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					ULCT 2010 Legislative Session Tracking/Postion Sheet
    Bill                              Short Title                       Sponsor                        Intent                       Status    ULCT Position

HB0045      State Construction Code Adoption                      Morley, M.      This bill adopts the state construction code in Passed     No Position
                                                                                  accordance with state uniform building
                                                                                  standards act.



HB0048S01   Amendments to the Tourism, Recreation, Cultural,      Frank, C.       This bill repealed the county option           Failed      Oppose
            Convention, and Airport Facilities Tax Act                            restaurant tax and it allowed for the increase
                                                                                  in the county general sales tax levy.

HB0054      Property Tax Exemption for Water Facilities           Painter, P.     This bill enacts a property tax exemption for     Passed   Support
                                                                                  water infrastructure if it is owned by a non-
                                                                                  profit entity and is used for irrigation,
                                                                                  domestic water or transmission to a public
                                                                                  water supplier.
HB0060S01   Water Conveyance Facilities Safety Act                Hunsaker, F.    This bill deals with the safety inspection and    Passed   Neutral
                                                                                  reporting requirement of private irrigation
                                                                                  companies regarding canal system safety.

HB0061      Real Property Sales Information Disclosure            Froerer, G.     This bill created a multi-county appraisal trust Failed    Support
                                                                                  and requires a buyer of real property to
                                                                                  submit purchasing information to the trust
                                                                                  which can then be shared with assessors, tax
                                                                                  commission and the Board of Realtors.

HB0075S01   Assessment Area Amendments                            Froerer, G.     This bill requires the designation of an          Passed   No Position
                                                                                  assessment area by resolution or ordinance
                                                                                  prior to levying an assessment and clarifies
                                                                                  when multiple assessments can be levied
                                                                                  and requires a state tax commission
                                                                                  reporting requirement.
HB0094S01   Uniform Fiscal Procedures Act Amendments for Towns,   Hunsaker, F.    This bill requires a public hearing and           Passed   Oppose/Seek
            Cities, and Counties Amendments                                       amends some of the notice requirements                     Amendments
                                                                                  when making an enterprise fund transfer to
                                                                                  the general fund.
HB0102S02   Agriculture Sustainability Act                        Draxler, J.     This bill defined terms and requires a county     Failed   Oppose
                                                                                  to establish an Agriculture Sustainability
                                                                                  Investment Fund. It required a county to
                                                                                  deposit a rollback tax collected by the county
                                                                                  into the fund. It authorized the county to
                                                                                  appropriate money in the fund as directed by
                                                                                  an appropriation plan; in certain
                                                                                  circumstances, directed the county to transfer
                                                                                  money from the fund to the Leray McAllister
                                                                                  Critical Land Conservation Program. It
                                                                                  created the Agricultural Preservation
                                                                                  Selection and Funding Committee and
                                                                                  authorized the committee to: adopt an
                                                                                  appropriation plan, adopt land evaluation and
                                                                                  site assessment criteria, approve or reject an
                                                                                  application for an agriculture conservation
                                                                                  easement or contract, and approve an
                                                                                  instrument to be recorded to secure an
                                                                                  agriculture conservation easement or
                                                                                  contract. It prohibited an owner of property
                                                                                  subject to an agriculture conservation
                                                                                  easement or contract from using the property
                                                                                  for nonagriculture production. It also
                                                                                  established certain protections for an
                                                                                  agriculture conservation easement or
                                                                                  contract, including prohibiting a political
                                                                                  subdivision from condemning property
                                                                                  subject to an agriculture conservation
HB0107      Animal Shelter Amendments                             Seelig, J.      easement or contract withoutbody of a county
                                                                                  This bill gives the governing complying with      Passed   Support
                                                                                  or municipality the discretion to determine
                                                                                  whether to make an impounded animal
                                                                                  available to be used for research or
                                                                                  educational purposes. It prohibits the
                                                                                  provision of an animal for research or
                                                                                  educational purposes unless: the animal has
                                                                                  been legally impounded for at least five days
                                                                                  or a longer period as provided by local
                                                                                  ordinance.
HB0116      Political Subdivision Facility Energy Efficiency      Hunsaker, F.    This bill authorizes a political subdivision to   Passed   Neutral
                                                                                  enter into an energy savings agreement.
HB0121S01   Emergency Medical Services Act Transport Amendments   Hughes, G     This bill provides that when the Department Passed        Support
                                                                                of Health finds that a complaint against a non-
                                                                                911 provider has merit, the Department of
                                                                                Health shall issue a notice of meritorious
                                                                                finding to the political subdivision in which
                                                                                the non-911 provider is operating; permits a
                                                                                political subdivision that receives the notice
                                                                                of meritorious finding to determine
                                                                                appropriate corrective actions, which may
                                                                                include issuing a request for proposal for non-
                                                                                911 services; requires the Department of
                                                                                Health to issue the request for proposal for
                                                                                non-911 services if the political subdivision
                                                                                intends to respond to a request for proposal



