This past week has been the busiest and most successful yet of the session. We made major milestones to define a clear path forward on tax reform and witnessed the signing of a new executive order and the introduction of H.B. 272 Regulatory Impact Amendments, both of which address our recommendations on regulation. Taken together, this executive order and H.B. 272 show the shared commitment by the Executive and Legislative branches to carry out the most extensive overhaul of regulatory policy in state history.
We also hosted our legislative reception, Chamber of Commerce day on the hill and Leadership Utah. Thanks to all involved.
Most importantly, this week H.B. 81, Post-employment Restrictive Covenant Amendments advanced to the full House. As we are currently in the process of a comprehensive study about non-compete agreements, we will work against the bill on the House floor.
This is a complex issue that has the potential, if not handled diligently, to undermine Utah’s years of effort to promote the best business environment in the nation. The value of the study is to ensure that all parties have data to make an informed decision.
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.
Most Recent Priority Votes:
|H.B. 168||Kindergarten Supplemental Enrichment Program||Rep. Snow||
|H.B. 223||Elementary School Counselor Pilot Program||Rep. Eliason||
|H.B. 272||Regulatory Impact Amendments||Rep. Wilson||
|S.B. 110||Sales Tax Collection Amendments||Sen. Bramble||
|H.B. 81||Post-employment Restrictive Covenant Amendments||Rep. Greene||
|H.B. 147||Living Wage Amendments||Rep. Hemmingway||Oppose|
Bills Worth Watching
Each week, the Chamber’s policy team tracks relevant bills by subject so you can stay up to date on legislation that impacts you and your business.
- Business Climate, Taxes & Regulation
- Economic Development, Entrepreneurship
- Education, Workforce & Health Care
- Infrastructure & Transportation
- Natural Resources & Environment
2017 Policy Guide
The Salt Lake Chamber’s annual Public Policy Guide outlines the pressing policy challenges facing Utah’s business community and our agenda to solve them. VIEW GUIDE.
In the News
- Gov. Herbert Orders Closer Business-friendly Review of New Rules
- Utah Business Leaders Worried About Trump Actions on Immigration
- Lane Beattie: Tax Reform Should be the Central Focus of Legislative Session
- Fraser Bullock: Utah doesn’t Need More Non-compete Legislation