We are now past the halfway point for the 2012 Session. In these four weeks, we have some significant accomplishments. We have passed bills that still do hold true to our main priorities: fully funding education, ensuring Utah’s competitive business status, and keeping our economy strong. We are continuing our dedication to these and many priorities to keep Utah among the top performing states.
Highlights for Week 4: February 13 – 17
These are the bills that passed the House this week. (clicking the title of the bill, will take you to the text of the full version)
- House Bill 105 - Official Voter Register Amendments - This bill amends current statute to ensure voters who are deceased are no longer on the voter registry.
- 1st Substitute House Bill 206- Curriculum Options for Secondary School Students - This bill increases flexibility for students to choose whether to attend a traditional high school or a applied technology college.
- House Bill 233- Political Party Register Amendments - This bill increases the number of general elections a political party can not a have candidate in before being unregistered as a political party.
- House Bill 213- School Community Council Member Amendments- This bill amends the qualifications of a school community council member.
- House Bill 44- Theft Amendments - This bill allows increased protection for businesses who have been robbed.
- House Bill 52 - Victim’s Rights- This bill allows the state to collect money from products of criminal activity. Some of this money will be placed to help victims of crimes.
- 1st Substitute House Bill 74 - Eminent Domain Amendments- This bill allows taking federal property for oil and gas uses.
- House Bill 86 - Posting of Trespass- This bill prohibits those who trespass on private land without permission to engage in wildlife activities.
- House Bill 103 - Theft by Deception- This bill expands the definitions of scamming and deceiving others for their property.
- 2nd Substitute House Bill 231 - Child Welfare Amendments- This bill makes amendments to child welfare to try and ensure that children are kept with family members, unless there is a risk to those children.
- House Joint Resolution 12- Joint Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Certain Military Personnel- This bill would allow for some members of the military to be exempt from property taxes while they are out of state on duty. This resolution would call for a constitutional amendment.
- House Concurrent Resolution 5- Concurrent Resolution Designating February 18, 2012 Congressional Gold Medal Day for Certain Veterans- This resolution honors Veterans of WWII for their service.