HB0126      State Construction Registry Amendments                Webb, R. C    This bill changed the filing process for state Failed     Neutral
                                                                                construction notice website.
HB0129      Amendments to Education Financing                     Newbold, M    This bill repealed the authority of school      Failed    Neutral
                                                                                districts to levy certain property taxes and
                                                                                sets the statewide minimum basic tax rate at
                                                                                a fixed rate beginning in 2011. It required the
                                                                                Legislature to increase the value of the
                                                                                weighted pupil unit for purposes of
                                                                                determining school districts' income tax
                                                                                funding by an amount equal to the increased
                                                                                amount of revenue generated statewide by
                                                                                the minimum basic tax rate from the prior
                                                                                year. It created a board local discretionary
                                                                                levy and a capital discretionary levy for
                                                                                school districts. It set the tax rates for the
                                                                                board local discretionary levy and the capital
                                                                                discretionary levy for the first taxable year
                                                                                and provided procedures for setting a school
                                                                                district's certified tax rate after the first
                                                                                taxable year. It adjusted a school district's
                                                                                certified tax rate due to the repeal or
                                                                                amendment of the property taxing authority
                                                                                of the school district. It also defined terms
                                                                                and made technical changes.



HB0131S01   B and C Road Construction Amendments                  Noel, M       This bill prohibited a county or municipality    Failed   Oppose
                                                                                from bidding on certain class B and class C
                                                                                road-maintenance or construction projects if
                                                                                the class B or class C road is not under the
                                                                                county or municipality's jurisdiction. It also
                                                                                reduced the bid limit for class B and class C
                                                                                road maintenance or construction projects.

HB0137      Public School Funding                                 Harper, W     This bill made several tax changes for the       Failed   Oppose
                                                                                funding of public schools.
HB0171      Water Rights Amendments                               Gibson, K.    This bill allowed the state engineer to          Failed   Oppose
                                                                                evaluate prior use on a change application.

HB0173S01   911 Amendments                                        Dee, B.       This bill provides definitions of primary and  Passed     Support
                                                                                secondary public safety answering points
                                                                                and provides additional uses for the 911
                                                                                surcharge funds.
HB0180      Outdoor Advertising Amendments                        Frank, C.     This bill provided that a municipality or a    Failed     Oppose
                                                                                county may not prevent a billboard owner
                                                                                from rebuilding or replacing a billboard
                                                                                unless the municipality or county initiates
                                                                                eminent domain proceedings. It provided that
                                                                                the owner of an outdoor advertising sign may
                                                                                make certain height adjustments or relocate
                                                                                if any portion of the advertising area, rather
                                                                                than the view and readability, of an outdoor
                                                                                advertising sign is obstructed due to certain
                                                                                circumstances.

HB0182      Property Tax - Home Owner Exemption Modification      Froerer, G.   This bill allowed for the 45% property tax       Failed   No Position
                                                                                exemption to be granted to certain large
                                                                                parcels of property that are currently not
                                                                                allowed to receive the exemption.
HB0183      Construction and Fire Code Related Amendments   Morley, M.         This bill modifies the Utah Fire Prevention           Passed   Neutral
                                                                               and Safety Act and Utah Uniform Building
                                                                               Standards Act to address the process for
                                                                               adopting and modifying a state construction
                                                                               code or state fire code.
HB0185S01   Animal Euthanasia Standards                     Seegmiller, F.J.   This bill requires that if an animal shelter          Failed   Seek
                                                                               must euthanize an animal, the animal shelter                   Amendments
                                                                               shall euthanize the animal by lethal injection
                                                                               or, one animal at a time, in a carbon
                                                                               monoxide chamber.
HB0189      Closed Meetings Amendments                      Painter, P.        This bill allows public bodies to discuss the         Passed   Support
                                                                               purchase or sale of water rights in a closed
                                                                               meeting.
HB0199      Municipal Clerk and Recorder Responsibilities   Last, B.           This bill allows for flexibility in creating or not   Passed   Support
                                                                               creating the position of director of finance in
                                                                               towns and the optional form of government.

HB0205S01   Impact Fee Amendments                           Sandstrom, S.      This bill requires entitites to provide impact Passed          Neutral as
                                                                               fee credits to developers of schools and                       Substituted
                                                                               charter schools if the school is not
                                                                               exclusively used for eductation. It restricts
                                                                               impact fees for storm water and certain road
                                                                               facilities, and development activity of
                                                                               replacement schools.
HB0216S01   Incorporation of a Town Amendments              Froerer, G.        This bill requires the commission of a         Passed          Neutral w
                                                                               feasability study for incorporation and allows                 Amendments
                                                                               the county to deny, or place conditions on the
                                                                               incorporation based on the study.

