Governor signs 50 bills including assistance for families with severely disabled children

SALT LAKE CITY (March 26, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed an additional 50 bills into law bringing the total number of bills the governor has taken action on from the 2015 General Legislative Session to 252. That total now includes two bills signed during the session that were omitted from previous counts. The Legislature passed 528 bills this session, 495 of which require action by the governor.

Among the bills signed by the governor today is HB 199, Pilot Program for Assistance for Children. This bill directs the Department of Health to apply for a Medicaid waiver to cover the cost of care for children with serious disabilities and complex medical conditions.

“Families facing challenges associated with serious disabilities and medical conditions should be able to access the care they need without going bankrupt,” said Gov. Herbert. “Utahns believe in helping those in need and this bill should provide some much needed relief.”

The governor also signed SB 65, In-state Tuition for Families of Fallen Public Safety Officers. This bill grants in-state tuition rates to the surviving family members of a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty.

“It is appropriate for our state to offer in-state tuition to those who have lost a parent in the line of duty,” said Gov. Herbert. “Education is critical to the economic future of these children and this policy will help them contribute to the economic strength of our state.”

The full list of bills the governor took action on today is as follows:

Bill Number Bill Name Bill Sponsor
HB23 Insurance Licensee Amendments Stanard, J.
HB45 Local Governing Body Amendments Cunningham, R.
HB52 Mental Health Professional Practice Amendments Kennedy, M.
HB56 Property Tax Definition Amendments Snow, V.L.
HB103 Taxation of Property Amendments Sagers, D.
HB106 Wildlife Amendments Schultz, M.
HB111 Payment of Property Tax Amendments Webb, R.C.
HB117 Public Meeting Notice Requirements Stanard, J.
HB118 Public Education Human Resource Management Act Revisions Last, B.
HB120 Modifications to Election Law Hall, C.
HB127 Local Land Use Amendments Peterson, J.
HB135 Pharmacy Licensure Exemptions Westwood, J.
HB147 Driver License Testing Amendments Eliason, S.
HB159 Off-highway Husbandry Vehicle Amendments Sandall, S.
HB199 Pilot Program for Assistance for Children with Disabilities and Complex Medical Conditions Redd, E.
HB215 Sex Offender Registry Amendments Draxler, J.
HB216 Workplace Abusive Conduct Amendments to Promote a Healthy Workplace Stratton, K.
HB298 Exemptions Act Amendments Ivory, K.
HB304 Homeowner Association Utilities Amendments Pitcher, D.
HB333 Budget Reserve Account Amendments Sanpei, D.
HB346 School Building Costs Reporting Amendments Knotwell, J.
HB365 Local Elections Amendments Nelson, M.
HB400 Charges for Medical Records Gibson, F.
HB409 Amendments to the Procurement Code Snow, V.L.
HB444 Charter School Funding Task Force Gibson, F.
SB12 Child Care Amendments Christensen, A.
SB13 Income Tax Amendments Henderson, D.
SB17 Employment Support Act Revisions Shiozawa, B.
SB38 Behavioral Testing and Tracking Restrictions Osmond, A.
SB41 Utah Science Center Authority Amendments Weiler, T.
SB62 Certified Tax Rates Amendments Harper, W.
SB65 In-state Tuition for Families of Fallen Public Safety Officers Amendments Bramble, C.
SB67 Utah Housing Corporation Act Amendments Weiler, T.
SB74 Unincorporated Business Entities Related Amendments Hillyard, L.
SB93 Uniform Commercial Code Filing Amendments Hillyard, L.
SB109 Removal from Database Amendments Thatcher, D.
SB111 Occupational Safety and Health Regulation Jenkins, S.
SB133 Podiatric Physician Amendments Hinkins, D.
SB163 Wildlife Modifications Dayton, M.
SB168 Civic Center Amendments Bramble, C.
SB190 Mobile Home Park Helpline Thatcher, D.
SB200 Environmental Quality Boards Amendments Dayton, M.
SB202 Conservation Commission Employees Okerlund, R.
SB203 Immigration Consultants Amendments Escamilla, L.
SB206 Utah Revised Business Corporation Act Amendments Bramble, C.
SB212 Surplus Lines Insurance Modifications Stevenson, J.
SB213 Budgeting Amendments Henderson, D.
SB218 Nonprofit Corporation Act Amendments Hillyard, L.
SB236 Justice Court Judges Retirement Amendments Weiler, T.
SCR2 Concurrent Resolution Regarding Navajo Water Rights Settlement Hinkins, D.