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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 Use and Mental Health 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
HB0013S01
Title: Public Safety Peer Counseling Provisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
S/C
N/P
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Provides for the creation of teams to provide peer support and counseling services within public safety agencies. Requires that members of the peer support team receive training in accordance with POST guidelines for law enforcement officers, the State Fire Marshal's Office for firefighters, and the Health Department for all other first responders. Prohibits the release of information obtained through peer counseling except in specified circumstances. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0014
Title: Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Patient Brokering
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2018
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Davis, Gene
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
S/C
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMENDED (changes shall to may). Makes remuneration for the referral of an individual for substance use disorder treatment a CLASS A misdemeanor. Specifies permissible exceptions. Changes the term "substance abuse" to "substance use." (New MA) [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0018
Title: Alcohol Abuse Tracking Committee Relocation
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Zehnder, Brian
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
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SUP
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Moves the Alcohol Abuse Tracking Committee from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Human Services. Removes the dates by which the committee must annually meet and issue the annual report. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0025
Title: Cannabinoid Product Board Membership Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Amends the required composition of the Cannabinoid Product Board. Amends the duties of the Cannabinoid Product Board to include review of expanded cannabinoid products. [FN: May cost the Dept. Health $61,200 ongoing Gen Fund beginning in FY19 for 0.5 FTE and outside subject matter experts.]
HB0037S01
Title: Occupational and Professional Licensing Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2018
Sponsor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
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SUP
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Modifies DOPL's authority to share certain licensee information. Modifies provisions related to unlawful and unprofessional conduct. Modifies provisions related to unpaid penalties. (The director may collect a penalty that is not paid by:(i) referring the matter to a collection agency; or (ii) bringing an action in the district court of the county where the person against whom the penalty is imposed resides or in the county where the office of the director is located. (b) A county attorney or the attorney general of the state shall provide legal assistance and advice to the director in an action to collect a penalty. (c) A court shall award reasonable attorney fees and costs to the prevailing party in an action brought by the division to collect a penalty.) Modifies the exemptions from licensure and other requirements related to cosmetology and associated professions. Modifies background check requirements and other requirements for certain medical professions. Modifies certain contractor licensing requirements. Modifies the membership of the Hunting Guides and Outfitters Licensing Board. (The division may not disseminate outside of the division any criminal history record information obtained from BCI or FBI under criminal background check.) [FN: Could cost the Dept of Commerce $1,800 annually in Dedicated Credits, beginning in FY19, for background check payments.]
HB0038
Title: Fireworks Restrictions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Iwamoto, Jani
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
N/P
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SUP
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N/P
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Amends and clarifies the dates on which a person may legally discharge fireworks. Increases the criminal fine for discharging fireworks outside of permitted dates and times. Clarifies when a municipality may prohibit a person from discharging fireworks. Increases the areas within which a municipality or the state forester may prohibit the discharge of fireworks. In certain situations, requires local governments and the state forester to create and provide maps identifying areas in which fireworks are prohibited due to hazardous environmental conditions. Requires retailers that sell fireworks to display: maps a county provides indicating areas within the county in which fireworks are prohibited due to hazardous environmental conditions; and signs regarding permissible discharge dates and times and certain criminal penalties. Prohibits the state forester from limiting or restricting the discharge of fireworks within municipal boundaries. Imposes civil liability when certain fireworks discharge causes a fire. [FN: Could reduce ongoing revenue to the Gen Fund by an estimated $4,800; to the extent that additional civil liability cases would generate $360/case to the Gen Fund, total is unknown. LOCALs: Local governments could lose $2,100 ongoing in sales tax revenue and could collect $1,000/instance in fines created in this bill. To the extent additional civil liability cases are filed would generate $185/case in revenue and estimate costs, total is unknown.]
HB0041
Title: Mental Health Crisis Line Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Directs the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (division) to enter into or modify contracts to provide the statewide mental health crisis line. Requires the division to ensure that the statewide mental health crisis line meets certain staffing and operational standards. Requires local mental health authorities to ensure that local mental health crisis lines meet certain staffing and operational standards. Requires local mental health authorities and the division to ensure that calls may be transferred from local mental health crisis lines to the statewide mental health crisis line to ensure a timely and effective response to calls. Amends the duties of the Mental Health Crisis Line Commission. [FN: Could cost DHS - DSAMH $477,700 one-time Gen Fund in FY18 and $2.38 million Gen Fund beginning in FY19 to expand mental health crisis line services, including the cost of developing training materials, hiring a program manager, and contracting for crisis line operations, telecommunications infrastructure, and advertising. Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs) expand their crisis line services or if they experience a significant increase in call volume, they could experience new costs of approximately $80,000 annually per additional mental health therapist or crisis worker; these costs depend on the choices of the LMHAs, practices of the statewide line operator, and any increased awareness of the crisis line network. If DSAMH passes funding to the LMHAs to expand direct services or to pay the statewide contractor, LMHAs would be required to provide a 20 percent match from county funds.]
HB0042
Title: Medicaid Waiver for Mental Health Crisis Services
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMEND Requires the Department of Health to seek a Medicaid waiver, IF NECESSARY, for certain mental health crisis resources. [FN: Could cost DMHF $30,000 Gen Fund, $325,000 dedicated credits, and $470,000 federal funds one-time in FY19 and $60,000 General Fund, $650,000 dedicated credits, and $940,000 federal funds ongoing beginning in FY20, which would be passed-through to LMHAs to provide crisis line services and mobile crisis outreach teams (MCOTs) to Medicaid-eligible individuals. The Gen Fund portion is the state match for about 150 individuals in the targeted expansion population.]
HB0043
Title: Blood Testing Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Outlines the circumstances under which a peace officer may obtain a blood draw (person gives oral or written consent; officer obtains a warrant; or a judicially recognized exception to obtaining a warrant). [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0050
Title: Obscenity and Pornography Complaints Ombudsman
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/13/2018
Sponsor: McKell, Michael K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
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N/P
N/P
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Repeals the provision creating the obscenity and pornography complaints ombudsman from the Attorney General's office. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0051
Title: Administrative Office of the Courts Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/13/2018
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMEND Removes the Office of the Court Administrator from the Legislative Oversight and Sunset Act. Provides for consistent use of the terms "Administrative Office of the Courts" and "state court administrator." Clarifies that the state court administrator serves at the pleasure of the Judicial Council and the Supreme Court OR BOTH. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0058S01
Title: Traffic Control Signs for Bicycles
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
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OPP
N/P
N/P
Comments:
  • Provides that a person operating a bicycle approaching a stop sign shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another highway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time the person is moving across or within the intersection or junction of highways, except that a person after slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding the right-of-way if required, may cautiously make a turn or proceed through the intersection without stopping. Provides that once a person operating a bicycle approaching a steady red traffic-control signal at certain intersections has stopped and yielded to all other traffic, the person may cautiously: proceed straight through the steady red signal; or turn left onto a highway that is a highway with one lane in each direction. Provides that after slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding the right-of-way, if required, a person operating a bicycle approaching a steady red traffic-control signal may cautiously make a right-hand turn without stopping. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0059S02
Title: Unmanned Aircraft Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Pitcher, Dixon M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Millner, Ann
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
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SUP
SUP
N/P
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Defines "correctional facility." Prohibits the operation of an unmanned aircraft system: to deliver any item to or inside the property of a correctional facility; or in a manner that interferes with the operations or security of a correctional facility. Exempts an unmanned aircraft system that is operating in the course and scope of an operation of a mosquito abatement district. [FN: To the extent that individuals are fined for using unmanned aircraft systems in violation of the provisions of this bill, the criminal surcharge account could see additional revenue equal to 35 percent of the fine of $5,000 for each third degree felony and 35 percent of the fine of $680 for each class B misdemeanor.]
HB0064
Title: Distracted Driver Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
Floor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
*HOLD
HOLD
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HOLD
SUP
HOLD
Comments:
  • FAILED in Committee. Prohibits the use of a handheld mobile device while operating a moving motor vehicle unless the person uses hands-free technology (class C misdemeanor and max fine of $100; or class B if serious bodily injury or has prior conviction in past 3 years.) [FN: Could result in ongoing Gen Fund revenue, beginning in FY19 of $28,400 from the assessment of fines. Revenue in the amount of $116,800 would also accrue to the Criminal Surcharge Account, beginning in FY19. Caseload increases for the courts could result in an increase in expenditures of $88,000 annually, beginning in FY19.]
HB0065S01
Title: Ignition Interlock Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Westwood, John R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
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SUP
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Removes from the definition of "interlock restricted driver" a driver convicted of driving under the influence if the conviction does not involve alcohol. [FN: Could cost DPS $10,200 one-time from the DPS Restricted Account in FY19 for database reprogramming, and could save the department $18,000 ongoing from the same account beginning in FY19 from the reduced workload.]
HB0067
Title: Voter Registration Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Handy, Stephen G.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • Provides that an individual who applies for or renews the individual's driver license or state identification card will be registered to vote unless the individual opts out. Allows certain information in a driver license or state identification card application form to be used for voter registration purposes. Requires a county clerk to send certain information to an individual who registers to vote. Provides that an individual is not guilty of fraudulent registration if the individual is ineligible to register to vote but is inadvertently registered to vote under this bill. [FN: could cost the Governor''s Office $17,000 one-time from the Gen Fund in FY18 for programming costs to electronically process voter registration applications. It could also save the Driver License Division $1,300 ongoing Gen Fund beginning in FY19 in avoided application processing costs.]
HB0069S01
Title: National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Handy, Stephen G.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Allows Utah to join the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact. Permits Utah to share information with other states and the federal government relating to background checks and criminal histories. [FN: Could cost DPS an unknown amount in travel and data enhancement costs, however any expense incurred would be reimbursed by the FBI.]
HB0070
Title: Costs for Aggravated Murder Offenses
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Handy, Stephen G.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
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N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • Provides the auditor with guidelines for determining the scope of costs incurred by capital cases, including when the death penalty is sought and when it is not. Describes the various prosecutions and outcomes regarding capital cases, including conviction and plea bargains. Directs that the auditor report to the Legislature, including recommendations. Legislative Auditor General will report to LECJ Interim Committee and the EOCJ Appropriations Subcommittee. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0075S01
Title: Child Sexual Abuse Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Nelson, Merrill F.
Party: Republican
Floor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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SUP
N/P
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Amends the sexual abuse definition of related children for purposes of child protection by including siblings by adoption or marriage while the marriage exists. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0077S02
Title: Criminal Code Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/7/2018
Sponsor: McKell, Michael K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
S/C
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SUP
SUP
S/C
Comments:
  • AMEND Defines the term "indecent liberties" (MEANS conduct as serious as touching, over clothing, of the anus, buttocks, or genitals of another individual, or touching, over clothing, of the breast of a female individual). Amends provisions of Section 78A-6-105 and Section 78B-2-308 to incorporate the definition of "indecent liberties." [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0077S04
Title: Criminal Code Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: McKell, Michael K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED
HB0080
Title: Child Placement Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Peterson, Jeremy A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
S/C
SUP
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED 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 the child to the custody of that parent or guardian. Allows the juvenile court to deny the return of a child to the custody of a parent or guardian who has an outstanding felony arrest warrant. [FN: Could cost $60,700 ongoing beginning in FY19. Of that amount, $6,400 in Gen Fund and $800 in federal funds is for personnel at the DHS- Division of Child and Family Services to determine whether a parent or guardian has an outstanding felony arrest warrant. The remaining $53,500 in Gen Fund is for personnel at the Office of the Attorney General - Child Protection Division to prepare and file reports with the court.]
HB0082
Title: Student Right to Active Counsel
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Coleman, Kim F.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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UBJJ
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Comments:
  • FAILED in Committee. Enacts Title 53B, Chapter 27, Part 3, Student Legal Representation, including enacting provisions: requiring an institution of higher education to allow certain parties to have legal representation at a disciplinary proceeding; governing the exchange of evidence at a disciplinary proceeding; prohibiting certain conflicts of interest in a disciplinary proceeding; and authorizing a cause of action. Amends applicable governmental immunity provisions. [FN: Creates a new cause of action for state institutions of higher education. To the extent that individuals bring action, institutions may see an increase in expenditures. However, the amount cannot be determined due to a number of unknown factors, including the number of possible actions, the representation and litigation required, and damages awarded. Costs to the state risk pool could average $25,000 per case.]
HB0083S01
Title: Forcible Entry and Warrants Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
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LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
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OPP
N/P
N/P
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Comments:
  • AMEND Requires supervisory officials to conduct reviews. Requires certain information in affidavits requesting specific warrants. Addresses when forceable entry may or may not be used. THE affidavit shall describe investigative activities that have been undertaken to ensure that the correct building is identified and that potential harm to innocent third parties, the building, and officers may be minimized.
HB0084S01
Title: Felony Fleeing Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
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SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • Amends the offense of murder to include, after failing to stop at an officer's signal: operating the vehicle in a dangerous manner; or attempting to flee.
