2016 legislative session has ended, now what?

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert, Utah Capitol, Salt Lake City, Utah | Composite image, St. George News

UTAH — The 2016 Utah legislature session has come to a close after 45 long days of hearing a record-breaking number of introduced bills and resolutions.

Unless a special session is called, the Utah Legislature won’t meet again until January 2017. So what happens next with the 474 bills that passed?

After a bill or resolution is passed by the Legislature and placed on Gov. Gary Herbert’s desk, the governor has several options:

  • He may approve the bill by signing it and making it law
  • He may reject the bill by vetoing it or reject part of the bill with a line-item veto, nullifying part of the bill. However, that veto can be overturned by a two-thirds vote of each house in favor of the bill.
  • He may elect to neither sign nor veto the bill, allowing it to become a law without endorsing or rejecting it. Gov. Herbert has 20 days to sign or veto legislation, or it becomes a law without his signature.

Unless there is a specific date mentioned in the bill, successful bills become effective 60 days after the legislative session has ended.

Some resolutions, such as simple or joint resolutions, require no action to be enacted and don’t need the governor’s signature.

Herbert has until March 30 to decide what he’ll do with the 474 bills that passed from the 2016 legislative session. As o Tuesday, Herbert has signed 208 new bills, bringing the total number of bills signed during the 2016 Legislative Session to 156:

  • HB0001S01 – Public Education Base Budget Amendments
  • HB0005 – Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Base Budget
  • HB0006S01 – Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Base Budget
  • HB0007S01 – Social Services Base Budget
  • HB0031 – Enterprise Zone Amendments
  • HB0140 – Public Utilities and Technology Committee Name Change
  • HB0048 – Election Law Amendments
  • HB0060 – Class B and Class C Road Fund Amendments
  • HB0168 – Transportation Funding Modifications
  • HB0207 – Fourth District Juvenile Court Judge
  • HB0211 – Agricultural Exemption Amendments
  • HB0213 – Agricultural Modifications
  • HB0216 – Utah Educational Savings Plan Amendments
  • HB0282 – State Contractor Employee Health Coverage Amendments
  • HB0314 – Bedding, Upholstered Furniture, and Quilted Clothing Inspection Act Amendments
  • HB0320 – Metro Township Revisions
  • HCR001 – Concurrent Resolution on Waters of the United States
  • HCR002 – Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the 40th Anniversary of the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act
  • HCR005S01 – Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the 100-year Anniversary of Our National Parks
  • HCR006 – Concurrent Resolution Celebrating the Utah Farm Bureau Centennial
  • HCR007 – Concurrent Resolution for a Statue to Recognize Father Dominguez and Father Escalante
  • HCR008S01 – Concurrent Resolution on the Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway
  • HCR010 – Concurrent Resolution Recognizing Historic and Economic Relationships Between Canada, the United States, and Utah
  • SB0001 – Higher Education Base Budget
  • SB0004S01 – Business, Economic Development, and Labor Base Budget
  • SB0005S01 – Retirement and Independent Entities Base Budget
  • SB0006S01 – Infrastructure and General Government Base Budget
  • SB0007 – National Guard, Veterans’ Affairs, and Legislature Base Budget
  • SB0023 – Water Law – Protected Purchaser Amendments
  • SB0026 – Election Notice Amendments
  • SB0027 – Absentee Ballot Amendments
  • SB0030 – Department of Commerce Boards, Committees, and Commissions Concurrence Amendments
  • SB0056 – Nurse Practice Act Amendments
  • SB0062 – JROTC Instructor Amendments
  • SB0078 – State Board of Education Candidate Selection
  • SB0129 – Driving Privilege Card Amendments
  • SB0144 – Dead Domestic Animal Disposal Amendments
  • SB0146 – Workers’ Compensation Amendments
  • SB0162 – Crime Victims Council Amendments
  • SB0181 – Judiciary Amendments
  • SB0186 – Air Quality Incentives
  • SCR001 – Concurrent Resolution Encouraging Universal Metering of Water Systems
  • SCR002 – Concurrent Resolution in Support of Sales and Use Tax Transactional Equity
  • SCR003 – Concurrent Resolution Supporting American Indian and Alaskan Native Education State Plan
  • SCR004 – Concurrent Resolution – Old Spanish Trail Designation
  • SCR005 – Concurrent Resolution in Support of Law Enforcement Officers
  • SCR006 – Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the 20th Anniversary of the Utah Educational Savings Plan
  • SCR007 – Concurrent Resolution Honoring Those Who Have Assisted Korean War Veterans
  • SCR008 – Concurrent Resolution Approving the Test and Training Range Land Exchange
  • SCR010 – Communications Spectrum Translator System Concurrent Resolution
  • SCR011 – Concurrent Resolution Urging the Rescheduling of Marijuana
  • SCR017 – Concurrent Resolution Recognizing Utah’s Ten Year Relationship with Liaoning, China

