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UMA 2017 Senate and House Bills

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The 2017 General Session of the Utah Legislature convenes on Monday, January 23, 2017, and is scheduled to end Thursday, March 9. The Utah Mining Association (UMA) Legislative Committee will meet jointly with the Utah Manufacturers Association on a weekly basis during the session to evaluate legislation and help formulate policy positions. They will compile a list of bills to track that directly or indirectly impact the mining industry.  We will keep you updated on all legislation affecting the mining industry during the 45-day session. You can view our bill tracking list and monitor the progress of legislation by accessing this section of the UMA Website. We will be updating the status of bills regularly. For real time updates, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. If you have an interest in a bill not on our tracking list and would like to bring it to the attention of the Legislative Committee, please let us know. During the beginning of the session, many requested bills will be in "Boxcar" status, meaning the language is still being drafted. As those bills are numbered and introduced, we will review and formulate positions on those bills and add them to our tracking list. You can find a complete list of bills/bill requests on the Utah State Legislature's website.

We look forward to working with you and our allies in the business community to protect and advance the interests of the mining industry in Utah. If you have questions or concerns about a particular piece of legislation, please let us know. Please give us a call at 801-364-1874 or email mining@utahmining.org or contact the Utah Manufacturers Association at 801-363-3885 or email uma@umaweb.org

As soon as bills are available, we will start posting them on this web page.

HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW

Laws begin as ideas in the minds of legislators, government officials, or citizens who see the need to make improvements. If you have an idea you would like to see enacted into law, you should start by discussing it with your Representative or Senator. Proposed laws are introduced as bills in either chamber, House or Senate, where they are reviewed by fiscal analysts, legal counsel and a Rules Committee. The bill is sent to a standing committee for study, possible public hearing, amendment or other action. The committee may table the bill, which kills it, or may send it back to the originating chamber with a recommendation for action. If passed in the standing committee, the bill is debated in open session. After the bill has gone through both houses, it is signed by both presiding officers (the Senate President and the Speaker of the House). The bill is then prepared in final form. This is called the "enrolled" bill. The "enrolled" bill is then sent to the Governor for signature or veto.

If signed by the Governor, the bill becomes law in 60 days, or on the date prescribed. If vetoed by the Governor, the Legislature may accept the veto or attempt to override it with a 2/3 majority.


SENATE BILLS Go to House Bills  

M = Monitor, M+ = Monitor Plus, LP-S = Low Profile Support, HP-S = High Profile Support, LP-O = Low Profile Oppose, HP-O = High Profile Oppose

Bill Number

Sponsor

Short Title

Assigned To

UMA Position

Status

S.B. 11S2

Dayton

Water Development Commission Amendments

Jody

M

H-NAE

S.B. 15

Dayton

Agriculture Protection Area and Industrial Protection Area Amendments

Josh

M

ENROLLING

S.B. 16

Bramble

Sales and Use Tax Exemption Changes

Steve Y.

M

H-BUS

S.B. 17S2

Hemmert

Tax Commission Amendments

Buchi

M

S-2ND READING

S.B. 23

Dayton

Sales Tax Exemption for Guides and Outfitters

Steve Y.

M

S-REV

S.B. 24

Hemmert

Natural Gas Heavy Duty Tax Credit Amendments

Jim H.

M

S-2ND READING

S.B. 33S1

Bramble

Consumer Protection Revisions

Todd

M

ENROLLING

S.B. 34

Millner

Competency-based Education Funding

Bird

HP-S

H-RULES

S.B. 43

Henderson

Property Assessment Amendments

Steve Y.

HP-O

S-REV

S.B. 46

Davis

Medicaid Expansion Amendments

Kate

M

S-RULES

S.B. 57

Mayne

Workers' Compensation Related Premium Assessments

Bird

HP-S

ENROLLING

S.B. 62S1

Mayne

Workers' Compensation Waivers

Bird

LP-S

ENROLLING

S.B. 63

Dayton

Nonprofit Corporation Amendments - Water Companies

Jody

HP-S

S-3RD READING

S.B. 66

Dayton

Administrative Law Judge Amendments

Steve C.

