Week 7 Updates

Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne BILLS PASSING THE LEGISLATURE: SB43 Criminal Provisions Modifications SB10S01 Identification Request Amendments SB76 Workers' Compensation Adjudication Amendments SB68S01 ​Driver License and Implied Consent Modifications SB124 Local Government Administration Amendments SB156 Construction Trades Licensing Amendments SB169 Political Action Committee Amendments SB175 Gang Awareness Week. Read more about this event here. SB208 National Certification Teacher Incentive Amendments SB217 Gang Prevention Funding Amendments SB245 School Community Awareness SJR10 Joint Resolution Encouraging More Training and Resources for Municipal Code Enforcement Officers IN THE NE

Week 6 Updates

Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne Senator Mayne's bill SB43 Criminal Provisions Modifications passed the house and is on its way to be signed by the governor. The bill cleaned up and improved parts of Utah's criminal code. It was the product of a task force that partnered with legislators, defense attorneys, the AG's office, the department of corrections, and other stakeholders. Photo: Senator Mayne gives an interview to ABC4 news on her bill to provide incentives for teachers to earn national certification. BILL REQUESTS: 16 BILLS IN SENATE: SB156 Construction Trades Licensing Amendments SB167 Public Safety and Firefighter Planned Retirement Program SB176 Railroad Safety Amendments SB245 S

Statement in response to HB441 Tax Equalization and Reduction Act:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2018 Tracey Harty Communications Specialist | Utah Senate Minority C: 801.953.5678| tharty@le.utah.gov Statement from the Senate Minority Caucus in response to HB441 Tax Equalization and Reduction Act: The Senate Democrats are pleased to hear the Legislature will not be taking up the tax reform bill this session. We realize our tax system needs to be updated to reflect new realities in how consumers spend their money and the decline in our sales tax revenue. We have been concerned with the bill as presented—especially the income tax cut affecting the public education fund. We have been advocating for a slow and cautious approach to this undertaking that impacts

Senator Mayne's Resolution Recognizes Risk of Code Enforcement Work

This session, Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne initiated SJR10, Joint Resolution Encouraging More Training and Resources for Municipal Code Enforcement Officers, with Rep. James Dunnigan as the House sponsor. The resolution is a response to Utah Ordinance Compliance Association request following the Aug. 9, 2018 murder of West Valley City code enforcement officer Jill Robinson, 52. Robinson was killed when making a routine follow-up visit to a home that had receive a code violation notice. The homeowner shot her in his driveway and then set fire to her and the city truck she had arrived in. He also torched his next-door neighbor’s house, accusing them of reporting him to code enforcement.

Week 5 Updates

Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne's SB175 Gang Awareness Week passed the Senate today and moves to the house. The bill creates an annual Utah Gang Awareness Week the third week of September. “These officers need to be celebrated for their efforts to help cut the often-generational gang life cycle,” said Senator Mayne. “They’re helping young men and women escape gang life, bringing them together for activities such as team sports, support classes and social gatherings.” Read more about this event here. BILL REQUESTS: 16 BILLS IN SENATE: SJR10 Joint Resolution Encouraging More Training and Resources for Municipal Code Enforcement Officers SB156 Construction

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