HB0086S01
Title: Manslaughter Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2018
Sponsor: McKell, Michael K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
OPP
OPP
OPP
SUP
OPP
OPP
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Expands the crime of manslaughter to include intentionally, and with knowledge that another individual intends to commit suicide or attempt to commit suicide, aids the other individual to commit suicide. "Aid" means the act of providing the physical means. "Provides" means to administer, prescribe, distribute, or dispense. Aid does not include the withholding or withdrawal of life sustaining treatment procedures. Does not include a practitioner when providing medication or a procedure to treat an individual's illness or to relieve pain or discomfort. [FN: Could cost the DOC $8,700 in FY19, $17,400 in FY20 and $34,700 ongoing from the Gen Fund by FY22 for incarceration costs. The Department submits that they can absorb these costs.]
HB0087S02
Title: Suicide Prevention Training Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Fawson, Justin L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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S/C
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • Requires an individual to complete a course in suicide prevention in order to obtain or renew a license under the Utah Medical Practice Act or the Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act. Allows the division to issue a waiver from the requirements created in this bill for any individual who requests a waiver. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Commerce $7,100 ongoing and $5,900 one-time from the Commerce Service Account in FY19 for rule development and staff time to interface with the boards, and to process the waiver applications. Spending from the Commerce Service Account impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
HB0088S02
Title: Electronic Cigarette and Other Nicotine Product Amendments
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/5/2018
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
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SUP
SUP
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N/P
Comments:
  • Imposes civil penalties for the sale of an alternative nicotine product or a nontherapeutic nicotine product. Requires certain products that contain synthetic nicotine to have a statement on the exterior package that the product contains synthetic nicotine. Imposes licensing requirements on a person that sells or distributes an alternative nicotine product or a nontherapeutic nicotine product. Imposes an excise tax on the sale of an electronic cigarette substance, an alternative nicotine product, and a nontherapeutic nicotine device substance in the state. Provides for the remittance of the tax collected. Creates the Electronic Cigarette Substance and Other Nicotine Product Tax Restricted Account. Addresses use of revenue from the taxation of an electronic cigarette substance, an alternative nicotine product, and a nontherapeutic nicotine device substance. Provides criminal penalties for a sale or purchase of an electronic cigarette product, an alternative nicotine product, or a nontherapeutic nicotine product, in violation of law. (Class C misdemeanor on first offense; class B on second offense; and class A on third and subseuqent.)
HB0088S04
Title: Electronic Cigarette and Other Nicotine Product Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
Comments:
HB0098
Title: Driving Under the Influence Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Thurston, Norman K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
S/C
N/P
SUP
SUP
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Removes the definition of "novice licensed driver." Removes a novice licensed driver from the definition of "alcohol restricted driver." [FN: Could result in forgone revenue of $100/instance to the Transportation Fund - Public Safety Restricted Account in reduced ignition interlock fee collections beginning in FY19, however the total amount is unknown. Could save the DPS from the Transportation Fund - Public Safety Restricted Account about $100/instance for each affected driver in reduced processing costs for the ignition interlock program beginning in FY 2019.]
HB0099
Title: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Act Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2018
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
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SUP
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SUP
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Changes the date by which local substance abuse authorities and local mental health authorities shall annually submit a service plan to the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health within the Dept of Human Services. Expands the division's responsibilities with respect to peer support services to include peer support services for individuals with mental health disorders. Amends peer support services provisions. Recodifies peer support services provisions. Requires rulemaking. Clarifies the role of a mental health officer. Removes obsolete references to the Utah State Hospital Board. Removes the exemption of security officers from the public safety retirement system. Updates code provisions in accordance with the existing practice of private hospitals providing inpatient mental health treatment. Makes changes to procedures and criteria for civil commitments. Gives officers authority to not take a mentally ill individual into custody in order to avoid escalating a dangerous situation. [FN: Could cost the DHS - DSAMH $43,300 Gen Fund and $13,700 from federal Medicaid transfers ongoing beginning in FY19 to provide additional retirement benefits to special function officers working at the Utah State Hospital who could become eligible for the Public Safety Retirement System. The department has indicated it can absorb these costs in its existing budget.]
HB0102S01
Title: Use of Force Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2018
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
N/P
N/P
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N/P
N/P
N/P
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Addresses when a person is not justified in using force. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0106S01
Title: Education Grant Program for Individuals in the Justice System
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Potter, Val K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
USC
USAAV+
LELC
UCV
UBJJ
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
SUP
Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Addresses the duties of the State Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Provides for a pilot grant program to facilitate participation in a qualifying education program by certain individuals in the justice system. [FN: Could cost the CCJJ $159,900 onetime in FY19 from the Gen Fund in grant money to fund the costs of two employees to operate the pilot program. This bill could also cost the CCJJ $6,000 one-time in FY19 from the Gen Fund to create, administer, and write rules for the grant. The CCJJ has indicated it can absorb the administrative costs in its existing budget.]
HB0107
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Proof of Age Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Poulson, Marie H.
Party: Democratic
Floor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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LELC
UCV
UBJJ
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Comments:
  • Modifies the definition of "proof of age" under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act to include additional forms of identification issued by the government of a foreign country. [FN: Could reduce year-end transfers to the Gen Fund from the Liquor Control Fund by $2,000 annually beginning in FY19. Could cost the DABC $2,000 annually from the Liquor Control Fund for training and monitoring of scanners. Spending from the Liquor Control Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.]
HB0119
Title: Sexual Assault Kit Processing Act Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Modifies the definition of restricted kit. Clarifies that only medical personnel who collect kit information may classify a kit as restricted. [FN: Will not impact state budget.]
HB0120
Title: Alcohol Liability Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Thurston, Norman K.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Provides that a person who is liable for injury or damage that results from furnishing an alcoholic product is jointly and severally liable with any other person who is liable for the injury or damage. Repeals provisions related to an action for contribution. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0125S01
Title: Duty to Assist in an Emergency
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
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Comments:
  • FAILED ON FLOOR. Makes it a class B misdemeanor to fail to provide assistance in the event of a crime or another emergency subject to certain exceptions. Prohibits a prosecutor from basing charges for commission of an offense other than the offense created in this bill on an individual's failure to provide assistance. Amends provisions of the Good Samaritan Act to provide immunity from liability to a person who provides assistance in accordance with the requirements of this bill. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0126S03
Title: Offender Housing Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/7/2018
Sponsor: Peterson, Jeremy A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Buxton, David G.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Provides that the Department of Corrections shall establish community correctional centers. Sets a cap on the number of offenders that may be released to a community correctional center based on population. This bill appropriates in the fiscal year 2019 to Corrections -- Corrections Programs and Operations -- Adult Probation and Parole Programs as an ongoing appropriation: from the General Fund, $2,315,000 to Capital Budget -- Capital Development - Other State Government -- Community Correctional Centers as an ongoing appropriation: from the General Fund, $131,900 to Capital Budget -- Capital Development - Other State Government -- Community Correctional Centers as an one-time appropriation from the General Fund, $8,163,000. [FN:Could lead to costs from the Gen Fund for the Dept of Corrections to establish community correctional centers in areas throughout the state and to staff and operate the centers. Enactment of this legislation appropriates $8,163,000 one-time in FY19 from the Gen Fund to establish centers, and it appropriates $2,315,000 ongoing to the Dept of Corrections and $131,900 ongoing to Capital Development from the Gen Fund beginning in FY19 to operate and maintain centers.]
HB0126S04
Title: Offender Housing Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Peterson, Jeremy A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Buxton, David G.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED
HB0127S01
Title: Controlled Substance Database Act Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/7/2018
Sponsor: Fawson, Justin L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
CCJJ
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N/P
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Comments:
  • Changes the requirements for checking the controlled substance database. Modifies enforcement provisions. Delays enforcement of the requirements in this bill. [FN: Could decrease the year-end transfer to the Gen Fund from the Commerce Service Fund by $16,400 ongoing beginning in FY19. May cost the Dept of Commerce from the Commerce Service Fund $16,400 ongoing beginning in FY19 to complete 23 investigations annually. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
  • ENROLLING Changes the requirements for checking the controlled substance database. Modifies enforcement provisions. Delays enforcement of the requirements in this bill. [FN: Could decrease the year-end transfer to the Gen Fund from the Commerce Service Fund by $16,400 ongoing beginning in FY19. May cost the Dept of Commerce from the Commerce Service Fund $16,400 ongoing beginning in FY19 to complete 23 investigations annually. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
HB0127S02
Title: Controlled Substance Database Act Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2018
Sponsor: Fawson, Justin L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED
HB0129
Title: Self-defense Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Maloy, A. Cory
Party: Republican
Floor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • AMEND (removes language). Provides that an individual is not required to retreat from an aggressor. Provides that an individual's failure to retreat is not relevant when determining whether the individual acted reasonably. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0131
Title: Spendthrift Provisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMEND Provides an exception for victim's restitution. MODIFIES spendthrift exceptions. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0132S03
Title: Juvenile Justice Modifications
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • AMEND ADDRESSES sheriff's duties related to juvenile courts. Expands the uses of appropriations for the Enhancement for At-Risk Students Program. Modifies provisions related to responses to school-based behavior. Clarifies when a prosecutor may file a petition or review a referral. ADDRESSES adjudication of jurisdiction by juvenile court;Addresses the inquiry a prosecutor shall conduct before filing a petition. Addresses victim related issues. Creates a sunset review for certain provisions. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0132S04
Title: Juvenile Justice Modifications
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED
HB0139S02
Title: Telepsychiatric Consultation Access Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Requires the state Medicaid program to reimburse for telepsychiatric consultations. Requires certain health benefit plans to provide coverage for the use of physician-to-physician psychiatric consultations using telehealth services. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Health $3,800 from the Gen Fund and $8,700 from federal funds annually beginning in FY19 to reimburse for telepsychiatric consultations at a rate set by the Medicaid program. Enactment of this legislation could also cost the Dept of Insurance $3,000 one-time from the Insurance Dept Restricted Account to administer and issue waivers. Spending from the Insurance Dept Restricted Account impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
HB0144
Title: Driver License Suspension Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Maloy, A. Cory
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Provides that the Driver License Division may not suspend a person's driver license for certain offenses, unless the person was an operator of a motor vehicle at the time of the offense. [FN: Could reduce license reinstatement revenue to the DPS Restricted Account by $450,500 ongoing beginning in FY 2019.]
HB0155S01
Title: Smoke and Tobacco Free Capitol Hill
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Cutler, Bruce R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Zehnder, Brian
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • FAILED on the Floor. Prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco at the capitol hill complex. Permits the State Capitol Preservation Board to designate an area at the capitol hill complex for smoking and the use of tobacco. Provides penalties for violating the provisions of this bill. [FN: Could lead to costs of up to $4,000 one-time from the Gen Fund in FY19 for the Capitol Preservation Board to post signs that indicate that smoking and the use of tobacco are prohibited at the Capitol Hill Complex except in the designated area. The Capitol Preservation Board has indicated that it can absorb these costs within existing budgets.]
HB0157
Title: Justice Reinvestment Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2018
Sponsor: Potter, Val K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMEND Amends the definition of "treatment program" to include alternative treatment programs related to vocational training (a CERTIFICATE based program by a UT tech college) or cognitive behavioral therapy. Establishes the daily compensation rate to be paid to a county for treatment beds dedicated to state inmates receiving alternative treatment in a county facility. [Currently 89% of daily incarcerated rate for jails with treatment for contract beds; proposed 81% for alternative treatment; and existing contract rate for jails without treatment remains at 73%.] [FN: Assuming about 235 treatment beds are paid about $5.79/day more for certain treatment services as outlined in this bill, its implementation could cost the UDC $496,600 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY19. County jails could collect about $496,600 ongoing for providing certain treatment services in county jails beginning in FY19.]
HB0158S01
Title: Controlled Substance Database Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Modifies the requirements related to providing information to DOPL for inclusion in the controlled substance database. Modifies who may be penalized for failing to submit information to the controlled substance database as required by state statute. [FN: May cost the Dept of Commerce $4,000 ongoing dedicated credits beginning in FY19 for 10 additional investigations.]
HB0160
Title: Domestic Violence Provisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
CCJJ
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Amends provisions of the Cohabitant Abuse Procedures Act to permit a court to order the transfer of a wireless telephone number to a petitioner when the current account holder is the respondent for an order for protection. Amends provisions of the Judicial Code to permit a court to order the transfer of a wireless telephone number to a victim when the current account holder is the perpetrator. Describes the contents of an order transferring a wireless telephone number. Subject to certain exceptions, requires a wireless service provider to comply with an order transferring a wireless telephone number. Describes the legal effect and other requirements relating to an order transferring a wireless telephone number. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0161S02
Title: Auto Registration Requirements
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2018
Sponsor: Watkins, Christine F
Party: Republican
Floor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Removes the requirement for an individual to sign a vehicle registration card. Removes the requirement, but encourages an individual, to carry a vehicle registration card. Removes the penalty for failure to sign or display a vehicle registration card. [FN: Will not impact the state budget. Could cost the local entity $100 for each infraction fine lost. It is unknown at this time how many infractions related to failure to show registration are assessed annually.]
