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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: Overdose Reporting Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2014
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides that a person who reports a person's overdose from a controlled substance or other substance may claim an affirmative defense to specified charges of violating the Utah Controlled Substances Act if the person remains with the person who is subject to the overdose and cooperates with responding medical providers and law enforcement officers. Provides that remaining with a person subject to an overdose and cooperating with medical providers and law enforcement is a mitigating factor when determining the penalty for a related violation of the Utah Controlled Substances Act. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0015
Title: Driver License Suspension Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:2/19/2014
Sponsor: Sagers, Douglas V.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
S/C
SUP
SUP
SUP
N/P
SUP
Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Requires the Driver License Division to shorten a person's one- or two-year license suspension or denial period that is currently in effect for certain alcohol related offenses to a six-month period if: the driver was under the age of 19 at the time of arrest; the offense was a first offense that was committed prior to May 14, 2013; and the suspension or denial was based on the same occurrence upon which certain written verifications are based. Grants the Driver License Division rulemaking authority to make rules establishing requirements for acceptable documentation to shorten a person's driver license suspension or denial period in certain circumstances. Requires a person to pay the license reinstatement fees if a person's license sanction is shortened. [FN: Will not materially impact the state budget.]
HB0016
Title: Wrongful Lien Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Webb, R. Curt
Party: Republican
Floor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
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SUP
SUP
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Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Requires a document sponsor who submits a nonconsensual common law document to the county recorder for recording to: cause the sheriff to serve notice of the recording on each affected person; and initiate a judicial proceeding to determine whether the nonconsensual common law document is enforceable. Provides that a document sponsor who submits an unenforceable nonconsensual common law document to the county recorder for recording is liable to each affected person for any actual damages. Provides that a recorded nonconsensual common law document is void if the document sponsor does not comply with the requirements described in this bill. Adds the nonconsensual common law document definition to UCA 76-6-503.5. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0020S02
Title: Emergency Vehicle Operator Duty of Care Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Dee, Brad L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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PRI
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SUP
Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides that the operator of a marked authorized emergency vehicle owes no duty of care to a person who is: a suspect in the commission of a crime and evading, fleeing, or otherwise attempting to elude the operator of a marked authorized emergency vehicle; or in a motor vehicle with the suspect, unless it is proven by a preponderance of the evidence that the person's presence in the motor vehicle was involuntary and the person's participation in evading, fleeing, or attempting to elude was involuntary. Provides that an operator of a marked authorized emergency vehicle may be held liable for a fleeing suspect's injuries in certain circumstances. Provides that if an operator of a marked authorized emergency vehicle complies with certain requirements while operating the marked authorized emergency vehicle, the operator shall be deemed to have met the operator's duty to act as a reasonably prudent emergency vehicle operator under the circumstances. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0021
Title: System of Care for Minors in State Custody
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Sanpei, Dean
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Defines system of care. Requires the executive director of the Department of Human Services to establish a system of care for minors with or at risk for complex emotional and behavioral needs. Requires local substance abuse and mental health authorities to cooperate with the Department of Human Services in promoting the system of care model. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0023
Title: Suicide Prevention Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Under certain circumstances, allows a school employee or agent to intervene and ask a student questions regarding the student's suicidal thoughts, self-harming behavior, or thoughts of harming others, for the purposes of: referring the student to appropriate prevention services; and informing the student's parent. Requires a school district or charter school to develop a policy related to school employee intervention measures on or before September 1, 2014. Allows school personnel, agent, OR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER to ask a student questions related to youth suicide prevention, intervention, or postvention as part of the school's suicide prevention program. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0030
Title: Controlled Substances Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2014
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Adds new "spice" and emerging drug analogs to the listed controlled substances. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0040S01
Title: Beer Excise Tax Revenue Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Draxler, Jack R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
SUP
N/P
SUP
Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED ENROLLED Expands the scope of the Alcoholic Beverage Enforcement and Treatment Restricted Account to become the Alcoholic Beverage and Substance Abuse Enforcement and Treatment Restricted Account. Modifies definition provisions. Encourages the most effective formula allocation in relationship to prevention. Addresses preparation of forms. Grants rulemaking authority. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0047
Title: Deferred Deposit Loan Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Wiley, Larry B.
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • Modifies the definition provision. Requires a deferred deposit lender to query the database before extending a deferred deposit loan. Provides for reporting requirements. Imposes ineligibility conditions. Requires the creation of a deferred deposit database. Addresses query procedures. [FN: Could increase examination time by 1,200 hours industry wide for the Depart. of Financial Institutions. Beginning FY 2015, this increase in examination time could produce revenue to the Gen Fund Restricted - Financial Institutions Acount by $66,000. The cost of this bill for FY 2015 could be $89,000, equal to 3/4 FTE for one year and start-up costs. The ongoing cost of this bill could be $113,400, equal to 1 FTE for one year. Would require deferred deposit lenders to pay a fee, up to $1, for each query of the deferred deposit database authorized in this bill. Deferred deposit lenders could see an increase in fees payable to the Depart of Financial Institutions for increased examination time charged to them. Beginning FY 2015, this increase could be $66,000 industry-wide. The individual cost is commensurate with the number of hours per examination, multiplied by $55 per hour as outlined in statute.]
HB0048
Title: Reports on Alternative Sentencing
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Duckworth, Susan
Party: Democratic
Floor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
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Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Requires a county sheriff to keep records on any prisoner released to an alternative incarceration program regarding: the release status of the prisoner; and the type of release program or alternative incarceration program. Requires the sheriff to make these records available to the Department of Corrections, the Judiciary, and the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0050
Title: Involuntary Feeding and Hydration of Inmates Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Greenwood, Richard A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Amends definitions so that the Division of Juvenile Justice Services may petition the court for an order to administer food or fluids to a prisoner by involuntary means, consistent with the process and requirements already established for adult inmates in state and county correctional facilities. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0053
Title: Restitution Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Peterson, Jeremy A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Valentine, John L.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
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SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Provides for a juvenile court to retain jurisdiction to make and enforce orders related to restitution. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0058
Title: Bigamy Revisions
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Anderson, Jerry B.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • Removes cohabitation with another person as an element of the offense of bigamy. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0063
Title: Recall Elections Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • Enacts a chapter governing a recall election of the governor, the state auditor, the state treasurer, or the attorney general. Describes application and petition requirements for a recall election. Describes signature requirements and provides a process for a voter to remove the voter's signature from a petition. Describes the signatures that are required, together with other requirements, to qualify for a recall election to be held. Describes the process for submission and review of recall election packets. Describes duties of the lieutenant governor and county clerks with respect to a recall election petition. Establishes an appeals process if the lieutenant governor determines that a recall election petition is insufficient. Describes circumstances under which a recall election may not be held. Describes the ballot and election date of a recall election. Provides for removal from office of an executive branch elected official who is recalled. Describes unlawful conduct in relation to provisions of this bill. Makes passage of this bill contingent upon passage of an enabling amendment to the Utah Constitution. [FN: If a recall election took place during an otherwise scheduled election, implementation of this bill would not result in additional costs. If a statewide special election were called solely for the purpose of a recall election, implementation of this bill would cost the Lt. Governor's Office approximately $330,000 and would cost the counties approximately $2.3 million.]
HB0065
Title: Criminal Law Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD*
HOLD
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SUP
SUP
HOLD
Comments:
  • Provides a definition of "intimate image." Provides that distribution of an intimate image of a person, without that person's permission, is a third degree felony. Provides that specified activities and procedures are not subject to the provisions of this bill, including law enforcement and judicial and commercial processes. [FN: Could cost the Department of Corrections and the Courts about $34,600 in FY 2015, $67,200 in FY 2016, and $83,700 each year thereafter from the Gen Fund for increased prisoner and court processing costs associated with an estimated three convictions per year. Enactment of the bill could generate about $1,000 per year in ongoing Gen Fund revenue. About three offenders per year will pay a total of about $1,000 in fine revenue annually.
HB0068S01
Title: Protection of State Park Resources
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Pitcher, Dixon M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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SUP
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N/P
Comments:
  • Prohibits a person from exercising unauthorized control over, damaging, defacing, excavating, altering, destroying, or removing any: geological area, site, feature, or formation located on property administered, managed, or owned by the Division of State Parks and Recreation; or property, structure, or resource belonging to or located on property administered, managed, or owned by the Division of State Parks and Recreation. Provides a method of calculating the value of a division resource. Authorizes the division to recover attorney fees, costs, and reimbursement for staff time spent on an enforcement proceeding from a person who violates the chapter. (New class A and third degree felony.) [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0070S02
Title: Forcible Entry Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Robles, Luz
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
N/P
N/P
N/P
N/P
Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Requires that the issuance of a warrant under the provisions of this bill shall be in accordance with Rule 40, Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure. Amends existing law regarding the use of forcible entry by law enforcement officers when executing a warrant. Requires law enforcement officers to identify themselves before forcing entry into a building. Amends existing law to allow law enforcement officers to force entry into a building without first issuing a demand or explanation if there is probable cause to believe that evidence will be easily or quickly destroyed, or there is reason to believe giving notice will endanger the officer or another person. Requires law enforcement officers to use the least amount of force necessary when executing forcible entry, as authorized. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0071S01
Title: Distribution of Intimate Images
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Poulson, Marie H.
Party: Democratic
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
S/C
S/C
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SUP
SUP
S/C
Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Provides a definition of "intimate image." Provides exceptions for lawful use of images. Provides an exception for lawful practices and functions, including law enforcement functions and medical procedures. Provides an exemption for defined INTERNET service providers and hosting companies. Provides that distribution of an intimate image of an individual, as defined and without that individual's permission, is a CLASS A MISDEMEANOR AND ANY SUBSEQUENT convictions are is a third degree felony. [FN: Could cost the Dpt of Corrections and the Courts about $34,600 in FY 2015, $67,200 in FY 2016, and $83,700 each year thereafter from the General Fund for increased prisoner and court processing costs associated with an estimated three convictions per year. Enactment of the bill could generate about $1,000 per year in ongoing General Fund revenue. About three offenders per year will pay a total of about $1,000 in fine revenue annually]
HB0075S01
Title: Restoration of Civil Rights for Nonviolent Felons
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
Floor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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OPP
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Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Exempts persons convicted of certain nonviolent felonies and who have had felonies expunged from the categories of restricted persons prohibited from possessing a dangerous weapon. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0082
Title: Retail Theft Loss Prevention Officers
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Wheatley, Mark A.
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD*
HOLD
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OPP
OPP
Comments:
  • Allows a law enforcement agency to appoint volunteers to issue citations for shoplifting and for use of theft detection shielding devices. Requires that the law enforcement agency provide a training program and that the volunteer complete the program. Allows a retail establishment merchant to detain an individual suspected of shoplifting in order to inform a volunteer authorized to issue a citation. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0085
Title: Electronic Filing of Traffic Citations and Accident Reports Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Cox, Jon
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED EXEMPTS an officer who is not reasonably able to file a citation electronically from the e-filing requirements in a justice court. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0088
Title: Autism Program Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Menlove, Ronda Rudd
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Requires the Department of Health to establish, through a Medicaid waiver, an ongoing program for the treatment of qualified children with autism spectrum disorder. Requires the Public Employee Insurance and Benefit Program to establish an ongoing program for the treatment of qualified children with autism spectrum disorder. [FN: Could cost the Department of Health $1.8 million from the General Fund and $4.4 million in federal funds per year beginning in FY 2015 to serve 320 children with autism via Medicaid. The bill could cost the State $103,000 from the General Fund, $112,100 from the Education Fund, $16,400 from the Transportation Fund, and $119,400 from other funds per year beginning in FY 2015 to serve 26 children with autism via the Public Employees Health Plan.]
