Bill Tracker

2022 Bill Tracker

Bills that HEAL Utah is working on and tracking during the Utah 2022 legislative session
CategoryBill numberStanceBill NameDescriptionSponsor / Co-SponsorStatusBill Breakdown
Air Quality SB 140Watching Housing and Transit Reinvestment Zone AmendmentsThis bill amends provisions related to housing and transit reinvestment zonesSen. Harper, Wayne A.Last Action: 23 Feb 2022, House/ circled Last Location: House 3rd Reading Calendar for Senate bills
Clean Air HB 164SupportPublic Transit FaresBill would make all public transit via UTA "free", would be paid within the budget surplus. Rep. Briscoe, Joel K.Last Action: 27 Jan 2022, House/ to standing committee Was assigned to House Revenue and Taxation Committee on Tue. Feb 22, 8:00 AM .Will be voted on before it moves on to the house floor. Watch here
Clean AirHB 189SupportElectric Vehicle Charging ModificaitonsBill language prevents community associations like HOAs from restricting home owners installation of electric vehicle charging station.Rep Joel BriscoeLast Action: 28 Feb 2022, LFA/ fiscal note publicly available Last Location: Fails to pass the House Floor Watch here
Clean Air SB 136SupportAir Quality Policy AmendmentsBill would task a study for the Air Quality Policy Board regarding implementation of a diesel emissions reduction program Sen. Luz EscamillaLast Action: 28 Feb 2022, House/ return to Rules due to fiscal impact Last Location: House Rules CommitteeWatch here
Clean AirHB 109SupportDeath Certificate AmendmentsAllows a health professional to indicate air pollution factored into an individual's death on a death certificateRep. Handy, StephenHouse/ 1st reading (Introduced)Watch here
Clean AirHCR007WatchingConcurrent Resolution Regarding Improving Air Quality Through Enhanced Zero Emission RailThis concurrent resolution addresses improving air quality through encouraging rail development and zero emission technology deployment.Rep. Ballard, Melissa G.Last Action: 18 Feb 2022, House/ placed on Concurrence Calendar Last Location: Passed the House (69 yeas, 0 nays, 6 absent) and moved on and passed favorably in Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee
Clean AirSB 51OpposeTransportation AmendmentsBill originally would update vintage vehicle emissions but was amended with language that could possibly fund fossil fuel projects. HarperNew amendment removed Throughput Infrastructure fund language and passed the Senate Floor (24 yeas, 0 nays, 5 being absent) and will be sent to the House for the signature of the speaker.Watch here
Clean Air/ClimateHJR 3WatchingJoint Resolution Supporting Federal Carbon Fee and Dividend ProgramThis joint resolution addresses the environmental impact that CO2 pollution creates and supports the use of border-adjusted carbon fees to encourage the development of clean energy technologies. Rep. WardLast Action: 26 Jan 2022, House/ to standing committee Last Location: House Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Committee
Clean energy/ Clean AirHB 052WatchingHydrogen Tax Credit AmendmentsThis bill gives a tax credit for hydrogen fuel if made from renewable sources.Environmental groups are concerned about this bill as Utah’s renewable energy definition includes biofuels.Rep. Sagers, DouglasLast Action: 28 Feb 2022, House Comm - Returned to Rules Last Location: House Revenue and Taxation Committee
ClimateHCR 001WatchingConcurrent Resolution to Work Together to Address the Climate, Public Lands, and Carbon SequestrationThis resolution pushes carbon sinks as the only solution to climate change and wants the State and Federal Government to focus on carbon sinks over other combating strategies.Rep. Keven Stratton; Sen. David HinkinsLast Action: 22 Feb 2022, Governor Signed Last Location: Lieutenant Governor's office for filing
Clean EnergyHB 046WatchingUtah Energy Infrastructure AmendmentsAmends the energy act and gives tax credits to Fuel Standard Compliance Projects. A fuel standard compliance project is a project designed to retrofit a fuel refinery in order to make the refinery capable of producing fuel that complies with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Tier 3 gasoline sulfur standard.Rep. Albrecht, Carl R. Last Action: 31 Jan 2022, Senate Comm - Favorable Recommendation Last Location: Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee Committee Note: The Retirement and Independent Entities Interim Committee recommended this bill. (11-0-4)
