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Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice - Legislative Tracking Report

CCJJ = Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
USC = Utah Sentencing Commission
USAAV = Utah Substance Abuse and Advisory Council
LELC = Law Enforcement Legislative Committee
UCV= Utah Council on Victims of Crime
UBJJ = Utah Board of Juvenile Justice
Positions
SUP = Support
S/C = Support in Concept
OPP = Oppose
N/P = No Position
HOLD = Hold for Further Review
PRI = Priority for Passage
--- = Beyond the Scope of the Committee
Bill No Title/Summary Sponsor/Party Positions
HB0013
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Event Permit Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/18/2016
Sponsor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
SUP
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N/P
S/C
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Modifies the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act requiring the director determine that adequate and appropriate control measures are in place to assure that minors will not be sold or furnished alcohol and adults are not over served when issuing event permits. The director is to determine the permit is not being used to circumvent other requirements. Requires the director to issue the permit if all requirements are met or requires the director deny the permit if requirements are not met. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0016
Title: Offender Registry Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2016
Sponsor: Draxler, Jack R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
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OPP
S/C
SUP
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED (removed juvenile reference) Adds the class A misdemeanor offenses of enticing a minor and voyeurism to the provisions allowing an offender to apply for removal from the registry five years after the offender completes the sentence and meets specified requirements. Provides that if an offender's petition to reduce the offender's time on the registry is denied, the offender may not petition again for three years. [FN: To the extent that certain offenders are removed from the sex offender and kidnapping registry, the Dept of Corrections will forgo revenue of $100/person/year however the total amount is indeterminable.]
HB0018S02
Title: Medicaid Preferred Drug List Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Ward, Raymond P.
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
SUP
SUP
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S/C
N/P
Comments:
  • AMENDED Amends definitions. Authorizes the Dept of Health to include psychotropic drugs on the Medicaid program's preferred drug list. Creates the Medicaid Preferred Drug List Restricted Account. Requires 40% of the savings attributable to this bill to be deposited into the account. Limits use of the account to appropriations to the Dept of Human Services.
HB0019
Title: Expungement Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
OPP
N/P
OPP
OPP
N/P
Comments:
  • Creates a new definition of "expunge" to completely remove from an agency’s records the petitioner’s criminal record when it includes any reference to a criminal investigation, detention, arrest, or conviction (rather than sealing or restricting access). Requires that an administrative agency remove information regarding expunged convictions from public databases. Creates a statement of legislative intent for expungement. Provides a stated purpose for expungement. [FN: Enactment of this bill requires a participating municipality to charge a disproportionate rental fee reduction if a residential landlord owns multiple properties that are in compliance with their respective city. Local government may receive less revenue due to the fee reduction, the amount will vary based on voluntary participation from cities.]
HB0022S01
Title: Civil Asset Forfeiture - Procedural Reforms
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
OPP
OPP
OPP
OPP
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Comments:
  • FAILED IN COMMITTEE: modifies the elements of qualifying as an innocent owner regarding property subject to forfeiture. requires a direct nexus of the property to a specific alleged criminal exchange or transaction, in order for the property to be forfeited. Modifies the definition of proceeds that are from an offense giving rise to a forfeiture. Requires the prosecutor to bring an action for civil forfeiture in a timely manner. Modifies the process for a claimant to bring an action to claim forfeited property. Provides that any person may assert an interest in seized property or file an answer to a forfeiture complaint without posting bond. Provides that the hardship provisions include use of funds to allow an individual to obtain a legal defense in the forfeiture proceeding or the related criminal proceeding and assets of a legitimate business. Provides that prejudgment interest shall be awarded, in addition to the current postjudgment interest. Removes the cap of 20% of the value of the property subject to forfeiture when awarding legal costs and attorney fees. Modifies the obligations of a claimant regarding illegal use of the property subject to forfeiture. Provides that the proceeds from civil forfeiture actions shall be placed in the Uniform School Fund, and that proceeds from criminal forfeiture actions shall continue to be placed in the Criminal Forfeiture Restricted account for use by the State Asset Forfeiture Program. Modifies the allocation of the proceeds from asset forfeiture to provide for: victim restitution; reimbursement of direct costs by the prosecuting agency and the law enforcement agencies involved in the case; and allocation of remaining proceeds to the Uniform School Fund. Provides that if the defendant is acquitted of the criminal charge subsequent to the civil forfeiture proceeding, the forfeited assets shall be returned and the defendant shall be reimbursed for costs as listed. [FN: Could reduce revenue to the State from civil forfeitures, from provisions that limit the type of property subject to civil forfeiture, increase the burden of proof for prosecutors, remove the current cap on property use for attorney fees, require restitution payments, and allow for prejudgment interest, among other provisions. The reduction in total state revenue cannot be determined at this time. This legislation could further redirect proceeds from civil forfeitures into the Uniform School Fund, rather than the Criminal Forfeiture Restricted Account. Based on historical collections, the transferred amount could be approximately $2 million beginning in FY 2017. Local law enforcement agencies and task forces could experience a decrease of approximately $800,000 and drug courts could experience a decrease of approximately $400,000 in total funding beginning in FY 2017 from the State Asset Forfeiture Grant Program. IND: Individuals involved in civil forfeiture cases could be more likely to retain their property and could have a greater amount of attorney fees, restitution, and interest awarded to them by the courts.]
HB0030
Title: Good Landlord Program Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Defines "residential landlord" as the owner of record of residential real property that is leased or rented to another; or a third-party provider that has an agreement with the owner of record to manage the owner's real property. Prohibits a municipality from requiring a residential landlord to deny tenancy to certain individuals (an individual released from probation or parole whose conviction date occurred more than four years before the date of tenancy). Prohibits a municipality from requiring a residential landlord to provide certain information on a tenant or on a contract with a tenant. [Permits a municipality to require a copy of an agreement between the owner of record of real property and a third-party provider who manages the property.] If a residential landlord owns multiple properties, requires a municipality to charge a disproportionate rental fee reduction for each property that is in compliance. [FN: No impact to the STATE budget. LOCAL: requires a participating municipality to charge a Disproportionate rental fee reduction if a residential landlord owns multiple properties that are in compliance with their respective city. Local government may receive less revenue due to the fee reduction, the amount will vary based on voluntary participation from cities. INDIVIDUALS: Residential landlords that are in compliance may receive a fee reduction for their rental properties.]
HB0058S02
Title: Hemp Extract Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
Floor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
N/P
SUP
N/P
N/P
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Amends the definition of "hemp extract" changing the composition of cannabidiol by weight from 15% to 5%. Modifies Title 63I, Chapter 1, Legislative Oversight and Sunset Act, by extending the repeal date of the Hemp Extract Registration Act to July 1, 2021. Modifies Title 63I, Chapter 1, Legislative Oversight and Sunset Act, by extending the repeal date of Section 58-37-4.3, Exemption for use or possession of hemp extract, to July 1, 2021. Requires the Dept of Health to request proposals to conduct a study of hemp extract. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0062
Title: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice - Statutory Reports Repeal
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2016
Sponsor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED ENROLLING AMENDED Eliminates the following annual agency reporting requirements: Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice report on the grants allocated from the Law Enforcement Operations Account; Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice report on the funds allocated from the Law Enforcement Services Account; Utah Substance Abuse Advisory Council written report on the implementation, impact, and results of the Drug Offender Reform Act; Utah Department of Corrections written report regarding the housing of state inmates in county jails; and Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice written report on the number of state parole and probationary inmates who are housed in county jails. [FN: No measurable impact to the state budget.]
HB0067
Title: Weapons on Public Transportation
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/30/2016
Sponsor: Thurston, Norman K
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
*HOLD
HOLD
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OPP
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HOLD
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Eliminates the prohibition of carrying a firearm on a bus with no criminal intent. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HB0068S01
Title: Post-exposure Blood Testing Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
S/C
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SUP
S/C
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Allows a LAW ENFORCEMENT agency to request a court order ON BEHALF of an emergency service provider authorizing a blood sample from an individual if, during the course of performing the provider's duties, the provider is significantly exposed to the individual's bodily fluids. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Commerce $24,900 one-time in FY 2017 from the Commerce Service Fund for programming changes. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.]
HB0073
Title: Financial Disclosure Modifications
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • FAILED IN COMMITTEE Modifies the information that a regulated officeholder is required to disclose on a financial disclosure form adding month and year information (violation is currently class B misdemeanor and civil penalty of $100). [FN: No measurable impact to the state budget.]
HB0074S01
Title: Uniform Power of Attorney Act
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2016
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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S/C
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Defines terms. Creates a framework to create a durable power of attorney. Sets requirements for execution and termination. Specifies the duties of an agent once the agent accepts appointment. Provides for judicial review. Describes the different types of grants of authority. Suggests a standardized form for powers of attorney. -- If the principal resides or is about to reside in a hospital, assisted living, skilled nursing, or similar facility, at the time of execution of the power of attorney, the principal may not name any agent that is the owner, operator, health care provider, or employee of the hospital, assisted living facility, skilled nursing, or similar residential care facility unless the agent is the spouse, legal guardian, next of kin of the principal, or unless the agent's authority is strictly limited to the purpose of assisting the principal to establish eligibility for Medicaid. A person who violates this provisions is guilty of a third degree felony. (New 3rd degree felony). [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0076
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Service Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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OPP
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N/P
Comments:
  • Addresses restrictions related to sitting at a bar structure. Exempts a restaurant from certain restrictions on the dispensing and storage of alcoholic products if the restaurant complies with certain requirements. Addresses a minor in a lounge or bar area of a restaurant. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HB0105
Title: Human Trafficking Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2016
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
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SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Provides that mistakenly believing a victim to be 18 years of age or older at the time of the alleged offense is not a defense to the crime of human trafficking of a child. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HB0106
Title: Securities Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/30/2016
Sponsor: Cunningham, Rich
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
OPP
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SUP
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Amends an exemption from licensing as an investment adviser in the state. Expands the sanctions that may be imposed by the Securities Commission. Clarifies that the division commences agency action. Provides that it is an unlawful act for a person to make a false or misleading statement during an examination or investigation. Modifies provisions applicable to registration by coordination. Repeals the cap on fines for violations that may be imposed by a court. Allows the aggregation of amounts of property, money, or other things unlawfully obtained through a series of acts or continuing course of business. Imposes a 10 year statute of limitation for administrative actions. For a series of acts or continuing course of business, provides that the statute of limitations begins to run after the last act in the series of acts or course of business. Codifies factors that the commission or a court may consider when determining the amount of a fine. [FN: No measurable impact to the state budget.]
HB0114
Title: Controlled Substance Reporting
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Ward, Raymond P.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
SUP
SUP
N/P
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Amends the requirement for a general acute hospital to report to the Div of Occupational and Professional Licensing admissions for poisoning or overdose involving a prescribed controlled substance. Requires courts to report to the division certain violations of the Utah Controlled Substances Act. Amends the purposes of the division's controlled substance database. Requires the division to enter into the database information it receives in reports by hospitals concerning persons admitted for poisoning involving a prescribed controlled substance. Requires the division to enter into the database information it receives in reports by courts concerning persons convicted for: driving under the influence of a prescribed controlled substance that renders the person incapable of safely operating a vehicle; driving while impaired, in whole or in part, by a prescribed controlled substance; or certain violations of the Utah Controlled Substances Act. [FN: Could reduce the Commerce Service Fund revenue transfer to the Gen Fund by $24,900 one-time in FY 2017. Could cost the Dept of Commerce $24,900 one-time in FY 2017 from the Commerce Service Fund for programming changes. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.]
HB0118S01
Title: Public Access of Administrative Action Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2016
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
*HOLD
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S/C
HOLD
N/P
HOLD
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Addresses access of information on public state-controlled websites. Addresses application of the Government Records Access and Management Act. Addresses the Open and Public Meetings Act. [FN: Could generate ongoing revenue of $167,000 beginning in FY 2017, onetime revenue of $95,000 in FY 2016, and one-time revenue of $587,500 in each of FY 2017 and FY 2018 from fees paid by persons who petition for removal of a record of administrative disciplinary action from public access as follows: 1. Commerce Service Account: $153,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2017, $95,000 one-time in FY 2016, and $459,000 one-time in each of FY 2017 and FY 2018; 2. Insurance Department Restricted Account: $14,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2017, $128,500 one-time in each of FY 2017 and FY 2018. Could cost the State $167,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 to process petitions for removal of records of administrative disciplinary action from public access. There could be one-time costs of $95,000 in FY 2016 and $587,500 in each of FY 2017 and FY 2018 to process petitions. These costs are as follows: 1. Department of Commerce: $153,000 ongoing from the Commerce Service Account beginning in FY 2017, $95,000 one-time from the Commerce Service Account in FY 2016 and $459,000 one-time from the Commerce Service Account in each of FY 2017 and FY 2018 (spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund); 2. Department of Insurance: $14,000 ongoing from the Insurance Department Restricted Account beginning in FY 2017, $128,500 one-time from the Insurance Department Restricted Account in each of FY 2017 and FY 2018. To the extent that petitioners appeal agency decisions regarding removal of records, the Office of the Attorney General could incur costs of about $700 per appeal to defend agencies'' decisions. IND: Could cost persons who petition for removal of a record of administrative disciplinary action from public access a total of $95,000 in FY 2016 and $754,500 in each of FY 2017 and FY 2018 (an estimated 750 petitioners each year) and a total of $167,000 annually thereafter (an estimated 75 petitioners annually).]
