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Week 3 Updates

Updated: Feb 19

Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne


Senator Mayne had a busy week with two bills passing out of the Senate. SB 54 - Mobile Home Amendments, creates transparency for residents of mobile home parks, and SB 32 modifies the list of offenses that qualify a prison inmate for serving a sentence for a capital or first degree felony to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. She also had


Bill requests: 21


Bills in Senate:

SB 60 - Advice and Consent Amendments

SB 33 - Firearm Identification Amendments

SB 75 - Legislative Audit Amendments

SB 98 - Treatment Medication Amendments

SB 116 - Social Security Income Tax Amendments

SB 129 - Metro Township Amendments


Bills passed out of Senate:

SB 54 - Mobile Home Amendments

SB 32 1st Substitute - Prisoner Offense Amendments


In the news:

https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/utah-marks-150-years-of-womens-suffrage


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Senate Minority Whip Luz Escamilla


On Tuesday, Senator Escamilla attended the Clean Air Caucus and talked about SB 112 - Inland Port Amendments which creates sustainable standards of development for the development of the Inland Port. In addition, her Personal License Plate Amendments (SB 97) bill passed the Senate second reading calendar and will be heard for final passage at the start of next week.


Bill requests: 8


Bills in Senate:

SB 97 - Personal License Plate Amendments

SB 101 - Construction or Demolition Materials Amendments

SB 112 - Inland Port Amendments


In the news:

https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/02/10/salt-lake-city-sen-luz/


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Senate Minority Assistant Whip Jani Iwamoto


On Wednesday, Senator Iwamoto was awarded by the Utah Commission on Aging and Utah Fall Alliance for all her work with seniors and fall prevention. In addition to receiving this award, her Water Banking Amendments bill passed out of the House this week, officially passing through the Legislature. This bill enacts the Water Banking Act, which provides for the creation of voluntary water banks organized by local water users to administer market transactions for the temporary use of water rights.


Bill requests: 15


Bills in Senate:

SB 42 - Ballot Security Amendments

SJR 2 - Joint Resolution Encouraging Action to Reduce the Number of Utah Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels

SB 80 - Campus Safety Amendments


Bills passed out of Senate:

SB 47 - Public Document Signature Classification

SCR 2 - Concurrent Resolution Honoring Michael R. Styler

SJR 6 - 1st Substitute - Joint Rules Resolution - Conflict of Interest Disclosure

SB 48 - Corrections Officer Certification Pilot Extension

SB 22 - American Indian-Alaska Native Related Amendments

SJR 1 - Joint Resolution Supporting Coordination of Care for Older Adults Receiving Home Health Care Services


Bills passed out of the House:

SB 26 - Water Banking Amendments


In the news:

https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/02/05/bill-calling-holistic/


https://www.deseret.com/opinion/2020/2/14/21126852/guest-opinion-utahns-need-to-be-more-proactive-against-lead-poisoning

Senate Minority Caucus Manager Derek Kitchen


Senator Kitchen had a busy week working on his Electric Energy Storage Tax Credit legislation (SB 77), which is now on the Senate third reading calendar. On Thursday, he attended the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and discussed with his constituents the issues most important them. He also attended the Clean Air Caucus alongside many of his colleagues.


Bill Requests: 6


Bills in the Senate:

SB 77 - Electric Energy Storage Tax Credit

SB 122 - Housing Loss Mitigation Amendments

In the News: https://www.parkrecord.com/opinion/record-editorial-utah-lawmakers-should-back-efforts-to-increase-access-to-contraceptives/

Senator Gene Davis


This week, Senator Davis' Circuit Breaker Amendments bill (SB 35), which provides property tax relief to aging individuals with very low incomes, passed the Senate and will now be heard in the House for further consideration. In addition, he attended the South Salt Lake City Town Hall and addressed homelessness concerns in the community. SB 103 was introduced this week as well, which would allow residents to subscribe to wine clubs and pick up their wine at any DABC location.


Bill Requests: 4


Bills in Senate:

SB 103 - Wine Subscription Program

Bills passed out of the Senate:

SB 35 - Circuit Breaker Amendments

In the News:

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/02/06/second-bill-would-allow/

Senator Kathleen Riebe

Senator Riebe's Education Amendments bill (SB 21) passed out of the Senate with a unanimous vote. In addition to SB 21, she had a busy week meeting with constituents and working on additional upcoming legislation.


Bill Requests: 7


Bills in Senate:

SB 136 - Healthy Lifestyles Revisions


Bills passed out of Senate:

SB 21 - Education Amendments

In the News:

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/2/13/21136834/winners-of-utah-senate-art-contest-recognized