HB0163S02
Title: Prescription Drug Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Thurston, Norman K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Requires the Dept of Health to: design a prescription drug importation program; apply for approval of the prescription drug importation program; if the program is approved, implement the provisions of the program; and if approval is denied, study how the state can obtain approval for the program. Describes the requirements of the prescription drug importation program. Requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide information to the state about certain price increases for prescription drugs. Modifies the Utah Antitrust Act to make certain anticompetitive activities illegal. Creates a sunset date for the provisions of this bill. [FN: May result in the Dept of Health receiving one-time dedicated credits of $550,000 in FY18 and $1,551,600 in FY19, and ongoing dedicated credits of $1,103,300 beginning in FY20. Additionally, the Dept of Insurance may receive one-time dedicated credits of $30,700 in FY19 and ongoing of $61,500 beginning in FY 2020.]
HB0165S01
Title: Pretrial Release Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Addresses right to bail involving qualifying offenses. Modifies terms related to jail release agreements and jail release court orders. Addresses conditions for release after arrest for domestic violence and other offenses. Amends provisions related to dismissal of certain offenses. Addresses contents of pretrial protective orders. Repeals language regarding privileged communications. Makes technical and conforming amendments. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0170
Title: Licensing Fee Waivers Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2018
Sponsor: Pulsipher, Susan
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMEND Provides that an applicant applying for a license from the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing does not have to pay fees under certain circumstances. [FN: Could reduce year-end transfers to the Gen Fund from the Commerce Service Fund by $101,900 annually beginning in FY19 as a result of waived license fees.]
HB0171S01
Title: Motor Vehicle Emissions Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
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Comments:
  • Amends the penalties for a vehicle that violates the emission standards. Requires a law enforcement agency to report repeat offenders of emission standards to the local health department. Requires the local health department to report repeat offenders of emission standards to the Motor Vehicle Division. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0173S02
Title: Occupational Licensing Requirement Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Maloy, A. Cory
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Modifies the authority of DOPL to issue licenses to individuals who have been previously licensed in another state, district, or territory of the United States. [FN: Could increase revenue to the Commerce Service Fund by $9,400 annually beginning in FY19, offset by a one-time reduction of $2,200 (also FY19). When offset by Commerce costs identified below the year-end transfer to the Gen Fund could decrease by $5,700 one-time in FY 2019 by $4,600 one-time in FY 2020. Ongoing transfers to the Gen Fund could increase by $4,700 annually beginning in FY19.]
HB0174
Title: Utah Digital Health Service Commission Membership Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Spendlove, Robert M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Increases the number of members on the Utah Digital Health Service Commission. Creates an additional category for representation on the Utah Digital Health Service Commission. Increases the number of members required for a quorum. Adds information security to the duties and responsibilities of the Utah Digital Health Service Commission. [FN: Will not impact the state budget. May cost the Dept of Health $400 ongoing Gen Fund beginning in FY19 for per diem reimbursement for one new board member for six meetings.]
HB0175S04
Title: Legislative Oversight Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Creates the Joint Committee on Governmental Oversight for "State governmental entities that means an agency, department, division, office, institution, bureau,or any other division of the executive branch" and establishes the committee's membership, duties, authority, and requirements. Provides for certain direction or approval to initiate a committee study, investigation, or audit. Grants the committee existing legislative investigatory powers. Requires the committee to create certain reports. Allows the governor, upon recommendation from the committee, to direct an agency to repeal an administrative rule that the agency made. Allows for certain referral of a proposed administrative rule to the Legislature for approval before the rule takes effect. Establishes sunset dates. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Administrative Rules $50,000 one-time from the Gen Fund in FY18 for reprogramming the current eRules software. Beginning in FY19, enactment of this legislation could cost the Governor''s Office $37,500 ongoing from the Gen Fund for one-quarter of a full-time equivalent position to review proposed rules. Enactment could also cost the Senate and House $28,100 each ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY19 for committee members'' compensation for an estimated eight committee meetings per year. It could cost the Office of LRGC and OLAG each $40,000 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY19 to staff the committee. LRGC and OLAG have indicated they can absorb the cost of up to two new committees/task forces within their existing budgets. The committee could incur additional compensation, investigation and study costs as it carries out its duties in the bill. State governmental entities investigated by the committee could see additional costs to respond. Because these costs depend on a number of unpredictable factors, they are not estimated in this fiscal note.]
HB0177S01
Title: Trauma-informed Justice Provisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Ivory, Ken
Party: Republican
Floor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Modifies the duties of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Creates a trauma-informed justice program, including: defining terms; creating a committee; establishing powers and duties of the committee; providing for a performance incentive grant program; and requiring reporting. [FN: could cost the CCJJ $118,500 from the Gen Fund and $3,600 from the Crime Victim Reparations Fund ongoing beginning in FY19 to create a performance incentive grant. Enactment could also result in the following costs for agencies to participation in the committee required by this bill: CCJJ $7,100 from the Gen Fund and $6,700 from the Crime Victim Reparations Fund one-time in FY19. For both fiscal years 2019 and 2020: Dept of Health $1,100 from the Gen Fund; Dept of Human Services $100; and Children''s Justice Centers $1,100 from the Gen Fund. Agencies participating in the committee have indicated they can absorb these costs.]
HB0184S01
Title: Driver License Form Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Ward, Raymond P.
Party: Republican
Floor: Zehnder, Brian
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • AMEND Requires the Driver License Division to include certain information on the form for health care professionals evaluating applicants for a driver license. Restricts follow-up evaluations for certain health conditions. Allows the health care professional to recommend the interval of follow-up evaluations. Requires the form for health care professionals to contain certain information. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0190
Title: Juvenile Offense and Jurisdiction Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Winder, Mike
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • FAILED on Floor. Provides the age at which a juvenile is tried as an adult for the murder or aggravated murder of a law enforcement officer on duty. [The district court has exclusive original jurisdiction over a person who is: (i) 15 years of age or older at the time of the offense; and (ii) charged with an offense that, if committed by an adult, would be murder or aggravated murder of a law enforcement officer, as defined in Section 53-13-103, while the law enforcement officer is on duty.] [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0192
Title: Professional Licensing Boards Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Webb, R. Curt
Party: Republican
Floor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMEND Permits occupational and professional licensing boards OR Commissions to make a recommendation to the Legislature concerning proposed amendments to licensing acts. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0195S03
Title: Medical Cannabis Policy
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2018
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Provides that an individual who possesses or uses cannabis in a medicinal dosage form in compliance with Title 58, Chapter 85, Utah Right to Try Act, is not subject to the penalties described in Title 58, Chapter 37, Utah Controlled Substances Act. Describes the procedure for a terminally ill patient to receive a recommendation for a cannabis-based treatment from the terminally ill patient's physician. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Commerce $800 annually from the Commerce Service Fund beginning in FY19 for additional two investigations per year that can be absorbed within existing appropriations. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year end transfers to the Gen Fund. This bill assumes a regulatory regime not defined in the bill itself. The costs of the regime are reflected on the fiscal note for H.B. 197 "Cannabis Cultivation Amendments".]
HB0197S02
Title: Cannabis Cultivation Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2018
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Authorizes the Dept of Agriculture and Food to: contract with a third party to cultivate or process cannabis; and make rules. Establishes a state dispensary for cannabis that has been processed into a medical dosage form. States that an individual who possesses, processes, or grows cannabis does not violate the Controlled Substances Act if the individual is authorized to possess, process, or grow cannabis for academic or medical research purposes. Directs the Dept of Financial Institutions to issue cannabis payment processor licenses and enforce cannabis payment processor operating requirements. [FN: Could generate additional $811,000 in state sales tax revenue annually beginning in FY20. It could also generate $264,000 in fee revenue to the Dept of Agriculture and Food, also annually beginning in FY20. The bill could further generate additional revenues to the Financial Institutions Restricted Account as follows: $5,000 one-time in FY 2018 and $3,100 ongoing in FY 2019. Could cost the Dept of Agriculture and Food $92,200 one-time from the Gen Fund in FY 2019 and $264,000 ongoing from new fees beginning in FY20 for additional staff. It could further cost the Dept of Financial Institutions $5,000 one-time in FY19 and $3,100 annually beginning in FY20 from the Financial Institutions Restricted Account.]
HB0199
Title: Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Miles, Kelly B.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Requires the local substance abuse authorities and the mental health authorities to identify in their state plans which programs and treatments are evidence-based. Establishes requirements for an evidence-based treatment program. Requires the division, the local substance abuse authorities, and the local mental health authorities to incrementally increase the percentage of evidence-based treatment programming. Requires that certain training be for the provision of evidence-based treatment programs. Specifies the allocation of certain future appropriations through fiscal year 2025. Creates the Outcome Improvement Advisory Board. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Human Services - DSAMH $95,000 ongoing Gen Fund beginning in FY19 for a program administrator to ensure training and monitoring associated with expanding evidence-based treatment programs provided at the local level, and $66,500 one-time Gen Fund in FY19 to adapt the division''s technology system to track the provision of evidence-based programming through reimbursement billings from the Local Substance Abuse and Mental Health Authorities.]
HB0205
Title: Down Syndrome Nondiscrimination Abortion Act
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Lisonbee, Karianne
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • AMEND Defines "Down syndrome" ( means a genetic condition associated with an extra chromosome 21, in whole or in part, or an effective trisomy for chromosome 21). Requires a LICENSED prenatal health care provider to provide certain information to a pregnant woman when a prenatal screening or diagnostic test indicates that the pregnant woman's unborn child has or may have Down syndrome. Prohibits a person from performing, inducing, or attempting to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman who is seeking the abortion because an unborn child has, or may have, Down syndrome. Requires the pathology report to provide information about whether an aborted child had or may have had Down syndrome. Requires a physician who performed an abortion to affirm that the physician did not have knowledge that the pregnant woman sought the abortion because the unborn child had or may have had Down syndrome. THIS Bill has a Legislative Review Note attached. (New class A misdemeanor.) [FN: To the extent that individuals are fined, the criminal surcharge account could see additional revenue equal to 35 percent of the fine of up to $1,950 for a class A misdemeanor. Could cost the Dept of Health $5,000 one-time from the Gen Fund in FY19 to update and distribute new forms and program data systems, and $1,000 ongoing beginning in FY19 to monitor compliance with new reporting standards. The Dept of Health indicates it can absorb these costs. Legislative General Counsel attached a Constitutional Note to this bill. If provisions in the bill are challenged in court, there will be costs associated with defending those provisions.]
HB0209S01
Title: Mental Health Protections for First Responders
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Kwan, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
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Comments:
  • Defines "first responder" (law enforcement officer, EMT, advanced EMT, paramedic, firefighter, and dispatcher). Establishes a temporary working group to study a first responder's workers' compensation claim due to mental stress. [FN: Could cost the Labor Commission $300 from the Gen Fund one-time in FY19 due to personnel costs of staffing the working group. The commission has indicated it can absorb this cost. Enactment of this bill could cost the Legislature $6,400 from the General Fund one-time in FY19 due to per diem costs for legislative members of the working group.]
HB0210
Title: End of Life Options Act
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Chavez-Houck, Rebecca
Party: Democratic
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  • Establishes a procedure for an individual with a terminal disease to obtain a prescription to end the individual's life. Designates when an individual may make a request for aid-in-dying 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 written and oral requests and the 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 utilize medical aid-in-dying on an individual's 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 (first degree felony for altering/forging a request for medication or conceals or destroys a rescission of that request with intent of causing the patient's death; first degree felony for coercing or exerting undue influence on a patient to request medication to end the patient's life or to destroy a rescission request). Provides a uniform form for a patient's written request . [FN: May cost the Dept of Health $12,000 from the Gen Fund onetime in FY18 to develop a database and $12,000 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY19 for 0.2 full time equivalent employees to register clients.]
HB0220
Title: Handheld Wireless Communication Device Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Pitcher, Dixon M.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Prohibits a person from using a handheld wireless communication device while operating a moving motor vehicle in a reduced speed school zone unless the person is using hands-free technology. (New class C misdemeanor; new class B misdemeanor.) [FN: Criminal surcharge account could see additional revenue equal to 35 percent of the fine of $680 per class B misdemeanor or 35 percent of the fine of $100 per class C misdemeanor. Courts could incur costs for processing cases. Fine revenue of $680 (for class B) or $100 (for class C) per occurrence could accrue to local entities. Class B and class C misdemeanors could require court processing, which could lead to increased costs for local entities.]
HB0222S01
Title: Peace Officer Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Maloy, A. Cory
Party: Republican
Floor: Millner, Ann
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Clarifies failure to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer. Changes the statute for failure to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer, to failure to stop at the command of a peace officer. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0228
Title: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMEND Requires school districts and charter schools to provide: on an EVERY other year basis, certain child sexual abuse prevention training and instruction; and upon request of the State Board of Education, certain evidence of compliance. [FN: Will not impact the state budget. Clarifies that school districts and charter schools shall provide child sexual abuse prevention and awareness training to teachers annually. The time frame was previously undefined. School districts and charter schools may experience minimal costs associated with implementing the training. The State Board of Education estimates the cost up to $150 per training session.]
