Legislative Tracking 2024

The 2024 General Session of the Utah State Legislature runs from January 16 through March 1. We will list the bills that we are tracking below.

2024 Legislative Bill Tracking 

H.B. 40 
Division of Consumer Protection Amendments (1st Sub.)

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Cory Maloy

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/26/24)

Comments
This bill:
 ▸     provides that consumer complaints are protected records under the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA);
▸     requires the division to reclassify consumer complaints as public under GRAMA under certain circumstances;
▸     grants the division rulemaking authority;
▸     repeals provisions related to consumer complaints;
▸     defines terms; and
▸     makes technical and conforming changes.

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H.B. 91
Utah Office of Regulatory Relief Revisions

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Cory Maloy

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/7/24)

Comments:

This bill:
▸     defines terms;
▸     clarifies responsibilities of the Utah Office of Regulatory Relief;
▸     reduces the membership of the General Regulatory Sandbox Program Advisory Committee (advisory committee);
▸     under certain circumstances, permits the director to temporarily appoint additional advisory committee members;
▸     requires the advisory committee to:
               •     approve or reject an application into the regulatory sandbox; and
               •     annually select a chair of the advisory committee;
▸     amends the application requirements of the regulatory sandbox;
▸     removes a regulatory government agency's ability to reject an application into the regulatory sandbox;
▸     modifies a regulatory government agency's reporting requirements; and
▸     makes technical and conforming changes.

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H.B. 99
Consumer Credit Protection Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Kiera Birkeland

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/14/24)

Comments
This bill: 
▸      requires consumer credit services organizations to disclose certain information when providing a credit report to a buyer; and
▸     defines terms.

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H.B. 111
Employment Training Requirement Limitations

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Tim Jimenez

Position
M

Status
Senate/ comm rpt/ sent to Rules (2/27/24)

Comments:
This bill:
▸     prohibits, for purposes of employment discrimination, training or other requirements that compel or require adherence to or belief in certain concepts;
▸     clarifies that the prohibition does not prohibit certain objective discussions;
▸     provides for severability; and
▸     makes technical and conforming changes.

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H.B. 116 
Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Act Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Christine Watkins

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/6/24)

Comments
This bill: 
 ▸     modifies the definition of "renewable energy system," for purposes of the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Act, to include a system that provides energy outside the energy assessment area if the system is a biofuel system; and
▸     makes technical changes.

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H.B. 118 
Prohibition of Production of Private Keys (1st Sub.)

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Trevor Lee

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/19/24)

Comments
This bill: 

▸     defines terms; and
▸     provides protection to a person from being compelled to produce the person's private electronic key that provides access to the person's digital assets, identity, or other interest.

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H.B. 164
Digital Currency Modifications

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Tyler Clancy

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/12/24)

Comments
This bill: defines terms;
▸     defines terms; and
▸     excludes certain digital currencies from the definition of money.

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H.B. 215
Home Solar Energy Amendments (2nd Sub.)

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Colin Jack

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (3/1/24)

Comments
 This bill:
▸     requires a solar retailer to provide a copy of the signed agreement in  electronic form, and offer the customer a paper form ;
▸     prohibits beginning installation until seven days after providing the signed copy of the solar agreement to the customer;
▸     provides the customer with a seven day cancellation period after receiving the agreement;
▸     adds enforcement authority for the Division of Consumer Protection, including court action; and
▸     makes technical changes.

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H.B. 230
State Agency Application Review Requirements

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Thomas Peterson

Position
M

Status
House/ comm rpt/ sent to Rules (2/26/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     defines terms;
▸     requires for specified agencies that the agency respond within a specified time period to a request for agency action;
▸     addresses for specified agencies the procedures for determining that a request for agency action is complete;
▸     clarifies how other statutes apply;
▸     addresses federal preemption;
▸     provides that sections are to be interpreted to benefit a person seeking agency action; and
▸     addresses effect of noncompliance.

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H.B. 282
Utah Office of Regulatory Relief Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Cory Maloy

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/28/2024)

Comments
This bill:
▸     requires the Utah Office of Regulatory Relief to:
             •     review laws and regulations each year affecting different industries to determine if there are laws or regulations that are unnecessarily burdensome to those industries; and
             •     submit a report to the Legislature; and
▸     makes technical and conforming changes.