HB0100
Title: Illegal Immigration and Human Trafficking Enforcement
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Greenwood, Richard A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
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OPP
N/P
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Comments:
  • Transfers from the Office of the Attorney General to the Department of Public Safety the management of the multi-agency strike force created to combat violent and other major felony crimes associated with illegal immigration and human trafficking and to investigate fraudulent document crimes. Includes uncodified language regarding the transfer of operations of the strike force, including compensation to victims of identity fraud. [FN: Enactment of this bill transfers $860,400 General Fund ongoing from Attorney General's Office to the Department of Public Safety for administration of the SECURE Strike Force program.]
HB0101
Title: Roadway and Sidewalk Safety Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Nielson, Jim
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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SUP
N/P
Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Prohibits individuals from engaging in conduct that impedes or blocks traffic within certain roadways. Prohibits individuals from soliciting money or goods in an aggressive manner on sidewalks within 10 feet of the entrance or exit of a bank or an automated teller machine. NOTHING in this section prohibits a temporary spontaneous demonstration. (New class C misdemeanors) [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0105S07
Title: Plant Extract Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/11/2014
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
Floor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • Permits the Department of Agriculture and a department-certified higher education institution to grow industrial hemp for the purpose of agricultural or academic research. Exempts an individual with intractable epilepsy who uses or possesses hemp extract, and complies with other requirements, from the penalties related to possession or use of the hemp extract under the Controlled Substances Act. Exempts an individual who possesses hemp extract and administers the hemp extract to a minor with intractable epilepsy from the penalties related to administering the hemp extract to a minor under the Controlled Substances Act. Requires the Department of Health to issue a hemp extract registration card to an individual who meets certain requirements. Requires a neurologist signing a statement that an individual or minor could benefit from treatment with hemp extract to keep a record of the neurologist's evaluation and transmit the record to the Department of Health. Requires the Department of Health to maintain a database of neurologist evaluations. Repeals certain provisions on July 1, 2016. [FN: Could cost and generate for the Department of Health dedicated credits of $120,000 in FY 2015, $100,000 in FY 2016. These costs are for: 1. $15,000 for 0.3 FTE in FY 2015 to process and issue 100 extraction cards and $25,000 to develop a database; 2. $7,500 for 0.15 FTE in FY 2016 to process and issue 50 extraction cards and $12,500 to develop a database; 3. $80,000 in FY 2015 and FY 2016 for staff to approve ten laboratories. Further the bill could cost the Department of Health one-time General Fund of $20,000 in FY 2015 for a subject matter expert for one month to develop new criteria for laboratory approval. The bill could cost the Department of Agriculture $3,200 ongoing General Fund for 0.05 FTE to certify one industrial hemp project annually. Legislative General Counsel attached a Constitutional Note to this bill. If provisions in the bill are challenged in court, there will be costs associated with defending those provisions. In FY 2015 about 100 clients will pay $400 to receive an extraction card, which will generate a total of $40,000. In FY 2016 about 50 clients will pay $400 to receive an extraction card, which will generate a total of $20,000. Additionally in FY 2015 and FY 2016 about ten laboratories annually will pay $8,000 each for a total of $80,000 to be approved by the Department of Health.]
HB0105S09
Title: Plant Extract Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2014
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
Floor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Permits the Department of Agriculture and a department-certified higher education institution to grow industrial hemp for the purpose of agricultural or academic research. Exempts an individual with intractable epilepsy who uses or possesses hemp extract, and complies with other requirements, from the penalties related to possession or use of the hemp extract under the Controlled Substances Act. Exempts an individual who possesses hemp extract and administers the hemp extract to a minor with intractable epilepsy from the penalties related to administering the hemp extract to a minor under the Controlled Substances Act. Requires the Department of Health to issue a hemp extract registration card to an individual who meets certain requirements. Requires a neurologist signing a statement that an individual or minor could benefit from treatment with hemp extract to keep a record of the neurologist's evaluation and transmit the record to the Department of Health. Requires the Department of Health to maintain a database of neurologist evaluations. Repeals certain provisions on July 1, 2016. [FN: Could cost and generate for the Department of Health dedicated credits of $40,000 in FY 2015, $20,000 in FY 2016. These costs are for: 1. $15,000 for 0.3 FTE in FY 2015 to process and issue 100 extraction cards and $25,000 to develop a database 2. $7,500 for 0.15 FTE in FY 2016 to process and issue 50 extraction cards and $12,500 to develop a database. The bill could cost the Department of Agriculture $3,200 ongoing General Fund for 0.05 FTE to certify one industrial hemp project annually. Legislative General Counsel attached a Constitutional Note to this bill. If provisions in the bill are challenged in court, there will be costs associated with defending those provisions. In FY 2015 about 100 clients will pay $400 to receive an extraction card, which will generate a total of $40,000. In FY 2016 about 50 clients will pay $400 to receive an extraction card, which will generate a total of $20,000.]
HB0112S04
Title: Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/11/2014
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
SUP
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SUP
Comments:
  • Prohibits a person from selling an electronic cigarette product without a license from the State Tax Commission. Directs the State Tax Commission to issue licenses to sell an electronic cigarette product under certain conditions. Provides that the State Tax Commission can revoke a person's license to sell an electronic cigarette product if the person sells an electronic cigarette to an individual who is less than 19 years of age. Prohibits a business owner from allowing a minor to use an electronic cigarette in the business. Prohibits a person from ordering electronic cigarette products by mail, phone, or Internet without a license unless the seller verifies the purchaser is at least 19 years of age. Prohibits an individual who is less than 19 years of age from buying, attempting to buy, or possessing an electronic cigarette product.
HB0112S09
Title: Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
Comments:
  • Prohibits a person from selling an electronic cigarette product without a license from the State Tax Commission. Directs the State Tax Commission to issue licenses to sell an electronic cigarette product under certain conditions. Provides that the State Tax Commission can revoke a person's license to sell an electronic cigarette product if the person sells an electronic cigarette to an individual who is less than 19 years of age. Prohibits a business owner from allowing a minor to use an electronic cigarette in the business. Prohibits an individual who is less than 19 years of age from buying, attempting to buy, or possessing an electronic cigarette product. [FN: Could generate one-time revenue for the General Fund $3,000 in FY 2015 and $2,000 in FY 2018. About 100 businesses paying for a license to sell electronic cigarette products will pay $30 in FY 2015. Ongoing about 100 business will pay $20 every three years to renew their licenses.]
HB0119S01
Title: Opiate Overdose Emergency Treatment
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Permits the dispensing and administration of an opiate antagonist to a person who is reasonably believed to be experiencing an opiate-related drug overdose event. Establishes immunity for the good faith administration of an opiate antagonist . Clarifies that the administration of an opiate antagonist is voluntary and that the act does not establish a duty to administer an opiate antagonist. Clarifies that it is not unlawful or unprofessional conduct for certain health professionals to prescribe an opiate antagonist to: a person at increased risk of experiencing an opiate-related drug overdose event; or a family member, friend, or other person in a position to assist a person who is at increased risk of experiencing an opiate-related drug overdose. Requires a person who prescribes or dispenses an opiate antagonist to advise a person to seek a medical evaluation after experiencing a drug overdose and taking an opiate antagonist. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0124
Title: Expungement of Administrative Disciplinary Action
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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HOLD*
OPP
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  • AMENDED Provides that a licensee may apply for expungement of records related to disciplinary action previously taken by an agency against the individual under certain circumstances, including that the individual: currently holds an unrestricted license; has had no disciplinary action against the license for at least three years; and has fully complied with agency requirements regarding previous disciplinary action. Describes the application and fee requirements for seeking the 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 2015 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 2014 and $1,660,000 for 16 FTEs in FY 2015 and FY 2016 to process an additional 1,000 applications in FY 2014 and 7,500 applications in FY 2015 and FY 2016. These costs are in the following four areas: 1.Department of Commerce - one-time costs of $240,000 in FY 2014 and $1,540,000 in FY 2015 and FY 2016, as well as $210,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2015 from the Commerce Service Account 2.Department of Insurance - one-time costs of $10,000 in FY 2014 and $40,000 in FY 2015 and FY 2016, as well as $40,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2015 from the Insurance Department Restricted Account 3. State Board of Education - one-time costs of $10,000 in FY 2014 and $50,000 in FY 2015 and FY 2016, as well as $30,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2015 from the Uniform School Fund Restricted Account-- Professional Practices Restricted Subfund 4.Courts - one-time costs of $7,000 in FY 2014 and $30,000 in FY 2015 and FY 2016, as well as $20,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2015 from the General Fund. This bill could generate total one-time revenue of $269,000 in FY 2014 and $1,670,000 in FY 2015 and FY 2016 as well as ongoing revenue of $310,000 beginning in FY 2015 from fees that offset the costs list above. About 1,000 individuals in FY 2014 as well as 8,000 in FY 2015 and FY 2016 applying for expungement will pay an average of $250 per application which will generate revenue of $260,000 in FY 2014 and $1,910,000 in FY 2015 and FY 2016. Beginning in FY 2017 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 2014, 200 in FY 2015 and FY 2016, and 200 ongoing beginning in FY 2015 appealing and filing with the district court will pay up to $360 to generate one-time revenue of $9,000 in FY 2014, $40,000 in FY 2015 and FY 2016, and $30,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2015.]
HB0128S01
Title: Electronic Device Location Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Wilcox, Ryan D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Requires a search warrant before requesting disclosure of the location of an electronic device. Provides exceptions for emergencies. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0132
Title: Temporary Homeless Youth Shelter Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Grants the Office of Licensing rulemaking authority to make rules establishing age-appropriate and gender-appropriate sleeping quarters in temporary homeless youth shelters. Requires a temporary homeless youth shelter to notify the Division of Child and Family Services or a youth services center within 48 hours after the later of: the time that the temporary homeless youth shelter becomes aware that the minor is a runaway; or the time that the temporary homeless youth shelter begins harboring the minor. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0136
Title: Assisted Living Facility Surveillance Act
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/5/2014
Sponsor: Barrus, Roger E.
