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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
HB0017
Title: Offenses Against the Person Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
OPP
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SUP
PRI
HOLD
Comments:
  • This bill amends the crime of aggravated assault to include the act of impeding the breathing or blood circulation of another person by the use of unlawful force that is likely to result in a loss of consciousness. It provides that the commission of the aggravated assault offense of impeding breathing or blood circulation is the offense of strangulation, and is a second degree felony if action results in a loss of consciousness. The bill modifies the crime of child abuse to include the act of impeding the breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure to the neck or throat, or by obstructing the nose, mouth, or airway, in a manner that is likely to cause unconsciousness.
HB0019
Title: Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
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HOLD
OPP
OPP
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Comments:
  • This bill modifies the elements of qualifying as an innocent owner regarding property subject to forfeiture. It requires a direct nexus of the property to a specific alleged criminal exchange or transaction, in order for the property to be forfeited. The bill modifies the definition of proceeds that are from an offense giving rise to a forfeiture and requires the prosecutor to bring an action for civil forfeiture in a timely manner. It modifies the process for a claimant to bring an action to claim forfeited property and provides that any person may assert an interest in seized property or file an answer to a forfeiture complaint without posting bond. The bill 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. The bill provides that prejudgment interest shall be awarded, in addition to the current postjudgment interest, and removes the cap of 20% of the value of the property subject to forfeiture when awarding legal costs and attorney fees. It modifies the obligations of a claimant regarding illegal use of the property subject to forfeiture and modifies the allocation of the proceeds from asset forfeiture to provide for victim restitution and reimbursement of direct costs by the prosecuting agency and the law enforcement agencies involved in the case. The bill 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 interest and costs as listed. [FN: State - Enactment of this legislation could reduce revenue to the State due to reduced civil forfeitures. The reduction in total state revenue cannot be determined at this time. Enactment of this legislation could decrease expenditures by an undetermined amount from the State Asset Forfeiture Grant Program due to reduced state collections from civil forfeitures. The State Asset Forfeiture Grant Program provides funding of variable amounts to the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, the Office of the Attorney General, and the Department of Public Safety. Local - Enactment of this legislation could decrease local expenditures by an undetermined amount from the State Asset Forfeiture Grant Program due to reduced state collections from civil forfeitures. The State Asset Forfeiture Grant Program provides funding of variable amounts to drugs courts through the Department of Human Services and local law enforcement agencies and task forces. Individuals & Businesses - 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.]
HB0022
Title: Nomination Petition Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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N/P
Comments:
  • This bill establishes a procedure for an individual to remove the individual's signature from a candidate nomination petition. It recodifies and clarifies criminal provisions relating to a candidate nomination petition. The bill provides that criminal provisions relating to a candidate nomination petition apply to both a candidate nomination petition for a registered political party and a candidate nomination petition for a qualified political party. It imposes criminal and civil penalties when a signature gatherer intentionally misrepresents the purpose of a nomination petition or certain other information relating to the petition. The bill requires a signature gatherer to display certain information relating to a candidate for whom they are collecting signatures and makes technical and conforming changes. [Adds a class A misd. for a number of elements regarding misrepresenting the purpose of a nomination petition or certain other information.]
HB0031
Title: Utah Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program Reauthorization
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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HOLD
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Comments:
  • This bill amends the membership of the Utah Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program Advisory Committee. It amends the repeal date for the Utah Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program and repeals provisions related to certain contracts and applications that no longer exist. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0048
Title: Wildlife Species Introduction Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Albrecht, Carl R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dayton, Margaret
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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N/P
Comments:
  • This bill prohibits the release or transplantation of live terrestrial or aquatic wildlife into the wild without a certificate of registration issued by the Division of Wildlife Resources or as otherwise provided by Title 23, Wildlife Resources Code of Utah. The bill states that the Division of Wildlife Resources may only authorize the transplanting 16 of big game, turkeys, wolves, threatened or endangered species, or sensitive species as described in Section 23-14-21 and makes technical changes. [The bill changes elements regarding the unlawful release of wildlife which is a class A misd.] [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0050
Title: Opioid Prescribing Regulations
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/24/2017
Sponsor: Ward, Raymond P.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
SUP
SUP
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Comments:
  • This bill limits the number of days for which an opiate may be prescribed for certain individuals and removes an outdated provision from the Utah Controlled Substances Act related to opiate prescribing. The bill amends provisions of the Controlled Substance Database Act related to provider use of the database. [If an individual has not filled a prescription for a Schedule II or III controlled substance that is an opiate within the last 90 days, an opiate may not be filled in a quantity to exceed a seven day supply as directed on the daily dosage rate of the prescription.]