HB0218      Municipal Disincorporation Revisions            Froerer, G.        This bill allowed the district court to      Failed            No Position
                                                                               immediately order an election for
                                                                               disincorporation under certain circumstances
                                                                               without the now, required, 2 year waiting
                                                                               period after the initial incorporation.

HB0220      Disproportionate Rental Fee Amendments          Froerer, G.        This bill was attempting to prevent cities from       Failed   Oppose
                                                                               precluding landlords from participating in
                                                                               good landlord programs because of their
                                                                               acceptance of tenants with more than one
                                                                               felony.
HB0222      Land Use Meeting Notice                         Beck, T.           This bill increases the notice requirement for        Passed   Support
                                                                               a land use ordinance amendment by
                                                                               requiring the mailed notice to go out 10 days
                                                                               in advance, whereas current statute requires
                                                                               3 days in advance.
HB0227S01   Licensing Eligibility                           Sandstrom, S.      This bill required the proof of citizenship prior     Failed   Oppose
                                                                               to issuing business licenses.
HB0231      Water Rights Priorities in Times of Shortage    Gibson, K.         This bill provides that the priority for water        Passed   Support
                                                                               use, under water rights, is determined by the
                                                                               date of the appropriation of water. It
                                                                               provides an exception allowing certain uses
                                                                               to be prioritized before an earlier-dated water
                                                                               right in times of a declared temporary water
                                                                               shortage emergency. It defines "temporary
                                                                               water shortage emergency," and provides for
                                                                               the payment of compensation to be paid by a
                                                                               water user whose right is given priority
                                                                               during a temporary water shortage
                                                                               emergency to the user whose use is
                                                                               interrupted.
HB0245      Voter Challenge Amendments                      Hansen, N.         This bill provided the grounds upon which a           Failed   Oppose
                                                                               person's right to vote in an election may be
                                                                               challenged during or before an election. It
                                                                               required that written challenges to a person's
                                                                               right to vote in an election be filed in advance
                                                                               of the election and provides procedures for
                                                                               filing and resolving the challenges before the
                                                                               date of the election. It also required the
                                                                               election officer to notify each person whose
                                                                               right to vote in the election has been
                                                                               challenged in writing and permits the person
                                                                               who has been challenged to provide
                                                                               information in response to the challenge. The
                                                                               bill provided that an election officer's
                                                                               determination regarding a challenge to a
                                                                               person's right to vote is subject to judicial
                                                                               appeal and required all documents filed in
                                                                               relation to a written challenge to be public
                                                                               records.
HB0248      Government Records Amendments                                Dougall, J.      This bill renames the Archives and Records Passed         No Position
                                                                                         Service chapter to the Public Records
                                                                                         Management Act. It adopts definitions from
                                                                                         Government Records Access and
                                                                                         Management Act and makes technical
                                                                                         changes.

HB0253      Transfer of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services from    Ray, P.         This bill moves Bureau of Emergency               Failed   No Position
            the Department of Health to the Department of Public Safet                   Medical Services from the Department of
                                                                                         Health to the Department of Public Safety.
HB0254      Voter Identification Amendments                              Daw, B.         This bill clarifies which forms of ID are         Passed   Neutral
                                                                                         allowed for the purpose of voter id
                                                                                         verification.
HB0258      Voting Precinct Boundaries                                   Sumsion, K.     This bill prohibits the county from making        Passed   Neutral
                                                                                         changes to voting precincts for 1 year prior to
                                                                                         the census.
HB0259S02   Property Tax Amendments                                      Harper, W.      This bill modifies the assessment process         Passed   Neutral
                                                                                         used by county assessors.
HB0265S01   Real Property Amendments                                     Froerer, G      This bill requires a county assessor to           Passed   Neutral with
                                                                                         consider certain factors in determining the                Substitute
                                                                                         fair market value of a golf course or hunting
                                                                                         club.