Party: Republican
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  • 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. Provides that a facility, resident, or resident's legal guardian may not be held civilly or criminally liable for operating or installing a monitoring device in accordance with certain requirements. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0137S01
Title: Amendments to Driver License Sanctions for Alcohol Related Offenses
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Knotwell, John
Party: Republican
Floor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Authorizes a court to reduce the driver license suspension period for certain alcohol related offenses in certain circumstances. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0139
Title: Nurse Practitioner Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • Allows an advanced practice registered nurse to prescribe a schedule II or III controlled substance without supervision by a consulting physician. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0143
Title: Psychiatric Nurse Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED For an applicant for a license in advanced practice registered nursing in the psychiatric mental health specialty: removes a provision that requires the applicant to complete the applicant's clinical practice requirements before licensure; and adds a provision that requires the applicant to complete the applicant's clinical practice requirements before renewal, or, if the applicant is renewing in less than two years, to demonstrate satisfactory progress toward completing the clinical practice requirements. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0147
Title: Peace Officer Agreements with Federal Agencies
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Greenwood, Richard A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides a definition of a federal agency and a federal employee. Specifies the terms under which a federal agency may enter into an agreement with a county sheriff to enforce federal laws and state and local laws. Requires specified training for federal employees in order for them to participate in the agreement. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0149
Title: Amendments to Federal Law Enforcement Limitations
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Noel, Michael E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Modifies current law regarding state and local law enforcement officers' recognition of law enforcement authority by federal agencies and employees. Defines the exercise of law enforcement authority, including on state land, private land, and federal land. Defines federal employee for the purposes of this bill. Defines proprietary jurisdiction of federally managed land. Describes when state and local law enforcement officers may recognize a federal employee's exercise of law enforcement authority. Describes the scope of law enforcement action as it relates to the federal Assimilative Crimes Act, and proprietary jurisdiction federally managed land. Provides that state and local law enforcement officers may not recognize a federal employee's exercise of law enforcement authority when the exercise is based on a state or local law or ordinance. Authorizes state and local law enforcement to assist a federal agency or employee under specified circumstances. Addresses federal authority on federally managed land regarding violation of a state or local law in the case of an emergency. Prohibits a federal agency's use of state or local law enforcement correctional or communication facilities without consent of the state or local law enforcement agency. Provides procedures, requirements, and duration regarding entering into agreements with federal employees to exercise law enforcement powers regarding state and federal law. ALLOWS local law enforcement agencies to enter into agreements with federal agencies requiring fair compensation for assisting the federal agency. Requires that county sheriffs regularly review the duties and activities of federal agencies that have law enforcement responsibilities and are acting within the jurisdictional area of a county. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0157S01
Title: Rape Kit Processing Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Seelig, Jennifer M.
Party: Democratic
Floor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides that a victim of a sexual offense has the following rights: to be informed whether the DNA profile of the assailant was obtained; to be informed whether the DNA profile of the assailant has been entered into the Utah Combined DNA Index System; to be informed if there is a match between the DNA profile of the assailant and a DNA profile contained in the Utah Combined DNA Index System, provided the disclosure of this information would not impede or compromise an ongoing investigation; and to designate a person to receive information provided by law enforcement. Provides that a law enforcement agency that chooses not to analyze DNA evidence in a case where the identity of the perpetrator is in doubt shall inform the victim of that decision. Provides that a law enforcement agency shall provide written notification to a victim or the victim's designee 60 days before destroying or disposing of evidence from an unsolved sexual assault case. Provides that the law enforcement officer where the sexual offense is reported shall have the responsibility to inform the victim of these rights. Provides that a victim may designate a person of the victim's choosing to receive any information from the law enforcement agency. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0161
Title: Prohibition on Electronic Data Collection Assistance
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
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  • Directs the following entities and their employees to refuse support to any federal agency which 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. [FN: Presuming the definition on lines 36 through 44 of this bill applies to the National Security Agency, enactment of this bill likely will not materially impact the state budget. If that definition is more broadly applied to other federal agencies, enactment of this bill could result in the loss of $484.5 million in federal funds for FY 2014 and $1.85 billion in federal funds ongoing beginning in FY 2015.]
HB0169
Title: Student Privacy Act
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
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  • 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 penalties. [FN: May cost the State Board of Education $50,000 for annual privacy and security audits. Depending upon implementation, the bill may risk certain federal funding.]
HB0177S01
Title: Juror and Witness Fees Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides that costs for jurors and witnesses are limited to what is authorized by statute. Requires a report on certain costs to the Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee each year. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0178
Title: Halfway House Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that funds available in the Law Enforcement Services Account may be distributed to law enforcement agencies based on a formula established by the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to establish the marginal impact of placing parolees in halfway houses and parole violator centers within the jurisdiction of each law enforcement agency. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0185
Title: Juvenile Detention Facilities Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Establishes considerations for a district court when determining placement of a minor. Requires a district court to place a serious youth offender in a juvenile detention facility under certain circumstances. Provides considerations for a juvenile court when binding a minor over to the jurisdiction of a district court until the time of the trial. [FN: may cost the Division of Juvenile Justice Services within the Department of Human Services $20,800 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2015 for increased placements. Enacting this bill may also increase the transfer of Child Nutrition revenue from the Utah State Office of Education by $5,100 beginning in FY2015. The marginal difference between keeping an adult and keeping a juvenile is $55 a day. It takes 180 days to resolve a case and they estimate five juveniles per year.That results in annual savings of $44,000 a year.]
HB0186
Title: Presence of Minor in Tobacco Shop
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
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  • Clarifies that an individual less than 19 years old cannot be present in a tobacco specialty shop unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
HB0188
Title: Court Security Revisions
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Dee, Brad L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
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  • Specifies that the state court administrator shall enter into a contract with the county sheriff and pay the costs for bailiffs and building security officers. Removes the legislative cap on amounts paid for that purpose. Shifts responsibility from the counties to the state court administrator for costs related to security administration, supervision, travel, equipment, and training of bailiffs. [FN: Could cost the Courts ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2015 between $7.2 million and $17.2 million for increased security expenses including personnel, supervision, administration, travel, equipment and training for all courthouses across the state. Could conversely save county sheriffs across the state the same amount previously listed in security costs of between $7.2 million and $17.2 million ongoing beginning in FY 2015.]
HB0190
Title: Breathalyzer Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Hughes, Gregory H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Addresses installation or provision of breathalyzers. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0191
Title: Bail Bond Agents Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
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  • Defines a bail bond surety, agency, or organization. Requires all principals to have a minimum of 2,000 hours of experience. Modifies provisions regarding a pledge of real property. Requires a licensee to attend at least one board meeting during the year. Requires the Insurance Department to provide quarterly reports on the balance in the restricted account, Bail Bond Surety Administration Account. Removes references to a bail recovery agent. Removes a provision stating that the acts of any bail bond producer, enforcement agent, recovery agent, or recovery apprentice are considered to be the acts or conduct of the bail bond producer for which the bail enforcement agent is acting as agent. Modifies terms for the management and records regarding cash and merchandise collateral. Specifies the records a bail bond surety or agency shall maintain on current and closed accounts receivable regarding financed premiums. Provides that the premium on an original bond, regarding which the court later increases the bail, may be applied to the new premium amount as specified. Provides that a bail bond producer may not submit a bail bond without a specified signed agreement. Provides that unless a defendant has failed to appear on an original charge or the defendant is subject to exceptions, the defendant is entitled to bondable bail, which may not be less than the bail schedule, and may be more, and provides that the bail is to guarantee appearance only. Requires at the time of booking that the arresting law enforcement agency exercise due diligence to determine the arrested person's immigration status, record its findings, and advise the entity undertaking a written surety contract. Deletes a provision requiring that a bond shall be exonerated when the sentence includes commitment to jail or prison and the defendant appears at the incarceration facility, unless the judge does not require the sentence to begin within seven days. Modifies the liability of the surety for the undertaking if the bond is issued after sentencing. Provides that if a bail undertaking was posted for the original release of the defendant, the court must obtain approval from the surety if the bond is to be continued and the defendant not detained. Reduces the number of days within which a court is required to issue a bench warrant and when a prosecutor may mail a notice of nonappearance after a defendant's failure to appear. Requires a bench warrant to be entered with the National Crime Information Center. Modifies the requirements regarding proof a surety must provide in order for the court to exonerate a bond. Provides that a bond shall be exonerated if the bench warrant is not entered on the statewide warrant system or a felony offense is not entered with the National Crime Information Center. Provides that the court shall exonerate a bond without requiring a motion when a person is booked in for a failure to appear or the court recalls the warrant in specified circumstances. Removes provisions requiring the surety to make reasonable efforts to determine if the defendant is in the United States legally. Provides that a surety may file up to five aggregate statewide motions for exoneration per calendar year if the surety does not deliver the defendant to court. Requires the court to provide to the bail bond surety its grounds for denying an extension of the six-month period for bringing a defendant to court. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0198
Title: Heavy Beer Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
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  • Modifies definition provisions. Modifies powers and duties of the commission and powers and duties of the department. Enacts a provision related to markup on heavy beer. Amends a provision on unlawful sale or furnishing. Addresses unlawful possession by licensee or permittee. Modifies from whom a retail licensee may purchase liquor. Amends specific operational requirements for single event permits. Amends general operational requirements for special use permits. Modifies specific operational requirements for a public service permit. Addresses requirements for a certificate of approval for a brewer. Modifies general operational requirements for a manufacturing license. Amends authority and operational requirements for a brewery manufacturing license. Amends provisions related to local industry representatives. Modifies the commission's power to issue a liquor warehousing license. Modifies the commission's power to issue a beer wholesaling license. Changes application requirements for a beer wholesaling license. Modifies general operational requirements for a beer wholesaling license. Amends the Utah Beer Industry Distribution Act to include heavy beer. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0200
Title: Unlawful Removal or Vandalism of Campaign Signs
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Subject to certain exceptions, makes it a class B misdemeanor for a person to remove, alter, deface, or otherwise vandalize a campaign sign. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0202
Title: Weapons Restrictions Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
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  • Restricts a person who has been civilly committed to the custody of a local mental health authority from the possession, purchase, transfer, and ownership of a dangerous weapon. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0206
Title: Driver License Testing Revisions
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
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  • 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 Utah Highway Safety Office. [FN: Could cost the Department of Public Safety $154,200 one-time FY 2014 and $14,000 ongoing beginning FY 2015 both from the Transportation Fund Restricted Account.]
HB0211S01
Title: Substance Abuse Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Kennedy, Michael S.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dayton, Margaret
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Requires the Office of Licensing (the office) to charge an annual licensing fee to recovery residences. Requires the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to cooperate with and assist treatment centers, recovery residences, and other organizations that provide services to individuals recovering from a substance abuse disorder, by identifying and disseminating information about effective practices and programs. Creates a committee within the Utah Substance Abuse Advisory Council to study issues concerning recovery residences and substance abuse treatment. [FN: The number of new recovery residences to be licensed is currently unknown. Department of Human Services’ Licensing expects to charge $1,300 to license each recovery residence if there are about 35 recovery residences for a total revenue of $45,500. A renewal fee is expected to be $500. Will result in direct, measurable expenditures by Utah residents or businesses who will own and operate recovery residences. If the number of new recovery residences were to be 35, the initial fee assessed to each recovery residence to cover the cost would be $1,300.]
HB0212
Title: DNA Collection Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides that law enforcement agencies may collect DNA samples at the time of booking for any person arrested for any felony offense beginning May 13, 2014 through December 31, 2014. On and after January 1, 2015, requires law enforcement agencies to collect DNA samples at the time of booking for any person arrested for any felony offense. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Public Safety $47,500 one-time from the Gen Fund in FY 2014 and $380,000 ongoing from the Gen Fund in FY 2015 from collecting and processing additional DNA samples. The Department could collect $39,400 one-time in FY 2014 and $315,000 ongoing revenues in FY 2015. Local law enforcement could collect $7,900 in FY 2014 and $63,000 in FY 2015 going forward. 875 offenders in FY 2014 and 7,000 in FY 2015 could pay $150 each for the DNA samples. Current collection rates are about 36 percent.]
