Governor Herbert Takes Action On 59 Bills Including Investments in Transportation, Education Equalization [UPH Wire]

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Aimee Edwards
edwards@utah.gov
801.755.3085
Governor takes action on 59 bills including investments in transportation,
education equalization
SALT LAKE CITY (March 27, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed an additional
59 bills today, bringing the total number of bills the governor has taken
action on from the 2015 General Legislative Session to 311. The Legislature
passed 528 bills this session, 495 of which require action by the governor.
Among the bills signed is HB 362
, Transportation
Infrastructure Funding. In his State of the State address, Gov. Herbert
called on state legislative leaders to address the state’s long term
transportation funding needs. HB 362 ensures appropriate funding will be in
place to meet the growth needs and increased use of the state’s
transportation infrastructure. The Legislature last addressed
transportation funding 17 years ago and due to inflation, the motor fuel
tax had lost significant purchasing power.
With passage of HB 362, additional state funds will now be available to
increase funding for the governor’s top budget priority, public education.
Gov. Herbert expects the Legislature will limit the growth in the current
earmark for transportation funding and devote more general fund revenue to
public education, a state priority that needs additional funding now.
“A strong transportation infrastructure has played a critical role in our
economic growth and it will continue to do so thanks to this bill,” said
Gov. Herbert. “This session we took the necessary steps to address the
discrepancy between the funds we have set aside for transportation and the
funds we will need to support our growing population and keep commerce
flowing through our state for decades to come.”
The governor also signed SB97
, Property Tax
Equalization Amendments. This bill makes changes related to school property
taxes and funding as part of the state’s commitment to ensure students
receive the same high-quality education regardless of where they live.
“Education is the key to our long-term economic strength,” said Gov.
Herbert. “For Utah to remain among the strongest economies in the nation we
need all of our students to succeed, whether they live in a metro or rural
area”
The full list of bills signed today is as follows:
Bill Number
Bill Name
Bill Sponsor
HB 8
State Agency and Higher Education Compensation Appropriations
Sanpei, D.
HB 12
Utah Retirement System Amendments
Powell, K.
HB 24
Insurance Modifications
Dunnigan, J.
HB 25
Water Law – Application Revisions
Snow, V.L.
HB 28
Medicaid Management of Emergency Department Utilization
Kennedy, M.
HB 32
Local Government Disclosure and Campaign Finance Amendments
Draxler, J.
HB 38
Supplemental Savings Plan Amendments
Cunningham, R.
HB 43
Water Rights – Change Application Amendments
McIff, K.
HB 53
Local Government Residential Reimbursement Authority
Anderson, Johnny
HB 58
Change Application Modifications
Grover, K.
HB 112
Hearing Instrument Specialist Amendments
Froerer, G.
HB 128
Maintenance of Student Records
Froerer, G.
HB 133
Firefighter Retirement Amendments
Ipson, D.
HB 145
Vulnerable Adult Worker Amendments
Sanpei, D.
HB 151
Affiliated Emergency Service Worker Postretirement Employment Amendments
Sagers, D.
HB 152
Infertility Insurance Coverage Amendments
Christensen, L.
HB 155
Revisor’s – Technical Corrections
Dunnigan, J.
HB 168
Unclaimed Life Insurance and Annuity Benefits
Dunnigan, J.
HB 206
Local District Service Amendments
Perry, L.
HB 211
Armed Forces Property Tax Exemption Amendments
Oda, C.
HB 227
Real Estate Amendments
Froerer, G.
HB 232

Veteran Employment Protection Act
McKell, M.
HB 234
Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act Modifications
McKell, M.
HB 251
Amendments to the Interlocal Act
Anderson, Johnny
HB 279
Prescription Notification Amendments
Gibson, F.
HB 289
Highway Special Event Permitting
Froerer, G.
HB 290
New Car Dealership Franchise Amendments
McKell, M.
HB 296
Government Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – Amendments
Sandall, S.
HB 302
Traffic Safety Lights on Vehicles
Perry, L.
HB 319
Jail Contracting Treatment Rate Amendments
Noel, M.
HB 334
Child and Family Amendments
Christensen, L.
HB 337
Career and Technical Education Comprehensive Study
Cunningham, R.
HB 356
Parent and Child Amendments
Christensen, L.
HB 362
Transportation Infrastructure Funding
Anderson, Johnny
HB 363
School Land Trust Program Amendments
Cunningham, R.
HB 373
Connected Vehicle Testing
Knotwell, J.
HB 414
Utah Broadband Outreach Center
Handy, S.
SB 4
Current School Year Supplemental Public Education Budget Adjustments
Hillyard, L.
SB 8
State Agency Fees and Internal Service Fund Rate Authorization and
Appropriations
Stevenson, J.
SB 9
Revenue Bond and Capital Facilities Amendments
Harper, W.
SB 15
Water Law – Forfeiture Exemptions
Dayton, M.
SB 18
Governor’s Office of Economic Development Revisions
Osmond, A.
SB 24
Department of Financial Institutions Amendments
Bramble, C.
SB 40
Water Law – Application Withdrawal
Dayton, M.
SB 58
Municipal and County Officials Attendance At School District Board Meetings
Harper, W.
SB 97
Property Tax Equalization Amendments
Osmond, A.
SB 98
Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations
Adams, J.S.
SB 114
Board of Education Compensation Amendments
Osmond, A.
SB 120
Regulation of Reverse Mortgages
Harper, W.
SB 123
Motion Picture Licensing Amendments
Shiozawa, B.
SB 145
Physics Education Proposal
Stephenson, H.
SB 169
Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act Amendments
Henderson, D.
SB 182
Amendments to Sales and Use Tax Exemptions
Bramble, C.
SB 187
Development of Lands Around Bear Lake
Jenkins, S.
SB 207
Political Activity Amendments
Bramble, C.
SB 217
Capital Improvement and Development Project Amendments
Harper, W.
SB 225
Irrigation Service Water Rights Amendments
Van Tassell, K.
SB 227
Charter School Revisions
Henderson, D.
SB 240
School Districts – Transportation Policies
Adams, J.S.
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