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Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice - Legislative Tracking Report

CCJJ = Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
USC = Utah Sentencing Commission
USAAV = Utah Substance Abuse and Advisory Council
LELC = Law Enforcement Legislative Committee
UCV= Utah Council on Victims of Crime
UBJJ = Utah Board of Juvenile Justice
Positions
SUP = Support
S/C = Support in Concept
OPP = Oppose
N/P = No Position
HOLD = Hold for Further Review
PRI = Priority for Passage
--- = Beyond the Scope of the Committee
Bill No Title/Summary Sponsor/Party Positions
HB0011
Title: Death Penalty Procedure Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
N/P
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SUP
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Comments:
  • Provides that if substances are not available to carry out the death penalty by lethal injection on the date specified by warrant, the death penalty shall be carried out by firing squad. --Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim recommended this bill. [FN: Will not materially impact state revenue.]
HB0013
Title: Jail Reimbursement Amendments
Currently:House/ to Senate Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
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Comments:
  • Modifies the reporting requirement regarding jail reimbursements for housing state inmates by transferring responsibility for the report from the Department of Corrections to the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ). Requires the CCJJ to report to the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee by November 1 annually regarding jail reimbursements for housing state inmates. Requires the report to include: the number of state parole inmates housed by each county; and the number of state probationary inmates housed by each county. [FN: Will not directly or measurably impact state revenues or expenditures.]
HB0016
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Event Permit Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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HOLD
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Comments:
  • Clarifies the power of the commission to issue or deny an event permit (may to shall). [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0017
Title: Motor Vehicle Emissions
Currently:House/ circled Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
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HOLD
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OPP
Comments:
  • Amends the penalty for violating the motor vehicle visible emissions limits (currently class C misdemeanor - adds for 'a first offense'; adds new class B misdemeanor for a second or subsequent offense). [FN: Will not impact the state budget. First-time and second-time violators of the offense will be subject to fine of $40 and possibly $100.]
HB0020
Title: Jury Duty Amendments
Currently:House/ to Senate Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
Floor: Osmond, Aaron
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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Comments:
  • Exempts counties of the fourth, fifth, and sixth class and counties of the third class with populations up to 75,000 from certain jury service requirements. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0024
Title: Insurance Modifications
Currently:House/ 2nd suspended Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
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HOLD
HOLD
Comments:
  • This 143 page bill modifies the Insurance Code. The sanctions (lines 2376 through 2421) include a new third-degree felony "whenever it appears to the commissioner that an insurer or any director, officer, employee, or agent of the insurer has committed a willful violation of this chapter, the commissioner may cause criminal proceedings to be instituted by the Third District Court of Salt Lake County,.... An individual who willfully violates this chapter may be fined in the individual's individual capacity not more than $100,000 notwithstanding Section 31A-2-308 and is guilty of a third degree felony." [FN: Would reduce annual transfers from the Captive Insurance Restricted Account (CIRA) to the Gen Fund by $600,000 annually beginning FY18. There will be a corresponding increase in the balance of the CIRA subject to appropriations by the Legislature which may be used to cover projected cost increases in the program.]
HB0026
Title: Amendments to Driver License Records
Currently:House/ to Senate Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
SUP
SUP
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N/P
Comments:
  • Authorizes the Driver License Division to disclose portions of a driving record to: an employer or a designee of an employer, for purposes of monitoring the driving record and status of current employees who drive as a responsibility of the employees' employment, if the requester demonstrates that the requester has obtained the written consent of the individual to whom the information pertains; and an employer or the employer's agents to obtain or verify information relating to a holder of a commercial driver license that is required under federal law. Requires that the authorized disclosure of a driving record be limited to the driving record of a current employee of the employer. Amends provisions regarding the content of and requirements for disclosing a commercial driver license motor vehicle record. [FN: Could increase state revenue to the Department of Public Safety Restricted Account by $18,200 annually beginning FY 2016. could cost the DPS $8,500 one-time in FY 2016 from the DPS Restricted Account for programming changes. Participating employers could pay $31,800 annually beginning FY 2016 for records monitoring and detail reports, of which $18,200 would be deposited with the state and $13,600 would be paid to the information technology provider.]
