2024 Legislative Watchlist

Below you will find the watchlist for all the bills that the Salt Lake Chamber is tracking during the 2024 Legislative Session. The list may be sorted by column or category.

The Chamber takes the following range of positions on bills:

  • Monitor” means the bill is of interest to Chamber members, but the Chamber does not have a specific position on the bill.
  • Concern” means the Chamber is concerned with the current status of the bill and is working with the bill sponsor.
  • “Oppose” means the Chamber is opposed to the bill as currently written.
  • Support” means the Chamber supports passage of the bill.
  • Priority” means the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Directors has designated this bill as priority for the business community. Legislators’ votes on Priority Bills are used to determine the Chamber’s Business Champion Awards.
Bill Number
Bill TitleSponsorSummaryPositionStatusLegislative Priority Area
HB 013 S1Infrastructure Financing DistrictsRep. James Dunnigan
Sen. Kirk Cullimore
Allows housing developers to create an infrastructure financing district for a parcel of land that they own which is already residentially zoned. Before a residential unit is sold, any liens that have arisen from the infrastructure district must be paid in full.Priority Passed Senate CommitteeHousing
HB 055 S2Employment Confidentiality AmendmentsRep. Kera Birkeland
Sen. Todd Weiler
Nullifies and makes unenforceable any confidentiality clauses pertaining to sexual assault.MonitorTo the GovernorWorkforce
HB 063Consumer Review Fairness AmendmentsRep. Cory Maloy
Sen. Curt Bramble
Creates the Utah Consumer Review Fairness Act which prohibits a clause that would prohibit a person from creating or sharing a review, or which would impose a fine or penalty for doing so.MonitorPassed Senate CommitteeRegulations
HB 065 S1Active Transportation and Canal Trail AmendmentsRep. Rosemary Lesser
Sen. Wayne Harper
Canal owners and operators must notify certain entities of their intent to transfer ownership or abandon all or part of a canal located within certain geographical areas. These entities will have first rights of refusal in the order they are listed. Tasks UDOT with creating a toolkit for the development and maintenance of a canal trail; requires UDOT to consider developing canal trails as part of the active transportation system.MonitorHeld in CommitteeInfrastructure
HB 074Utility Relocation Cost Sharing AmendmentsRep. Kay Christofferson
Sen. Wayne Harper
Directs UDOT and a utility company to divide costs of necessary utility relocations necessary for UDOT projects.MonitorTo the GovernorInfrastructure
HB 096Child Care Program Sales Tax ExemptionRep. Christine WatkinsExempts construction materials used in the construction of a new or expansion of an already existing childcare center from sales tax.SupportIntroducedWorkforce
HB 111Employment Training Requirement LimitationsRep. Tim Jimenez
Sen. Dan McCay
Prohibits employers from offering employment contingent upon signing a document that promotes, espouses, advances, or compels the individual to profess beliefs pertaining to race, color, sex, or national origin. These beliefs relate to inherent racism, privileged or oppressed status, discrimination, etc. OpposeFailed to Pass Senate CommitteeWorkforce
HB 124 S2Energy Infrastructure AmendmentsRep. Carl Albrecht
Sen. Derrin Owens
Allows for geothermal, hydroelectric storage, nuclear power generation, qualified emissions reduction projects, mineral processing project, and underground mine infrastructure projects to be considered for the High Cost Infrastructure Development Tax Credit Act.MonitorPassed Senate CommitteeEnergy
HB 126Emissions Regulation AmendmentsRep. Andrew Stoddard
Sen. Kirk Cullimore
Prohibits a vehicle weighing more than 14,000 lbs. from being registered in Box Elder, Davis, Salt lake, Tooele, Utah, or Weber Counties. Counties may not exempt such diesel vehicles from emissions inspections. MonitorIn CommitteeEnergy
HB 132 S3Pharmacy AmendmentsRep. Raymond Ward
Sen. Evan Vickers
Allows a pharmacist to substitute a therapeutically similar drug if the prescribed drug is out of stock, preferred by the patient's health benefit plan, or would result in a reduced cost to the patient. MonitorTo the GovernorHealthcare and Life Sciences
HB 141Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund AmendmentsRep. Carol Spackman MossDirects the Division of Finance to transfer 25% of the net profit for liquor sales to the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund.MonitorFailed to Pass CommitteeHousing
HB 153 S2Child Tax Credit ModificationsRep. Susan PulsipherIncreases the age of a qualified child from four to six years for whom a tax filer may claim a child tax credit. SupportPassed the HouseFinance
HB 164Digital Currency ModificationsRep. Tyler Clancy
Sen. Michael Kennedy
Excludes central bank digital currency from the definition of legal tender, and prohibits its use as such within the state.MonitorTo the GovernorFinance
HB 170Unemployment Insurance AmendmentsRep. Trevor Lee
Sen. Todd Weiler
Stipulates that an individual is ineligible from receiving unemployment benefits if they fail to show up for a job interview without a good reason, or if the individual fails to accept reasonable employment within two days of the offer.
Also directs the Department of Workforce Services to maintain a website with descriptions of conduct that would disqualify an individual from receiving benefits as well as a place where employers may report possible violations.
MonitorTo the GovernorWorkforce
HB 174 S1Automatic Renewal Contract RequirementsRep. Cheryl Acton
Sen. Todd Weiler
Enacts the Automatic Renewal Contracts Act which would require an individual or business that provides a service or product via a contract or free trial period that renews automatically to notify the individual between 30-60 days of the renewal date. The notification is to include the renewal date, the total renewal cost, and options for cancellation of the contract.
The act does not apply to a person or company providing a service or good that is regulated by the Insurance code, a financial institution, public utility, or an entity/affiliate that provides services regulated by the FCC.
MonitorPassed Senate CommitteeRegulations
HB 183Income Tax ReductionRep. Kay Christofferson
Sen. Chris Wilson
Reduces the corporate and individual tax rate to 4.55%MonitorIntroducedFinance
HB 191 S2Electrical Energy AmendmentsRep. Colin Jack
Sen. Ronald Winterton
Directs the Public Service Commission to evaluate any proposed early closures of power plant facilities to ensure that the closures do not negatively impact affordable, reliable and dispatchable electricity to customers or cause any net incremental rate increases for the utility or are part of a financial incentive offered by the federal government. MonitorTo the GovernorEnergy
HB 205 S1Minimum Wage AmendmentsRep. Brett GarnerRepeals a provision that allows individuals with a disability or impairment of any kind to be employed with a compensation below minimum wage. MonitorFailed to Pass CommitteeWorkforce
HB 215 S2Home Solar Energy AmendmentsRep. Colin Jack
Sen. Scott Sandall
Allows a customer to cancel their solar power agreement up to 15 days after their second monthly bill for any reason. The provider is then tasked with returning any payment remitted by the customer and notify the customer of product or equipment installed that will need to be removed from the customer's residence within 10 days. All product and equipment must be removed or designated abandoned by the provider within 20 days of notification. MonitorPassed CommitteeEnergy
HB 237Land Use Authority AmendmentsRep. Neil Walter
Sen. Curt Bramble
Prohibits a municipality or county from requiring an aesthetic feature--color, architectural style, facade, etc.--that is not expressed in municipality or county code.MonitorIn CommitteeHousing
HB 249Utah Legal Personhood AmendmentsRep. Walt Brooks
Sen. Don Ipson
Prohibits a governmental entity from granting or recognizing legal personhood of artificial intelligence among other nonhuman, inanimate objects.MonitorTo the GovernorNatural Resources
HB 254State Olympic Coordination AmendmentsRep. Jon Hawkins
Sen. Mike McKell
Allows the Division of Facilities Construction and Management to consult with the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Coordination Committee about the Olympic and Paralympic Venues Grant Fund when administering grants.SupportTo the GovernorEconomic Development
HB 261 S4Equal Opportunity InitiativesRep. Katy Hall
Sen. Keith Grover
Prohibits institutes of higher education from requiring in any form a prohibited submission (a requirement of a person to profess their views, effort or experience regarding any policy, program or initiative that promotes differential treatment based on an individual's personal identity characteristics) that will factor into decisions surrounding employment, admission or graduation, participation in an institution-sponsored program, or qualification for or receipt of state financial aid. Exemptions include institutions subject to federal law. Prohibits an institution from establishing or maintaining any type of office or position designed to implement programs of any sort relating to any prohibited discriminatory practices.MonitorTo the GovernorWorkforce

