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Better Utah Position Bill

H.B. 235 - Voluntary Home Energy Information Pilot Program

Creates a Voluntary Home Energy Information Pilot Program to educate homeowners and sellers on home energy use

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H.B. 259 - Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Directs the Dept. of Transportation to create a statewide electric vehicle charging network plan

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H.B. 317 - Nonroad Engine Study

Directs the Division of Air Quality to study the number and type of nonroad engines in nonattainment areas of Utah

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H.B. 322 - Utahraptor State Park

Authorizes the Division of State Parks to create the Utahraptor State Park in Grand County.

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H.B. 328 - Division of Water Resources Study Update

Requires the Division of Water Resources to update a study on diverting the Green River to bring more water to the Wasatch Front.

H.B. 59 - Tax Credit for Alternative Fuel Heavy Duty Vehicles

Extends an income tax credit for certain alternative fuel heavy-duty vehicles to 2029.

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S.B. 112 - Inland Port Amendments

Authorizes the Utah Inland Port Authority to establish a community enhancement program to address the impacts of development and inland port uses on adjacent communities.

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S.B. 131 - Mining Amendments

Changes the definition of a small mining operation by doubling the size of a mine that qualifies as a small mining operation.

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S.B. 150 - Transportation Governance and Funding Amendments

Expands the Utah Transit Authority’s ability to enter into joint ventures with communities to develop around existing transit hubs.

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S.B. 239 - Refinery Sales Tax Exemption

Extends a tax break for refineries that haven’t begun producing Tier 3 fuel.

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S.B. 77 - Electric Energy Storage Tax Credit

Creates income tax incentives for utility and residential energy storage technologies.

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S.B. 78 - Energy Storage Innovation, Research, and Grant Program Act

Provides funding for a grant program for related to energy storage.

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S.B. 92 - Statewide Comprehensive Rail Plan

Directs the Dept of Transportation to develop a statewide comprehensive rail plan.

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H.B. 139 - Motor Vehicle Emissions Amendments

Increases fines for “coal rolling” and requires law enforcement to refer repeat offenders to the Motor Vehicle Division.

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H.B. 148 - Vehicle Idling Revisions

Reduces the “warnings” police must give before issuing a ticket for vehicle idling from three to one

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H.B. 220 - Radioactive Waste Amendments

Allows the director of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control to authorize alternate requirements for waste classification, opening the door for Utah to store class B and C radioactive waste.

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H.B. 263 - Emissions Testing Revisions

Requires a visual inspection of emissions on diesel engines 1998 and newer.

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H.B. 288 - Critical Infrastructure Materials

Creates protection zones for existing gravel, sand, or rock aggregate mining operations.

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H.B. 353 - Reduction of Single Occupanc Vehicle Trips Pilot Programs

Appropriates funds to reduce air pollution on select bad air days by subsidizing public transit and encouraging carpooling and telework.

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H.B. 357 - Voluntary Wood Burning Conversion Program

Adjusts Utah’s wood burning conversion program to prioritize individuals within 250% of the federal poverty level who live in an area with heavy air pollution.

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H.B. 433 - Inland Port Amendments

Authorizes the Inland Port Authority to own and operate a trade hub and create project areas outside its jurisdictional land. Expands the Authority’s power to capture property taxes from 25 to 40 years. Increases the property tax differential revenue that the Authority can use for operating expenses, and authorizes the Authority to be paid sales and use tax revenue.

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H.B. 78 - Federal Designations

Requires a government entity advocating for a federal designation of state land to first present to the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Interim Committee for its review.

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H.C.R 2 - CR Supporting Renewable and Sustainable Energy Options to Promote Rural Economic Development

Recognizes the diversified nature of Utah’s energy production and the importance of rural counties in developing energy, and supports the development of wind, solar, hydrogen, hydroelectric, and geothermal energy, and exporting energy to other states.

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H.C.R. 3 - CR Urging the EPA to Update Switcher Locomotive Emission Standards

Urges the EPA to update emissions standards for switcher locomotives to Tier 4, which would result in an 89% reduction in nitrogen-oxide emissions and an 88.5% reduction in direct particulate matter emissions.

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H.J.R. 17 - JR on Formation of Public Land Management Plans

Authorizes the state Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands to start forming public land management plans for federal lands.

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S.B. 144 - Environmental Quality Monitoring Amendments

Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to monitor environmental impacts from the Inland Port development including air and water quality and increases in noise and light pollution.

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S.B. 24 - State Energy Policy Amendments

Commits Utah to promoting molten salt reactors, greater access to domestic and international markets for Utah’s natural resources, energy storage, and increased refinery capacity. Recommends including energy education programs in grades K-12.

S.B. 52 - Secondary Water Requirements

Requires new secondary connections to be metered beginning in 2020 and that secondary water suppliers submit a plan for how they will implement metering in the future.