HB0028
Title: Medicaid Management of Emergency Department Utilization
Currently:House/ to Senate Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Kennedy, Michael S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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HOLD
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HOLD
Comments:
  • Prohibits a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization from imposing differential payments for professional services rendered in an emergency department. Requires the Department of Health, before July 1, 2015, to convene a group of stakeholders to discuss ways to create and support increased access to primary and urgent care services for Medicaid recipients. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0040
Title: Expungement Amendments
Currently:House/ 2nd suspended Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
N/P
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • 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. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0048
Title: Powdered Alcohol Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
SUP
SUP
HOLD
Comments:
  • Prohibits certain actions related to powdered alcohol. Provides exemption. (Powdered alcohol means a product that is in a powdered or crystalline form and contains any amount of alcohol.) [FN: will not impact the state budget.]
HB0052
Title: Mental Health Professional Practice Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Kennedy, Michael S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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PRI
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Comments:
  • Amends provisions for an externship license issued under the Social Worker Licensing Act, the Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing Act, or the Clinical Mental Health Counselor Licensing Act. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0060
Title: Campaign Finance Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
HOLD
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Comments:
  • Establishes contributions limits by political action committees, corporations, labor organizations, and individuals. Provides two new class B misdemeanors to violate the contribution limits. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0063
Title: Distracted Driver Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
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OPP
HOLD
HOLD
Comments:
  • Amends the list of activities taking place within a vehicle during a moving traffic violation that constitute careless driving (adds handheld device). Amends the devices that are included as examples of a handheld wireless communication device (adds personal digital assistant, pager, and text messaging device). Amends the exceptions to the prohibition on using a handheld wireless communication device (when providing roadside or medical assistance). Amends the penalties for violating the prohibition on using a handheld wireless communication device while operating a moving motor vehicle (removes a maximum fine of $100 from the class C misdemeanor). [FN: Could increase the amount the state will collect per applicable citation from $100 to $120. Surcharge revenue could also increase. There were 1,394 similar convictions in the most recent fiscal year (34 at the state level and 1,360 at the local Justice Court level). Assuming the same number of convictions, state revenue could increase by $10,100 annually beginning FY 2016 from increased fine and surcharge collections. Local governments could collect up to $27,500 in additional revenue annually beginning in FY 2016. The amount individuals will pay per citation could increase from $100 to $120. Applicable surcharges would also increase. About 1,400 convicted individuals could pay a total of $37,600 more annually ($10,100 more in state revenue and $27,500 in revenue for local governments) beginning FY 2016.]
HB0068
Title: Student Privacy Act
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
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HOLD
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HOLD
Comments:
  • Requires certain people to protect student privacy. Allows a student or the student's parent to authorize the collection and release of certain student data. Prohibits an education entity from releasing a student's personally identifiable information under certain circumstances. Allows an education entity to release a student's personally identifiable information under certain circumstances. Prohibits a school district from eliciting certain information from students. Provides what kinds of student data may be collected and under what circumstances. Requires an education entity to provide a student data disclosure to parents and students at the beginning of each school year or at the time a student enrolls with the education entity. Establishes requirements for the State Board of Education related to the collection, usage, and storage of student data. Requires the State Board of Education to designate a student privacy coordinator to oversee the protection of student data. Requires an education entity or third party contractor to collect, use, and store data in accordance with certain security measures. Establishes civil penalties. [FN: May cost the Utah State Office of Education $758,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 and $389,700 one-time in FY 2016 from the Education Fund for programmatic changes, expunging data, training, training materials, support staff, equipment, and third party audits. May cost local education agencies (LEAs) between $1.1 million and $1.5 million one-time in FY 2016 for training as outlined in the bill.]
HB0074
Title: Consent Definition for Sexual Offense
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
S/C
S/C
S/C
SUP
PRI
HOLD
Comments:
  • Amends the definition of "without consent of the victim" regarding sexual offenses in the following provisions: when the defendant knows the victim is unconscious or unaware, the provision requiring proof that the victim has not consented is removed; and when the defendant knows that the victim is incapable of understanding or resisting the offense, the requirement that the defendant also know that the victim has a mental disease or defect is removed. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0079
Title: Safety Belt Law Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
N/P
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SUP
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Comments:
  • Repeals the provision that provides that a state or local law enforcement officer may only enforce the safety belt restraint requirement as a secondary action in certain circumstances. [FN: could increase the number of violators and applicable fines and surcharges. Assuming a 20% increase in citations, that would be about 2,500 additional convictions. State revenue could increase by $32,900 annually in FY16 ($1,000 to Gen Fund and $31,800 to Criminal Surcharge Acct.)]
