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Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Week Six Highlights

Here are some highlights from week six, enjoy!

Utah State Legislature Highlights for February 22nd – 26th

composed by the Media Relations Coordinator for the House GOP

This week the Utah Legislature passed legislation that would expand and strengthen the state's health insurance exchange. The Utah Health Exchange went live last year with a beta test for small businesses. House Speaker David Clark says, in regards to his bill, that he wants Utah to be the model of a market based health care solution. HB 294 now advances to the governor's office. For information on the health exchange, visit http://le.utah.gov/~2010/htmdoc/hbillhtm/hb0294.htm.

Other bills to take note of that have passed both the Senate and the House and are on the Governor’s desk are: Two bills to overhaul the state's retirement system, four bills regarding ethics reform one of which establishes an independent five-member ethics commission and a tobacco tax bill which increases a pack of cigarettes by a dollar and will generate about $43 million in revenue.

These are all bills that passed the House this week with the help of the majority. (Note: Ctrl+Clicking on the title of a bill, which is in blue, will take you to the full version.)

· H.B. 435 – Dixie State College – Nonprofit Entities – Mar. 1st 2010 – 65/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Don L. Ipson (R-St. George)

This bill allows Dixie State College to form nonprofit corporations or foundations for certain purposes.

· H.B. 327 – Autism Awareness Support Special Group License Plate – Mar. 1st 2010 – 57/12 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Rebecca P. Edwards (R-North Salt Lake)

This bill authorizes an Autism Awareness support special group license plate.

· H.B. 189 – Closed Meetings Amendments – Mar. 1st 2010 – 52/20 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Patrick Painter (R-Nephi)

This bill modifies when a closed meeting may be held under the Open and Public Meetings Act.

· H.B. 402 – Department of Administrative Services Modifications – Mar. 1st 2010 – 69/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Stephen D. Clark (R-Provo)

This bill amends the Utah Administrative Services Code and the Division of Administrative Rules part to address operating a division within the Department of Administrative Services as an internal service fund agency.

· H.B. 419 – Alcoholic Beverage Control and Signage at State Stores – Mar. 1st 2010 – 66/5 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Kraig Powell (R-Heber City)

This bill modifies the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act to address signage at state stores.

· 1S.H.B. 170 – Foster Care Revisions – Mar. 1st 2010 – 71/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Kerry W. Gibson (R-Ogden)

This bill amends provisions of the Utah Human Services Code relating to removing a foster child from a foster home.

· 2S.H.B. 331 – Waste Fee and Related Amendments – Mar. 1st 2010 – 66/3 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Ronda R. Menlove (R-Garland)

This bill addresses various waste fees and the Environmental Quality Restricted Account.

· H.B. 261 – Financial Responsibility of Motor Vehicle Owners and Operators Act Amendments – Mar. 1st 2010 – 69/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Richard A. Greenwood (R-Roy)

This bill modifies the Financial Responsibility of Motor Vehicle Owners and Operators Act by amending provisions relating to evidence of insurance requirements.

· H.B. 379 – Barber, Cosmetologist/Barber, Esthetician, Electrologist, and Nail Technician Licensing Act Amendments – Mar. 1st 2010 – 68/3 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Merlynn T. Newbold (R-South Jordan)

This bill amends definition and licensing qualification provisions of the Barber, Cosmetologist/Barbe, Esthetician, Electrologist, and nail Technician Licensing Act.

· 1S.H.B. 256 – Child Abuse Database Amendments – Mar. 1st 2010 – 70/0 – Sponsored by Rep. Lorie D. Fowlke (R-Orem)

This bill provides a procedure for a person to be cleared for employment purposes if their name appears on the Licensing Information System.

· 2S.H.B. 289 – Judicial nominating Commission Amendments – Mar. 1st 2010 – 53/18 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Curtis Oda (R-Clearfield)

This bill requires trial court nominating commissions to submit five names to the governor, the appellate court nominating commission to submit seven names to the governor, and that all nominating commissions meet within a specified period of time.

