Gov. Herbert takes action on remaining bills to conclude signing period [UPH Wire]

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Aimee Edwards
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Gov. Herbert takes action on remaining bills to conclude signing period
SALT LAKE CITY (March 30, 2016) – On the final day of the bill signing
period, Gov. Gary R. Herbert finalized work on the remaining 33 bills,
taking veto action on six bills, including nine line item vetoes. One law
will take effect without the governor’s signature. In total, 453 bills were
passed during the 2016 General Legislative Session that required action by
the governor.
“Overall, I am very pleased with the results of this session, especially
the substantial increase in education funding,” Gov. Herbert said. “It has
been my experience that it is far more productive to work closely with
legislators during the session so the bills that come to my desk represent
consensus legislation. I believe we have again accomplished that goal this
session.”
Among the line-item vetoes included the following budget items:

$275,000 for the Utah ProStart Teen Chef Masters program, a reality
television cooking competition

$25,000 for H.B. 430, Hole in the Rock State Park Designation, a bill
which did not pass the Legislature and will not become law

$75,000 for S.B. 43, Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention in Public
Schools, which carried its own appropriation

$150,600 for S.B. 90, Falsification of Information in a Protective Order
Proceeding, which did not pass the Legislature and will not become law

$99,100 for S.B. 90, which did not pass the Legislature and will not
become law

$66,300 for H.B. 221, Immunization of Student Amendments, which did not
pass the Legislature and will not become law

$6,400 for H.B. 441, Child Placement Amendments, which did not pass the
Legislature and will not become law

$1.5 million for the UPSTART Early Childhood Education Program

$3 million for the K-3 Early Intervention Program

The governor maintains his support of expanded early childhood education
programs. He believes better alignment could be achieved by focusing on
those programs with proven results while avoiding the duplication of
existing services.
The governor vetoed the following bills:
Bill Number
Bill Name
Bill Sponsor
H.B. 258
Solid Waste Amendments
Rep. Curtis Oda
S.B. 87
Administrative Rulemaking Act Modifications
Sen. Howard Stephenson
H.B. 377
Grandparent Rights Amendments
Rep. LaVar Christensen
*H.B. 2
New Fiscal Year Supplemental Appropriations Act
Rep. Dean Sanpei
*H.B. 3
Appropriations Adjustments
Rep. Dean Sanpei
*S.B. 2
Public Education Budget Amendments
Sen. Lyle Hillyard
*contains line item vetoes
Corresponding letters are included for all bills the governor vetoed.

The governor signed the following bills:
Bill Number
Bill Name
Bill Sponsor
H.B. 8
State Agency Fees and Internal Service Fund Rate Authorization and
Appropriations
Rep. Brad Dee
H.B. 57
Alternative Dispute Resolution Sunset Date Amendment
Rep. LaVar Christensen
H.B. 67
Weapons on Public Transportation
Rep. Norman Thurston
H.B. 101
Disabled Adult Guardianship Amendments
Rep. Fred Cox
H.B. 106
Securities Amendments
Rep. Rich Cunningham
H.B. 194
Milk Sales Amendments
Rep. Jacob Anderegg
H.B. 223
Local Historic District Amendments
Rep. Brad Wilson
H.B. 236
Charitable Prescription Drug Recycling Program
Rep. Gage Froerer
H.B. 248
Municipal Disconnection Amendments
Rep. Melvin Brown
H.B. 265
Mental Health Practitioner Amendments
Rep. Steve Eliason
H.B. 287
Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands and Private Donations for
Public Lands Litigation
Rep. Kay Christofferson
H.B. 290
Campaign Finance Reform Amendments
Rep. Robert Spendlove
H.B. 300
Body-worn Cameras for Law Enforcement Officers
Rep. Daniel McCay
H.B. 348
Mountainous Planning District Amendments
Rep. Brad Dee
H.B. 355
Peace Officer Situational Training
Rep. Francis Gibson
H.B. 439
Retirement Amendments for Felony Conviction
Rep. Daniel McCay
H.B. 471
Powersport Vehicle Franchise Amendments
Rep. Mike Schultz
H.C.R. 12
Concurrent Resolution Honoring Lin-manuel Miranda, Composer of the Musical
Hamilton
Rep. Ken Ivory
S.B. 3
Current Fiscal Year Supplemental Appropriations
Sen. Lyle Hillyard
S.B. 8
State Agency and Higher Education Compensation Appropriations
Sen. Jerry Stevenson
S.B. 114
Municipal Utilities Amendments
Sen. Jerry Stevenson
S.B. 134
Oil and Gas Conservation Account Amendments
Sen. Ralph Okerlund
S.B. 157
Pawnshop Amendments
Sen. Daniel Thatcher
S.B. 206
Cohabitant Abuse Procedures Act Revisions
Sen. Lyle Hillyard
S.B. 232
Rescue Medication in Schools
Sen. Stephen Urquhart
S.B. 79
Child Welfare Revisions
Sen. Alvin Jackson
*H.B. 2
New Fiscal Year Supplemental Appropriations Act
Rep. Dean Sanpei
*H.B. 3
Appropriations Adjustments
Rep. Dean Sanpei
*S.B. 2
Public Education Budget Amendments
Sen. Lyle Hillyard
*contains line item vetoes

The governor allowed the following bill to go into law without his
signature:
Bill Number
Bill Name
Bill Sponsor
H.B. 220
Legislative Organization Amendments
Rep. LaVar Christensen
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