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H.B. 305
Post-employment Restrictions Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Brady Brammer

Position
M

Status
House/ comm rpt/ sent to Rules (2/27/24)

Comments
This bill:

 ▸     provides that a post-employment restrictive covenant is void if:
              •     the post-employment restrictive covenant is between an employer and a nonexempt employee; or
              •     the employer lays off the employee.

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H.B. 318
Decentralized Autonomous Organization Act Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Jordan Teuscher

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/19/24)

Comments
This bill: 
▸     clarifies that the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code files a decentralized autonomous organization's certificate of organization and does not issue a certificate of organization;
▸     makes modifications to the permitted names of a decentralized autonomous organization to align with permitted names for other entities formed in the state; and
▸     makes technical and conforming changes.

H.B. 342 
Electronic Information Privacy Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Andrew Stoddard

Position
M

Status
House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst (1/23/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     defines terms;
▸     broadens the applicability of the Consumer Privacy Act;
▸     creates a private right of action for any damages resulting from a violation of the Consumer Privacy Act;
▸     modifies the private right of action under the Utah Social Media Regulation Act; and
▸     makes technical and conforming changes.

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H.B. 348
Precious Metals Amendments (1st Sub.)

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Ken Ivory

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/29/24)

Comments

This bill:
▸     defines terms;
▸     exempts a portion of funds in certain budget reserve accounts from the State Money Management Act;
▸     authorizes the state treasurer to invest a portion of the funds in certain budget reserve accounts in precious metals; and
▸     requires the state treasurer to conduct a study related to precious metals.

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H.B. 357 
Administrative Rules Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Cheryl Acton

Position
M

Status
House/ comm rpt/ sent to Rules (2/26/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     defines terms; and
▸     limits an agency's authority to makes rules that exceed a specified cost to implement unless a bill ratifies the agency's proposed rule.

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H.B. 386 
Commission on Housing Affordability Modifications

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Joel Briscoe

Position
M

Status
House/ comm rpt/ sent to Rules (2/26/24)

Comments
This bill:

▸     modifies the membership of the Commission on Housing Affordability by adding two members; and
▸     makes technical changes.

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H.B. 406
Firearms Financial Transaction Amendments (2nd Sub.)

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Cory Maloy

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/29/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     defines terms;
▸     prohibits the use of a firearms merchant category code;
▸     establishes a complaint process and civil penalties for certain violations; and
▸     gives enforcement powers to the attorney general.

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H.B. 435
Truth in Advertising Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Rep. James Cobb

Position
M

Status
Senate/ 2nd Reading Calendar to Rules (2/27/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     modifies the definition of "advertisement";
▸     provides that it is a deceptive trade practice to cause likelihood of confusion or of misunderstanding as to the extent to which goods or services are the product of human authorship;
▸     increases the minimum damages award in an action alleging a deceptive trade practice;
▸     requires a potential plaintiff alleging a deceptive trade practice to give the potential defendant an opportunity to remedy the alleged violation before filing an action for damages; and
▸     makes technical changes.

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H.B. 440 
Money Transmission Fees

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Tyler Clancy

Position
M

Status
House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst (2/6/24)

Comments
This bill:

▸     defines terms;
▸     establishes a fee schedule for a wire transfer from a domestic account to an international account;
▸     provides for enforcement of the provisions of this bill; and
▸     authorizes the State Bureau of Investigation to assist the State Tax Commission to ensure compliance with the provisions of this bill.

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H.B. 443 
Utah Consumer Sales Practices Act Amendments (1st Sub.)

Prime Sponsor
Rep. James Cobb

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/27/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     clarifies provisions relating to targeted solicitations involving financial information;
▸     requires that a court provide notice to the enforcing authority 60 days before a hearing related to a filed offer of settlement in a class action lawsuit;
▸     allows the enforcing authority to intervene in the class action for the limited purpose of objecting to the offer of settlement; and
▸     increases the time period in which the enforcing authority may intervene as an interested party in a class action.

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H.B. 454 
Minimum Wage Modifications

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Brett Garner

Position
M

Status
House/ received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst (2/7/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     increases the minimum wage;
▸     requires the Labor Commission to adjust the minimum wage at certain times;
▸     grants the commission administrative rulemaking authority regarding the minimum wage; and
▸     prohibits a city, town, and county from establishing a minimum wage that exceeds the minimum wage established in this bill.

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H.B. 491 
Data Privacy Amendments (3rd Sub.)