HB0248S01
Title: Compensatory Service in Lieu of Fine Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
Floor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Defines "compensatory service" (means service or unpaid work perform3ed by a person in lieu of the payment of a criminal fine for (a) a state or local government agency; (b) an entity that is approved as a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c) of the IRS code; or (c) any other entity or organization if prior approval is obtained from the court. Requires that a court provide a person convicted of an infraction, class B, or class C misdemeanor with the option to perform compensatory service in lieu of paying a fine. Sets reporting requirements. (New class B misdemeanor for false statement.)
HB0252S01
Title: DUI Program Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Fawson, Justin L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Buxton, David G.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Amends provisions to allow for timely sanctions, instead of immediate sanctions, to allow for more options in testing methodologies and flexibility for participants. Removes provisions related to primary testing methods and hardship testing methods. Allows the commissioner of the DPS to evaluate the appropriate testing methodologies for each participant. Amends a provision related to the duration of participation in the 24-7 sobriety program for a person ordered by a judge to participate if the person also has a prior conviction for driving under the influence. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0254S01
Title: Campus Sexual Violence Reporting
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Coleman, Kim F.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Enacts provisions that prohibit a postsecondary institution from imposing a sanction on a student for violating the institution's code of conduct under certain circumstances. Enacts provisions that allow a postsecondary institution to report an allegation of sexual violence to an off-campus law enforcement agency under certain circumstances. Enacts other provisions related to the duties of a postsecondary institution in circumstances related to an allegation of sexual violence. Creates criminal offenses (third degree felony) related to retaliation against an alleged victim of or a witness to an act of sexual violence under certain circumstances. (New 3rd degree felony.) [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0260S01
Title: Professional Licensing Revisions
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Ward, Raymond P.
Party: Republican
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • AMEND Modifies access to the controlled substance database for certain law enforcement officers. Modifies the authority of the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) to review the controlled substance database to identify any prescriber who may be overprescribing opioids. Grants DOPL the authority to provide education or training to certain prescribers and to take other enforcement action. [FN: Could decrease the year-end transfer to the Gen Fund from the Commerce Service Fund by $113,300 in FY19 and $90,900 each year thereafter. May cost the Dept of Commerce from the Commerce Service Fund $113,300 in FY19 and $90,900 each year thereafter for investigations and outreach requirements outlined in the bill. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
HB0265S02
Title: Body Camera Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: McCay, Daniel
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Provides that recordings made by law enforcement officers while wearing a body-worn camera may not be retained by a private entity if the private entity has authority to withhold the recording or prevent access or disclosure of the recording.
HB0269S01
Title: Identity Theft Paraphernalia Provisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Arent, Patrice M.
Party: Democratic
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Modifies the elements of a financial transaction card offense. Increases the penalty for unlawful possession of the financial transaction card information of a certain number of individuals. Increases the penalty for unlawful possession of the identifying documents of a certain number of individuals. [FN: Could cost the Courts $7,000 annually beginning in FY19 and the Dept of Corrections $52,000 in FY20 and $156,200 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY21 for the incarceration of individuals whose penalties were increased with this bill.]
HB0273S01
Title: Criminal Judgment Account Receivable Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Weight, Elizabeth
Party: Democratic
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Requires the court to accept any amount tendered against a criminal judgment account receivable on the day of sentencing before converting an unpaid account to a civil judgment. [FN: Could cost the Courts $18,000 one-time from the General Fund for programming changes in FY 2018.]
HB0280
Title: Occupational Licensing Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Thurston, Norman K.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires certain state agencies to provide a report reviewing occupational and professional licenses administered by each agency to the Occupational and Professional Licensure Review Committee. Describes the contents of the report. Provides a sunset date (7/1/2020). [FN: Could cost $34,600 one-time from the Gen Fund in FY19 for the following state agencies to carry out the required studies: Dept of Insurance, $400; Dept of Workforce Services, $1,500; Dept of Public Safety, $14,900; Dept of Health, $6,200; and Dept of Environmental Quality, $11,600. The Depts of Workforce Services and Environmental Quality have indicated they can absorb these costs within current budgets. Enactment of this legislation could also cost the Department of Commerce $107,400 onetime from the Commerce Service Account; spending from the Commerce Service Account affects year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
HB0284
Title: Criminal Procedure Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • FAILED on floor. Modifies rights of a defendant. Defines "manifestly unjust" -- means a finding that the application of the facts to the law is shocking to the conscience or results in an injustice that is direct and obvious to a reasonable person with due consideration of the totality of circumstances. Addresses jury instructions where a defendant can request a jury instruction that allows the jury to find a defendant not guilty on specific charge when a guilty verdict would be manifestly unjust. [FN: If legislation leads to new jury trials, trial costs could be approximately $8,000 per trial. Enactment of this bill could cost around $160,000 from the Gen Fund for the Office of the Attorney General and $64,000 from the Gen Fund for the Administrative Office of the Courts beginning in FY18 for an expected 25 new trials per year.]
HB0286S01
Title: Reproductive Education Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Fawson, Justin L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • AMEND Modifies instruction in health to include instruction in the harmful effects of pornography and refusal skills. Clarifies ambiguous language, updates outdated terminology, and repeals repetitive language. Amends definitions for required parental consent (changes 'human sexuality' to 'sex education'). [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0286S02
Title: Reproductive Education Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Fawson, Justin L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED
HB0287S03
Title: Aggravated Kidnapping Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Clarifies the relationship between kidnapping and unlawful detention as lesser included offenses of aggravated kidnapping. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0291S01
Title: Sentencing Commission Length of Supervision Guidelines
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2018
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Requires the Utah Sentencing Commission to develop guidelines relating to the length of supervision of adult offenders on probation or parole and to make recommendations to the Legislature, the courts, and the governor. Provides that the length of an offender's probation or parole term may not exceed the length of an offender's maximum sentence, unless the maximum sentence is one year or less. Removes certain lifetime parole requirements. Modifies the circumstances under which an individual may be discharged following a parole revocation. Removes the requirement that an offender found guilty with a mental illness and placed on probation or parole must be supervised for at least five years. Removes the prohibition on termination of probation or parole resulting from a driving under the influence conviction. Requires the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole and courts to terminate probation or parole in accordance with the supervision length guidelines developed by the Utah Sentencing Commission. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0295S01
Title: Driving Under the Influence Modifications
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Increases the penalty for driving under the influence to a class A misdemeanor if the individual was also driving in the wrong direction on a freeway or controlled-access highway during the same occurrence. [FN: Could have a total cost of $10,400 in FY18 and $11,000 each year thereafter from the Gen Fund. The Gen Fund cost breakdown is as follows: (1) Corrections - $9,500 in FY19 and $10,100 in FY19 for incarceration and supervision costs and (2) Courts - $900 for additional processing costs. This estimates, about .25 prison commitments and .5 offenders sentenced to probation annually.]
HB0296
Title: Tobacco Age Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
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  • Modifies provisions of the Utah Code to provide that: beginning on July 1, 2019, the minimum age for obtaining, possessing, or using tobacco products or paraphernalia is 20 years of age; and beginning on January 1, 2020, the minimum age for obtaining, possessing, or using tobacco products or paraphernalia is 21 years of age. Creates the Legal Tobacco Age Restricted Account. Addresses identification requirements. [FN: By allocating future growth in liquor profits and tobacco and cigarette tax to the Legal Tobacco Age Restricted Account created in this bill, enactment of this bill could result in foregone revenue to the Gen Fund of $2,085,000 in FY20 and $2,089,000 in FY21. These funds are then appropriated from the restricted account to the Gen Fund to offset a real loss in Gen Fund revenue of $1,029,000 in FY20 and $2,041,000 in FY21 from reduced cigarette and tobacco sales.]
HB0298S01
Title: Victim Advocate Confidentiality Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: McKell, Michael K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Creates the Victim Advocate Confidentiality Task Force, including: addressing membership; providing quorum requirements; addressing compensation; and outlining task force duties. [FN: Could cost the Legislature about $49,800 one-time in FY 2019 from the Gen Fund for task force meeting costs outlined in the bill with an additional unknown amount for travel costs. The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel indicates that it can absorb the cost of up to two task forces at $40,000 each in FY 2019.]
HB0302
Title: Cultivation of Industrial Hemp
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED AMEND Authorizes the Dept of Agriculture and Food to license a person who wishes to participate in an industrial hemp research pilot program. (Industrial hemp license" MEANS a license issued by the department to a person for the purpose of participating in a research pilot program.) Creates a process to register an industrial hemp product. Prohibits a person from cultivating industrial hemp without a license. Prohibits the distribution of an industrial hemp product without registration. Authorizes rulemaking authority. [FN: Could generate to the Dept of Agriculture and Food additional $108,100 one-time in FY19 and $150,000 ongoing in FY20 in fees.Could cost the Dept of Agriculture and Food $108,100 one-time in FY19 and $93,100 ongoing in FY20 for additional staff.]
HB0308S01
Title: Telehealth Mental Health Pilot Program
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Ivory, Ken
Party: Republican
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Requires the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to create a telehealth mental health pilot project grant program. Creates a reporting requirement. Repeals the provisions of this bill on December 31, 2021. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Human Services - DSAMH $590,000 one-time General Fund over FY 2019 and FY 2020 to administer, award grants for, and rent equipment for the Telehealth Mental Health Pilot Program. This bill appropriates $590,000 from the Gen Fund one-time in FY19 for these purposes.]
HB0309S01
Title: Drug Distribution Induced Homicide
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that an individual commits the offense of drug-induced homicide if the individual, acting as part of a continuing criminal enterprise, knowingly and unlawfully distributes a controlled substance to another individual causing the other individual's death. Establishes an exception to drug-induced homicide resulting from the lawful distribution of a controlled substance by a licensed practitioner. Establishes that drug-induced homicide is a first degree felony. Establishes that it is a mitigating factor in sentencing for the offense of drug-induced homicide if the individual distributing a controlled substance reports an overdose to a proper authority.
HB0320
Title: Campaign Finance Modifications
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Wheatley, Mark A.
Party: Democratic
Floor: Hinkins, David P.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Prohibits a person from making a campaign contribution to the lieutenant governor, attorney general, state auditor, or state treasurer while the Legislature is in session. (Violation class A misdemeanors.) [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0321
Title: Arrest Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Miles, Kelly B.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Transfers the duties of a person who makes an arrest without a warrant to a jail and a jail's personnel, if the jail accepts custody of the arrested person. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0324S01
Title: Tobacco Regulations Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Last, Bradley G.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Amends municipal and county business license practices for a retail tobacco specialty business. Amends the definition of smoking in the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act. Requires a tobacco retailer to obtain a permit from the local health department. Establishes requirements for a tobacco retail permit application. Establishes the standards that a local health department shall apply when determining whether to issue a permit to a tobacco retailer. Incorporates civil penalties for tobacco sales to underage persons into the provisions relating to a tobacco retail permit. Provides penalties for violations of tobacco permitting requirements. Changes the fee provisions for certain tax commission licenses for cigarettes, tobacco products, and electronic cigarette products. [FN: May result in reduced collections for the Gen Fund via the Tax Commission of ($25,000) one-time in FY19 and ($27,000) ongoing in FY20. May result in the thirteen local health departments statewide receiving about $25,000 in FY19 and $27,000 ongoing in FY20 in new permit fee revenues which will be used to pay for staff for about 1,000 compliance inspections.]
HB0325S02
Title: Primary Care Network Amendments
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/5/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Zehnder, Brian
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Directs the Dept of Health to apply for a new waiver or an amendment to an existing waiver to provide enhanced benefits for certain individuals. Describes the enhanced benefits. Amends the Inpatient Hospital Assessment Act to pay for the cost of the enhancement waiver program. Dedicates a portion of the growth in the state's revenue from alcohol and tobacco taxes to pay for the cost of the enhancement waiver program.
HB0325S04
Title: Primary Care Network Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Zehnder, Brian
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
HB0326
Title: Intergenerational Poverty Initiative
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Establishes a pilot program in the Department of Workforce Services to address intergenerational poverty. Appropriates in fiscal year 2019: to the Department of Workforce Services -- Intergenerational Poverty Plan Implementation Pilot Program a one-time appropriation: from the Gen Fund, One-time, $1,000,000. [FN: Will appropriate $1,000,000 one-time to the Department of Workforce Services in FY19 from the Gen Fund to hire one FTE to manage a grant program, and provide one-time grants to county governments for intergenerational poverty pilot projects. Will result in one-time funding to county governments statewide in the amount of $900,000 in FY 2019. County governments will distribute these funds through a competitive grant process.]
HB0328
Title: Weapons Restrictions Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Thurston, Norman K.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Eliminates the prohibition of carrying a dangerous weapon while a person's alcohol concentration level exceeds the statutory limit under certain circumstances. Provides an exception if a person uses a dangerous weapon in the person's residence or in defense of others and the person's alcohol concentration level exceeds the statutory limit. [FN: To the extent that fewer individuals are fined for carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, the criminal surcharge account could see reduced revenue (currently revenue equals 35 percent of the fine of $325 for each class B misdemeanor).]