HB0266S01   Government Records Access and Management Act                 Powell, K       This bill would have provided that a            Failed     Support
            Revisions                                                                    governmental entity shall provide
                                                                                         compensation information for an employee or
                                                                                         officer by name if the employee or officer is
                                                                                         elected or appointed. It also would have
                                                                                         provided that a governmental entity shall
                                                                                         provide compensation information for all
                                                                                         other employees as identified by job title,
                                                                                         rather than name.
HB0278S02   Government Records Access and Management Act                 Herrod, C       This bill requires expedited responses to the Passed       Neutral with
            Amendments                                                                   Government Records Access and                              Amendments
                                                                                         Management Act.
HB0279      County Recorder Amendments                                   Webb, R. C      This bill, for cities, counties, and towns:     Passed     No Position
                                                                                         clarifies plat recordation requirements and
                                                                                         amends the requirements to submit a
                                                                                         subdivision plat for recording. It permits a
                                                                                         recorder to record a document absent a
                                                                                         certificate or written approval. It also
                                                                                         amends provisions governing the
                                                                                         conveyance of a common or community area
                                                                                         parcel, provisions governing the recording of
                                                                                         an amended plat, and recording
                                                                                         requirements for a public street, right-of-way,
                                                                                         or easement vacated by a legislative body. It
                                                                                         also creates certain exceptions for
                                                                                         abstracting an instrument in a tract index and
                                                                                         prohibits a person from bringing an action
                                                                                         against a recorder as a result of information
                                                                                         contained in a recorded instrument. It states
                                                                                         that the recordation of an instrument does not
                                                                                         cure a failure to give public notice caused by
                                                                                         an error, omission, or defect in the
                                                                                         instrument. It amends joint tenancy
                                                                                         provisions and provisions relating to the
                                                                                         rescinding or cancelling of a trustee's deed.
                                                                                         For purposes of an assessment, it states an
                                                                                         effective date for a boundary change of a
                                                                                         taxing entity; and makes technical
                                                                                         corrections.

HB0282S01   Local Government Amendments                                  Sandstrom, S.   This bill defines a school facility to include  Passed     Neutral with
                                                                                         ancillary school facilities. This means that               Amendments
                                                                                         cities could not impose zoning restricions on
                                                                                         those ancillary facilities.
HB0283S01   Fees and Assessment Levies in Local and Special Service      Mathis, J.      This bill prohibits a legislative body from     Failed     Oppose
            Districts                                                                    delegating to an administrative control board
                                                                                         of a special service district the power to
                                                                                         establish or increase a fee.
HB0298S01   Land Use Authority Notification of Canal Development         Ferry, B.       This bill requires a municipal or a county land Passed     Neutral with
                                                                                         use authority to notify a canal company or                 Amendments
                                                                                         canal operator of a land use application to
                                                                                         develop within 100 feet of a canal.
HB0315      Utah Public Notice Website Amendments   Powell, K.    modifies statutory requirements to publish or Passed     Support
                                                                  post notice to the Utah Public Notice Website
                                                                  to provide a temporary exemption for public
                                                                  bodies with an annual budget of less than
                                                                  $1,000,000.

HB0317      Property Tax Notices Amendments         Froerer, G.   This bill would have made some minor          Failed     Neutral
                                                                  adjustments on the property tax notice.
HB0322      Property Tax Valuation Amendments       Hansen, N.    This bill would have changed the valuation    Failed     Oppose
                                                                  process to be determined based on purchase
                                                                  price plus inflation versus the current fair
                                                                  market valuation process.
HB0331S02   Waste Fee and Related Amendments        Menlove, R.   This bill addresses provisions related to the Passed     Neutral
                                                                  Environmental Quality Restricted Account. It
                                                                  provides for a supplementary fee to be
                                                                  charged by the Department of Environmental
                                                                  Quality for certain services. It changes the
                                                                  fee amounts related to commercial
                                                                  radioactive waste disposal or treatment and
                                                                  provides for review of costs by the
                                                                  department. It addresses the fee amounts
                                                                  related to hazardous waste and treated
                                                                  hazardous waste disposal and provides for a
                                                                  special assessment should fee amounts not
                                                                  cover costs related to the regulation of
                                                                  hazardous waste. It also makes technical and
                                                                  conforming amendments.


HB0335S01   Utility Related Exemptions              Hughes, G.    This bill provides that certain entities        Passed   No Position
                                                                  providing electricity to certain owners and
                                                                  creditors are not considered an electrical
                                                                  corporation or public utility under Title 54:
                                                                  Public Utilities, exempts from various
                                                                  regulatory provisions electricity provided to
                                                                  certain owners and creditors; and makes
                                                                  technical changes.

HB0349      Sales and Use Tax Amendments            Harper, W.    This bill modifies a definition and defines    Passed    No Position
                                                                  terms. It provides that the administrative fee
                                                                  the State Tax Commission charges with
                                                                  respect to the municipal energy sales and
                                                                  use tax shall be expended to administer the
                                                                  municipal energy sales and use tax. It
                                                                  addresses the collection, remittance, and
                                                                  payment of a tax on direct mail and certain
                                                                  sales and use taxes. It also addresses the
                                                                  determination of the location of certain
                                                                  transactions; and makes technical and
                                                                  conforming changes.

HB0362      Duties of City Police Departments       Herrod, C.    This bill would have required that when a       Failed   Seek
                                                                  peace officer arrests or takes into custody a            amendments
                                                                  person with an outstanding felony warrant,
                                                                  the officer shall check with the federal Law
                                                                  Enforcement Support Center for information
                                                                  on the person. It would have required that
                                                                  the officer make a record of any information
                                                                  provided by the center.


