COUNTING DOWN & BUDGET BILLS

Day 43! The countdown is on, but there’s still plenty to do! Floor time today began with a prayer given by former Senator Aaron Osmond and the pledge by Senator Escamilla’s intern, Gabrielle Hutchinson.

The third reading requirement rule that requires a bill to be read three times by the Senate before passing to the House, was suspended in order to move bills more efficiently in the dwindling hours left in the Legislative Session.

There were a number of notable bills discussed today. Senator Hillyard’s HB 2 Public Education Amendments, Senator Van Tassell’s HB 8 Stage Agency and Higher Education Compensation, and Senator Weiler’s HB 200 Sexual Assault Kit Processing passed from the Senate and the House, to enrollment. Senator Fillmore’s HB 82 Street Legal All-Terrain Vehicle Amendments garnered a great discussion and was moved from the second reading calendar to the third reading calendar. Both Senator Adam’s SB 196 Health Education Amendments, and Senator Weiler’s SB 185 Cause of Action for Minors Injured by Pornography were circled in the Senate on the concurrence calendar.

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FOR THE RECORD

Senator Harper’s HB 460 Capital Development Projects Bonding, which modifies provisions relating to the bonds for the new state prison and is costing $100 million more than expected, passed through the House 58-10, and was forwarded to the Senate | Deseret News | Salt Lake Tribune

Senator Weiler’s SB 172 Barber Licensing Restriction Changes passed the House and the Senate to be passed to Governor Herbert for consideration | Deseret News | Salt Lake Tribune

Senator Van Tassell’s SB 276 Transportation Funding Modifications passed 26-2 by the Senate and will move to the House for further consideration | Deseret News

Senator Millner’s SB 220 Student Assessment and School Accountability Amendments makes some changes to state-wide testing for students in K-12 and the schools’ accountability | Deseret News


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