Legislative Tracking 2022

2022 Legislative Bill Tracking 

The General Session of the Utah State Legislature will adjourn at midnight on Friday, March 4. Click here for a list of key dates during the session.

H.B. 14
Board of Bank Advisors Sunset Extension

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Joel Ferry

Position
S

Status
Senate/ to standing committee (1/20/22)

Comments
This bill: sunsets the Board of Bank Advisors in 2032. Details »

H.B. 17
State Small Business Credit Initiative Program Fund Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss

Position
S

Status
Senate Comm - Favorable Recommendation (1/21/22)

Comments
This bill: 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; and makes technical changes. Details »

H.B. 60
Vaccine Passport Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Walt Brooks

Position
M

Status
House/ 1st reading (Introduced) (1/18/22)

Comments: This bill: defines terms; makes it unlawful for a place of public accommodation to discriminate against an individual based on the individual's immunity status; with certain exceptions, prohibits a governmental entity from requiring proof of immunity status; with certain exceptions, makes it unlawful discrimination for an employer to require proof of immunity status; and prohibits a governmental entity or employer from requiring an individual to receive a vaccine if the vaccine is authorized for emergency use or undergoing safety trials. Details »

H.B. 63
COVID-19 Vaccine Exemptions

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Jon Hawkins

Position
M

Status
House/ 1st reading (Introduced) (1/18/22)

Comments
This bill: defines terms; requires an employer to relieve an employee or a prospective employee of a COVID-19 vaccination mandate if the employee or prospective employee submits a physician's note stating that the employee or prospective employee was previously infected by COVID-19; and makes technical and conforming changes. Details »

H.B. 102
Telephone Solicitation Modifications

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Jon Hawkins

Position
M

Status
House/ 1st reading (Introduced) (1/18/22)

Comments
This bill: includes text messages in the types of communications regulated as a part of the regulation of telephone solicitation; and defines terms. Details »

H.B. 106
Tax Sale Notice Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Douglas R. Welton

Position
M

Status
Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) (1/21/22)

Comments
This bill: allows a county auditor to send a notice of a tax sale by any delivery service that includes tracking and delivery confirmation. Details »

H.B. 120
Uniform Partition of Heirs' Property Act

Prime Sponsor
Rep. V. Lowry Snow

Position
M

Status
House/ to standing committee (1/20/22)

Comments
This bill: defines terms; provides the applicability of the Uniform Partition of Heirs' Property Act (Act) in actions regarding the partition of property; requires notice of an action for the partition of property that is covered by the Act; provides that referees are to be impartial and not a party to an action under the Act; requires the court to determine the value of property being partitioned under the Act; provides a process for the court to allow cotenants to buy out other cotenants' interests in a property; allows the court to partition the property in kind and for sale under certain conditions; provides factors for the court to consider when determining whether property should be partitioned in kind; provides that the sale of property under the Act must be an open-market sale and provides the requirements for the open-market sale; requires a report be submitted to the court on the open-market sale of a partitioned property; provides that the law should be applied and construed to promote uniformity with other states that enact this uniform law; and contains a provision on the Act's relation to the Electronic Signatures in Global National Commerce Act. Details »

H.B. 132
Uniform Easement Relocation Act

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Lowry Snow

Position
M

Status
House/ to standing committee (1/21/22)

Comments

This bill: defines terms; addresses the applicability of the Uniform Easement Relocation Act (Act) to certain easements; excludes certain easements from relocation under the Act; establishes the right of a property owner to relocate an easement in certain circumstances; allows a property owner to commence a civil action to relocate an easement; provides the requirements for commencing a civil action to relocate an easement; addresses a court order for relocation of an easement; requires the parties to a civil action for easement relocation to act in good faith in facilitating relocation; addresses when a proposed easement relocation is considered to be final and complete; addresses the effect of an easement relocation under the Act; provides that the right of a property to relocate an easement under the Act cannot be waived, excluded, or restricted by agreement; provides that the law should be applied and construed to promote uniformity with other states that enact the Act; contains a provision on the Act's relation to the Electronic Signatures in Global National Commerce Act; provides that the Act applies to an easement created before, on, or after the effective date of this bill; and provides a severability clause. Details »

H.B. 202 
Employment Selection Procedures Act Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Mark Wheatley

Position
M

Status
LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor (1/21/22)

Comments
This bill: defines terms; prohibits an employer from seeking information regarding an applicant's employment history; gives the Labor Commission's Division of Antidiscrimination and Labor enforcement power; permits an aggrieved individual to file a request for agency action; permits either party to appeal an order made under the Employment Selection Procedures Act; provides for the Labor Commission to obtain representation on any appeal or to enforce any judgment of an order made under the Employment Selection Procedures Act; and makes technical and conforming changes. Details »

S.B. 65
Asset Forfeiture Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Todd D. Weiler

Position
M

Status
Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar (1/21/22)

Comments
This bill: amends the definition of "interest holder"; addresses the recovery of property by an interest holder from the seizing agency; provides that property of an interest holder cannot be forfeited; requires an agency to conduct a search of public records to obtain the name and address of each interest holder of property that the agency seeks to forfeit; and makes technical and conforming changes. Details »

S.B. 71
Financial Education and Savings Plan to Benefit At-risk Children

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Lincoln Fillmore

Position
M

Status
Senate/ circled (1/21/22)

Comments
This bill: defines terms; creates the Parental Coaching to Encourage Student Savings Program (the program) within the Department of Workforce Services which provides: financial training to parents of certain children experiencing intergenerational poverty, to encourage the parents to start saving money for their child's higher education expenses; and a financial contribution to the 529 savings accounts of certain children experiencing intergenerational poverty, if a parent successfully meets the requirements of the program; requires the Department of Workforce Services to make rules to administer the program; creates the Parental Coaching to Encourage Student Savings Program Restricted Account; describes the reporting and other requirements of the Department of Workforce Services related to the program; requires local education agencies to provide written notification of the program to the parents of children attending kindergarten; requires the Division of Finance to transfer a certain amount of money each year from the Unclaimed Property Trust Fund to the Parental Coaching to Encourage Student Savings Program Restricted Account; and makes technical changes. Details »

S.B. 81
Affordable Housing Tax Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Jani Iwamoto

Position
M

Status
Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) (1/18/22)

Comments
This bill: defines terms; prescribes a valuation method for determining the fair market value of real property subject to a low-income housing covenant; requires a county assessor to send a form approved by the State Tax Commission to each owner of real property subject to a low-income housing covenant; and makes technical and conforming changes. Details »

S.B. 119
Preconstruction and Construction Liens Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Scott Sandall

Position
M

Status
Senate/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst (1/21/22)

Comments
This bill: modifies definitions related to preconstruction and constructions liens, including the definition of the term "owner"; and makes technical changes. Details »

TBD
Firearm Industry Non-Discrimination Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Casey Snider

Position
M

Status
Not yet numbered

Comments
This bill: prohibits a procurement unit from entering into a certain contract with a financial service provider that fails to verify that the provider does not engage in discriminatory acts against a firearm entity or firearm trade association; and provides an exception. Details »

TBD 
Control Definitions

Tracking Key

A = Amend
M = Monitoring
N = Neutral
O = Oppose
S = Support
? = Input Needed
() = Proposed Position

Bill Status

= Bill has passed
= Failed
= Added since last call
= Updated since last call

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