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Week 5 Updates

March 1, 2019

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 Trades Licensing Amendments
     
  • SB167 Public Safety and Firefighter Planned Retirement Program
     
  • SB169 Political Action Committee Amendments
     
  • SB175 Gang Awareness Week. Read more about this event here.
     
  • SB176 Railroad Safety Amendments
     
  • SB208 National Certification Teacher Incentive Amendments
     
  • SB217 Gang Prevention Funding Amendments
 

BILLS PASSED OUT OF SENATE: 

  • SB43 Criminal Provisions Modifications
     

BILLS PASSING THE LEGISLATURE:

  • SB10S01 Identification Request Amendments
     

  • SB76 Workers' Compensation Adjudication Amendments
     

  • SB68S01 Driver License and Implied Consent Modifications
     

  • SB124 Local Government Administration Amendments


IN THE NEWS:

Fox13now.com Senate committee confirms new Utah liquor control commissioner

 

The Salt Lake Tribune Utah Senate gives preliminary support to inject $5.3 million into police and firefighter retirement that some say were hurt by 2010 reforms

 

Fox13now.com Utah State Senate passes bill to dump 3.2 beer for heavier brews

 

Deseret News Tie vote in committee stops Utah bill to require animal shelters to publish statistics

Senate Minority Whip Luz Escamilla

Senator Luz Escamilla was honored by the Children's Service Society as Child Advocate of the Year. Read more here.

 

This week, Sen. Escamilla's SB161S03 Medical Cannabis Amendments and SB143 Public Education Vision Screening bills both unanimously passed the Senate and moved to the House for consideration.

 

BILL REQUESTS: 10

 

BILLS IN SENATE:

  • SB144 Environmental Quality Monitoring Amendments
     
  • SB215 Adoption Service Agencies Amendments
     
  • SB225 Homeless Service Provider Amendments

BILLS PASSED OUT OF SENATE:

  • SB143 Public Education Vision Screening
     

  • SB161S03 Medical Cannabis Act Amendments
     

BILLS PASSING THE LEGISLATURE:

  • SB55S01 Charter Trust Land Council Amendments
     

  • SB87 Procurement of Design Professionals Amendments

 

IN THE NEWS:

The Salt Lake Tribune Sen. Mike Lee believes 1) there is a border crisis and 2) the White House has too much power. He doesn’t know how he’ll vote on blocking Trump’s emergency order

 

The Salt Lake Tribune Environmental racism at Utah's inland port

Senate Minority Assistant Whip Jani Iwamoto 

 

BILL REQUESTS: 14

 

BILLS IN SENATE:

  • SB126 Motor Vehicle Insurance Minimums Amendments

BILLS PASSED OUT OF SENATE:
BILLS PASSING THE LEGISLATURE:
  • SJR1 Joint Resolution Supporting the Study of Water Banking in Utah
     
  • SCR2 Concurrent Resolution Recognizing Navajo Code Talkers
     
  • SB61 Poll Hours for Early Voting
     
  • SB62S01 Campaign Finance Revisions
     
  • SB65 Utah Noxious Weed Act Amendments
     
  • SB81S01 Substitute Native American Remains Amendments
     
  • SB88 Crime Victims Restitution Amendments
     
  • SB101 Navajo Code Talker Recognition
 

IN THE NEWS:

The Salt Lake Tribune Legislators send ban on Down syndrome-based abortions to the governor

 

The Salt Lake Tribune Campus safety bill spurred by Utah student Lauren McCluskey’s killing passes in the Utah Senate

Senate Minority Caucus Manager Derek Kitchen 

This week Senator Kitchen voted for SB132, which would raise the alcohol by weight content of beer sold outside of state-run liquor stores from 3.2% to 4.8%. "I'm just excited to see us normalize our alcohol a little bit and I think this will be good for the state of Utah,” Sen. Kitchen said on Tuesday, speaking to competition being a part of the ethos in economics we see in Utah. Bills that made it out of committee this week that he opposes include HB133, a bill that would delay the implementation of citizen-passed initiatives, and HB320, which would prohibit municipalities from banning plastic bags in their communities. In photo, Sen. Kitchen with his session intern, Sierra McNeil.

 

BILL REQUESTS: 3

 

BILLS IN SENATE:

  • SB146 Sales Tax Exemption Modifications

 

BILLS PASSING THE LEGISLATURE:

  • SJR5 Joint Rules Resolution -- Ethics Commission Amendments

 

IN THE NEWS:

The Salt Lake Tribune Rural Utah counties seek a slice of the state’s inland port development, while a new bill in the Legislature reignites concerns by Salt Lake City

 

Deseret News & KSL.com Carter Williams, KSL.com, File'Yet another power grab?' Bill filed to give Utah Port Authority more reach, power to block lawsuits

 

KSTP.com (Minneapolis ABC) Utah closer to joining national alcohol levels for beer

 

The Salt Lake Tribune Push for stronger beer in Utah stores clears Senate but now faces higher hurdle in House
 

The Salt Lake Tribune Utah Senate adds its name to a group of states calling for constitutional convention

Senator Gene Davis

Senator Davis’ Homeless Shelter Funding Amendments bill passed the House and will be signed into law. This bill proposes a clarification on how the State Tax Commission calculates a county’s or municipality’s contribution to the Homeless Shelter Cities Mitigation Restricted Account.

 

On Wednesday, Senator Davis welcomed the ambassador from Azerbaijan, Elin Suleymanov, to the Senate and House Floor. The Ambassador had a wonderful visit to the Capitol and is working with Senator Davis on how to use Utah as an international resource. In photo, Ambassador Suleymanov and Senator Davis meet with Senate President Adams and Senate Majority Leader Vickers.

 

BILL REQUESTS: 10

 

BILLS IN SENATE:

  • SB238 Asset Protection Trust Amendments
     

BILLS PASSING THE SENATE:

  • SB49 Homeless Shelter Funding Amendments

 

IN THE NEWS:

KSL.com Cora Mueller, ShutterstockBill seeking to designate improper shelter for dogs as animal cruelty awaits review

 

ABC4.com Animal advocates lobby for bills impacting pet safety

 

The Salt Lake Tribune Senators say it could be ‘dangerous’ or ‘divine,’ but vote to add Utah to the call for a constitutional convention

 

KUER.org Utah Senate Gives First Approval to 4.8 Percent Beer In Grocery Stores

Senator Kathleen Riebe

Over the course of the week, Senator Riebe met five times on three different committees to pass out more than 20 bills with a favorable recommendation.


She was honored to speak at the Women in Business Day at the Capitol, and to share advice with women and students. 


Last Saturday, Senator Riebe was excited to support Shireen Gorbhani at the special election for Salt Lake County Councilor. 

 

BILL REQUESTS: 3

 

BILLS PASSING THE SENATE:

 

IN THE NEWS:

 

Deseret News Bill allowing cities more enforcement of idling laws stalls in Utah Senate

committee

 

ABC4.com Record number of women serving in state legislature

 

The Salt Lake Tribune Utah senators approve one-year, $5M-plus boost to police and firefighter retirement

 

Deseret News Driverless vehicle bill headed to full Senate

 

 

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