· 1S.H.B. 355 – Legal Guardianship Amendments – Mar. 1st 2010 – 43/26 votes – Sponsored by Re. Stephen E. Sandstrom (R-Orem)

This amends the Utah Uniform Probate Code as it relates to guardianship of minors by requiring attorney fees to be paid in certain circumstances.

· H.B. 337 – Uniform Driver License Act Amendments – Mar. 1st 2010 – 69/1 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Rebecca D. Lockhart (R-Provo)

This bill modifies the Uniform Driver License Act by amending provisions relating to driver license suspensions for certain drug-related offenses.

· H.B. 380 – Firearm Laws Amendments – Mar. 1st 2010 – 45/24 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Stephen E. Sandstrom (R-Orem)

This bill modifies Title 53, Chapter 51, Firearm Laws, regarding the discharge of a firearm by a concealed firearm permit holder on private property.

· H.B. 456 – Amendments to Department of Environmental Quality – Mar. 1st 2010 – 55/14 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Rebecca P. Edwards (R-North Salt Lake)

This bill amends provisions relating to the authority of the Department of Environmental Quality.

· H.B. 409 – Civil Action for Damages Related to Addiction from Illegal Drug Sale – Mar. 1st 2010 – 65/3 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Christopher N. Herrod (R-Provo)

This modifies the Judicial Code regarding civil causes of action.

· H.B. 171 – Water Rights Revisions – Mar. 1st 2010 – 69/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Kerry W. Gibson (R-Ogden)

This bill allows the state engineer to limit the approval of a change application for a water right to the amount of water that has been previously put to use.

· H.B. 231 – Water Rights Priorities in Times of Shortage – Mar. 1st 2010 – 69/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Kerry W. Gibson (R-Ogden)

This bill addresses the priority of water rights during times of water storage.

· 1S.H.B. 314 – Water Rights Addendums to Deeds – Mar. 1st 2010 – 66/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Ben C. Ferry (R-Corinne)

This bill modifies and enacts provisions relating to water rights addenda to deeds.

· 1S.H.J.R. 26 – Joint Resolution Approving Water Rights Addendum Form – Mar. 1st 2010 – 71/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Ben C. Ferry (R-Corinne)

This joint resolution adopts the water rights addendum to land deeds and the water rights addendum to water rights deeds.

· H.J.R. 33 – Marking of Underground Utilities – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 69/1 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Melvin R. Brown (R-Coalvilled)

This joint resolution strongly urges the Public Service Commission to establish underground conduit and marking standards.

· H.C.R. 14 – R.S. 2477 Historic Roads Concurrent Resolution – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 70/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Michael E. Noel (R-Kanab)

This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor condemns the federal denial of all R.S. 2477 highway rights across federally managed lands and encourages state and local government agencies to seek federal recognition of their land rights and to join in adjudication.

· 1S.H.B. 299 – Amendments Related to Substances Harmful to Pregnancy – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 72/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Ronda R. Menlove (R-Garland)

This bill modifies the Utah Health Code related to efforts to inform people of the effects of consuming alcohol during pregnancy.

· 2S.H.B. 243 – Foreclosure Processes on Residential Rental Properties – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 71/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Wayne A. Harper (R-West Jordan)

This bill modifies provisions relating to the foreclosure of residential rental property.

· 1S.H.B. 280 – Real Property – Transfer Fees – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 68/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Rebecca D. Lockhart (R-Provo)

This bill enacts a provision to fees associated with the transfer of real property.

· H.B. 117 – Public Education Capital Outlay Act – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 67/7 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Melvin R. Brown (R-Coalville)

This bill modifies programs that provide state aid to school districts for school buildings.

· 1S.H.B. 166 – Reductions to Education Mandates – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 68/3 votes – Sponsored by Rep. John Dougall (R-American Fork)

This bill amends provisions related to public school funding, administration, and reporting requirements.

· H.B. 395 – Limitation of Actions Amendments – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 49/19 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Michael E. Noel (R-Kanab)

This bill limits the liability of persons or businesses for damage or injury cause by greenhouse gas emissions.

