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2019 Legislative Session

Bill Number Description Last Action Support/Opposed
HB 15 SALES AND USE TAX – Amends existing law to provide an exemption from the sales or use tax for any fees associated with public records requests. 02/08 – Reported Signed by Governor on February 8, 2019 Support
HB 21 LABOR – Amends existing law to provide that labor negotiation fact finders and others shall meet in open session when meeting with both parties to the negotiation at the same time, to clarify that decisions regarding labor contract offers shall be made in open session, and to repeal the sunset on negotiations in open session. 01/17 –    Reported Printed and Referred to Commerce & Human Resources Opposed
HB 25 ANNEXATION – Amends existing law to provide a requirement regarding annexation of certain agricultural land. 02/14 – Reported Signed by Governor on February 14, 2019 Monitoring
HB 41 SEVERANCE PAY FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES – Repeals and adds to existing law to provide that public employees shall not be eligible for severance pay. 01/24 – Reported Printed and Referred to Commerce & Human Resources Monitoring
HB  42 LABOR – Amends existing law to provide that labor negotiation fact finders and others shall meet in open session when meeting with both parties to the negotiation at the same time, to clarify that decisions regarding labor contract offers shall be made in open session, and to repeal the sunset date on negotiations in open session. 03/15 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 14, 2019 Opposed original Bill. Supportive of the Amended Bill.
HB 50 MINIMUM WAGE – Amends existing law to remove language prohibiting a political subdivision from enacting a minimum wage that is higher than the state minimum wage. 01/28 –   Reported Printed and Referred to Ways & Means Monitoring
HB 55 MINIMUM WAGE – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding minimum wages. 01/28 –   Reported Printed and Referred to Ways & Means Monitoring
S1028 WORKER’S COMPENSATION – Amends existing law to make psychological injuries suffered by first responders compensable. 03/12 – Signed by Governor on 03/12/19 Neutral – Would like to see Preventative Training
S1038 EMPLOYMENT OF FIREFIGHTERS – Amends existing law regarding appointment of a third member of a fact-finding commission and completion of the fact-finding process. 01/30 –   Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing Opposed
S1047 PURCHASING BY POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS – Adds to and repeals existing law to provide for cooperative purchasing. 03/11 – Signed by Governor on 03/11/19 Support
HB 91  DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES – Amends existing law to revise the definition of “development” to exclude activities undertaken by public charter schools. 03/13 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 12, 2019 Monitoring
HB 103 ELECTIONS – Amends existing law to provide for certain disclosures in elections to authorize a levy. 03/15 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 14, 2019 Support
HB 129 TAXING DISTRICTS – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding revenue allocation area boundaries and to provide for the right of a taxing district to appeal a decision by the State Tax Commission to not recognize a boundary change. 02/12 – Reported Printed and Referred to Revenue & Taxation Monitoring
HB 131  MUNICIPAL RECORDS – Amends existing law to provide for the classification and retention of municipal media recordings and law enforcement media recordings. 02/12 – Reported Printed and Referred to Local Government Monitoring
HB 160 PURCHASING BY POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS – Amends existing law to provide that a sole source declaration may be without an emergency declaration. 03/19 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 19, 2019 Neutral
HB 161 PURCHASING BY POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS – Amends existing law to provide for the posting of notice for solicitations of information technology. 02/22 – Read Third Time in Full – PASSED – 44-26-0           02/25 – Received from the House passed; filed for first reading Neutral
HB 166 NEWSPAPERS – Amends and adds to existing law to provide for legal notices to be published by a newspaper electronically, with print follow-up, and to set rates. 02/26 – Reported out of Committee, Returned to the Desk for re-referral Support
HB 171  ELECTIONS – Amends existing law to revise the time lines for the transmission of certain election and ballot information and to make other election law changes. 03/18 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 18, 2019 Neutral
HB 184 AUDITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES – Amends existing law to revise the expenditure levels of local governmental entities subject to audits. 03/26 – Reported Signed by Governor on March 25, 2019 Support
HB 193  STATE TAX COMMISSION – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding legal descriptions and boundaries. 03/12 – Read third time in full as amended – PASSED – 69-0-1                                                                                                  03/27 –  Read third time in full – PASSED – 31-4-0 Support
HB 201 PROPERTY TAX LEVIES – Amends and adds to existing law to provide that certain nonschool taxing districts may certify a budget request to fund a judicially confirmed obligation under certain conditions. 03/ 26 -Reported Signed by Governor on March 25, 2019 Monitoring
HB 240 AMBULANCE DISTRICTS – Amends existing law to increase the maximum levy rate for an ambulance district. 03/05 –   Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing Monitoring
HB 243 PROPERTY TAXES – Amends existing law to provide an inflation adjuster to the maximum property tax exemption for homeowners. 03/06 – Reported Printed and Referred to Revenue & Taxation Monitoring
HB 294 TAXING DISTRICTS – Amends existing law to revise the distribution of driver’s license fees, to revise the sales tax distribution formula, and to revise provisions regarding the use of sales tax revenues by special purpose taxing districts. 03/29 – Read second time; Filed for Third Reading Support