HB0363      Municipal Election Amendments           Frank, C.     This bill waives early voting for small         Passed   Support
                                                                  jurisdictions.
HB0368      Election Day Voting Centers                            Chavez-Houck, R.   This bill would have defined "election day       Failed      No Position
                                                                                      voting center." It would have allowed an
                                                                                      election officer to designate one or more
                                                                                      election day voting centers for voters who
                                                                                      reside within the local political subdivision
                                                                                      holding an election. It would have authorized
                                                                                      a voter to use a regular ballot if the voter
                                                                                      resides within the voting precinct designated
                                                                                      to vote at the election day voting center. It
                                                                                      required a voter to use a provisional ballot if
                                                                                      the election day voting center is not
                                                                                      designated for the voter's precinct. It required
                                                                                      that voting at an election day voting center be
                                                                                      administered in accordance with the Election
                                                                                      Code. It provided requirements for election
                                                                                      day voting center locations and required
                                                                                      notice of an election day voting center
                                                                                      location before election day. It also made
                                                                                      technical changes.


HB0381      Fee Amendments for Residential Rental Property         Sandstrom, S.      This bill amends municipal land use           Passed         Neutral with
                                                                                      provisions relating to nonconforming uses                    Amendments
                                                                                      and noncomplying structures.
HB0383      County Tax Amendments                                  Harper, W.         This bill defined terms and authorized a      Failed         Oppose
                                                                                      county of the first class, under certain
                                                                                      circumstances, to levy an energy sales and
                                                                                      use tax. It authorized a county of the first
                                                                                      class, under certain circumstances, to levy a
                                                                                      telecommunications license tax. It would
                                                                                      have amended related tax provisions; and
                                                                                      made technical corrections.


HB0388S02   Mobile Home Revisions                                  Dunnigan           This bill modifies provisions relating to the Passed         Support
                                                                                      formation and operation of a resident
                                                                                      association in a mobile home park. It
                                                                                      modifies rights of residents in a mobile home
                                                                                      park and limits what a mobile home park
                                                                                      operator, as defined, may do with respect to
                                                                                      a mobile home park resident association; and
                                                                                      makes technical changes.


HB0401      Residential Facilities for Elderly Persons             Daw, B.            This bill would have allowed cities to              Failed   Support
                                                                                      determine, through land use law, how to
                                                                                      regulate and allow residential facilities for the
                                                                                      elderly.
HB148       Sales and Use Tax Changes                              Harper, W.         This is the single state-rate sales tax bill,       Failed   Oppose
                                                                                      which would have required a uniform,
                                                                                      statewide sales tax, functionally eliminating
                                                                                      many of the local option taxes
HB244       Provisonal Ballot Amendments for Unregistered Voters   Chavez-Houck, R.   This bill amends the definition of "legally         Failed   No Position
                                                                                      entitled to vote" to include a voter who is
                                                                                      eligible to be registered to vote in the state;
                                                                                      requires a county clerk to count a provisional
                                                                                      ballot of a person who is not registered to
                                                                                      vote but who is eligible to register to vote in
                                                                                      this state.
HB307       General County Power Amendments                        Hughes, G.         This bill prohibits a county or a governmental      Passed   Neutral
                                                                                      instrumentality of a county from performing
                                                                                      an action, providing a service, exercising a
                                                                                      power, or performing a function in another
                                                                                      county or a municipality within the other
                                                                                      county without first entering into an
                                                                                      agreement with the other county

HB308       State Fire Code Adoption                               Kiser, T.          This bill adopts the state fire code,           Passed       Support
                                                                                      grandfathers existing municipal ordinances
                                                                                      that are adopted by July 2010 that require fire
                                                                                      sprinkling for residential structures, and then
                                                                                      outlines when fire sprinkling for residential
                                                                                      structures can be required by a city or town
                                                                                      for all prospective municipal ordinances
                                                                                      governing this issue.

HB353       Nonlapsing Dedicated Credit Amendments                                    This bill makes modifications to the                Passed   Neutral as
                                                                                      Budgetary Procedures Act and eliminates                      Amended
                                                                                      certain nonlapsing dedicated credits.
HB93        Motocycle and Off-Highway Vehicle Amendments              Menlove, R.        This bill requires a court that is levying a fine Passed     No Position
                                                                                         for a moving violation to wave $8 of the fine if
                                                                                         the person is wearing a helmet
SB0015      Utah Scenic Byway Amendments                              Stowell, D.        This bill defines a corridor management plan Passed          Support
                                                                                         and requires the legislature to approve the
                                                                                         management plan that will be submitted for
                                                                                         national designation as a scenic byway.

