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Last updated 3/23/2017

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

ENROLLING

S.B. 15

Dayton

Agriculture Protection Area and Industrial Protection Area Amendments

Josh

M

PASSED

S.B. 16

Bramble

Sales and Use Tax Exemption Changes

Steve Y.

M

PASSED

S.B. 17S2

Hemmert

Tax Commission Amendments

Buchi

M

PASSED

S.B. 23

Dayton

Sales Tax Exemption for Guides and Outfitters

Steve Y.

M

DEFEATED

S.B. 24S1

Hemmert

Natural Gas Heavy Duty Tax Credit Amendments

Jim H.

M

PASSED

S.B. 33S1

Bramble

Consumer Protection Revisions

Todd

M

PASSED

S.B. 34

Millner

Competency-based Education Funding

Bird

HP-S

PASSED

S.B. 43

Henderson

Property Assessment Amendments

Steve Y.

HP-O

DEFEATED

S.B. 46

Davis

Medicaid Expansion Amendments

Kate

M

DEFEATED

S.B. 57

Mayne

Workers' Compensation Related Premium Assessments

Bird

HP-S

PASSED

S.B. 62S1

Mayne

Workers' Compensation Waivers

Bird

LP-S

PASSED

S.B. 63S1

Dayton

Nonprofit Corporation Amendments - Water Companies

Jody

HP-S

ENROLLING

S.B. 66

Dayton

Administrative Law Judge Amendments

Steve C.

HP-S

PASSED

S.B. 79S1

Adams

Waste Management Amendments

Todd

LP-S

ENROLLING

S.B. 80

Fillmore

School Funding Amendments

Shelly

M

DEFEATED

S.B. 83S1

Harper

Sales Tax Notification Amendments

Kate

LP-S

DEFEATED

S.B. 92

Bramble

Workers' Compensation Fund Revisions

Bird

M+

ENROLLING

S.B. 93S1

Harper

Property Tax Assessment Notice Amendments

Keith

LP-S

ENROLLING

S.B. 94S1

Fillmore

Local District Restrictions

Shelly

M

ENROLLING

S.B. 99

Hemmert

Consumer Protection Action Amendments

Shelly

M

PASSED

S.B. 105

Davis

Sale of State Lands Act

Mark

LP-O

DEFEATED

S.B. 109S2

Weiler

Small Employer Retirement Program

Kate

LP-S

ENROLLING

S.B. 110S1

Bramble

Sales Tax Collection Amendments

Kate

HP-S

DEFEATED

S.B. 111S3

Harper

Unmanned Aircraft Amendments

Tyler

M

ENROLLING

S.B. 113S1

Dayton

Natural Resources Modifications

Jodi

M

ENROLLING

S.B. 114S4

Bramble

Election Law Amendments

Bird

M

DEFEATED

S.B. 119

Harper

Sales and Use Tax Changes

Kate

M

ENROLLING

S.B. 132S2

Bramble

Vehicle Manufacturers Tax Amendments

Todd

LP-S

PASSED

S.B. 139

Stephenson

Tax Increment Financing Revisions

Keith

LP-O

DEFEATED

S.B. 142

Fillmore

Redevelopment Agency Amendments

Todd

LP-O

DEFEATED

S.B. 157S2

Bramble

Changes to Property Tax

Keith

M

ENROLLING

S.B. 158

Bramble

Pass-Through Entity Withholding Amendments

Young

M

PASSED

S.B. 197S3

Adams

Manufacturing Amendments

Todd

HP-S

ENROLLING

S.B. 210

Anderegg

Equal Pay Amendments

Todd

M+

DEFEATED

S.B. 214S1

Iwamoto

Public Water Supplier Amendments

Jodi

HP-O

ENROLLING

S.B. 218

Dabakis

Air Quality Board Membership Amendments

Shelly

HP-O

DEFEATED

S.B. 221

Escamilla

Strategic Plan for Equal Compensation

Todd

M+

DEFEATED

S.B. 228

Adams

Water Infrastructure Revisions

Jody

M

DEFEATED

S.B. 229S2

Harper

Sales Factor Weighted Tax Modifications

Steve Y.

M

DEFEATED

S.B. 242S1

Bramble

Government Records Access and Management Act Amendments

Bird

LP-O

ENROLLING

S.B. 254

Stephenson

Occupation Information Amendments

 

 

DEFEATED

S.B. 273

Adams

Energy Development Amendments

 

 

ENROLLING

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

PASSED

S.J.R. 2S1

Mayne

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

Todd

LP-S

ENROLLING

S.J.R. 9

Dabakis

Joint Resolution on Climate Change

Mark

HP-O

DEFEATED

 

 

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

ENROLLING

H.B. 23S1

Peterson, J.