· H.B. 140 – Human Resource Management Amendments – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 56/14 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Brad L. Dee (R-Ogden)

This bill modifies the Utah State Personnel Management Act by amending state employee compensation pay plan provisions and employee grievance procedures and by replacing the Career Service Review Board.

· 1S.H.B. 335 – Utility Related Exemptions – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 70/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Gregory H. Hughes (R-Draper)

This bill excludes from various public utility provisions certain entities producing electricity.

· H.C.R. 4 – Veterans Freedom Memorial Concurrent Resolution – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 68/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Gregory H. Hughes (R-Draper)

This concurrent resolution expresses support for the creation of a Utah Freedom Memorial Park and recommends a funding study.

· 1S.H.B. 293 – Victims’ Rights Amendments – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 70/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. R. Curt Webb (R-Logan)

This bill adds back in subsections inadvertently deleted in a previous bill that apply to appellate rights for victims.

· 1S.H.B. 404 – Motor Vehicle Business Amendments – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 72/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Don L. Ipson (R-St.George)

This bill modifies the Motor Vehicle Code by amending provisions relating to motor vehicle business.

· 1S.H.B. 196 – Tobacco Tax Revisions – Mar. 2nd 2010 - – Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ray (R-Clearfield)

This bill amends the Cigarette and Tobacco Tax Act by increasing the tax rates on the sale, use, storage, or distribution of cigarettes in the state and the sale, use, or storage of tobacco products in the state for the 2010-11 state fiscal year, and by providing a calculation by which those tax rates will either remain the same, or increase, every third fiscal year after the 2010-11 state fiscal year.

· H.B. 146 – Law Enforcement by Federal Land Management – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 65/4 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Michael E. Noel (R-Kanab)

This bill modifies the Public Safety Code regarding functions of federal officers within Utah.

· 2S.H.B. 145 – Renewable Energy Financing Provisions – Mar. 2nd 2010 – 72/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Bradley G. Last (R-St.George)

This bill addresses provisions related to net metering programs and public utilities.

· H.B. 363 – Municipal Election Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 69/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Craig A. Frank (R-Cedar Hills)

This bill allows rather than requires a municipality of the fifth class or a town to provide early voting for a municipal primary election or a municipal general election.

· 1S.S.B. 133 – Qualifications of State Tax Commissioners – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 70/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. J. Stuart Adams, Rep. Todd E. Kiser (R-Sandy)

This bill amends the State Tax Commission part to address qualifications of commissioners of the State Tax Commission.

· H.B. 28 – Controlled Substance Database Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 56/5 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Bradley M. Day (R-Orem)

This bill recodifies and amends provisions relating to the Controlled Substance Database and requires an individual who is licensed to prescribe a controlled substance, who is applying for a license, or who is renewing a license, to register to use the database and to take a tutorial.

· 2S.H.B. 35 – Controlled Substance Database – Reporting of Prescribed Controlled Substance Overdose or Poisoning – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 66/4 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Bradley M. Daw (R-Orem)

This bill amends the Utah Health Code, the Utah Controlled Substances Act, and related provisions to provide for notification to a practitioner when a person who is 12 years of age or older is admitted to a hospital for poisoning by, or overdose of, a prescribed drug.

· 2S.H.B. 36 – Controlled Substance Database – Reporting Convictions for Driving Under the Influence or Impaired Driving – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 68/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Bradley M. Daw (R-Orem)

This bill amends provisions of the Traffic Code and the Utah Controlled Substances Act to provide for notification to a practitioner when a person is convicted of a crime for driving under the influence of, or impaired driving under the influence of, a controlled substance that the practitioner may have prescribed to that person.

· H.B. 294 – Health System Reform Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 59/9 votes – Sponsored by Speaker David Clark (R-Santa Clara)

This bill amends provisions related to health system reform for the insurance market, health care providers, the Health Code, and the Office of Consumer Health Services.