HB0330
Title: Communication Interception Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • Requires all parties to a communication to give consent to an interception, with certain exceptions. [FN: To the extent that individuals or businesses are fined for intercepting communications in violation of provisions of this bill, the criminal surcharge account could see additional revenue equal to 90 percent of the fine of $680 for each third degree felony.]
HB0333
Title: Domestic Violence Response Amendments
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/5/2018
Sponsor: Spendlove, Robert M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Provides that assault is a class A misdemeanor when committed against an individual's cohabitant or dating partner. Provides that violation of a dating violence protective order is a class A misdemeanor. Provides a penalty enhancement for a third degree felony domestic violence offense committed within five years after a previous domestic violence offense. Provides that a second or subsequent violation of a jail release agreement or jail release court order is subject to penalty enhancements. Provides that a court may require a defendant ordered to participate in electronic monitoring for a domestic violence offense to pay the cost of the monitoring if the defendant is able. [FN: Could have a total cost from the Gen Fund of $2,918,400 in FY19 and FY20 and increase each year thereafter until FY23 when costs reach a steady state of $3,357,200. The Gen Fund cost breakdown is as follows: (1) Corrections - $208,200 in FY19 and FY20 for incarceration costs and increase to $642,000 by FY23; (2) Board of Pardons - $2,400 in FY19 and FY20 and increase to $7,400 by FY23; (3) Courts - $2,377,800 ongoing beginning in FY19 for additional processing costs; and (4) Department of Public Safety - $330,800 ongoing beginning in FY19 for DNA processing. In addition this could cost the DPS about $126,800 ongoing from the Gen Fund Restricted - DNA Specimen Account for processing.]
HB0334
Title: Human Trafficking Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
Floor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Clarifies that human trafficking of a child is an offense for which no statute of limitations applies. Clarifies that those who knowingly benefit from human trafficking of a child can be charged as perpetrators. Clarifies that victims of human trafficking may pursue civil actions against anyone who knowingly benefitted from the trafficking. Replaces references to "children engaged in prostitution" with "children engaged in commercial sex." Directs law enforcement to investigate possible human trafficking of a child when they encounter a child engaged in commercial sex. Creates a first degree felony offense for trafficking a vulnerable adult. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0336S01
Title: Fine Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/7/2018
Sponsor: McCay, Daniel
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Imposes limits on penalties for failure to pay fines when due for misdemeanors and infractions. [FN: Could reduce ongoing revenue to the Office of State Debt Collection Fund, Gen Fund, and Criminal Surcharge Account in forgone fine and interest revenue collections beginning in FY19, however the amount is unknown. Could cost the Office of State Debt Collection and the Courts one-time from the Gen Fund about $98,500 and $5,000 respectively for programming changes in FY19.]
HB0336S02
Title: Fine Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: McCay, Daniel
Party: Republican
Floor: Stephenson, Howard A.
Party: Republican
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HB0343S01
Title: Youth and Child Welfare Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Brooks, Walt
Party: Republican
Floor: Buxton, David G.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Amends and defines terms. Amends the definition of sexual abuse (includes (d) subjecting a child to participate in or threatening to subject a child to participate in a sexual relationship, regardless of whether that sexual relationship is part of a legal or cultural marriage). Amends provisions related to runaway children. Requires a court or the Division of Child and Family Services to take into consideration a child's wishes for placement. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0345
Title: Driving Under the Influence Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Kwan, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Escamilla, Luz
Party: Democratic
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  • FAILED in Committee. Delays the effective date of the reduction of the blood alcohol concentration limit from .08 to .05 until December 30, 2022. Moves up the effective date and amends sections related to the definitions "novice driver," "novice learner driver," and "alcohol restricted driver." Removes a novice driver and a novice learner driver. Amends the definition of alcohol restricted driver. [FN: Would delay certain increases in state fee revenue to FY23, originally projected to start in FY19. Estimated state fee revenue collections would decrease by $501,500 one-time in FY19; $1,003,000 each year thereafter until FY22; and $501,500 in FY23. The annual revenue decrease breakdown beginning in FY20 until FY22 is as follows: (1) Gen Fund - $251,100; (2) Criminal Surcharge Account - $591,000; (3) Dedicated Credits to the Tax Commission - $23,800; (4) Transportation Fund Restricted - Public Safety Account - $120,700; and (5) Traumatic Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Rehab Fund - $16,400. With the effective date of December 30, 2022, the FY19 and FY23 impacts would be one-half of the above-mentioned amounts.]
HB0347
Title: Law Enforcement Agreements
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Watkins, Christine F
Party: Republican
Floor: Van Tassell, Kevin T.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Provides that a presidential townsite with Indian land may enter into an agreement with the local county sheriff, an Indian tribe, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Provides that the agreement shall grant authority to individuals certified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to enforce state and local misdemeanor and felony offenses on lands within the presidential townsite with Indian land. Includes training requirements. [FN: Could cost the Department of Public Safety $3,500 one-time from the Gen Fund for course development and programming changes in FY18.]
HB0359
Title: Allocation of Fault Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: McKell, Michael K.
Party: Republican
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  • Makes a defendant who negligently fails to protect another person from a specific risk of harm that results from an intentional tort jointly and severally liable with the intentional tortfeasor. Addresses claims for contribution. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0363
Title: Firearms Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
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  • Changes certain fees for a concealed firearm permit and renewal. Authorizes a fee for a non-criminal justice related fingerprint card. Requires the bureau to refund certain fees. Eliminates the state background check requirement. Requires the bureau to provide a report to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System of persons restricted from purchasing or possessing firearms under state or federal law. [FN: Could reduce dedicated credit revenue to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) by $278,100 in FY18 and $1,828,700 ongoing beginning in FY19 for reduced fee [for Western Identification Network (WIN) and Brady background check program] collections.]
HB0366
Title: Substance Use Disorder Treatment Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Christensen, LaVar
Party: Republican
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Defines "emergency, life saving treatment" (means treatment provided at a licensed health care facility or licensed human services program; provided b y a licensed health care professional; necessary to save the life of the patient; and required due to the patient's use of an illegal substance, or excessive use or misuse of a prescribed medication). Clarifies and requires a binding commitment to pay, rather than a "financial guarantee," when an individual seeks an order for essential treatment and intervention. Allows the documentation of certain emergency, life saving treatment to qualify to reduce the number of essential treatment examinations that a court shall require. Establishes procedures to follow when an individual fails to comply with a court order related to a petition for essential treatment and intervention. Allows a court to designate an individual to be a personal representative, under specified conditions. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0370S01
Title: Suicide Prevention and Medical Examiner Provisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Amends provisions regarding medical examiner records. Expands the scope of suicide prevention programs in schools. Increases the funding available for the implementation of school-based suicide prevention programs. Provides for the award of grants for higher education institutions to implement the School Safety and Crisis Line, for the development of five new mobile crisis outreach teams, and for communities to provide mental health crisis response training. Creates the Statewide Suicide Prevention Coalition. Establishes the Governor's Suicide Prevention Fund. Allows a taxpayer to contribute to the Governor's Suicide Prevention Fund. [FN: Could cost the DepT of Human Services (1) $2,595,000 from the Gen Fund on-going beginning in FY19 for the development of five new Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams, and (2) $250,000 one-time in FY19 for grants devoted to mental health crisis response trainings. This $250,000 one-time Gen Fund is appropriated in the bill. Enactment of this legislation could cost the State Board of Education (1) $275,000 for suicide prevention trainings in secondary schools statewide and (2) $500,000 for grants to each institution of higher education for development of a School Safety and Crisis Line (lines 194-195). Both of these would be ongoing appropriations from the Education Fund, beginning in FY19.]
HB0379
Title: Death Penalty Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/2/2018
Sponsor: Froerer, Gage
Party: Republican
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  • Prohibits the state from seeking the death penalty for aggravated murder committed before May 8, 2018, unless the state filed the notice of intent to seek the death penalty before May 8, 2018. Prohibits the state from seeking the death penalty for aggravated murder committed after May 7, 2018. [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 from the Gen Fund, beginning in FY19 from reduced investigative costs. 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 FY39, this could cost the Department 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; 3. Department of Administrative Services - This may save $10,800 in legal defense each year from the Post Conviction Indigent Defense Fund in applicable cases; 4. Board of Pardon and Parole - This may save the Board $22,400 one-time in hearing and research costs for each applicable case; 5. Department of Public Safety - This may save the Department of Public Safety $7,500 one-time for evidence review costs for each applicable case. A penalty other than the death penalty would presumably be sought in about 4 cases every year, this could save counties up to $400,000/case or more for a total of up to $1,600,000 annually or more in additional prosecution and defense costs typically required in such cases. Local jails could save about $31,200 in pre-trial incarceration costs. Also, for offenders that would otherwise be sentenced to death, this bill could save counties about $36,300/year in appeals costs for every offender awaiting a final determination on their sentence, assuming these offenders will now be sentenced to life without parole.]
HB0391S01
Title: Lobbying by State Agencies Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Peterson, Val L.
Party: Republican
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  • Prohibits certain state employees (means an individual employed by the executive branch or a local school district, when acting within the scope or capacity of their employment) from engaging in lobbying on legislative action. Prohibits certain state entities from taking a public position on legislative action.
HB0392S01
Title: Search and Seizure Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
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  • Establishes circumstances under which property seized by a peace officer during an unlawful stop is inadmissible as evidence.
HB0397
Title: Limited Driver License Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Thurston, Norman K.
Party: Republican
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  • Establishes a limited license administrative fee. Modifies the eligibility requirements to receive a limited driver license, to include an individual who: is convicted of a DUI offense; is over 21 at the time of the offense; submitted to a chemical test at the time of arrest; has not been convicted of a prior DUI offense within the past 10 years; has served at least 30 days of the driver license suspension; has participated in a required screening; and is in compliance with provisions regarding the use of an ignition interlock system.
HB0399S01
Title: Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/7/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the Dept of Health to develop a pamphlet with information about opiates. Requires a pharmacist who is dispensing certain prescriptions for an opiate to affix a warning label and to display an informational brochure.
HB0399S03
Title: Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Amendments
Currently:House/ to Governor Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
HB0400S01
Title: Controlled Substance Abuse Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires a prescriber to discuss the risks of using an opiate with a patient or the patient's guardian before issuing an initial opiate prescription.
HB0401
Title: Higher Education Criminal Background Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Potter, Val K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
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  • AMEND Provides authorization to the Utah System of Technical Colleges Board of Trustees AND individual technical colleges to require background checks for: prospective employees and volunteers of institutions; existing employees; or students under consideration for training programs requiring clinical internships or externships. Provides authorization to the State Board of Regents to allow criminal background checks for student applicants: involved in training programs that include internships or externships that require a background check; dealing in direct patient care or with controlled substances; or under consideration for employment where licensure requires a background check before a person can work in the respective profession. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0410
Title: Alcohol and Substance Use Withdrawal in County Jails
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Moss, Carol Spackman
Party: Democratic
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council to convene a workgroup to study alcohol and substance use withdrawal in county jails. Requires that the Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council report to the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee. [FN: Could cost the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice $2,300 one-time Gen Fund in FY19 for per diem and travel reimbursement for four individuals who are not government employees to attend five workgroup meetings. This legislation could further cost the Department of Human Services, Department of Corrections, and Department of Health each approximately $600 one-time General Fund in FY19 for one representative to attend five workgroup meetings; these costs could be absorbed by the respective departments.]
HB0416
Title: Traffic Flow Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Ivory, Ken
Party: Republican
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  • AMEND Allows an operator of a vehicle at a red light on a highway with a speed limit of 55 miles per hour or lower during a time of extremely low traffic levels to proceed through the red light if the operator reasonably determines that: no other vehicle is at or near the intersection that might compromise the safety of either vehicle if the operator proceeds through the intersection; no pedestrian OR BICYCLIST is attempting to cross at or near the intersection; and no other safety concern exists. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0418
Title: Child and Family Services Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Edwards, Rebecca P.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends the definition of "child" for the provision of child welfare services. Requires the Division of Child and Family Services to offer in-home services to pregnant mothers in specified circumstances. Requires a person to report to the Division of Child and Family Services if the person has reason to believe that a pregnant mother used an illegal drug or overused a prescription drug during pregnancy. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Human Services - Division of Child and Family Services $1,007,000 Gen Fund and $115,700 federal funds ongoing beginning in FY19 and an additional $56,600 General Fund and $2,500 federal funds one-time in FY19, for approximately 1,000 new referrals related to possible substance misuse by pregnant women, including investigations, assessments, and services for those requiring them.]
HB0421
Title: Medicaid Waiver for Mental Health Patients
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the Division of Health Care Financing to apply for a Medicaid waiver or a state plan amendment to provide Medicaid coverage to certain mental health patients. If the waiver described in this bill is approved, to provide Medicaid coverage to certain mental health patients.
