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Legislative Management Committee


2016 Interim Reports
from Interim Committees
December 12, 2016

NaturalResources,Agriculture,andEnvironmentInterimCommittee
ConclusionsReachedforStudyItems
December12,2016

StudyItem

AirQuality

CommitteeConclusion
TheDivisionofAirQualitydiscussedUtah'sairquality,federalairquality
standards,andcurrentairqualityissues,including:
Tier3gasolineandsulfurstandards,
Tier3vehicleemissionstandards,
Electricvehicleincentives,and
Storagetankemissionspilotproject.
Action:Thecommitteerecommendeddraftlegislation"EnergyEfficientTax
CreditAmendments"byRep.Handy.

DirectFoodSales

PerformanceReview
oftheDivisionof
DrinkingWater's
MinimumSource
SizingRequirements

Thecommitteedeterminedthattheotherissuesaresignificant,butmoretimeis
neededtodevelopsolutions.
Rep.Sandalldiscusseddraftlegislation"DirectFoodSalesAmendments,"which
modifiestherequirementsforacottagefoodproductionoperation.The
DepartmentofAgricultureandFooddiscussedcurrentrequirementsforcottage
foods,nationalfoodstandards,potentiallyhazardousfoods,andthe
departmentseffortstoenforcestatestandardsconsistently.Thecommittee
determinedthatthisissueissignificant,butmoretimeisneededtodevelop
solutions.
TheOfficeoftheLegislativeAuditorGeneralreviewedtheDivisionofDrinking
Water'sMinimumSourceSizingRequirements,explainingthattheindoorsource
sizingrequirementsaretoohigh,whileoutdoorsourcesizingrequirements
appeartoolow.TheDivisionofDrinkingWaterreportedthat,todate,the
DivisionofDrinkingWaterhadimplementedfourofthesixaudit
recommendations.Thecommitteedeterminedthatthisissueissignificant,but
moretimeisneededtodevelopsolutions.

SelectedHighlightsof
RecommendedLegislation

EnergyEfficientVehicleTax
CreditAmendmentsmodifies
thecorporateandindividual
incometaxcreditsrelatedto
energyefficientvehicles.

PublicLandsInitiative

RecodificationofTitle
4,AgricultureCode
SageGrouse
Compensatory
MitigationProgram
SalesTaxExemptions
forGuidesand
Outfitters

SunsetReview
MercurySwitch
RemovalAct

UintahBasinAir
QualityResearch
Project

TheofficeofUtahCongressmanRobBishopupdatedthecommitteeonthe
publiclandsinitiativeproposedbyCongressmanBishop.Thecommittee
determinedthatthisissueissignificant,butmoretimeisneededtodevelop
solutions.
Thecommitteedidnotdiscussthislegislation.However,legislationhasbeen
preparedandwillbeintroducedinthe2017GeneralSession.

UtahAgriculturalCode
RecodificationrecodifiesTitle
4,UtahAgricultureCode.

TheDepartmentofNaturalResourcesexplainedthemitigationplantosupport
thesagegrousepopulationinthestate.TheCommitteediscussedsagegrouse
habitatandsagegrousepopulationgrowth.Thecommitteedeterminedthatthis
issueissignificantbutmoretimeisneededtodevelopsolutions.
Sen.Daytondiscusseddraftlegislation"SalesTaxExemptionforGuidesand
"SalesTaxExemptionforGuides
Outfitters."
andOutfittersaddressessales
andusetaxexemptionsfor
Action:Thecommitteerecommendeddraftlegislation"SalesTaxExemptionfor huntingguidesoroutfitting
GuidesandOutfitters."
services.
TheDivisionofWasteManagementandRadiationControldiscussedthepurpose
MercurySwitchRemovalAct
oftheMercurySwitchRemovalActandexplainedthatvehicleswithmercury
Reauthorizationextendsthe
switchesarestillinuse.
sunsetdateoftheactfor10
Action:Thecommitteerecommendedreauthorizationoftheactfor10yearsand years.
recommendeddraftlegislationMercurySwitchRemovalActReauthorization.
TheUtahStateUniversityBinghamEntrepreneurshipandEnergyResearch
CenterreportedontheUintahBasinairqualityresearchproject,whichis
studyingwintertimeozoneformationintheUintahBasin.Thecommittee
determinedthatthisissueissignificant,butmoretimeisneededtodevelop
solutions.

UnmannedAircraft
Amendments

WaterDevelopment
Commission
Amendments

WaterInfrastructure
Funding

Wildfires

Rep.DonL.Ipsonreviewed2016ThirdSpecialSessionH.B.3003,"Unmanned
AircraftAmendments,"anddiscussedthesecuritythreatsunmannedaircraft
posetofiresuppressionaircraft.Thecommitteediscussedthecostofunmanned
aircraftinterferenceinfiresuppressionandtheDivisionofFire,Forestry,and
StateLands'effortstoaddresstheincreasingriskofunmannedaircraft
jeopardizingfirefighters.
Action:ThecommitteerecommendedH.B.3003"UnmannedAircraft
Amendments"forconsiderationinthe2016ThirdSpecialSession.
Sen.Daytondiscusseddraftlegislation"WaterDevelopmentCommission
Amendments,"whichmodifiescommissionmembership.
Action:Thecommitteerecommendeddraftlegislation"WaterDevelopment
CommissionAmendments."
WeberBasinWaterConservancyDistrict,WashingtonCountyWater
ConservancyDistrict,CentralUtahWaterConservancyDistrict,andJordanValley
WaterConservancyDistrictdiscussedfuturewaterinfrastructurefundingand
longtermplanningeffortstomaintaincurrentwaterinfrastructure.The
committeediscussedthecostoffuturewaterinfrastructureprojects.The
committeedeterminedthatthisissueissignificant,butmoretimeisneededto
developsolutions.
TheStateForesterdiscussedthephilosophy,goals,andsystemcomponentsof
thestatesComprehensiveStateWildlandFirePrevention,Preparedness,and
SuppressionPolicy.Thecommitteedeterminedthatsignificantprogresshas
beenmadeandthatthisimportantissuewarrantsfurtherreview.

2016ThirdSpecialSessionH.B.
3003,"UnmannedAircraft
Amendments,"raisesthe
penaltyclassificationandallows
lawenforcementtoneutralize
theunmannedaircraftand
collectrestitution.
WaterDevelopment
CommissionAmendments
modifiesthemembershipofthe
WaterDevelopment
Commission.