HB0120S01
Title: DUI Enforcement Funding Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
N/P
PRI
SUP
SUP
N/P
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Increases the administrative fee for impounding a vehicle due to an arrest, citation, or referral for administrative action for driving under the influence or reckless driving. Allocates the funds from the increased impound fee to the Dept of Public Safety Restricted Account. [FN: Based on previous years'' collections, enactment of this legislation may generate about $423,200 in ongoing revenue to the Transportation Fund - Public Safety Restricted Account beginning in FY 2017. To the extent that funding for additional DUI enforcement leads to increased fines, the DUI funding provided by this bill could generate $300 on average per incident in revenue to the General Fund. IND: Each year, about 8,500 individuals may pay an additional $50 in impound fees, totaling an estimated $423,200 beginning in FY 2017.]
HB0124S02
Title: Monitoring Equipment in a Care Facility
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2016
Sponsor: Hawkes, Timothy D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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SUP
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Allows a resident of an assisted living facility to install a video or audio monitoring device in the resident's room under certain conditions. Prohibits an assisted living facility from denying an individual admission to the facility or discharging a resident from the facility solely because the individual or resident wants to operate or install a monitoring device in the individual's or resident's room. Provides certain liability protections related to operating or installing a monitoring device in a resident's room. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0126S02
Title: Unmanned Aircraft Revisions
Currently:Bill Substituted by Conference Committee Dated:3/7/2016
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
Floor: Van Tassell, Kevin T.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
S/C
S/C
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SUP
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S/C
Comments:
  • Subject to certain exceptions, prohibits an individual from flying an unmanned aircraft within a specified distance of a wildland fire. Provides criminal penalties for certain violations of the provisions of this bill. (One new class A misdemeanor, one class B misdemeanor, one third degree felony, and one second degree felony.)
HB0126S03
Title: Unmanned Aircraft Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
Floor: Van Tassell, Kevin T.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED
HB0136S01
Title: Human Trafficking Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
OPP
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SUP
SUP
HOLD
Comments:
  • Provides that a criminal homicide caused by the commission of the offense of human trafficking, human trafficking of a child, or aggravated human trafficking is aggravated murder and may be charged as a capital felony. [FN: To the extent that one offender is charged under the conditions of the bill, this may cost the Courts $10,000 one-time from the General Fund for additional case processing and trial costs. May cost counties up to $500,000 one-time for additional prosecution and defense costs enhanced legal representation, witness costs, and other related costs.]
HB0137
Title: Restitution for Incarceration Costs Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
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HOLD
HOLD
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Comments:
  • Requires that the county sheriff provide written notice to a defendant of incarceration costs assessed under current state law. Provides that a defendant who is subject to incarceration costs may request an impecuniosity hearing for the court to determine if the costs should be reduced or waived under current statutory standard. Provides that incarceration costs are to be paid after victim restitution costs. [FN: Assuming about 1,000 hearings to determine inmate indigence, this may cost the Courts about $44,300 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2016. Offenders in county jails found impecunious through a hearing could avoid restitution of incarceration payments.]
HB0148S01
Title: Protective Order Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2016
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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PRI
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Amends protective order provisions for a dismissal in the case of a pending divorce proceeding under certain conditions. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0149S01
Title: Death Reporting and Investigation Information Regarding Controlled Substances
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/9/2016
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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N/P
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S/C
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Comments:
  • AMENDED Requires the medical examiner to provide a report to the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) when the medical examiner determines that a death resulted from poisoning or overdose involving a prescribed controlled substance. Requires that, when DOPL receives a report described in the preceding paragraph, DOPL shall notify each practitioner who may have written a prescription for the controlled substance involved in the poisoning or overdose. Allows probation and parole officers to obtain information in the controlled substance database without a warrant. Allows the division to provide information to law enforcement officers engaged in specified types of investigations.
HB0149S02
Title: Death Reporting and Investigation Information Regarding Controlled Substances
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED
HB0150
Title: Controlled Substance Prescription Notification
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2016
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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SUP
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N/P
N/P
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Amends the Controlled Substance Database Act to allow a person for whom a controlled substance is prescribed to designate a third party who is to be notified when a controlled substance prescription is dispensed to the person. ALLOWS the person to direct the division to discontinue providing the information. Requires that the division advise the person that if the person discontinues the notification, the third party will be advised of the discontinuance. Requires that the division comply with the direction and also notify the third party of the discontinuation. Authorizes the division to make administrative rules to facilitate implementation of this provision. [FN: Could reduce the Commerce Service Fund revenue transfer to the Gen Fund by $39,000 one-time in FY 2017. Could cost the Dept of Commerce $39,000 one-time in FY 2017 from the Commerce Service Fund for programming changes. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
HB0155S02
Title: Reporting of Child Pornography
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2016
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
OPP
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SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Requires that a computer technician who finds child pornography in the course of the technician's work shall report the finding to law enforcement or the federal cyber tip line for child pornography. provides that an employer may establish a procedure for the computer technician employee to report to a designated employee who will report the child pornography. Provides that the willful failure to report the child pornography is a class B misdemeanor. Provides immunity for a computer technician who reports in good faith or acting in good faith does not make a report. Specifies that Internet service providers, including hosting services, are not liable under this section if the provider reports child pornography in compliance with specified federal law. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0157S02
Title: Age Limit for Tobacco and Related Products
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
SUP
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N/P
Comments:
  • FAILED Prohibits the distribution or sale of tobacco, e-cigarettes, or tobacco paraphernalia to an individual less than 21 years of age. Makes corresponding changes to municipalities' authority to regulate tobacco. Makes corresponding changes to the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, enforcement provisions of the Utah Health Code, tobacco program requirements, the Driver Licensing Act, the Cigarette and Tobacco Tax and Licensing Act, the Utah Criminal Code, and provisions relating to the investigation of sales to underage individuals. [FN: May reduce tax revenue to the General Fund by about $2,040,800 beginning in FY 2019 due to decreased tobacco and related product sales. Approximately 4,150 individuals could forgo paying tax on tobacco and related products for a tax savings of about $530/person/year or about $2.196 million total beginning in FY 2019.]
HB0160S03
Title: Justice Court Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2016
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
S/C
N/P
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SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Requires justice court judges in counties of the first and second class to have graduated from law school. Allows current justice court judges to remain on the bench until they leave. Permits certain political subdivisions with more than one justice court to initiate reductions in force. [FN: Will not impact state budget.]
HB0165
Title: Garnishment Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2016
Sponsor: Dee, Brad L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
S/C
N/P
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SUP
S/C
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Disability benefits, as described in Subsection (1)(a)(iii)(A), and veterans benefits,as described in Subsection (1)(a)(v), may be garnished on behalf of a child victim if the person receiving the benefits has been convicted of a felony sex offense against a child and ordered by the convicting court to pay restitution to the victim. The exemption from execution under this section shall be reinstated upon payment of the restitution in full. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HB0166
Title: Metal Theft Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Lifferth, David E.
Party: Republican
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  • A dealer shall hold any form of copper wire for three business days after the dealer purchases or otherwise accepts the copper wire. A violation of this section is a class B misdemeanor. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HB0172S01
Title: Public Assistance Benefits Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • GOV SIGNED Defines "licensed clinical therapist." Modifies the requirements to receive cash assistance under the state's Family Employment Program. Modifies when an individual receiving cash assistance under the Family Employment Program must take a written questionnaire designed to determine the likelihood of the applicant having a substance use disorder. Requires that an individual be evaluated by a licensed clinical therapist before an individual may be required to take a drug test as a condition of continuing to receive cash assistance under the Family Employment Program. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Workforce Services $90,700 in federal funds ongoing and $3,400 in federal funds one-time beginning in FY 2017 for additional substance abuse assessments.]
HB0179S01
Title: Consensual Sexual Activity of a Minor
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2016
Sponsor: Nelson, Merrill F.
Party: Republican
Floor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Modifies the definition of sexual abuse of a minor regarding the age differential between the offender and the victim to FOUR years. Modifies offender registration requirements regarding a first offense of sexual abuse of a minor. [FN: To the extent that more offenders go to jail as a condition of probation resulting from the increased level of charges under this bill, county jails could experience costs of about $12,000 per conviction for housing and managing offenders.]
HB0181
Title: Physical Control in Schools Amendments
Currently:House/ comm rpt/ substituted/ amended Dated:3/7/2016
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
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  • Prohibits the use of physical restraint or force to protect property from being damaged. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0181S01
Title: Physical Control in Schools Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
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  • Substituted after last meeting.
HB0189S01
Title: Motor Vehicle Impound Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2016
Sponsor: Handy, Stephen G.
Party: Republican
Floor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Amends the sentencing requirements for DUI convictions by requiring payment of the administrative impound fee and towing and storage fees by the person convicted. Requires the Motor Vehicle Division to provide notification to a dealer who has issued a temporary permit for a car that is towed and impounded. [FN: Will not materially impact the state budget. IND: In the case that an individual is arrested and convicted on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge, in a vehicle belonging to someone else, the vehicle owner may be less likely to bear the administrative impound, towing, and storage costs. The number of individuals impacted by this cost shift cannot be determined at this time.]
HB0191S01
Title: Interlock Restricted Driver Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2016
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED ENROLLED Defines "employer verification." Requires an interlock restricted driver to have written verification of certain information from the driver's employer in the driver's possession while operating the employer's motor vehicle. Requires the Driver License Division to post the ignition interlock restriction on a person's electronic record that is available to law enforcement. Amends the requirements for an affirmative defense to an interlock restricted driver violation. Amends the requirements for the Driver License Division to clear the suspension for an interlock restricted driver violation. Requires the Driver License Division to suspend the driving privileges of an interlock restricted driver in certain circumstances. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Public Safety approximately $8,000 one-time in FY2016 from the Public Safety Restricted Account for programming changes to allow posting an ignition interlock restriction on an individual''s electronic record.]
HB0192S02
Title: Opiate Overdose Response Act -- Pilot Program and Other Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/8/2016
Sponsor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • Renames the Emergency Administration of Opiate Antagonist Act as the Opiate Overdose Response Act. Amends definitions and liability provisions. Creates the Opiate Overdose Outreach Pilot Program within the Dept of Health. Specifies how money appropriated for the program may be used. Authorizes the department to make grants through the program to persons who may be in a position to assist an individual who is at increased risk of experiencing an opiate-related drug overdose event. Specifies how grants may be used. Requires annual reporting by grantees. Requires rulemaking by the Dept of Health. Requires annual reporting on the program by the Dept of Health. Designates program funding as nonlapsing. [FN: Appropriates $500,000 ongoing and $500,000 one-time Gen Fund in FY 2017 to the Dept of Health for grants to persons who may be in a position to assist an individual who is at increased risk of experiencing an opiate-related drug overdose event and to promote public awareness.]
HB0192S03
Title: Opiate Overdose Response Act -- Pilot Program and Other Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2016
Sponsor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
HB0197S02
Title: Lobbying by State Agencies Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
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  • Prohibits an employee of the state from engaging in lobbying on a legislative action. Provides exceptions - Lobbying does not include requesting a legislator to sponsor legislation; testifying before a legislative body; answering questions asked by a legislator. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0206S01
Title: Human Trafficking Safe Harbor Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Requires the Division of Child and Family Services to provide services to a child who is engaged in prostitution or sexual solicitation and has been referred to the division. Provides that any child engaged in prostitution or sexual solicitation may not be subject to delinquency proceedings. Amends the definition of abuse in the Juvenile Court Act to include human trafficking of a child for sexual exploitation. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0207
Title: Fourth District Juvenile Court Judge
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/17/2016
Sponsor: Sanpei, Dean
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Creates a new judge in the fourth district juvenile court. [FN: could cost the Courts $341,400 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2017 for one judge and one clerk. To the extent that an additional attorney from the Office of the Attorney General is required to provide legal representation for those involved in juvenile-related cases with the addition of a new juvenile court judge, costs for the Office of the Attorney General could increase by $177,000 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2017.]
HB0214S02
Title: Protective Order Modifications
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Pitcher, Dixon M.
Party: Republican
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  • FAILED IN COMMITTEE Amends the definition of "abuse" as it relates to child protective orders.
HB0225
Title: Cybercrime Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Lifferth, David E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Defines critical infrastructure regarding computer crimes and creates the offense of interfering electronically or by computer with critical infrastructure. Defines a denial of service and provides a penalty for causing a denial of service. Provides that reporting a false emergency situation involving violence or harm, and also reporting that the nonexistent emergency is at a specified location, is a criminal offense. Modifies an element of computer crimes to include a person who acts WITHOUT authorization, OR whose acts exceed authorization and who commits a crime. Modifies the reporting procedure for computer crime offenses INCLUDING reporting by state agencies. Modifies the offense of electronic communication harassment to include distribution of personal identifying information. [Three new 3rd degree felonies, one new 2nd degree felony.] [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0228S02
Title: Alcohol Modifications
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2016
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
Floor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Clarifies provisions related to unlawful sale or furnishing of alcoholic products. Authorizes tastings by manufacturing licensees under certain conditions. Addresses when a manufacturing licensee may allow staff to consume alcoholic products. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Alcoholic Beverage Control $5,000 from the Liquor Control Fund beginning in FY 2017 for staff support related to the provisions of the bill. The Dept has indicated that they can reallocate the necessary resources internally. Spending from the Liquor Control Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
HB0229S01
Title: System of Care Development
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • Clarifies the authority of the Dept of Human Services related to developing a system of care for minors with complex emotional and behavioral needs. Modifies the components of a system of care. Authorizes the department to develop an information technology infrastructure to implement the system of care. [FN: Could cost the Department of Human Services $1,797,200 one-time from the Gen Fund in FY 2017 to put in place the interfaces and infrastructure required by this bill.]