Education
HB 267 S1Telemedicine AmendmentsRep. Jon Hawkins
Sen. Evan Vickers
Requires a health benefit plan to reimburse a network provider that offers telemedicine at the same rate that they would for an in-person visit.MonitorFailed to Pass CommitteeHealthcare
HB 277Aviation Fuel Incentive AmendmentsRep. Calvin MusselmanIncreases the number of years that net severance tax revenue can be deposited into the aviation fuel incentive account.MonitorPassed CommitteeInfrastructure
HB 280 S4Water Related ChangesRep. Casey SniderRequires the state Water Development Coordinating Council to develop a unified water infrastructure plan to maintain reliable supply of safe and clean water and which shall describe water infrastructure projects. The council will develop a prioritization process of which projects will receive funding.MonitorPassed Senate CommitteeWater
HB 282Utah Office of Regulatory Relief AmendmentsRep. Cory Maloy
Sen. Wayne Harper
Directs the Utah Office of Regulatory Relief to review laws and regulations every year to determine which, if any, are overly burdensome to an industry. MonitorPassed Senate CommitteeRegulations
HB 285 S2Labor Union AmendmentsRep. Jordan Teuscher
Sen. Curt Bramble
Requires a labor organization that are subject to a collective bargaining agreement with a public employer to hold a representative recertification election every three years. Prohibits a public employer from deducting union dues from an employee's paycheck. Prohibits a public employer from using public funds or property to assist, support, or deter union activity. Prohibits a public employer from compensating a public employee for union activities. Requires labor organizations that are subject to a collective bargaining agreement with a public employer to provide the number of members and the number of public employees represented in the collective bargaining agreement. MonitorPassed CommitteeWorkforce
HB 295Produced Water AmendmentsRep. Steven Lund
Sen. Evan Vickers
Water produced by oil and gas activities is regulated by the Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining, but it is the responsibility and under control of the oil and gas activity operator.MonitorTo the GovernorNatural Resources

Water
HB 298 S3Homelessness Services AmendmentsRep. Tyler Clancy
Sen. Kirk Cullimore
Defines additional data that the Office of Homeless Services report on in addition to requiring state and local homelessness councils to establish goals so that the number of individuals entering homelessness is equal to or less than the number of individuals exiting homelessness. Alters certain provisions of code related to location prioritization of a temporary winter response shelter during a code blue event, and the time during which a code blue event will be occurring. SupportPassed Senate CommitteeHomelessness
HB 300 S1Court AmendmentsRep. Brady BrammerIf a Business and Chancery Court judge is unable to preside over an action of the court, this bill allows the Judicial Council to designate a district court judge to preside over the action. The bill also clarifies that the District Court has jurisdiction over an action if a party requests a jury trial after the actions related to the Business and Chancery Court have been bifurcated, or if the action involves controlled substances, parental rights petitions, protective orders, adoptions or to issue a declaratory judgement. Also removes the provision that the court be located in Salt Lake City.MonitorPassed Senate CommitteeRegulations
HB 304Alcohol Control AmendmentsRep. Ken IvoryRequires a bar establishment to maintain a record of each payment for alcohol that includes the patron's name, date and time of purchase, and quantity and type of each beverage included in the purchase, and a digital copy of proof of age if payment is made with cash for 30 days. Those convicted of a DUI that results in serious bodily injury or death are convicted of a felony that is ineligble for expungement.OpposeIntroducedRegulations

Workforce
HB 305Post-Employment Restrictions AmendmentsRep. Brady BrammerVoids any post-employment restrictive covenant of a non-exempt employee contract or in the contract of an employee who was laid off that was entered into after May 1, 2024.MonitorIn CommitteeWorkforce
HB 306Residential Housing AmendmentsRep. Raymond WardAllows a starter home to be built on a lot that is at least 5,400 square feet in an urban municipality that is zoned residential. Prohibits an urban municipality from denying approval based on lot size of a residential lot that is at least 5,400 square feet. Prohibits a local government from imposing an impact fee on a starter home unless the fee is for costs related to roads, sewer service or fire protection service.MonitorIn CommitteeHousing
HB 317 S1Energy Storage AmendmentsRep. Calvin Musselman
Sen. Kirk Cullimore
Directs the Office of Energy Development to conduct a study analyzing the benefits, risks, feasibility, and requirements of establishing energy fuel storage reserve. The study is to evaluate current and predicted energy fuel consumption patterns and needs for the state, existing infrastructure, strengths and vulnerabilities in the state's regional and national energy fuel supply chain. Allows the Office to contract with independent entities to conduct the study.MonitorTo the GovernorEnergy
HB 342Electronic Information Privacy AmendmentsRep. Andrew StoddardThis bill would make the Consumer Privacy Act more widely applicable to businesses, particularly those who deal with less than $25M in annual revenue. It also creates a private right of action.MonitorIntroducedTech
HB 346Talent Ready Utah Program AmendmentsRep. Jefferson Moss
Sen. Ann Millner
Allows an institution of higher education to be classified as a qualifying employer that may provide work experience for an intern. Also stipulates under the definition of intern that it is a non compensated work experience.SupportPassed Senate CommitteeWorkforce