Thecommitteealsoreceivedthefollowingstatutorilyrequiredreports:

PublicLandsPolicyCoordinatingOfficeActivitiesand
Expenditures
R.S.2477plan
UtahWildernessAct
StateAgencyAirQualityBestPractices
EnergyProducerStatesAgreement

CommissionfortheStewardshipofPublicLands
EnergyAdvisor
ReviewofEnergyPolicy

GovernmentOperationsInterimCommittee
ConclusionsReachedforStudyItemsApprovedbyLegislativeManagementCommittee
December12,2016

StudyItem
CaucusandPrimaryProcess

CountyElectionAdministration
ElectionDayVoterRegistration
PilotProject

GovernmentalNonprofitEntity
Compliance

CommitteeConclusion
Conclusion:Draftlegislationwasnotreadyforcommitteereview,and
independenteffortsarebeingundertakentoaddresstheissueinthe2017
legislativesession.
Explanation:Thestudyofthisitemwascontingentupontheresultsof
litigationbetweentheUtahRepublicanPartyandthestate.Offeringtohalt
plansforfurtherlitigation,thissummertheUtahRepublicanPartyrequested
thattheLegislatureaddresstheissueofanindividualbeingnominatedasa
partycandidatebyapluralityratherthanamajorityvote.Thecommittee
discussedaconceptproposaltoinstitutearunoffelection.Theproposalis
beingpursuedindependently.
Conclusion:Thereisnotsufficientsupporttostudythisitemfurther.
Conclusion:Draftlegislationwasnotreadyforcommitteereview,and
independenteffortsarebeingundertakentoaddresstheissueinthe2017
legislativesession.
Explanation:Thecommitteescheduledtimeforthisitemtwiceduringthe
interim.InMay,itreceivedareportfromtheOfficeoftheLieutenant
Governorandthecountiesparticipatinginthepilotproject.InNovember,it
scheduledtimetohearabillthatwouldmakeelectiondayvoterregistration
permanent;however,thesponsorlaterrequestedthatthebillnotbe
consideredatthemeeting.
Conclusion:Draftlegislationwasnotreadyforcommitteereview,and
independenteffortsarebeingundertakentoaddresstheissueinthe2017
legislativesession.

SelectedHighlightsof
RecommendedLegislation

RedistrictingReform

ElectionsRevisions

SaleofStateLand
VotingEquipment

Explanation:Thecommitteescheduledtimeforthisitemtwiceduringthe
interim.InOctober,itdiscussedaconceptproposaltoaddresstheissue.In
November,itscheduledtimetohearabillthatwouldimplementthe
conceptproposal;however,thesponsorlaterrequestedthatthebillnotbe
consideredatthemeeting.
Conclusion:Thecommitteerecommendeddraftlegislationtoaddressthe
issue.

"JointRulesResolutionon
RedistrictingStandards"
createslegislativerules
containingprinciplesfor
theLegislaturetofollow
whenredistricting,
includingconsiderationof
contiguity,compactness,
andfollowingcountyand
municipalboundaries.
Conclusions:Thecommitteerecommendeddraftlegislationtoaddressthe
"AmendmentstoElection
issue.
Law"makeslogisticaland
technicalchangestothe
ElectionCodeassuggested
bythecommitteeandthe
OfficeoftheLieutenant
Governor.
Conclusion:Aftercommitteeconsideration,noadditionalactionisneededat Notapplicable
thistime.
Conclusion:Thecommitteerecommendeddraftlegislationtoaddressthe
"VotingRevisions"creates
issue.
agrantprogramtoassist
countiesinthepurchaseof
newvotingequipment.It
alsochangesthe
requirementsbywhich
votingequipmentis
certifiedinthestate.

VeteransandMilitaryAffairs
Issues
StateAuditorIssues
AttorneyGeneralIssues
Public/PrivatePartnerships

Conclusion:Aftercommitteeconsideration,thereisnotsufficientsupportto
studytheitemfurther.
Conclusion:Aftercommitteeconsideration,thereisnotsufficientsupportto
studytheitemfurther.
Conclusion:Aftercommitteeconsideration,thereisnotsufficientsupportto
studytheitemfurther.
Conclusion:Aftercommitteeconsideration,thereisnotsufficientsupportto
studytheitemfurther.

AdditionalRecommendedLegislation
Thecommitteerecommendsatotalofsevenpiecesoflegislation.Inadditiontothethreementionedabove,italsorecommends:

DispositionofBallotsAmendments(Eliason)
PoliticalActivitiesofPublicEntitiesAmendments(Daw)

StateBoardsandCommissionsAmendments(Thurston)

NominationPetitionAmendments(Greene)

HealthandHumanServicesInterimCommittee
ConclusionsReachedforStudyItemsApprovedbyLegislativeManagementCommittee
December12,2016

StudyItem
AccesstoHealthCare

CommitteeConclusion
ThecommitteereceivedareportfromtheUtahMedicalEducationCouncil
concerningthesupply,distribution,andcompensationofUtah'sprimarycare
providers,andtheinfluencethatthelocationofamedicalresidencyhasona
physician'sdecisionaboutwheretopractice.
ThecommitteereceivedareportfromtheDepartmentofHealthonthreeloan
repaymentprogramsusedtoencouragephysicianstopracticeinunderservedareas
ofthestate.
Thecommitteeconsideredaproposaltofundfiveadditionalfamilypractice
residenciesinUtah.
ThecommitteereviewedtheimpactsofthefederalAffordableCareActandUtah's
2016Medicaideligibilityexpansiononratesofhealthinsurancecoverage.The
state'srequestforwaiverstoimplementtheexpansionisstillunderconsideration.
TheU.S.DepartmentofHealthandHumanServiceshasindicateditplanstorespond
totherequestbeforePresidentObamaleavesoffice.Ithasalsoindicatedthe
requestwilllikelyhavetobemodifiedinordertobeapproved.
Recommendations:
Thecommitteevotedtoapprove"UtahHealthCareWorkforceFinancial
AssistanceProgramReauthorization"asacommitteebill.
Thecommitteevotedtoopenacommitteebillfiletoexploreoptionsrelatedto
developingresidencyprogramsandtomakerecommendations,ifappropriate,to
theSocialServicesAppropriationsCommittee.

HempExtractStudy

ThecommitteereceivedareportfromtheDepartmentofHealththatithas
granted$40,000totheUniversityofUtahSchoolofMedicinetostudythe

SelectedHighlightsof
RecommendedLegislation
"UtahHealthCareWorkforce
FinancialAssistanceProgram
Reauthorization"reauthorizes
thegrantingof"professional
educationscholarshipsand
loanrepaymentassistanceto
healthcareprofessionalswho
locateorcontinuetopractice
inunderservedareas[ofthe
state]...and
loanrepaymentassistanceto
geriatricprofessionalswho
locateorcontinueto
practiceinunderservedareas
[ofthestate]."

effectsofhempextract(cannabidiol),authorizedbytheLegislaturein2014
foruseinthetreatmentofintractableepilepsy.Thestudywasrequiredby
2016legislationandisinprocess.SinceJuly2014,thedepartmenthas
certified166patientsaseligibletousehempextract.
IntergenerationalPoverty

Thecommitteereceivedpolicyrecommendationsonhowtopromotechild
developmentandreduceintergenerationalpovertyfrom:
achildadvocacyorganization;
apediatrician;
asociologyprofessor;and
athinktankscholar.
Therecommendationsincluded:
expandingaccesstopublichealthinsurance;
enactingastateearnedincometaxcredit;and
investingearlyinchildren'scognitiveandnoncognitivedevelopment.