HB0236S03
Title: Charitable Prescription Drug Recycling Program
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/30/2016
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Defines terms. Directs the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) to make rules, in consultation with the Utah State Board of Pharmacy, to create a charitable prescription drug recycling program. Establishes criteria for prescription drugs eligible for the program. Establishes requirements for donors and pharmacies. Limits the liability of program participants and drug manufacturers. Directs DOPL to make rules establishing certain requirements, standards, procedures, and processes. [FN: Could cost the Department of Commerce $1,200 ongoing from the Commerce Service Fund beginning in FY 2017 and $8,200 one-time in FY 2017 to oversee the drug recycling program established in the bill. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
HB0238
Title: Opiate Overdose Response Act -- Overdose Outreach Providers and Other Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/9/2016
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Renames the Emergency Administration of Opiate Antagonist Act as the Opiate Overdose Response Act. Amends definitions. Amends civil liability provisions. Authorizes an overdose outreach provider to furnish an opiate antagonist without civil liability. Requires an overdose outreach provider to furnish instruction on how to recognize and respond appropriately to an opiate-related drug overdose event. Exempts an overdose outreach provider from licensure under the Pharmacy Practice Act. Specifies that the prescribing or dispensing of an opiate antagonist by a dentist is not unprofessional or unlawful conduct. [FN: The State of Utah may see an increase per covered member with health insurance of $0.04 due to increased utilization of opiate antagonists. The ongoing costs to the State beginning in FY 2017 may be about $1,300 in state funds ($2,400 total funds). Local governments that pay for health insurance for their employees may see an increase per covered member of $0.04 due to increased utilization of opiate antagonists (using PEHP as the approximation of other organizations'' costs). There will likely be a wide variety of costs depending on the cost sharing provisions. IND: Businesses that pay for health insurance for their employees may see an increase per covered member of $0.04 due to increased utilization of opiate antagonists (using PEHP as the approximation of other organizations' costs). There will likely be a wide variety of costs depending on the cost sharing provisions.]
HB0238S01
Title: Opiate Overdose Response Act -- Overdose Outreach Providers and Other Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2016
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
HB0239
Title: Access to Opioid Prescription Information via Practitioner Data Management Systems
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Requires the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing within the Dept of Commerce to make opioid prescription data information in its controlled substance database accessible to an opioid prescriber or pharmacist via the prescriber's or pharmacist's electronic data system. Limits access to and use of the information by an electronic data system, a prescriber, or a pharmacist in accordance with rules established by the division. Requires rulemaking by the division. Requires the division to periodically audit use of the information. Amends Controlled Substance Database Act penalty provisions. [New 3rd degree felony; new class C misdemeanor.] [FN; Could cost the Dept of Commerce $73,200 in FY 2017 and $18,500 each year thereafter from the Commerce Service Fund for database programming changes and required compliance audits. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund. IND: Certain business may pay for programming expenses to interface with Controlled Substance database, however the amount is indeterminable.]
HB0240
Title: Opiate Overdose Response Act -- Standing Orders and Other Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2016
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Renames the Emergency Administration of Opiate Antagonist Act as the Opiate Overdose Response Act. Amends definitions. Authorizes the use of a standing prescription drug order issued by a physician to dispense an opioid antagonist. [FN: Would reduce annual year end transfers to the Gen Fund from the Commerce Service Account by $1,500 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 and by $2,400 one-time in FY 2017. The State of Utah may see an increase per covered member with health insurance of $0.04 due to increased utilization of opiate antagonists. The ongoing costs to the State beginning in FY 2017 may be about $1,300 in state funds ($2,400 total funds). Additionally, enactment of this legislation may cost the Dept of Commerce''s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing $1,500 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 and one-time costs of $2,400 in FY 2017 from the Commerce Service Account to develop a protocol for standing prescription drug orders for an opiate antagonist and increased investigations to ensure compliance. Local governments that pay for health insurance for their employees may see an increase per covered member of $0.04 due to increased utilization of opiate antagonists (using PEHP as the approximation of other organizations'' costs). There will likely be a wide variety of costs depending on the cost sharing provisions. IND: Businesses that pay for health insurance for their employees may see an increase per covered member of $0.04 due to increased utilization of opiate antagonists (using PEHP as the approximation of other organizations'' costs). There will likely be a wide variety of costs depending on the cost sharing provisions.]
HB0245
Title: Local Health Department Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Dee, Brad L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Provides a county the option to create a united local health department, which combines the local health department with the local substance abuse authority and the local mental health authority. Permits multiple counties to join together in an interlocal agreement to form a multicounty united local health department. Requires a united local health department to coordinate the duties of a local health department, a local mental health authority, and a local substance abuse authority. Provides that the governing body of a county may select the executive director of a united local health department. Amends the types of funds that may be established and maintained by a united local health department. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0246
Title: Reproductive Health Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
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  • FAILED IN COMMITTEE Directs the Division of Health Care Financing to seek a waiver for family planning services. Establishes requirements for comprehensive human sexuality education. Requires the State Instructional Materials Commission to consult with parents and others when evaluating comprehensive human sexuality curriculum. Prohibits a school from receiving federal abstinence education funding. Repeals certain criminal provisions regarding contraceptive and abortion services. [FN: May cost the Dept of Health one-time computer programming costs of $43,800 Gen Fund and $206,200 federal funds in FY 2017 and ongoing costs beginning in FY2017 of $500,000 General Fund and $4,500,000 federal funds to provide family planning services to low income individuals who do not qualify for Medicaid. Additionally, enactment of this bill might cost the State Board of Education $90,000 one-time Education Fund to establish curriculum requirements for a comprehensive human sexuality education curriculum. Of this amount the State Board of Education believes it can absorb $65,000 because that work would be done by staff currently assigned to this kind of work. Local education agencies might incur costs similar to the State Board of Education (up to $25,000 onetime) to develop curriculum for a comprehensive human sexuality education curriculum.]
HB0252
Title: Intellectual Disability Terminology Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED This bill replaces the term "mental retardation" and its variations with "intellectual disability." [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0259S01
Title: Substance Abuse Treatment Fraud
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2016
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
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  • GOV SIGNED Amends the definition "recovery residence" in the Licensure of Programs and Facilities chapter of the Utah Human Services Code. Amends provisions related to violations, penalties, and liability of human services programs. Requires the Office of Licensing, Department of Human Services (office), to make rules establishing: what constitutes an "outpatient treatment program"; a procedure requiring a licensee to provide an insurer the licensee's records related to any services or supplies billed to the insurer; and a protocol for the office to investigate and process complaints about licensees. Directs the office to electronically post notices of agency action on the office's website. Directs the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Department of Human Services, to make rules to develop minimum standards for licensed public and private providers of substance abuse and mental health programs. [FN: State expenditures could be impacted for the Office of Licensing in the Department of Human Services for additional licensing and monitoring of residential treatment facilities and related additional technology at a cost of $313,600 ongoing General Fund beginning in FY 2017 and $581,000 one-time General Fund in FY 2017. State expenditures will also be impacted by increased Department of Insurance costs from the Insurance Department Restricted Account of $7,300 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 for dispute resolution. Spending from the Insurance Department Restricted Account impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.]
HB0260
Title: Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Gibson, Francis D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Provides that jurors, court employees, and counsel are not subject to criminal or civil liability for viewing child pornography when acting within the course of the judicial process. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0263
Title: Fraud Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Modifies an offense regarding an identification document to provide that the possession of a stolen or forged identification document with the intent to transfer the document is an offense, in addition to the current offense of the actual transfer of a stolen or forged identification document. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0264
Title: End of Life Options Act
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Chavez-Houck, Rebecca
Party: Democratic
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  • Designates when an individual may make a request for medication. Establishes attending physician responsibilities. Requires a consulting physician confirmation. Provides for a counseling referral when needed. Requires an informed decision. Encourages family notification.Requires a written and oral request and ability to rescind the request at any time. Requires waiting periods. Includes: documentation and reporting requirements; and a requirement that the patient be a resident of the state. Establishes the effect of the decision to end an individual's life on wills, contracts, and insurance or annuity contracts. Provides limited immunities and procedures for permissible sanctions. Prohibits euthanasia or mercy killing. Establishes criminal penalties for certain actions (two new First Degree Felonies). Provides a uniform form for patient consent. [FN: May cost the Dept of Health $12,000 from the Gen Fund onetime in FY 2016 to develop a database and $12,000 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY2017 for 0.2 full time equivalent employees to register clients.]
HB0265S01
Title: Mental Health Practitioner Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/30/2016
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Requires the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing within the Dept of Commerce to issue a tax credit certificate to a psychiatrist or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who submits an application to the division and provides certain information to the division. Defines terms. Creates a refundable state income tax credit for a psychiatrist or a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who begins a new practice in the state. Creates a refundable state income tax credit for a psychiatrist or a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who provides mental health services to an underserved population in the state. Creates a refundable state income tax credit for a volunteer retired psychiatrist who provides mental health services to an underserved population. Limits the number of years in which the income tax credits may be claimed. [FN: Could result in a loss of revenue to the Education Fund of $330,000 annually beginning in FY 2018. There is also a potential forgone revenue impact of $18,000 in beginning in FY 2018 from new psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse licensees who will be eligible for a new practice credit. Enactment of this bill could also decrease year-end transfers to the General Fund by $2,100 annually beginning in FY 2018.]
HB0269
Title: Recycling of Copper Wire
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2016
Sponsor: Cox, Fred C.
Party: Republican
Floor: Jenkins, Scott K.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED States that a dealer or seller who is convicted of a misdemeanor under Title 76,Chapter 6, Part 14, Regulation of Metal Dealers, is also subject to a mandatory fine. [FN: Based off of one demonstrated case in 2015, the bill could generate $1,300 in ongoing Gen Fund revenue in FY 2017, with an additional $1,100 collected to various restricted accounts.]
HB0274S01
Title: Involuntary Civil Commitment Modifications
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends a provision relating to the maximum number of hours an adult may be held in temporary, involuntary commitment by a local mental health authority. Up to 72 hours if the local mental health authority believes that the individual has a mental illness and, because of the individual's mental illness, is likely to injure self or others if not restrained. Extends the time for Local Area Plans to be submitted from March 1 to 15th. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0281
Title: Bigamy Offense Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Noel, Michael E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Revises the definition of bigamy - person is guilty of bigamy when, knowing the person has a husband or wife or knowing the other person has a husband or wife, the person purports to marry and cohabitates with the other person. Modifies the criminal penalty BACK to a third degree felony. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0284S03
Title: Injured Wildlife Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Lifferth, David E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
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  • Permits a person to humanely kill seriously injured wildlife under certain circumstances. Makes humanely killing seriously injured wildlife: a defense to the crime of cruelty to animals; and an exception to the prohibition against discharging a firearm from or upon a highway. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0286
Title: Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the Traffic Code as it relates to the operator of a vehicle approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle to reduce the speed of the vehicle to a speed that is reasonably safe based on conditions that exist (expands on element of class C misdemeanor). [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0297
Title: Bail Bond Amendments
Currently:Senate/ comm rpt/ substituted Dated:3/7/2016
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Provides that a person may post bail by written undertaking or an equal amount of cash bail. Provides that the clerk of the court shall enter a bench warrant for a person who posts bail and fails to appear as required and that the bench warrant shall be entered: on the statewide warrant system if the original offense was a felony. Eliminates the provision that a surety may request an extension of the six-month period to bring a defendant before the court or a county sheriff if the defendant failed to appear as required by the court. [FN; IND This legislation requires that cash-only bail amounts are equivalent to written undertakings and that written undertakings involve sureties. The result could be an undetermined amount of additional costs for defendants and corresponding additional revenue for bail bond sureties.]
HB0297S01
Title: Bail Bond Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
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  • Substituted after the final committee meeting.
HB0300S01
Title: Body-worn Cameras for Law Enforcement Officers
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/30/2016
Sponsor: McCay, Daniel
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED That a law enforcement agency that uses body-worn cameras worn by law enforcement officers shall have a written policy governing the use of body-worn cameras that meets or exceeds the minimum guidelines provided. Minimum guidelines for the activation or use of body-worn cameras. The prohibited uses of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers. [FN: Could cost a law enforcement agency an amount associated with developing and following a policy on the use of body-worn cameras but only should that agency elect to use body-worn cameras.]
HB0302
Title: Utah Medicaid Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Ward, Raymond P.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the Department of Health to apply to the federal government for waivers from federal law necessary to implement Medicaid expansion. Defines terms. Describes the terms of the Medicaid waiver, which: establishes an alternative health benefit package for Medicaid enrollees using premium subsidies to purchase commercial health insurance policies; seeks waivers for certain cost sharing requirements; enrolls individuals into employer sponsored insurance, if available, and with cost sharing protections for the individual when required by the federal Medicaid program; prohibits reimbursement for emergency room facility charges if the visit is not an emergency; prohibits reimbursement for non-emergency transportation; keeps families together in one policy in most circumstances; requires an enrollee to be offered work assistance; requires the division to apply for waivers from CMS after January 1, 2017, to cover up to 100% of the federal poverty level at the full match rate; and rolls back expansion to 100% of the federal poverty level if the cost of providing full expansion coverage equals or exceeds the cost of providing coverage up to 100% of the federal poverty level. Establishes an inpatient hospital assessment, the proceeds of which shall be deposited into the Medicaid Expansion Fund. Establishes an electronic cigarette tax: defines terms; addresses licensing issues; deposits the proceeds into the Medicaid Expansion Fund. [FN: May generate about $12 million in FY 2017 and $14 million ongoing beginning in FY 2018 from a new tax on electronic cigarette products or nontherapeutic nicotine inhalers with revenues deposited into the newly-created Medicaid Expansion Fund. Additionally, this legislation may generate about $3.6 million in ongoing revenues beginning in FY 2017 for the newlycreated Medicaid Expansion Fund from the inpatient hospital assessment created by the bill. Further this bill deposits the ongoing savings attributable to Utah Medicaid Expansion in the amount of $15.0 million beginning in FY 2017 into the newly-created Medicaid Expansion Fund. Enactment of this bill could increase federal funds receipts by the following amounts: $2.9 million in FY 2016, $331.2 million in FY 2017, $428.6 million in FY 2018, and $560 million in FY 2022. Finally, enactment of this legislation could reduce year-end transfers to the General Fund from the Insurance Dept Restricted Account by $5,600 one-time in FY 2016. Local government mental health and substance abuse services will be replaced with full Medicaid coverage at a higher federal match rate for an estimated 10,600 individuals, which generates Gen Fund savings of about $2,000,000 in FY 2017. These savings then decline annually beginning in FY 2018 to about $1,500,000 by FY 2022. County governments will also see savings for newly eligible inmates for Medicaid to cover some inpatient hospital medical costs. The revenues of $12 million in FY 2017 and ongoing of $14 million beginning in FY 2018 come from the new tax on electronic cigarette products or nontherapeutic nicotine inhalers paid by manufacturers, jobbers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, users, or consumers. Further, the new ongoing revenues of about $3.6 million beginning in FY 2017 for the new inpatient hospital assessment will be paid by privately-owned hospitals at rate of $17.04 per discharge. Up to 72,500 recipients could begin paying existing Medicaid co-pays and other related costs beginning in FY 2017 in exchange for expanded services.]
