Governor Herbert Signs Prison Development Bill, Enhancements to Benefits for Fallen Police, Firefighters [UPH Wire]

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Contact: Aimee Edwards
Governor signs prison development bill, enhancements to benefits for fallen
police, firefighters
SALT LAKE CITY (March 25, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 56 bills into
law today bringing the total number of bills signed from the 2015 General
Legislative Session to 200. The Legislature passed 528 bills this session,
495 of which require action by the governor.
Among the bills signed by the governor today is HB 454, Prison Development
Amendments . This bill
establishes the process to finalize the location of the new state
penitentiary and enacts a local option sales and use tax for a city or town
where the prison will be located. No site has been chosen for the site of
the new prison at this time.
“The state prison facility in Draper is outdated and needs to be replaced,”
said Gov. Herbert. “The construction of a new prison–regardless of where
it is located–provides us with a tremendous opportunity to build a
facility that will help us reduce recidivism while enhancing public safety.”
The bill also ensures both the legislative and executive branches will play
a role in the final decision. Once the Prison Relocation Commission makes a
recommendation, the full Legislature will vote on the recommendation. The
governor will then have the opportunity to review the bill and sign or veto
The governor also signed HB 288, Line-of-duty Death Benefits for Peace
Officers and Firefighters
. This bill clarifies
and enhances the amount of money paid to the surviving spouses of police
and firefighters killed in the line of duty, as well as allowing their
health coverage to continue.
“When police officers and firefighters are lost in the line of duty, we owe
them more than just a debt of gratitude,” said Gov. Herbert. “I am pleased
to see such strong support for their family members who have paid such a
heavy price.”
The full list of bills signed by the governor today is as follows:
Bill Number
Bill Name
Bill Sponsor
HB 36
Veterans Definition
Ray, P.
HB 39
Emergency Placement of Children
Anderson, J.
HB 65
Workforce Services Amendments
Edwards, R.
HB 80
Transportation Project Amendments
Snow, L.
HB 141
Insurance Related Inducements
Knotwell, J.
HB 160
Drive-through Service Usage Amendments
Anderson, J.
HB 184

Victim Restitution Amendments
Wilson, B.
HB 193

Continuing Education for General Contractor Licensing
Gibson, F.
HB 198
Strengthening College and Career Readiness
Arent, P.
HB 213
Safe Technology Utilization and Digital Citizenship in Public Schools
Stratton, K.
HB 214
Misrepresentation of Telephone and Text Identification
Lifferth, D.
HB 217
Uniformed Services Amendments
Ray, P.
HB 228
Appellate Bond Amendments
Sagers, D.
HB 229
Air Quality Modification
Edwards, R.
HB 239
Human Resource Management Market Research Amendments
Hutchings, E.
HB 242
State and Local Government Employee Policies
Miller, J.
HB 245
Incorporation Process for Cities and Towns
Brown, M.
HB 246
Amendments to Fire Code
Kennedy, M.
HB 249
Rights of Children Conceived Through Artificial Insemination
Pritcher, D.
HB 252
Human Trafficking Amendments
King, B.
HB 254
Livestock Branding Amendments
Noel, M.
HB 256
Revenue Review for Certain Funds
Eliason, S.
HB 259
Amendments to Powers and Duties of State Parks
Powell, K.
HB 273
Interest Rate Swap Amendments
Knotwell, J.
HB 284
Minor Alcohol or Drug Related Offenses and Driving Privileges
Redd, E.
HB 288
Line-of-duty Death Benefits for Peace Officers and Firefighters
Ray, P.
HB 292
Emergency Medical Service Providers Amendments
McCay, D.
HB 299
Attorney Lien Amendments
Hawkes, T.
HB 310
Vintage Motorcycle Amendments
Peterson, J.
HB 311
Private Investigator and Bail Recovery Licensure Amendment
Oda, C.
HB 314
Money Management Act Amendments
Cunningham, R.
HB 317
Destruction of Livestock
Nelson, M.
HB 321
Vote by Mail Revisions
Westwood, J.
HB 338
Resolving Government Record Disputes
Chavez-Houck, R.
HB 341
Constitutional Debt
Knotwell, J.
HB 347
Retirement Window Amendments
Cunningham, R.
HB 349
School and Institutional Trust Lands Budget Amendments
Brown, M.
HB 361
Investigation Protocols for Peace Officer Use of Force
Roberts, M.
HB 379
Underground Storage Tank Amendments
Eliason, S.
HB 390
Local Health Department Emergency Funding
Ray, P.
HB 410
State and Local Energy Efficiency Programs
Draxler, J.
HB 454
Prison Development Amendments
Wilson, B.
Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the Settlement
of Clarion, Utah
Cox, J.
Concurrent Resolution on Carbon Sequestration on Rangelands
Noel, M.
SB 10
Compact for Interstate Sharing of Putative Father Registry Information
Escamilla, L.
SB 16
Certificate of Stillbirth Amendments
Vickers, E.
SB 22
Fire Code Amendments
Bramble, C.
SB 26
Occupational Therapy Practice Act Reauthorization
Harper, W.
SB 27
Health Facility Administrator Act Reauthorization
Mayne, K.
SB 31
Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act Amendments
Weiler, T.
SB 42
General Assistance Program Changes
Escamilla, L.
SB 47
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Christensen, A.
SB 54
Credit Monitoring for Minors
Osmond, A.
SB 68
Eminent Domain Amendments
Hillyard, L.
SB 73
Office of State Debt Collection Amendments
Hillyard, L.
SB 101
Adoption Amendments
Weiler, T.
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