Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Utah House of Representatives Week Four Update

Week Four
Reminder: After Session Town Hall Meetings
Hunter Library Meeting Room, 4740 West 4100 South
Thu., March 17, 2016, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Thu., March 24, 2016, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Sat., March 26, 2016, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Sat., April 9, 2016, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Reminder, Come to the March 22, 2016 Neighborhood Caucus Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Check in
House District 30 Republican Party, Hunter High School
House District 30 Democratic Party, Hunter Junior High School

Bills that I am running for 2016

My Bills on the move
HJR 11, Joint Resolution Designating Utah as a Purple Heart State, Passed House Government Operations, Passed House, Sent to Senate Rules. Senate Sponsor Margaret Dayton

HB0101 Disabled Adult Guardianship Amendments - Passed House Education Committee.  3rd Reading Calendar. Senate Sponsor. Sen. Lyle Hillyard

HB0269 Recycling of Copper Wire - Passed House Business and Labor Committee. 3rd Reading Calendar. Senate Sponsor:

HB0152 S01 Voted and Board Local Levy Modifications -
Bill language was added to HB 1,the main funding bill for Public Education. After HB 1 was signed by the Governor,HB 152 was returned to House Rules. Senate Sponsor. Sen. Lyle Hillyard

HB0065 Exemption from Daylight Saving Time - In House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee. Was put on the agenda, but I was not able to present it because I was presenting HB 101 at the same time. Waiting for another turn on committee agenda.

HB0121 Building Code Amendments. A competing bill is moving HB0316. HB0121 was transferred to Rep. Edwards to gain another ally for a second path. HB 121 was offered as a substitute for HB 316.

My Bills in House Rules
HB0108 Licensing Amendments
HB0109 Construction Trades Education Amendments.  HB 112 version of the bill moving.
HB0125 Fire Code Amendments.  HB 330 version of the bill moving
HB0256 Net Metering of Electricity Amendments  Being discussed in House GOP Caucus 2/25
HB0261 Wood Burning Stoves Amendments  
HB0361 Air Quality Modifications - Water Heater Ultra Low Nox Language added to HB 250
HB0426 Specie Legal Tender Amendments

My Other Bills
Interior Design Certification Amendments - SB0117 version passed the Senate.
Prison Study for Draper - Abandoned

Quick explanation of bills some of the bills

HB0152 Voted and Board Local Levy Modifications
allows the State School Board to pay out to the districts the remaining $25 Million of the $75 Million collected from property taxes to help equalize school funding. $25 Million is an expensive table decoration. The money should either go where it was promised or go back to the taxpayers. (Disclaimer, I voted against the $75 Million property tax increase)

HB0011 Referendum Amendments
allows those running a referendum to wait and see if the Governor is going to sign or veto the bill.

HB0069 Qualified Political Party Amendments
clarifies the requirements of alternate delegates for political parties to avoid twice the number of delegates coming to the convention or a candidate not knowing which delegates are going to convention.

HB0080 Vehicle Impound Amendments
puts the "may" vs "shall" back into impounding cars that do not show up in the insurance data base.

HB0065 Exemption from Daylight Saving Time
opts out of Daylight Savings Time. In 2017, Utah would stay on Mountain Standard Time, (like Arizona)

 HB0101 Disabled Adult Guardianship Amendments
allows a judge to review and decide a guardianship case without a parent or parents hiring an attorney for their disabled adult, in some instances.