Clean EnergyHB 221SupportTax Credit for Alternative Fuel VehiclesThis bill enacts income tax credits for the purchase or lease of an alternative fuel vehicle requires the Air Quality Board to create a form to facilitate assignment of the tax creditRep. Harrison, SuzanneStill has not been assigned to a House Committee, stuck in rules committee. Watch here
Clean Energy HB 244WatchingGeological Carbon Sequestration Amendments While Carbon Sequestration is a positive in cleaning emissions it takes us a step back and incentivizes the fossil fuel industry to continue to produce emissions.Rep. Stephen HandyLast Action: 24 Feb 2022, Senate/ placed on 2nd Reading Calendar Last Location: Senate 2nd Reading Calendar
ClimateSB 187Support Fossil Fuel Tax AmendmentsThis bill creates a tax on carbon dioxide emissions.Sen. Kitchen, Derek L.Passed the House (69 yeas, 0 nays, 6 absent) and moved on to the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee were it was held as a study item for the following interim session. Watch here
ClimateSCR 002WatchingConcurrent Resolution Highlighting Utah's Willingness to Cooperate with the Federal Partners for Efficient and Sustainable Management of Public LandsThis resolution prioritizes state control of public lands and aims to open state public lands up to extractive industries. Rep. Keven Stratton; Sen. David HinkinsLast Action: 17 Feb 2022, Governor Signed Last Location: Lieutenant Governor's office for filing Committee Note: The Federalism Commission recommended this bill. (8-0-1)
ClimateHB 186WatchingVehicle Registration Amendments This bill would raise the registration fee for electric vehicles to make up for road maintenance taxes usually paid through gas taxes. Rep. Ward, Raymond P. Last Action: 31 Jan 2022, House Comm - Favorable Recommendation Last Location: House Transportation Committee
ClimateHB 156WatchingSales and Use Tax Refund AmendmentsEnacts a refund of state sales and use tax paid for the purchase or lease of machinery, equipment, normal operating repair or replacement parts, or materials by an oil and gas extraction or a pipeline transportation establishment.Rep. Watkins, Christine F., Sen. Fillmore, LincolnLast Action: 28 Feb 2022, House Comm - Returned to Rules Last Location: House Revenue and Taxation Committee
Nuclear WasteSCR 003AgainstConcurrent Resolution Highlighting Utah's Rare Earth Mineral PositionLine 79-81 includes Uranium which currently is not listed as a federal rare earth mineral and current reserves show sufficient stock for over 130 years, therefore, should not be included in this resolution supporting Utah’s Rare Earth Mineral Position.Sen David Hinkins; Rep Carl AlbrechtPassed Senate and House/ on its way to governor.
Nuclear WasteSB 97WatchingSolid and Hazardous Waste AmendmentsWould permit frack waste and other oil and gas wastes to be dumped in a nonhazardous waste facility.WintertonLast Action: 16 Feb 2022, Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared Last Location: Legislative Research and General Counsel/Enrolling
Nuclear WasteHB 250WatchingEnvironmental Quality Revenue AmendmentsThis bill addresses fees and funds related to environmental quality.Rep. Barlow, Stewart E.17 Feb 2022, Senate/ to standing committee
AgricultureSCR 8SupportConcurrent Resolution Recognizing the Importance of the Agriculture IndustryThis concurrent resolution recognizes the importance of the agriculture industry to the state and declares the Decade of Agriculture.Sen. Winterton, Ronald M.Last Action: 14 Feb 2022, House/ 1st reading (Introduced) Last Location: House Rules Committee
Air QualityHB 275WatchingVehicle Emissions Reduction ProgramThis bill creates the Vehicle Emissions Reduction Program to provide financial assistance to an eligible individual in the purchase of a lower emissions motor vehicle under certain conditions.Rep. Stenquist, Jeffrey D.Last Action: 28 Feb 2022, House Comm - Returned to Rules Last Location: House Revenue and Taxation Committee
Air QualityHB 332SupportClean Air for Schools ProgramThis bill creates the Clean Air for Schools Pilot Program; requires the State Board of Education to award grants to eligible local education agencies to provide portable air filtration systems to schoolsRep. Owens, DougLast Action: 11 Feb 2022, House/ to standing committee Last Location: House Education Committee
Air QualityHB 312Watching State Financial Contracts AmendmentsRep. Shipp, Rex P.Last Action: 22 Feb 2022, House Comm - Held Last Location: House Business and Labor Committee
Air QualityHB 322Watching Public Transit Capital Development ModificationsThis bill requires a large public transit district to coordinate with the Department of Transportation regarding certain public transit facilities associated with a transit oriented development;Rep. Christofferson, Kay J.Last Action: 16 Feb 2022, LFA/ fiscal note publicly available 17 Feb 2022, House/ to Senate