HB0083
Title: Crimes Against Health Care Providers in Correctional System
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Daw, Bradley M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • Defines a health care provider (means the same as that term is defined in Section 78B-3-403, but does not include an athletic trainer). Includes health care providers as victims in the statutory section that currently defines the offense of propelling a substance or object, including a bodily fluid, at a peace officer or correctional officer. Applies the same penalties as currently apply to the offense when committed against a peace officer or correctional officer. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0085
Title: Peace Officer Training Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
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SUP
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Comments:
  • FYI: Provides that the Legislature may appropriate up to $500,000 from the Uninsured Motorist Identification Restricted Account each year to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Division for law enforcement training through July 1, 2020. Provides a repeal date (July 1, 2020). [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0089
Title: Campaign Contribution and Public Service Assistance Disclosure Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
OPP
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Comments:
  • Requires the lieutenant governor to establish and maintain, on the lieutenant governor's website, a searchable database of reporting entities, principals, and lobbyists. Requires a detailed listing in a financial statement to indicate whether the individual or source that makes a contribution or provides public service assistance is a reporting entity, principal, or lobbyist. Imposes criminal penalties (a reporting entity that violates Subsection (4)(b) is guilty of a class B misdemeanor) and a civil fine against a reporting entity that fails to timely file a corrected financial statement after the lieutenant governor provides notice that the reporting entity failed to comply with the requirements. [FN: Could cost the Office of the Lieutenant Governor $15,800 from the Gen Fund one-time in FY15 for web development services from the Department of Technology Services.]
HB0094
Title: Investigational Drug and Device Access for Terminally Ill Patients
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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HOLD
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Comments:
  • Enacts Utah Right to Try Act. Provides that a terminally ill patient may obtain an investigational drug or device from the drug's or device's manufacturer under certain circumstances. Exempts certain conduct from the definition of unlawful and unprofessional conduct for a physician who administers an investigational drug or uses an investigational device to treat a terminally ill patient. Investigation drug as defined in 21CFR 312 and investigational device as defined in 21CFR 812.3. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0109
Title: Expungement of Administrative Action
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
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HOLD
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Comments:
  • Provides that agency records may be classified as protected under certain circumstances. Provides that an individual may apply for administrative expungement of records related to disciplinary action previously taken by an agency against the individual under certain circumstances, including that the individual: has had no additional disciplinary action for a certain period of time; and has fully complied with agency requirements regarding previous disciplinary action. Describes the application and fee requirements for seeking the administrative expungement of agency records related to action taken by the agency. Provides that records expunged under this legislation may still be used internally by the agency, shared with law enforcement, the courts, and as directed by court order. [FN: Could cost the state $300,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 for 2 FTEs to process 500 applications for expungement within 30 days. There could be one-time costs of $267,000 for 2 FTEs in FY 2015 and $1,660,000 for 16 FTEs in FY 2016 and FY 2017 to process an additional 1,000 applications in FY 2015 and 7,500 applications in FY 2016 and FY 2017. These costs are in the following four areas: 1. Dept of Commerce - one-time costs of $240,000 in FY 2015 and $1,540,000 in FY 2016 and FY 2017, as well as $210,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 from the Commerce Service Account 2. Dept of Insurance - one-time costs of $10,000 in FY 2015 and $40,000 in FY 2016 and FY 2017, as well as $40,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 from the Insurance Dept Restricted Account 3. State Board of Education - one-time costs of $10,000 in FY 2015 and $50,000 in FY 2016 and FY 2017, as well as $30,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 from the Uniform School Fund Restricted Account-- Professional Practices Restricted Subfund 4. Courts - one-time costs of $7,000 in FY 2015 and $30,000 in FY 2016 and FY 2017, as well as $20,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 from the Gen Fund. LOCAL government: Likely will not result in direct, measurable costs for local governments. BUS. and IND: About 1,000 individuals in FY 2015 as well as 8,000 in FY 2016 and FY 2017 applying for expungement will pay an average of $250 per application which will generate revenue of $260,000 in FY 2015 and $1,910,000 in FY 2016 and FY 2017. Beginning in FY 2018 about 500 individuals annually will pay about $560 applying for expungement which will generate ongoing revenue of $280,000. Additionally, another 100 individuals one-time in FY 2015, 200 in FY 2016 and FY 2017, and 200 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 appealing and filing with the district court will pay up to $360 to generate one-time revenue of $9,000 in FY 2015, $40,000 in FY 2016 and FY 2017, and $30,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016.]