HB0052
Title: Political Contribution Reporting Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
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Comments:
  • This bill amends the Election Code in relation to reporting campaign contributions. It makes it a class B misdemeanor to conspire to make a campaign contribution through one or more persons in order to avoid disclosing the original source of the campaign contribution. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0053
Title: Missing and Exploited Children's Day
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Handy, Stephen G.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • This bill provides that Rachael Runyan/Missing and Exploited Children's Day shall be commemorated annually on August 26. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0062
Title: Educator Rights Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
---
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S/C
N/P
Comments:
  • This bill amends provisions related to abusive conduct toward school employees. It defines "abusive conduct" and requires a local school board or charter school governing board to update a policy related to bullying. The bill implements a grievance process for a school employee who experiences abusive conduct and provides for training related to abusive conduct. The bill also makes technical and conforming changes. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0066
Title: Opiate Overdose Response Act Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • This bill clarifies the persons who are not civilly liable when administering an opiate antagonist under certain circumstances and makes technical changes. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0068
Title: Crime Victims Reparation Board Sunset Extension
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Christensen, LaVar
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
PRI
SUP
Comments:
  • This bill extends the sunset date on the Crime Victim Reparations and Assistance Board to July 1, 2027. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0073
Title: Child Placement Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Peterson, Jeremy A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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HOLD
HOLD
S/C
S/C
SUP
Comments:
  • This bill enacts provisions in the Juvenile Court Act related to child placement during an abuse, neglect, or dependency proceeding. The bill 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. It 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.
HB0076
Title: End of Life Options Act
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Chavez-Houck, Rebecca
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
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HOLD
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Comments:
  • This bill amends the Utah Uniform Probate Code to enact the End of Life Options Act. It designates when an individual may make a request for medication under this chapter. It establishes attending physician responsibilities and requires a consulting physician confirmation. The bill provides for a counseling referral when needed and requires an informed decision, encourages family notification, requires written and oral requests, and an ability to rescind the request at any time. The bill requires waiting periods that include documentation and reporting requirements. It also requires that the patient be a resident of the state. The bill establishes the effect of the decision to end an individual's life on wills, contracts, and insurance or annuity contracts. It provides limited immunities and procedures for permissible sanctions and prohibits euthanasia or mercy killing. The bill establishes criminal penalties for certain actions and provides a uniform form for patient consent. The bill defines terms. [FN: Enactment of this legislation may cost the Department of Health $12,000 from the General Fund one-time in FY 2017 to develop a database and $12,000 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2018 for 0.2 full time equivalent employees to register clients.]
HB0077
Title: Fifth District Court Judge
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • This bill adds a judge to the fifth judicial district. [FN: Could cost the Courts $433,000 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY2018 for one judge and two clerks.]