Education
HB 352 S5Amendments to ExpungementRep. Karianne Lisonbee
Sen. Michael Kennedy
Repeals sunset dates regarding fees for expungement. Outlines parameters for which a court may automatically expunge plea in abeyance rulings and which plea in abeyance rulings are ineligible for expungement. Updates the definition of a clean slate eligible case.MonitorPassed Senate CommitteeWorkforce
HB 354Truth in Taxation RevisionsRep. Tyler ClancyProhibits a property tax increase for the next several years unless approved by a majority of registered voters in the area.MonitorIn CommitteeFinances

Housing
HB 374 S1State Energy Policy AmendmentsRep. Colin Jack
Sen. Evan Vickers
Updates the state energy policy and directs the plan to be such that focuses on Utah's development of its own energy resources in a way that is reliable, and has human well-being and quality of life as the central focus. The bill prioritizes the attributes that energy resources should have including adequacy, reliability, dispatchability, etc.The plan also stipulates that Utah shall foster market based solutions that keep energy prices as low as possible for consumers among other provisions.MonitorPassed the SenateNatural Resources
HB 385Social Media Usage AmendmentsRep. Ken IvoryEnacts the Utah Digital Expression Act. Requires social media companies to publicly disclose their content management and business practices and how they curate targeted content for an user, place advertisements, moderate content, etc. Requires social media companies to provide an avenue by which an user may submit a complaint and outlines timeframes and requirements a company must operate within to remedy complaints. Requires a company to publish a biannual report with statistics pertaining to instances of illegal content being posted, the number of times the company took adverse actions against such posts, and how companies enforce their moderation policy. Prohibits any kind of viewpoint censorship except that which is permitted by federal law. Provides a private right of action.MonitorIntroducedTech

Regulatory
HB 386Commission on Housing Affordability AmendmentsRep. Joel BriscoeAmends the composition of the Commission on Housing Affordability to include a renter and a representative of the housing advocacy community.MonitorHeld in CommitteeHousing
HB 394Homeless Services Funding AmendmentsRep. Mark StrongDirects the Utah Homeless Network Steering Committee to develop a funding formula for the Utah Homelessness Council to implement their services.MonitorIn the SenateHousing
HB 396 S1Workplace Discrimination AmendmentsRep. Brady Brammer
Sen. Michael Kennedy
Prohibits an employer from compelling an employee to engage in any religious act or expression that is contrary to their beliefs or morals.MonitorPassed Senate CommitteeRegulatory
HB 401Water Usage AmendmentsRep. Doug OwensProhibits certain counties from watering their lawns from October 1 through April 30. MonitorIn CommitteeNatural Resources
HB 404 S1Public Entity RestrictionsRep. Candice Pierucci
Sen. Dan McCay
Requires any vendor who submits a bid or proposal for contract with a state governmental agency relating to technology, technology services, or other network or systems related services shall ensure that they are not utilizing a forced labor product, or that they or any subcontractor is not a restricted foreign entity.MonitorPassed the HouseTech
HB 406 S2Firearms Financial Transactions AmendmentsRep. Cory Maloy
Sen. Chris Wilson
Enacts the Firearm Financial Transaction Act. Prohibits a financial entity from requiring the use of a firearm retailer code to distinguish from other general or sporting good retailers in the state and from declining lawful payment card transaction based on the firearm retailer code. Prohibits financial institutions from limiting or refusing to do business with or imposing higher fees on an individual based on whether or not they have financial transactions that have utilized a firearm retail code. MonitorPassed Senate CommitteeFinancial Services
HB 410 S4San Rafael State Energy LabRep. Christine Watkins
Sen. David Hinkins
Establishes the State Energy Lab. The lab is to support innovation in the energy sector as it pertains to technology, workforce, research and investment. Within the lab is created the San Rafael Energy Research Center which is tasked with conducting innovative energy technology research and projects that have commercialization potential as well as assessing the viability of emerging solutions and providing policy analysis and proposals to lawmakers.SupportIn Senate CommitteeNatural Resources and Energy.
HB 416Nonprofit Hospital AmendmentsRep. Jennifer Dailey-ProvostRequires nonprofit hospital systems to post descriptions of the health care needs in their communities and their plans to address them as well as annual progress reports on their plans to their public website. These hospitals would also be required to submit data to the Department of Health and Human Services pertaining to community benefit spending including indigent care, medical discounts, donations of time, etc. as well as information regarding uncompensated care. Directs nonprofit hospitals to post and make available written information about their financial assistance policies.MonitorHeld in CommitteeHealthcare and Natural Resources
HB 425 S2Health Insurance Benefit AmendmentsRep. Norman Thurston
Sen. Curt Bramble
Requires health benefit plans to ensure that any rebate for a customer be passed down to the point of sale to offset an enrollee's deductible or coinsurance, or to reduce premiums if they do not have cost sharing. MonitorPassed the HouseHealthcare
HB 427 S2Access to Protected Health InformationRep. James DunniganOutlines requirements upon request of a patient to healthcare providers for medical records. Requires providers or their third party fulfilling service to within 30 days provide either the copies of a health record or a written response as to why they are unable to provide the records along with the contact information of the person who can help resolve the request. Assesses penalties which are to be paid toward the patient's outstanding balance for a provider or their third-party service who does not comply within 30 and 60 days respectively.MonitorIn Senate CommitteeHealthcare
HB 430 S1Local Government Transportation Services AmendmentsRep. Candice PierucciDirects large public transit districts to ensure that a proportionate amount of revenue generated from local sales and use tax is used to provide services and other operations within the same city or town in which it was generated. The district is also required to provide the cities and towns with a report accounting how much revenue was collected and how much was allocated to services within each city and town.MonitorPassed CommitteeTransportation and Infrastructure
HB 433 S2Brine AmendmentsRep. Bridger Bolinder
Sen. Derrin Owens
Gives the Board of Oil, Mning, and Gas authority to designate certain areas of the state as multiple mineral development areas for brine mining operations. They also may make rules pertaining to cooperative agreements among brine mineral extraction operations within these areas.MonitorPassed Senate CommitteeNatural Resources
HB 435Truth in Advertising AmendmentsRep. James Cobb
Sen. Heidi Balderree
Expands the violation of deceptive trade practices to include intentionally causing confusion or misunderstanding about the extent to which a good or services are human-made. MonitorIn the SenateTech
HB 440Money Transmission FeesRep. Tyler ClancyRequires a customer to pay a fee for every wire transfer. The customer is entitled to a tax credit equal to the fees paid for each transfer if they file individual income tax return with a valid social security number or taxpayer identification number. MonitorIntroducedFinance
HB 452Carbon Capture AmendmentsRep. Scott Chew
Sen. David Hinkins
Creates the Carbon Dioxide Storage Fund. The Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining is authorized to use funds in this account to offset costs related to constructing, operating, maintaining, monitoring, regulating, etc. any carbon dioxide storage facility.MonitorPassed Senate CommitteeNatural Resources
HB 453 S2Great Salt Lake RevisionsRep. Casey Snider
Sen. Scott Sandall
Requires a Great Salt Lake mineral extraction operator to pay a severance tax to the state. Allows the Division of Oil, Mining, and Gas to reduce acreage or water that may be diverted from the Great Salt Lake if the acreage or water were not used under their lease. If an operator's water diversion is reduced, they shall forfeit the same amount of their water right. Updates royalties provisions and offers a reduced royalty rate if a lithium extraction operator has an agreement that the lithium will be used in an end product in this state. Enacts the Great Salt Lake Preservation Act which has provisions pertaining to the management of the berm in the UP causeway when the lake has reached certain conditions. Directs the Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands to complete an analysis to determine the infrastructure and engineering needs related to salinity management and hydrology improvement as well as identifying projects that would benefit wildlife habitat. The act also requires royalty agreements to include obligations on the part of the lessee to prevent waste, and to preserve and conserve ecological integrity and salinity levels in the course of their operations. Allows the Division to acquire property for a solar evaporation pond through legal means, including eminent domain. MonitorPassed Senate CommitteeNatural Resources