Medicaid:Homeand
CommunityBasedServices

MedicalAidinDying

MedicalMarijuana

Recommendation:Byvote,thecommitteeconcludedthattheissueof
intergenerationalpovertyissignificant,butthatmoretimeisneededtodevelop
solutionsandconsensus.
Thecommitteereceivedfeedbackfromanadvocateforpersonswithdisabilities
regardingaDepartmentofHealthevaluationprovidedtothecommitteeearlierthis
yearonthecostsandbenefitsofseveralMedicaidlongtermservicesandsupport
options.Theadvocaterecommendedfurtherevaluation,includingexpandingthe
timehorizonforcostbenefitanalyses.
Recommendation:Norecommendation.
Thecommitteereceivedpresentationsfrominterestedpartiesonlegislation
introducedduringthepasttwogeneralsessionsoftheLegislaturethatwouldenable
terminallyillindividualstoendtheirlivesatwillwiththeindirectinvolvementof
medicalprofessionalsprescribinganddispensinglifeendingpharmaceuticalsunder
specifiedconditions.
Recommendation:Byvote,thecommitteeconcludedthatthereisinsufficient
supporttostudymedicalaidindyingfurther.
Thecommitteeconsideredproposalsbyfourlegislatorsaddressingtheregulation,
research,anduseofmarijuanaformedicalpurposes.Theproposalswouldauthorize
research;authorizestatefundingforresearch;createaregulatorystructurefor

research,production,distribution,anduse;andauthorizeuseforcertainmedical
purposes.Thecommitteealsoreceivedpubliccommentontheproposals.

OpioidMisuseandAbuse

Recommendation:Byvote,thecommitteeconcludedthattheissueofmedical
marijuanaissignificant,butthatmoretimeisneededtodevelopsolutionsand
consensus.
Thecommitteereceivedareporton89actionstakenbytheLegislaturesince2007
toaddressprescriptiondrugmisuseandfurtheractionsthatcouldbetakenby
pharmaceuticalmanufacturers,prescribers,dispensers,insurers,patients,the
treatmentcommunity,thestate,andotherstoaddressmisuse.
Thecommitteedeterminedtheextenttowhichmajorpublicandcommercialhealth
insurersinUtahpayforsubstanceabuseassessmentsandongoingmonitoringof
patientsprescribedopioids.
Thecommitteewasbriefedontheoutcomesofalocalinitiativetoreduceopioid
addictionandaskedtotakespecificstepstosupportbroaderuseofmedication
assistedtreatment.
ThecommitteereviewedanindepthanalysisofopioidprescribingpracticesinUtah
andconsideredhowUtahmedicalpractitionersandhealthinsurersareresponding
totheU.S.CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention'sMarch2016opioid
prescribingguideline.Theguidelineprovidesspecificstepsforachievinglarge
reductionsintheuseofopioidstomanagepain.
Thecommitteeconsideredstepstakenbyotherstatestoregulateopioidprescribing
andrevieweddraftlegislationthatwouldprohibitahealthinsurerfrompayingfor
anopioidprescriptionnotmadeinaccordancewithestablishedprescribing
guidelinesunlesstheprescriberobtainedpriorauthorizationforpaymentfromthe
insurer.Thecommitteealsorevieweddraftlegislationthatwouldlimitopioid
prescriptionstoasevendaysupplyforcertainpatientsandrequireaprescriberto
checkthecontrolledsubstancedatabaseforfirsttimeopioidprescriptions.
TheDepartmentofHealthreportedthatsincethe2016GeneralSession,ithas
providedfundsto17lawenforcementagencies,6localhealthdepartments,and9
otherentitiesforthepurchaseofnearly4,000opiateoverdoserescuekits
(naloxone).UtahNaloxonereportedthatoverthepast16months,ithasdistributed
anadditional4,000freekits.

2016ThirdSpecialSession
S.B.3001,"Controlled
SubstanceDatabase
Modifications,"addressed
accesstothestate's
controlledsubstance
databasebyaprobationor
paroleofficer.Thebillpassed
andwassignedbythe
governor.

StatutorilyRequiredReports

Recommendation:
Thecommitteevotedtorecommend2016ThirdSpecialSessionS.B.3001,
"ControlledSubstanceDatabaseModifications."
Byvote,thecommitteeconcludedthattheissueofopioidmisuseandabuseis
significant,butthatmoretimeisneededtodevelopsolutionsandconsensus.
Thecommitteeconsidereddraftlegislationthatwouldmodifyorrepealcertain
statutorilyrequiredreportsonhealthandhumanservicesissues.
Recommendation:Thecommitteevotedtoapprove"RepealofHealthandHuman
ServicesReports"asacommitteebill.

SunsetReview:Utah
CommissiononAging

SunsetReview:ECigarette
Exemption

ThecommitteeconductedasunsetreviewofTitle63M,Chapter11,Utah
CommissiononAging,whichisscheduledforrepealJuly1,2017.Thecommittee
receivedareportfromthecommissiononitsaccomplishmentsandlettersfrom
HealthInsightandotherinterestedpartiessupportingitsreauthorization.The
committeeconsidereddraftlegislation"UtahCommissiononAgingSunset
Amendments,"whichwouldremovethecommissionfromtheLegislativeOversight
andSunsetAct.
Recommendation:Thecommitteevotedtorecommendreauthorizationofthe
UtahCommissiononAgingthroughJune20,2027.
ThecommitteeconductedasunsetreviewofUtahCodeSection26382.6,an
exemptionfromtheIndoorCleanAirActthatwasenactedin2012andauthorizesan
ecigaretteretailertodemonstratetheuseofanecigaretteandacustomerto
sampleliquidsusedinecigarettes.Thecommitteereceivedinformationfromthe
DepartmentofHealth,localhealthdepartments,andtheUtahSmokeFree
Association.
Recommendation:Norecommendationwasmadetoreauthorizetheexemption.

SunsetReview:Hookah
Exemption

Conclusion:Aftercommitteeconsideration,thereisnotsufficientsupportto
studytheitemfurther.

"RepealofHealthandHuman
ServicesReports"repealsor
amendseightstatutorily
requiredreportstotheHealth
andHumanServicesInterim
Committee.
"UtahCommissionOnAging
SunsetAmendments"
reauthorizesthecommission
throughJune30,2017.

