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Murray legislators announce bills for 2022 general legislative session

Jan 25, 2022 12:55PM ● By Shaun Delliskave

By Shaun Delliskave | [email protected]

Murray’s representative and state senators convened for the 2022 General Session of the State Legislature on Jan. 18. The following is a summation of Murray’s legislators 20 numbered bills on opening day, meaning they were ready to be considered before the legislative branch. Legislators can still add bills to the docket throughout the session.

Rep. Karen Kwan

H.C.R. 4 Concurrent Resolution Encouraging Protection of Archaeological Sites encourages law enforcement to enforce existing laws to protect Utah's archaeological sites and encourages the federal government to protect archaeologically significant sites within its jurisdiction.

Rep. Gay Lynn Bennion

H.B. 0 Driver License Test Amendments requires the Driver License Division to begin administering certain examinations in languages other than English.

H.B. 1 Watershed Restoration Initiative creates the Watershed Restoration Initiative within the Department of Natural Resources.

Rep. Carol Spackman Moss

H.B. 17 State Small Business Credit Initiative Program Fund Amendments transfers the administration of the State Small Business Credit Initiative Program Fund from the Department of Workforce Services to the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity.

H.B. 86 Parenting Plan Amendments prohibits a court from granting a petition to modify a parenting plan until the parties have attended an educational course.

Rep. Andrew Stoddard

H.B. 57 Government Records Access Amendments provides that an item that, if retained by a governmental entity, would be considered a record, does not lose its character as a record because it is located only on a personal electronic device of the governmental entity's official or employee and prohibits a governmental entity from searching a personal electronic device of an official or employee in responding to a record request.

H.B. 73 Post Certification Amendment allows the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council to take certain action if a peace officer violates minimum use of force standards.

H.C.R. 2 Concurrent Resolution Encouraging Discussion about Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse encourages discussion about the effects and prevalence of child sexual abuse; and encourages discussion about ways in which the government, communities, and citizens of Utah can prevent child sexual abuse and support those affected.

Rep. Mark Wheatley

H.B. 72 Noise Pollution Amendments requires an inspection of noise suppression equipment at the time of a vehicle emissions inspection as a prerequisite to registration of a motor vehicle.

Sen. Gene Davis  

S.B. 14 Consumer Alcoholic Beverage Purchasing creates the Division of Consumer Purchasing within the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control; moves the wine subscription program under the administration of the division; requires the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission to receive and review complaints regarding the division.

S.B. 64 Identification for Vehicle Registration Amendment require the applicant provide valid government-issued identification before issuing any new registration on a vehicle.

Sen. Jani Iwamoto

S.B. 11 Local Election Amendment describes the circumstances under which a municipal legislative body may cancel a local election or a race in a local election.

S.B. 28 Office of American Indian-Alaska Native Affairs creates the Office of American Indian-Alaska Native Affairs within the Department of Health and Human Services.

S.B. 53 Driver Speeding Amendments prohibits a person from being a spectator or making preparations for a speed contest on a highway; allows the seizure of a vehicle that is not street legal that is engaged with a speed race or exhibition of speed on a highway.

S.B. 58 Day of Remembrance Observing the Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II designates an annual day of remembrance observing the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

S.B. 73 Flow Rates or Quantity for Plumbing Fixtures modifies the residential and plumbing code adopted by the state to address maximum flow rates or quantity for certain plumbing fixtures or fixture fittings.

S.B. 81 Affordable Housing Tax Amendment describes a valuation method for determining the fair market value of real property subject to a low-income housing covenant.

S.B. 87 Court Fee Waiver Amendments allows court fees, costs, or security to be waived for indigent individuals under certain circumstances.

S.B. 96 Correctional Officer Eligibility Amendment removes the prohibition for 19-year-olds to work as correctional officers for the Department of Corrections.

S.C.R. 6 Concurrent Resolution Encouraging Support for the Adoptee Citizenship Act Congress and the President to support the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021 to allow legally adopted internationally-born individuals from receiving automatic United States citizenship.

Sen. Kathleen Riebe

No numbered bills at press deadline.