HB0213S01
Title: Criminal Penalties for Sexual Contact with a Student
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Christensen, LaVar
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Modifies the offense of aggravated sexual abuse of a child by providing a definition of the term "position of special trust" and clarifying that the definition includes adult employees and volunteers at public and private schools. Provides that specified sexual conduct against victims between 14 and 18 years of age are third degree felonies if committed by a school employee or volunteer. States in the Criminal Code that a sexual offense against a minor is a ground for the revocation of a teacher's license. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0225S01
Title: Primary Law Enforcement Duties for Sheriffs
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Enacts language designating, with certain exceptions, the sheriff as the primary law enforcement authority of state law on federal land. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0241
Title: School Records Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • Amends provisions related to a record a school maintains to verify that a parent was notified of certain incidents or threats. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0242
Title: Fees for Government Records Requests
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
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  • AMENDED Modifies a provision that allows a governmental entity to fulfill a record request without charge under certain circumstances, making the provision a requirement. [FN: Could result in revenue losses of approx. $150,000 per year to state agencies. If provisions of this bill result in increased records requests, state agencies could see additional costs to provide such records. Local: May result in revenue losses and cost increases for local governments, depending on current policies at each entity and the number of requests received. Individuals submitting records requests that meet criteria in this bill may save the cost of fees waived by the bill.]
HB0248S01
Title: Crime Victims Restitution Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Allows for a person who claims pecuniary damages as a result of a defendant's criminal activities to seek restitution individually through a representative. [FN: If more restitution payments are granted as a result of this bill, the Crime Victims Restitution Fund may generate more revenue beginning in FY 2015, however the amount is indeterminable at this time and offenders will pay more in restitution costs. Conversely, victims of crime will collect more in restitution payments.]
HB0251S01
Title: Unsworn Declaration Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: McIff, Kay L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Valentine, John L.
Party: Republican
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  • Allows an unsworn written declaration to be signed electronically. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0254S01
Title: Human Trafficking Victim Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Seelig, Jennifer M.
Party: Democratic
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides that a child is not subject to a delinquency proceeding for engaging in prostitution unless a law enforcement officer has referred the child to the Division of Child and Family Services on at least one prior occasion for an alleged act of prostitution or sexual solicitation. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0257
Title: Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Modifies the offense of aggravated sexual abuse of a child by providing a definition of the term "position of special trust". [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0259
Title: Campaign Contribution and Public Service Assistance Disclosure Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
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  • 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 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 described in the preceding paragraph. [FN: Could cost the Lt. Governor $15,800 one-time from the Gen Fund in FY2014 for programming expenses.]
HB0268S02
Title: Dangerous Weapons Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/2/2014
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Defines dangerous weapon as a firearm or an object which is used unlawfully to inflict serious bodily injury. Clarifies the criminal culpability of transferring a dangerous weapon to a restricted person. Provides that a restricted person may own, possess, or have under the person's custody or control, archery equipment, including crossbows, for the purpose of lawful hunting and target shooting. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0271S01
Title: Motor Vehicle Emissions
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the penalty for violation of motor vehicle visible emissions limits (class C first time; class B second and subsequent offenses). [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0276
Title: Disorderly Conduct Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
Floor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides that displaying a dangerous weapon in public under certain circumstances may be disorderly conduct. Confirms that merely displaying a dangerous weapon in public without other behavior is not disorderly conduct. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0277
Title: Music Therapist Licensure Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Edwards, Rebecca P.
Party: Republican
Floor: Valentine, John L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Defines terms, including "state certification," which means a designation granted by the division on behalf of the state to an individual who has met the requirements for state certification related to an occupation or profession. Requires the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to grant state certification to a person who qualifies under this chapter to engage in the practice of music therapy as a state certified music therapist. Provides the qualifications and renewal requirements for being a state certified music therapist, which include the applicant providing satisfactory documentation of being board certified in good standing with the Certification Board for Music Therapists or an equivalent board as determined by division rule. Provides that this act may not be construed to prevent a person from lawfully engaging in the practice of music therapy without state certification. Provides what constitutes unlawful conduct related to the state certification of music therapy, including that it is unlawful for a person who is not a state certified music therapist to use the title state certified music therapist, or represent that the person is a state certified music therapist, in connection with the person's name or business. (New class B misdemeanor) [FN: Could increase revenue to the Commerce Service Fund by $3,500 in FY 2015 and by $5,900 in FY 2016. Costs to the Department of Commerce to implement the provisions of the bill could be $700 annually. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund affects annual transfers to the Gen Fund. An estimated 50 individuals would apply for the $70 license established in the bill, resulting in a total cost to the licensees of $3,500. In the second year, the renewal fee of $47 would result in $2,400 of cumulative costs to the licensees.]
HB0283S03
Title: Nonprofit Entity Receipt of Government Money
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Menlove, Ronda Rudd
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Addresses audits of nonprofit entities. Requires written agreements for grants to nonprofit entities. Enacts the Nonprofit Entity Receipt of State Money Act, including: defining terms; imposing requirements on a nonprofit entity's receipt of state money; and authorizing a state entity to seek return of state money if the nonprofit entity fails to comply with the requirements. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0285S03
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Service Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
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  • Removes certain restrictions on the dispensing and storage of alcoholic products. Addresses minors in lounge or bar areas. Requires certain notices to be posted. Removes restrictions related to sitting at a bar structure. Repeals credit for grandfathered bar structures. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0286S02
Title: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Adopts certain recommendations of Illinois's Erin's Law Task Force. Requires the State Board of Education, in partnership with THE DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES, to approve instructional materials for child sexual abuse prevention and awareness training and instruction. Requires a school district or charter school to use the instructional materials approved by the State Board of Education to provide child sexual abuse prevention and awareness training and instruction to: school personnel; and the parents or guardians of elementary school students. Provides that a school district or charter school may provide child sexual abuse prevention and awareness instruction to elementary school students subject to certain requirements. Requires the State Board of Education to report to the Education Interim Committee. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0290
Title: Criminal Code - General Provisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2014
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
Floor: Jones, Patricia W.
Party: Democratic
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Adds the conjunctive word "and" regarding the two listed elements of a criminal offense. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0291S01
Title: State Laboratory Drug Testing Account Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Menlove, Ronda Rudd
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Increases the administrative fee for license reinstatement after an alcohol-related or drug-related offense. Increases the amount deposited in the State Laboratory Drug Testing Account from the Department of Public Safety Restricted Account. Requires the Department of Public Safety to report to the Department of Health annually the amount the Department of Public Safety expects to collect from administrative fees for license reinstatement in the next fiscal year. [FN: Beginning in FY 2015, the bill could generate $432,000 in ongoing revenue to the General Fund Restricted - State Laboratory Drug Testing Account The bill also appropriates $228,300 ongoing from the same account beginning in FY 2015 to the Department of Health for performing drug and alcohol analysis tests for law enforcement. The $432,000 in revenue comes from a $60 fee increase for 7,200 individuals paying to reinstate their driver licenses after a drug-related offense.]
HB0295
Title: Weapons Law Exemptions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Greenwood, Richard A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Excludes certain weapon-related requirements for a person performing an official duty. Exempts a nonresident traveling in or through the state from weapon provisions under certain circumstances. [FN: Will no impact the state budget.]
HB0296
Title: Concealed Weapon Permit Exemptions Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Greenwood, Richard A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides for the commissioner of public safety to establish annual requalification requirements. Amends the requirements to revoke a law enforcement official's or judge's certificate of qualification to possess a concealed weapon permit. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0297
Title: Campaign Finance Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2014
Sponsor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
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  • AMENDED Establishes contribution limits. Makes it a class B misdemeanor to violate the contribution limits (making or receiving) described in this bill. (Two new class A misdemeanors) [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0299
Title: Elector Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
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  • Requires a presidential elector to cast an electoral ballot for the candidate for president, and the candidate for vice president, of the United States who wins a majority vote in the state. Makes it a class A misdemeanor for an elector to cast an electoral ballot for a person other than the candidate for president, and the candidate for vice president, of the United States who wins a majority vote in the state. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0303S01
Title: Driving Under the Influence Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
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  • Changes one of the standards for a driving under the influence violation from "being under the influence of alcohol, any drug, or the combined influence of alcohol and any drug to a degree that renders the person incapable of safely operating a vehicle," to "being impaired to the slightest degree by alcohol, any drug, any substance, or any combination thereof. MAKES technical corrections.
HB0308
Title: Criminal Penalty Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
Floor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Removes a requirement that a municipality impose a minimum penalty for a municipal ordinance, but does not modify the maximum penalty limitation. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0312S01
Title: Dramshop Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Modifies language addressing the amount of dramshop coverage a retail licensee is required to carry. Provides a transition process. CHANGES effective date from 2015 to 2016. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0318S01
Title: Rights of Parents and Children Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Christensen, LaVar
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
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  • States that a parent who has been served with a petition for termination of parental rights maintains fundamental liberty interests guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Permits a parent to request a jury trial in a proceeding for termination of parental rights. Requires the court to grant a parent's request for a jury trial in a proceeding for termination of parental rights. [FN: Could create additional workload for: 1. Courts - $1,331,100 - for judge/clerk time and jury expenses, 2. Attorney General - $950,200 - for attorney representation, and 3. Guardian ad Litem - $787,400 - for attorney representation Totaling $3,068,700 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2015. In addition, enactment of this bill may cost the Guardian ad Litem about $33,000 one-time from the General Fund for office equipment. This bill may also generate about $36,000 in ongoing General Fund revenue. An estimated 100 parties will pay a $360 filing fee for a total of $36,000 annually.]
HB0319
Title: Court System Modification Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Peterson, Jeremy A.
Party: Republican
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  • Creates circuit courts within each judicial district. Provides jurisdiction over all misdemeanors and domestic issues, including divorce, child custody and parent-time, adoption, paternity, and child support. Removes jurisdiction of misdemeanors from justice courts. Provides for appointment of circuit court judges in the same manner as district court judges. Requires the appointment of a circuit court administrator by the state court administrator. Provides for the distribution of fines, fees, and surcharges. Enumerates the number of judges in each circuit.
HB0321
Title: Refugee Services Coordination Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Menlove, Ronda Rudd
Party: Republican
Floor: Jones, Patricia W.
Party: Democratic
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides that the Department of Workforce Services may make rules to provide for the administration of refugee services beyond the time period funded by the federal government, including the provision of: services to address emergency needs; English language training; and services for victims of domestic violence. Provides that the director of the Employment Development Division administer and coordinate the refugee services: with input from entities involved with the provision of refugee services within the Department of Workforce Services; and in accordance with any state and federal requirements related to the provision of services to refugees. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0329
Title: Programs for Youth Protection
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Osmond, Aaron
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Provides money for schools to implement evidence-based practices and programs, or emerging best practices and programs, for preventing suicide. Imposes requirements regarding a parent seminar on youth protection offered by school districts, including: the number of parent seminars to be offered annually; and the curriculum. [FN: Bill appropriates $159,000 ongoing from the EDUCATION Fund beginning in FY 2015 to the State Board of Education to implement practices or programs aimed at preventing youth suicides and to provide seminars to parents.]
HB0336S01
Title: Court System Task Force
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/14/2014
Sponsor: Peterson, Jeremy A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Valentine, John L.
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Creates the Court System Task Force, composed of 18 members. Requires the task force to study issues regarding the structure, jurisdiction, and organization of the court system in Utah. Requires that the task force provide the Judiciary Interim Committee with a report of the task force's recommendations by November 30, 2015. This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2014-15: to the Senate, as a one-time appropriation: from the General Fund, $9,300, to pay for the Court System Task Force; and to the House of Representatives, as a one-time appropriation: from the General Fund, $18,500, to pay for the Court System Task Force. [FN: Appropriates the following amounts from the General Fund one time in FY 2015 to cover the costs of legislators serving on the task force established by this bill: $9,300 to the Senate, and $18,500 to the House of Representatives.]