HB0431S02
Title: Telemedicine Reimbursement Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Ivory, Ken
Party: Republican
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  • Requires the Medicaid program and the Public Employees' Benefit and Insurance Program to reimburse for certain telemedicine services at commercially reasonable rates. Amends telemedicine reporting and study requirements.
HB0434
Title: Controlled Substances Act Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Adds certain substances to the lists of controlled substances and Schedule I controlled substances. [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 $34,700/year/prisoner for each additional commitment and $7,500/year/offender for community probation supervision from the General Fund beginning in FY 2019. 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.]
HB0435S01
Title: Medicaid Dental Benefits
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Knudson, Peter C.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Provides dental benefits to certain adults in the Medicaid program. [FN: May generate revenues for the Dept of Health from (1) federal funds of $37,500 in FY18, $606,100 in FY19, $686,100 in FY20, $716,100 in FY21, and $756,100 ongoing by FY22 and (2) dedicated credits from a private entity of $37,500 in FY18, $299,400 in FY19, $333,400 in FY20, $346,400 in FY21, and $361,400 ongoing in FY22.]
HB0439S01
Title: Coordinated Penalties for Sexual Abuse
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/21/2018
Sponsor: Christensen, LaVar
Party: Republican
Floor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Creates a one level enhancement for sexual abuse when the actor is a teacher, employee, or volunteer in a school and the victim is a student. Makes a technical correction to the enticing a minor statute. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HB0440
Title: Presentence Investigation and Probation Report Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that, under certain circumstances, the Dept of Corrections may provide a copy of a defendant's presentence investigation report to a sex offender treatment provider working with the defendant. Provides that an unsworn declaration may be used to report a probation violation.
HB0443
Title: Offender Supervision Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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  • Removes provisions relating to a POST certified Department of Corrections employee's duty to provide investigative services. Provides that a Department of Corrections employee who is trained to prepare a presentence investigation report may prepare a report for the court, the department, or the Board of Pardons and Parole.
HB0446
Title: Drug Diversion Reporting Requirements
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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  • Makes it a class B misdemeanor to knowingly fail to report known or suspected drug diversion to law enforcement, unless reporting would violate HIPAA.
HB0447
Title: Murder Defense Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
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  • Establishes circumstances under which a defendant experiences extreme emotional distress. Establishes circumstances under which special mitigation for extreme emotional distress is not applicable to a defendant charged with criminal homicide. Provides that if a jury is unable to unanimously agree that special mitigation for criminal homicide has been established, the jury shall convict a defendant of the greater offense that was proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
HB0449S01
Title: Victim Rights Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
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  • Creates a review process for open investigations for a victim, or family member of a victim, of a homicide or first degree violent felony by (a) seeking a review by the chief executive of the law enforcement agency; (b) the county attorney in the jurisdiction where the crime occurred; (c) filing a complaint with the Office for Victims of Crime for review by the District Victim Right's Committee; and (d) review by the Attorney General's Office.
HB0456
Title: Alcohol Amendments
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/5/2018
Sponsor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
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  • Addresses the standard for demonstrating a previously approved variance for purposes of proximity to a community location. Requires electronic age verification of certain individuals who are within 10 feet of a grandfathered bar structure. Clarifies labeling requirements for certain malted beverages. Allows the Alcoholic Beverage Control Advisory Board to meet at the chair's discretion. Modifies the circumstances under which a retail licensee shall submit a responsible alcohol service plan to the department. Amends the requirements related to when a retail manager or an off-premise retail manager must complete a department training program. Repeals the requirement for restaurant licensees to display a sign stating the restaurant's license type. Allows a dining club licensee to convert to a full-service restaurant license or a bar license before July 1, 2018. Modifies the off-premise beer retailer state license fee for a person who operates an off-premise beer retailer on July 1, 2018. Extends the time for a business entity to transfer a retail license following a change in ownership. Creates an arena license, including licensing requirements, qualifications, operation requirements, and enforcement. Addresses the grades in which an LEA may offer the Underage Drinking Prevention Program to students.
HB0456S02
Title: Alcohol Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Stevenson, Jerry W.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
HB0458
Title: Jail Beds Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Noel, Michael E.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Increases the daily rate from 89% to 91.75% for treatment beds for state inmates in county facilities. [FN: could cost an estimated $283,300 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2019 for higher county jail treatment rate costs for state inmates.]
HB0462S01
Title: Homeless Services Amendments
Currently:Senate/ substituted Dated:3/7/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • Allows redevelopment agencies to transfer funds to counties and cities under certain circumstances. Requires the Housing and Community Development Division to calculate an annual local contribution amount from municipalities in the state and provide the information to the State Tax Commission. Requires the State Tax Commission to retain certain local option sales taxes and deposit them into the Homeless to Housing Reform Restricted Account. Amends provisions related to how money in the Homeless to Housing Reform Restricted Account may be spent by the Housing and Community Development Division.
HB0462S03
Title: Homeless Services Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
HB0463
Title: Limitations on Cash Pay for Prescription Drugs
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Ward, Raymond P.
Party: Republican
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  • Prohibits the dispensing of a prescription drug if: The prescription drug is not paid for under health care insurance coverage; and the total morphine milligram equivalent units dispensed to the patient, including drugs previously dispensed, would exceed a daily dose of 150 units. Requires a pharmacist dispensing a controlled substance to report to the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing the method of payment for the controlled substance.
HB0464
Title: Affordable Housing Bond
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Briscoe, Joel K.
Party: Democratic
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  • Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to pay for certain affordable housing projects (includes transitional housing - that means any type of living situation that: (a) is transitional; and (b) the primary purpose or mission of which is to help the resident become a productive member of society). Requires general obligation bond proceeds to be deposited in the Economic Revitalization and Development Fund to be used for affordable housing projects. Specifies the use of general obligation bond proceeds and the manner of issuance. Amends provisions regarding the affordable housing projects that are eligible for funds in the Economic Revitalization and Development Fund. Amends procedures for approving projects for distributions from the Economic Revitalization and Development Fund. Amends preference criteria for approving projects for distributions from the Economic Revitalization and Development Fund.
HB0465
Title: Alcoholic Beverage Control Funding Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Webb, R. Curt
Party: Republican
Floor: Hemmert, Daniel
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that each year the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control shall deposit $2,500,000 from the markup on alcohol into the Underage Drinking Prevention Media and Education Campaign Restricted Account.
HB0468
Title: Residential Vocational and Life Skills Program Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Creates a registration process within the Dept of Commerce for a residential, vocational and life skills program. Regulates the operations of a residential, vocational and life skills program. [FN: Could reduce annual licensing fee collections into the Gen Fund through the Dept of Human Services by $500 ongoing beginning in FY19 for approximately one residential, vocational and life skills program. It could further increase annual registration fee collections into the Commerce Service Account through the Dept of Commerce by $250 ongoing beginning in FY19 for approximately one residential, vocational and life skills program. Could reduce year-end transfers to the General Fund from the Commerce Service Account by $600 ongoing beginning in FY 2019.]
HB0469
Title: Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
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  • Amends provisions related to education loan repayment assistance for individuals in certain health care professions. Requires the Department of Health to apply for a certain grant.
HB0470
Title: Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Increases the membership of the commission on criminal and juvenile justice from 21 to 24.
HB0472
Title: Medicaid Expansion Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/27/2018
Sponsor: Spendlove, Robert M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Zehnder, Brian
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Requires the Dept of Health to submit a waiver request to the federal government by January 1, 2019, to: provide Medicaid benefits to eligible individuals who are below 95% of the federal poverty level; offer services to Medicaid enrollees through the Medicaid managed care organizations; obtain maximum federal financial participation for the new Medicaid enrollees; require certain qualified adults to meet a work activity requirement; and obtain options for flexibility on enrollment. Makes changes to the inpatient hospital assessment. Creates a new Medicaid expansion hospital assessment. Amends the sunset date for the inpatient hospital assessment and creates a sunset date for the Medicaid expansion hospital assessment. [FN: Could increase total costs for Medicaid by an estimated $9.3 million in FY 2019, $321 million in FY 2020 and $386 million in FY 2021. By FY 2024 the total cost increase could be around $495 million. The Medicaid Expansion Fund will cover additional state costs of Approximately $1.4 million in FY 2019, $3.2 million in FY 2020, and $13.4 million ongoing by FY 2021. Additionally, this legislation directs all the ongoing General Fund savings of $16.6 million beginning in FY 2020 attributable to Utah Medicaid Expansion into the Medicaid Expansion Fund and allows those funds to be used to cover costs. 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 $5.1 million General Fund and $13.4 million federal funds in FY 2020 and $15.6 million General Fund and $36.4 million federal funds in FY 2024.]
HB0476
Title: Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Increases the penalty for sexual exploitation of a minor when the offense is committed under certain circumstances, including by a relative or an individual in a position of special trust in relation to the minor, or against a minor under 13 years of age.
HB0477
Title: Correctional and Peace Officer Amendments
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Increases the penalty for assault against a peace officer or correctional officer when the assault causes substantial bodily injury (third degree felony).
HB0478
Title: Occupational Licensing Revisions
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Provides for an individual with a criminal conviction to apply to the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing for a determination of whether the individual's criminal history would disqualify the individual from receiving a specific occupational or professional license if all other requirements were met. Describes the contents of such an application. Describes DOPL's responsibilities in responding to such an application.
HB0483
Title: Extreme Risk Protective Order
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Handy, Stephen G.
Party: Republican
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  • Defines terms. Creates an extreme risk protective order. Allows a family member or an individual who has resided with the subject individual to file for a protective order if the family member or other individual considers the person dangerous. Creates the ability for a law enforcement officer to obtain a warrant to seize a firearm from a person who is dangerous. Creates fees for filing certain petitions. Provides how long the firearm can be kept and under what circumstances it must be returned to the owner.
HCR006
Title: Concurrent Resolution Honoring Former Chief Justice Christine M. Durham
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2018
Sponsor: Arent, Patrice M.
Party: Democratic
Floor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Honors former Chief Justice Christine M. Durham for: her many accomplishments and awards that bring distinction to the state of Utah; and her many years of dedicated service to the judiciary and the citizens of the state of Utah. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HJR009
Title: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Amend the Utah Constitution to: expand a provision relating to the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures to include language indicating the right of the people also to be secure in their electronic data and communications against unreasonable searches and seizures. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HJR011
Title: Joint Rules Resolution on Base Budgeting Provisions
Currently:House/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Fawson, Justin L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • FYI: For each interim, each subcommittee shall create a zero based budget for at least 20% of its line items or programs, and in doing so, shall ensure that each line item and program is reviewed and included in the zero based budget no less frequently than every five years. Allows appropriations subcommittees to meet more than once during the interim to carry out their responsibilities. [FN: To the extent that enactment of this resolution would require additional time from state personnel to attend meetings and respond to inquiries from the Legislature, enactment could incur costs for those agencies. Of the 40 agencies that responded on this fiscal note, seven said they would have an impact. Assuming 40 hours of work for eight meetings a year at $60 per hour for twenty percent of the line items and programs of each of those seven agencies, the cost could be around $25,000 per year ongoing from various sources. Enactment of the resolution could cost the Governor''s Office of Management and Budget $23,100 per year for one week of preparation eight times a year to coordinate agency responses.]
HJR012
Title: Joint Resolution Calling upon the Attorney General to Sue Prescription Opioid Manufacturers
Currently:House/ to Lieutenant Governor Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: McKell, Michael K.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dabakis, Jim
Party: Democratic
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  • ENROLLED Describes serious allegations that have been raised regarding deceptive marketing practices used by prescription opioid manufacturers to sell prescription opioids. Describes the effects of the prescription opioid crisis on the state and nation. Describes the impact of the opioid crisis on the state. Lists other states and Utah counties that have filed suit or committed to file suit against prescription opioid manufacturers. Calls upon the attorney general to sue prescription opioid manufacturers. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
HJR018
Title: Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Special Sessions of the Legislature
Currently:House/ to Lieutenant Governor Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hemmert, Daniel
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING This resolution proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to: authorize the Legislature to convene a session of the Legislature, under specified circumstances. Provide a process for the Legislature to convene a session. Impose certain limitations on a session convened by the Legislature. Make a related clarification for sessions convened by the Governor. Eenact a provision providing options for the Governor to address a shortfall of revenues to defray ordinary expenses of the state, including calling the Legislature into session. [FN: Could cost the Elections Office $15,300 one-time from the General Fund in FY 2019 to publish and distribute the proposed amendment to voters.]
HR0001S01
Title: House Resolution Urging Restorative Justice in Utah's Education System
Currently:House/ to Lieutenant Governor Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Hollins, Sandra
Party: Democratic
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Comments:
  • ENROLLING This resolution: encourages the State Board of Education and Utah's school districts to implement restorative justice practices in Utah's public primary and secondary schools as a way to help Utah's students stay in school and deal with their challenges in a healthier and more constructive way. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0016S02
Title: Public Safety Fee Revisions
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • Changes some fee amounts for services provided by the Department of Public Safety. Removes some Department of Public Safety fees from statute. Requires that some department fees be set as required by the Budgetary Procedures Act.
