Senate Bills Sponsored

SB49
Purpose of Minimum School Program

  • Passed Senate Education Committee 4-0-3
  • Passed Senate 2nd Reading 27-2-0
  • Passed Senate 3rd Reading 25-2-2
  • Currently in House Education Committee
Focuses Education on Each Child

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SB50
Automobile Insurance Registry Amendments

This bill corrects a flaw in current statute by allowing your existing insurance card to count as proof of insurance when you buy a new car. This inconsistency caused significant problems for at least one family and has the potential to hurt many others.

  • Currently in Senate Business and Labor Committee 
Protecting citizens from state bureaucracy. Consistency in the law. 

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SB52
Rental Amendments

This bill states that in a suit between a renter and a landlord/owner, a court may award costs and reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party.  Under current statute, this has only been true for the landlord, oftentimes leaving the renter with large legal bills, even after a successful suit!

  • Passed Senate Business and Labor Committee 6-0-2
  • Currently on Senate 2nd Reading Calendar
Protects from frivolous lawsuits

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Utah provides a college scholarship as incentive for students to graduate early. This bill corrects a flaw in the program by allowing for a deferral of the scholarship if the student can't use it immediately. One of our neighbors lost out on the scholarship that she qualified for because of a health issue. 

  • Passed Senate Education Committee 4-0-3
  • Passed Senate 28-0-1
  • Currently in House Education Committee
Keeping government promises. Saving taxpayer dollars.

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SB64S1
Student Scholarship Deferral


This bill creates incentives for cities to have more child victim advocates in police departments and gives local police some additional influence with DCFS when it comes to the protection of children. 

  • Passed Senate Health and Human Services Committee 7-0-1
  • Currently on Senate 2nd Reading Calendar
Local control and accountability. Inter-department coordination.

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SB75 Child Welfare Amendments


Jordan District Students receive $1500 less in taxpayer support than students in Canyons District, and that must end. The value of a child's education does not change based on where that child lives or what model of school they attend. This bill will grow education funding faster for students who are currently the lowest funded. 

  • Passed Senate Education Committee 4-1-2
  • Currently Circled
Equal protection and funding. Local Control.

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SB80 Equity Pupil Unit (EPU) - School Funding Amendments


The state limits the choices of local schools and school districts when it comes to accreditation. This bill, drafted in cooperation with the State Board of Education, will return this decision where it belongs--to local districts and schools.

  • Currently awaiting hearing in Senate Education Committee
Local control of education. Decisions in the hands of those that live with the consequences. 

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SB86 Education - Accreditation Amendments


SB94 Local District Tax Revisions

There is one level of government that can raise your taxes without ever having to stand accountable to voters for those decisions. This bill will increase the accountability for special service districts (like sewer districts) by requiring tax increases to be approved by bodies that stand for elections and can be held accountable by voters and taxpayers. 

  • Introduced
Government accountability. Involvement of voters. Lower taxes.

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This bill gets rid of the exemption for background checks for child care facilities that tend to children under four-hour window (gym, daycare, grocery store, etc)

  • Passed Senate Business and Labor Committee 4-0-4
  • Currently on Senate 2nd Reading Calendar
Protects our children. Equal treatment under the law.

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SB124 Child Care Licensing Amendments


This bill would prevent RDA's from using school tax levies to give tax breaks to companies for economic development because the state provides matching funds to keep them at a minimal level. For instance, if the minimum basic levy falls short, the state will kick in money as part of the WPU calculation to keep it at a certain level. 

  • Introduced
Protects Tax Dollars.

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SB142 Redevelopment Agency Amendments


  • Currently in Senate Rules Committee
Supports Education

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SB144 Carson Smith Scholarship Amendments 


This bill will allow qualified individuals to operate a constable business without having to get political approval.

  • Currently in Senate Rules Committee
Removes Government Impediments on Private Sector

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SB146 Constable Amendments 

 


This bill, rather than growing government to address the needs of at-risk students, this program will create private sector incentives for low-income families to invest in the future of their children and create 529 college savings account for low-income students from the time they enter kindergarten.

  • Introduced
Uses Private Sector to help children

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SB149 Financial Education and Savings Plan to Benefit At-Risk Children


This bill would protect individual property rights by limiting the ability of homeowner associations to place restrictions on the use of solar panels on homes. Increased ability to use solar power should also help air quality which is becoming a more important issue for many citizens. House Sponsor is House Majority Whip.

  • et to be introduced
Protects private property rights

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SB154 Solar Access Amendments


Floor Sponsored Bills

HB135 - Deposit of Public Funds

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HB143 - Tax Advisory Board Amendments

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HJR11 - Joint Resolution Calling for Reform of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations

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