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Jefferson Moss

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/29/24)

Comments

This bill:
▸     defines terms;
▸     describes governmental entity duties related to personal data privacy, including:
               •     breach notification;
               •     limits on data collection and use; and
               •     the ability to correct and access personal data;
▸     creates the state data privacy policy that outlines the broad data privacy goals for the state;
▸     creates the Utah Privacy Governing Board to recommend changes in the state data privacy policy;
▸     establishes the Office of Data Privacy to coordinate implementation of privacy protections; and
▸     renames the Personal Privacy Oversight Commission to the Utah Privacy Commission (commission) and amends the commission's duties.

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H.B. 524 
Water Interests Study

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Steve Eliason

Position
M

Status
Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) (2/26/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     defines terms;
▸     requires the state engineer to study issues related to conveyances of water interests related to residential buildings; and
▸     requires reporting.

H.B. 534 
Boards and Commissions Modifications (1s Sub.)

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Calvin Musselman

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/29/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     repeals on May 1, 2024, the following boards, commissions, and entities and provisions related to the following boards, commissions, and entities:
               •     Air Quality Policy Advisory Board;
               •     Alcoholic Beverage Services Advisory Board;
               •     Board of State Parks;
               •     Criminal Code Evaluation Task Force;
               •     Decision and Action Committee;
               •     Deep Technology Talent Advisory Council;
               •     Heritage Trees Advisory Committee;
               •     Interpreter Certification Board;
               •     Labor Relations Board;
               •     Local Food Advisory Council;
               •     Mental Health Protections for First Responders Workgroup;
               •     Pawnshop, Secondhand Merchandise, and Catalytic Converter Advisory Board;
               •     Sex Offense Management Board;
               •     State Instruction Materials Commission;
               •     Technology Initiative Advisory Board;
               •     Transportation Advisory Committee;
               •     the advisory board for motor vehicle business regulation;
               •     the advisory council to the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired; and
               •     the committee to review requests for the Charter School Revolving Account;
▸     as of October 1, 2024:
               •     renames the Physical Therapy Licensing Board as the Physical Therapies Licensing Board and modifies the board to include the duties of the Board of Occupational Therapy;
               •     renames the Board of Nursing as the Board of Nursing and Certified Nurse Midwives and modifies the board to include the duties of the Certified Nurse Midwife Board;
               •     renames the Architects Licensing Board to the Architects and Landscape Architects Licensing Board and modifies the board to include the duties of the Landscape Architects Board;
               •     renames the Plumbers Licensing Board as the Electricians and Plumbers Licensing Board and modifies the board to include the duties of the Electricians Licensing Board;
               •     modifies the membership of the Construction Services Commission;
               •     renames the Board of Massage Therapy as the Board of Massage Therapy and Acupuncture and modifies the board to include the duties of the Acupuncture Licensing Board; and
               •     renames the Physicians Licensing Board as the Medical Licensing Board and modifies the board to include the duties of the Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon's Licensing Board and the Physician Assistant Licensing Board;
▸     repeals on October 1, 2024, the following boards:
               •     Board of Occupational Therapy;
               •     Certified Nurse Midwife Board;
               •     Landscape Architects Board;
               •     Electricians Licensing Board;
               •     Acupuncture Licensing Board;
               •     Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon's Licensing Board;
               •     Physician Assistant Licensing Board;
               •     Utah Motor Vehicle Franchise Advisory Board;
               •     Utah Powersport Vehicle Franchise Advisory Board;
               •     Board of Bank Advisors; and
               •     Board of Credit Union Advisors; and
▸     repeals on July 1, 2026, the following:
               •     Cannabis Research Review Board; and
               •     Title 53, Chapter 2c, COVID-19 Health and Economic Response Act.

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H.B. 572 
State Treasurer Investment Amendments (1st Sub.)

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Robert Spendlove

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/29/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     creates the Utah Homes Investment Program (the program);
▸     directs the state treasurer to deposit certain funds into the program;
▸     provides for the terms of deposit in the program; and
▸     exempts deposits into the program from the Money Management Act.

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H.R. 4
Resolution Supporting the National Infrastructure Bank Bill H.r.4052

Prime Sponsor
Rep. Gay Lynn Bennion

Position
M

Status
House/ comm rpt/ sent to Rules (2/27/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     urges the United States Congress to pass H.R. 4052 to create a new national infrastructure bank.

