Governor signs 42 bills including measure against White Collar Crime

SALT LAKE CITY (March 24, 2015)- Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 42 bills today, bringing the total number of bills signed from the 2015 General Legislative Session to 144.

Among those signed were HB 378, White Collar Crime Registry and HB 415, Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes. HB 378 authorizes the attorney general to develop and operate a Utah White Collar Crime Offender registry, which will be made available to the public.

“Whether a criminal wears a white collar or a blue collar, I am a strong supporter of protecting the consumer and the public from fraud and predatory practices,” said Gov. Herbert. “This bill helps us do that and I’m proud to sign it.”

HB 415 places state restrictions on the selling or distribution of electronic cigarette products. It allows the Dept. of Health to determine product quality, nicotine content, and packaging and labeling standards.

“Electronic cigarettes contain nicotine and other harmful, addictive substances,” said Gov. Herbert. “As marketing and sales of e-cigarettes increase, taxation and regulations similar to those imposed on traditional tobacco products should be enforced to protect public health.”

The complete list of bills signed today by the governor is as follows:

HB 27 Department of Corrections Retirement Amendments Hutchings, E.
HB 29 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board Amendments Cox, F.
HB 31 Natural Gas Amendments Handy, S.
HB 44 Surface Leases Procedure Amendment McKell, M.
HB 55 Repeal of Methamphetamine Housing Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Account Redd, E.
HB 59 Agriculture Modifications McKell, M.
HB 70 Posting Political Signs on Public Property Daw, B.
HB 75 Children=E2=80=99s Health Insurance Program Amendments Hawkes, T.
HB 84 Lead Recycling Amendments Nelson, M.
HB 85 Peace Officer Training Amendments Roberts, M.
HB 94 Investigational Drug and Device Access for Terminally Ill Patients Froerer, G.
HB 97 Election of Officials of New Municipality Cox, J.
HB 104 Cow-share Program Amendments Roberts, M.
HB 116 Boating Safety Amendments Chew, S.
HB 122 Technology Services Amendments Romero, A.
HB 129 Economic Development Incentive Amendment Powell, K.
HB 146 Driving Under the Influence Revisions Eliason, S.
HB 163 Student Data Breach Requirements Knotwell, J.
HB 170 Legislative Audit Amendments Christensen, L.
HB 179 License Plate Fee Amendments Westwood, J.
HB 185 Charitable Solicitation Act Amendments Cutler, B.
HB 187 Amendments to Health and Human Services Funds Redd, Ed.
HB 203 Teacher Salary Supplement Program Amendments Last, B.
HB 205 Veteran Claim Assistance Disclosure Poulsen, M.
HB 220 Vote by Mail Amendments Chavez-Houck, R.
HB 233 Military Education Amendments Oda, C.
HB 237 Vision Screening Amendments Brown, M.
HB 248 Campaign Finance Reporting Revisions Hall, C.
HB 261 Horse Tripping Amendments Ivory, K.
HB 276 Agriculture Structure Amendments McKell, M.
HB 340 Voter Pre registration Amendments Cox, J.
HB 378 White Collar Crime Registry McKell, M.
HB 415 Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes Ray, P.
HCR 5 Concurrent Resolution Regarding an Interlocal Agreement with Jordan River Commission Cunningham, R.
SB 132 Fiscal Requirements for Local Governments and Nonprofits Bramble. C.
SB 14 Renewable Energy Tax Credit Amendments Okerlund, R.
SB 52 Asset Forfeiture Amendments Stephenson, H.
SB 61 Medicaid Audit Amendments Hillyard, L.
SB 76 Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program Hinkins, D.
SB 77 Adoption Records Access Amendments Weiler, T.
SB 165 Property Tax Valuation Assessment Modifications Bramble, C.
SB 257 Antitrust Amendments Bramble, C.