Air QualityHB 186WatchingVehicle Registration AmendmentsThis bill would raise the registration fee for electric vehicles to make up for road maintenance taxes usually paid through gas taxes. Rep. Ward, Raymond P./Sen. Harper, Wayne A.Last Action: 22 Feb 2022, Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared Last Location: Legislative Research and General Counsel / Enrolling
Air QualitySB 174WatchingPollution Control Equipment Tax AmendmentsThis bill enacts provisions related to the assessment of certain pollution control equipment.Sen. Vickers, Evan J.Passed House Revenue and Taxation Committee with favorable recommendation assigned to House 3rd Reading Calendar for Senate bills
Air QualityHB 286Watching Mining Surety RequirementsThis bill exempts the state and political subdivisions from the requirement to provide surety related to reclamation of a mining operationRep. Lyman, PhilLast Action: 28 Feb 2022, House Comm - Returned to Rules Last Location: House Political Subdivisions Committee
Air QualitySB 146Watching Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining AmendmentsThis bill amends the definitions of "crude oil" and "oil" to clarify regulatory authority over tar sands production and defines that tar sands are exempt from state severance tax.Sen. Winterton, Ronald M.Passed House Floor ( 70 yeas, 0 nays, 5 absent) sent to the house for the signature of the speaker.
Clean EnergyHB 272SupportEnergy Storage Amendments This bill addresses accessablility of energy storage and incentivizes their adoption.Rep. Handy, Stephen G.Last Action: 01 Feb 2022: LFA/ fiscal note sent to sponsor Last Location:Received a fiscal note a couple of weeks ago but STILL has not been assigned to a standing committee and is stuck in the House Rules Committee.Watch here
Clean EnergyHB 311WatchingAlternative Fuel Heavy Equipment Tax CreditThis bill provides incentives for the purchase of alternative fuel heavy equipment.Rep. Ballard, Melissa G.Held during the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee.
Clean EnergyHB 326WatchingState Innovation Amendments This bill addresses state innovation.Rep. Moss, JeffersonLast Action: 28 Feb 2022, Senate/ to standing committee Last Location: Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee
Clean EnergyHB 215WatchingProject Entity Oversight CommitteeThis bill creates the Project Entity Oversight Committee.Rep. Albrecht, Carl R./ Sen. Hinkins, David P.Last Action: 18 Feb 2022, LFA/ fiscal note publicly available Last Location:Passed house (65 yeas,4 nays, 6 abent) and Senate Transportation, Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Committee, on senate floor 2nd reading calendar.
Clean energyHB 46WatchingUtah Energy Infrastructure amendments This bill repeals the Utah Energy Infrastructure Authority and modifies provisions related to the Utah Energy Infrastructure Board.Rep. Albrecht, Carl R./Sen. Harper, Wayne A.Last Action: 16 Feb 2022, Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared Last Location: Legislative Research and General Counsel/Enrolling Committee Note: The Retirement and Independent Entities Interim Committee recommended this bill. (11-0-4)
Clean EnergySB 188 SupportEnergy Efficiency AmendmentsThis bill modifies provisions related to encouraging energy efficiency and related air quality effectsSen. Cullimore, Kirk A.Was successfully subsituted and passed on the Senate Floor ( 20 yeas, 3 nays, 6 being absent) and will be sent to the House Floor for its consideration.
ClimateSB 152SupportCommunity Association Regulation AmendmentsThis bill amends provisions of the Condominium Ownership Act and the Community Includes; vehicle charging stations and solar panels. Sen. Harper, Wayne A./Rep. Maloy, A. CoryPassed the Senate floor ( 23 yeas, 0 nays, 6 absent ) and will be sent to the House Floor for the signature of the speaker.
ClimateHB 244WatchingGeological Carbon SequestrationThis bill authorizes the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining and the Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining to establish regulations for the geologic storage of carbon.Rep. Handy, Stephen G./Sen. Hinkins, David P.Last Action: 18 Feb 2022, Senate/ 1st reading (Introduced) Last Location: Received a second substitution during the House Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Committee and passed out of committee with a favorable recommendation (9 yeas, 0 nays, 3 absent). Passed out of the house with 71 yeas, 1 nay and 3 absent and has been sent on to the senate.