensees under DOPL. Modifies provisions related to access to information in the controlled substance database. Modifies provisions related to the confidentiality of certain records provided to DOPL.
SB0141
Title: Alcohol Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:2/11/2016
Sponsor: Dabakis, Jim
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • Eliminates certain restrictions on the dispensing and storage of alcoholic products for the following types of licensees: a full-service restaurant licensee; a limited-service restaurant licensee; a beer-only restaurant licensee; and a reception center licensee. Eliminates the defined terms of "grandfathered bar structure" and "seated grandfathered bar structure." Addresses restrictions related to sitting at a bar structure. Addresses a minor in a bar area of a restaurant. Repeals obsolete provisions that provided a credit to a full-service restaurant licensee or a limited-service restaurant licensee that completes a remodel of a grandfathered bar structure.
SB0154
Title: Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Defines terms. Includes the cost of a mandated Medicaid program change in the baseline Medicaid accountable care organization funding for a certain period of time.
SB0155
Title: Indigent Defense Commission
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Creates the Utah Indigent Defense Commission and describes the commission's membership. Gives the commission authority to collect data from local indigent criminal defense authorities for the purpose of studying the provision of indigent criminal defense services statewide. Requires the commission to study the indigent criminal defense system statewide and report to the Legislature on its findings, including recommendations to improve the system. Authorizes the commission to assist local jurisdictions to meet minimum standards of effective representation by: establishing advisory caseload principles and guidelines for defense services providers; and reviewing contracts and interlocal agreements with defense services providers and providing recommendations for contract design. Establishes a trust fund to provide financial assistance to indigent criminal defense systems. Conditions grants received from the trust fund on indigent criminal defense systems maintaining current funding levels for indigent criminal defense services. Funds appropriated to CCJJ from Gen Fund of $3,000,000.
SB0157
Title: Pawnshop Amendments
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note publicly available Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Provides that when pawned property that is held as evidence is no longer needed, and the case is resolved by a plea or guilty verdict, the property shall be returned to the original victim and no costs may be imposed. Provides that if the seized property is valued at less than $500 and is not necessary for the prosecution, or if the hold period expires, the property shall be returned to the original victim. Provides that if the property is valued at $500 or more and is not necessary for the prosecution, or if the hold period expires, the pawn or secondhand business shall transfer the article to the original victim within 15 days. Allows the pawn or secondhand business to request a hearing to contest the court finding that the property is to be returned to the original victim. Modifies the terms of membership and board functions regarding the Secondhand Merchandise Advisory Board. Provides an exemption to the 15-day holding period regarding retail media items if the items do not contain any identifiable marks that appear to have been intentionally defaced.
SB0158
Title: Juvenile Court and Child Abuse Amendments
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Amends the definition of "sexual abuse" in the Juvenile Court Act as follows: "Sexual abuse" means: (a) an act or attempted act of sexual intercourse, sodomy, incest, or molestation by an adult directed towards a child; (b) an act or attempted act of sexual intercourse, sodomy, incest, or molestation committed by a child towards another child if: (i) there is an indication of force or coercion; (ii) the children are related; (iii) there have been repeated incidents of sexual contact between the two children; or (iv) there is a disparity in chronological or developmental age of four or more years between the two children.
SB0162
Title: Crime Victims Council Amendments
Currently:Senate/ received bill from Legislative Research Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Van Tassell, Kevin T.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • Adds a member of the Native American community to the Utah Council on Victims of Crime
SCR009
Title: Concurrent Resolution on the Public Health Crisis
Currently:Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar Dated:2/9/2016
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Recognizes that pornography is a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms. Recognizes the need for education, prevention, research, and policy change at the community and societal level in order to address the pornography epidemic that is harming the citizens of Utah and the nation.
SCR011
Title: Concurrent Resolution Urging the Rescheduling of Marijuana
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:2/10/2016
Sponsor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Notes that marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule I drug under the United States Controlled Substances Act. Notes that the current classification of marijuana has led to a lack of research on the potential medical benefits of marijuana. Urges Congress and the federal government to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II drug. Encourages researchers to investigate the benefits of medical marijuana. Encourages researchers to report their findings to the legislative interim committees of Business and Labor, Economic Development, and Health and Human Services, or other groups as appropriate or feasible.
SJR010
Title: Joint Resolution on Education for Law Enforcement Professionals
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:2/9/2016
Sponsor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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SUP
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Comments:
  • Recognizes that Utah's law enforcement professionals perform a vital and important service to the citizens of the state of Utah. Urges Utah's law enforcement professionals to engage in continuing education and training activities to continually update their work skills and professionalism.
SJR013
Title: Joint Resolution Amending Rules of Evidence
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note publicly available Dated:2/12/2016
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • Amends the Utah Rules of Evidence to include a rule that relates to the admissibility of certain evidence at a criminal trial in which the defendant is charged with committing a hate crime.