Water
HB 454Minimum Wage ModificationsRep. Brett GarnerCreates a statewide age-based tiered minimum wage. The minimum wage shall be the greater of the federal minimum wage or for an individual that is younger than 18 years old $10/hour, 18-21 years old $13/hour, 21-22 years old $15, 23 years old or older $19. MonitorIntroducedEconomic Development
HB 458Public Contracts Labor AmendmentsRep. Doug OwensEnacts the Industry Stabilization Act which directs the Labor Commission to determine prevailing wages for each county for all occcupations required for construction projects within the state and may not be lower than the U.S. Department of Labor's prevailing wage. Contractors shall pay all employees involved in construction projects a wage that is at least equal to that set by the Labor Commission with the exception of apprentices who may be compensated at no less than 60% of the wage rate set.MonitorIn CommitteeWorkforce
HB 461Childcare Wage Stabilization AmendmentsRep. Ashlee MatthewsAllows a full child care subsidy or grant for a child who has at least one parent working full-time for a childcare provider. Creates a wage supplement grant program for a child care provider whose capacity limit is filled with at least 50% enrollees who receive a child care subsidy or grant. The funds from the wage supplement grant program must be used to increase the hourly wage of child care provider employees or provide benefits to their employees.MonitorPassed CommitteeWorkforce
HB 464Social Media Regulation Act AmendmentsRep. Jordan TeuscherRepeals the Utah Social Media Regulation Act that was passed during the 2023 General Session. Allows an user of a social media company who is a minor or the minor's parent to bring a cause of action against a social media company for adverse mental health outcomes stemming from the minor's excessive use of the company's algorithmically curated service. Outlines parameters for bringing a cause of action against a social media company, rebuttable presumption for both parties, and damages for a minor or their parent who prevails in a court action. Creates an affirmative defense for companies being sued if they have complied with all provisions of this bill.MonitorPassed CommitteeTech
HB 465 S2Housing Affordability RevisionsRep. Stephen Whyte
Sen. Lincoln Fillmore
Allows the Utah Inland Port Authority to exercise their land use authority to increase the supply of housing. Allows a community reinvestment agency to use their funds on projects outside of the community as long as the funds are used for acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of income targeted housing. Requires a housing organization to enter into an agreement with the Department of Workforce Services before they may accept pass-through funding. The agreement shall require a housing organization to match funding, and shall be invested in rental units for individuals at or below 80% of the AMI. The bill also outlines how much funding shall be designated to demographics at or below certain AMI thresholds. Property purchased with pass-through funding shall be deed restricted for 40 years. Priority Passed CommitteeHousing
HB 481 S1Railroad Upgrade Incentives AmendmentsRep. Paul CutlerAllows an entity to apply for a high cost infrastructure development tax credit (if they receive written approval from the board of the Utah Inland Port Authority) to upgrade locomotive engines to comply with the EPA's Tier 4 emissions standards. They are to provide matching funds to the amount approved by the board. Also allows a purchaser of a locomotive idle-reduction device to claim a non-refundable tax credit subject to approval of the director of the Division of Air Quality. MonitorFailed to Pass CommitteeNatural Resources

Infrastructure
HB 486Economic Development Grant AmendmentsRep. Carl AlbrechtRequires a business who applies for a grant from the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity to demonstrate that any jobs they have created are paid at a rate at least equal to 100% of the average county rate.MonitorIntroducedWorkforce

Finances
HB 491 S2Data Privacy AmendmentsRep. Jefferson MossEnacts the Government Data Privacy Act which establishes the state data privacy policy, the Utah Privacy Governing Board, and the Office of Data Privacy. The act outlines the duties of Governmental Entities when obtaining and protecting personal data as well as processes for when there is a data breach. It also prohibits the sale or transfer/sharing of data unless expressly authorized by law. This bill also applies these same regulations to any business or person that enters into an agreement with a governmental entity and processes or has access to personal data as a part of the contractual dutiesMonitorPassed CommitteeTech
HB 502Critical Infrastructure and MiningRep. Casey SniderRequires political subdivisions to enact standards that allow critical infrastructure materials and mining operations by December 31, 2024. Prohibits a political subdivision from enacting any type of unreasonable restriction to limit these operations. Requires a political subdivision to provide utility service to operations within their boundaries if is not to the detriment of other users. Requires counties to adopt an infrastructure plan that will meet the needs of the critical infrastructure materials or mining operations needs. MonitorIn CommitteeHousing