HB0338
Title: Alcohol Beverage License Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
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  • Addresses quota numbers for club licenses and reception center licenses. [FN: Could increase revenue to the Liquor Control Fund by $50,000 annually due to the increase in the number of licenses potentially issued. There are potential costs to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of $3,000 annually to conduct an audit and compliance test of each of the potential licensees. Spending from the Liqour Control Fund affects annual transfers to the Gen Fund. An estimated 25 additional licenses could be issued at a cost of $2,000 per license.]
HB0343
Title: Purchase of Correctional Industry Goods and Services
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Christofferson, Kay J.
Party: Republican
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  • Removes the director of the Division of Correctional Industries from a determination about the feasibility of purchasing from the division, for purposes of an exception to the requirement to purchase from the division. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0358
Title: Amendments to Tax on Cigars
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2014
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
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  • Defines "cigar." Changes the tax rate imposed on certain cigars. Makes technical and conforming changes. [FN: May decrease revenue to the General Fund by $3,100,000 annually. Could decrease the cost of cigars for certain individuals. The actual savings will be dependent upon the purchase price of the cigar.]
HB0363
Title: Mental Health Professional Practice Act Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Kennedy, Michael S.
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
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  • 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.]
HB0366S01
Title: Expungement Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
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  • Includes the Department of Insurance in the list of agencies allowed to access expunged files. Prohibits agencies authorized to access expunged records in certain circumstances from revealing or releasing any information related to the expunged record. Provides for the Board of Pardons and Parole to issue an order of expungement when granting a pardon.
HB0372
Title: Law Enforcement Notification Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Greenwood, Richard A.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that a chief, sheriff, or administrative officer of a law enforcement agency shall: notify the director of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Division within 90 days of being made aware of an allegation against a peace officer employed by that agency; and investigate the allegation and report if it is confirmed and whether the conduct amounts to a violation for which the Peace Officer Standards and Training Division may suspend or revoke the peace officer's certification. Provides that a failure to comply with the notification requirements is a class C misdemeanor. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0376
Title: Alcohol Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Wilcox, Ryan D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Valentine, John L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Modifies provisions related to the Alcohol Abuse Tracking Committee. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0390
Title: Unlawful Activities Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Chavez-Houck, Rebecca
Party: Democratic
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Enacts the class A misdemeanor offense of obstructing a legislative proceeding. Defines "official proceeding" for Title 76, Chapter 8, Part 5, Offenses Against the Administration of Government. Amends the offense of a pattern of unlawful activity to include, as unlawful activities, tampering with evidence or the falsification or alteration of certain government records. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0392S01
Title: Delegate Responsibility Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Prohibits a Utah delegate to a United States Article V convention from acting in a manner that supports or approves the proposing of an unauthorized amendment or change to the United States Constitution. Provides for the removal of a delegate. Provides criminal penalties (third degree felony). [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0394S01
Title: Campaign Finance Revisions
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/11/2014
Sponsor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Valentine, John L.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires that a financial report include expenditures made by a reporting entity or an agent (including a political consultant) of a reporting entity on behalf of the reporting entity. Provides that "contribution" includes a loan by a candidate to the candidate's own campaign. Defines "in-kind" contributions. Provides that when a person makes a detailed listing that discloses or reports the source of a contribution, discloses or reports the person or entity to whom a disbursement is made, or discloses or reports the identity of a donor, the person: shall reveal the actual source of the contribution, the actual person or entity to whom the disbursement is ultimately made, or the actual identity of the donor; and may not merely list, disclose, or report the transactional intermediary. Modifies required filing dates for a financial disclosure form filed by a regulated officeholder. Modifies and expands the information that a regulated officeholder is required to disclose in a financial disclosure form, including information for the year preceding the day on which the regulated officeholder files a financial disclosure form. Expands disclosure provisions to include a regulated officeholder's involvement in limited liability corporations and other entities. Clarifies that a regulated officeholder may file an amended financial disclosure form at any time. Addresses the publication and retention of financial disclosure forms. Establishes criminal and civil penalties for violating certain provisions of this bill relating to the filing or content of a financial disclosure form. Describes duties of the lieutenant governor for reviewing a financial disclosure form and enforcing the provisions of this bill. Provides that the lieutenant governor shall deposit a fine collected under this bill into the General Fund as a dedicated credit to pay for the costs of administering the provisions of this bill. [FN: Will not impact the state budget. Any regulated officeholder who violates the provisions of this bill could be charged with a class B misdemeanor and be subject to a $100 civil fine by the Lt.Governor's office. A class B misdemeanor carries a fine of $583. The number of individuals potentially subject to these fines is indeterminate.]
HB0394S02
Title: Campaign Finance Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Valentine, John L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Requires that a financial report include expenditures made by a reporting entity or an agent (including a political consultant) of a reporting entity on behalf of the reporting entity. Provides that "contribution" includes a loan by a candidate to the candidate's own campaign. Defines "in-kind" contributions. Grants rulemaking authority to the director of elections within the Lieutenant Governor's Office. Provides that when a person makes a detailed listing that discloses or reports the source of a contribution, discloses or reports the person or entity to whom a disbursement is made, or discloses or reports the identity of a donor, the person: shall reveal the actual source of the contribution, the actual person or entity to whom the disbursement is ultimately made, or the actual identity of the donor; and may not merely list, disclose, or report the transactional intermediary. Modifies required filing dates for a financial disclosure form filed by a regulated officeholder. Modifies and expands the information that a regulated officeholder is required to disclose in a financial disclosure form, including information for the year preceding the day on which the regulated officeholder files a financial disclosure form. Expands disclosure provisions to include a regulated officeholder's involvement in limited liability corporations and other entities. Clarifies that a regulated officeholder may file an amended financial disclosure form at any time. Addresses the publication and retention of financial disclosure forms. Establishes criminal and civil penalties for violating certain provisions of this bill relating to the filing or content of a financial disclosure form. Describes duties of the lieutenant governor for reviewing a financial disclosure form and enforcing the provisions of this bill. Provides that the lieutenant governor shall deposit a fine collected under this bill into the General Fund as a dedicated credit to pay for the costs of administering the provisions of this bill. [FN: Will not impact the state budget. Any regulated officeholder who violates the provisions of this bill could be charged with a class B misdemeanor and be subject to a $100 civil fine by the Lt.Governor's office. A class B misdemeanor carries a fine of $583. The number of individuals potentially subject to these fines is indeterminate.]
HB0397
Title: Student and Family Privacy Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Layton, Dana L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED THIS bill coordinates with H.B. 23, Suicide Prevention Revisions, by providing technical amendments. Requires a school district or charter school to enact policies that prohibit: the administration to any student of a survey or assessment question without the prior consent of the student's parent or legal guardian if the purpose of the question is to cause the student to reveal certain information about the student or the student's family; or the offering of an inducement or incentive to a student if the student's parent or legal guardian provides prior written consent to the student revealing certain information. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0399
Title: Truancy Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Gibson, Francis D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Provides that a local school board or charter school governing board may not issue a habitual truant citation to a school-age minor if the school-age minor: has at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average; and is at least 16 YEARS old. [FN: Presuming students with 10 consecutive days of unexcused absences will continue to not be counted in membership for ADM purposes, enactment of this bill does not materially affect the number of WPUs (state cost). Currently there are 2,951 of these students in the state.]
HB0401
Title: Access Utah Program
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/7/2014
Sponsor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
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  • Updates language regarding the prohibition against Medicaid expansion to reflect current federal regulations. Creates a two-year pilot program known as Access Utah to provide a defined contribution health benefit to individuals who are below the federal poverty level and who meet other need based requirements. Establishes a coordinated care model for providing care in Access Utah. Instructs the Department of Health to: work with the Legislature's Health Reform Task Force to develop a Section 1332 Medicaid waiver; and submit an amendment of the Utah Premium Partnership and Primary Care Network waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to incorporate the Access Utah program.
HB0401S02
Title: Utah Medicaid Program
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/2/2014
Sponsor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Valentine, John L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Instructs the Health Reform Task Force to evaluate the proposals for coverage of the optional Medicaid population. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0404
Title: Court Security Fee Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Increases the amount of court security surcharge deposited into the state treasurer's Court Security Account from $8 to $18. [FN: Increases the security surcharge by $10. This could increase revenue to the Court Security account by $3,600,000 annually beginning FY 2015. Will increase the surcharge on approximately 360,000 convictions by $10, for an additional cost to convicted offenders of $3,600,000 annually beginning FY 2015.]
HB0406S01
Title: School Bus Traffic Safety Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Cosgrove, Tim M.
Party: Democratic
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  • Allows school districts to contract for technology, applied to the exterior of a school bus, that produces an image of any motor vehicle that passes a school bus in violation of state law. Requires that the technology transmit to the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in the location where the violation occurred an image of the motor vehicle taken at the time of the violation. Allows the local law enforcement agency, upon receipt of the image, to conduct, in its discretion, an investigation of the violation and to issue a citation or otherwise seek to initiate a prosecution. Requires notification to all households within a school district's boundaries if a school district utilizes the technology. [FN: Will not impact the state budget. Could cost each school district that chose to implement the technology identified in the bill about $4,000 per bus. Districts would bear the notification costs.]
HB0411
Title: Victim Restitution Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Requires the court to maintain jurisdiction of a case and continue probation for a defendant who has unpaid accounts receivable related to fines, fees, or restitution. Requires the Office of State Debt Collection to notify the court clerk when a civil judgment ordered for the payment of accounts receivable has been satisfied. Provides that, before refunding bail that is posted in cash, by credit card, or by debit card, the court shall, after applying the amount posted toward any fine ordered by the court, apply the remaining amount toward restitution. [FN: May generate more revenue to the Crime Victims' Reparation Fund, however the amount is unquantifiable. In addition, to the extent that more offenders are readmiited to probation services as a result of this bill this could cost the Department of Corrections about $2,500 per offender per year beginning in FY 2018, although the impact is indeterminable.]
HB0413
Title: Voter Accountability in Political Subdivisions
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
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  • Establishes procedures and requirements for a qualified municipal appointee retention election. Requires a county, city, or town clerk to submit information for the voter information pamphlet. Allows a qualified municipal appointee to establish a personal campaign committee. Requires a qualified municipal appointee to have a separate bank account for campaign funds. Establishes reporting requirements for a qualified municipal appointee's campaign contributions and expenditures. Establishes penalties for a qualified municipal appointee who does not comply with reporting requirements. Establishes procedures and requirements for a municipal governance retention election. Establishes requirements for a city council in a municipality whose voters voted not to retain the municipality's form of government. (New class B misdemeanor for each qualified municipal appointee who violates summary report filing requirements.) [FN: Could cost the Lieutenant Governor's Office $50,900 one-time in FY 2015 from the General Fund. The one-time costs include programming changes and an additional .75 FTE to assist with additional registrations on the website and report filing in the first year.]
HB0414
Title: Legislative Subpoena Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/11/2014
Sponsor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Valentine, John L.
