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Last Update 2/13/2017
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LWV POSBill NumberSNameSponsorTopic
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11Higher Education Base BudgetGrover/Vickers
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41Business, Economic Development, and Labor Base BudgetWebb/Shiozawa
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51Retirement and Independent Entities Base BudgetChristensen L/Hemmert
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61Infrastructure and General Government Base BudgetFroerer/Harper
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71National Guard, Veterans' Affairs, and Legislature Base BudgetSanpei/Stevenson
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8State Agency and Higher Education Compensation AppropriationsLast/Van Tassell
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O113State Boards and Commissions AmendmentsThurston/Daytondeletes "No more than four members shall be members of the same political party" for several boards and commissions; adds "The commissioner/governor/Senate may not consider or seek to discover the political affiliation of a person when considering the person for appointment or reappointment to the committee"
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S121Disposition of Ballots AmendmentsEliason/Daytoninfo; sets time frame so that voter may be contacted if absentee ballot is rejected
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131Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets ActSnow/Hillyardif person is incapacitated
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14Uniform Real Property Transfer of Death ActSnow/Hillyardtod deed is revocable and nontestamentary
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15Alimony AmendmentsStrattoncourt shall consider whether a parent has lost workplace opportunities while caring for a child
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S16Voting RevisionsDaw/Daytoncertification and purchase of new voting equipment
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17Offenses Against the Person AmendmentsSnowadds strangulation
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18Motor Vehicle Business Licensing AmendmentsColeman/Harperprovisional licenses
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S191Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform AmendmentsGreene/Stephensonmany provisions
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S20Political Activities of Public Entities AmendmentsDawemail, social media
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21Uniform Powers of Appointment ActSnow/Hillyardmany provisions
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W223Nomination Petition AmendmentsGreeneestablishes a procedure for an individual to remove the individual's signature from a candidate nomination petition; recodifies and clarifies criminal provisions relating to a candidate nomination petition; provides that criminal provisions relating to a candidate nomination petition apply to both a candidate nomination petition for a registered political party and a candidate nomination petition for a qualified political party; imposes criminal and civil penalties when a signature gatherer intentionally misrepresents the purpose of a nomination petition or certain other information relating to the petition; requires a signature gatherer to display certain information relating to a candidate for whom they are collecting signatures
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O231Income Tax Credit ModificationsPeterson, Jreduces solar tax credits beginning 1 Jan 2018
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241Student Prosperity Savings Program-Tax AmendmentsPeterson, Jtax advantaged savings accounts
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S25Tax Incentive Review AmendmentsMcCay/Hendersonrequires study of revenue losses due to sales and use tax exemptions
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26Revenue and Tax ModificationsMcCay/HendersonFarmland Assessment Act & Urban Farming Asessment Act
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27Interstate Compact on Military Children AmendmentsWinder/Knudsoneliminates requirement that members be on orders
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28Public Employees Long-term Disability Act AmendmentsDuckworth/Maynewhen benefit may be reduced
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S294Energy Efficient Vehicle Tax Credit AmendmentsHandyextends corporate and individual tax credits
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30Historic Preservation AmendmentsWebb/Thatcherauthorizes historic preservation commission
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31Utah Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program ReauthorizationRedd/Vickerstechnical changes
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32Assessment Area Act AmendmentsWebb/Thatchernotices, technical changes
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33Mercury Switch Removal Act ReauthorizationPerry/Daytonextends repeal date
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34Employment Security Act Sunset ExtensionEdwards/Shiozawaextends sunset date
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35Minimum School Program AmendmentsCutlerout-of-state students, small schools, guidance programs, teacher salary supplement
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S361Affordable Housing AmendmentsEdwards/WeilerEconomic Revitalization Fund, low-income housing tax credits
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371State Construction Code AmendmentsSchultz/Brambleradon controls, natural gas fired water heater emissions
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38Statutory Required Reports AmendmentsPeterson V/Brambletechnical changes from Business and Labor
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39Local Officer AmendmentsWebb/Thatcherdate by which city recorder or treasurer must be apointed to ensure post is not vacant
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40Check Cashing and Deferred Deposit Lending AmendmentsDaw/Brambleregistration, etc.