HB0082
Title: Street-legal All-terrain Vehicle Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Noel, Michael E.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
N/P
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HOLD
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HOLD
Comments:
  • FYI - This bill amends provisions in the Traffic Code relating to the operation of a street-legal all-terrain vehicle and makes technical corrections. [Violation of this section is an infraction.] [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0090
Title: Insurance Opioid Regulation
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Ward, Raymond P.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
SUP
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Comments:
  • This bill requires commercial insurers, the state Medicaid program, workers' compensation insurers, and public employee insurers to implement policies to minimize the risk of prescribing certain controlled substances. It defines terms and requires a health insurance policy, a health plan offered to state employees, the Medicaid program, and workers' compensation insurance to establish policies for prescribing certain controlled substances. The bill applies to insurance plans entered into or renewed on or after July 1, 2017 and requires a report to the Health and Human Services Interim Committee. The bill sunsets the requirement for prescribing policies on July 1, 2022. [FN: Will not impact state budget. Individuals & Businesses - This legislation might cost each commercial insurers and workers'' compensation insurers around $10,000 for 200 staff hours and charges for operational changes to make five policy changes.]
HB0092
Title: Physical Restraint in Schools
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
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OPP
OPP
SUP
Comments:
  • This bill amends provisions related to the use of physical restraint or force in schools. It defines terms and amends provisions related to the use of physical restraint or force, including to protect property from being damaged. The bill makes technical and conforming changes. [FN: Will not impact state budget.]
HB0093
Title: Judicial Nominating Process Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Nelson, Merrill F.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
OPP
OPP
OPP
OPP
Comments:
  • This bill amends provisions related to the judicial nominating process. It repeals the authority of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to make rules related to evaluation criteria for the selection of judicial nominees and makes technical changes. [FN: Will not impact state budget.]
HB0096
Title: Petroleum Vapor Recovery Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • This bill addresses vapor recovery systems for a gasoline cargo tank. It defines terms and requires the operator of a gasoline cargo tank to meet certain requirements to control the emission of gasoline vapors and establishes penalties. [An operator who violates this section is guilty of a class C misdemeanor for a third or subsequent offense.] [FN: Will not impact state budget.]
HB0099
Title: Bigamy Offense Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Noel, Michael E.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
N/P
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SUP
SUP
N/P
Comments:
  • This bill modifies the Utah Criminal Code regarding the offense of bigamy. The bill revises the definitions of bigamy and child bigamy. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0110
Title: Controlled Substance Amendments
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/24/2017
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
S/C
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • This bill adds the substance 3,4-dichloro-N-[2-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamide that is also known as U-47700 or "pink" to the list of controlled substances under Schedule I. [FN: Assuming offenders under the provisions in the bill would otherwise be convicted under separate similar offenses, enactment of this bill likely will not materially impact state expenditures. However, if there is a net increase in prison commitments as a result of the bill, it could cost the Department of Corrections about $33,000/year/prisoner for each additional commitment and $7,500/year/offender for community probation supervision from the General Fund beginning in FY 2018. Similarly, if there is a net increase in offenders mentioned above, this could cost the Board of Pardons and Parole about $400/offender per decision from the General Fund. LOCAL: To the extent that offenders are housed in county jails, the cost to the county would be about $65/day for each offender.]
HB0112
Title: Firearms Amendments
Currently:House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
*HOLD
HOLD
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OPP
OPP
HOLD
Comments:
  • This bill provides that a business owner who allows a person with a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm onto the owner's property is not civilly or criminally liable under certain circumstances. It also provides an exemption for a person, 21 years of age or older who may lawfully possess a firearm, from certain criminal provisions related to the carrying of a concealed firearm.
HB0122
Title: Medicaid Waiver for Postpartum Mental Health Coverage
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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SUP
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Comments:
  • This bill defines terms and requires the Department of Health to ask for a federal waiver that will allow the state's Medicaid program to provide mental health benefits and services to certain postpartum women.
