Legislative Committee

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Non-Compete Legislation Open House Scheduled

Some UPA Members may be interested in the ongoing issue surrounding non-compete legislation.  The following invitation to an October 24th informational open house has been circulated by the Salt Lake Chamber.

Natural Resources & Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee

In an effort to place more emphasis on legislators' responsibilities as budget appropriators, a couple of the regularly scheduled legislative interim days have been replaced with full-day appropriations subcommittees.  That will be the case on Wednesday, October 18.

Transportation Task Force Receives Recommendations

UPA has closely watched the Transportation Governance and Funding Task Force and its subcommittees that have met throughout the summer.  The October 5 Task Force meeting included reports from each of the 3 subcommittees including the Funding Workgroup; Economic Development and Land Use Workgroup; and Governance and Transit Workgroup.  While each workgroup's interest focus has implications for UPA Members, we've principally followed the Funding Workgroup. 

Manufacturers Sales Tax Exemption Changes Discussed

The Interim Revenue and Taxation Legislative Committee reviewed potential legislation at it's October 4 meeting that would expand the current sales tax exemption on the purchase of manufacturing related equipment.  Currently, manufacturing equipment is exempt from sales tax unless that equipment has a "useful life" of less than three years.  Those purchases that are used up in the manufacturing process or otherwise last less than three years are still fully taxable.  This unfortunate distinction was put in place when the original exemption was legislated solely for economic reasons regarding fiscal impact to the State rather than on sound tax policy.  The policy of "taxing outputs rather than inputs" of production has long been shown to promote investment and prudent economic expansion.

Transportation Task Force Nearing Decisions

The legislative Transportation Governance and Funding Task Force will meet Thursday, October 5 at 8:00 a.m. in Room 210 Senate Building at the State Capitol complex.  The Task Force will hear and discuss recommendations from the three working groups previously tasked to bring pertinent reform ideas to the larger group.  Those working groups have included the Funding Working Group; Economic Development and Land Use Working Group; and Governance and Transit Working Group.

Rev & Tax Interim Committee Special Meeting

The Legislative Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee will hold a special meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, 10:30 a.m., in Room 210 of the Senate Building at the State Capitol.  The special meeting allows Committee Members an extended opportunity to discuss several tax issues more in-depth as they prepare for the 2018 Session.  

Committee Info

MEETINGS 
UPA’s Legislative Committee meets weekly throughout the Legislative Session and then as needed throughout the rest of the year. The Committee meets via conference call each Thursday at 11:00 a.m. during the Session.

Conference Call Info: 866-244-8528 / 06678255#
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    2017 MEETINGS
    January 26
    Conference Call - 11:00 a.m.
    February 2
    Conference Call - 11:00 a.m.
    February 9
    Conference Call - 11:00 a.m.
    February 16
    Conference Call - 11:00 a.m.
    February 23
    Conference Call - 11:00 a.m.
    March 2
    Conference Call - 11:00 a.m.
    March 9
    Conference Call - 11:00 a.m.
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LINKS 
Utah Legislative Website
www.le.utah.gov
House of Representatives
http://le.utah.gov/house2/index.html
Governor Herbert
www.governor.utah.gov
State Elections / Lobbyists
http://www.elections.utah.gov

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