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41Utah Revised Business Corporation Act ModificationsV Peterson/Bramblestandards of conduct, business combinations for payday lenders
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421Insurance Related ModificationsDuunigan/Bramblereplaces "health benefit product" with "health benefit plan"
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43American Indian and Alaskan Native Education AmendmentsNoelcreates pilot program for targeted grants
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44Department of Financial Institutions Related AmendmentsV Peterson/Brambledelegation of powers and duties, acqisition restrictions
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45Property Tax Assessment ChangesMcCay/Hendersonland may not be assessed under the Farmland Assessment Act if the land is devoted to the production of solar energy or a ski area
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46Pass-Through Entity Tax AmendmentsEliason/Brambleindividual income tax re pass-through entities
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47Property Tax Assessment Appeal AmendmentsBriscoe/Hemmerttime periods for filing appeal
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48Wildlife Species Introduction AmendmentsAlbrecht/Daytononly DWR may authorize transplanting of big game, turkeys, wolves, endangered species, etc
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491Social Security Tax CreditWestwood5% tax credit beginning 1 Jan 2018
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S502Opioid Prescribing RegulationsWardlimits # of days for which opiate may be prescribed to 7 days if prescribed in last 90 days
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51Off-highway Vehicle AmendmentsOwens/Van Tassellsafety for 8-13 years old or individuals with no driver license
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S52Political Contribution Reporting AmendmentsDawClass B misdemeanor if conspire to avoid disclosing original source of contribution
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53Missing and Exploited Children's DayHandyAug 26
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S54Campus Free Speech AmendmentsColemanoutdoor areas as traditional public forums, causeof action related to violation of expressive rights
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S55Governmental Nonprofit Entity Compliance AmendmentsColemanOpen & Public Meetings Act, etc. apply to governmental nonprofit corporations
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563Accessible Parking AmendmentsStrattonwarnings and fines
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S57Reproductive Health and Medicaid AmendmentsKing, Briandirects Division of Health Care financing to seek Medicaid waiver for limited family plannig services and reproductive health
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58Direct Food Sales AmendmentsSandallcottage food production operation
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59Public Service Commission AmendmentsChristoffersontelecommunication exemptions
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60Deaf and Hard of Hearing AmendmentsThurston/Knudsondeaf, hard of hearing, hearing loss consistent terminology
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61Pharmacy Service for Discharged Hospital PatientsReddallows hospital pharmacy to dispense to discharged patient under limited circumstances
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62Educator Rights AmendmentsStrattonabusive conduct toward school employees
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63Hole in the Rock State ParkStratton/Daytonagreement with BLM and NPS to acquire and create state park
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64Property Tax Relief AmendmentsPeterson J/Hendersonsurviving spouse
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O65Air Conservation Act AmendmentsSchultzprohibits disallowing burning of solid fuel if purpose is to cook food
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661Opiate Overdose Response Act AmendmentsMcKellwho is not civilly liable when administring opiate antagonist
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67Wildlife AmendmentsMckell/Daytonmust take course for hunting or furbearer permit
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68Crime Victims Reparation Board Sunset ExtensionChristensen L/Hemmertextends sunset date
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69Capital Facilities RevisionsEdwards/StevensonDepartment of Heritage and Arts
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70Common Area Assessment AmendmentsFroerer/Brambleallows assessor to consider that property is a common area
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S71Hygiene Tax ActDuckworthsales and use tax exemption for incontinence and feminine hygiene items
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72Child Welfare Proceedings AmendmentsKennedytime limits on decisions for petitions for termination of parental rights
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73Child Placement AmendmentsPeterson, Jduring an abuse, neglect or dependency hearing re parent having outstanding felony warrant
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74School Day Care Classes AmendmentsWardexempts child care programs administered by public education institutions from requirements of the Utah Child Care Licensing Act
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751Condominium Act AmendmentsFroererrenting definitions
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S76End of Life Options ActChavez-Houckdesignates when an individual may make a request for medication; establishes attending physician responsibilities; requires a consulting physician confirmation; provides for a counseling referral when needed; requires an informed decision; encourages family notification; requires written and oral requests and ability to rescind the request at any time; requires waiting periods; includes: documentation and reporting requirements; and a requirement that the patient be a resident of the state; establishes the effect of the decision to end an individual's life on wills, contracts, and insurance or annuity contracts; provides limited immunities and procedures for permissible sanctions; prohibits euthanasia or mercy killing; establishes criminal penalties for certain actions; and provides a uniform form for patient consent
