Week 2 Updates: January 30-February 3
Dear Business Community, 

It may be chilly, but the legislative session is heating up. We have been extremely active the first two weeks of the session to make major strides on significant issues including advancing modernizing Utah's tax system, efforts to improve educational outcomes and improving Utah's regulation environment.
 
Our team has had dozens of meeting with legislators, testified on a number of bills and continues to monitor over one-hundred bills. We want to encourage you to remain actively involved during the session and reach to us with any questions or concerns.
 
Best, 
 
Salt Lake Chamber Policy Team 

Priority Votes 

During the legislative session the Salt Lake Chamber Executive Board designates top priorities of the business community as Priority Votes. The Chamber's Priority Votes are considered the most critical bills during the legislative session and are used to determine the Chamber's Business Champion Awards. Below are the most recently declared priority votes.

Click "View Full List of Priority Votes" to view bill status and bill description on our internal bill dashboard. 

Most Recent Priority Votes:

Bill Number 
Bill Title 
Position
H.B. 81
Post-employment Restrictive Covenant Amendments
Oppose
H.B. 147 
Living Wage Amendments
Oppose
H.B. 168  
Kindergarten Supplemental Enrichment Program
Support
H.B. 223  Elementary School Counselor Pilot Program
Support
H.B. 272 Regulatory Impact Amendments Support
S.B. 110
Sales Tax Collection Amendments
Support

Bills Worth Watching

Each week, the Chamber's policy team tracks relevant bills by subject so you can stay up to date on legislation that impacts you and your business.

We encourage you click on the sections below to view bill status and description on the Chamber's internal bill dashboard.

The Cost of Doing Business

In collaboration with the Governor's Office, the Legislature's Administrative Rules Review Committee, the Department of Administrative Services, and the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst, the Cost of Doing Business Report  was developed to help keep Utah the Best State for Business. 

Many of these recommendations are included in H.B. 272 and will also be addressed in an announcement by Governor Herbert next week.

 
In the News  
Policy Events 
Legislative Reception 

Join us for the Legislative Reception Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Hall of Governors on Capitol Hill. 

Register Here


Cybersecurity Conference

The Salt Lake Chamber is co-hosting a National Cybersecurity Conference with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 from 7:30am-1:30 pm at Marriott University Park. 

Register  Here


To see th e business community's other legislative prioritie s, visit sl chamber.com  
A b by Osborne
Director of Government Relations
801-831- 6116
M ichael Parker
Director of Public Policy 
801-541-8466