HP-S

H-JUD

S.B. 79

Adams

Waste Management Amendments

Todd

 

H-RULES

S.B. 80

Fillmore

School Funding Amendments

Shelly

M

H-EDU

S.B. 83

Harper

Sales Tax Notification Amendments

Kate

LP-S

S-REV

S.B. 92

Bramble

Workers' Compensation Fund Revisions

Bird

M+

H-BUS

S.B. 93S1

Harper

Property Tax Assessment Notice Amendments

Keith

LP-S

S-2ND READING

S.B. 94S1

Fillmore

Local District Restrictions

Shelly

M

S-2ND READING

S.B. 99

Hemmert

Consumer Protection Action Amendments

Shelly

M

H-BUS

S.B. 105

Davis

Sale of State Lands Act

Mark

LP-O

S-NAE

S.B. 109S1

Weiler

Small Employer Retirement Program

Kate

LP-S

S-2ND READING

S.B. 110S1

Bramble

Sales Tax Collection Amendments

Kate

HP-S

S-2ND READING

S.B. 111S2

Harper

Unmanned Aircraft Amendments

Tyler

M

S-2ND READING

S.B. 113

Dayton

Natural Resources Modifications

Jodi

M

S-2ND READING

S.B. 114S2

Bramble

Election Law Amendments

Bird

M

H-GOC

S.B. 119

Harper

Sales and Use Tax Changes

Kate

M

ENROLLING

S.B. 132

Bramble

Vehicle Manufacturers Tax Amendments

Todd

LP-S

S-2ND READING

S.B. 139

Stephenson

Tax Increment Financing Revisions

Keith

LP-O

S-REV

S.B. 142

Fillmore

Redevelopment Agency Amendments

Todd

LP-O

S-REV

S.B. 157

Bramble

Changes to Property Tax

Keith

M

S-2ND READING

S.B. 158

Bramble

Pass-Through Entity Withholding Amendments

Young

M

S-2ND READING

S.B. 197

Adams

Manufacturing Amendments

Todd

HP-S

S-2ND READING

S.B. 210

Anderegg

Equal Pay Amendments

Todd

 

S-RULES

S.B. 214

Iwamoto

Public Water Supplier Amendments

 

 

S-RULES

S.B. 218

Dabakis

Air Quality Board Membership Amendments

 

 

S-NAE

S.B. 221

Escamilla

Strategic Plan for Equal Compensation

 

 

S-RULES

S.B. 224

Fillmore

Department of Workforce Services Amendments

 

 

S-RULES

S.B. 228

Adams

Water Infrastructure Revisions

 

 

S-RULES

S.C.R. 3

Hinkins

Concurrent Resolution Requesting the Department of Energy Adequately Fund the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project

Mark C.

HP-S

H-3RD READING

S.J.R. 2S1

Mayne

Joint Resolution Encouraging the Employment of Utah Workers for Airport Redevelopment Efforts

Todd

LP-S

H-EDW

S.J.R. 9

Dabakis

Joint Resolution on Climate Change

Todd

HP-O

S-NAE

Boxcar

Adams

Energy Development Amendments

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Bramble

Income Tax Withholding Refund Amendments

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Fillmore

Concealed Firearm Amendments

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Fillmore

Sales Tax Rate Reduction

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Harper

Sales Tax Modifications

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Harper

Transportation Funding Amendments

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Henderson

Revisions to Sales Tax

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Henderson

Sales Tax Amendments

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Henderson

Sales Tax Changes

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Mayne

Workers Compensation Modifications

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Stephenson

Sales Tax Restoration Amendments

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Stephenson

Unemployed Workers Information Amendments

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

VanTassell

Assessment Area Energy Upgrade Amendments

 

 

In Process

 

 

HOUSE BILLS Go to Senate Bills

M = Monitor, M+ = Monitor Plus, LP-S = Low Profile Support, HP-S = High Profile Support, LP-O = Low Profile Oppose, HP-O = High Profile Oppose

Bill Number

Sponsor

Short Title

Assigned To

UMA Position

Status

H.B. 11S3

Thurston

State Boards and Commissions Amendments

Compton

M

S-3RD READING

H.B. 23S1

Peterson, J.