SB0018      Election Modifications                                    Knudson, P.        Makes several technical amendments to the Passed             Support
                                                                                         election code such as, amending the
                                                                                         deadline for filing certain declarations of
                                                                                         candidacy, nomination petitions, and
                                                                                         certificate of nomination from 5 p.m. to the
                                                                                         close of normal office hours. It defines "date
                                                                                         of the election. It requires the consent of the
                                                                                         Senate for the governor to fill a vacancy in
                                                                                         the office of lieutenant governor and amends
                                                                                         the voter registration form to clarify that only
                                                                                         a Utah Driver License or Utah Identification
                                                                                         Card Number may be used on the form. It
                                                                                         allows a county clerk to transfer voter
                                                                                         registration forms that have been
                                                                                         superceded to the Division of Archives and
                                                                                         Records Service and allows a voter to
                                                                                         present a valid voter identification to either
                                                                                         the county clerk or to an election officer who
                                                                                         is administering the election, if the voter
                                                                                         presented unsatisfactory voter identification
                                                                                         to a poll worker when voting. It also amends
                                                                                         the provisions for being "legally entitled to
                                                                                         vote" by amending the time period from "five
                                                                                         business days" to the close of normal office
                                                                                         hours on Monday for a voter to present valid
                                                                                         voter identification to the county clerk after
                                                                                         the election if the voter presented
                                                                                         unsatisfactory voter identification to a poll
SB0030      Local Option Sales and Use Taxes for Transportation Act   Niederhauser, W.   This bill is the recodification bill for all of the Passed   Support
                                                                                         local option transportation taxes. It requires
                                                                                         no major changes, but does require all newly
                                                                                         implemented local options to be voter
                                                                                         approved.
SB0034      Municipal Disincorporation Amendments                     Christensen, A.    This bill would have allowed the district court Failed       No Position
                                                                                         to immediately order an election for
                                                                                         disincorporation under certain circumstances,
                                                                                         without the now required 2 year waiting
                                                                                         period, after the initial incorporation.

SB0037      Impact Fee Revisions                                      Niederhauser, W.   This bill amends the notice requirements for     Passed      Support
                                                                                         impact fees, defines "encumber" for the
                                                                                         purposes of clarifying when cities/towns
                                                                                         encumber impact fees and requires the
                                                                                         refund of overpayed impact fees in certain
                                                                                         circumstances
SB0042      Retirement Eligibility Modifications                      Liljenquist, D.    This bill would have modified the required       Failed      Oppose
                                                                                         number of years of service to receive a full
                                                                                         retirement benefit.
SB0043S03   Post-retirement Employment Amendments                     Liljenquist, D.    This bill modifies the "double dipping"          Passed      Support
                                                                                         provision to require any new retiree who
                                                                                         comes back to work for a participating entity
                                                                                         to be reactivated in the retirement system
                                                                                         and suspend the retirement benefit. It also
                                                                                         makes other changes for existing
                                                                                         retired/reemployed individuals.
SB0045S01   Utah Fit Premises Act Amendments                          Niederhauser, W.   This bill modifies landlords' and renters'       Passed      Oppose/Seek
                                                                                         duties in regard to living conditions, notice                Amendments
                                                                                         provisions, etc. Precludes cities from
                                                                                         adopting ordinances that are inconsistent
                                                                                         with the new chapter.
SB0053      Voter Challenge Revisions                                   Knudson, P.       This bill provided the grounds upon which a Passed         Support with
                                                                                          person's right to vote in an election may be               Amendments
                                                                                          challenged during or before an election. It
                                                                                          required that written challenges to a person's
                                                                                          right to vote in an election be filed in advance
                                                                                          of the election and provides procedures for
                                                                                          filing and resolving the challenges before the
                                                                                          date of the election. It also required the
                                                                                          election officer to notify each person whose
                                                                                          right to vote in the election has been
                                                                                          challenged in writing and permits the person
                                                                                          who has been challenged to provide
                                                                                          information in response to the challenge. The
                                                                                          bill provided that an election officer's
                                                                                          determination regarding a challenge to a
                                                                                          person's right to vote is subject to judicial
                                                                                          appeal and required all documents filed in
                                                                                          relation to a written challenge to be public
                                                                                          records.

SB0063S03   New Public Employees' Tier II Contributory Retirement Act   Liljenquist, D.   This is the retirement bill that makes major    Passed     Support/Seek
                                                                                          changes to the "new" employee retirement                   Amendments
                                                                                          system.
SB0072      Enhanced 911 for Multi-line Telephone Systems               Greiner, J.       This bill requires certain multi-line telephone Failed     Support
                                                                                          systems to provide various location-related
                                                                                          information for 911 calls made from
                                                                                          telephones within the system. It addresses
                                                                                          requirements for updating location-related
                                                                                          information when a multi-line telephone
                                                                                          system's database changes. It also
                                                                                          addresses the effect of industry standards on
                                                                                          compliance with E-911 requirements and
                                                                                          provides for multi-line telephone systems to
                                                                                          train users on dialing instructions for 911,
                                                                                          including where a prefix is required. It
                                                                                          provides for training and other standards to
                                                                                          be created by the Utah 911 Committee and
                                                                                          addresses liability for multi-line telephone
                                                                                          system operators. The bill provides for
                                                                                          certain exemptions from E-911 requirements,
                                                                                          allows the Utah 911 Committee to grant a
                                                                                          waiver from E-911 requirements, and makes
                                                                                          technical changes.



