Daily Buzz: February 6, 2017

Daily Buzz: February 6, 2017

Overview of the Day:

Today is the fifteenth day of the 2017 Legislative Session. The House prayer and pledge were led by guests of Representative Mike Kennedy. The prayer was offered by Haven J. Barlow and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kevin Braddy.

During afternoon floor time Rep. Lowry Snow presented H.B. 13 Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, which defines who has access to the digital assets of an incapacitated or deceased person and sets out responsibilities for that person, passed the House, 71-0-4.

Speaker Greg Hughes recaps the second week of the 2017 General Session, including Bears Ears, Utah High School Activities Association, who won the legislative verse executive branch basketball game and what his favorite drink is. Watch here.


Non-Compete Legislation Passes Committee

Rep. Brian Greene’s bill, H.B. 81 Post-employment Restrictive Covenant Amendments, was presented in the House Business and Labor Committee on Monday, February 6, 2017. It passed the committee with a vote of 6-5-3. 

This bill amends provisions related to post-employment restrictive covenants. It also addresses consideration and termination of employment as they relate to post-employment restrictive covenants, modifies remedy provisions, restricts the time for bringing an action to enforce post-employment restrictive and makes technical changes.

Post-employment restrictive covenant may not be enforced if the contract was executed at the time the employee was employed unless he received new consideration, such as a raise or promotion or if an employee is terminated without cause within one year of date of execution of the contract.

Continuation of employment will not be considered consideration.

If the employer seeks to enforce a post-employment restrictive covenant through legal action and it is found unenforceable, the employer is liable for three times the amount of actual damages, in addition to attorney fees and court costs.


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Tomorrow’s Legislative Schedule:

8:00 AM: Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM: Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM: Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM: Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee
11:00 AM: House Chamber, House Floor Time
2:00 PM: House Chamber, House Floor Time 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
3:40 PM: House Judiciary Committee REVISED
3:40 PM: House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee
3:40 PM: House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee
3:40 PM: House Transportation Committee