Lots of exciting things have happened in the last few weeks on the Hill. One thing that will be coming up this week is tax reform. I'm adding a video to help you understand the dilemma we face as a state. I would love to hear your ideas and input on this complex issue.
I've had a few complex bills on my docket this session. First and foremost is HB 50 which has past both the House and Senate and is waiting for the Govenor to sign into law. There are a few counties that are going to be changing classification statuses in 2019. Because of the types of changes to these counties they could see a HUGE
cost to their residents. Political Subdivisions committee review these changes and made the recommendation to put a hold on these changes for 3 years until we could understand the implications to these counties.
HB 200 Appointment of Constables Amendments makes changes to the process in which a city or counties appoints a constable.
HB 247 County Recorder Fees makes an adjustment to the fees we are charging when a person records with the recorders office. Recorder fees have not been updated since the early 90's. Unlike other fees within a county, these are set by the state to have consistency.
HB 315 is the yearly Land Use Bill. Land Use is more of a living document, so each year there are changes to this statute do to the changes that come from courts to local laws that change. One of the changes it makes is that a planning commission can not make a recommendation before public comment has been made.
HB 323 Impact Fees Amendments is a bill that would allow Rich and Daggett Counties to add an impact fee like larger counties for fire equipment.
HB 351 Oil and Gas Amendments is a bill that take out two words so communities can plan better for where they would like pipelines.
HB288:Critical Infrastructure Materials. I spoke to this issue last Sunday on my Facebook page. I know this is a big issue, with very differing views on what is the right course of action. I believe that this bill will protect our resources, and still allow our local governments the authority they need to move forward.
A rancher, family man and Council Chair in Morgan County, I will fight for local control of education, land, and agriculture in the Utah State Legislature
Copyright © 2015-2016
Contact Logan Wilde