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77Fifth District Court JudgeSnowadds judge to fifth judicial district
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W78Nonbinding Opinion QuestionsThurston/Hendersonmodifies Election Code to establish procedures for submitting a nonbinding opinion question to the voters of Utah; requires joint resolution with exact language and which electionis designated
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79Private Attorney General DoctrineGreenerepeals provision that disavows the private attorney general doctrine
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80State Technology Governance AmendmentsCutlermodifies management of Department of Technology Services to include CIO
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81Post-employment Restrictive Covenant AmendmentsGreeneseveral changes
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82Street-legal All-terrain Vehicle AmendmentsNoelremoves Traffic Code restrictions for Counties of the First Class
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832Rental Application Disclosure AmendmentsCutler/Weilerowner must disclose several critieria before charging application fee or taking deposit
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84Water Law - Nonuse ApplicationsHawkesstates that an approved nonuse application excuses the requirement of beneficial use of water from the date of filing; states that the time during which an approved nonuse application is in effect does not count toward the seven-year time limit for purposes of forfeiture; states that the filing or approval of a nonuse application or a series of nonuse applications does not: constitute a beneficial use of a water right; protect a water right that is already subject to forfeiture; and bar a water right owner from using the water under the water right, as permitted under the water right, or claiming a forfeiture defense; modifies the procedure for instituting a forfeiture action
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85Quality Growth Commission AmendmentsFroererAffects LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Program; requires the Quality Growth Commission to provide an annual written report to the Infrastucture and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee
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S86Inactive Voter AmendmentsHall/Maynepermits a county clerk to list a voter as inactive if the county clerk receives a returned voter identification card, determines that there was no clerical error causing the card to be returned, and has no further information to contact the voter; repeals the authority of a county clerk to remove a voter described in the preceding paragraph from the official register
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87Student Access to Online CoursesColemanamends provisions authorizing an eligible student to enroll in an online course; removes a limitation on the number of online credits an eligible student may enroll in; requires a primary LEA of enrollment to provide physical space and technology for an eligible student to access an online course under certain conditions
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88Teacher Salary Supplement Program AmendmentsGibsonadds teachers with background in earth science
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89Impact Fee Reporting RequirementsKnotwell/Hemmertmodifies reporting requirements for local political subdivision that collects impact fee
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902Insurance Opioid RegulationWardrequires policies to minimize risk of prescribing controlled substances
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912County Commission Election AmendmentsThurstonwhen two positions are open, no person may file for both
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92Physical Restraint in SchoolsMossschool employee may not inflict corporal punishment, when physical restraint may be used, student who wilfully defaces property
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93Judicial Nominating Process AmendmentsNelson/Hillyardrepeals the authority of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to make rules related to evaluation criteria for the selection of judicial nominees
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941Occupational and Professional Licensure Review Committee AmendmentsGreenemodifies committee responsibilities
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95Little Sahara State Park DesignationEliason/Okerlundagreement with BLM to create Little Sahara as a state park
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S96Petroleum Vapor Recovery AmendmentsEliason/Bramblevapor recovery systems for a gasoline cargo tank
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97Alcohol Beverage Control Operations AmendmentsEliason/Bramble"secret shopper"
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W98Department of Administrative Services AmendmentsEliason/HendersonTeacher Salary Supplement; many provisions
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991Bigamy Offense AmendmentsNoelrevises the definitions of bigamy and child bigamy
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100Institutions of Higher Education Disclosure RequirementsColeman/Stephensonrequires an institution of higher education to disclose information regarding program completion, job placement, and costs for each program; and directs the Board of Regents to collect and maintain information
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1012Adoptive Studies and Evaluations AmendmentsReddrequires a home study adoptive evaluation to contain fingerprints and background evaluaitions
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102Cohabitant Abuse Act AmendmentsRomerodefines the term "intimate partner" as (a) the individual's current or former spouse; (b) the other parent of the individual's child; (c) the biological parent of the individual's unborn child; or (d) another individual who resides or has resided with the individual in a romantic, dating, or sexual relationship
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