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S.B. 25 
Financial Institution and Consumer Notification Amendments (2nd Sub.)

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Curtis Bramble

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/21/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     repeals provisions relating to disclosures for commercial financing transactions;
▸     requires a consumer lender to submit to the commissioner of financial institutions evidence of registration through the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry; and
▸     defines terms; and
▸     makes technical changes.

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S.B. 43
Commercial Filing Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Curtis Bramble

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/29/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     requires a filing office to send notice to a secured party of record if a debtor files a termination statement terminating a financing statement.

Details»

S.B. 98
Online Data Security and Privacy Amendments (3rd Sub.)

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Wayne Harper

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/20/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     defines terms;
▸     makes technical and conforming changes;
▸     describes a person's breach notification responsibilities to the Utah Cyber Center; and
▸     describes a governmental entity's reporting responsibilities to the Utah Cyber Center.

Details »

S.B. 123
Commercial Email Act

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Kirk Cullimore

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/15/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     changes the definition of Utah email address; and
▸     modifies provisions regarding the prohibited uses of email.

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S.B. 131 
Information Technology Act Amendments (1st Sub.)

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Wayne Harper

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/27/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     defines terms;
▸     for an audio or visual communication intended to influence voting that contains synthetic media, requires that the communication include specified disclosures based on the type of synthetic media included;
▸     imposes penalties for violations; and
▸     allows a court or other sentencing body to consider the use of artificial intelligence as an aggravating factor in sentencing.

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S.B. 149 
Artificial Intelligence Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Kirk Cullimore

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/29/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     defines terms;
▸     establishes liability for use of artificial intelligence (AI) that violates consumer protection laws if not properly disclosed;
▸     creates the Office of Artificial Intelligence Policy (office) and a regulatory AI analysis program;
▸     enables temporary mitigation of regulatory impacts during AI pilot testing;
▸     establishes the Artificial Intelligence Learning Laboratory Program to assess technologies, risks, and policy;
▸     requires disclosure when an individual interacts with AI in a regulated occupation; and
▸     grants the office rulemaking authority over AI programs and regulatory exemptions.

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S.B. 151 
Title Company Disclosure Requirements (3rd Sub.)

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Curtis Bramble

Position
M

Status
House/ return to Rules due to fiscal impact (2/27/24)

Comments

This bill:
▸     creates civil liability for an individual who records a fraudulent deed;
▸     establishes a process by which an individual may nullify a fraudulent deed;
▸     directs how a court should treat a petition to nullify a fraudulent deed;
▸     limits a court's review of a fraudulent deed to determining whether the deed is a fraudulent deed;
▸     mandates court-ordered consequences for recording a fraudulent deed;
▸     prohibits a court from expediting any proceeding related to damages resulting from a fraudulent deed; and
▸     defines terms.

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S.B. 165 
Title Recording Notice Requirements Amendments

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Wayne Harper

Position
M

Status
Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared (2/26/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     requires that a county maintain a system for a property owner to elect to receive electronic notification when the county recorder records a deed or a mortgage on the owner's property;
▸     describes the method by which a property owner may elect to receive the electronic notice; and
▸     requires that a county treasurer provide instructions notice in the tax describing how an owner can elect to receive the electronic notice.

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S.B. 168
Affordable Building Amendments (4th Sub.)

Prime Sponsor
Sen. Lincoln Fillmore

Position
M

Status
Senate/ signed by President/ sent for enrolling (2/29/24)

Comments
This bill:
▸     defines terms and modifies definitions;
▸     adopts a statewide building code for modular building units;
▸     modifies the membership of the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund Board by adding a member representing the interests of modular housing;
▸     modifies provisions related to reinvestment fee covenants or transfer fee covenants;
▸     modifies provisions of the First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Program;
▸     authorizes a municipality or county to create a home ownership promotion zone of 10 acres or less;
▸     describes the purposes and requirements of a home ownership promotion zone;
▸     allows a home ownership promotion zone to capture tax increment for up to 15 consecutive years to finance the objectives of the home ownership promotion zone;
▸     authorizes the creation of a home ownership promotion zone to be included in a municipality or county's moderate income housing plan; and
▸     makes technical and conforming changes.

Details »

Bills In Process

Artificial Data Amendments (Sen. Kirk Cullimore)

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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