PublicUtilities,Energy,andTechnologyInterimCommittee
ConclusionsReachedforStudyItemsApprovedbyLegislativeManagementCommittee
December12,2016

Background:TheLegislativeManagementCommittee(LMC)assignedfivestudyitemstothecommittee.LMCaskedthatthecommitteereach,
bymotionandvote,aconclusionforeachstudyitem.ThecommitteechairsarescheduledtoreporttoLMC,statingtheconclusionreachedby
thecommitteeandsummarizingthereasonsforreachingtheconclusion.Also,theLegislativeAuditSubcommitteeassignedanaudittothe
committee.
StudyItem
SingleSignonDatabase
Toreviewitsimplementation
andoperation.

CommitteeConclusion
Significantissue,butmoretimeisneededtodevelopsolutionsand
consensus
Receivedawalkthroughofthewebportal.ReviewedDTSsreporttothe
committeefortheinitialdesignandprototypeofthebusinessdatabaseand
thesinglesignonwebportal,togetherwithaminimumtwoyearplan,
includingprojectedcost,fortheinitialimplementationphaseoftheproject.
Asrequiredbycurrentstatute,recommendthatthecommitteereceivethe
requiredreportbyNovember30ofeachyearbeginningin2017untilthe
developmentofthebusinessdatabaseandthesinglesignonwebportalis
complete,regardingtheprogressthedepartmenthasmadeindeveloping
thedatabaseandwebportal.

UniversalServiceFund
Reviewitsuseinthestate.

Draftlegislation(inprogress)
OpenedacommitteebillfiletoaddressissuesrelatedtotheUtahUniversal
ServiceFundandcreatedaworkgroupwithcommitteemembersand
stakeholderstonavigateproblemswiththefund.
Moretimeisneededtodevelopapolicysolutionthatcanbemorebroadly
acceptedbylegislators.

SelectedHighlightsof
RecommendedLegislation

UtahCommunications
Authority
Reviewofgovernanceand
networkinfrastructure.

Significantissue,butmoretimeisneededtodevelopsolutionsand
consensus.Apotentialbillsponsoroutsideofthecommitteemayrun
legislation.
TheUCAisimplementingrecommendationsfromanLAGsperformance
auditthataddressedfinancialmanagementandtransparencywithinthe
UCA.Arecentlyreleasedsecondaudit,AReviewoftheAdministrationof
911Surcharges,providesadditionalrecommendationsdirectedattheUCA.

Telehealth
Reviewoftelehealthservices
andcoverage.

Draftlegislation(inprogress)
Createdaworkgroupwithcommitteemembersandstakeholdersto
navigateproblemswithtelehealth.Createdaworkgroupvisionandare
developingaTelehealthPilotProgramEvaluationMatrixwith13keyfactors.
Workgrouppilotprogramsproposals:
1. TransitioningCarePilotProgram;
2. CommunityHealthPilotProgram;and
3. HigherEducationStudentMentalHealthPilotProgram.
Moretimeisneededtodevelopapolicysolutionthatcanbemorebroadly
acceptedbylegislators.

AlternativeEnergy,Credits,
Subsidies,andExemptions

Significantissue,butmoretimeisneededtodevelopsolutionsand
consensus

Tostudythetotalvalueor
amountofstateandfederal
incentives,subsidies,credits,
andexemptionsandtheir
impactonthepotentialfor
oversupplyandmarket
distortion.

VotedtorequestthattheLegislativeAuditSubcommitteeorderanauditof
stateenergyincentiveprogramsandprovidedarequestletter.
Discussedthetotalvalueoramountofstateandfederalincentives,
subsidies,credits,andexemptionsdesignedforalternativeenergy.Received
commentsfromUtahStateUniversityabouttheimpactonthepotentialfor
oversupplyandmarketdistortionduetoexcessivecredits.Receiveda
presentationandhandoutfromtheGovernor'sOfficeofEnergy
Developmentaboutincentiveprogramsthatitadministers.

BroadbandIncentives

Insufficientsupporttostudytheissuefurther

Tostudyandconsiderincentives
thatmaybeofferedtopromote
broadbandexpansionand
adoptionthroughoutthestate
insupportofeconomic
development,education,and
otheridentifiedobjectives.
NetMetering

ReceivedapresentationfromtheUtahBroadbandOutreachCenterabout
the20072008broadbandincentiveandpotentialfundingmechanism
options.ReceivedapresentationfromCenturyLinkonexpandinghighspeed
internetthroughoutUtah.

Insufficientsupporttostudytheissuefurther

Tostudyissuesrelatedtonet
metering.
AReviewoftheAdministration
of911Surcharges

Committeedraftlegislation(inprogress).Apotentialbillsponsoroutsideof
thecommitteemayalsorunlegislation.

Thisauditreportwasassigned
tothePublicUtilities,Energy,
andTechnologyInterim
Committee,astheLead
Committee,bytheAudit
SubcommitteeonFebruary1,
2016.

TheLAGsauditreport,AReviewoftheAdministrationof911Surcharges,
contained13recommendations.Sixoftherecommendationsweredirected
towardstheLegislatureandtwoofthosesixhavealreadybeen
implemented.Thecommitteevotedtoopenabillfiletodraftlegislationto
addresstheremainingfourrecommendationsintendedfortheLegislature.
TheothersevenrecommendationsweredirectedtowardstheUtah
CommunicationsAuthorityforimplementation.

DataBreachNotification

Apotentialbillsponsoroutsideofthecommitteemayrunlegislation.

Tostudydatasecuritybreach
notificationsbypublicentities.

Thecommitteediscusseddatasecuritybreachnotificationsbypublicentities
andrequiringpublicagenciestonotifythepublicaboutadatasecurity
breachwithinacertainperiodoftimeandtothemethodofnotification.

LongitudinalDataManagement Significantissue,butmoretimeisneededtodevelopsolutionsand
consensus
Governance
Tostudyhowtodevelopa
governancestructureforthe

longitudinaldatasystemandthe Votedtoprovidecommitteesupporttoaworkgroupstudyinggovernance
UtahDataAlliance,includinga
andmanagementoftheStatewideLongitudinalDataSystemandtheUtah
governingboardandadirector. DataAlliance.

PoliticalSubdivisionsInterimCommittee
ConclusionsReachedforStudyItemsApprovedbyLegislativeManagementCommittee
December12,2016

StudyItem

CommitteeConclusion

Zoningforsubstanceabuserecoveryresidencesstudy
localzoninglawsrelatedtosinglefamilyresidenceand
substanceabuseresidencerecovery.
Localdistrictsandotherlimitedgovernmentlocalentities
studythedifferentlimitedpurposelocalgovernment
entitiesauthorizedinstatutetounderstandhoweachis
created,dissolved,andoperated,andwhatlevelof
oversightexists.Additionally,studywhetheradditional
statutoryauthorityisneededtoallowlocaldistrictsto
providemultipleservices/facilitiestogetherinaccordance
withrecentfederallaw.
Shorttermrentalsstudylanduseissuesandregulations
relatedtoshorttermrentalsandtaxcollection.

