Utah Legislature Highlights for Week 2: Jan. 31st – Feb 4th

The House of Representatives welcomed its newest member Rep. Holly Richardson, a Republican from District 57 in Pleasant Grove. One of the highlights this week was the base budget passed the House. Congressman Rob Bishop visited the Legislature and joined the Republican Caucus for lunch to discuss federal issues affecting the state and his role in the new session of Congress. Congressman Jim Matheson spoke on the House floor Thursday, his message praised the Utah Legislature for working together as Republicans and Democrats for the best interest of the state, a lesson that should be work its way back to Washington DC. Later, Governor Gary Herbert joined the Republican Caucus to discuss his budget proposal and the legislature’s budget approach. Friday Sen. Orrin Hatch was a guest on the House floor; he spent the majority of the time answering questions from members of the body that included immigration reform, federal spending and public lands policy.

These are the bills that passed the House this week. (clicking the title of the bill, which is in blue will take you to the text of the full version)

Sponsored by Rep. Todd Kiser (R –Sandy )

This bill appropriates funds for the support and operation of state government for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2012

Sponsored by Rep. Eric Hutchings (R –Kearns )

This bill appropriates funds for the support and operation of state government for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2012

Sponsored by Rep. David Clark (R–Santa Clara)

This bill appropriates funds for the support and operation of state government for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2012.

Sponsored by Rep. Mel Brown (R –Coalville)

This bill appropriates funds for the support and operation of state government for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2012.

Sponsored by Rep. Brad Daw (R –Orem)

This bill amends the Utah State Retirement and Insurance Benefit Act.

Sponsored by Rep. Jim Dunnigan ( R –Taylorsville)

This bill modifies the Insurance Code and other provisions related to the regulation of  insurance and insurance products.

Sponsored by Rep. Keith Grover (R – Provo)

This bill amends provisions in Title 20A, Election Code, that are related to campaign and financial reporting.

Sponsored by Rep. Ryan Wilcox (R – Ogden)

This bill modifies the bonding requirement for certain government officers and employees.

Sponsored by Rep. Curt Webb (R – Logan)

This bill modifies provisions related to the duties of a county recorder and recording requirements.

Sponsored by Rep. Steve Handy (R –Layton)

This bill recodifies, repeals, and amends provisions of the Utah Code relating to the procurement and use of human blood.

Sponsored by Rep. Brad Last (R – Hurricane)

This bill modifies provisions in the State Financing Consolidation Act to require legislative approval before bonds are authorized or issued under the Act.

Sponsored by by Rep. Brad Wilson (R –Kaysville)

This bill adds parole and probation hearings to the hearings at which a victim or a victim’s representative may be present

Sponsored by Rep. Gage Froerer (R –Huntsville)

This bill changes provisions related to delinquent and deferred property tax.

Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ray (R –Cearfield)

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

Sponsored by Rep. Paul Ray (R – Clearfield)

This bill amends provisions of the Utah Health Code and the Cigarette and Tobacco Tax and Licensing Act relating to tobacco licensing.

Sponsored by Rep. Kay McIff (R –Richfield )

This bill modifies the Criminal Code and the Judicial Code regarding capital sentencing procedures.

Sponsored by Rep. Wayne Harper (R –West Jordan)

This bill modifies the Motor Vehicle Code by amending provisions relating to special group license plates.

Sponsored by Rep. Wayne Harper (R –West Jordan)

This bill amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1996 in relation to identifying the responsibilities of a parent in a child and family plan.

Sponsored by Rep. Wayne Harper (R –West Jordan)

This bill creates a restricted special revenue fund to allow state archives to use donations for state archive purposes.

Sponsored by Rep. Ronda Menlove (R –Garland)

This bill amends the Health Code and creates a pilot program in the state’s medical assistance program.

Sponsored by Rep. Francis Gibson (R – Mapleton)

This bill modifies provisions of the Judicial Code relating to patient access to medical records.

Sponsored by Rep. Curt Oda (R –Clearfield)

This bill amends the permit fees provision of the Concealed Firearm Act.

Sponsored by Rep. Brad Dee (R – Ogden)

This joint resolution of the Legislature fixes the compensation for legislative in-session employees for 2011.

Sponsored by Rep. Wayne Harper (R – West Jordan)

This resolution modifies House rules.

Sponsored by Rep.  Mike Morley (R –Spanish Fork)

This bill appropriates funds for the support and operation of public education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2012.

Sponsored by Rep. John Mathis (R –Vernal)

This bill appropriates funds for the support and operation of public education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2012.

Sponsored by Rep. Don Ipson   (R –St. George)

This bill appropriates funds for the support and operation of public education for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2012.

Sponsored by Rep. Jim Dunnigan (R – Taylorsville)

This bill modifies the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act to correct omissions or errors made as part of the recodification of that act.

Sponsored by Rep. Kraig Powell (R – Heber City)

This bill modifies per diem and travel expense provisions used for authorities, boards, commissions, councils, and committees.

Sponsored by Rep. Doug Sagers (R –Tooele)

This bill amends local election provisions and midterm vacancy provisions for municipalities, local districts, and special service districts.

Sponsored by Rep. Kraig Powell (R –Heber City)

This bill modifies the Election Code by amending provisions related to contracting with an election officer to conduct an election on behalf of a local political subdivision.

Sponsored by Rep. Evan Vickers(R –Cedar City)

This bill addresses the management for water rights in a critical management area.

Sponsored by Rep. Todd Kiser (R –Sandy)

This bill amends provisions related to corporate franchise and income tax

Sponsored by Rep. Patrick Painter(R – Nephi)

This bill addresses the filing of a certificate of appropriation of water.

Sponsored by Rep. Jack Draxler (R –North Logan)

This bill modifies the Utah Health Code to address the Center for Multicultural Health and provide for an American Indian-Alaskan Native Health Liaison.

Sponsored by Rep. Derek Brown(R –Cottonwood Heights)

This bill modifies the Utah Revised Business Corporation Act to address actions taken without a shareholder meeting.