Infrastructure
HB 508Occupation Licensing AmendmentsRep. Ryan WilcoxOutlines certain requirements the Office of Professional Licensing must do when reviewing regulations they deem to be necessary as well as appeals processes for individuals including a right of action to challenge the determination of the Office. MonitorIn CommitteeRegulatory
HB 516State Land Purchase AmendmentsRep. Candice Pierucci
Sen. Mike McKell
Prevents the governments of China, Iran, North Korea, or Russia or any entity in which they are a major interest from obtaining land in Utah. Also requires these entities to release any interest they have in the state within one year. MonitorPassed CommitteeRegulatory
HB 541Child Care Grants AmendmentsRep. Andrew StoddardDirects the Office of Child Care to issue grants to child care providers to stabilize their business or allow the provider to offer increased compensation or benefits to their employees. Grants shall be prioritized to providers who predominantly serve low-income children or children receiving childcare grants.MonitorIntroducedWorkforce
HB 543Income Tax ModificationsRep. Brian KingBill increases the minimum income tax rate to 4.65% for individuals income that is less than $250,000. The bill introduces a progressively increasing tax rate as an individual's income increases.MonitorIntroducedFinance

Taxes
HB 548Alcohol AmendmentsRep. Jefferson Burton
Sen. Jerry Stevenson
This bill makes amendments to the Alcoholic Beverage Services Commission and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services. It requires the director of the Department to form working groups to make recommendations pertaining to the responsible sale and service of alcohol as well as keeping records for alcohol purchased via a cash transaction. These working groups would be repealed Jan. 1, 2025. The bill stipulates markups required of the Department on any alcoholic beverages that they sell, and markups required of a packaging agency which are then required to be remitted back to the Department upon request. The bill gradually increases the tax rate for beer every year until 2027 and requires a portion of this revenue be used to fund three additional alcohol-related law enforcement officers dedicated to compliance. Prohibits the sale of any alcohol that is intended to be frozen and used in a consumptive manner other than a beverage as well as the sale of liquor that is more than 80% ABV, or powdered or vaporized alcohol. If an applicant for a license meets all the requirements and there are available licenses, the Commission must approve the application and issue a license. Addresses hotel guests carrying their own alcoholic beverage. The hotel guest can carry their alcoholic beverage anywhere in a licensed hotel conveyance area. A conveyance area is defined as a sublicensed bar and its amenity area, the premises of a sublicensed banquet, or a guest’s room; it excludes areas that are a pool area, rec area, or business center. Requires the hotel to follow certain conveyance area marking parameters in addition to signing an agreement allowing law enforcement access to these conveyance areas, including guest rooms. Establishes the Last Drink Program under the Department of Public Safety. This program is designed to establish whether a person’s place of last drink is a retail licensee and share that information with alcohol-related law enforcement in order to investigate possible violations pertaining to selling of alcoholic beverages to minors, obviously intoxicated or prohibited individuals, or known habitual drunkards.MonitorIn CommitteeEconomic Development
HB 550Consumer Privacy ModificationsRep. Ariel DefayDirects social media companies to provide a process for a minor or their parent or legal guardian to delete posts created by the minor when they were a youth. Directs a controller to comply with a request to delete a post created or uploaded by a minor while they were a youth to a social media company platform or other website (even if the website is outside the definition of a social media platform). MonitorIntroducedTech
HB 551Olympic Public Funding RequirementsRep. Brett GarnerRequires an Olympic host agreement to include provisions that prohibit a site selection or host committee from using public money to provide gifts worth more than $300 in value to anyone, make political campaign contribution, or for the personal expenses of an individual. The agreement shall also include a provision that site selection and host committees provide itemized accounting of money provided to them as well as a provision to allow teh state to bring a civil action to recoup any public money for a prohibited purpose.MonitorIntroducedEconomic Development
HB 557Income Tax Deductions ModificationsRep. Phil LymanAllows a taxpayer who will claim a federal bonus depreciation tax credit for qualified property to apply the same amount they would have received for the year 2022 to their state tax return.MonitorIntroducedTaxes
HB 558Transient Room Tax RevisionsRep. Kera BirkelandAllows a county of the third class to use TRT revenue to mitigate impacts of recreation, tourism, and conventions and lays out what percentage of TRT revenue shall be used for mitigation implements, infrastructure, and emergency response resources. Increases the TRT rate that a city of the fifth or sixth class may impose from 1% to 2%. MonitorIntroducedTaxes

Finance
HB 572State Treasureer Investment AmendmentsRep. Robert SpendloveAllows the State Treasurer--subject to approval of the Utah Homes Investment Program Oversight Council--to make investments via a financial institution to a developer's qualified housing project. Approval for investments may be made until December 31, 2025, but may not exceed 75% of the total project cost. The financial institution shall enter into an agreement with the treasurer that sets parameters for loans or other financing options that the institution may offer to developers.MonitorIn CommitteeHousing
HCR 007Concurrent Resolution Encouraging the Repeal of the Jones ActRep. Norman Thurston
Sen. Lincoln Fillmore
Urges Congress to repeal the Jones Act which requires that any cargo being shipped via sea would have to be carried on a ship that is built, flagged, owned, and crewed by the United States. This resolution cites the high costs that are incurred by the Jones Act for businesses and mentions that it would bring overseas commerce more in line with interstate commerce which is allowed to use modalities manufactured abroad.MonitorTo the GovernorRegulatory
HCR 011Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the Importance of Cross-Issue Growth ImpactsRep. Bridger Bolinder
Sen. Kirk Cullimore
Supports the Guiding our Growth initiative of the Governor's Office and encourages all state agencies, private sector entities, and community partners to consider cross-issue growth impacts in their decision making.SupportPassed Senate CommitteeEconomic Development
HJR 016Joint Resolution Ratifying an Amendment to the United States ConstitutionRep. Mark Wheatley
Sen. Kathleen Riebe
This bill ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.MonitorIntroducedDEI
HJR 018Joint Resolution for Education that Encourages Free Enterprise and EntrepreneurshipRep. Steven Lund
Sen. Don Ipson
Encourages free enterprise and entrepreneurship to be incorporated within existing curricula. Encourages collaboration and partnerships between local entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community organizations and all levels of education to foster real-world connections and experiences.SupportTo the GovernorEducation and Workforce
HJR 019Joint Resolution Encouraging Support of the HOUSES ActRep. Ken Ivory
Sen. Ronald Winterton
Outlines the benefits that the HOUSES Act would have on Utah's families and urges Congress to enact the act.SupportTo the GovernorHousing
HJR 024Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution--LotteriesRep. Kera BirkelandResolution submitting a proposal to Utah voters to amend the state constitution to allow the state to run a lottery.MonitorIntroducedEconomic Development
HR 005House Resolution Regarding the Trade Policies of the United StatesRep. Tyler ClancyResolution urging the United States Congress to support trade policies that hold high polluting countries like China and Russia accountable for pollution and that would bolster domestic extraction and production. The Resolution also promotes American economic development and the rebuilding of United States supply chains. MonitorPassed the HouseRegulatory