Income Tax Credit Modifications

Todd

M+

ENROLLING

H.B. 25

McCay

Tax Incentive Review Amendments

Todd

LP-O

PASSED

H.B. 26

McCay

Revenue and Taxation Modifications

Young

LP-S

ENROLLING

H.B. 29S4

Handy

Energy Efficient Vehicle Tax Credit Amendments

Amanda

M+

DEFEATED

H.B 33

Perry

Mercury Switch Removal Act Reauthorization

Todd

HP-S

PASSED

H.B. 41

Peterson

Utah Revised Business Corporation Act Modifications

Hesston

LP-S

ENROLLING

H.B. 42S1

Dunnigan

Insurance Related Modifications

Kate

M

PASSED

H.B. 45

McCay

Property Tax Assessment Changes

Josh

LP-O

DEFEATED

H.B. 47S1

Briscoe

Property Tax Assessment Appeal Amendments

Young

M

ENROLLING

H.B. 58

Sandall

Direct Food Sales Amendments

Kate

HP-S

PASSED

H.B. 65

Schultz

Air Conservation Act Amendments

Holtkamp

LP-O

ENROLLING

H.B. 81S1

Greene

Post-employment Restrictive Covenant Amendments

Kate

HP-O

DEFEATED

H.B. 84

Hawkes

Water Law – Nonuse Applications

Jody

LP-S

PASSED

H.B. 96

Eliason

Petroleum Vapor Recovery Amendments

Holtkamp

M

ENROLLING

H.B. 104

Wilde

Motor Vehicle Emission

Holtkamp

LP-S

PASSED

H.B. 109S2

Pitcher

Public Utility Regulatory Restricted Account Amendments

Des

M

ENROLLING

H.B. 112

Perry

Firearms Amendments

Bird

HP-O

DEFEATED

H.B. 115S3

McKell

Solid Waste Revisions

Amanda

HP-O

PASSED

H.B. 118

Hawkes

Authority of State Engineer

Jody

HP-S

PASSED

H.B. 134S2

Arent

Emissions Testing Amendments

Holtkamp

M

DEFEATED

H.B. 144

Hall

Administrative Law Judge Qualifications

Holtkamp

M

DEFEATED

H.B. 147

Hemingway

Living Wage Amendments

Kate

LP-O

DEFEATED

H.B. 151

Ward

School Board Election Amendments

Shelly

M

DEFEATED

H.B. 153S3

Kennedy

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Amendments

Todd

M

DEFEATED

H.B. 183

Hawkes

Emissions Settlement Amendments

Shelly

LP-S

PASSED

H.B. 207S1

Ivory

Federalism Amendments

Bailey

M

DEFEATED

H.B. 213

Wheatley

Workplace Discrimination Amendments

Todd

HP-O

DEFEATED

H.B. 228

Noel

Nonprofit Code Amendments

Jodi

HP-O

DEFEATED

H.B. 232

Schultz

Land Use Amendments

Des

M

PASSED

H.B. 242

Pitcher

Family and Medical Leave Amendments

Todd

LP-O

DEFEATED

H.B. 255

McCay

Tax Increase Initiative Amendments

Todd

HP-S

PASSED

H.B. 272

Wilson

Regulatory Impact Amendments

Holtkamp

HP-S

PASSED

H.B. 277S1

Roberts

Direct to Consumer Foods Sales Modifications

Kate

HP-O

DEFEATED

H.B. 291

Noel

School and Institutional Trust Lands Amendments

Mark

HP-S

DEFEATED

H.B. 297S1

Handy

Renewable Energy Amendments

Todd

M

ENROLLING

H.B. 302S1

Briscoe

Modifications to Tax

Kate

M

DEFEATED

H.B. 307S1

Peterson

Energy and Innovation Research Grant Program

Mark

M

DEFEATED

H.B. 318S1

Peterson

Recycling Market Development Zone Tax Credit Repeal

Todd

LP-O

DEFEATED

H.B. 356

McKell

On Premise Signage Amendments

 

 

DEFEATED

H.B. 377S1

McCay

Tax Revisions

Steve

HP-S

DEFEATED

H.B. 385S2

Eliason

State Monuments Act

Mark

LP-O

DEFEATED

H.B. 392

Hawkes

Air Quality Policy Advisory Board

Amanda

LP-S

PASSED

H.B. 407S2

Noel

Utah Public Land Management Act Amendments

Compton

M

ENROLLING

H.B. 426S1

Peterson V.

STEM Amendments

Compton

M

ENROLLING

H.B. 443

Briscoe

Changes to Tax

 

 

DEFEATED

H.B. 457

Briscoe

Carbon Emission Tax Act

 

 

DEFEATED

H.C.R. 1S2

Stratton

Concurrent Resolution on Public Lands Litigation

Compton

M

PASSED

H.C.R 5S1

Handy

Concurrent Resolution on Clean Fuel School Buses

Holtkamp

M

PASSED

H.C.R. 11

Hughes

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

Mark

HP-S

PASSED

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

PASSED