I wanted to introduce you to some of the bills and issues, I’m working on including an additional measure to increase accessibility for the public to public records through enhanced GRAMA efforts.
Last year, I worked and passed a bill that enhanced government transparency and access to records. I’m working to take transparency even further by increasing access and reducing the cost of the access through an innovative approach to records management. Please watch the video to learn more about this important effort.
Here’s a link to my sponsored legislation.
There is a link next to the name of the bill that will take you to the tracking page of that bill. You can read the text, look at any amendments, and even click on a link to hear the audio for the Committee and Floor Debates.
There’s also a useful feature that allows you to track bills with a notice to your email of any revisions. We are trying to make it easier for citizens to be more involved in the workings of government.
A few highlights
SB54-Licensing of Nursing Care Facility Beds – This bill amends the licensing of non-Medicaid nursing care facility beds for a facility with 100 or more beds and provides continuity of care provisions for patients who have exhausted Medicare benefits.
SCR004-Standing with Israel – This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor recognizes Israel’s legal, historical, moral, and God-given right of self-governance and self-defense.
SB67 – Consumer Protection Revisions – This bill prohibits sellers from imposing a surcharge on a transaction paid for with a financial transaction card.
SB106 – Unemployment Tax Amendment -This bill modifies the Employment Security Act by amending the unemployment
10 insurance contribution rate for employers.
SB161-Restitution Amendments – This bill amends the Individual Income Tax Act, the Utah Code of Criminal Procedure, and provisions related to the Division of Finance to assist in, and increase, the collection of restitution for crime victims
SB168 – Certified Public Accountant Licensing Amendments – This bill modifies the Certified Public Accountant Licensing Act and sets educational requirements and board approval for taking qualifying exams.
This link also shows you bills that are currently in process.
Working toward more transparency
If you haven’t done so, please take a moment and take my survey. Just click on the button to the right and it will take you to my website. It helps me to have your opinions as I’m trying to create the best policy decisions.
Later this week, I’ll be sending reports of the first weeks at the Legislature. Until then…