Bills and resolutions signed by the governor Monday:

  • HB13 – Alcoholic Beverage Event Permit Amendments
  • HB20 – Lead Acid Battery Disposal Sunset Reauthorization
  • HB21 – Election Revisions
  • HB24 – Aeronautics Restricted Account Amendments
  • HB37 – Worke r Classification Coordinated Enforcement Act Sunset Amendments
  • HB38 – Unconventional Vehicle Amendments
  • H.B. 43 – State Instructional Materials Commission Amendments
  • HB55 – State Highway System Amendments
  • HB56Women in the Economy Commission Amendments
  • HB90 – Education Background Check Amendments
  • HB93 – Organ Donor Amendments
  • HB97 – Children with Cancer Special License Plate
  • HB 139 – Transparency Advisory Board Modifications
  • HB146 – Disclosure of Local Candidates
  • HB156 – Personalized License Plates Amendment
  • HB158 – Campaign Funds Restrictions For County and Local School Board Offices
  • HB162 – Motion Picture Incentives Amendments
  • HB167 – Utah Law Enforcement Memorial Special Group License Plate
  • HB198 – Ballot Proposition Amendments
  • HB222 – Nonuse Application Amendments
  • HB233 – Tax Credit for Military Survivor Benefits
  • HB243 – Public Transit District Officers Amendments
  • HB254 – Resident Student Tuition Amendments
  • HB305 – Water Rights and Resources Amendments
  • HB344 – Move Over Amendments
  • HB379 – Interstate Reciprocity Agreement for Postsecondary Distance Education
  • HB445 – State School Board Amendments
  • HB452 – Veterans’ and Military Affairs Commission Amendments
  • HCR4 – Concurrent Resolution Declaring Drug Overdose Deaths to Be a Public Health Emergency
  • SB14 – American Indian and Alaskan Native Amendments
  • SB16 – Tax Credit Amendments
  • SB24– Utah Housing Corporation Sunset Extension
  • SB25 – Ballot Amendments
  • SB33 – Occupational Safety and Health Amendments
  • SB35 – Veteran License Plates Amendments
  • SB40 – Utah Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act Amendments
  • SB64 – Special Group License Plate Modifications
  • SB69 – Children’s Heart Disease Special Group License Plates
  • SB75 – Water Rights Adjudication Amendments
  • SB108 – Birthing Center Amendments
  • SB126 – Committee Authority Amendments
  • SB130 – Tattoo Removal
  • SB152 – Accelerated Foreign Language Course Amendments
  • SB190 – Open and Public Meetings Law Revisions
  • SB192 – Study on Claims Exceeding Statutory Limit
  • SB195 – Highway Bridge Designation Amendments
  • SB217 – Alcoholic Beverage Control Act Licensing Amendments
  • SB237 – Immigration and Alien Related Amendments
  • SB250 – Alcoholic Beverage Policy Amendments
  • SCR14 – Concurrent Resolution Designating Utah Broadcasters Awareness Week
  • SCR15 – Concurrent Resolution Urging Congress to Enact the Dine College Act
  • SCR16 – Concurrent Resolution on Utah’s Vision for Enduring Contribution to the Common Defense
  • HB14 – Emergency Services Account Loan Amendments
  • HB15 – Domestic Relations Retirement Shares
  • HB 17 – Assessment Area Foreclosure Amendments
  • HB30 – Good Landlord Program Amendments
  • HB39 – Pass-through Entity Return Filing Date
  • HB52 -Office of Outdoor Recreation Amendments
  • HB58 – Hemp Extract Amendments
  • HB63 – Fees for Government Records Requests
  • HB66 – Online Parenting Course for Divorcing Families
  • HB68 – Post-exposure Blood Testing Amendments
  • HB81 – Government Employees Insurance Offerings Amendments
  • HB 83 – Campaign Finance Disclosures in Municipal Elections
  • HB95 – Political Issues Committee Amendments
  • HB98 – National Guard Death Benefit Amendments
  • HD100 – Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact
  • HB104 – Property Taxation Amendments
  • HB114 – Controlled Substance Reporting
  • HB120 – DUI Enforcement Funding Amendments
  • HB126 – Unmanned Aircraft Revisions
  • HB127 – License Plate Options
  • HB129 – Towing Surcharge Amendments
  • HB149 – Death Reporting and Investigation Information Regarding Controlled Substances
  • HB172 – Public Assistance Benefits Amendments
  • HB177 – Mortgage Lending Amendments
  • HB184 – Unlicensed Direct-entry Midwifery
  • HB186 – Volunteer Health Care Continuing Education Credit
  • HB206 – Human Trafficking Safe Harbor Amendments
  • HB230 – Workers’ Compensation Fund Amendments
  • HB237 – Income Tax Contribution for Clean Air
  • HB239 – Access to Opioid Prescription Information via Practitioner Data Management Systems
  • HB245 – Local Health Department Amendments
  • HB247 – Medicaid Vision Amendments
  • HB252 – Intellectual Disability Terminology Amendments
  • HB260 – Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Amendments
  • HB263 – Fraud Amendments
  • HB285 – Board of Examiners Meeting Notice Amendments
  • HB295 – Obesity Report
  • HB351 – Attorney General Fiscal Amendments
  • HB363 – Grazing Zone Amendments
  • HB371 – Human Services Licensee and Contractor Screening Amendments
  • HB380 – Utah Communications Authority Amendments
  • H.B424 – Coordination of Health Insurance Benefit Amendments
  • HCR11Concurrent Resolution Encouraging the Repayment of Funds Used to Keep National Parks, Monuments, and Recreation Areas Open
  • SB11 – Cancellation of Auto Insurance Coverage