SB0016S03
Title: Public Safety Fee Revisions
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2018
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
SB0019S01
Title: Competency to Stand Trial Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Fillmore, Lincoln
Party: Republican
Floor: Redd, Edward H.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Establishes procedures for determining the competency of a defendant charged with a misdemeanor. Adds and modifies time frames for evaluations, reports, and court hearings relating to competency to stand trial determinations. Clarifies standards for restoration treatment and competency review. [FN: Could reduce the length of time 12 individuals spend in competency restoration services annually and thus allow other individuals on the waiting list to enter services sooner, for a $0 net impact to the Department of Human Services - Utah State Hospital. The department could experience decreased costs of $193,500 ongoing Gen Fund beginning in FY 2019 from needing to provide one, rather than two, forensic evaluations for most individuals. There could be approximately 387 fewer evaluations annually, based on the number of evaluations conducted in FY15 and FY16, at about $500 each. Enactment of this legislation could further cost the Courts $149,700 ongoing Gen Fund beginning in FY19 from an increase in the number of hearings to evaluate progress on competency restoration, due to more frequent hearing requirements and more people receiving competency restoration services; this could result in about 965 additional hearings, twice as many as in FY 2017, at 30 minutes each.]
SB0020S02
Title: Misdemeanor Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Roberts, Marc K.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Repeals a criminal provision in the Wildlife Resources Code of Utah that is addressed by another provision of law. Designates offenses currently designated as misdemeanors for which a punishment or classification is not specified in the Utah Code as class B misdemeanors. Reduces to an infraction the default penalty for offenses designated as misdemeanors for which a punishment or classification is not specified in the Utah Code and, as of a certain date, in a county or municipal ordinance. [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.]
SB0024
Title: Local Government Indigent Defense Requirement
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Requires local governments to include information regarding indigent legal defense of an indigent individual in ordinances with criminal penalties that include any possibility of imprisonment. [FN: Will not impact state buget.]
SB0027S01
Title: Relationship Violence and Offense Amendments
Currently:Bill Substituted by Conference Committee Dated:3/7/2018
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
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Comments:
  • Modifies definition of "crime victim" as it relates to dating violence. Addresses violation of specified protective orders. Modifies definitions. Amends provisions for forms of petitions and protective orders Addresses duties of law enforcement officers. Addresses when and how a court may act ex parte. Modifies provisions related to mutual protective orders or stalking injunctions (enacts Mutual civil stalking injunctions section). Amends continuing duty to inform court of other proceedings. Addresses dismissal or expiration of protective orders. (Expands definitions of domestic violence or domestic violence offense.) [FN: Could generate fine revenue of about $1,100 ongoing to the Gen Fund and an additional $2,000 ongoing to the Criminal Surcharge Account both beginning in FY19. Could cost about $151,500 from the Gen Fund in FY 2019, $174,300 in FY20, and $179,800 each year thereafter. The cost breakdown by agency is as follows: (1) Department of Corrections - $74,400 in FY19, $96,800 in FY20, and $101,800 each year thereafter for incarceration/probation costs; (2) State Courts - $76,100 beginning in FY19 for court processing; and (3) Board of Pardons and Parole - $1,000 in FY19, $1,400 in FY20, and $1,900 each year thereafter for additional hearings. Out of a total of 4,900 potential cases, the impact assumes about four additional prison commitments and one offender sentenced to probation.]
SB0027S02
Title: Relationship Violence and Offenses Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: Romero, Angela
Party: Democratic
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  • GOV SIGNED
SB0030S01
Title: Aggravated Murder Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2018
Sponsor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Adds correctional officers, special function officers, search and rescue personnel, emergency medical personnel, ambulance personnel, and security officers to the list of potential aggravated murder victims. Clarifies that all peace officers and emergency responders as defined in Utah Code are also to be designated as potential victims of aggravated murder. Creates a task force to study the criminal code. [FN: Could cost the Legislature about $49,800 ongoing in FY19 from the Gen Fund for task force meeting costs outlined in the bill with an additional unknown amount for travel costs. The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel indicates that it can absorb the cost of up to two new task forces.]
SB0031S01
Title: Utah Mobile Crisis Outreach Team Act
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Requires the Mental Health Crisis Line Commission to serve as the mobile crisis outreach team (MCOT) advisory committee. Requires the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (division) to set standards for an MCOT certification. Requires the division to make rules outlining: the responsibilities of MCOTs; and the interaction of MCOTs with the civil commitment process. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0033
Title: DNA Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Eliason, Steve
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Corrects fees collected by sheriff for obtaining a DNA specimen. Repeals language regarding when postconviction testing of DNA may be requested. [FN: For every additional court-ordered DNA test as a result of this bill, this could increase revenue to the Gen Fund Restricted - DNA Specimen Account by up to $150 per instance beginning in FY19; however, the total amount is unknown.]
SB0047
Title: Medicaid Expansion Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Davis, Gene
Party: Democratic
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Comments:
  • Requires the Department of Health to amend the state Medicaid plan to expand Medicaid eligibility to the optional populations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 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: $4.5 million in FY18, $486 million in FY19, $666 million in FY20, and $910 million in FY24. Additionally, Gen Fund of $9,211,900 in FY19 $16,894,900 ongoing in FY20 previously deposited into the Medicaid Expansion Fund would be available for other uses. Further, dedicated credits of $6.0 million in FY19 and $11.9 ongoing in FY20 previously deposited into the Medicaid Expansion Fund would be available for the costs of this legislation. Finally, the Department of Health may receive dedicated credits from counties of $4.1 million in FY19 and $7.0 million in FY20.]
SB0048
Title: Medicaid Waiting Period Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Requires a five-year waiting period for legal immigrants to receive benefits through the Medicaid program or Children's Health Insurance Program.
SB0057S01
Title: Police Service Animal Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Iwamoto, Jani
Party: Democratic
Floor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Makes it a second degree felony to intentionally or knowingly cause death to a police service canine. Makes it a third degree felony to intentionally or knowingly injure a police service canine. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0058
Title: Failure to Appear Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Greene, Brian M.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Repeals Section 77-7-22 which provides an individual is guilty of a class B misdemeanor for failure to appear before a court after being issued a citation requiring appearance for a misdemeanor or infraction charge. [FN: Would likely reduce revenue to the Criminal Surcharge Account by $174,200 ongoing, starting in FY19. Would likely reduce revenue to local governments by $113,500 ongoing, beginning in FY19. Would likely save 2,877 offenders on average of $100 per instance for total of $287,700 per year, starting in FY19.]
SB0059
Title: Theft Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Removes certain provisions relating to circumstances when theft is classified as a third degree felony. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0062S02
Title: Expungement Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: McKell, Michael K.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Addresses expungement and fines, fees, or interest. Addresses expungement and pending or previous infractions, traffic offenses, or minor regulatory offenses. Provides for a certificate of eligibility if certain conditions are met after a case is dismissed without prejudice or condition. Addresses when the court shall issue an order of expungement. Provides for applying for a certificate of eligibility after a petition for expungement is denied. [FN: Assuming a 10% increase in relevant court filings outlined in the bill, this could cost the Courts about $38,600 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY19 for processing. In addition, this could cost the Department of Public Safety $13,300 one-time in Dedicated Credits in FY18 for programming changes.]
SB0063
Title: Charity Registration Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Hemmert, Daniel
Party: Republican
Floor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED [AMENDED: changes the $1,000 threshold to $10,000 and back to $5,000.] Amends the definition of a professional fund raiser. Amends the definition of a professional fund raising counsel or consultant. Amends the criteria for registration as a professional fund raiser or a professional fund raising counsel or consultant. Exempts certain acts from registration under Title 13, Chapter 22, Charitable Solicitations Act. Amends regulations on a solicitation for the relief of a named individual. (Currently a class B misdemeanor to raise funds without first paying a $75 fee. Class B misdemeanor for every day that the unlicensed solicitation occurs.) [FN: Could reduce Commerce Service Fund revenue by $28,800 annually beginning in FY19. This revenue loss, combined with the Commerce Service Fund cost savings below, could decrease annual transfers to the Gen Fund by $24,200 annually. Could save the Dept of Commerce $4,600 annually beginning in FY19 from the Commerce Service Fund in staff time for application processing and investigations. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the Gen Fund.]
SB0065
Title: Child Neglect Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Fillmore, Lincoln
Party: Republican
Floor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Amends the definition of neglect by adding the following under the section "Neglect" does not include: (iv) permitting a child, whose basic needs are met and who is of sufficient age and maturity to avoid harm or unreasonable risk of harm, to engage in independent activities, including: (A) traveling to and from school, including by walking, running, or bicycling; (B) traveling to and from nearby commercial or recreational facilities; (C) engaging in outdoor play; (D) remaining in a vehicle unattended, except under the conditions described in Subsection 76-10-2202(2); (E) remaining at home unattended; or (F) engaging in a similar independent activity. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0066S01
Title: Emergency Vehicle Operator Duty of Care Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Anderegg, Jacob L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Maloy, A. Cory
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Requires agencies operating authorized emergency vehicles to have a written policy to govern the protocol of the operator of the authorized emergency vehicle to engage, conduct, and terminate vehicle pursuit. Provides that the operator of an authorized emergency vehicle owes a duty of care to the occupant of a vehicle under pursuit if the operator of the authorized emergency vehicle acts outside the written protocol for vehicle pursuit. Requires the head of a law enforcement agency involved in a pursuit resulting in injury or property damage to evaluate compliance with policies and document and remedy any violations of the policies. [FN: To the extent that a pursuit outside the written protocol results in injury and ensuing litigation, local law enforcement agencies could see an increase in payments. The amount would be determined by the number of incidents and the settlements.]
SB0069
Title: State Sovereign Lands Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/22/2018
Sponsor: Dayton, Margaret
Party: Republican
Floor: Grover, Keith
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Modifies trespassing provisions on state lands (adds the action of moving a vessel at the same location within a two mile area of the same location) [class B misdemeanor]. Repeals the "Leaf It To Us Children's Crusade for Trees" program. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0074S02
Title: Voter Privacy Amendments
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/7/2018
Sponsor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Edwards, Rebecca P.
Party: Republican
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  • Specifies that a qualified person may only obtain a voter's month and year of birth from the list of registered voters instead of a voter's entire date of birth. Allows a specified research institution to obtain and share the full date of birth of a registered voter under certain conditions. Amends the voter registration form. Specifies that a governmental entity may share a protected voter registration record with another governmental entity for a purpose related to voter registration or the administration of an election. [FN: Could cost the Lieutenant Governor''s Office $6,100 one-time in FY18 from the Gen Fund for programming changes to the voter registration database to allow for three tiers of voter information privacy.]
SB0074S04
Title: Voter Privacy Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Edwards, Rebecca P.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
SB0077
Title: Tax Administration Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: McCay, Daniel
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Modifies the Revenue and Taxation code by authorizes the Tax Commission to provide certain individual income tax withholding information to the Department of Workforce Services. (Adds a new element to a class A misdemeanor for anyone misusing or distributing the information.) [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0079
Title: Judiciary Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/14/2018
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Snow, V. Lowry
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMEND Addresses the interest on judgment a court enters under certain circumstances. Provides for how proof of security may be submitted to the clerk of the court. Addresses length of a plea in abeyance. Repeals certain requirements for an indictment to be valid. Addresses which days a court is closed. Addresses dissolution of a justice court created by interlocal agreement. Modifies a provision related to an unsworn declaration. Addresses which documents are sealed related to adoption. Addresses court authorizing service by publication or mail under certain circumstances. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0081
Title: Children's Justice Center Program
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Okerlund, Ralph
Party: Republican
Floor: Owens, Derrin R.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • GOV SIGNED Requires the attorney general to establish a Children's Justice Center, satellite office, or multidisciplinary team in Juab County. [FN: could cost the Children''s Justice Centers $100,000 ongoing beginning in FY19 from the Gen Fund to create a new Children''s Justice Center in Juab County and save the DCFS $1,000 for reduced travel to the new center. Could cost Utah and Juab Counties at least $22,600 to provide startup funding and additional future services for the Children''s Justice Center.]
SB0085
Title: Controlled Substance Disposal Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Mayne, Karen
Party: Democratic
Floor: Barlow, Stewart E.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Creates standards for the disposal of a controlled substance by a nursing care facility. Requires a nursing care facility to develop a written plan for the disposal of a controlled substance by the nursing care facility. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0086
Title: Victim Targeting Penalty Enhancements
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides for an enhanced penalty for a criminal offense 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. 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 property owner's ancestry, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Provides that this bill does not affect an individual's constitutional right of free speech or any other constitutional rights. (Enhanced penalties: MC to MB; MB to MA; MA to third degree; third degree 1-5 years; second degree 2-15 years; and first degree actor's selection shall be considered aggravating factor.) [FN: Could increase ongoing Gen Fund revenue by about $600 beginning in FY19. Assuming 3 applicable cases annually, enactment of this bill could cost a total from the Gen Fund of $23,400 in FY19, $45,900 in FY20, and $68,400 each year thereafter to the UDOC and State Courts for community supervision and court processing.]