SB0081S02   Eminent Domain Amendments                                   Hillyard, L.      This bill creates a time line for a defendant     Passed   Neutral with
                                                                                          or a plaintiff to file a settlement offer; sets            Substitute
                                                                                          requirements for a settlement offer;
                                                                                          authorizes the court to, under certain
                                                                                          circumstances, award litigation expenses
SB0089S01   Legal Notice Amendments                                     Urquhart, S.      This bill clarifies that compliance with the      Passed   Support
                                                                                          new requirements of the legal noticing
                                                                                          provisions, which allow for online noticing,
                                                                                          does not exempt the entity from complying
                                                                                          with the open and public meetings act.

SB0099S02   Water Companies and Water Right Change Requests             Valentine, J.     This bill addresses the filing of a change   Failed        Support
                                                                                          application, including by a shareholder in a
                                                                                          water company; provides restrictions on a
                                                                                          water company's denial of a shareholder's
                                                                                          change request; allows a water company to
                                                                                          require a shareholder to pay certain water
                                                                                          company costs in connection with the
                                                                                          shareholder's change request; prohibits a
                                                                                          water company from requiring a shareholder,
                                                                                          as part of the share assessment process, to
                                                                                          pay a proportionate share of the costs of an
                                                                                          action concerning the shareholder's change
                                                                                          request.

SB0112      Termination of a Billboard and Associated Rights            Knudson, P.       This bill would have precluded a city from        Failed   Oppose
            Amendments                                                                    limiting a landuse application to a single use
                                                                                          where a billboard is being considered
                                                                                          supplemental use
SB0119S02   Special Elections Modifications                             Stephenson, H.    This bill prohibits a local political subdivision Passed   Neutral as
                                                                                          from holding a local special election for a                Substituted
                                                                                          bond, levy, leeway, or sales tax issue without
                                                                                          at least two-thirds of all members of the local
                                                                                          legislative body calling the local special
                                                                                          election
SB0122      Eminent Domain Revisions                                      Adams, J. S.       This bill authorizes an entity to exercise   Passed          Support
                                                                                             eminent domain for: a byroad leading from a
                                                                                             highway to an existing or proposed
                                                                                             residence, development, or farm
SB0124      Military Installation Development Authority Modifications     Stevenson, J.      This bill makes several modifications to the Passed          Support
                                                                                             MIDA authority regarding board membership,
                                                                                             municipal approval requirements on new
                                                                                             project areas, and tax authority of Military
                                                                                             Installation Development Authority

SB0126      Subdivision Amendments                                        Adams, J. S.       This bill amends provisions relating to             Passed   Support
                                                                                             vacating, altering, or amending a subdivision
                                                                                             plat
SB0137      Coordination of Removing, Relocating, or Altering Utilities                      This bill provides for notification and             Passed   Neutral as
                                                                                             cooperation concerning utility facilities                    Amended
                                                                                             located in the area of a proposed
                                                                                             construction or reconstruction project on a
                                                                                             public highway; provides a method for a
                                                                                             public agency to identify a utility company
                                                                                             with a utility facility in the area of a proposed
                                                                                             construction or reconstruction project on a
                                                                                             public highway.
SB0156      Antitrust Act Amendments                                      Urquhart, S.       This bill clarifies the exemption from anti-        Passed   Support
                                                                                             trust litigation for local governments
SB0161S01   Real Property Transfer Fee Amendments                         Madsen, M.         This bill declares certain covenants,               Passed   Neutral with
                                                                                             restrictions, agreements, and other                          Substitute
                                                                                             instruments and documents that obligate a
                                                                                             future buyer or seller to make a payment
                                                                                             upon the transfer of real property to be void
                                                                                             and unenforceable; provides for reinvestment
                                                                                             fee covenants by common interest
                                                                                             associations; requires a notice to be filed for
                                                                                             a prior transfer fee covenant and for
                                                                                             reinvestment fee covenants; andprovides
                                                                                             limits on the enforcement of a reinvestment
                                                                                             fee covenantd
SB0172S02   Local District Taxing Authority Amendments                    Bramble, C.        This bill prohibits local districts that do not     Passed   Neutral with
                                                                                             have elected boards from levying and                         Substitute
                                                                                             collecting a property tax in certain
                                                                                             circumstances; prohibits, with certain
                                                                                             exceptions, a metropolitan water district
                                                                                             board of trustees from collecting a property
                                                                                             tax; amends provisions relating to a water
                                                                                             conservancy district board of trustees;
                                                                                             prohibits, with certain exceptions, a water
                                                                                             conservancy district board of trustees from
                                                                                             collecting a property tax