HB0308
Title: Disease Prevention and Substance Abuse Reduction Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2016
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Authorizes the operation of syringe exchange programs in the state. Specifies the requirements a syringe exchange program must meet. Requires the department to report to the Legislature every two years on the activities and outcomes of syringe programs operating in the state. [FN; This bill allows the Dept of Health to operate a needle exchange program. If the Dept were to execute this option, it could incur ongoing costs from the Gen Fund of around $100,000 per year. A local health department or local substance abuse authority may incur ongoing costs of up to $100,000 per year to operate a syringe exchange program.]
HB0311
Title: White Collar Crime Registry Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2016
Sponsor: McKell, Mike K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Authorizes the disclosure of certain driver license information to the attorney general to be posted to the Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry. Authorizes the attorney general to obtain specified offender information from court records, prison or jail booking records, driver license records, and other sources. Provides that an offender who fails to register as required is considered to have consented to the release of specified information. SPECIFIES the situations when a driver license photograph may be posted. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0315
Title: Bee Keeping Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: McIff, Kay L.
Party: Republican
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  • Renames the act to the Utah Bee Inspection and Registration Act. Changes the registration requirements for commercial beekeepers. Creates a registration time period for new and renewal registrations. Describes a process for moving an apiary. States that a violation of the act is a class B misdemeanor. Sets an administrative fine ($1,000) for a violation of the act. [FN: This legislation appropriates to the Dept of Agriculture and Food $25,000 one-time from the Gen Fund for FY 2016, and could cost the department additional $28,500 ongoing from Dedicated Credits, starting in FY 2017. IND: Likely will result in additional costs to some commercial beekeepers. The projected costs for a beekeeper is $19 per commercial apiary, with estimated total impact on the industry in Utah of $28,500 per year.]
HB0317S02
Title: Offenses Against the Person Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • Creates the offense of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation as a class A misdemeanor. Creates the offense of strangulation as a third degree felony.
HB0323S01
Title: Continuing Care Retirement Community Amendments
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/7/2016
Sponsor: Tanner, Earl D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
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  • Creates a continuing care advisory committee. Provides operating requirements for a continuing care provider. Requires a continuing care provider to register with the Insurance Department. Provides form and content requirements for a continuing care contract. Requires a continuing care provider to maintain an escrow account for certain resident fees. Requires a continuing care provider to maintain reserve escrow accounts for certain financing and operations expenses. Requires a continuing care provider to make certain disclosures. Provides requirements for a successor to a continuing care provider's assets. Grants rulemaking and enforcement authority to the Insurance Department. Provides that the Insurance Department may place a continuing care facility under supervision, rehabilitation, or liquidation under certain circumstances. Imposes criminal and civil penalties. Creates a private right of action. (New class B misdemeanor.) [FN: Could cost the Department of Insurance $1,400 one-time in FY 2016 from the Insurance Department Restricted Account for rule development and program implementation. There could also be ongoing costs of $9,300 for company examinations authorized in the bill. The ongoing costs would be covered by the fees authorized in the bill. Spending from the Insurance Department Restricted Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund. The bill could also cost the Attorney General approximately $700 annually to provide staff support to the Insurance Department for the meetings and for rule development.]
HB0323S03
Title: Continuing Care Retirement Community Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2016
Sponsor: Tanner, Earl D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
HB0333
Title: Electronic Cigarette Products, Nicotine Inhalers, and Related Revenue Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • Creates the Rural Health Care Access Restricted Account funded primarily from revenues from the taxation of electronic cigarette products and nicotine inhalers. Creates a pilot project funded from the Rural Health Care Access Restricted Account. Modifies definition provisions. Modifies invoice requirements. Addresses licensing issues. Imposes a tax on certain electronic cigarette products and nicotine inhalers. Creates the Electronic Cigarette Product and Nicotine Inhaler Restricted Account. Addresses deposit and use of revenues from the taxation of electronic cigarette products and substances and nicotine inhalers. Includes electronic cigarette products as tobacco paraphernalia. Provides a repeal date for the Rural Health Care Access Restricted Account and pilot project. [FN: Expands the cigarette and tobacco tax to include e-cigarette products which would be taxed at a rate of .86 of manufacturer''s sales price with revenues to be deposited into the Electronic Cigarette Product and Nicotine Inhaler Tax Restricted Account. Revenues deposited into this account shall be distributed as specified in the bill. It is estimated that taxing e-cigarette products would generate approximately $11,100,000 in FY 2017 and $11,600,000 in FY 2018. IND: Would impose a tax on e-cigarette products of .86 of manufacturer''s price. It is estimated that Utah consumers would pay $11,100,000 more in tax on these products in FY 2017 and $11,600,000 in FY 2018.]
HB0335
Title: Public Education Curriculum Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the State Board of Education to report on certain curriculum, instructional, and training materials to the Education Interim Committee. Amends parent or guardian consent requirements for a student to receive child sexual abuse prevention instruction. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0342
Title: Substance Abuse Programs Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2016
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Changes the name of the Utah Substance Abuse Advisory Council to the Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council. Modifies the membership of the Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council. Changes the title of the Drug Offender Reform Act to the Drug-Related Offenses Reform Act. Expands the application of the Drug-Related Offenses Reform Act beyond persons convicted of a felony to any convicted offenders determined to be eligible under the implementation plan developed by the Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council. [FN: Could cost the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice about $1,200 ongoing from the General Fund for per diem and travel costs beginning in FY 2017.]
HB0344S01
Title: Move over Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/18/2016
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Amends the Traffic Code to allow the operator of a vehicle to cross the double white lines of an HOV lane to ensure the safety of emergency vehicles and emergency services personnel. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0355
Title: Peace Officer Situational Training
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/30/2016
Sponsor: Gibson, Francis D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Authorizes the attorney general to establish a training center and provide resources regarding law enforcement use of force. Provides that the attorney general will make available statewide training and informational materials regarding the use of force by law enforcement officers. Authorizes the attorney general to employ the necessary staff for the training center. [FN: Could cost the Office of the Attorney General $320,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 and $55,000 one-time in FY 2017 from the General Fund to establish and operate a training center for law enforcement officers regarding lawful use of force. Ongoing expenditures would cover two FTEs, simulator software updates and maintenance, financial assistance for travel expenses for officers, overtime staff costs for after-hours training sessions, training materials, and staff in-state travel. One-time expenditures would cover one vehicle, development of training materials, officer and technology equipment, office furnishings, and initial software costs.]
HB0358S01
Title: Student Privacy Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/9/2016
Sponsor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
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  • Enacts the Student Data Protection Act. Defines terms. Provides for student data protection governance at the state and local levels. Enacts requirements for data protection and maintenance by state and local education entities and third-party contractors. Enacts penalties. Gives rulemaking authority. Amends provisions related to student privacy. Enacts a requirement for notice given to a parent or guardian before a student is required to take a certain type of survey. [FN: This bill appropriates $800,000 ongoing from the Education Fund beginning in FY 2017 to the State Board of Education to administer the Student Data Protection Act.]
HB0358S03
Title: Student Privacy Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2016
Sponsor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
HB0362
Title: Traffic Citation Hearing Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Ward, Raymond P.
Party: Republican
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  • Allows a person to skip a justice court trial when pleading not guilty to a traffic citation. [FN: Could cost the Courts $186,300 in FY 2016 and $1,511,000 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2017 for additional workload of processing new cases at state district courts (assuming 10% of current cases at local justice courts shift to state district courts). Could reduce case processing costs (assuming 10% of current cases at local justice courts shift to state district courts and similar costs as district courts) by $186,300 in FY 2016 and $1,511,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 in local justice courts statewide. In addition, local justice justice could forgo fine revenue collections of about $142,900 in FY 2016 and $1,159,200 beginning in FY 2017.]
HB0369S01
Title: Electronic Device Location Data Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2016
Sponsor: Knotwell, John
Party: Republican
Floor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Allows a government entity to collect anonymous electronic data. Prohibits the use of the collected data in a judicial proceeding. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0371S01
Title: Human Services Licensee and Contractor Screening Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Sanpei, Dean
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Requires contractors who have access to certain vulnerable populations to: submit certain information for background screening to the Office of Licensing within the Department of Human Services; and comply with certain requirements and restrictions regarding certain vulnerable populations. Requires the Office of Licensing within the Department of Human Services to follow certain procedures regarding contractors who have access to certain vulnerable populations. Amends the Juvenile Court Act regarding records access for certain background screening. [FN: If this legislation passes, state expenditures will be impacted by an increase in additional background checks performed by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and the FBI by $1,700 ongoing beginning in FY 2017. IND: likely will not result in direct, measurable expenditures by Utah businesses. An estimated 50 new individuals will pay the $34.75 fee for the background check, for a total of $1,700.]
HB0373
Title: Missing and Exploited Children's Day
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Handy, Stephen G.
Party: Republican
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that Rachael Runyan/Missing and Exploited Children's Day shall be commemorated annually on August 26. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0375S03
Title: Prescription Drug Abuse Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2016
Sponsor: Christensen, LaVar
Party: Republican
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Amends the Controlled Substances Database Act to promote utilization of the controlled substances database to prevent opioid abuse. Requires a dispenser to contact the prescriber if the controlled substance database suggests potential prescription drug abuse. Limits liability for prescribers and dispensers who contribute to and use the database. [FN: Could cost the Department of Commerce $8,600 ongoing beginning in FY2017 from the Commerce Service Fund for compliance investigations. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
HB0380S01
Title: Utah Communications Authority Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Dee, Brad L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Van Tassell, Kevin T.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the method of appointing the chair of the Utah Communications Authority Board to appointment by the governor with consultation with the board and with consent by the Senate. Requires the governor to rotate appointment of the chair, every two years, between a local government representative and a state representative. Establishes that the executive director of the Utah Communications Authority is appointed by the chair and serves at the pleasure of the board. Requires the Utah Communications Authority Board to create a comprehensive strategic plan. Establishes requirements for the comprehensive strategic plan. Requires each division of the Utah Communications Authority to contribute to the comprehensive strategic plan. Requires yearly reports from the Utah Communications Authority Board to the Legislative Management Committee and the Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee. Requires the Utah Communications Authority to report to the Legislative Executive Appropriations Committee before issuing bonds. Makes the Utah Communications Authority subject to the Utah Procurement Code and the Utah Public Officers' and Employees' Ethics Act. Requires the Utah Communications Authority to establish human resource guidelines substantially similar to those that apply to state government. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0380S03
Title: Utah Communications Authority Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Dee, Brad L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Van Tassell, Kevin T.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
HB0381S01
Title: Standards for Issuance of Summons
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2016
Sponsor: Christensen, LaVar
Party: Republican
Floor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Sets standards for a summons to be issued for a person accused of committing a crime instead of a warrant. Requires that the magistrate issue a summons if the magistrate finds that the accused is likely to appear and is not: a danger to the community; a flight risk; or a danger to other persons or property. [FN: No impact on the state budget.]
HB0385
Title: Petroleum Vapor Recovery Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Requires the operator of a gasoline cargo tank to meet certain requirements to control the emission of gasoline vapors. Establishes penalties - the department shall fine an operator who violates this section: (i) $1,000 for a first offense; or (ii) $2,000 for a second offense. An operator who violates this section is guilty of a class C misdemeanor for a third or subsequent offense. New class C misdemeanor. [FN: Could generate an average of $200 of revenue to the Gen Fund from an estimated one $1,000 fine every five years for violation of the vapor emissions standard.]