SB0088S01
Title: Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Bramble, Curtis S.
Party: Republican
Floor: Dunnigan, James A.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Addresses reporting requirements when a broker-dealer; an investment adviser; an agent; an investment adviser representative; or an individual who serves in a supervisory, compliance, or legal capacity for a broker-dealer or an investment adviser believes a person has engaged in or attempted to engage in the financial exploitation of an elderly or vulnerable adult. Allows a broker-dealer or an investment adviser to delay a disbursement or transaction from an account when the broker-dealer or investment adviser suspects the disbursement or transaction will result in the financial exploitation of an elderly or vulnerable adult. Allows certain agencies to extend a broker-dealer's or an investment adviser's delay of a disbursement or transaction. Provides that a court may terminate or extend the delay of a disbursement or transaction. Requires a broker-dealer or an investment adviser to provide certain agencies access to records related to the financial exploitation of an elderly or vulnerable adult. Addresses the classification of a record that a broker-dealer or an investment adviser provides to an agency under the provisions of this bill. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0089
Title: Board of Pardons Authority
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:2/20/2018
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Hall, Craig
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Clarifies that the Board of Pardons and Parole has the authority to pardon any conviction except for treason or impeachment. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0090
Title: Hit and Run Penalties Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Defines"knowledge" and "with knowledge" with respect to involvement in an accident (means, with respect to an individual's own conduct or to circumstances surrounding an individual's conduct, that the individual is aware of the nature of the conduct or the existing circumstances). Defines the penalty for an individual who has knowledge that the individual was involved in an accident causing property damage and flees the scene without complying with the requirements of the section, including exchange of information (if the operator has reason to believe they were involved in an accident and fails to comply, it is a class C misdemeanor; if the operator has knowledge they were involved in an accident and fails to comply it is a class B misdemeanor). New class B misdemeanor. [FN: To the extent that individuals are fined for knowingly causing property damage in a hit and run accident, the criminal surcharge account could see additional revenue equal to 35 percent of the revenue difference between related class B and class C misdemeanors. To the extent that drivers are found to have knowledge that they caused property damage in a hit and run, fine revenue of $340 per occurrence could accrue to local entities from increasing those misdemeanors from class C to class B. Class C misdemeanors require a mandatory court appearance, which could lead to increased costs for local entities.]
SB0091S01
Title: Animal Welfare Amendments
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Davis, Gene
Party: Democratic
Floor: Hutchings, Eric K.
Party: Republican
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  • AMEND Makes it a crime to leave an animal tethered and unattended in a manner that prevents the animal from reaching shelter under certain conditions IN a county of the first class AT ANY RESIDENCE. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0094S01
Title: Voting Amendments
Currently:House/ substituted Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Dayton, Margaret
Party: Republican
Floor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
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  • Consolidates definitions associated with poll watchers and defines other terms. Creates a process for an individual to register as a watcher. Designates activities in which a watcher may engage. Prohibits a watcher from taking certain actions. Permits an election officer to take certain actions with regard to a watcher. Establishes criminal penalties(a third degree felony if an individual divulges information related to the number of votes counted, tabulated, or cast before it is public). Modifies deadlines related to the challenge of an individual's eligibility to vote. Removes obsolete ballot perforation and ballot stub provisions. Modifies requirements for using a voting center ballot. Modifies provisions relating to curing an invalid absentee ballot. (New third degree felony.) [FN: Will not impact the State Budget.]
SB0094S02
Title: Voting Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Dayton, Margaret
Party: Republican
Floor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED
SB0097
Title: Driving Without Insurance Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Modifies the penalties for operating a motor vehicle without proof of security (infraction first offense and fine not less than $400; class C misdemeanor each offense after committed within three years and a fine not less than $1,000; court may waive up to $300 if insurance was obtained after violation but before sentencing). [FN: Will not impact the state budget. Local governments could forgo revenue of $300 per instance in fines for certain provisions outlined in the bill, however judges may likely be suspending these fines currently.]
SB0099
Title: Domestic Violence Revisions
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Sandall, Scott D.
Party: Republican
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Comments:
  • Adds animal cruelty to the list of offenses that may qualify as a domestic violence offense. [FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0105
Title: Crime Statistics Reporting Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Ipson, Don L.
Party: Republican
Floor: Perry, Lee B.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMEND (name). Prohibits the Bureau of Criminal Identification from acquiring certain information. Requires a law enforcement agency to: report certain information to the Bureau of Criminal Identification within a specified time frame; submit that information in a specified manner; and review and verify that information upon request of the Bureau of Criminal Identification. [FN: Will not impact the state budget. Up to 26 local law enforcement agencies may need up to 0.5 full-time equivalent employees and $2,500 one-time for a database interface to report monthly crime statistics.]
SB0106
Title: Court Records Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Thatcher, Daniel W.
Party: Republican
Floor: Wilde, Logan
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMEND Provides for delinking personal identifying information from court records under certain circumstances. A person whose criminal case is dismissed may MOVE the court FOR AN ORDER to remove the link between the person's personal identifying information from the dismissed case in any publicly searchable database of the Utah state courts and the court shall grant that relief if: (a) 30 days have passed from the day on which the case is dismissed; (b) no appeal is filed for the dismissed case within the 30-day period described in Subsection (2)(a); and (c) no charge in the case was a domestic violence offense. Removing the link to personal identifying information of a court record under Subsection (2) does not affect a prosecuting, arresting, or other agency's records. A case history, unless expunged under this chapter, remains public and accessible through a search by case number. [FN: Could cost the Courts $24,000 one-time from the Gen Fund for programming costs in FY18.]
SB0107
Title: Third District Court Judge
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/15/2018
Sponsor: Hillyard, Lyle W.
Party: Republican
Floor: King, Brian S.
Party: Democratic
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  • GOV SIGNED Adds one judge to the Third District Court. [FN: Could cost the Courts $441,000 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY19 for one judge and two clerks. The Courts report that they can absorb these costs due to reduced workload in the juvenile court program]
SB0112S01
Title: Voter Registration Revisions
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Henderson, Deidre M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Handy, Stephen G.
Party: Republican
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  • Provides that an individual who applies for or renews the individual's driver license Or state identification card will be registered to vote unless the individual opts out. Allows certain information in a driver license or state identification card application Form to be used for voter registration purposes. Requires a county clerk to send certain information to an individual who registers to vote. Provides that an individual is not guilty of fraudulent registration if the individual is ineligible to register to vote but is inadvertently registered to vote under this bill. Amends provisions relating to the process by which a voter may request that the voter's voter registration record be classified as a private record. [FN: Could cost the Lieutenant Governor''s Office $21,800 one-time from the Gen Fund in Fiscal Year 2018 for programming costs to a system to electronically process voter registration applications and add a temporary private record classification to the database. The bill could cost the Lieutenant Governor''s Office for every 1,000 individuals registering to vote who request a temporary private record $4,200 to review submitted evidence and $400, for those who do not provide an e-mail address, to provide immediate notification by mail. The bill could also save the Driver License Division $1,300 ongoing from a restricted account beginning in FY 2019 in avoided application processing costs.]
SB0118S01
Title: Abortion Law Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: Stratton, Keven J.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Prohibits certain abortions outside of an abortion clinic or a hospital. Amends provisions relating to informed consent. Removes the requirement for the Dept of Health to create a brochure and an informational video. Requires the Dept of Health to maintain a website with specified information. Requires the Dept of Health to develop an information module with specified information. Requires the Dept of Health to present the information module, or an update to the information module, to the Health and Human Services Interim Committee. Establishes additional penalties for a violation of an abortion law provision. Requires the Dept of Health to make rules and pursue administrative and legal remedies to ensure compliance with provisions of abortion law. [FN: May cost the Dept of Health Gen Fund in FY19 of $12,500 ongoing and $138,600 one-time to create an information module to be hosted on the website and carry out enforcement duties.]
SB0125
Title: Child Welfare Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/19/2018
Sponsor: Harper, Wayne A.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Prohibits the Dept of Human Services from maintaining child pornography and requires the department to transfer specified child pornography to law enforcement. Prohibits access to child pornography transferred by the department to law enforcement, subject to certain exceptions. Exempts a Dept of Human Services employee acting in the employee's professional capacity from criminal and civil liability due to the employee's necessary viewing or transferring of child pornography. Removes child pornography from the definition of "record" in the Government Records Access and Management Act. Clarifies the requirement for school personnel to report child abuse or neglect, including educational neglect, to the Division of Child and Family Services. Makes requirements for how a court, the division, and law enforcement respond when a child who is in the custody of the division is missing, has been abducted, or has run away. [FN: Could cost the Dept of Human Services - DCFS $5,900 ongoing Gen Fund and $700 ongoing federal funds beginning in FY19 to pursue warrants for about 440 children and youth annually who are absent from care, and to assess the absence and reconsider the placement once they are located. The Courts may experience an increase in workload for Juvenile Court staff; the amount is not known at this time but any impact could likely be absorbed in existing budgets.]
SB0130S02
Title: Cannabidiol Product Act
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/23/2018
Sponsor: Vickers, Evan J.
Party: Republican
Floor: Daw, Brad M.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Authorizes the Dept of Agriculture and Food to make rules regarding cannabidiol. Authorizes the cultivation, production, and possession of hemp and the sale and use of cannabidiol products under certain circumstances. Directs the Dept of Agriculture and Food to issue licenses and enforce operating requirements. Grants the Dept of Agriculture and Food, the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, the Department of Financial Institutions, and the Dept of Health rulemaking authority. Creates an exemption from sales and use tax for sales of cannabidiol products. Imposes a special tax on the sale of cannabidiol products. Creates the Cannabinoid Product Restricted Account. Amends provisions related to driving with a measurable metabolite of cannabinoid medicine. Prohibits a court from discriminating against a parent in a child custody case based on the parent's legal use of a cannabidiol product. [FN: Could generate $996,000 ongoing to the Cannabidiol Product Restricted Account, starting in FY20. It could also increase the revenue to the Commerce Service Account by $17,500 annually beginning in FY19. This revenue, when combined with the Department of Commerce costs identified below, could reduce the year-end transfers from the Commerce Service Account to the General Fund by $9,400 one-time in FY19 and $2,100 ongoing in FY20. The bill would also require a transfer in FY20 from the Cannabidiol Product Restricted Account to the General Fund one-time of $252,600, which is the General Fund appropriation in FY19 to implement the new program.]
SB0140
Title: Limits on Political Campaign Contributions
Currently:Senate/ filed Dated:3/8/2018
Sponsor: Dabakis, Jim
Party: Democratic
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  • Establishes political contributions limits (PACs, Corporations, Labor Organizations have limits of $100,000; individuals have limits of $50,000). New class B misdemeanor for the person making the contribution in excess of the limits; and a new class B misdemeanor for the person receiving the contribution in excess of the limits. [FN: Could cost the Lieutenant Governor''s Office $300 ongoing from the Gen Fund beginning in FY19 for costs related to oversight of campaign contributions. The Lieutenant Governor''s Office has indicated it can absorb this cost within its existing budget.]
SB0142
Title: Victims of Domestic Violence Services Account Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/20/2018
Sponsor: Christensen, Allen M.
Party: Republican
Floor: Ray, Paul
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Amends the percentage of the criminal conviction surcharge that is allocated to the Victims of Domestic Violence Services Account. Repeals the percentage of the criminal conviction surcharge that is allocated to the Office of the Attorney General for domestic violence prosecution training and sends to the Division of Child and Family Services. [FN: Could result in a transfer of $78,300 ongoing in revenue from the Attorney General''s Office to the Division for Domestic Violence Services beginning in FY 2019 from the Victims of Domestic Violence Services Account due to the change of statutory allocation of the Criminal Conviction Surcharge.]
SB0151
Title: Court Security Funding Amendments
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Adams, J. Stuart
Party: Republican
Floor: Wilson, Brad R.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED AMEND Modifies provisions regarding the sources of money of the Court Security Account. SUBJECT to appropriations the AOC shall use the allocation to contract for court security at all district and juvenile courts throughout the state.[FN: Will not impact the state budget.]
SB0160
Title: Cold Case Database
Currently:Governor Signed Dated:3/16/2018
Sponsor: Weiler, Todd
Party: Republican
Floor: McKell, Michael K.
Party: Republican
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  • GOV SIGNED Defines "cold case" (means an investigation into any crime listed in 76-1-301(2)(a) through (g), or regarding a missing person, that remains unsolved at least three years after the crime occurred or the individual went missing). Requires the Criminal Investigations and Technical Services Division to develop and maintain a secure database of certain unsolved crimes and missing persons investigations. Allows the division to determine what information to collect, maintain, and allow the public to access by rule. [FN: Could have a one-time Gen Fund cost of $54,600 in FY18 for Dept of Technology Services to program the cold case system and an ongoing cost beginning in FY19 of $100,000 for a new analyst at the Dept of Public Safety.]
SB0171
Title: Intervention Amendments