HB0128
Title: Maintenance of Student Records
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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HOLD
Comments:
  • Amends provisions related to a record a school maintains to verify that a parent was notified of certain incidents or threats. Removes requirements that are covered in other Utah Code sections and the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0130
Title: Age Limit for Tobacco and Related Products
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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SUP
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HOLD
Comments:
  • This bill changes the legal smoking age to 21 from age 19. Prohibits the possession of tobacco, e-cigarettes, or paraphernalia by an individual less than 21 years of age. Prohibits the distribution or sale of tobacco, e-cigarettes, or paraphernalia to an individual less than 21 years of age. Prohibits a person less than 21 years of age from being present at certain establishments where tobacco, e-cigarettes, or paraphernalia are sold or used. Prohibits a proprietor of a business from allowing an individual less than 21 years of age to frequent the business while the individual is using tobacco. Addresses the investigation and enforcement of the provisions of this bill.
HB0131
Title: Tobacco Shop Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
SUP
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HOLD
Comments:
  • Clarifies that an individual less than 19 years old cannot be present in a tobacco specialty shop. [FN: Does not impact the state budget.]
HB0140
Title: Sovereign Lands Around Bear Lake
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Webb, R. Curt
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
HOLD
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Comments:
  • Modifies the requirements of the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands to issue a permit to a person to launch and retrieve a vessel on state lands surrounding Bear Lake. Modifies criminal provisions relating to the use of state lands surrounding Bear Lake (class C misdemeanor). SEE SB 49. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0143
Title: Prohibition on Tattooing of Minors
Currently:House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Christensen, LaVar
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
OPP
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OPP
Comments:
  • Prohibits the tattooing of persons younger than 18 years of age (amends UCA 76-10-2201). Establishes a civil cause of action for recovery of the costs of removal of a tattoo performed on a person younger than 18 years of age. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0144
Title: Check Cashing and Deferred Deposit Lending Amendments
Currently:House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Daw, Bradley M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
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Comments:
  • Modifies definition provisions. Addresses reporting requirements for deferred deposit lenders. Imposes requirements related to querying the database to determine ineligibility to receive a deferred deposit loan. Imposes requirements related to the commissioner's annual report. Establishes what constitutes ineligibility to obtain a deferred deposit loan. Creates the Deferred Deposit Lending Database Program, which includes the creation of the Deferred Deposit Lending Database. Permits the department to contract with a third party to establish and maintain the database. Addresses various requirements related to the operation of the database. Grants rulemaking authority. Provides for the process to make a query to the database, including the payment of a fee. Creates a third degree felony for placing incorrect information on the database or releasing information not allowed by the Program. [FN: Could increase revenue to the Dept of Financial Institutions Restricted Account by $66,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 from additional examination fees paid by deferred deposit lenders. Could cost the Dept of Financial Institutions $55,450 one-time in FY 2016 and $110,900 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 from the Dept of Financial Institutions Restricted Account for one additional examiner to ensure compliance with reporting requirements. Could cost deferred deposit lenders up to a $1 fee per deferred deposit loan transaction. The overall cost is dependent upon the number of transactions. Fees will be passed through to a contract provider and not result in net revenue for the state. Deferred deposit lenders could also pay additional examination costs of $55 per hour. These costs may amount to an additional $482 per examination on average, or $66,000 per year statewide.]
HB0145
Title: Vulnerable Adult Worker Amendments
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Sanpei, Dean
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
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SUP
N/P
Comments:
  • Permits the Department of Human Services to conduct criminal background screening of employees and volunteers. Amends provisions relating to when the Office of Licensing (the office) shall conduct a background check. Requires each applicant 18 years of age or older to submit fingerprints to the office for a national criminal history search. Clarifies which databases the office must search to conduct a background check. Provides that the office may submit an applicant's personal identifying information to the Bureau of Criminal Identification (the Bureau) within the Department of Public Safety for retention, monitoring, and notification of new criminal activity associated with an applicant. Requires the office to conduct a comprehensive review of an applicant's background check if the applicant has a record of an adjudication in juvenile court for an act that, if committed by an adult, would be a felony or misdemeanor. Provides that the office may conditionally approve an applicant, other than a prospective foster or adoptive parent, without the applicant being directly supervised, pending the results of a national criminal history search.