· 1S.S.B. 76 – Trust Deed Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 71/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. John L. Valentine, Rep. Lorie D. Fowlke (R-Orem)

This bill modifies a provision relating to a statement provided by a trustee under a trust deed.

· 1S.S.B. 48 – Nonlapsing Authority Technical Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 68/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Okerlund, Rep. Julie Fisher (R-Fruit Heights)

This bill modifies the Budgetary Procedures Act to reorganize the list of nonlapsing funds.

· S.B. 134 – Partnership Tax Return Filing Deadlines – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 72/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. J. Stuart Adams, Rep. Todd E. Kiser (R-Sandy)

This bill amends the Individual Income Tax Act to address partnership return filing deadlines.

· 1S.S.B. 32 – Rainwater Harvesting – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 71/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Scott K. Jenkins, Rep. Patrick Painter (R-Nephi)

This bill provides for the collection and use of precipitation without obtaining a water right under certain conditions.

· S.B. 127 – Public Assistance Fraud Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 71/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Howard A. Stephenson, Rep. John Dougall (R-American Fork)

This bill modifies provisions relating to public assistance Fraud.

· S.B. 120 – Disarming a Peace Officer Amendment – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 73/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. David P. Hinkins, Rep. Curtis Oda (R-Clearfield)

This bill provides that taking, or attempting to take, a conductive energy device from a peace officer is a third degree felony.

· 2S.S.B. 275 – Removing Signature From Initiative and Referendum Petition – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 50/24 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Howard A. Stephenson, Rep. Carl Wimmer (R-Herriman)

This bill modifies the Election Code by amending provisions related to removing signatures for a statewide initiative and referendum.

· 1S.S.B. 140 – Juvenile Detention Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 66/1 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Jon J. Greiner, Rep. Richard A. Greenwood (R-Roy)

This bill clarifies the detention requirement for minors charged in district court under certain circumstances.

· 1S.S.B. 105 – Motor Vehicle Accident Arbitration Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 65/1 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart, Rep. James A. Dunnigan (R-Taylorsville)

This bill modifies the Insurance Code by amending provisions relating to the use of arbitration for certain motor vehicle accident claims.

· 1S.S.B. 130 – Judiciary Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 67/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard, Rep. Kay L. McIff (R-Richfield)

This bill makes conforming and correction changes throughout the code regarding the judiciary and courts.

· 1S.S.B. 60 – Search and Rescue Funding – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 66/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Okerlund, Rep. Kay L. McIff (R-Richfield)

This bill modifies the search and Rescue Financial Assistance Program regarding definitions and a cross reference.

· S.B. 96 – Uintah Basin Revitalization Fund Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 70/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassell, Rep. John G. Mathis (R-Vernal)

This bill modifies the calendar year designation in a provision requiring an adjustment in an amount to be deposited into the Uintah Basin Revitalization Fund based on a change in the consumer price index.

· S.B. 148 – Guaranteed Asset Protection Waivers – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 65/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Jerry W. Stevenson, Rep. Rebecca D. Lockhart (R-Provo)

This bill modifies the Insurance Code to address the regulation of guaranteed asset protection waivers, including enacting the Guaranteed Asset Protection Waivers Act.

· S.B. 142 – Driver License Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 64/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Howard A. Stephenson, Rep. Gregory H. Hughes (R-Draper)

This bill modifies the Uniform Driver License Act by amending provisions relating to the expiration of certain driver licenses.

· 5S.S.B. 88 – Pharmacy Practice Act Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 63/1 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Curtis S. Bramble, Rep. Rebecca D. Lockhart (R-Provo)

This bill amends the Pharmacy Practice Act, amending provisions related to exemption from licensure.

· 2S.S.B. 119 – Special Elections Modifications – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 41/22 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Howard A. Stephenson, Rep. Michael T. Morley (R-Spanish Fork)

This bill limits the date of certain special elections called by a local school board to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

· S.B. 189 – Capital Facilities Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 68/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Curtis S. Bramble, Rep. Stephen D. Clark (R-Provo)

This bill amends provisions regarding capital projects accounting and use of project reserve money.