HB0388
Title: State Job Applications Process
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Hollins, Sandra
Party: Democratic
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  • Provides that a public employer may not require an applicant to disclose a past criminal conviction before an initial interview for employment. Provides exemptions for certain public employers. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0389
Title: Sanctuary City Liability Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
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  • Waives governmental immunity for a governmental entity that releases an undocumented individual without checking with ICE first and the individual commits a crime causing substantial bodily injury or property damage. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0390
Title: Law Enforcement Tracking Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
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  • Defines "deployment" (means the use of personnel or a resource by a law enforcement agency, regardless of whether the personnel or resource is: (i) owned, leased, rented, or borrowed by the law enforcement agency; or (ii) used by or provided to the law enforcement agency in response to a request for assistance made by the law enforcement agency); Amends the definition of terms to include the deployment of an armored vehicle in the definition of "reportable incident." Requires the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to submit certain information reported by law enforcement agencies to the Department of Technology Services for inclusion on the state's open government website. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0391
Title: Law Enforcement Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2016
Sponsor: Noel, Michael E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Provides for the chief executive officer of a political subdivision or a county sheriff to determine whether: the Bureau of Land Management or the United States Department of the Interior is complying with certain provisions of federal law relating to agreements for local law enforcement to enforce federal law and regulations on public lands; or a federal law enforcement official is exceeding the law enforcement official's jurisdiction in relation to certain land. Addresses legal action to enforce the provisions of the bill. [FN: Could cost the Office of the Attorney General $44,300 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2017 to provide consultation services to chief executive officers of political subdivisions and to county sheriffs. To the extent that this bill leads to lawsuits, enactment may lead to additional costs to the Office for litigation-related expenses]
HB0399
Title: Victims Rights Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Christensen, LaVar
Party: Republican
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  • Asserts victims and witnesses are alleged roles until proven in trial. Describes the role of the victim advocate; and requires victims, witnesses, and victim advocates to be advised of the consequences of making false allegations. [FN: Could reduce federal funds for Victims of Crime Assistance to the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice by about $18,000,000 per year beginning in FY 2017.]
HB0400S01
Title: Methadone Treatment Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires a prescriber at an opioid treatment program that is certified under federal law, to periodically check the database before administering an opioid replacement drug to a patient. Requires coordination between the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to establish the interval for checking the database. [FN: May cost the Department of Commerce''s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing $3,700 ongoing from the Commerce Service Account beginning in FY 2017 for 100 hours staff time to investigate ten complaints against providers.]
HB0401
Title: Public Safety Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Dee, Brad L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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  • Adds special function officers as actors who are subject to prosecution for custodial sexual relations or custodial sexual misconduct. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0404S01
Title: Crime Victim Restitution Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2016
Sponsor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Includes reasonable expenses for participation in the adjudicative process as pecuniary damages. Requires that the victim be paid first when a restitution payment is made.
HB0405S02
Title: Juvenile Sentencing Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2016
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Prohibits sentencing an individual under 18 years of age convicted of a capital crime to life in prison without parole. Allows sentencing convicted capital offenders under 18 years of age only to an indeterminate prison term of not less than 25 years and that may be for life. Provides that the court, rather than a jury, determine the length of prison sentence for an individual younger than 18 years of age. Prohibits sentencing an individual under 18 years of age to life in prison without parole if the individual commits certain additional crimes while serving a sentence. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0407
Title: Sexual Conduct with a Minor Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Anderson, Johnny
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that forcibly kissing the mouth of a person under the age of 18 is a criminal act. Provides that the severity of the penalty is based on the age of the victim. [FN: Could cost the Department of Corrections $30,000 in FY 2017, $60,000 in FY 2018, $90,000 in FY 2019, and $120,000 beginning in FY 2020 from the General Fund, for one additional third degree felony conviction sentenced to prison each year for an average prison term of four years.]
HB0411
Title: Utah Medicaid Reform Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Spendlove, Robert M.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the Dept of Health to submit a waiver to the federal government after January 1, 2017, to: provide Medicaid benefits to an individual who is below 100% of the federal poverty level; offer services to Medicaid enrollees through the Medicaid accountable care organization delivery system; obtain maximum federal financial participation for the new Medicaid enrollees; reimburse providers at Medicare rates; and require an able bodied adult to meet a work requirement. Implements budget protections. [FN: Could increase total costs for Medicaid by an estimated $1.4 million in FY 2017, $255 million in FY 2018, and $315 million in FY 2019. By FY 2023, the total cost increase could be around $420 million. Costs to the General Fund would be $0.2 million in FY 2017 and $4.3 million In FY 2018. By FY 2021, the bill''s General Fund cost could be an estimated $30 million. If enactment of this bill results in more Medicaid clients who are currently eligible, but not enrolled, who enroll in Medicaid, then there could be additional costs of $8.1 million General Fund and $18.5 million federal funds in FY 2018 and $19.3 million General Fund and $47.2 million federal funds in FY 2023. If everyone who is eligible enrolled for Medicaid under enactment of this bill, total costs could increase for Medicaid by an estimated $1.4 million in FY 2017, $530 million in FY 2018 and $615 million in FY 2019. By FY 2023, the total cost increase could be around $825 million. Costs to the General Fund could be $17.2 million in FY 2018, and an estimated $70 million by FY 2023.]
HB0414S01
Title: Zoning Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Christensen, LaVar
Party: Republican
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  • Addresses residential zoning districts. Provides that a recovery residence shall comply with all generally applicable land use ordinances. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0420
Title: Unmanned Vehicle Amendments
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/7/2016
Sponsor: Lifferth, David E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Permits a public safety official to neutralize an unmanned vehicle that interferes with a response to an emergency. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0426
Title: Child Support Regarding Rape Offenders
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Spendlove, Robert M.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires offenders convicted of sexual assault to pay child support if a child results from the assault and the nonconvicted parent requests an order from the court or requests assistance from the Office of Recovery Services. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0434
Title: Law Enforcement Officer Investigation Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • Provides policies and procedures for the investigation and interrogation of any law enforcement officer. Provides that the specified personal information of an officer being investigated may not be released to anyone who is not part of the investigation, without written consent of the officer being investigated or other representatives, as specified. Establishes the process by which information may be recorded in an officer's personnel file and the process by which an officer can respond to that information. Provides that an officer cannot be penalized or threatened with a penalty for exercising the officer's specified rights. [FN: Could cost the Department of Public Safety $75,000 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2017 to pay for independent hearing officers for an average of 25 suspension or dismissal hearings annually.]
HB0436S02
Title: Housing and Homeless Reform Initiative
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/9/2016
Sponsor: Gibson, Francis D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • Creates a restricted account called the Homeless to Housing Reform Restricted Account. Describes the responsibilities of the Homeless Coordinating Committee and the Housing and Community Development Division in awarding grants or contracts using money from the account. Adds members to the Homeless Coordinating Committee.
HB0436S03
Title: Housing and Homeless Reform Initiative
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2016
Sponsor: Gibson, Francis D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
HB0437S03
Title: Health Care Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2016
Sponsor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Authorizes a preferred drug list for psychotropic drugs with an override for dispense as written. Establishes targets for savings from the preferred drug list. Authorizes the Department of Health to apply for waivers from federal law necessary to implement a health coverage improvement program in Medicaid. DISTINGUISHES the health coverage improvement program from Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Defines terms. Describes the Medicaid waiver request. Permits a waiver enrollee to maintain Medicaid coverage for 12 months. Provides eligibility criteria. Amends the county matching funds for enrollees in the health coverage improvement program. Expands Medicaid eligibility for adults with dependent children. Requires the Department of Health to apply for a waiver for the existing Medicaid population and the enrollees in the health coverage improvement program to allow SUBSTANCE ABUSE treatment at facilities with no bed capacity limits. Enhances the efficiency of Medicaid enrollment for adults released from incarceration. Establishes an inpatient PRIVATE hospital assessment to fund the Medicaid waiver. ESTABLISHES a mandatory intergovernment transfer of funds from the state teaching hospital and certain other government owned hospitals to fund the Medicaid waiver. Authorizes the Public Employees' Benefit and Insurance Program to provide services for drugs and devices for certain individuals at the request of a procurement unit. Requires the Department of Health to study methods to increase coverage to uninsured low income adults with children and to maximize the use of employer sponsored coverage. This bill appropriates $2,508,500 ongoing Gen Fund from other programs to the Medicaid Expansion Fund and makes changes to other funds. [FN: may generate one-time revenue of about $6.8 million in FY 2017 and ongoing revenue of $13.6 million beginning in FY 2018 from inpatient hospital assessments to the Medicaid Expansion Fund, both of which are created by the bill. This bill deposits into the newly created Medicaid Expansion Fund ongoing savings attributable to Utah Medicaid Expansion of $1.3 million in FY 2017 and $2.6 million in FY 2018, growing to $5.9 million ongoing by FY 2021. This legislation appropriates $2.1 million one-time in FY 2017 and $2.5 million ongoing into the Medicaid Expansion Fund beginning in FY 2018. Further, the bill appropriates $1,488,700 less ongoing beginning in FY 2017 from the General Fund Restricted - Tobacco Settlement Account to the State Endowment Fund. Enactment of this bill could increase federal funds receipts by the following amounts: $35.6 million in FY 2017, $72.7 million in FY 2018, and $80 million in FY 2021. LOCAL: Some local government mental health and substance abuse services will be replaced with Medicaid coverage which generates ongoing General Fund savings of about $200,000 beginning in FY 2018 and $100,000 one-time in FY 2017. County governments will also see savings for newly eligible inmates for Medicaid to cover some inpatient hospital medical costs. Further, new ongoing revenues of $119,000 beginning in FY 2018 and the one-time revenues of $59,500 in FY 2017 for the new inpatient hospital assessment will be paid by hospitals owned by a non-state government entity. IND: Up to 16,100 recipients could begin paying existing Medicaid co-pays and other related costs beginning in FY 2017 in exchange for expanded services. Certain privately-owned hospitals would pay a new inpatient hospital assessment, generating one-time revenues of $4,955,500 in FY 2017 and ongoing revenues of $9,911,000 beginning in FY 2018. The University of Utah teaching hospital would pay $1,785,000 one-time in FY 2017 and $3,570,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2018.]
HB0440
Title: Suicide Prevention and Gun Data Study
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/7/2016
Sponsor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
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Comments:
  • Requires the state suicide prevention coordinator to conduct a study on violent incidents that involve a gun. Authorizes the state suicide prevention coordinator to contract with a state agency, private entity, or research institution to assist in the study. Requires reports to the Health and Human Services Interim Committee.
HB0440S01
Title: Suicide Prevention and Gun Data Study
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2016
Sponsor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
HB0441S01
Title: Child Placement Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Peterson, Jeremy A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the Division of Child and Family Services to determine whether a parent or guardian has an outstanding felony arrest warrant before recommending the return of a child to the custody of the parent or guardian. Allows the juvenile court to deny the return of a child to the custody of a parent or guardian if the parent or guardian has an outstanding felony arrest warrant.
HB0442
Title: Abortion Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Enacts a definition of "dismemberment abortion." Prohibits a physician from performing or attempting to perform a dismemberment abortion. Provides causes of action against a physician for performing a dismemberment abortion. This bill has a Legislative Review Note. (New 3rd degree felony.)
HB0443
Title: School Dropout Recovery Amendments
Currently:House/ comm rpt/ substituted Dated:3/7/2016
Sponsor: Gibson, Francis D.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Defines terms. Amends, repeals, and reenacts provisions regarding a school's responsibility to attempt to recover students who have dropped out of school, including provisions regarding: enrollment options; funding; and reporting.
HB0443S01
Title: School Dropout Prevention and Recovery
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2016
Sponsor: Gibson, Francis D.
Party: Republican
Floor: Millner, Ann
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
HB0444
Title: Code of Criminal Procedure Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Coleman, Kim
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • AMENDED Modifies the definition of an offense against property in the Cohabitant Abuse Procedures Act. [Any offense against property described in Title 76, Chapter 6, Part 1, Property Destruction, Part 2, Burglary and Criminal Trespass, or Part 3, Robbery, committed with the intent to harass or intimidate a cohabitant, or place a cohabitant in fear of serious bodily injury.]
HB0449
Title: Inmate Education Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Wheatley, Mark A.
Party: Democratic
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  • Provides that the Department of Health establish a program to provide women's health education classes on site for women incarcerated in state and county correctional facilities. Requires that the Department of Corrections and the sheriffs of the county jails provide necessary space and equipment for the classes. Requires that the Department of Health seek funding for the program from the private sector and governmental agencies. requires that the Dept of Health in conjunction with the University of Utah Dept of Sociology establish a committee to determine the resources and procedures needed to assess the outcomes regarding women who participated in the classes.
HB0458S01
Title: Utah Criminal and Traffic Code Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Hollins, Sandra
Party: Democratic
Floor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • Modifies certain criminal and traffic provisions. Transfers the provisions of code sections to other portions of the Utah Code and repeals the sections. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0460
Title: School Resource Officers and School Administrators Training and Agreement
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2016
Sponsor: Hollins, Sandra
Party: Democratic
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Enacts provisions that require: the State Board of Education to create a certain training program relating to a law enforcement officer who provides police services to a public school; a contract for a law enforcement officer to provide police services to a public school to contain certain provisions. [FN: Could cost the State Board of Education $50,000 from the Education Fund one-time in FY 2017 to hire a contractor to develop a school resource officer training curriculum and provide initial training to officers and school principals. This cost estimate includes research, curriculum development, pilot testing, and five regional trainings. Additional costs could result if the State Board of Education or another state agency provides additional trainings.]
HB0465
Title: Expungement Act Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • Creates a new definition of "expunge." Requires that an administrative agency remove information regarding expunged convictions from public databases. Creates a statement of legislative intent for expungement. Provides a stated purpose for expungement.
HB0475
Title: Driver License Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Cunningham, Rich
Party: Republican
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  • Allows a person with a suspended driver license to elect to become an interlock restricted driver under certain circumstances. Repeals certain provisions related to driving with a controlled substance in the body.
HB0477
Title: Suicide Prevention Modifications
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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  • Creates a Suicide Prevention Education Program to be created by the state suicide prevention coordinator and the Bureau of Criminal Identification. Allows the program to provide grants to federal firearms licensees to educate their employees regarding suicide prevention.
HB0479S01
Title: Jail Contracting Rate Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2016
Sponsor: Noel, Michael E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Okerlund, Ralph
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Increases the contract rate for county jail beds that house state inmates and that provide treatment services from 84% to 86% of the average state daily incarceration rate. [FN: Will cost an estimated $250,000 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2017 for higher county jail treatment rate costs for state inmates.]