HB0123
Title: Juvenile Offenses Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
S/C
PRI
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HOLD
SUP
PRI
Comments:
  • This bill describes unlawful sexual activity between minors and sets parameters for when unlawful sexual activity occurs between minors and both are under 18 years of age. It requires the filing of petitions in juvenile court, creates penalties, and makes technical and conforming corrections. [The bill creates a class B misdemeanor if there is less than three years' difference in the ages of the parties. It creates a class A misdemeanor if there is more than three years' difference in the ages of the parties but less than four years' difference, and a third degree felony if there is more than four years' difference in the ages of the parties.] [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0124
Title: Assault on a Peace Officer Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Maloy, A. Cory
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
N/P
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OPP
HOLD
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Comments:
  • This bill adds constables and deputy constables to the list of persons designated as law enforcement officers. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0130
Title: Cannabinoid Medicine Research
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
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HOLD
SUP
SUP
HOLD
Comments:
  • This bill allows a person to possess cannabis, cannabinoid medicine, and expanded cannabinoid medicine and to distribute the cannabis, cannabinoid medicine, or expanded cannabinoid medicine to a patient pursuant to an institutional review board-approved study. It allows a person conducting an institutional review board-approved study to import and distribute cannabis, cannabinoid medicine, and expanded cannabinoid medicine under certain circumstances. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0138
Title: Public Safety Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
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SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • This bill 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.]
HB0139
Title: Criminal Intent Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
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HOLD
SUP
HOLD
HOLD
Comments:
  • This bill eliminates the defense of voluntary intoxication in a criminal prosecution. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0144
Title: Administrative Law Judge Qualifications
Currently:House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:1/24/2017
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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N/P
N/P
Comments:
  • FYI - This bill requires an individual to have a law degree in order to serve as an administrative law judge and exempts current administrative law judges from the requirement to be a law school graduate.
HB0146
Title: Partial Filling of a Schedule II Controlled Substance Prescription
Currently:House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Barlow, Stewart E.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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SUP
HOLD
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Comments:
  • This bill specifies the conditions under which certain Schedule II controlled substance prescriptions may be partially filled and requires rulemaking.
HB0149
Title: Child Abuse Offender Registry
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/24/2017
Sponsor: Owens, Derrin R.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
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HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
Comments:
  • This bill changes the name of the "Sex and Kidnap Offender Registry" to the "Sex, Kidnap and Child Abuse Offender Registry." It adds felony offenses of child abuse and human trafficking of a child to the Sex, Kidnap, and Child Abuse Offender Registry and makes technical and conforming changes. [FN: Enactment of this bill could cost the Department of Corrections $61,600 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2018 for personnel costs to process additional offender registration.]
HB0154
Title: Telehealth Amendments
Currently:LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Ivory, Ken
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
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HOLD
S/C
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Comments:
  • This bill defines terms and amends the Medical Assistance Act regarding reimbursement for telemedicine services. It amends the Insurance Code to require insurer transparency regarding telehealth reimbursement. It amends the Public Employees' Benefit and Insurance Program Act (PEHP) regarding reimbursement for telemedicine services. The bill requires the Department of Health and PEHP to report to a legislative interim committee and a task force regarding telehealth services. It requires a legislative study and describes responsibilities of a provider offering telehealth services. The bill amends the Electronic Prescribing Act to restrict certain prescriptions in conjunction with telehealth services.
HB0155
Title: Driving Under the Influence and Public Safety Revisions
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Thurston, Norman K
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
Comments:
  • This bill reduces the blood alcohol content limit for driving under the influence [from .08 to .05 grams] and reduces the blood alcohol content limit in relation to certain criminal offenses [from .08 to .05 grams]. It defines "novice learner driver” and defines "novice licensed driver." The bill modifies the definition of "alcohol restricted driver" to include a novice learner driver and a novice licensed driver. It also makes technical changes.
HB0156
Title: State Job Application Process
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Hollins, Sandra
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
SUP
HOLD
HOLD
SUP
Comments:
  • This bill defines terms and provides that a public employer may not require an applicant to disclose a past criminal conviction before an initial interview for employment. It provides exemptions for certain public employers. [Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0161
Title: Pedestrian Safety Amendments
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
OPP
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SUP
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N/P
Comments:
  • This bill amends provisions related to impeding or blocking traffic. It prohibits the transfer of money or property between a pedestrian and an occupant of a motor vehicle while the motor vehicle is within certain roadways. [Modifies provisions to an existing infraction and creates a new class C misd. for third or subsequent offense within a one-year period.]