· S.B. 137 – Coordination of Removing, Relocating, or Altering Utilities – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 69/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Daniel R. Liljenquist, Rep. Ryan D. Wilcox (R-Ogden)

This bill addresses the removal, relocation, or alteration of a utility facility to accommodate a construction or reconstruction project on a public highway.

· H.B. 343 – Great Salt Lake Advisory Council – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 72/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Ben C. Ferry (R-Corinne)

This bill enacts the Great Salt Lake Advisory Council Act to create the Great Salt Lake Advisory Council and address related issues.

· H.B. 366 – Motor Vehicle Business Regulation Act Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 72/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Bradley M. Daw (R-Orem)

This bill modifies the Motor Vehicle Business Regulation Act by amending provisions relating to motor vehicle dealers.

· 3S.H.B. 329 – Campaign Finance Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 61/10 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Ben C. Ferry (R-Corinne)

This bill amends provisions in Title 20A, Chapter 11, Campaign and Financial Reporting Requirements and Title 20A, Chapter 12, Selection and Election of Judges.

· 2S.S.B. 119 – Special Elections Modifications – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 41/22 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Howard A. Stephenson, Rep. Michael T. Morley (R-Spanish Fork)

This bill limits the date of certain special elections called by a local school board to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

· S.B. 173 – Business Entity Amendments – Mar. 3rd 2010 – 73/2 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard, Rep. Fred R. Hunsaker (R-Logan)

This bill modifies provisions in Title 16, Corporations, Title 48, Partnership, Title 76, Utah Criminal Code, and Title 78B, Judicial Code, related to business entities required to file with the Division of Corporations and Commercial code, including addressing issues regarding filings and the responsibilities of the division.

· S.B. 141 – Utah Substance Abuse and Anti-violence Coordinating Council Amendments – Mar. 4th 2010 – 73/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. J. Stuart Adams, Rep. Ronda R. Menlove (R-Garland)

This bill modifies provisions related to the name, membership, and duties of the Utah Substance Abuse and Anti-Violence Coordinating Council.

· H.B. 365 – Department of Corrections Registry Amendments – Mar. 4th 2010 – 73/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Douglas C. Aagard (R-Kaysville)

This bill clarifies the definition of secondary residence, clarifies that the Department of Corrections is to assist in investigating kidnapping crimes, and makes technical corrections.

· S.B. 38 – Restrictions of High Occupancy Vehicle Lane – Mar. 4th 2010 – 49/24 votes– Sponsored by Sen. Karen W. Morgan, Rep. Bradley M Daw (R-Orem)

This bill modifies the Traffic Code by amending provisions relating to a high occupancy vehicle lane.

· 1S.H.B. 201 – State Fire Marshal Modifications – Mar. 4th 2010 – 56/14 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Ronda R. Menlove (R-Garland)

This bill modifies the Utah Fire Prevention and Safety Act in the Public Safety Code to regulate the storage, sale, and distribution of novelty lighters that have a shape resembling or imitating a toy or object other than a lighter.

· H.B. 108 – Meat Inspection Amendments – Mar. 4th 2010 – 67/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. John G. Mathis (R-Vernal)

This bill addresses meat inspection.

· S.J.R. 10 – Joint Resolution Supporting the Expansion of Correctional Facilities in Uintah County – Mar. 4th 2010 – 47/26 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassell, Rep. John G. Mathis (R-Vernal)

This joint resolution supports jail expansion in Uintah County through a contract with the Utah Department of Corrections.

· 1S.S.B. 69 – College of Eastern Utah Affiliation with Utah State University – Mar. 4th 2010 – 64/1 votes – Sponsored by Sen. David P. Hinkins, Rep. Patrick Painter (R-Nephi)

This bill establishes Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah as a comprehensive regional college of Utah State University.

· 2S.S.B. 136 – Open and Public Meetings Revisions Related to Review of Ethics Complaints – Mar. 4th 2010 – 69/1 votes – Sponsored by Sen. John L. Valentine, Rep. John Dougall (R-American Fork)

This bill modifies provisions of the Open and Public Meetings Act.