Party: Republican
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  • Describes the nature and purpose of a legislative subpoena. Makes it a class A misdemeanor for a person to disobey or fail to comply with a legislative subpoena or to fail to testify in response to a legislative subpoena in relation to a matter upon which the person may be lawfully interrogated. Describes methods of enforcing a legislative subpoena. Describes the duties of a court in relation to enforcing a legislative subpoena. Establishes a presumption that a legislative subpoena is valid and enforceable. Describes the burden of proof and grounds required for a challenge to a legislative subpoena. Provides for the appeal of a district court decision in relation to a legislative subpoena. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0414S01
Title: Legislative Subpoena Amendments
Currently:Governor Vetoed Dated:4/2/2014
Sponsor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Valentine, John L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR VETO AMENDED Describes the nature and purpose of a legislative subpoena. Establishes a process for the subject of a legislative subpoena to challenge a legislative subpoena before a legislative review committee. Provides that a legislative review committee has the sole and final authority to hear and rule on a challenge to a legislative subpoena. Describes the grounds upon which the subject of a subpoena may challenge a legislative subpoena. Describes the action that a legislative review committee may take after a hearing on a challenge to a legislative subpoena. Establishes a process for the issuer of a legislative subpoena to file a motion with a legislative review committee to find a person in civil contempt of the Legislature and to compel obedience to the legislative subpoena. Describes the action that a legislative review committee may take after a hearing on a motion described in the preceding section. Provides for a legislative subpoena to be reissued as a court subpoena in order to assist with enforcement of the subpoena outside of Utah. Establishes and describes the membership and functioning of a legislative review committee. Provides for the civil enforcement of a legislative subpoena by a court. Establishes and describes the class A misdemeanor crime of criminal contempt of the Legislature. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0424
Title: Justice Court Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
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  • Changes the term of office for a justice court judge from six to four years. [FN: Amends the term of justice court judges from six to four years. Justice court judge evaluations will also change from six to four years. The approximate cost to the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission is $126,000 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2015 for 1.25 FTEs to perform courtroom observations, content analyses, attorney surveys, and on-site surveys for justice court judges.
HB0427
Title: Asset Forfeiture Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Modifies the Forfeiture and Disposition of Property Act to provide that the funds in the State Asset Forfeiture Grant Program may be used for crime victim reparations. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0432
Title: Wildland Fire Liability Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Wheatley, Mark A.
Party: Democratic
Floor: Robles, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • Allows the use of certain kinds of ammunition under certain circumstances. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HCR008
Title: Concurrent Resolution Regarding Moving the State Prison
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED This resolution concludes that it is in the best interests of the state to move the state prison from its current location in Draper. Resolves that the prison should be relocated from its current location. Identifies factors that should be given careful, serious, and deliberate consideration in the process of relocating the prison. Directs that a copy of the resolution be given to various persons. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HJR017
Title: Joint Resolution on Jail Facilities
Currently:House/ to Lieutenant Governor Dated:3/18/2014
Sponsor: Greenwood, Richard A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Okerlund, Ralph
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLING Supports jail expansion as beneficial to both the state and the counties through a contract with the Utah Department of Corrections. Approves contracting for beds dedicated to housing state inmates in the counties of Tooele, Weber, Davis, Iron, Kane, Emery, Grand, and Garfield. [FN: Future appropriations will be required if the state contracts beds from the counties.]
HJR019
Title: Joint Resolution Regarding Moving the State Prison
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
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  • This resolution concludes that it is in the best interests of the state to move the state prison from its current location in Draper. Resolves that the prison should be relocated from its current location. Identifies factors that should be given careful, serious, and deliberate consideration in the process of relocating the prison. Directs that a copy of the resolution be given to various persons. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0012
Title: Age Limit for Tobacco and Related Products
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Reid, Stuart C.
Party: Republican
Floor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED 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. EFFECTIVE date 7.1.16. [FN: Reduces ongoing tax revenue to the General Fund by about $2.7 million beginning in FY 2015 due to decreased tobacco and related product sales. Through provisions of this bill, approximately 4,700 individuals forgo purchasing tobacco and related products saving about $600/person/year for a total of $2.8 million in savings in local and state taxes.]
SB0013
Title: Theft Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides that the penalty for a third theft conviction in 10 years becomes a third degree felony if one of the prior convictions was a class A misdemeanor. Provides that the penalty for a third theft conviction in 10 years becomes a third degree felony if the value of the property in the current case is more than $500 but less than $1,500. Provides that the penalty for a theft conviction is a third degree felony if that person has been previously convicted of felony theft. Changes the penalty from a felony to a class A misdemeanor for a person convicted of theft for a third time in 10 years. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0029
Title: Controlled Substance Database Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/27/2014
Sponsor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Provides access to the Controlled Substance Database to authorized employees of a Medicaid managed care organization (WITH background check requirement) if the Medicaid managed care organization suspects the Medicaid recipient is improperly obtaining a controlled substance. Requires the Department of Health and the Department of Commerce to have a written agreement regarding the Medicaid managed care organization authorized employee access to the Controlled Substance Database. [FN: Will cost the Dept of Commerce about $8,800 one-time from the Commerce Service Fund in FY2015 for computer database changes. Spending from this fund affects annual transfers to the Gen Fund.]
SB0036S04
Title: Voter Information Amendments
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
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  • Prohibits a person, other than a government official or employee, from using the list of registered voters, or information obtained from the list of registered voters, for certain purposes, including commercial purposes. Subject to certain exceptions, prohibits a person from reproducing the list of registered voters, or information obtained from the list of registered voters. Prohibits a person from using the list of registered voters, or information obtained from the list of registered voters, to solicit donations or to conduct surveys. Prohibits a person from providing the list of registered voters, or information obtained from the list of registered voters, to another person if the person providing the information has reason to believe that the other person will use the list, or information obtained from the list, in violation of the provisions of this bill. Provides exceptions to certain provisions of this bill if the list of registered voters, or information obtained from the list of registered voters, is used for political, scholarly, journalistic, or governmental purposes. Describes the circumstances under which the lieutenant governor or a county clerk may disclose the list of registered voters or information from the list of registered voters. Requires a person who requests the list of registered voters, or information from the list of registered voters, to provide identification, other information, and assurances regarding the use of the list and information from the list. Provides that making a false statement when providing the information and assurances described above constitutes a crime. Makes the following a private record: the part of a voter registration record identifying a voter's day or month of birth; and a voter registration record of an individual who is protected by a current protection order if the individual submits a request to classify the voter registration record as private and submits a copy of the protection order. [FN: Could reduce dedicated credits revenue to the Lt. Governor's Office by $12,600 each fiscal year beginning FY 2015. Beginning FY 2015, enactment of this bill could reduce production of the voter information database, sold to individuals or businesses for commercial purposes at $1,050 per copy, by about 12 copies per year. Individuals and businesses may be charged with a Class B Misdemeanor and pay a $583 dollar fine for violating the provisions of this bill.]
SB0036S05
Title: Voter Information Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Modifies a voter registration form. Places limitations on who may obtain a voter's date of birth from a voter registration form. Places limitations on providing or using a voter's date of birth that is obtained from a voter registration form. Establishes requirements and procedures to ensure that a voter's date of birth is not obtained, provided, or used unlawfully. Establishes a procedure by which a person may request that the person's voter registration record be classified as private if disclosure of the person's voter registration record, or information included in the voter registration record, is likely to put the voter or a member of the voter's household's life or safety at risk or to put the voter or a member of the voter's household at risk of being stalked or harassed. Provides civil and criminal penalties for a person who unlawfully obtains, provides, or uses a voter's date of birth that is obtained from a voter registration record. Grants rulemaking authority to the director of elections within the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Provides that the date of birth of a voter that is obtained from a voter registration record is a private record. [FN: Will not impact the state budget. Individuals and businesses may be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor and pay a $1,943 dollar fine for violating the provisions of this bill. Individuals could pay between $200 and $45,000 in penalties and be subject to a civil fine for violating the provisions of this bill. The number of individuals and total amount of fines and penalties are indeterminate.]
SB0043
Title: Intergenerational Poverty Interventions in Public Schools
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Reid, Stuart C.
Party: Republican
Floor: Gibson, Francis D.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Creates the Intergenerational Poverty Interventions Grant Program to fund additional educational opportunities, outside of the regular school day offerings, for students affected by intergenerational poverty. Requires the State Board of Education to: solicit proposals from school districts and charter schools to receive money under the program; and award grants to school districts and charter schools based on certain criteria. Establishes criteria for the State Board of Education to consider when awarding grants to school districts and charter schools. Requires the State Board of Education to annually report to the Education Interim Committee and the Utah Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission. [FN: Appropriates $5,000,000 ongoing from the Education Fund to the State Board of Education to support the Intergenerational Poverty Interventions Grant Program outlined in the bill.]
SB0046S02
Title: Administrative Subpoena Modifications
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2014
Sponsor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
Floor: McIff, Kay L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Includes enticement or attempted enticement of a minor under the definition of a sexual offense against a minor. Requires a law enforcement agency to receive a court order to collect electronic communication records involving specified crimes. Amends the reporting requirements for a court order issued for criminal investigations of specified crimes. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0049
Title: Parental Permission to Release Student Information
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Valentine, John L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
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  • 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 if the student or the student's parent gives written permission to release the information. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0054S02
Title: Elections Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/10/2014
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: McCay, Daniel
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Enacts a severability clause. Modifies dates and other provisions relating to a notice of election. Except as it relates to presidential candidates, prohibits a ballot or ballot sheet from indicating that a candidate is associated with a political party unless the candidate is nominated by petition or nominated by a qualified political party. Changes dates relating to the establishment and publication of the master ballot position list. Defines a qualified political party as a registered political party that: permits voters who are unaffiliated with any political party to vote for the registered political party's candidates in a primary election; permits a delegate for the registered political party to vote on a candidate nomination in the registered political party's convention remotely or permits the designation of an alternate delegate does not hold the registered political party's convention before April 1 of an even-numbered year. Permits a member of the registered political party to seek the registered political party's nomination for any elective office by seeking the nomination through the registered political party's convention process, seeking the nomination by collecting signatures, or both. Modifies provisions and dates relating to a declaration of candidacy. Provides that candidates for elective office shall be nominated in direct primary elections, unless the candidates are listed on the ballot as unaffiliated or are nominated by a qualified political party. Modifies provisions relating to the conduct of a primary election. Describes petition requirements for appearing on a primary election ballot for nomination as a candidate for an identified political party. Grants rulemaking authority. Describes duties of the lieutenant governor and county clerks in relation to the provisions of this bill. Describes requirements and exceptions for a qualified political party. Describes two alternate nomination procedures for a qualified political party. [FN: Could increase staff time and facilities costs to verify signatures. These costs are dependent upon the number of signatures submitted to the Lt. Governor's Office for verification. Could increase staff time and rental costs to administer a primary election. These costs are dependent upon the number of signatures submitted to clerks for verification.]
SB0057S01
Title: Autism Services Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dee, Brad L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Requires a health benefit plan offered or renewed in the individual market or large group market, on or after January 1, 2016, to provide coverage for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder for children 2 to 9 years of age. Describes minimum coverage limits for autism coverage. Requires an assessment of treatment plan every six months. Permits the commissioner to waive coverage under this section if the attorney general issues a legal opinion that the limits on autism coverage are unenforceable under federal law. Clarifies that all other terms of the insurance plan related to deductibles, provider networks, and cost sharing apply to the autism coverage. Provides a waiver for an insurer if premium costs increase by more than a certain percentage. Sunsets the autism coverage on January 1, 2019. [FN: Enactment of this bill could cost approximately $3.4 million annually, $2.5 million from General Fund / Education Fund, for increased state, public education, and higher education insurance premiums and increased expenditures in the Children's Health Insurance Program. Costs will depend upon prevalence, take-up rates, and medical claims experience. An additional $18,000 ongoing and $14,500 one-time may be required from the Insurance Department Restricted Account for administrative oversight. Expenditures from this account affect the annual transfer to the General Fund. Under the Affordable Care Act, the State is responsible for the increase in premiums on the individual market exchange and the small business market exchange. Utilizing the most recent figures from these exchanges, this amounts to approximately $0.5 million annually from the General Fund but may increase as these exchanges grow.may increase health insurance premiums for businesses. Some individuals may receive compensating increases in health benefits.]