Bills and resolutions sighed Tuesday:

  • HB12 – Disaster Recovery for Local Governments
  • HB26 – Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee Report Amendments
  • HB27 – School District Participation in Risk Management Fund
  • HB29 – Tr nsportation Interim Committee Reports Amendments
  • HB36 – Insurance Revisions
  • HB45 – STEM Program Amendments
  • HB77 – Special District Amendments
  • HB 124 – Monitoring Equipment in a Care Facility
  • HB 135 – State Parks Fee Exemption Amendments
  • HB138 – Consumer Electronic Device Recycling Report Amendments
  • HB147 – State Board of Education Revisions
  • HB154 -County Personnel Requirements
  • HB160 – Justice Court Amendments
  • HB161 – Agriculture Parcel Amendments
  • HB189 – Motor Vehicle Impound Amendments
  • HB191 – Interlock Restricted Driver Amendments
  • HB217 – Small School Funding
  • HB227 Electronic Driver License Amendments
  • HB232 – Scenic Byway Amendments
  • HB 251 – Post-employment Restrictions Amendments
  • HB273 – Condominium Association Amendments
  • HB298 – Lawful Commerce in Arms
  • HB318 – Point of the Mountain Development Commission Act
  • HB328 – Housing and Homeless Amendments
  • HB342 – Substance Abuse Programs Amendments
  • HB345 – Clinic Definition Amendments
  • HB359 – Political Subdivision Ethics Commission Amendments
  • HB369 – Electronic Device Location Data Amendments
  • HB381 – Standards for Issuance of Summons
  • HB421 – Insurance Changes
  • HB440 – Suicide Prevention and Gun Data Study
  • HB460 – School Resource Officers and School Administrators Training and Agreement
  • HB464 – Public Lands Wildfire Study
  • HB 479 – Jail Contracting Rate Amendments
  • SB21 – Repeal of Health and Human Services Reports and Programs
  • SB43 – Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention in Public Schools
  • SB50 – Health Code Repealer
  • SB 63 – Survey Monument Replacement
  • SB109 – School and Institutional Trust Lands Amendments
  • SB121 – Electric Assisted Bicycle Amendments
  • SB122 – Wildland Fire Policy Updates
  • SB132 – Commercial Driver License Amendments
  • SB150 – Metro Township Amendments
  • SB155 – Indigent Defense
  • SB177 – Nighttime Highway Construction Noise Amendments
  • SB193 – Utah Communications Authority Act Amendments
  • SB197 – Resale of Procurement Item Amendments
  • SB203 – Immunity Amendments
  • SB204 – Free Market Protection and Privatization Board Act Amendments
  • SB212 – Wildland Fire Suppression Fund
  • SB246 – Funding for Infrastructure Revisions
  • SCR19 – Concurrent Resolution on Education

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