Foundtheitemtobesignificant,and
recommendedmoretimebetakentodevelop
solutionsandconsensus.
Recommendedthatmoretimebetakento
developsolutionsandconsensusontwopiecesof
draftlegislation:"DissolutionofLocalDistricts,"
and"LocalDistrictRevisions."

Localhistoricdistrictsstudytheprocessusedby
municipalitiestocreatelocalhistoricdistricts,including
howhistoriclandmarkcommissionsapprove/denyprojects.

Foundtheitemtobesignificant,and
recommendedmoretimebetakentodevelop
solutionsandconsensus.
Approvedasacommitteebill,draftlegislation
"HistoricPreservationAmendments."

SelectedHighlightsof
RecommendedLegislation

Draftlegislationwould:
Authorizealocal
legislativebodyto
designateahistoric
preservationcommission
tomakeadministrative
decisionsonlanduse
applicationsrelatedto
historicallysignificant
property;and

Providesthatoneor
moreelectedofficialsshall
hearanddecideanyappeal
fromahistoric
preservationcommission.
MobileHomeHelplinetheUniversityofUtahS.J.
QuinneyCollegeofLaw,whichstaffsthemobilehome
helpline,isrequiredtoreportonthestatusofthehelpline.
311Helplinestudytheneedforadedicated,statewide
crisislinethatwouldconnectacallerwiththeappropriate
crisisinterventionresourcesinthecaller'sarea.

Inaccordancewithrecommendationsfromthe
S.J.QuinneyCollegeofLaw,theCommitteetook
noaction,allowingtheprogramtosunsetonJuly
1,2017.
Approvedasacommitteebill,draftlegislation
"StatewideCrisisLine."

Draftlegislationwould
createacommissionfor
oneyeartodevelopaplan
tocoordinatemental
healthcrisisservices
statewide.

EconomicDevelopmentInterimCommittee
ConclusionsReachedforStudyItemsApprovedbyLegislativeManagementCommittee
December12,2016

StudyItem
LongTermPlanningtoidentifytopprioritiesofagencies
forwhichthecommitteehasoversightresponsibilities.
IncentiveProgramsDeepDivetoreviewgoals,funding
sources,financialoutlays,awardprocess,andassessment
metricsof:
EconomicDevelopmentTaxIncrementFinancing
IndustrialAssistanceFund
MotionPictureIncentiveProgram
TourismPerformanceMarketingFund
TargetedBusinessTaxCredit
PermanentCommunityImpactFund

CommitteeConclusion

SelectedHighlightsof
RecommendedLegislation

Agreedwithagencypriorities.
Recommendedthatlegislationbedraftedforthe
2017GeneralSessiontoaddressissuesidentified
withtheTargetedBusinessTaxCredit.

Proposedlegislationwould:
Modifythetargeted
businesstaxcreditto
increasethenumberof
smallcommunitiesinwhich
businessesareeligiblefor
thecredit;
Centralizetheapplication
processintheGovernor's
OfficeofEconomic
Developmenttoremove
potentialconflictsof
interest;and
Increasereporting
requirementstomonitor
impactofthecredit.
STEMActionCentertoreviewgoals,fundingsources,
Recommendedlegislationbedraftedtoaddress
Asubsequentreportfrom
financialoutlays,awardprocess,andassessmentmetricsof issuesidentifiedwiththecenter'sabilitytoaward thecenterindicatedthat
theprogram.
grantsbasedonmerit.
itspreviousrequestfor
legislationhadbeen
unnecessaryandtheissues
werebeingaddressed.

AffordableHousingtohearproposalsfromthe
AffordableHousingTaskForceregardingwaystoincrease
theavailabilityofaffordablehousinginthestate.

Approvedasacommitteebill,draftlegislation
"AffordableHousingAmendments."

PaidFamilyLeavetohearproposalsregardingpaidfamily
leaveforstateemployees.
EnterpriseZoneLegislationtoreviewtheimpactof
legislationmodifyingtheprogramadoptedduringthe2016
GeneralSession.

Recommendedthattheitemwassignificant,but
moretimewasneededtodevelopsolutions.
Itemwasnotconsideredbecausetheimpact
cannotbemeasureduntilthecompletionofa
taxableyear.

Thedraftlegislationwould:
CreatetheEconomic
Revitalizationand
InvestmentFundtogive
developersanincentiveto
createaffordablehousing
unitsforindividuals
earninglessthan30
percentofanarea's
medianincome;
ExpandtheUtahLow
IncomeHousingTaxCredit
Program,including
allowingthecredittobe
dividedandassignedto
multipleinvestorsina
project;
Provideanappropriation
todevelopapilotprogram
thatwouldreimburse
landlordsforproperty
damagesasanincentive
forlandlordstorentto
individualswhohave
historicallybeendifficultto
house;and
Provideanappropriation
tofundtransitoriented
developments.

OverviewofDWSProgramstoheartheprogressofthe
departmentinachievingitsstatedpriorities,includingthe
transitionoftheUtahStateOfficeofRehabilitationtothe
department.

Approvedoftheprogressthedepartmenthad
made.

RevenueandTaxationInterimCommittee
ConclusionsReachedforStudyItemsApprovedbyLegislativeManagementCommittee
December12,2016

StudyItem
InternationalTaxCreditstostudydoubletaxation
onforeignincomeviapassthroughentities.
PropertyAssessmentstostudyproperty
assessmentswhenlimitedmarketdataareavailable,
includingUseValueAdjustmentsfordetermining
valueforrealpropertyassessmentsvs.MarketValue
Adjustments.
PropertyTaxandFairMarketValuetostudythe
fairmarketvaluationofstaticproperty.
PublicBuildingMaterialstostudyasalestax
exemptionforpublicbuildingmaterials.
SolarTaxCreditstostudyhowtodeterminewhen
thestateofUtahshouldendsolarenergytaxcredits.
GreenBeltAssessmenttostudyissuesrelatedto
greenbeltassessment,includingS.B.12,2012
GeneralSession.
VotedandBoardLeewaytostudyamendmentsto
schooldistrictpropertytaxprovisionsregardingthe
votedandboardleeway.
SpecialDistrictTaxRevisionstostudythe
circumstancesunderwhichalocaldistrictmaylevy
orcollectapropertytaxthatexceedsthecertified
rate(electedboard/appointedboard).

H.B.310,TaxCreditReviewAmendmentstostudy
taxcreditsaccordingtothecyclesetinH.B.310.