HB0162
Title: Driving Under the Influence Classification and Sentencing Revisions
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
OPP
HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
Comments:
  • This bill modifies provisions making it a felony for an individual convicted of driving under the influence while also driving the wrong way on a roadway or controlled-access highway. It modifies sentencing requirements for an individual convicted of driving under the influence and makes technical changes.
HCR003
Title: Concurrent Resolution Recognizing and Remembering the Forgotten Patients of the Utah State Hospital
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • This resolution expresses support for current efforts by staff of the Utah State Hospital to partner with individuals and private entities to build and maintain appropriate markers and monuments at the grave sites of former patients of the Utah State Hospital as a tangible effort to appropriately recognize and remember their courageous and often lonely struggle with mental illness during an earlier era when effective treatments and hope for recovery were very limited and long-term institutionalization was often the only viable intervention. It honors the lives of these once-forgotten individuals who suffered immensely from mental illness by continuing to support ongoing use of evidence-based best practices and interventions to effectively treat citizens of Utah who are currently suffering from mental illness and other complex diseases of the brain. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HJR004
Title: Joint Resolution on Maintenance-of-effort Requirements
Currently:House/ to standing committee Dated:1/24/2017
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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OPP
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Comments:
  • This resolution recognizes that federal maintenance-of-effort requirements can severely limit state budget flexibility and requests that Utah's congressional delegation submit federal legislation adding the following language to each maintenance-of-effort statutory requirement: "In nowise shall the state amount obligated as a maintenance-of-effort calculation exceed the amount of federal funding provided through the grant." [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0012
Title: Expungement Amendments
Currently:House/ received from Senate Dated:1/24/2017
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
PRI
SUP
HOLD
SUP
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Comments:
  • This bill makes changes to provisions regarding expungements and pardons. It adds definitions and prevents the dissemination of information regarding pardons and expungements. The bill provides for the sealing of records of certain court cases. It specifies that infractions, such as traffic offenses and certain minor offenses, will not count towards expungement eligibility and allows for an increase in the number of convictions counted to be eligible for expungement. The bill decreases the waiting period after the petition for expungement is filed and allows the court during sentencing in a criminal prosecution to take into account if the level of the offense has been reduced since the defendant's conviction. [FN: State - Enactment of this bill could generate about $20,000 in ongoing fee revenue to the General Fund and $11,200 in dedicated credits to the Department of Public Safety beginning in FY 2018. Assuming about 200 applicable cases, enactment of this bill could cost a total of $148,500 ongoing from the General Fund and $11,200 in dedicated credits beginning in FY 2018. The breakdown of costs are as follows: 1. Office of the Attorney General - $89,100 for legal research/representation; 2. State Courts - $33,800 for court time/processing; and 3. Department of Public Safety - $36,800 for research and processing. Individuals & Businesses - About 200 individuals could pay about $156 in fees for a total of $31,200 annually beginning in FY 2018. ]
SB0014
Title: Emergency Telephone Service Amendments
Currently:Senate/ circled Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
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SUP
N/P
N/P
Comments:
  • This bill amends and enacts provisions related to 911 services. It defines terms and requires the 911 Division to create an educational program. The bill requires certain multi-line telephone systems to provide certain information to a public safety answering point and requires a multi-line telephone system to be capable of accessing 911 service directly. [FN: Enactment of this bill could cost the Department of Technology Services $776,000 one-time in FY 2017 from the Enterprise Technology Fund to support personnel, hardware and software costs and $338,000 ongoing from the Enterprise Technology Fund in FY 2018 and beyond for personnel to support the system. Enactment of this bill could cost the Utah Communications Authority $500 onetime in FY 2017 from the Statewide Unified Enterprise Technology Fund to develop educational materials. The Utah Communications Authority has indicated it can absorb this cost in its existing budget. Local - Enactment of this legislation would require Local Governments to provide the same information for multi-line telephone systems as the State. The total impact on local governments is unknown. Individuals & Businesses - Enactment of this legislation would require private businesses that operate multi-line phone systems to meet the mandated location sharing standards. Implementation impacts for businesses and individuals in the state is unknown.]