· 1S.S.B. 138 – Grama Revisions Related to Review of Ethics Complaints – Mar. 4th 2010 – 69/1 votes – Sponsored by Sen. John L. Valentine, Rep. John Dougall (R-American Fork)

This bill modifies provisions of the Government Records Access and Management Act that relate to classification of records associated with the review of legislative ethics complaints.

· S.J.R. 11 – Utah Athletic Foundation Resolution – Mar. 4th 2010 – 59/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart, Rep. Don L. Ipson (R-St.George)

This joint resolution extends the approval of the negotiation of sales of portions of the Winter Sports Park under certain conditions.

· S.B. 143 – Grand Jury Amendments – Mar. 4th 2010 – 62/0 votes (Reconsideration: 70/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Daniel R. Liljenquist, Rep. Paul Ray (R-Clearfield)

This bill specifies instances when a grand jury may be called and adds municipal attorneys to the statute.

· 3S.S.B. 145 – Medical Malpractice Amendments – Mar. 4th 2010 – 67/6 votes – Sponsored by Sen. J. Stuart Adams, Rep. Bradley G. Last (R-St.George)

This bill amends the Utah Health Care Malpractice Act.

· 2S.S.B. 274 – Online Pharmacy Amendments – Mar. 4th 2010 – 72/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Curtis S. Bramble, Rep. Rebecca D. Lockhart (R-Provo)

This bill creates an Online Prescribing, Dispensing, and Facilitation Licensing Act.

· 1S.S.B. 144 – Vision Screening Amendments – Mar. 4th 2010 – 70/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Wayne L. Niederhauser, Rep. Todd E, Kiser (R-Sandy)

This bill amends provisions related to vision screening in schools.

· S.B. 123 – Motion Picture Incentive Fund Amendments – Mar. 5th 2010 – 64/1 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard, Rep. Fred R. Hunsaker (R-Logan)

This bill modifies provisions of the Motion Picture Incentive Fund regarding administration of the fund.

· S.B. 139 – Physician Assistant Amendments – Mar. 5th 2010 – 66/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Curtis S. Bramble, Rep. Rebecca D. Lockhart (R-Provo)

This bill modifies provisions in the Utah Code relating to physician assistants.

· 1S.H.B. 267 – Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act Amendments – Mar. 5th 2010 – 71/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Kevin S. Garn (R-Layton)

This bill amends the Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act related to an expenditure by a lobbyist, principal, or government officer for the benefit of a public official.

· 1S.H.B. 270 – Financial Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Amendments – Mar. 5th 2010 – 72/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Gregory H. Hughes (R-Draper)

This bill modifies and enacts provisions of the Utah Code that relate to financial disclosures and the declaration of conflicts of interest by certain public officeholders and candidates.

· 1S.H.B. 284 – Uniform Collaborative Law Act – Mar. 5th 2010 – 72/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Lorie D. Fowlke (R-Orem)

This bill creates the Utah Uniform Collaborative Law Act.

· 1S.H.B. 155 – Agricultural Advisory Board and Livestock Related Policy – Mar. 5th 2010 – 65/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. John G. Mathis (R-Vernal)

This bill modifies the Utah Agricultural Code to address the activities of the Agricultural Advisory Board.

· H.B. 462 – Criminal Homicide and Abortion Revisions – Mar. 5th 2010 – 55/15 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Carl Wimmer (R-Herriman)

This bill amends provisions of the Utah Criminal Code to describe the difference between abortion and criminal homicide of an unborn child and to remove prohibitions against prosecution of a woman for killing an unborn child or committing criminal homicide of an unborn child.

· H.B. 386 – Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children – Mar. 5th 2010 – 70/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Gregory H. Hughes (R-Draper)

This bill enacts the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

· H.B. 130 – Cancer Research Special Group License Plate – Mar. 5th 2010 – 55/12 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Brad L. Dee (R-Ogden)

This bill authorizes a cancer research support special group license plate.