HB0480
Title: Crime Victim Notification Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides notice of a suspect's pending release from custody to alleged victims who have properly registered with the appropriate notification system. Lists the forms of communication that may be used to provide notice to an alleged victim. Requires the arresting agency to inform an alleged victim of the right to register with the notification system and provide guidance on how to register.
HB0487S01
Title: Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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  • Modifies criminal law provisions and criminal procedure provisions regarding certain penalty provisions. Amends restrictions imposed due to possession of controlled substances. Modifies provisions regarding probation supervision and services. Modifies the earned time program for incarcerated offenders.
HCR002
Title: Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the 40th Anniversary of the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:2/8/2016
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Okerlund, Ralph
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Concurrent resolution: that recognizes the 40th anniversary of the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act; commends David Hughes Horne and Representative Gerald Woodmansee for their efforts to pass the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act. Acknowledges the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act's contribution to Utah's low smoking rates and partnerships with municipalities and local health departments. Expresses continued support for the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HCR003
Title: Concurrent Resolution Supporting Cannabis Research
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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  • Encourages the United States Congress to consider legislation that would enable credible, institution-based research of cannabinoid molecules found in the marijuana plant, for potential beneficial human medical use. Requests that the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration take action, through their drug classification schedules, to provide a path to help determine the human medical benefits of these products. Recommends that Congress facilitate research by specifically charging the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health to oversee this research of cannabinoid molecules and systems and that Congress provide the National Institute on Drug Abuse with the necessary addition to their budget to assure the research is conducted appropriately. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HCR004
Title: Concurrent Resolution Declaring Drug Overdose Deaths to Be a Public Health Emergency
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/18/2016
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
Floor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Emphasizes the importance of the lives of all people living in Utah. Recognizes Utah's high rates of overdose death compared to most states in the country; and strongly urges Utah's Department of Health, Department of Human Services, and Department of Public Safety to recognize this public health crisis and direct resources to reduce the number of overdose deaths in Utah. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
HCR009
Title: Concurrent Resolution Requesting Addition to Federal Controlled Drug Database
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
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  • Highlights the significant risks of clinicians inadvertently causing harm or death to patients being treated with methadone for opioid dependency due to a federal restriction barring reporting of methadone use to state-run prescription monitoring programs. Urges the United States Department of Health and Human Services to revise federal regulations to require certified outpatient opioid treatment programs to report methadone prescriptions and methadone doses dispensed to state-run prescription drug monitoring programs. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HJR001
Title: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution - Judges of Courts Not of Record
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
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  • Eliminate a restriction against requiring judges of courts not of record to be admitted to practice law. Provide for qualifications of judges of courts not of record. [FN: Could cost the Elections Office $15,300 one-time from the Gen Fund in FY 2017 to publish and distribute the proposed amendment to voters.]
HJR019
Title: Joint Resolution for Medicaid Expansion Opinion Question
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Chavez-Houck, Rebecca
Party: Democratic
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Comments:
  • Pursuant to Title 36, Chapter 16b, Nonbinding Statewide Public Opinion Questions, directs the lieutenant governor to present an opinion question to the legal voters of the state to determine whether the voters support expanding eligibility for the Medicaid program in Utah to adults in the state who have a household income of less than 138% of the federal poverty level and who are not otherwise eligible for the program. Directs the lieutenant governor to submit the opinion question on the ballot for the 2016 regular general election.
HJR021
Title: Joint Resolution on Outdated Prescription Repository
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Strongly urges the federal government to support and allow for new creative solutions for the public to more conveniently and regularly dispose of prescribed medications. Presents a plan to allow a pharmacy to serve as a convenient drop-off repository for prescription drugs such as opioids.
SB0042
Title: Public Notice of Court Recording
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Stanard, Jon E.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Requires the Judicial Council to direct courts to give notice to the public when court proceedings are being recorded. [FN: Could cost the Courts $4,100 from the Gen Fund, one-time in FY 2016 for signage costs assuming about $100 per courthouse for each of the 41 state courthouses.]
SB0045S01
Title: Compulsory Education Revisions
Currently:House/ comm rpt/ substituted Dated:3/8/2016
Sponsor: Jackson, Alvin B.
Party: Republican
Floor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends provisions related to educator evaluations. Eliminates criminal penalties for a parent of a truant school-age child. Amends requirements related to excusing a home-schooled student. Amends provisions related to a violation of a court order by a habitual truant. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0045S03
Title: Compulsory Education Revisions
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Jackson, Alvin B.
Party: Republican
Floor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
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  • Substituted after the final committee meeting.
SB0048
Title: Board Membership Restrictions
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • Provides that the governor may not appoint an individual to a state board, committee, commission, council, or authority if the individual held the position of executive director of a department within the previous year. [FN: No measurable impact to the state budget.]
SB0054
Title: Controlled Substance Database Modifications
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • Allows probation and parole officers to obtain information in the controlled substance database without a warrant. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
SB0058S04
Title: Nurse Practitioner Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
Floor: Fawson, Justin L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Defines pain clinic for Title 58, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Act. Allows an advanced practice registered nurse to prescribe a Schedule II controlled substance without a consultation and referral plan if the advanced practice registered nurse: meets certain experience requirements; consults the Controlled Substance Database; and when treating an injured worker, follows prescribing for chronic pain guidelines developed by the Workers' Compensation System. Prohibits an advanced practice registered nurse from establishing an independent pain clinic without a consultation and referral plan. [FN: Could reduce the Commerce Service Fund revenue transfer to the General Fund by $2,000 one-time in FY 2017.]
SB0061
Title: Smoking in Public Places Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
Floor: Last, Bradley G.
Party: Republican
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  • Removes certain smoking prohibition exceptions for an international airport passenger terminal. [FN: No measurable impact on the state budget.]
SB0066
Title: Environmental Code Fines
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • Bill highlight indicates the new language increases civil penalties against a person who violates the Air Conservation Act. However, the text associates the fine to the criminal charge. [FN: Could increase revenue to the Gen Fund by an estimated $295,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 for payments from increased penalties for an estimated 50 violations of air quality rules each year. Could cost the Dept of Environmental Quality $500 one-time in FY 2017 for 10 hours of staff time to modify rules to implement the changes in penalty amounts.]
SB0071
Title: Children's Justice Center Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2016
Sponsor: Okerlund, Ralph
Party: Republican
Floor: Gibson, Francis D.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Modifies the attorney general's and Children's Justice Centers' requirements in operating the Children's Justice Center Program. Clarifies how appropriations may be spent. Modifies membership of a Children's Justice Center's local advisory board. Modifies membership of the Advisory Board on Children's Justice. [FN: could cost the Attorney General''s Office $300,000 from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2017. Of that amount, $230,000 would support 2.5 FTEs in the Children''s Justice Center Program to manage grants and contracts and provide training and other development support to local centers. The remaining $70,000 would be passed through to counties to support local Children''s Justice Centers in Box Elder, San Juan, and Summit Counties. Enactment of this legislation could further cost the Legislature $4,400 from the General Fund beginning in FY 2017 for meeting pay and travel reimbursements for one senator and one representative who could be added to the State Advisory Board on Children''s Justice, pending approval by the Legislative Management Committee. Could provide $70,000 total from the General Fund beginning in FY 2017 to three counties, Box Elder, San Juan, and Summit, as pass-throughs from the Attorney General''s Office. These centers are already operational, but counties may experience a total of $90,000 in additional costs, supported by local, federal, or private sources.]
SB0073S02
Title: Medical Cannabis Act
Currently:Bill Substituted by Standing Committee Dated:3/7/2016
Sponsor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
Floor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
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  • Allows an individual with a qualifying illness who registers with the Dept of Health to possess and use, under certain circumstances, a cannabis product, or a medical cannabis device. Directs the Dept of Health, the Dept of Agriculture and Food (DAF), the Dept of Public Safety, and the Depf Technology Services to: determine the function and operation of a state electronic verification system; and select a third party provider to develop and maintain the state electronic verification system. Directs the Dept of Health to issue: a license to operate a cannabis dispensary to a person who meets certain qualifications; and to an individual who meets certain qualifications, a registration card to act as an agent of a cannabis dispensary. Directs the DAF to issue, to a person who meets certain qualifications, a license to operate a cannabis production establishment, including: a cannabis cultivation facility; a cannabis processing facility; or an independent cannabis testing laboratory. Directs the DAF to issue, to an individual who meets certain qualifications, a registration card to act as an agent of a cannabis production establishment. Directs the Dept of Health to issue a medical cannabis card to an individual who meets the requirements of: a qualified patient; a parent or guardian of a minor who is a qualified patient; or a designated caregiver of a qualified patient. Allows a licensed cannabis dispensary to possess a cannabis product, or a medical cannabis device, and to sell the cannabis product, or medical cannabis device to an individual with a medical cannabis card. Allows a licensed cannabis cultivation facility to grow cannabis, possess cannabis, and sell the cannabis to a licensed cannabis processing facility. Allows a licensed cannabis processing facility to possess cannabis, process cannabis into a cannabis product, and sell the cannabis product to a licensed cannabis dispensary. Allows a licensed independent cannabis testing laboratory to possess cannabis or a cannabis product for the purpose of testing the cannabis or cannabis product for content and safety. Allows an individual driving with a measurable metabolite of cannabis to assert, as an affirmative defense, that the individual used the cannabis pursuant to Utah law or the law of another state. Prohibits a court from discriminating against a parent in a child custody case based on the parent's lawful possession or use of a cannabis product. Prohibits a peace officer or child welfare worker from removing a child from an individual's home on the basis of the individual's lawful possession or use of a cannabis product. Imposes a tax on the sale of a cannabis product, or a medical cannabis device at a cannabis dispensary. Exempts from sales and use tax the sale of a cannabis product, or a medical cannabis device by a cannabis dispensary. Creates the Medical Cannabis Restricted Account, Repeals and replaces, after state medical cannabis regulation is implemented, the Hemp Extract Regulation Act.
SB0077
Title: Medicaid Expansion Proposal
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Davis, Gene
Party: Democratic
Floor: Chavez-Houck, Rebecca
Party: Democratic
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  • Requires the Dept of Health to amend the state Medicaid plan to expand Medicaid eligibility to the optional populations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Repeals a provision requiring the governor to comply with certain requirements before expanding Medicaid. Provides that Medicaid expansion is repealed if federal funding decreases from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act funding rates. [FN: Could increase federal funds receipts by the following amounts: $3.5 million in FY2016, $345 million in FY 2017, $450 million in FY 2018, and $575 million in FY 2022. Could increase total costs for Medicaid by an estimated $4.3 million in FY 2016, $345 million in FY 2017 and $450 million in FY 2018. By FY 2022 the total cost increase could be around $625 million. In calendar year 2016, federal funding will cover these cost increases and reduce the State''s share of costs. Costs to the General Fund could be $0.8 million in FY 2017 and $13.9 million in FY 2018. By FY 2022 the bill''s General Fund cost could be an estimated $50 million. If enactment of this bill results in more currently eligible, but not enrolled Medicaid clients signing up for Medicaid, then there could be costs of $10.6 million General Fund and $24.0 million federal funds in FY 2017 and $27.8 million Gen Fund and $65.7 million federal funds in FY 2022. If everyone eligible enrolled for Medicaid under enactment of this bill, total costs could increase for Medicaid by an estimated $4.3 million in FY 2016, $745 million in FY 2017 and $940 million in FY 2018. By FY 2022 the total cost increase could be around $1,310 million. In FY 2018 costs to the General Fund could be $40.0 million. By FY 2022 the bill''s General Fund cost could be an estimated $115 million. Local government mental health and substance abuse services will be replaced with full Medicaid coverage at a higher federal match rate for 10,600 individuals which generates General Fund savings of about $2,000,000 in FY 2017. These savings then decline annually beginning in FY 2018 to about $1,500,000 by FY 2022. County governments will also see savings for newly eligible inmates for Medicaid to cover some inpatient hospital medical costs. IND: Up to 72,500 recipients could begin paying existing Medicaid co-pays and other related costs beginning in FY 2017 in exchange for expanded services.]
SB0079S04
Title: Child Welfare Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/30/2016
Sponsor: Jackson, Alvin B.
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, LaVar
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Amends the Juvenile Court Act to provide that a minor who is 18 years old or older, but younger than 21 years old, may petition the court to express the minor's desire to be removed from the custody of the Division of Child and Family Services. [FN: state expenditures will be impacted by an increase for preparation and court time necessary due to the legislation for the Office of the Attorney General ($88,500 General Fund) and the Guardian ad Litem ($60,000 General Fund) ongoing beginning in FY 2017. State expenditures will also be impacted by an increase in court hearings for the Court by $7,300 ongoing General Fund beginning in FY 2017. State expenditures could also be reduced for the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) by ($28,500) General Fund and ($95,000) federal funds beginning in FY 2017 resulting from youth being released from DCFS custody.]
SB0082S03
Title: Child Welfare Modifications
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2016
Sponsor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Amends the name of the Child Abuse Advisory Council to the Child Welfare Improvement Council. Requires child welfare caseworkers within the Division of Child and Family Services (the division) to use evidence-informed or evidence-based safety and risk assessments to guide decisions concerning a child throughout a child protection investigation or proceeding. Requires a juvenile court to consider the division's safety and risk assessments to determine whether a child should be removed from the custody of the child's parent or guardian. Modifies the division's requirements for completing background checks before placing a child in emergency placement. Requires the division, through contract with the Dept of Health, to establish and operate a psychotropic medication oversight pilot program for children in foster care to ensure that foster children are being prescribed psychotropic medication consistent with their needs. Provides for sunset review of the psychotropic medication oversight pilot program before it is repealed July 1, 2019. Modifies the Utah Criminal Code regarding the offenses of human trafficking and human trafficking of a child. Provides that a juvenile court may order another planned permanent living arrangement for a minor 16 years old or older under certain circumstances. [FN: State expenditures will be impacted by the Division of Child and Family Services establishing a psychotropic medication pilot program consisting of an oversight team for children in foster care at a cost of $257,300 General Fund and $257,300 federal funds ongoing beginning in FY 2017 and $27,400 ($25,600 General Fund and $1,800 federal funds) one-time in FY 2017. State expenditures will also be impacted by an increase for preparation and court time necessary for the Office of the Attorney General ($68,000 General Fund) and the Guardian ad Litem ($45,600 General Fund) ongoing beginning in FY 2017. State expenditures will also be impacted by an increase in additional background checks performed by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and the FBI by $3,500 ongoing beginning in FY 2017.]