SB0031
Title: Protection of Law Enforcement Officers' Personal Information
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/24/2017
Sponsor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
S/C
S/C
S/C
SUP
SUP
N/P
Comments:
  • This bill provides criminal penalties for posting on the Internet a law enforcement officer's address and phone numbers, or posting the same information regarding an officer's spouse and children; and prohibits the solicitation or sale of the officer's private information. It provides for civil damages and the cost of attorney fees. The bill provides definitions, including a definition of "personal information." [This bill creates a new class A and class B misdemeanor.] [FN: State - Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state revenue. To the extent offenses occur as described in the bill, each instance may generate about $500 in General Fund revenue and an additional $500 to various restricted accounts. Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state expenditures. To the extent there are instances of offense described in the bill, this could cost the Courts about $400 from the General Fund/ case to process. Local - Enactment of this legislation likely will not result in direct, measurable costs for local governments. To the extent that offenders stay in county jails as a result of the bill, this could cost about $65/day for each offender for incarceration costs. Individuals & Businesses - Enactment of this legislation likely will not result in direct, measurable expenditures by Utah residents or businesses. Offenders would pay about $1,000 on average for each case.]
SB0037
Title: Statewide Crisis Line
Currently:House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/24/2017
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
S/C
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • This bill defines terms and creates the Mental Health Crisis Line Commission. It addresses the membership and duties of the Mental Health Crisis Line Commission. The bill requires the Mental Health Crisis Line Commission to report to the Political Subdivisions Interim Committee and provides a repeal date. [FN: Could cost the Legislature $3,200 one-time from the General Fund in FY2018 for compensation and expenses of two legislators on the newly created Mental Health Crisis Line Commission, and could cost the Attorney General's Office $1,300 one-time from the General Fund in FY 2018 for staffing and administrative costs.]
SB0046
Title: Medicaid Expansion Amendments
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Davis, Gene
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
HOLD
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • This bill requires the Department of Health to amend the state Medicaid plan to expand Medicaid eligibility to the optional populations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It repeals a provision requiring the governor to comply with certain requirements before expanding Medicaid and provides that Medicaid expansion is repealed if federal funding decreases from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act funding rates. [FN: State - Enacting this bill could increase federal funds receipts by the following amounts: $4.2 million in FY 2017, $506 million in FY 2018, $678 million in FY 2019, and $905 million in FY 2023. Local - 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 $1,800,000 in FY 2018. These savings then decline annually beginning in FY 2019 to about $1,500,000 by FY 2021. County governments will also see savings for newly eligible inmates for Medicaid to cover some inpatient hospital medical costs. Individuals & Businesses - Up to 108,500 recipients could begin paying existing Medicaid co-pays and other related costs beginning in FY 2018 in exchange for expanded services.]
SB0070
Title: Asset Forfeiture Transparency Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
N/P
HOLD
OPP
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Comments:
  • This bill, in addition to current reporting requirements, requires that law enforcement agencies reporting on a forfeiture action shall include: information on related criminal charges; the value of seized property; the agency's share of property received from a federal forfeiture case; the agency's costs incurred for storage of storing seized property, and the legal costs incurred by the prosecuting attorney. It amends the list of information to be provided regarding a forfeiture. The bill requires that the information be reported by a law enforcement agency when transferring disposition of property resulting from a forfeiture matter to the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and when the law enforcement agency has been awarded any share of property forfeited by the federal government.
SB0071
Title: Criminal Accounts Receivable Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
S/C
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HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
Comments:
  • This bill defines terms and specifies when criminal judgment accounts receivable may be assigned to the Office of State Debt Collection. It allows the court to modify amounts and payment schedules in order to avoid a default and provides that the court may hold a delinquent or defaulting defendant in contempt. The bill outlines possible consequences for a delinquent or defaulting defendant and makes technical and conforming amendments.