HB0146
Title: Driving Under the Influence Revisions
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • Provides that for driving under the influence sentencing purposes a prior conviction shall be within 10 years of: the current conviction; or the commission of the offense upon which the current conviction is based. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0147
Title: Driver License Testing Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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SUP
Comments:
  • Provides that if an applicant has been issued an equivalent learner permit by another state or branch of the United States Armed Forces, the applicant is subject to the driver education, testing, age, and fee requirements. Provides that an applicant for an original or provisional class D license shall pass a knowledge test approved by the division. Provides that a percentage of the test questions included in the knowledge test shall cover the topic of major causes of traffic related deaths as identified in statistics published by the Highway Safety Office. [FN: Cost the Department of Public Safety (DPS) $70,200 one time in FY 2015 from the DPS Restricted Account as follows: 1. $36,000 for 360 hours of programming to facilitate online testing for about 60,000 individuals annually; 2. $34,200 for mail services to notify about 60,000 individuals holding a valid learner permit prior to July 1, 2015 of the requirement to take a second test in order to obtain an original class D driver license.
HB0150
Title: Prohibition on Electronic Data Collection Assistance
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note publicly available Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
OPP
OPP
OPP
OPP
Comments:
  • Directs the following entities and their employees to refuse support to any federal agency that collects electronic data within this state: political subdivisions; and contractors who have contracted with the state, political subdivisions, or state agencies. Provides that any citizen may bring an action to enforce the refusal. Provides penalties for violations (cannot receive any state funds until there is compliance with statute).
HB0156
Title: Medicaid Preferred Drug List Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Ward, Raymond
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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HOLD
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SUP
Comments:
  • Authorizes the Department of Health to include all psychotropic and anti-psychotic drugs on the Medicaid program's preferred drug list. Amends prior authorization provisions for the preferred drug list to address psychotropic and anti-psychotic drugs. Requires the department to report on savings resulting from the preferred drug list.
HB0158
Title: Drill Status Travel Amendments
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note publicly available Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Peterson, Val L.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
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HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
Comments:
  • Limits the privilege from arrest by civil authorities during certain conditions requiring a member of the National Guard's presence. Includes traveling to and from locations related to orders for a prompt response. Modifies the penalties for which a member of the National Guard can be arrested or cited when responding to orders for a prompt response (adds class A to privilege).
SB0024
Title: Department of Financial Institutions Amendments
Currently:Senate/ Rules to 2nd Reading Calendar Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
S/C
S/C
S/C
SUP
S/C
N/P
Comments:
  • This bill modifies provisions related to persons subject to the jurisdiction of the Dept of Financial Institutions. Enacts the Money Transmitter Act including criminal and civil penalties. A person who violates this chapter or who files materially false information with a license application or renewal is guilty of a class B misdemeanor and subject to revocation of the person's license. Subject to the commissioner's discretion, a person may not be licensed under this chapter to do business if the person has been convicted of, or pled guilty or no contest to, a felony (under certain circumstances). Within 15 days of certain circumstances (felony indictment of specific individuals, felony conviction of licensee or certain other individuals) a licensee shall file a written report with the commissioner describer the event and its expected impact on the licensee's activities in the state. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0036
Title: Secondhand Sales Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Provides an exemption to the 15-day holding period regarding retail media items that are the subject of a store credit transaction and that do not contain: a serial number or other identifiable marks; or any identifiable marks that appear to have been intentionally defaced. Retail media item means recorded music, a movie, or a video game that is produced and distributed in hard copy format for retail sale. Store credit transaction means a consumer transaction with a retail establishment that involves a credit given to the customer toward the purchases with that retail establishment, excluding transferable gift cards. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0039
Title: Conditions of Probation
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
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N/P
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Comments:
  • Provides that a county may release a specified number of inmates from a county correctional facility if the state does not appropriate an amount of funds as specified. [FN: Will not materially impact the state budget.]
SB0046
Title: Juvenile Court Judge Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Increases the number of juvenile judges from four to five in the Fourth Juvenile District. [FN: Could cost the Courts $385,000 ongoing from the Gen. Fund beginning in FY2016 for two clerks and one judge.]
SB0049
Title: Bear Lake Sovereign Lands Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Iwamoto, Jani
Party: Democratic
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Comments:
  • Amends provisions related to launching and retrieving a vessel on Bear Lake and transporting individuals or equipment near Bear Lake. SEE HB 140. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0052
Title: Asset Forfeiture Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Deletes current provisions regarding forfeiture reports. Establishes detailed requirements for law enforcement agencies to prepare reports providing information regarding any forfeiture actions the agencies have taken. Requires agency reports regarding any awards received under the State Asset Forfeiture Grant Program. Establishes a procedure for the compilation of the annual agency reports, the preparation of a summary of the reports by the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, and distribution of the summary to the Legislature.      