CommitteeConclusion
SelectedHighlightsofRecommendedLegislation
Significantissuebutmore
timeisneededtodevelop
solutionsandconsensus

Draftlegislation

PropertyAssessmentAmendmentsaddressesthepropertytax
assessmentofspecialpurposeproperties

Notrecommendedpolicy
fortheLegislatureto
address
Notrecommendedpolicy
fortheLegislatureto
address
Draftlegislation
Draftlegislation

IncomeTaxCreditModificationsphasesouttheindividualincometax
creditforcertainresidentialrenewableenergysystems
PropertyTaxAssessmentChangesprohibitscertainlandfrom
qualifyingforassessmentundertheFarmlandAssessmentActand
makesadjustmentstothecentrallyassessedbenchmarkvalue

DefertoEducationInterim
Committee
Significantissuebutmore
timeisneededtodevelop
solutionsandconsensus

Draftlegislation

NaturalGasHeavyDutyTaxCreditAmendmentsamendsthecorporate
andindividualnaturalgasheavydutyvehicleincometaxcredits
StudentProsperitySavingsProgramTaxAmendmentscreatesthe
StudentProsperitySavingsProgram,aprogramtofundataxadvantaged
collegesavingsaccountsforhighschoolstudentswhoareeconomically
disadvantaged,andarelatedcorporatedeductionandindividualtax
credit

FilingDatestostudythecircumstancesunder
whichalocaldistrictmaylevyorcollectaproperty
taxthatexceedsthecertifiedrate(electedboard/
appointedboard).
RevenueandTaxationAmendments

UseTaxclarifytaxforms,assessongoingviabilityof
usetaxandotheroptions.

Notrecommendedpolicy
fortheLegislatureto
address
Draftlegislation

RevenueandTaxationModificationsamendsoneofthenewgrowth
definitionstoexcludeachangeinassessedvaluethatoccurstoproperty
beingassessedundertheFarmlandAssessmentActortheUrban
FarmingAssessmentAct
PassThroughEntityTaxAmendmentsmakestechnicalchangesto
provisionsrelatedtostatetaxableincomeforpassthroughentities
SalesandUseTaxExemptionChangesClarifiesasalesandusetax
exemptionforthecleaningandwashingofavehicle
PropertyTaxAssessmentAppealAmendmentsestablishesa45day
periodforfilinganappealundertheFarmlandAssessmentActandthe
UrbanFarmingAssessmentAct
TaxIncentiveReviewAmendmentsaddressesthesharingoftax
informationbetweentheStateTaxCommissionandlegislativestaff
officesandrequiresastudyondeterminingrevenuelossfromsalesand
usetaxexemptions
MotorVehicleBusinessLicensingAmendmentsprovidesforthe
issuanceofprovisionallicensesundertheMotorVehicleBusiness
RegulationAct

Significantissuebutmore
timeisneededtodevelop
solutionsandconsensus
TaxCommissioningeneral,administrationoftax
Draftlegislation
TaxCommissionAmendmentsauthorizestheStateTaxCommissionto
code/system,andpolicyrulings.
holdaclosedmeetingforthepurposeofprovidingguidancetoits
employeesontheinterpretationandapplicationofthestatetaxlaws
followingactionbythecommissioninapublicmeetingorissuanceofa
commissionorcourtdecision
TruthinTaxationProcessforFees
Significantissuebutmore
timeisneededtodevelop
solutionsandconsensus
Servicedistrictsaccountingfordistrictsthatoverlap Significantissuebutmore
multipletaxingentities.
timeisneededtodevelop
solutionsandconsensus
Otherrecommendedlegislation:2016ThirdSpecialSessionH.B.3001,"TaxCreditReviewAmendments"requirestheRevenueandTaxationInterim
Committeetoreviewcertaincreditsrelatedtoindividualincometax,corporateincometax,motorandspecialfueltax,taxationofadmittedinsurers,and
economicdevelopment.

BusinessandLaborInterimCommittee
ConclusionsReachedforStudyItemsApprovedbyLegislativeManagementCommittee
December12,2016

Background:TheLegislativeManagementCommittee(LMC)assignedfivestudyitemstothecommittee.LMCaskedthatthecommitteereach,
bymotionandvote,aconclusionforeachstudyitem.ThecommitteechairsarescheduledtoreporttoLMC,statingtheconclusionreachedby
thecommitteeandsummarizingthereasonsforreachingtheconclusion.Also,theLegislativeAuditSubcommitteeassignedanaudittothe
committee.
StudyItem
AlcoholicBeverageControl
Policytostudypolicyissues
relatedtoalcoholicbeverage
control.
OccupationalandProfessional
Licensingtostudywhetherto
modifyprovisionsregulating
businesscorporations.
MotorVehicleInsurance
Minimumtostudyissues
relatedtotheminimumlevelof
insurancerequiredtooperatea
motorvehicle.
RevisedBusinessCorporateAct
Amendmentstostudy
whethertomodifyprovisions
regulatingbusiness
corporations.
GrandBoulevardsCorridorPlan
tostudyissuesrelatedtothe
GrandBoulevardsCorridorPlan,
whichisamasterplanning

CommitteeConclusion
Twodifferentbillsproposed

Stillstudying

Noconsensus

Adoptedlegislation

Noproposaleverreceived

SelectedHighlightsof
RecommendedLegislation

effortrelativetocreatingafirst
classentranceandexittoSalt
LakeCity.
PaydayLendingtostudy
issuesfromtheaudit.

Adoptedlegislation

RetirementandIndependentEntitiesInterimCommittee
ConclusionsReachedforStudyItemsApprovedbyLegislativeManagementCommittee
December12,2016

StudyItem
TIERIIAnalysis
Postretirementreemployment
AnalysisofTierIUAAL
UpdateonURScertifiedcontributionratesandactuarial
assumedrateofreturn
UpdatefromURSonimplementationofPhased
Retirement

URStechnicalreview

CommitteeConclusion
Conclusion:Significantissue,butmoretimeis
neededtodevelopsolutions.
Conclusion:Significantissue,butmoretimeis
neededtodevelopsolutions.
Conclusion:Notrecommendedpolicyforthe
Legislaturetoaddress.
Conclusion:Notrecommendedpolicyforthe
Legislaturetoaddress.
Conclusion:DraftLegislation.

Conclusion:DraftLegislation.

SelectedHighlightsof
RecommendedLegislation

Modifiestheapplication
proceduresforaphased
retirementagreementand
provisionsregardingthe
beginningandtermination
periodsforphased
retirementemployment.
Makesminortechnical
changes

TransportationInterimCommittee
ConclusionsReachedforStudyItemsApprovedbyLegislativeManagementCommittee
December12,2016

StudyItem
UnmannedAircraftSystems

MountainAccord
CDecal
MotorCarrierSizeandWeightRestrictions

CommitteeConclusion
Aworkinggroupconsistingoftwocommittee
membersandseveralvariousinterestedparties
wasorganizedandmetseveraltimesduringthe
interim.Draftlegislationwasinitiated,butwas
notfinishedintimeforcommitteeconsideration.
Conclusion:Significantissue,butmoretimeis
neededtodevelopsolutionslegislationbeing
drafted.
Conclusion:Significantissue,butmoretimeis
neededtodevelopsolutions.
Conclusion:Significantissue,butmoretimeis
neededtodevelopsolutions.
Aworkinggroupconsistingoftwocommittee
membersandseveralinterestedpartieswas
organizedandmetoncetoformulatedraft
legislation.
Conclusion:DraftLegislation.