SB0089S03
Title: Medical Cannabidiol Amendments
Currently:House/ comm rpt/ substituted/ amended Dated:3/7/2016
Sponsor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
Floor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
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  • Allows an individual with a qualifying illness who registers with a state electronic verification system to possess and use cannabidiol under certain circumstances. Directs the Dept of Health to issue a medical cannabidiol card to an individual who meets the requirements of: a qualified patient; or a designated caregiver of a qualified patient. Directs the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to issue: a license to operate a cannabidiol dispensary to a person that meets certain qualifications; and a registration card to an individual to act as an agent of a cannabidiol dispensary to an individual who meets certain qualifications. Directs the Dept of Agriculture and Food to issue: a license to operate a cannabidiol production establishment to a person that meets certain qualifications; and a registration card to an individual to act as an agent of a medical cannabidiol establishment if the individual meets certain qualifications. Directs the Dept of Financial Institutions to issue a license to a person to operate a cannabidiol payment processor. Requires a cannabidiol dispensary to report the distribution of cannabidiol to an individual to the Utah Controlled Substance Database. Permits a political subdivision to restrict the location of and operations of a cannabidiol dispensary or medical cannabidiol establishment through local zoning ordinances and business licenses. Amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow a licensed person to grow cannabis, process cannabis, and to possess and sell cannabidiol under certain circumstances. Requires a physician who recommends cannabidiol to a patient to: receive training; report adverse events to the Department of Health; and limit the number of patients for whom the physician will recommend cannabidiol. Makes the retail sale of medical cannabidiol subject to sales tax. Amends provisions related to driving with a measurable metabolite of cannabidiol. Modifies the membership of the Controlled Substances Advisory Committee. Allows a higher education institution to purchase cannabidiol, possess cannabidiol, and give cannabidiol to a patient pursuant to a medical research study approved by the Department of Health; and directs the Controlled Substances Advisory Committee to recommend conditions to include as qualifying illnesses for treatment using cannabidiol. [FN: could have the following costs to state agencies: 1. Dept of Commerce - $261,500 in FY 2017, $196,100 in FY 2018 and $196,100 each year thereafter from the Commerce Service Fund for costs associated with operating registration program (spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund), also $4,000 in Dedicated Credits costs in FY 2017 for background checks; 2. Department of Agriculture - $136,700 in FY 2017, and $99,200 each year thereafter in Dedicated Credits expenses for inspection program costs; 3. Dept of Public Safety - $40,000 one-time from the Gen Fund in FY 2016 for programming changes; $54,000 in FY 2017 for Dedicated Credits expenses ($44,000 each year thereafter) and $51,500 in Pass-Through expenses in FY 2017 ($25,500 each year thereafter) for background check costs; 4. Dept of Health - $977,300 from the General Fund in FY 2017 and $300,000 in FY 2017 and $353,800 each year thereafter Dedicated Credits thereafter for data management infrastructure and maintenance costs; and 5. Attorney General - $310,500 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2017 for legal representation costs for regulatory agencies mentioned above and prosecuting violations of the new law among other costs. 6. Department of Financial Institutions - $200 ongoing from the General Fund Restricted - Financial Institutions Account beginning in FY 2017 for application review.]
SB0089S05
Title: Cannabis-based Medicine Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
Floor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
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SB0090S04
Title: Falsification of Information in a Protective Order Proceeding
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Jackson, Alvin B.
Party: Republican
Floor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that a party may bring a petition to allege that the other party knowingly falsified a material statement or material information for the purpose of obtaining a protective order or a child protective order. Requires a court to sanction a party who knowingly falsified a material statement or material information.
SB0094
Title: Law Enforcement Use of Body Cameras
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
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  • Any law enforcement agency that uses body-worn cameras for its law enforcement officers shall have a written policy governing the use of the body-worn cameras and the storage and retention of the video or audio captured. The policies governing the use of body-worn cameras shall meet the minimum standards established by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Division. Specified audio or video recordings made by a body-worn camera are considered a private record. [FN: Could cost a law enforcement agency an amount associated with developing and following a policy on the use of body-worn cameras but only should that agency elect to use body-worn cameras.]
SB0097
Title: Concealed Firearms Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides an exemption for a person, who is 21 years of age or older and who may lawfully possess a firearm, from certain criminal provisions related to the carrying of a concealed firearm. [FN: To the extent that there are fewer applicants for concealed weapons permits and renewals as a result of this bill, the Dept of Public Safety will forgo revenue of $39.75/permit application and $15/renewal. IND: To the extent that there are fewer applicants for concealed weapons permits and renewals as a result of this bill, individuals will save $39.75/application and $15/renewal.]
SB0100
Title: Traffic Fines Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
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  • Limits amounts received by local governments from traffic fines to 25% of the local government's revenues. Allows the state auditor to monitor compliance. [FN: Could increase revenue to the Gen Fund by approximately $60,000 beginning in FY 2017, from local governments that collect more than 25 percent of their revenue from traffic fines. Could decrease revenue to local governments by approximately $60,000 beginning in FY 2017, to the extent that they collect more than 25 percent of their revenue from traffic fines.]
SB0106S01
Title: Assault Offense Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2016
Sponsor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED (removes "reckless") Increases the penalty for assault against health care providers or emergency medical workers when the assault causes substantial bodily injury. Clarifies the culpable mental state required for the offense. (New 3rd degree felony.)[FN: Could cost the Department of Corrections $29,700 in FY 2017, $59,400 in FY 2018, and $74,200 each year thereafter from the General Fund for incarceration costs. This could cost the Courts an additional $900/year from the General Fund additional court time but can be absorbed in their current budget.]
SB0107
Title: Hate Crimes Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
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  • FAILED Amends the statewide uniform crime reporting system in the Bureau of Criminal Identification to specify additional criteria to be reported regarding crimes that indicate evidence of prejudice (ancestry, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation). Modifies the provisions regarding hate crimes, including the definition of a hate crime and the specified penalties (enhanced penalties). [FN: Cost a total of $30,900 from the Gen Fund in FY 2017, $61,100 in FY2018, and $76,200 each year thereafter for incarceration, trial costs, and additional hearings for one additional offender per year sentenced to prison. The cost breakdown is as follows: 1. Dept of Corrections - $29,700 in FY 2017, $59,400 in FY 2018, and $74,200 each year thereafter for incarceration costs, 2. Board of Pardons and Parole - $600 in FY 2017, $1,100 in FY 2018, and $1,400 for each year thereafter for additional hearings, and 3. Courts - $600 ongoing beginning in FY 2017 for additional trial costs.]
SB0113S01
Title: Subjecting a Minor to Sexual Material
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
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  • AMENDED Provides that if the defendant in specified offenses exposes a victim who is younger than 18 years of age to pornography, the courts and the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole shall consider the defendant's act as an aggravating factor in their deliberations. Provides definitions of pornography as the term is used in this bill (child pornography, as defined in Section 76-5b-103; (b) material that is harmful to minors, as defined in Section 76-10-1201; and (c) pornographic material or performance, as defined in Section 76-10-1203.) [FN: To the extent that offenders stay longer in prison as a result of the bill, this could cost the Dept of Corrections $29,700 per inmate for each additional year in prison beginning at the earliest in FY 2021 when these offenders may have otherwise been released, however the impact, if any, is unknown at this time.]
SB0123S01
Title: Office of Licensing Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2016
Sponsor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Permits a local government to request that the Office of Licensing, Dept of Human Services, notify the local government of new human services program license applications for human services programs located within the local government's jurisdiction. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0124
Title: Gang Enhancement Provision Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2016
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED This bill adds retaliation against a witness, victim, or informant as an offense for which a person is subject to an enhanced penalty if the person is found to have acted in concert with two or more persons or the action was related to criminal street gang activity. [FN: Could cost the Courts $5,800 ongoing from the Gen Fund for additional proceedings beginning in FY 2017.]
SB0136S01
Title: Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Amendments
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/8/2016
Sponsor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
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  • Describes requirements for assigning certain claims by a qualified beneficiary. Provides that the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) shall comply with the Open and Public Meetings Act. Modifies provisions related to DOPL's adjudicative proceedings and rulemaking authority. Modifies provisions related to licensure requirements, licensure exemptions, the reinstatement of licenses, grounds for denying licenses, and penalties for the conduct of licensees under DOPL. Modifies provisions related to access to information in the controlled substance database. Modifies provisions related to the confidentiality of certain records provided to DOPL.
SB0136S02
Title: Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2016
Sponsor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
SB0141
Title: Alcohol Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Dabakis, Jim
Party: Democratic
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  • Eliminates certain restrictions on the dispensing and storage of alcoholic products for the following types of licensees: a full-service restaurant licensee; a limited-service restaurant licensee; a beer-only restaurant licensee; and a reception center licensee. Eliminates the defined terms of "grandfathered bar structure" and "seated grandfathered bar structure." Addresses restrictions related to sitting at a bar structure. Addresses a minor in a bar area of a restaurant. Repeals obsolete provisions that provided a credit to a full-service restaurant licensee or a limited-service restaurant licensee that completes a remodel of a grandfathered bar structure. [FN: Will not impact state budget.]
SB0155S02
Title: Indigent Defense Commission
Currently:House/ comm rpt/ substituted Dated:3/9/2016
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: McCay, Daniel
Party: Republican
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  • Creates the Utah Indigent Defense Commission and describes the commission's membership. Gives the commission authority to collect data from local indigent criminal defense authorities for the purpose of studying the provision of indigent criminal defense services statewide. Requires the commission to study the indigent criminal defense system statewide and report to the Legislature on its findings, including recommendations to improve the system. Authorizes the commission to assist local jurisdictions to meet minimum standards of effective representation by: establishing advisory caseload principles and guidelines for defense services providers; and reviewing contracts and interlocal agreements with defense services providers and providing recommendations for contract design. Establishes a restricted account to provide financial assistance to indigent criminal defense systems. Conditions grants received from the account on indigent criminal defense systems maintaining current funding levels for indigent criminal defense services. [FN: Appropriates from the General Fund $3,000,000 one-time in FY 2016 and $3,000,000 ongoing in FY 2017 to the newly created Indigent Defense Resources Restricted Account, and the same amounts from the new account to the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice for system development, commission personnel-related costs, and grants for indigent defense services outlined in the bill. LOCAL: Upon meeting certain conditions, county governments under this bill could receive a total of about $2.9 million in FY 2016, $2.1 million in FY 2017, $2.2 million in FY 2018 and up to about $2.4 million each year thereafter in additional funding for supplementing county legal defense services for the indigent.]
SB0155S05
Title: Indigent Defense
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2016
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: McCay, Daniel
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
SB0157S01
Title: Pawnshop Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/30/2016
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Defines a retail media item and provides that these items are not subject to secondhand business provision. Modifies provisions regarding the disposition of property, including: notice from law enforcement to the pawn or secondhand business; and the return of an item to the original victim after it has been held or seized. Modifies the procedure for the disposition of an item no longer needed for investigation or prosecution, including the procedure for pawn or secondhand businesses to contest the disposition. Modifies provisions regarding the Secondhand Merchandise Advisory Board, including recommendations and appointment of members. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0158
Title: Juvenile Court and Child Abuse Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2016
Sponsor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED (removed reference to "developmental age") Amends the definition of "sexual abuse" in the Juvenile Court Act as follows: "Sexual abuse" means: (a) an act or attempted act of sexual intercourse, sodomy, incest, or molestation by an adult directed towards a child; (b) an act or attempted act of sexual intercourse, sodomy, incest, or molestation committed by a child towards another child if: (i) there is an indication of force or coercion; (ii) the children are related; (iii) there have been repeated incidents of sexual contact between the two children; or (iv) there is a disparity in chronological age of four or more years between the two children. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0162
Title: Crime Victims Council Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/17/2016
Sponsor: Van Tassell, Kevin T.
Party: Republican
Floor: Draxler, Jack R.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Adds a member of the Native American community to the Utah Council on Victims of Crime after input from federally recognized tribes in Utah.. [FN: Could cost the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice about $1,000 ongoing from Dedicated Credits for per diem and travel reimbursement costs beginning in FY 2017.]
