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H.B. 132 - Higher Education Student Speech Rights

Prohibits a college or university from punishing certain acts of speech that do not meet the standard of “discriminatory harassment,” and allows the Attorney General to sue over violations.

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H.B. 17 - Congressional Vacancies Amendments

Creates a process for filling congressional vacancies and grants the Legislature authority to nominate temporary replacements for a U.S. Senate vacancy.

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H.B. 394 - Homeless and Transitional Housing Program Amendments

Creates the position of a state homeless services director with sole control over decision making and funding for homelessness services.

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H.B. 70 - Repeal of Single-mark Straight Ticket Voting

Removes a ballot option to vote for all candidates from one political party without voting for the candidates individually.

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HC.R. 16 - Concurrent Resolution Calling for the Creation of a National Federalism Task Force

Calls for the creation of a National Federalism Task Force for the purpose of convening a series of federalism summits.

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S.B. 173 - Disorderly Conduct Amendments

Adjusts criminal provisions relating to disorderly conduct.

S.B. 200 - Redistricting Amendments

Removes transparency and accountability requirements for the Legislature instituted by voters via Prop 4.

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S.B. 220 - Confession Of Judgement Amendments

Allows parties to enter into a confession of judgment before a default, with exceptions.

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S.J.R. 5 - Joint Resolution to Amend the Rules of Civil Procedure on Disqualification of a Judge

Allows a lawyer to disqualify one judge per case without cause.

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H.B. 133 - Initiative Amendments

Alters the implementation date for voter-passed propositions: 60 days after the next legislative session as a muminum, and over a year for propositions involving a tax increase (Jan. 1 of the year following the next session).

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H.B. 145 - Citizen Political Process Amendments

Requires county clerks to post names of signatories on the county website, and to count signatures and signature removals on a rolling basis every 14 days. Requires signature gatherers to turn in packets 30 days after beginning, and introduces criminal penalties for fraudulent information.

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H.B. 277 - Amendments to Municipal Alternate Voting Methods

Extends deadline for muncipalities to opt in to the pilot program from January 1st to April 15th of this year and allows the municipalities to contract with any political subdivision to run the election.

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H.B. 38 - Administrative Appeal Rights

Allows an individual to appeal the Director of Antidiscrimination and Labor’s decision to dismiss a discirmination complaint.

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H.B. 57 - Electronic Information or Data Privacy

Requires a search warrant for government to access electronic data shared with third parties such as cell service providers.

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H.B. 64 - Lobbyist Expenditures Amendments

Extends lobbying disclosures to lobbyists influencing local elected officials or members of a board of education.

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S.B. 123 - Election Process Amendments

Allows political parties to nominate replacements to compete in a special election, excluding signiture-gathering candidates from the process. Allows the Utah Legislature to choose the replacement for a U.S. Senate vacancy.

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S.B. 147 - Lobbyist Licensing Modifications

Applies harassment training and prohibitions to lobbyists.

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S.B. 236 - State Board of Education Candidacy Amendments

Changes the current non-partisan candidacy requirements for the State Board of Education, allowing candidates to run as a member of a political party, as unaffiliated, or as a write-in candidate.

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S.B. 56 - Community Reinvestment Agency Report

Establishes a public database for community reinvestment agencies to annually report financial information.

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S.B. 61 - Poll Hours for Early Voting

Removes the poll hour closing requirement on the last day of early voting.

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S.B. 89 - Conflict Disclosure Amendments

Requires the Lt. Gov to establish a website for electronic disclosure of potential conflicts of interest of state elected officials.

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S.B. 96 - Medicaid Expansion Adjustments

Repeals Medicaid expansion passed by voters in Prop 3 and replaces it with a partial expansion plan requiring federal waivers, work requirements, and per capita caps on enrollment.

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S.J.R. 9 - JR Calling for a Convention to Amend the United States Constitution

Calls for a Constitutional Convention to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government, limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limiting the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress.

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