Natural Resources
SB 014 S3Corporate Dissolution AmendmentsSen. Curt Bramble
Rep. Cory Maloy
Prohibits the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code from administratively dissolving a corporation or nonprofit corporation that is in good standing with the Tax Commission before reasonable attempts have been made to said corporation.MonitorIn the HouseRegulatory
SB 018 S1Water ModificationsSen. Scott Sandall
Rep. Casey Snider
Adds saved water (all or part of a water right that is not used) as a beneficial use under agricultural water optimization programs. Prohibits an agricultural water right from being forfeited if it is not completely used.MonitorTo the GovernorWater
SB 030 S1Property Transaction AmendmentsSen. Daniel McCay
Rep. Steve Eliason
Requires disclosure of the purchase price of any real property to county recorders, State Tax Commission, and anyone involved in a property tax appeal.OpposePassed CommitteeTaxes
SB 047 S1Local Government Business License AmendmentsSen. Heidi Balderee
Rep. Stephanie Gricius
Prohibits any municipality or county from requiring a business license for a business operated only occasionally by a person over 18 years old who is enrolled in a traditional high school.MonitorTo the GovernorRegulations
SB 057 S2Utah Constitutional Sovereignty ActSen. Scott Sandall
Rep. Ken Ivory
Creates a framework for the state Legislature to prohibit a state government officer from enforcing a federal directive if the directive would adversely affect the State's sovereignty.MonitorTo the GovernorRegulatory
SB 069Income Tax AmendmentsSen. Chris Wilson
Rep. Kay Christofferson
Reduces the corporate and individual tax rate to 4.55%MonitorIn House CommitteeFinance
SB 075 S3Mineral AmendmentsSen. Derrin Owens
Rep. Carl Albrecht
Sets a limit of the total value of tax credit certificates for mineral exploration activities at $30M. Excludes any mineral exploration where the U.S. is a net importer of greater than 50%. MonitorPassed House CommitteeNatural Resources

Finance
SB 077Water Rights Restricted Account AmendmentsSen. Scott Sandall
Rep. Casey Snider
Allows funds in the Water Rights Restricted Account to be used for installation, operation, or maintenance of water measurement infrastructure for cost sharing of U.S. Geological Survey stream gauges. Up to 5% of the funds deposited into the account in the preceding fiscal year may be used to acquire, manage, and analyze groundwater data.MonitorTo the GovernorWater
SB 089Social Media ModificationsSen. Kirk Cullimore
Rep. Jordan Teuscher
Delays the implementation of the Utah Social Media Regulation Act (enacted during the 2023 Legislative General Session) from March 1 to October 1, 2024.MonitorTo the GovernorTech
SB 098 S3Online Data Security and Privacy AmendmentsSen. Wayne Harper
Rep. Jefferson Burton
Gives the Utah Cyber Center rulemaking authority to stipulate responsibilities of an individual who owns or licenses computerized personal data after a data breach. These rules would be in addition to regulations already in place.MonitorTo the GovernorTech
SB 101Limited Liability Company AmendmentsSen. Todd Weiler
Rep. Cory Maloy
Provides an additional provision that a limited liability company may be automatically dissolved on the dissolution date on the certificate of organization.MonitorPassed House CommitteeBusiness Climate
SB 104 S4Children's Device Protection ActSen. Todd Weiler
Rep. Susan Pulsipher
Requires any tablet or smartphone manufactured after Jan. 1, 2025 and activated in the state to include a filter for minors that prevents them from accessing obscene material, and can be deactivated by an adult or parent by using a password. If an adult other than a parent or legal guardian disables the filter, they can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. MonitorPassed House CommitteeTech
SB 118 S2Water Efficiency AmendmentsSen. Michael McKell
Rep. Calvin Musselman
This bill provides a grant to a local water district to fund incentives for developers using water-efficient landscaping.MonitorIn House CommitteeWater
SB 122Youth Apprenticeship Governance Structure AmendmentsSen. Ann Millner
Rep. Tyler Clancy
This bill creates the youth apprenticeship governance study. The study is to be staffed by Talent Ready Utah and is required to examine the framework and system design recommendations to create more youth apprenticeship opportunities and generate more employers and student participation in these opportunities.SupportTo the GovernorWorkforce

Education
SB 123Commercial Email ActSen. Kirk Cullimore
Rep. Brady Brammer
Updates the definition of "Utah email address" to include any that receives an email to a server in Utah. This would widen the number of emails subject to the Commercial Email Act.MonitorTo the GovernorTech
SB 125 S1Secondary Water AmendmentsSen. David Hinkins
Rep. Carl Albrecht
Allows a secondary water supplier to meter at strategic points instead of at every connection if they have less than 2,500 users.MonitorPassed the HouseNatural Resources
SB 135 S2Advanced Air Mobility and Aeronautics AmendmentsSen. Wayne Harper
Rep. Kay Christofferson
Includes the definition of Roadable Aircraft and outlines the registration parameters. Dictates that registration fees from roadable aircraft and unmanned aircraft are to be deposited into the aeronautics restricted account. These funds are to be used only for state infrastructure and administration related to advanced air mobility and unmanned aircraft systems. Prohibits the purchase by a public entity of an unmanned aircraft system manufactured or sold in certain foreign countries. MonitorPassed House CommitteeInfrastructure
SB 146Property Tax Offset AmendmentsSen. Keith GroverAllows a taxing entity to establish a program to allow an individual over the age of 65 or with a disability to perform work on behalf of the taxing entity to pay a portion of their property tax liability. MonitorIn CommitteeHousing
SB 149Artificial Intelligence AmendmentsSen. Kirk Cullimore
Rep. Jefferson Moss
Enacts the Artificial Intelligence Policy Act. Creates the Office of Artificial Intelligence Policy within the Department of Commerce which is to create and administer the artificial intelligence learning laboratory program, and consult with various businesses and stakeholders about regulations surrounding AI. The bill also establishes liability when consumer harm or violations occur with the use of AI, and requires clear and conspicuous disclosure whenever someone is interacting with a generative AI service.Priority Passed House CommitteeTech