SB0175
Title: Fair Housing Act Option Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Dayton, Margaret
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that federal government assistance payments under the housing choice voucher program are not part of a tenant's income. Provides that a landlord's refusal to participate in the program does not constitute source of income discrimination under the Utah Fair Housing Act. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0181
Title: Judiciary Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/17/2016
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Provides that, in a legal action filed against a county, a district court judge of the defendant county may transfer venue to any county contiguous to the defendant county. Provides that a motion to transfer venue may be filed ex parte. Clarifies provisions regarding appointment of counsel in juvenile court delinquency cases. Clarifies justice court jurisdiction. Removes a defendant's entitlement to a hearing de novo in the district court on a finding of a plea in abeyance violation. Provides that a defendant is entitled to a hearing de novo in the district court on a sentence following a finding of a plea in abeyance violation. Requires that a notice of appeal from a criminal case in justice court be filed within 28 days. Provides that a defendant is entitled to a hearing de novo in the district court on: an order denying a motion to withdraw a plea if the plea is held in abeyance and the motion to withdraw the plea is filed within 28 days of entry of the plea; a post-sentence order fixing total or court ordered restitution; or an order denying expungement. Provides that a prosecutor is entitled to a hearing de novo in the district court if: an appeal is filed within 28 days of the court entering a certain judgment or order; or an appeal is filed within 28 days of the court entering an order for total restitution at less than the crime victim requested, or an order granting an expungement that was opposed by the prosecutor or victim. Removes the endorsement requirement for the number of days within which a defendant is required to appear and defend a forcible detainer action included in a summons. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0183
Title: Department of Public Safety Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2016
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Authorizes the State Bureau of Investigation to provide a state cybercrime unit to investigate various computer and network intrusion matters. Requires that the State Bureau of Investigation provide assistance to the divisions of the Dept of Public Safety. Provides that the State Bureau of Investigation investigate alleged crimes or public corruption, at the request of a governmental entity or when the offense is reported to the Peace Officers Standards and Training Division, when the allegations concern criminal violations or public corruption regarding an individual who is or has been elected, appointed, or employed by a governmental entity. Provides that the members of the Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection Advisory Council shall be appointed by the commissioner of public safety. Provides that the commissioner of public safety may authorize the off-duty use of emergency vehicles. Repeals an obsolete section regarding the admissibility of Utah State Crime Laboratory documents of drug analysis. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0187S01
Title: Reclassification of Misdemeanors
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/25/2016
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED (removed 32B sections) Reduces the penalty for listed sections of the Utah Code from a misdemeanor to an infraction, except that the penalty for one section under the State Boating Act is increased from an infraction to a class C misdemeanor. [FN: Could result in shorter jail time for offenders and cost savings to county government of $65 per day for each offender convicted of committing one of these newly reclassified infractions. The total fiscal impact on counties is unknown.]
SB0189
Title: Death Penalty Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that on and after May 10, 2016, an offense of aggravated murder committed before May 10, 2016, and for which the death penalty has not been sought, may not be charged as a capital offense. Provides that an offense of aggravated murder committed on or after May 10, 2016, may not be brought as a capital felony. [FN: For cases that would otherwise be initially processed as death penalty cases but would now presumably be processed as cases carrying a life without parole penalty, enactment of this bill could save the Courts about $38,000 ongoing in investigative costs required in these cases from the Gen Fund beginning in FY 2017. This bill could also have the following known secondary Gen Fund impacts: 1. Attorney General - This could save the Attorney General about $44,500 each year in appeals costs for those offenders that would otherwise be awaiting a final determination on their sentence for each applicable case. 2. Corrections - Beginning in FY 2037, this could cost the Dept of Corrections on average about $29,700 each year in incarceration costs. This may also save the Department about $165,000 one-time in preparation and execution costs for each applicable case. 4. Department of Administrative Services - This may save $10,800 in legal defense each year from the Post Conviction Indigent Defense Fund in applicable cases. 3. Board of Pardon and Parole - This may save the Board $22,400 one-time in hearing and research costs for each applicable case. 4. Department of Public Safety - This may save the Department of Public Safety $7,500 one-time for evidence review costs for each applicable case.]
SB0193S01
Title: Utah Communications Authority Act Amendments
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dee, Brad L.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the Utah Communications Authority Board to create a comprehensive strategic plan that includes a plan for the authority's activities and duties in each of the authority's divisions. Requires each division of the Utah Communications Authority to contribute to the comprehensive strategic plan. Extends a restriction on the allocation of funds from the Unified Statewide 911 Emergency Service Account. Extends a due date for a performance audit and study. Requires a county, city, or town that levies and receives money from a monthly 911 charge to remit the money directly to a public safety answering point. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0193S02
Title: Utah Communications Authority Act Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2016
Sponsor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dee, Brad L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
SB0194S01
Title: Vehicle Registration and Insurance Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2016
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Provides that a person operating a vehicle owned by a rental company may have in the person's possession or display, as proof of vehicle registration or insurance, the vehicle's rental agreement. Provides requirements to maintain owner's or operator's to maintain owner's or operator's security for a school bus under certain conditions.
SB0202
Title: Pre-trial Release Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires a peace officer to issue citations rather than arresting individuals for certain offenses. Sets forth requirements for individuals to appear in court when issued a citation. Amends parental notification requirements if the person cited is under 18 years of age. Provides for pre-trial release requirements when the defendant is arrested without a warrant. Provides conditions by which a custodial authority may hold a defendant for an extended period of time after a defendant's appearance or presentment in court. Directs judges to order the release of a person who may be admitted to bail under the least restrictive means necessary to ensure the appearance of the accused in court and the safety of the public. Provides for pre-trial release conditions that may be ordered by the court. Provides that a court may order a defendant detained until the time of sentencing under certain circumstances. Makes the failure to appear in court pursuant to a citation a contemptible offense under certain circumstances. [FN: May decrease local government costs because the bill instructs peace officers and other authorized individuals to issue citations rather than delivering individuals charged with class B or C misdemeanors to a custodial facility under specified circumstances. Actual savings realized will vary with the number of infractions and length of the pre-trial stay.]
SB0206S01
Title: Cohabitant Abuse Procedures Act Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/30/2016
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Draxler, Jack R.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Prevents the release of a person arrested for a domestic violence offense before appearing before a magistrate or signing a jail release agreement. Requires the arresting officer to: provide certain notices to the alleged victim and the person arrested for domestic violence; and inform the magistrate if the alleged victim waives certain release conditions. Creates certain procedures for the release of a person arrested for domestic violence between the person's appearance before a magistrate and the person's appearance before a court. Amends a sentencing requirement regarding treatment or therapy in a domestic violence treatment program. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0209
Title: Fifth District Court Judge
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
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  • Adds a judge to the fifth judicial district. [FN: Could cost the Courts $341,400 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2017 for one judge and one clerk.]
SB0210S03
Title: Unmanned Aircraft Amendments
Currently:House/ comm rpt/ substituted Dated:3/9/2016
Sponsor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
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  • Reorganizes existing code related to unmanned aircraft. Preempts local law. Amends provisions related to a law enforcement agency's use of an unmanned aircraft. Establishes limitations and safety and use requirements for the operation of an unmanned aircraft. Prohibits a person from: committing a trespass with an unmanned aircraft; committing a privacy violation with an unmanned aircraft; or committing voyeurism with an unmanned aircraft. Allows a law enforcement officer to neutralize an unmanned aircraft in certain situations. Establishes criminal penalties (four class B misdemeanors; one class A misdemeanor; and one third degree felony). [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0210S04
Title: Unmanned Vehicle Revisions
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Powell, Kraig
Party: Republican
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  • Substituted after the final committee meeting.
SB0211
Title: Private Use of Drones
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
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  • Recodifies provisions related to unmanned aircraft. Establishes requirements and procedures relating to unmanned aircraft liability coverage. Establishes limitations, and safety and use requirements, for the private operation of an unmanned aircraft. Requires a private operator of an unmanned aircraft to be at least 17 years of age. Prohibits an individual from interfering with the operation of an unmanned aircraft. Establishes provisions governing an educational institution's use of an unmanned aircraft. Establishes provisions governing the commercial use of an unmanned aircraft. Grants rulemaking authority to the Board of Parks and Recreation with regards to unmanned aircraft. Establishes criminal penalties (12 class B misdemeanors; 2 class C misdemeanors; and 20 Infractions.) [FN: May cost the Department of Insurance $500 annually from the Insurance Department Restricted Fund to review 30 forms every year. Expenditures from the Insurance Department Restricted Account impact year-end transfers to the General Fund.]
SB0217
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Control Act Licensing Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/18/2016
Sponsor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Amends definition provisions. Modifies the powers and duties of the commission. Amends operational requirements for package agencies held by hotel licensees. Applies provisions related to inferences and presumptions to hotel licensees. Amends provisions related to unlawful bringing onto premises for consumption to include hotel licensees. Modifies provisions related to operating without a license to include hotel licensees. Addresses the commission's power to issue a club license. Enacts the Hotel License Act, including: defining terms; outlining the hotel licensing process; providing for operational requirements; and providing for enforcement. [FN: Could cost the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control $158,000 annually from the Liquor Control fund and the Attorney General''s Office $151,000 annually from the Gen Fund to administer the licensing and enforcement provisions of the bill.]
SB0218
Title: Department of Corrections Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2016
Sponsor: Fillmore, Lincoln
Party: Republican
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED Repeals language regarding work release programs. Eliminates a report to the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice regarding the effectiveness of sex offender treatment. Eliminates a report from the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to the Judiciary Interim Committee regarding the sex offender treatment program. Makes technical changes to reflect current practices of the Department of Corrections. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0226
Title: Civil Actions Involving Law Enforcement Officers or Emergency Vehicle Operators
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
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  • Repeals the provision that provides that the operator of a marked authorized vehicle owes no duty of care to a person who is a suspect in the commission of a crime in certain circumstances. Amends the bond requirements for a person filing an action against a law enforcement officer acting within the scope of the officer's duties.
SB0230
Title: Civil Stalking Offense Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: Hawkes, Timothy D.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides an exception for course of conduct for reasonable daily activities. Allows a person to contact a government agency to investigate or enforce a law or court order.
SB0234
Title: Protecting Unborn Children Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/28/2016
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Amends informed consent requirements for abortion. Amends provisions related to the Department of Health's requirements for publishing printed materials. Requires a physician who performs an abortion of an unborn child who is at least 20 weeks gestational age to administer an anesthetic or analgesic to eliminate or alleviate organic pain to the unborn child. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0236
Title: Utah Communications Authority Governance Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/7/2016
Sponsor: Van Tassell, Kevin T.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the method of appointing the chair of the Utah Communications Authority Board to appointment by the governor with consent by the Senate. Requires the governor to rotate appointment of the chair, every three years, between a local government representative and a state representative. Establishes that the executive director of the Utah Communications Authority is appointed by the board and serves at the pleasure of the chair. Requires the Utah Communications Authority Board to create a comprehensive strategic plan. Establishes requirements for the comprehensive strategic plan. Requires each division of the Utah Communications Authority to contribute to the comprehensive strategic plan. Requires yearly reports from the Utah Communications Authority Board to the Legislative Management Committee and the Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee. Requires the Utah Communications Authority to report to the legislative Executive Appropriations Committee before issuing bonds. Requires the Utah Communications Authority Board to establish a technical advisory committee. Makes the Utah Communications Authority subject to the Utah Procurement Code and the Utah Public Officers' and Employees' Ethics Act. Requires the Utah Communications Authority to establish human resource guidelines substantially similar to those that apply to state government.
SB0250
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Policy Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/18/2016
Sponsor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Amends the provision related to bringing alcoholic products onto or removing alcoholic products from premises. Modifies licensing requirements of an on-premise beer retailer that is not a tavern. Modifies certain quotas. Addresses licensing fees. Amends operational provisions for retail licensees and for an off-premise beer retailer. Amends the operational requirements for transferees. Repeals the requirement that a person file a notice of intended transfer and makes conforming amendments. Amends notice requirements related to notice of a transfer of a license. Amends the application process for transfers. [FN: Could increase the year-end transfer to the General Fund by $65,900 annually and by $26,500 one-time in FY 2017 as a result of new licenses being issued.]
SB0253
Title: Animal Shelter Revisions
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Davis, Gene
Party: Democratic
Floor: Hemingway, Lynn N.
Party: Democratic
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  • Makes it a crime to leave an animal tethered and unattended, under certain conditions (prevents the animal from reaching shelter, below 32 degrees, above 85 degrees, exposed to wind above 40 miles per hour, rain, hail, rain, hail, or snow), in a manner that prevents the animal from reaching shelter. (New class B misdemeanor; new class C misdemeanor.)
SB0254
Title: Administrative Subpoena Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Madsen, Mark B.
Party: Republican
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  • Changes the standard of proof for an administrative subpoena for electronic records from reasonable suspicion to probable cause.
SB0259
Title: Amendments Related to Alcoholic Beverages
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
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  • Modifies requirements for labeling and packaging of malted beverages. Addresses general operational requirements for off-premise beer retailers.
SCR009
Title: Concurrent Resolution on the Public Health Crisis
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/29/2016
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: Oda, Curtis
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Recognizes that pornography is a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms. Recognizes the need for education, prevention, research, and policy change at the community and societal level in order to address the pornography epidemic that is harming the citizens of Utah and the nation. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SCR011
Title: Concurrent Resolution Urging the Rescheduling of Marijuana
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/17/2016
Sponsor: Shiozawa, Brian E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Notes that marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule I drug under the United States Controlled Substances Act. Notes that the current classification of marijuana has led to a lack of research on the potential medical benefits of marijuana. Urges Congress and the federal government to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II drug. Encourages researchers to investigate the benefits of medical marijuana. Encourages researchers to report their findings to the legislative interim committees of Business and Labor, Economic Development, and Health and Human Services, or other groups as appropriate or feasible. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SJR010
Title: Joint Resolution on Education for Law Enforcement Professionals
Currently:Senate/ to Lieutenant Governor Dated:2/23/2016
Sponsor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
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  • ENROLLED Recognizes that Utah's law enforcement professionals perform a vital and important service to the citizens of the state of Utah. Urges Utah's law enforcement professionals to engage in continuing education and training activities to continually update their work skills and professionalism. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SJR013S01
Title: Joint Resolution Amending Rules of Evidence
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/10/2016
Sponsor: Urquhart, Stephen H.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the Utah Rules of Evidence to include a rule that relates to the admissibility of certain evidence in a case in which the defendant is accused of committing a hate crime. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]