H.B. 453 - Great Salt Lake Revisions


Sponsor: Rep. Casey Snider
Floor Sponsor: Sen. Scott D. Sandall

Better Utah Position

– Support



Bill Status

– Did Not Pass


Imposes a fluctuating severance tax on companies that operate mineral extraction industries from brines in the Great Salt Lake, and requires the State Engineer to impose a “distribution management plan” that provides for the apportionment and distribution of Great Salt Lake water rights while also considering the strategic plan adopted by the Great Salt Lake Commissioner.

Passed in House and Senate

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Voted "Yes"
Vote Legislator District
Yes Sen. J. Stuart Adams Republican SD7
Yes Sen. Heidi Balderree Democrat SD22
Yes Sen. Nate Blouin Democrat SD13
Yes Sen. Curtis S. Bramble Republican SD24
Yes Sen. David G. Buxton Republican SD4
Yes Sen. Luz Escamilla Democrat SD10
Yes Sen Lincoln Fillmore Republican SD17
Yes Sen. Wayne A. Harper Republican SD16
Yes Sen. David P. Hinkins Republican SD26
Yes Sen. Don L. Ipson Republican SD29
Yes Sen. John D. Johnson Republican SD3
Yes Sen. Michael S. Kennedy Republican SD21
Yes Sen. Karen Kwan Democrat SD12
Yes Sen. Michael K. Mckell Republican SD25
Yes Sen. Ann Millner Republican SD5
Yes Sen. Derrin R. Owens Republican SD27
Yes Sen. Stephanie Pitcher Democrat SD14
Yes Sen. Kathleen Riebe Democrat SD15
Yes Sen. Scott D. Sandall Republican SD1
Yes Sen. Jerry W. Stevenson Republican SD6
Yes Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher Republican SD11
Yes Sen. Evan J. Vickers Republican SD28
Yes Sen. Todd Weiler Republican SD8
Yes Sen. Chris H. Wilson Republican SD2
Yes Sen. Ronald Winterton Republican SD20
Voted "No"
Vote Legislator District
Officially Absent
Vote Legislator District
Absent Sen. Kirk A. Cullimore Republican SD19
Absent Sen. Keith Grover Republican SD23
Absent Sen. Daniel McCay Republican SD18
Absent Sen. Jen Plumb Democrat SD9
Didn't Get to Vote
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