UDOTDivisionsDescriptionReviewandCleanup

SelectedHighlightsof
RecommendedLegislation

Conclusion:DraftLegislation.

Modifieslengthrestrictions
toreflectcurrentfederal
standards,clarifiesUDOTs
rulemakingauthority,and
reducesthenumberof
statutorilyrequired
meetingsoftheMotor
CarrierAdvisoryBoard.
Modifiesthatstatutory
descriptionofUDOTs

DUIFees

Conclusion:DraftLegislation.

TransportationCommissionUpdate

Conclusion:Notrecommendedpolicyforthe
Legislaturetoaddress.
Thecommitteedidnothavetimetoaddressthis
issue.
Thecommitteedidnothavetimetoaddressthis
issue.

HighwaySignageIssues
SalvageandBrandedTitleVehicles

divisionstructuretobetter
matchactualpractice.
Extendsthetimeperiod,
from30daysto6months,
forapersontorequestthe
TaxCommissiontoissuea
refundofDUIimpound
fees.

LawEnforcement&CriminalJusticeInterimCommittee
ConclusionsReachedforStudyItemsApprovedbyLegislativeManagementCommittee
December12,2016

StudyItem
DeathPenaltyCostsand
AppealsProcess

CommitteeConclusion
Discussedthecostanddelaysassociatedwiththedeathpenaltyprocessin
Utahandoptionstomaketheprocessmoreefficient.Studiedbestpractices
ofotherstatesregardingdecreasestothelengthofstayondeathrow.
Recommendation:Theissueissignificantandwarrantsfurtherstudy.

LineofDutyBenefitsfor
VolunteerEmergency
Responders

Discussedtheissueofastateprovidedlineofdutydeathbenefitfor
volunteeremergencyresponders.
Recommendation:Theissueissignificantandwarrantsfurtherstudy.

PrivateSecurityAmendments

Discussedmodificationstorequirementsregardingemploymentofoffduty
policeofficersviaprivatesecuritycompanies.Issueswouldinclude
determiningliabilitywhenanoffdutyofficerisinjuredwhilewearinghisor
heruniformandworkingasaprivatesecurityofficerorperformingprivate
investigativework.
Recommendation:Theissueissignificantandwarrantsfurtherstudy.

ContinuedImplementationof
HB348(JusticeReinvestment
Initiative)

DiscussedhowthefullimplementationofJRIhasimpactedthecountysjails
andsheriffs,andwhetherthepromisedimpactsofJRIarematerializing.Also
discussedhowtheimplementationofJRIhasimpactedsentencingforthe
BoardofPardonsandParole.
Recommendation:Thecommitteewillcontinuetoreceivereportsthatare
currentlyrequiredbystatute.

SelectedHighlightsof
RecommendedLegislation

SexualizedImages

Discussedtheeffectsofsexualizedimagesonchildrenandpotential
legislationtofilteraccesstopornography.
Recommendation:Theissueissignificantandwarrantsfurtherstudy.

JudiciaryInterimCommittee
ConclusionsReachedforStudyItemsApprovedbyLegislativeManagementCommittee
December12,2016

StudyItem
LeastRestrictiveMeansTesttostudyand
reportonthecurrentandongoingstatusof
theextenttowhichtheDivisionofChildand
FamilyServicessystemandthecourtsare
meetingtheconstitutionallyrequired"least
restrictivemeans"testinparentalrights
enforcementandtermination,andtostudy
applicableaudits.

CommitteeConclusion
Inpreparationforthe20163rdSpecialSession,the
committeediscussedH.B.3005,GrandparentRights
Amendments,byRep.Christensen,initsJulymeeting.The
billprovidesthatagrandparentmaypetitionforvisitation
afteraparentsrightshavebeenterminated,unlessthe
grandchildhasbeenadoptedbyanonrelative.

Significantissue,butmoretimeisneededtodeveloppolicy
solutionsandconsensus.
IndigentDefensetostudytheprovisionof
ThecommitteereceivedanannualreportfromtheIndigent
indigentdefenseservicesinthestate,
DefenseCommissioninitsOctobermeeting.The
includingfundingissuesandtheongoing
commissionwasdelayedinitsimplementationbecauseof
effortsofthenewlycreatedIndigentDefense thelengthoftimeneededtohireanexecutivedirector.
Commission
Significantissue,butmoretimeisneededtodeveloppolicy
solutionsandconsensus.
MarijuanaImpairmentandPenaltiesto
Thecommitteediscussedtheissuebrieflyaspartofa
studymarijuanaimpairmentstandardsand
discussionoftheAnnualDUIreportinitsOctobermeeting.
possessionpenalties
Significantissue,butmoretimeisneededtodeveloppolicy
solutionsandconsensus.
StateZoningPowerstostudyfederaland
ThecommitteeintroducedthetopicinitsMaymeeting,but
stateconstitutionalissuesrelatedtostate
didnotstudytheissuefurther.
zoningpowersfordrugrecoverycentersin
residentialneighborhoods
Significantissue,butmoretimeisneededtodeveloppolicy
solutionsandconsensus.
JusticeCourtstostudytheimpactonjustice ThecommitteereceivedabriefingfromtheAdministrative
courtsresultingfromreforminitiatives,
OfficeoftheCourtsinitsJunemeeting.Thebriefing
includingmisdemeanorreclassification
indicatingthattheeffectofrecentcriminaljusticereformsis
unlikelytohaveanimpactonjusticecourtcaseloads.
NofurtheractionisrequiredbytheLegislatureatthistime.

SelectedHighlightsofRecommended
Legislation

ResultsforOtherItemsConsideredbytheJudiciaryInterimCommittee
SunsetReviewCrimeVictimsReparationsand
AssistanceBoard

Thecommitteereceivedpresentationsontheactivitiesof
theCrimeVictimsReparationsandAssistanceBoardinits
JuneandSeptembermeetings.
Thecommitteealsodiscussedissuesrelatedtothefunding
oftheCrimeVictimsReparationsFund,arestrictedaccount
fundwhichtheboardcontrols,duringitsSeptember,
October,andNovembermeetings.Theseissuesinclude:
the35/90surchargethatfundstheaccount,
collectedbyUtahcourtsoncriminalconvictions;
themechanicsofthesurchargeandratesof
collectionbythecourts;
theuseofsuchfunds,includingqualifyingcriteria
forvictimstoreceivefunds;and
addressingfluctuationsincourtsurchargesthathave
resultedinadecreaseinmoniestothefund
annuallysinceFY2010.

