It may be chilly, but the legislative session is heating up. We have been extremely active the first two weeks of the session to make major strides on significant issues including advancing modernizing Utah’s tax system, efforts to improve educational outcomes and improving Utah’s regulation environment.

Our team has had dozens of meeting with legislators, testified on a number of bills and continues to monitor over one-hundred bills. We want to encourage you to remain actively involved during the session and reach to us with any questions or concerns.

Priority Votes

During the legislative session the Salt Lake Chamber Executive Board designates top priorities of the business community as Priority Votes. The Chamber’s Priority Votes are considered the most critical bills during the legislative session and are used to determine the Chamber’s Business Champion Awards. Below are the most recently declared priority votes.

Click “View Full List of Priority Votes” to view bill status and bill description on our internal bill dashboard.

Bill Number 
Bill Title 
Position
H.B. 81 Post-employment Restrictive Covenant Amendments Oppose
H.B. 147  Living Wage Amendments
Oppose
H.B. 168   Kindergarten Supplemental Enrichment Program
Support
H.B. 223  Elementary School Counselor Pilot Program Support
H.B. 272 Regulatory Impact Amendments Support
S.B. 110 Sales Tax Collection Amendments Support

Bills Worth Watching

The Cost of Doing Business

In collaboration with the Governor’s Office, the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Review Committee, the Department of Administrative Services, and the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst, the Cost of Doing Business Report  was developed to help keep Utah the Best State for Business.

Many of these recommendations are included in H.B. 272 and will also be addressed in an announcement by Governor Herbert next week. VIEW FULL REPORT

In the News

Feb 1: Hatch Optimistic About Tax Reform
Feb 1: Non-compete Agreements Update
Jan 30: Talent Ready Utah: Connecting Business with Education

Policy Events

Feb 9: Legislative Reception
Mar 23: Cybersecurity Conference