Income Tax Credit Modifications

Todd

M+

S-REV

H.B. 25

McCay

Tax Incentive Review Amendments

Todd

LP-O

S-REV

H.B. 26

McCay

Revenue and Taxation Modifications

Young

LP-S

ENROLLING

H.B. 29S4

Handy

Energy Efficient Vehicle Tax Credit Amendments

Amanda

M+

H-3RD READING

H.B 33

Perry

Mercury Switch Removal Act Reauthorization

Todd

HP-S

ENROLLING

H.B. 41

Peterson

Utah Revised Business Corporation Act Modifications

Hesston

LP-S

H-CONCUR

H.B. 42

Dunnigan

Insurance Related Modifications

Kate

M

S-SEC

H.B. 45

McCay

Property Tax Assessment Changes

Josh

LP-O

H-REV

H.B. 47

Briscoe

Property Tax Assessment Appeal Amendments

Young

LP-O

H-3RD READING

H.B. 58

Sandall

Direct Food Sales Amendments

Kate

HP-S

H-3RD READING

H.B. 65

Schultz

Air Conservation Act Amendments

Holtkamp

LP-O

H-CONCUR

H.B. 81

Greene

Post-employment Restrictive Covenant Amendments

Kate

HP-O

H-3RD READING

H.B. 84

Hawkes

Water Law – Nonuse Applications

Jody

LP-S

S-RULES

H.B. 96

Eliason

Petroleum Vapor Recovery Amendments

Holtkamp

M

S-3RD READING

H.B. 104

Wilde

Motor Vehicle Emission

Holtkamp

LP-S

S-2ND READING

H.B. 109S1

Pitcher

Public Utility Regulatory Restricted Account Amendments

Des

M

H-CONCUR

H.B. 112

Perry

Firearms Amendments

Bird

HP-O

H-LCJ

H.B. 115

McKell

Solid Waste Revisions

Amanda

HP-O

H-BUS

H.B. 118

Hawkes

Authority of State Engineer

Jody

HP-S

S-RULES

H.B. 134S1

Arent

Emissions Testing Amendments

Holtkamp

M

H-3RD READING

H.B. 144

Hall

Administrative Law Judge Qualifications

Holtkamp

M

H-JUD

H.B. 147

Hemingway

Living Wage Amendments

 

 

H-EDW

H.B. 151

Ward

School Board Election Amendments

Shelly

M

H-RULES

H.B. 153S1

Kennedy

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Amendments

Todd

M

H-3RD READING

H.B. 183

Hawkes

Emissions Settlement Amendments

Shelly

 

H-3RD READING

H.B. 207

Ivory

Federalism Amendments

Bailey

M

H-3RD READING

H.B. 213

Wheatley

Workplace Discrimination Amendments

Todd

HP-O

H-BUS

H.B. 228

Noel

Nonprofit Code Amendments

Jodi

HP-O

H-RULES

H.B. 232

Schultz

Land Use Amendments

Des

 

H-3RD READING

H.B. 242

Pitcher

Family and Medical Leave Amendments

Todd

LP-O

H-EDW

H.B. 255

McCay

Tax Increase Initiative Amendments

Todd

HP-O

H-3RD READING

H.B. 272

Wilson

Regulatory Impact Amendments

Holtkamp

HP-S

H-EDW

H.B. 291

Noel

School and Institutional Trust Lands Amendments

 

 

H-3RD READING

H.B. 297S1

Handy

Renewable Energy Amendments

Todd

 

H-3RD READING

H.B. 302

Briscoe

Modifications to Tax

 

 

H-REV

H.B. 307

Peterson

Energy and Innovation Research Grant Program

 

 

H-PET

H.B. 318

Peterson

Recycling Market Development Zone Tax Credit Repeal

Todd

 

H-REV

H.B. 336

Dunnigan

Heath Reform Amendments

 

 

H-BUS

H.C.R. 1

Stratton

Concurrent Resolution on Public Lands Litigation

Compton

M

H-NAE

H.C.R 5S1

Handy

Concurrent Resolution on Clean Fuel School Buses

Holtkamp

M

S-NAE

H.C.R. 11

Hughes

Concurrent Resolution Urging the President to Rescind the Bears Ears National Monument Designation

Mark

HP-S

LT-GOV

H.C.R. 12

Noel

Concurrent Resolution Urging Federal Legislation to Reduce or Modify the Boundaries of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Mark

HP-S

E-GOV

Boxcar

Briscoe

Carbon Emission Tax Act

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Briscoe

Changes to Tax

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Briscoe

Severance Tax Revisions

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Dunnigan

Health Benefit Plan Network Adequacy

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Ivory

Concurrent Resolution Calling for the Repeal of the Bears Ears Monument Designation

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Ivory

Transparency in Funding Litigation

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Peterson J.

Tax Credit Review Amendments

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Peterson V.

STEM Amendments

 

 

In Process

Boxcar

Wilson

Private Property Rights Amendments

 

 

In Process