SB0059
Title: Domestic Violence Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Amends provisions related to a plea of guilty or no contest to a domestic violence offense. [FN: May increase costs to Courts from the General Fund of $9,100 ongoing for additional hearings beginning in FY 2016.]
SB0061
Title: Medicaid Audit Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Requires the Office of Internal Audit and Program Integrity within the Department of Health to adopt administrative rules, in consultation with providers, for audit and investigation procedures. Establishes certain audit and investigation standards for audits and investigations conducted by the Office of Internal Audit and Program Integrity within the Department of Health and the Office of Inspector General of Medicaid Services. [FN: May have ongoing costs for the Inspector General of Medicaid Services beginning in FY 2016 of $600 Gen Fund and $1,400 federal funds to pay for 5 consultations annually from medical or dental professionals for provider audit reviews.]
SB0066
Title: Unauthorized Activity on State Land
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Dayton, Margaret
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Prohibits an individual from: starting a campfire on the bed of a navigable lake or river, except in a posted and designated area (new class B misdemeanor); posting a sign claiming private property on state land; or prohibiting, preventing, or obstructing public entry onto state land where public entry is authorized by the division. [FN: Will not materially impact the state budget.]
SB0072
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Control Enforcement Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Provides for the deposit of fines and costs into the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act Enforcement Fund. Outlines the use of money in the fund to support the attorney general's office providing legal counsel related to enforcement. Imposes caps (lesser of 80% of the fines and costs in the fund in that fiscal year; or $180,000). [FN: Could reduce the Gen Fund by $180,000 annually. There will be a corresponding increase in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act Enforcement Fund. The Attorney General is authorized to expend from the fund up to $180,000 annually without legislative appropriation beginning in FY 2016.]
SB0079
Title: Impeachment Amendments
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Amends existing law to remove justices of the peace as subject to impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors or malfeasance in office (there are no longer justices of the peace). [FN: Will not materially impact the state budget.]
SB0081
Title: District Court Judge Amendments
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Increases the number of district court judges from five to six in the Fifth District.
SB0082
Title: Forcible Entry Amendments
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Amends existing law regarding the use of forcible entry by a law enforcement officer when executing a warrant. Requires a law enforcement officer to wear a uniform with clear text that identifies that person as a peace officer. Requires any officer who executes a warrant to be equipped with a body camera that actively records through the duration of the execution of the warrant. Provides that a search or administrative warrant may not be issued by a justice court judge. Provides that any evidence obtained in violation of these provisions is not admissible in any civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding.
SB0083
Title: Medicaid Expansion Proposal
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Davis, Gene
Party: Democratic
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Comments:
  • Requires the Department of Health to amend the state Medicaid plan to expand Medicaid eligibility to the optional populations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Requires the General Fund savings associated with Medicaid expansion to be deposited into the Medicaid Growth Reduction and Budget Stabilization Account to be used to fund the future costs of Medicaid expansion. Repeals a provision requiring the governor to comply with certain requirements before expanding Medicaid. Provides that Medicaid expansion is repealed if federal funding decreases from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act funding rates.
SB0093
Title: Uniform Commercial Code Filing Amendments
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Addresses the effectiveness of a filed record. Provides for the termination of a wrongfully filed financing statement and possible reinstatement. Modifies the provision of what constitutes a filing and the effectiveness of a filing. Creates a crime for certain filings filed with intent to harass or defraud (new class B misdemeanor for first offense and a new class A misdemeanor for second or subsequent offenses). [FN: Could reduce year-end transfers to the Gen Fund by $3,000 one-time in FY 2016. Could cost Commerce $3,000 one-time from the Commerce Service Fund for rule making, system modification, and data mining. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund. Individuals who violate provisions of this bill will be guilty of a class B misdemeanor and subject to a fine of up to $680 for a first offense, and a class A misdemeanor and subject to a fine of up to $1,950 for a subsequent offense.]
SJR003
Title: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Regarding the Practice of Law
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/26/2015
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • This resolution proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to: modify the scope of the practice of law that is subject to Supreme Court rules governing the practice of law.