SB0064S01
Title: Air Quality Rules and Penalties
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Robles, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • Repeals provisions prohibiting the Air Quality Board from making rules that are more stringent than federal regulations. Increases civil penalties against a person who violates the Air Conservation Act. Beginning January 1, 2015, prohibits the incineration of medical waste within a five-mile radius of a residential area. States that the statute of limitations for a violation of the Environmental Quality Code is five years. [FN: Could increase revenue to the state up to $300,000 per year based on a three-year trend of collections and penalties collected by the Division of Air Quality. This would be contigent on the number of violators and the severity of the violations. Individuals that violate rules set forth in the bill may be subject to increased penalties. The annual net impact is estimated at up to $300,000 per year.]
SB0071
Title: Informed Consent Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Removes the requirement for informed consent if the abortion is performed when: the treating physician and one other physician concur, in writing, that an abortion is necessary to avert the woman's death or a serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the woman; or two physicians who practice maternal fetal medicine concur, in writing, in the patient's medical record that the fetus has a defect that is uniformly diagnosable and uniformly lethal. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0085
Title: Driving Under the Influence Sentencing Revisions
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the court to impose, for a felony driving under the influence violation, an order requiring the person to obtain a screening and assessment, and subsequent substance abuse treatment at a substance abuse treatment program providing intensive care or inpatient treatment and long-term closely supervised follow-through after treatment for not less than 240 hours. Requires the court to order the installation of the ignition interlock system, at the person's expense, for all motor vehicles registered to that person and all motor vehicles operated by that person if a person is convicted of a driving under the influence violation within 10 years of a prior conviction. Provides that a person who operates a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device as ordered by the court is in violation of driving without an ignition interlock system. [FN: Could cost the Courts about $37,200 in ongoing Gen Fund beginning in FY2015 for additional workload. The bill's provisions could generate about $42,500 in ongoing fee revenue to the Transportation Fund - Public Safety Restricted Account beginning in FY 2016. About 1,400 violators per year could pay a $30 reinstatement fee for a total of about $42,500 ongoing.]
SB0087
Title: Contractor Employee Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Clarifies that unlawful conduct includes hiring or otherwise compensating an unlicensed person to perform work on a project, unless the person: is an employee of a licensee for wages; and is not required to be licensed under Title 58, Chapter 55, Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act. Requires a licensee to provide a pay statement to an individual each time the licensee pays the individual for work performed. Provides enforcement and penalty mechanisms for the provisions of this bill (unlawful conduct, class A misdemeanor). [FN: could increase revenue to the Commerce Service Account by about $37,500 per year. This will pay for about 138 investigations by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing with $2,300 left over for transfer to the General Fund. Commerce Service Fund spending affects the annual transfer to the Gen Fund. Beginning FY 2015, enactment of this bill could cost businesses about $37,500 statewide in fines. Approximately 75 businesses could see fine increases up to $500.]
SB0088S01
Title: Child Interview Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2014
Sponsor: Okerlund, Ralph
Party: Republican
Floor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides that a video or audio recording of an interview, or a transcript of the video or audio recording, that is conducted at a Children's Justice Center is not a record under the Government Records Access and Management Act. Clarifies the right of child victims to keep confidential their interviews that are conducted at a Children's Justice Center, including video and audio recordings, and transcripts of those recordings. Clarifies that a parent or guardian of the child victim may petition a juvenile or district court for an order allowing the parent or guardian to view a recording or transcript upon a finding of good cause. Clarifies who can distribute, display, receive, and view a recording or transcript without a court order. Provides that it is a class B misdemeanor for any individual to distribute, release, or display any recording or transcript, except as otherwise provided in this bill. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0092
Title: Metal Theft Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Davis, Gene
Party: Democratic
Floor: Hemingway, Lynn N.
Party: Democratic
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Provides that the records and identification requirements regarding transactions in regulated metal apply also to persons who refine or melt regulated metals. PROVIDES a definition of a metals refiner. Requires that the identification provided for transactions in regulated metals be a form of identification provided by a state or the federal government. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0108
Title: Judiciary Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Requires a peace officer or public official to include on a citation whether the offense was a domestic violence offense. Requires a petitioner applying electronically for the expungement of records to follow certain proceedings. Requires an additional $20 filing fee in civil justice court cases if a person files a complaint, petition, answer, or response prepared through the Online Court Assistance Program. Changes the filing fee for a domestic relations order. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0112S01
Title: Game Fowl Fighting Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Davis, Gene
Party: Democratic
Floor: Anderson, Johnny
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Provides that game fowl fighting IS A class A misdemeanor. Being present as a game fowl fight is a class B misdemeanor. [FN: Will cost the Department of Corrections from the General Fund $1,300 in FY 2015, $2,500 in FY 2016, and $3,800 each year thereafter for probation supervision. An estimated $1,300 annually in General Fund revenue will be collected in fines. An estimated average of .5 offenders per year will pay $1,300 in fines.]
SB0121
Title: Tobacco Settlement Restricted Account Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2014
Sponsor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Amends the purposes of the $10,452,900 appropriation from the fund to the Department of Health to include children in the Children's Health Insurance Program and the state Medicaid program. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0128
Title: Safety Belt Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Robles, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • Provides that a state or local law enforcement officer may only enforce the safety belt restraint requirement as a secondary action on a highway with a posted speed limit of less than 55 miles per hour. [FN: To the extent that more people are cited as a result of this bill, local governments will generate $45 per citation, however the number of citations is unknown at this time.]
SB0137S01
Title: Health Care Professional Truth in Advertising
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2014
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: Wilcox, Ryan D.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Beginning January 1, 2015, requires a health care provider, in a patient encounter, to wear a badge or clothing that identifies the health care provider's name and license type. Establishes certain exemptions for the requirement for health care provider identification. Requires an individual in training to obtain a health care license to wear identification in patient encounters. Prohibits deceptive or misleading representations by a healthcare provider. Makes it unprofessional conduct for a health care provider to fail to wear identification in a patient encounter. Makes it unlawful conduct for an individual to wear identification in a patient encounter that suggests the individual is licensed to perform health care services for which the individual is not licensed to perform. Makes it unlawful conduct to engage in deceptive or misleading representations. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0145
Title: Background Check Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/27/2014
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Clarifies that criminal history record information that does not relate to a conviction may not be released to an entity requesting an employment background check. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0146
Title: Government Ethics Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • Imposes limits on campaign contributions to a registered political party, a political action committee, a corporation, a labor organization, a state office candidate, a legislative office candidate, a school board office candidate, or a judge. Reduces from 30 days to three days the deadline by which a state office candidate, a legislative office candidate, a school board office candidate, or a judge is required to report contributions or public service assistance. Requires that the Legislature's website include, for each legislative officeholder, a link to the financial reports maintained on the lieutenant governor's website in relation to that legislative officeholder. Makes it a class B misdemeanor to give, offer to give, promise to give, request, or accept a campaign contribution at the capitol hill complex or to knowingly deliver or send a campaign contribution to the capitol hill complex. Removes the "approved meeting or activity" exceptions from the Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act. Modifies licensing requirements to conform with the provisions of this bill. Requires any person who makes an expenditure to comply with financial reporting requirements. Reduces from $10 to $6 the aggregate daily expenditures that a lobbyist, principal, or government officer is permitted to make. Prohibits a lobbyist, principal, government officer, or other person from speaking to a legislative group regarding legislative action in exchange for the provision of food to the group. [FN: Could cost $36,500 Gen Fund one-time in FY 2015 to update the lobbyist.utah.gov website to allow donors to file financial reports with the Lt. Governor's Office.]
SB0149S01
Title: Drowsy Driving Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/27/2014
Sponsor: Osmond, Aaron
Party: Republican
Floor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides that the third full week in August shall be commemorated annually as Drowsy Driving Awareness Week. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0161
Title: Criminal Surcharge Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the pro rata division of money collected on criminal fines, penalties, and forfeitures subject to a 90% surcharge, so that the local governmental collecting entity retains 5% more and the state retains 5% less. Amends the pro rata division of money collected on criminal fines, penalties, and forfeitures subject to a 35% surcharge, so that the local governmental collecting entity retains 5% more and the state retains 5% less. [FN: Could reduce revenue to the Depart. of Health by $290,300; the Depart. of Human Services $238,400; the Depart. of Public Safety $497,600; the Governor's Office $954,200; and the Courts $139,900; as criminal surcharge funding is diverted to local governments. Will increase criminal surcharge funding to local justice courts by $2,120,400.]
SB0162S01
Title: Secondhand Sales Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides an exemption to the 15-day holding period for 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. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0163S01
Title: Employee Meal Periods
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Robles, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • Enacts the Employee Break Act, including: defining terms; providing for meal periods for public employees; providing exceptions (emergency responders; jail/prioson/correction facility/involuntary incarceration including juvenile detention; and others); and requiring a public employer to develop a complaint process. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0167S02
Title: Regulation of Drones
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Enacts the "Government Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Act." Prohibits a law enforcement agency from obtaining data through an unmanned aerial vehicle unless the data was obtained: pursuant to a warrant; or in accordance with judicially recognized exceptions to warrant requirements. Establishes requirements for the retention and use of data collected by an unmanned aerial vehicle. Establishes reporting requirements for: a law enforcement agency that operates an unmanned aerial vehicle; and the Utah Department of Public Safety. Provides a statement of intent. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0173S01
Title: Child Protection Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2014
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Expands the definition of abuse to include a child's natural parent intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing the death of another parent of the child; being identified by a law enforcement officer as the primary suspect in an investigation for intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing the death of another parent of the child; or being prosecuted for or convicted of intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing the death of another parent of the child. Adds similar provisions for a court to order a child's removal from the child's home. Continued protective custody of the Division of Child and Family Services (the division) at a shelter hearing; denial of reunification services; and continued protective custody of the division at a permanency hearing. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0175
Title: Law Enforcement Services Account Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that funds available in the Law Enforcement Services Account: may be distributed to law enforcement agencies in areas with halfway houses; and must be used for law enforcement purposes to reduce crime in areas with halfway houses. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0177
Title: Sex Offender Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2014
Sponsor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides that a violation of the sex offender registration requirements is considered to be committed: at the most recent registered primary residence of the offender, if the location of the offender is not known; or at the actual location of the offender at the time the offender is apprehended. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0178
Title: Controlled Substance Database Modifications
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
Floor: Last, Bradley G.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Allows the pharmacist-in-charge to designate a licensed pharmacy technician to have access to the database on behalf of the pharmacist in accordance with statutory requirements. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0185
Title: Law Enforcement Transparency
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2014
Sponsor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Requires all state or municipal law enforcement agencies to annually report specific information to the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Provides that the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice develop a standardized format to receive the reports from law enforcement entities. Requires the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to provide a summary report before August 15 of each year to the attorney general, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the president of the Senate, and each law enforcement agency. [FN: Will not impact the state budget. Could cost local law enforcement agencies throughout the state a total of about $60,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2015.]
SB0191
Title: Verification of Legal Status Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:2/26/2014
Sponsor: Valentine, John L.