Regulatory
SB 152Cost Sharing AmendmentsSen. Curt BrambleDirects an insurer to apply any costs paid toward a cost sharing agreement to apply toward a deductible regardless if the patient paid them, or they were paid on behalf of the patient.OpposePassed CommitteeHealthcare
SB 153 S1Idling AmendmentsSen. Nate BlouinAllows a local highway agency to enact an ordinance that would prohibit idling for longer than three minutes by certain commercial vehicles (trucks, busses, etc.) in certain counties. Violations would be subject to fines, and on air quality days that are forecasted to be unhealthy for certain groups, fines would be increased. Excludes vehicles that are equipped with refrigeration components or need to be running to perform its function. Also creates a reward provision for an individual who reports any idling that is against the ordinance. OpposeHeld in CommitteeNatural Resources
SB 155 S1Road Usage Charge Program AmendmentsSen. Wayne Harper
Rep. Kay Christofferson
Provides the formula for the State Tax Commission to annually increase vehicle registration fees. Requires all alternative fuel vehicles (with the exception of hybrid vehicles) to enroll in the road usage charge program. The road usage charge is 1.5 cents per mile driven, and the bill eliminates the road usage charge cap.MonitorIn House CommitteeInfrastructure
SB 161 S5Energy Security AmendmentsSen. Derrin Owens
Rep. Carl Albrecht
This bill sets forth parameters for assessing the fair market value of decommissioning power plants as well as provide the state with the ability to purchase these plants at fair market value if there are no other offers. MonitorIn House CommitteeEnergy

Natural Resources
SB 163Expungement Fee Waiver AmendmentsSen. Jerry StevensonThis bill allows the Bureau of Criminal Identification to issue a certificate of eligibility for expungement without requiring a fee. The bill also waives fees for individuals seeking expungement via a nonprofit organization or other public benefit corporation that provides expungement services to low-income individuals. SupportPassed CommitteeWorkforce
SB 168 S2Affordable Building AmendmentsSen. Lincoln Fillmore
Rep. Stephen Whyte
Provides statewide standards for modular buildings to be used as residences. Still allows local municipalities to regulate and inspect these buildings.Priority In House CommitteeHousing
SB 172Protection Areas RevisionsSen. Curt BrambleModifies provisions surrounding proposals or termination for protection areas for mining, agriculture, or critical infrastructure materials production. Alters provisions related to public nuisance to exclude sounds related to mining operations on protected areas. State agencies shall encourage operations within these protected areas by not imposing unreasonable restrictions on operations within protected areas unless they pose imminent danger. Codifies vested critical infrastructure materials operations and what they are permitted to do. MonitorIn CommitteeNatural Resources
SB 176 S1Child Care Services AmendmentsSen. Luz Escamilla
Rep. Robert Spendlove
Creates the Child Care Capacity Expansion Act which is an employer-based, state-assisted child care capacity expansion program. Directs the Division of Facilities Construction and Management to identify state owned buildings that could serve as a childcare facility. The Department of Health and Human Services shall assist in determining capacity and how many licensed childcare programs the facility can host. The Division will accept bids from employer sponsors to lease the identified spaces at 50%-80% of the market rate exclusively for childcare programs. Employer sponsors are required to contract with licensed child care providers and both are required to maintain general liability and workers compensation. The employer sponsor is required to reserve 60% of capacity for children of their employees and at least 40% of capacity for children of community members. SupportIn House CommitteeWorkforce
SB 182 S3Property Tax Assessment AmendmentsSen. Wayne Harper
Rep. Steve Eliason
Defines a qualifying increase to be equal to or more than 150% of the previous year's property tax that hasn't undergone any significant changes that would warrant such an increase. Directs county assessors to report to the State the number of properties that required a valuation review due to a qualifying increase. Directs counties to grant a deferral for five years for any real property that has a qualifying increase. The property owner shall pay 20% of the increase while the rest will be accumulated as a lien on the property. MonitorPassed House CommitteeHousing

Finances
SB 189Net Metering Energy AmendmentsSen. Wayne HarperAlters the calculation of credits awarded to individuals who are customers of an electricity utility company and who generate their own energy to be at least 84% of the actual customer cost. MonitorPassed CommitteeNatural Resources
SB 191 S1Grid Enhancing TechnologiesSen. Nate Blouin
Rep. Carl Albrecht
Establishes a grid enhancing technologies program as an innovative utility program. A large-scale electric utility company that implements grid enhancing technology approved by the Public Service Commission, and the commission has determined that the technology is in the public's best interest, the commission may approve funds to help offset the cost of implementation of the technology. If a large-scale utility submits a land use application to deploy the grid enhancing technology, the bill directs municipalities to expedite review of the application. Electric utility companies taking part in this program are eligible for a shared savings incentive.MonitorIn the HouseNatural Resources

Energy
SB 192 S3Higher Education AmendmentsSen. Ann Millner
Rep. Karen Peterson
Sets forth provisions for the state board to create, oversee, and fund talent initiatives at institutes of higher education. A talent initiative's name should reflect the area it is targeting, contain an outline of the disciplines, industries, degrees, certifications, credentials, and types of skills the initiative will target. The board shall facilitate collaborations between institutes of higher education and participating employers that create expanded, multidisciplinary programs or stackable credential programs and that prepare students to be workforce participants in jobs relating to the initiative. SupportIn House CommitteeWorkforce and Education
SB 194 S1Social Media Regulation AmendmentsSen. Michael McKell
Rep. Jordan Teuscher
Establishes the Utah Minor Protection in Social Media Act. It requires a social media company to implement an age verification system set forth by rule of the Division of Consumer Protection to determine whether a new account belongs to a minor. For accounts belonging to a minor, the company is required to set default privacy settings that maximize privacy and limit the minor's account interaction and activity to connected accounts. Companies are to restrict the collection and sale of data pertaining to a minor's account. They are also required to allow users to download all information associated with the account, and are to provide a notice describing any information collected and how that information may be used or disclosed. Companies are required to delete and remove any information that the minor user made publicly available on the social media account upon request of the account holder. Prohibits autoplay functions that continuously play content without user interaction, continuous scrolling, and push notifications prompting user interaction with non-connected accounts. The companies are required to offer supervisory tools to a minor account holder. These tools may be utilized by an individual of the minor account holder's choosing to set time limits, schedule mandatory breaks, and view data pertaining to usage, connected accounts, privacy settings, content sensitivity settings, direct messaging settings and will notify the individual whenever a minor has made a change to one of these settings. Violations of this act are subject to fines, and the Division of Consumer Protection may bring action against a social media company. MonitorIn CommitteeTech
SB 196 S1Great Salt Lake AmendmentsSen. Nate BlouinDirects the Great Salt Lake Commissioner to create and conduct a pilot project for wet water years to help coordinate efforts to maximize the amount of water that makes it to the Great Salt Lake. At the end of the pilot project, the best practices from the pilot plan shall be implemented and reported on to the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee. MonitorPassed CommitteeNatural Resources