UniformLaw

Thecommitteevotedtoextendthesunsetdateofthe
CrimeVictimsReparationsandAssistanceBoardfor10
years.
Thecommitteeconsidereddraftlegislationregardingseveral
uniformlawsunderconsiderationbyotherstatesinits
OctoberandNovembermeetings.Theseinclude:
"UniformRealPropertyTransferonDeathAct,"
"UniformFiduciaryAccesstoDigitalAssetsAct,"and
UniformPowersofAppointmentAct.

"UniformRealPropertyTransferon
DeathActbyRep.Snow.Thebill
wouldcreatearevocableinstrument
allowingagrantortotransferproperty
toanotheruponthegrantor'sdeath.

"UniformFiduciaryAccesstoDigital
AssetsActbyRep.Snow.Thebill
ThecommitteeapproveddraftlegislationUniformReal
PropertyTransferonDeathAct,UniformFiduciaryAccess wouldaddressaccesstoan
individual'sdigitalassetswhenthe
toDigitalAssetsAct,andUniformPowersof
individualisincapacitatedordies.
AppointmentAct,allsponsoredbyRep.Snow.
UniformPowersofAppointmentAct
byRep.Snow.Thebillprovidesforthe
creation,revocation,andamendment

CivilAssetForfeiture

MarriageandDivorce

ofapowerofappointmentandsets
forthrelatedrulesandprocedures.
CivilAssetForfeitureReform
Thecommitteeconsidereddraftlegislationamendingcivil
assetforfeitureprocedure.Thecommitteediscussedseveral AmendmentsbyRep.Greene.The
billmodifiescivilforfeitureprocedure,
issues,including:
includingrequiringadirectnexusof
thepurposeofcivilassetforfeitureasatoolforlaw
thepropertytoaspecificalleged
enforcement;
criminalexchangeortransactionin
qualificationstomakeaclaimtopropertyseizedby
orderforthepropertytobeforfeited.
lawenforcement;
theproceduresforclaimantstoreceivepropertyto
bereturnedfollowingthecivilforfeitureproceeding;
thetimingofreturningpropertytoaclaimant;and
thedispositionofseizedpropertyifthedefendantis
acquittedofthecriminalchargesubsequenttothe
civilforfeitureproceeding.
ThecommitteeapproveddraftlegislationCivilAsset
ForfeitureReformAmendmentsbyRep.Greene.
Thecommitteeconsidereddraftlegislationamendinghowa
courtconsiderslostworkplaceexperienceopportunitiesfor
aparentwhilecaringforachildinmakingalimony
judgementsinitsSeptembermeeting.
ThecommitteeapproveddraftlegislationAlimony
AmendmentsbyRep.Stratton.
Thecommitteealsoconsidereddraftlegislationregarding
marriagelicensefeesandpremaritalcounselinginits
Novembermeeting.
ThecommitteeapproveddraftlegislationUtahMarriage
CommissionAmendmentsbySen.Christensen.

AlimonyAmendmentsbyRep.
Stratton.Thebillprovidesthatacourt
considersaspartofalimony
proceedingswhetheraparenthaslost
workplaceexperienceopportunities
whilecaringforachild.
UtahMarriageCommission
AmendmentsbySen.Christensen.
Thebillraisesthefeeformarriage
licensesby$20,butalsoprovidesfora
rebateof$20tocoupleswho
completepremaritalcounseling.The
billalsosetsstandardsforsuch
counseling.

EducationInterimCommittee
ConclusionsReachedforStudyItemsApprovedbyLegislativeManagementCommittee
December12,2016

StudyItem
Assessmentand
accountability

SummaryofCommitteeReviewandConclusion

SelectedHighlightsof
RecommendedLegislation

DiscussedassessmentandaccountabilityintwojointmeetingswiththeState
BoardofEducation.

Openedacommitteebillfilerelatedtoassessmentandaccountabilityand
discusseddraftlegislationEducationAssessmentandAccountability
Amendments(novotetaken).
Theteachershortage
ReceivedabriefingfromtheStateBoardofEducationandtheUtahEducation
scope,causes,andpotential PolicyCenterabouttheteachershortageinUtahanddiscussedwhatadditional
solutions
datamaybeneeded.Alsodiscussedchallengesinrecruitingandretaining
teachers,aswellassolutionsrelatedtoinductionandmentoring,attheJoint
EducationConference.

Teacherpreparation
programs

Newmethodsof
instruction,including
competencybased
educationanddigital
teachingandlearning

Discussedapartnershipbetweenpubliceducationandhighereducationthatis
workingtoaddressteacherpreparationinUtah.Studyitemwasalsodiscussed
aspartoftheteachershortagediscussionduringinterimmeetingsandtheJoint
EducationConference.
DiscusseddraftlegislationTeacherPedagogicalAssessment(novotetaken).
ReceivedpresentationsfromtheStateSuperintendentofPublicInstructionand
schoolsregardingcompetencybasededucation.
Createdaworkinggrouptostudycompetencybasededucation,including
identifyingbarrierstoexpandingcompetencybasededucationandpossible
solutions.
ApproveddraftlegislationCompetencyBasedEducationFunding.

CompetencyBased
EducationFunding
authorizestheStateBoard
ofEducationtoreimburse
aneligiblelocaleducation
agencyforastudentwho
graduatesearly.

Propertytax equalization

Receivedapresentationfromcommitteestaffaboutequalizationandheard
inputfromtheStateBoardofEducationandschooldistricts.
Createdaworkinggrouptostudyequalization.

Educationandworkforce
alignment,including
implementationofSB103
StrategicWorkforce
Investments

Performancefundingin
highereducation

DiscusseddraftlegislationSchoolFundingAmendments(novotetaken).
DiscussedatJointEducationConference.FollowingtheJointEducation
Conference,discussedbyaworkinggroup.TheHigherEducationAppropriations
Subcommitteereviewedproposalssubmittedforfundingunder2016SB103,
StrategicWorkforceInvestments,andrecommendedfiveproposalstothe
ExecutiveAppropriationsCommittee.

ReceivedapresentationfromtheUtahSystemofHigherEducationaboutthe
implementationofperformancefunding.TheUtahCollegeofApplied
Technologyalsopresentedaproposedmodelforexpandingperformance
fundingtotheUtahCollegeofAppliedTechnology.

DiscusseddraftlegislationHigherEducationPerformanceFunding(novote
taken).
Schoolleadership,including ReceivedanupdateonimplementationoftheSchoolTurnaroundand
followingupon
LeadershipDevelopmentAct(Title53A,Chapter1,Part12)fromtheStateBoard
implementationofthe
ofEducation,schooladministrators,andschoolturnaroundexperts.
SchoolLeadership
DevelopmentProgram
Planningtoholdafulldaypolicymeetingtodiscussschoolleadershipon
establishedinSection53A December19.
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