Legislative Tracking 2023

2023 Legislative Bill Tracking 

The General Session of the Utah State Legislature runs from January 17 - March 3, 2023. See the bills we're following this session below.

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H.B. 64
Waiver of Punitive Damages Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Brian King

Position
M

Status
House/ 1st reading (Introduced) (1/17/23)

Comments
This bill: ▸     defines terms; and
16          ▸     prohibits courts from enforcing agreements to waive or limit liability for punitive
17     damages.

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H.B. 131
Vaccine Passport Prohibition

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Walt Brooks

Position
M

Status
Senate/ to standing committee (1/31/23)

Comments
This bill: 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.

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H.B. 231 
Low Income Housing Property Tax Exemption

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Steve Eliason

Position
M

Status
House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst (1/20/23)

Comments: This bill: provides the circumstances under which a private owner of property used as permanent supportive housing qualifies as a "nonprofit entity" for purposes of the exclusive use property tax exemption.

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H.B. 240 
Income Tax Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Nelson Abbott

Position
M

Status
House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst (1/20/23)

Comments: This bill: amends the corporate franchise and income tax rates; and amends the individual income tax rate.

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H.B. 281
Social Credit Score Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Cheryl Acton

Position
M

Status
House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst (1/31/23)

Comments
This bill: defines terms;
▸     requires the Division of Consumer Protection to establish a system that allows a consumer to report a financial institution's or company's use or creation of a social credit score;
▸     prohibits a governmental entity from using, enforcing, providing data for use in, or otherwise participating in the creation or use of a system that, based on a social credit score, discriminates against, advocates for, or causes adverse or preferential
treatment of a person;
▸     provides rulemaking authority; and
▸     creates reporting requirements.


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H.B. 309 
County Recorder Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Marsha Judkins

Position
M

Status
House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst (2/1/23)

Comments
This bill:
▸     provides that a person may request that a county recorder redact personal information from recorded documents; and
▸     authorizes county recorders to charge a $5 fee for each request to redact personal information from recorded documents.

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H.B. 357
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Jordan Teuscher

Position
M

Status
LFA/ bill sent to agencies for fiscal input (2/1/23)

Comments
This bill:
▸     enacts the Decentralized Autonomous Organization Act;
▸     defines terms under the act;
▸     establishes the requirements of a decentralized autonomous organization to be recognized by the state;
▸     establishes the purposes for which a decentralized autonomous organization may be formed; and
▸     establishes the membership requirements and rights of members of decentralized autonomous organizations.

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S.B. 96 
Fiduciary Duty Modifications

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Chris Wilson

Position
M

Status
Senate/ to standing committee (1/20/23)

Comments
This bill: defines terms; requires a person who manages or invests funds on behalf of a governmental entity or votes on an ownership share in a governmental entity to consider only certain factors; creates a rebuttable presumption that a person did not comply with the requirement to consider only certain factors under certain circumstances; addresses proxy voting requirements within a governmental entity; requires a governmental entity to compile and publicly provide proxy voting reports; and makes technical and conforming changes.

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S.B. 97
Public Contract Requirements

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Chris Wilson

Position
M

Status
Senate/ to standing committee (1/20/23)

Comments
This bill: subject to exceptions, prohibits a public entity from entering into a contract with a company who engages in certain environmental boycott actions.

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S.B. 127 
Cybersecurity Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Wayne Harper

Position
M

Status
Senate Comm - Favorable Recommendation (2/1/23)

Comments

This bill: amends the disclosure requirement for system security breaches;
▸     requires the Division of Technology Services to report certain information regarding consolidation of networks used by governmental entities;
▸     creates the Utah Cyber Center and defines the center's duties;
▸     requires governmental entities in the state to report a breach of system security to the Utah Cyber Center;
▸     amends the duties of the Cybersecurity Commission; and
▸     requires governmental websites to use an authorized top level domain by January 1, 2025.

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S.B. 160 
Blockchain Liability Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Kirk Cullimore

Position
M

Status
Senate/ to standing committee (2/1/23)

Comments
This bill:
▸     defines terms;
▸     creates a cause of action for fraudulent transactions that have been committed on a blockchain that has specific technology implemented to allow reversal of transactions;
▸     creates an administrative agency action for fraudulent transactions that have been committed on a blockchain that has specific technology implemented to allow reversal of transactions; and
▸     authorizes the Attorney General's Office to operate a node on a blockchain that allows the Attorney General's Office to reverse a fraudulent transaction on a blockchain.

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S.B. 177
Business Transactions Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Curtis Bramble

Position
M

Status
Senate/ received bill from Legislative Research (2/3/23)

Comments
This bill:
▸     permits a state-chartered bank to sell to another Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insured financial institution;
▸     removes the prohibition on a pawn or secondhand business purchasing gift cards.

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S.J.R. 1
Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution - Revenue and Taxation

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Daniel McCay

Position
M

Status
Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) (1/17/23)

Comments
This resolution proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to: require that 45% of the fair market value of residential property be exempt from property tax; permit the exemption of greater than 45% of the fair market value of residential property to be exempt from property tax; and prohibit the State, or a political subdivision of the State, from imposing a tax on the transfer of real property.

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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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