Water
SB 208 S2Housing and Transit Reinvestment Zone AmendmentsSen. Wayne Harper
Rep. Stephen Whyte
Requires a housing and transit zone to include 12% affordable units, and at least 51% of the developable area shall be designated to residential use with a prescribed density depending on where the HTRZ is located. Allows an expanded distance radius for the HTRZ if it is situated between two light rail stations, but not to exceed 100 contiguous acres. Requires HTRZs to be at least 10 acres. MonitorIn House CommitteeHousing

Infrastructure
SB 211 S1Generational Water Infrastructure AmendmentsPresident Stuart Adams
Speaker Mike Schultz
Creates the Water District Water Development Council that is comprised of the four largest water conservancy districts in the state. The council may advise about the development of generational water infrastructure development and needs based on population growth and economic development as well as joint operations of the districts. Also creates the Utah Water Agent to be appointed by the Governor who shall have the authority to explore and negotiate with governmental entities outside the state of Utah (with the exception of any interest pertaining to the Colorado River Compact or Amended Bear River Compact) about possible water importation projects. SupportPassed House CommitteeNatural Resources

Water
SB 224 S1Energy Independence AmendmentsSen. Scott Sandall
Rep. Carl Albrecht
Requires an electrical utility to provide notice of surplus dispatchable generation capacity, and prohibits sale of such energy outside the state until such notifices have been made and the Division of Public Utilities has the chance to negotiate the purchase of this energy.MonitorIn the HouseNatural Resources

Energy
SB 232Minor Data Protection AmendmentsSen. Ronald WintertonRequires businesses that collect or maintain personal information of a minor to implement and maintain reasonable procedures to protect the minor's information and prevent unlawful use or disclosure including destroying any record that is not going to be retained by the business.MonitorPased CommitteeRegulatory
SB 235 S1Railroad AmendmentsSen. Wayne Harper
Rep. Kay Christofferson
Requires a railroad operator to post a conspicuous notice at the first station in either direction within three days of any livestock injury or death resulting from engine or train car operation. Also requires the operator to file a copy of the notice with the county clerk. Also requires rail operators to construct fences on either side of their rail that passes through privately owned lands and shall be liable for all animal injury or death that results from an improperly maintained fence. The bill also creates the role of rail ombudsman within the Department of Transportation that shall coordinate, consult, and provide information to private citizens, civil groups, government entities, rail operators, and other involved parties about rail related issues. The ombudsman is responsible for arranging and facilitating meetings with rail companies to resolve rail disputes between local government entities, UDOT, UTA, or a private livestock or property owner.MonitorPassed CommitteeInfrastructure
SB 238Independent Contractor Benefits Tax Credit AmendmentsSen. John JohnsonCreates a nonrefundable tax credit that may be claimed by a hiring party or independent contractor for contributions toward an independent contractor's portable benefit plan. The credit shall be equal to 50% of the contribution made for contributions up to $2000. The tax credit may not be carried forward or back.MonitorPassed CommitteeTaxes
SB 248Permitted Occupations for Minors AmendmentsSen. Karen KwanDefines the number of hours a minor under the age of 16 years old may work on school days, calendar days, school weeks, calendar weeks, and during which times of the day. Extends the time of day a minor under the age of 16 may work until between June 1 and Labor Day. MonitorIn CommitteeRegulatory
SB 249Public Utility Expenditures AmendmentsSen. Nate BlouinProhibits a public utility company from adjusting rates to recoup costs related to advertising, lobbying or political activities, expenses related to membership fees for any type of organization or association that engages in lobbying or similar activities, or contributions to a political candidate or similar political expense. Requires the utility to file an itemized report detailing expenses related to advertising, lobbying, and political activities, how many employees (including their job titles and responsibilities) are engaged in these activities.MonitorIn CommitteeRegulatory
SB 263Diesel Emissions Reduction AmendmentsSen. Luz EscamillaRequires a person to register with the DMV a non-road land vehicle that utilizes an internal combustion engine that will be placed or operated on any public land, construction site, commercial property, railroad, or highway. MonitorHeld in CommitteeNatural Resources

Air Quality
SB 266Medical AmendmentsSen. Kirk CullimoreCreates a pilot program that allows for a healthcare system to create a behavioral health treatment program centered around a drug. Only drugs that are determined to be supported by a broad collection of research and which are under the direct supervision of the healthcare system or its providers may be utilized. Requires the healthcare system to provide a written report to DHHS about the drugs used, health outcomes of patients, the side effects of drugs used, and any other information the Legislature may need to evaluate the medicinal value of drugs. MonitorPassed CommitteeHealthcare & Life Sciences
SB 268First Home Investment Zone ActSen. Wayne HarperCreates the First Home Investment Zone Act which allows a county or municipality to create a first home investment zone. This zone shall require at least 30 units per acre on at least 51% of the developable land, a mixed use development, deed restrictions to ensure owner occupation of at least half of the housing for 25 years, and requirements that 12% of homes within the zone remain affordable housing for at least 25 years. The total area of the zone must be between 10-100 acres. The zone may also propose the capture of a tax increment.MonitorIn CommitteeHousing
SCR 003Concurrent Resolution Supporting Major League Baseball in UtahSen. Lincoln Fillmore
Rep. Sandra Hollins
Concurrent Resolution recognizing the Power District as an ideal location for a Major League Baseball expansion team, and the contributions that such an expansion would have to Utah's economy.SupportTo the GovernorEconomic Development
SCR 004Concurrent Resolution Urging Changes to the ADA Website AccessibilitySen. Wayne Harper
Rep. Jon Hawkins
Concurrent Resolution urging Congress to enact changes allowing small businesses to remedy alleged ADA violations before being subject to enforcement action. The resolution also urges Congress and the DoJ to review federal laws and procedures and develop solutions to support businesses.MonitorTo the GovernorRegulatory
SJR 002Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution--Prohibition on Real Estate Transfer TaxSen. Daniel McCay
Rep. Steve Eliason
Resolution proposes an amendment to the Utah Constitution that prohibits a new tax or fee on the transfer of real property.MonitorPassed CommitteeHousing
SJR 012Joint Resolution Supporting a National Hockey League Franchise in UtahSen. Dan McCay
Rep. Jon Hawkins
Recognizes Utah as a great location to host a National Hockey League franchise and proclaims support for Smith Entertainment Group in bringing a National Hockey League Team to Utah.SupportTo the GovernorEconomic Development