SB0072
Title: Victim Selection Penalty Enhancements
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
PRI
SUP
SUP
SUP
PRI
SUP
Comments:
  • This bill provides that the penalty for a criminal offense is subject to enhancement by one degree if the offender acted against an individual because of the offender's perception of the individual's ancestry, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. It provides the same enhancement provisions if the criminal offense damages property and the offender acted against the property because of the offender's perception of the individual's ancestry, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. The bill states that the provisions do not affect an individual's constitutional right of free speech or any other constitutional rights and amends the Bureau of Criminal Identification's duties regarding recording crimes that exhibit evidence of prejudice based on specified categories. [FN: Enactment of this bill could increase ongoing General Fund revenue by about $600 beginning in FY 2018. Assuming 3 applicable cases annually, enactment of this bill could cost a total from the General Fund of $23,400 in FY 2018, $45,900 in FY 2019, and $68,400 each year thereafter to the Department of Corrections and State Courts for community supervision and court processing. Local - To the extent more offenders are housed in county jails as a result of the bill, this could cost county jails about $65/day per offender beginning in FY 2018. Individuals & Businesses - About 3 individuals could pay fines of about $200 each for a total of $600 annually beginning in FY 2018.]
SB0075
Title: Child Welfare Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Fillmore, Lincoln
Party: Republican
Floor: Spendlove, Robert M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
HOLD
Comments:
  • This bill enacts a definition of "child protection unit"; provides that a chief of police or a sheriff may create a child protection unit; permits the Division of Child and Family Services (the division) to include members of a child protection unit as part of a child protection team when the division takes a child into custody or files a petition to commence proceedings in juvenile court alleging that a child is abused or neglected; permits the division to include members of a child protection unit in the child protection team that assists the division in the division's protective, diagnostic, assessment, treatment, and coordination services; establishes a child protection unit pilot program; provides for sunset review of the child protection unit pilot program before it is repealed on December 31, 2019; and ensures that the division may make records that are the result of a child abuse or neglect report available to members of a child protection unit.
SB0076
Title: Post-conviction DNA Testing Amendments
Currently:Senate/ to standing committee Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
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SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • This bill modifies the requirements to obtain postconviction DNA testing by providing that the new evidence shall establish by a reasonable probability that the petitioner would not have been convicted, or would have received a lesser sentence, rather than requiring that the evidence will establish factual innocence. It removes the provision denying postconviction DNA testing if DNA testing was available and the defendant did not request or present DNA testing at trial for tactical reasons. The bill provides that after the Utah attorney general responds to a petition for postconviction DNA testing, the petitioner may reply to the attorney general's response before the court makes a determination regarding allowing the testing.
SB0087
Title: Civil Asset Forfeiture Revisions
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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HOLD
SUP
HOLD
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Comments:
  • This bill amends specified definitions and amends provisions regarding the determination that property is subject to forfeiture. It amends civil forfeiture procedures to provide for seized currency to be returned to the claimant in specified circumstances and provides that when property valued at less than $10,000 is seized, the property shall be returned to the claimant. The bill provides that when property is determined to be subject to forfeiture, and the claimant is then acquitted of the offense giving rise to the forfeiture, the property shall be returned. It facilitates the return of seized property to an innocent owner.
SB0096
Title: Unsecured Load Amendments
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
HOLD
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S/C
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Comments:
  • This bill defines unsecured load and creates new penalties for certain violations. It instructs the department, when possible, to educate the public regarding unsecured loads and makes technical changes.
SJR004
Title: Joint Resolution Amending Rules of Evidence - Victim Selection
Currently:Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Dated:1/23/2017
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
S/C
SUP
S/C
SUP
Comments:
  • This resolution provides that a criminal defendant's expressions or associations are not admissible as evidence of the defendant's selection of the victim when addressing a victim selection penalty enhancement, except when the evidence specifically relates to the crime charged or is introduced for impeachment. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]