Party: Republican
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  • Modifies provisions related to when a licensee verifies the legal status of an owner by complying with the federal process applicable to verifying the legal status of an employee to work in the United States. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0198
Title: Law Enforcement Exemption for Medical Information
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
Floor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Allows a health care provider to issue a statement as to whether a detainee is medically cleared for incarceration in certain circumstances. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0201
Title: Expungement Modifications
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
Floor: McIff, Kay L.
Party: Republican
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  • Includes the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice as an organization that has accessibility to expunged records upon specific request for the purposes of investigating applicants for judicial offices. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0201S02
Title: Expungement Modifications
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
Floor: McIff, Kay L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Includes the Department of Insurance, Department of Commerce, and the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice in the list of agencies allowed to access expunged files. Prohibits agencies authorized to access expunged records in certain circumstances from revealing or releasing any information related to the expunged record. Provides for the Board of Pardons and Parole to issue an order of expungement when granting a pardon. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0205
Title: Controlled Substance Penalty Amendment
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2014
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides that increased penalties for the possession of a controlled substance in certain circumstances may not result in an offense greater than a second degree felony. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0206
Title: Tax, Fee, or Charge Offense and Penalty Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2014
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: Wilcox, Ryan D.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Amends provisions related to offenses and penalties for purposes of a tax, fee, or charge administered by the State Tax Commission. DELETES "a person who, with intent to evade a tax, fee, or charge or requirement of this title or any lawful requirement of the commission," and ADDS "with respect to a tax, fee, or charge, a person who knowingly and intentionally" language. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0212
Title: Invasive Species Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Knudson, Peter C.
Party: Republican
Floor: Brown, Melvin R.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Authorizes the Division of Wildlife Resources to establish inspection stations to temporarily stop, detain, and inspect a conveyance or equipment that may be contaminated with Dreissena mussel. Provides that a person who proceeds through an inspection station or administrative checkpoint during normal hours of operation without presenting a conveyance for inspection is guilty of a class B misdemeanor. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0220
Title: Disorderly Conduct Modifications
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that displaying a dangerous weapon in public under certain circumstances may be disorderly conduct. Confirms that merely displaying a dangerous weapon in public without other behavior is not disorderly conduct. Adds a requirement that an arrest made for disorderly conduct related to the display of a dangerous weapon be reported to the Concealed Firearm Review Board. Requires the Concealed Firearm Review Board to submit an annual written report to the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee on arrests made for disorderly conduct related to the display of a dangerous weapon. Enacts a sunset review date. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0226
Title: Professional Licensing Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Valentine, John L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Provides that it is unprofessional conduct for a licensee who has had a license reinstated following disciplinary action, to practice an occupation or profession using a different name than the name used before the disciplinary action. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0232S01
Title: School Safety Tip Line
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Establishes the School Safety Tip Line Commission within the Office of the Attorney General. Requires the School Safety Tip Line Commission to: accomplish certain tasks; and report to the Education Interim Committee and the Executive Appropriations Committee. Establishes a repeal date. [FN: Assuming the School Safety Tip Line Commission meets four times, enactment of this bill may cost $6,200 from the General Fund to the House of Representatives and the Senate to pay compensation and expenses of Legislators appointed to the commission as outlined in the bill.]
SB0238
Title: Repeal of Substance Abuse Donation Fund
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Brown, Melvin R.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Repeals a provision providing for an interest-bearing expendable special revenue fund to be used by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.
SB0241
Title: County Jail Contracting Amendments
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dee, Brad L.
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Provides that a county may RELEASE a n umber of inmates from a county correctional facility if the state does not appropriate funds as specified. [FN: Assuming counties would only accept inmates at the rates specified in the bill, enacting this bill would cost the Department of Administrative Services - Finance Mandated - Jail Reimbursement about $3,692,000 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2015 for increased reimbursement rates. Certain county jails would receive additional revenue of about $3,692,000 as shown above.]
SB0241S01
Title: County Jail Contracting Amendments
Currently:Became Law w/o Governor Signature Dated:4/2/2014
Sponsor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dee, Brad L.
Party: Republican
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  • BECAME LAW WITHOUT GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE Provides that a county may release a number of inmates from a county correctional facility if the state does not appropriate funds as specified. Delays the dates by which the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice must compile information from reporting counties and then report to the Division of Finance. Delays by two weeks the statutory deadlines related to setting the final state daily incarceration rate. [FN: Assuming counties would only accept inmates at the rates specified in the bill, enacting this bill could cost the Department of Administrative Services - Finance Mandated - Jail Reimbursement up to $2,675,700 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2015 for increased reimbursement rates. Certain county jails could receive additional revenue of about $2,675,700.]
SB0251S01
Title: Amendments to Medicaid and Health Care
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
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  • Establishes a new premium partnership program to provide an individual who is not currently eligible for Medicaid and who is below 100% of the federal poverty level with a premium subsidy to enroll in a health benefit plan. Instructs the Utah Department of Health to obtain from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services within the United States Department of Health and Human Services waivers from federal law necessary to implement the premium partnership program. Provides the medically frail with the opportunity to enroll in Medicaid or the premium partnership program. Requires the Utah Department of Health to seek waivers that allow maximum flexibility in the benefit design, cost sharing requirements, and individual responsibility requirements of health benefit plans that may be selected by an eligible individual. Requires the Medicaid program to seek flexibility to develop a pilot program to integrate physical and behavioral health. Requires the Utah Department of Health to obtain the enhanced federal match rate for the expansion waiver. Requires the Utah Department of Health to follow the high impact federal funds approval process if the department does not obtain a waiver required by this bill. Sunsets the premium partnership program if federal participation in the program is reduced. [FN: If a federal waiver is received, this bill could increase total costs for Medicaid by an estimated $80 million in FY 2015 and $170 million in FY 2016. By FY 2021 the total cost increase could be around $300 million. In the first two fiscal years, federal funding will cover these cost increases and save the State General Fund $2,300,000 in FY 2015 and $5,100,000 in FY 2016. By FY 2021 the bill's General Fund cost could be an estimated $25 million. The bill could also reduce the Education Fund's cost share by $100,000 in FY 2015 and $200,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2015. Finally, the bill could reduce the cost share born by restricted funds by $250,000 in FY 2015 and $500,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016. Local government mental health and substance abuse services could be replaced for 2,200 individuals with full Medicaid coverage at a higher federal match rate which generates General Fund savings of about $400,000 one-time in FY 2015 and $800,000 for FY 2016. These savings then could decline annually beginning in FY 2017 to about $500,000 by FY 2021. County governments could also see savings for newly eligible inmates for Medicaid to cover some inpatient hospital medical costs. Could increase by up to $85 million for 59,800 individuals in FY 2015 and spending could increase to $300 million for 70,300 people by FY 2021.]
SB0253
Title: Distracted Driver Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/10/2014
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the list of activities taking place within a vehicle during a moving traffic violation that constitute careless driving. Amends what devices are included as examples of a handheld wireless communication device. Amends the exceptions to the prohibition on using a handheld wireless communication device. [FN: The amount local Justice Courts will collect per citation will be reduced from $310 to $135 (including the surcharge). It is not known how many convictions will result from the change in legislation. The amount individuals will pay per citation will be reduced from $310 to $135 (including the surcharge). It is not known how many convictions will result from the change in legislation.]
SB0253S01
Title: Distracted Driver Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Amends the list of activities taking place within a vehicle during a moving traffic violation that constitute careless driving. Amends the devices that are included as examples of a handheld wireless communication device. Amends the exceptions to the prohibition on using a handheld wireless communication device. Amends the penalties for violating the prohibition on using a handheld wireless communication device while operating a moving motor vehicle. [FN: Will likely reduce the amount the state will collect per applicable citation from $200 to $100.]
SB0256
Title: Asset Forfeiture Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2014
Sponsor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Knotwell, John
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Modifies the definition of a claimant of property seized for forfeiture. Reduces, and makes mandatory, the number of days within which a prosecutor must file a complaint for civil forfeiture. Provides that the prosecutor is not required to serve notice on a claimant who has disclaimed ownership of the seized property. Requires that service by publication must include a newspaper of general circulation. Provides that if the prosecuting attorney does not take a specified action regarding forfeiture of the property within 75 days after the seizure, the property shall be promptly returned and no further prosecutorial action may be taken. Requires that a prevailing property owner shall be awarded reasonable legal and attorney costs. Establishes limitations and procedural requirements regarding the transfer of seized property to the federal government. Limits the amount of forfeited property that may be applied to prosecutorial attorney fees to 20% of the value of the property. [FN: Will not impact the state budget. Limiting the amount of prosecutorial attorney fees that can be recouped from forfeited property will result in additional costs to local governments. The amount would be determined by the number and cost per case.]
SB0259
Title: Victim Reparations Fund Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2014
Sponsor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
Floor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Allocates appropriated funds under the Crime Victim Reparations Fund to the Office for Victims of Crime. EFFECTIVE date 7/1/2014. [FN: would require all money in the Crime Victim Reparations Fund to be used for victim reparations or services, thus shifting some administrative costs in the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice from the Crime Victim Reparations Fund to the General Fund. In FY 2014, this bill could shift $236,300. In FY 2015, this bill could shift $2,047,700 ongoing.]
SB0260
Title: Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Registration Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/13/2014
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires a sex offender to register the sex offender's driver license or identification card with the Department of Corrections. Requires the Department of Corrections to provide that the Sex Offender and Kidnap Offender Notification and Registration website be searchable by the offender's driver license number or identification card number by July 1, 2015. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0265
Title: Law Enforcement Services Account
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/31/2014
Sponsor: Robles, Luz
Party: Democratic
Floor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Provides that funds available in the Law Enforcement Services Account may be distributed to law enforcement agencies based on the average number of contracted occupied halfway house beds and the number of parole violator center beds occupied within their jurisdiction. [FN: Will not impact the state budget. Could change the distribution of funds to communities with halfway houses, as communities with parole violator centers will become eligible for funds.]
SB0268
Title: Prison Relocation Commission
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2014
Sponsor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
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  • GOVERNOR SIGNED AMENDED Enacts provisions creating the Prison Relocation Commission. Provides for commission membership, duties, and responsibilities. Requires the commission to study and make recommendations on how and where to move the state prison. Provides for the repeal of commission provisions. MONEY Appropriated in this Bill: This bill appropriates in fiscal year 2013-14: to the Senate, as a one-time appropriation: from the General Fund, $14,000, to pay salaries of senators serving on the Prison Relocation Commission; to the House of Representatives, as a one-time appropriation: from the General Fund, $19,000, to pay salaries of representatives serving on the Prison Relocation Commission; to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, as a one-time appropriation: from the General Fund, $50,000, to pay for staff services for the Prison Relocation Commission; and to the Division of Facilities Construction and Management, as a one-time appropriation: from the General Fund, $3,417,000, to pay for new prison siting services. [FN: Bill appropriates $5,083,000 from the General Fund, One-time in FY 2014 ($14,000 to the Senate, $19,000 to the House of Representatives, $50,000 to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, and $5,000,000 to the Division of Facilities Construction and Management) for commission costs and new prison siting services.]
SB0270
Title: Repeal of Prison Relocation and Development Authority
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:4/1/2014
Sponsor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOVERNOR SIGNED Repeals provisions relating to the Prison Relocation and Development Authority. [FN: Could reduce General Fund, One-time costs by $421,900 in FY 2014 and General Fund ongoing costs by $430,000 in FY 2015.]