SB0175      School District Capital Outlay Equalization Amendments        McAdams, B.        This bill allows local school boards to use         Passed   No Position
                                                                                             revenue collected from certain capital
                                                                                             property tax levies for certain general fund
                                                                                             purposes for fiscal years 2010-11 and 2011-
                                                                                             12; requires a local school board to notify
                                                                                             taxpayers of certain uses of property tax
                                                                                             revenue; sunsets certain capital outlay levy
                                                                                             equalization programs at the end of 2016

SB0176      Utility Revisions                                             Jenkins, S.        This bill would have precluded a city from       Failed      Oppose
                                                                                             running a utility for the purpose of selling
                                                                                             power outside of its municipal boundaries
SB0194      Assessment Area Act Amendments                                Niederhauser, W.   This bill allows for the creation of a voluntary Failed      Support
                                                                                             assessment area for energy efficiency
                                                                                             upgrades
SB0196S02   Community Development and Renewal Amendments                  Davis, G.          This bill requires that tax increment funds      Failed      Oppose
                                                                                             allocated for housing under an economic
                                                                                             development project area budget be paid:
                                                                                             within the first five taxable years in which the
                                                                                             agency receives tax increment under a
                                                                                             project area budget; and each taxable year
                                                                                             succeeding the first year that the agency
                                                                                             begins payment; requires that an economic
                                                                                             development agency, in certain
                                                                                             circumstances, include a housing allocation
                                                                                             in a proposed project area budget
SB0197      Community Development and Renewal Agency Amendments Bramble, C.        This bill amends a public entity's authority to Passed     Support
                                                                                   assist with a project; amends notice
                                                                                   requirements; amends provisions relating to
                                                                                   the payment of tax increment; authorizes, in
                                                                                   certain circumstances, an agency to loan tax
                                                                                   increment from one project area fund to
                                                                                   another project area fund; amends provisions
                                                                                   related to funds allocated for housing;


SB0199S01   Government Boundary Modifications                   Okerlund, R.       Allows for minor modifications to be made to Passed        Support
                                                                                   boundaries for State GIS and Tax Purposes

SB0215      Transportation Revisions                            Niederhauser, W.   This bill allowed Salt Lake County to bond for Passed      Support
                                                                                   road improvements in Salt Lake County. The
                                                                                   bill utilized the SL County 1/4 of th 1/4 sales
                                                                                   tax to underwrite a $76 Million bond for the
                                                                                   projects.
SB0217      Increase in Surcharge on Fines                      Jenkins, S.        This bill increases the surcharges on fines     Passed     Support
                                                                                   and penalties to provide funds for increased
                                                                                   law enforcement presence in areas with
                                                                                   halfway houses.
SB0240      Retirement Participation Amendments                 Liljenquist, D.    This bill modifies the Utah State Retirement Passed        Support
                                                                                   and Insurance Benefit Act to allow certain
                                                                                   employers and employees to be excluded
                                                                                   from participation in the Public Employees'
                                                                                   Non-Contributory Retirement System.


SB0244      Annexation Amendments                               Bramble, C.        This bill would modify the annexation           Failed     No Position
                                                                                   provisions to allow for an annexation of a
                                                                                   resort area if the resort area is contiguous to
                                                                                   the annexing city. The bill then modified the
                                                                                   definition of what constitutes "contiguous" for
                                                                                   this section to allow an annexation of a resort
                                                                                   area if seperated from the annexing city by
                                                                                   federal land it would still be considered
                                                                                   "contiguous".
SB227       Interlocal Energy Amendments                        Bramble, C.        This bill addresses the provision of retail     Passed     Neutral as
                                                                                   electric service by an energy services                     Substituted
                                                                                   interlocal entity; allows certain energy
                                                                                   services interlocal entities to provide service
                                                                                   outside their municipal members' boundaries
                                                                                   under certain circumstances; and addresses
                                                                                   the Public Service Commission's role in the
                                                                                   provision of certain service by an energy
                                                                                   services interlocal entity

SB272       Amendments to Transportation Provisions             Stevenson, J.      This bill provides that a public transit district Passed   Support
                                                                                   may establish, finance, participate as a
                                                                                   limited partner or member in a development
                                                                                   with limited liabilities, construct, improve,
                                                                                   maintain, or operate a transit-oriented
                                                                                   development or transit-supportive
                                                                                   development; and assist in a transit-oriented
                                                                                   development or transit-supportive
                                                                                   development in connection with the
                                                                                   economic development of areas in proximity
                                                                                   to a right-of-way, rail line, station, platform,
                                                                                   switchyard, terminal, or parking lot.

				
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