· S.B. 259 – Amendments to Tobacco Tax – Mar. 5th 2010 – 40/27 votes – Sponsored by Sen. Allen M. Christensen, Rep. Paul Ray (R-Clearfield)

This bill amends provisions of the Cigarette and Tobacco Tax Act.

· 1S.H.J.R. 34 – Joint Resolution on Hospital Claims Management – Mar. 5th 2010 – 68/2 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Bradley G. Last (R-St.George)

This joint resolution amends a rule of evidence relating to expressions of apology in medical malpractice actions.

· 1S.H.B. 370 – Capital Project Amendments – Mar. 5th 2010 – 71/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Stephen D. Clark (R-Provo)

This bill amends capital development provisions.

· 1S.H.B. 425 – Budgetary Procedures Act – Fee Amendments – Mar. 5th 2010 – 72/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Ron Bigelow (R-West Valley City)

This bill modifies provisions of the Budgetary Procedures Act that address fees.

· 1S.H.B. 408 – Hospital Claims Management – Mar. 5th 2010 – 69/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Bradley G. Last (R-St.George)

This bill amends the Health Code to authorize a demonstration project administered by the department.

· 1S.S.B. 76 – Trust Deed Amendments – Mar. 5th 2010 – 76/0 votes – Sponsored by Sen. John L. Valentine, Rep. Lorie D. Fowlke (R-Orem)

This bill modifies a provision relating to a statement provided by a trustee under a trust deed.

· 1S.H.B. 320 – Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act – Alarm Companies Amendments – Mar. 5th 2010 – 52/17 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Christopher N. Herrod (R-Provo)

This bill modifies a provision of the Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act related to alarm company employees.

· H.B. 421 – Medical Financial Records Amendments – Mar. 5th 2010 – 70/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Bradley G. Last (R-St.George)

This bill modifies the Utah Health Code to allow hospitals to obtain financial information of a patient from a bank or other financial institution when determining Medicade eligibility of a patient.

· 1S.H.B. 459 – Health Amendments – Mar. 5th 2010 – 69/0 votes – Sponsored by Speaker David Clark (R-Santa Clara)

This bill amends provisions related to transparency and health benefits in the Insurance Code and the Medicaid program.

· 1S.H.B. 397 – Medicaid Program Amendments – Mar. 5th 2010 – 69/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. John Dougall (R-American Fork)

This bill amends Medicaid provisions of the Utah Code.

· H.B. 149 – School Finance Amendments – Mar. 5th 2010 – 70/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Ron Bigelow (R-West Valley City)

This bill modifies provisions regarding the approval of an increase in charter school enrollment capacity and provides flexibility to school districts and charter schools in the use of certain program funds.

· H.B. 433 – Foreign Exchange Student Amendments – Mar. 5th 2010 – 68/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Carl Wimmer (R-Herriman)

This bill requires a school district to accept certain students participating in a foreign exchange program.

· 3S.H.B. 121 – Emergency Medical Services Act Transport Amendments – Mar. 5th 2010 – 64/2 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Gregory H. Hughes (R-Draper)

This bill amends provisions related to licensing of non-911 transport services in the Utah Emergency Medical Services System Act.

· H.R. 8 – Resolution Recognizing Energy Innovation in the State of Utah – Mar. 5th 2010 – 65/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Eric K. Hutchings (R-Kearns)

This resolution expresses support for policies that promote and foster energy innovation development in the state of Utah.

· H.B. 429 – Newspaper Publication Requirements – Mar. 5th 2010 – 54/17 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Johnny Anderson (R-Taylorsville)

This bill addresses the qualifications for a newspaper to be considered a newspaper of general circulation.

· 2S.H.B. 295 – Expanded Uses of School District Property Tax Revenue – Mar. 5th 2010 – 74/0 votes – Sponsored by Rep. Kenneth W. Sumsion (R-American Fork)

This bill amends provisions related to certain uses of school district property tax revenue.