Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee; public hearings; room 436, State House
L.D. 266, "An Act To Improve the Law Regarding Bail Commissioners": requires law enforcement agencies to maintain a list of available bail commissioners and give each commissioner equal opportunities to set, requires the bail commissioner to gain information about the victim in domestic-violence cases and gives the bail commissioners discretion to waive the bail commissioner fee.
L.D. 887, "An Act To Repeal a Specialized Form of the Generic Crime of Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer": repeals the crime of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at a casino or slot machine facility.
Education and Cultural Affairs Committee; public hearings; room 202, Cross Building
L.D. 383, "An Act To Increase Public Awareness Regarding School Budget Elections": requires a budget validation referendum for a regional school unit to include the total dollar amount and the percentage increase or decrease compared to the budget of the previous year.
L.D. 417, "An Act To Ensure That All Voters Are Able To Vote in Regional School Unit Budget Elections": changes the annual budget meeting which the regional school unit's budget is initially adopted by district voters to an annual public hearing where residents have an opportunity to offer comments but do not vote, authorizes the RSU's board to make changes to the budget for approval by voters at a referendum and budget adoption will now be an annual referendum vote.
L.D. 521, "An Act To Change the Budget Approval Process for Alternative Organizational Structures": requires who approves school budget approval process for alternative organizational structures be determined by a special meeting authorized by a majority of the governing body.
L.D. 638, "An Act To Require That School Budget Referenda Be Held on the Same Day as Primary Elections": requires a regional school unit board to hold a budget meeting no later than 30 days before the date of the statewide primary or referendum election in June or the second Tuesday in June and changes the provisions governing absentee ballots for a budget validation referendum.
L.D. 666, "An Act To Limit the Amount a School Administrative Unit May Spend without Voter Approval": requires approval in a local vote before a school administrative unit may spend any funds on a school construction project except with a cost of less than $2 million.
L.D. 742, "An Act To Amend the Regional School Unit Budget Validation Process": requires that if the budget approved by the regional school unit budget meeting does not gain approval by voters at the budget validation referendum, the process must be repeated until a budget is validated, until Aug. 30; if the budget is still not validated and two complete budget cycles are completed, then the RSU's budget approved at its last meeting becomes the budget for the fiscal year. If by Aug. 30 two complete cycles are not completed, then once two cycles are completed and no budget is approved, the RSU's budget approved at its last meeting becomes the budget for the fiscal year.
Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee; public hearings; room 211, Cross Building
L.D. 248, "An Act To Encourage Workforce Development in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Efficiency and Energy Conservation Trades and Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions": adds another category of carbon dioxide emissions offset projects for workforce development in the trades of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, efficiency and energy conservation.
L.D. 774, "Resolve, Regarding a Fire and Police Protocols Pilot Program for E-911 Call Processing": gives the Public Utilities Commission the authority to conduct pilot programs at public safety answering points to examine the benefits of and resources needed to implement a statewide fire and police protocols program for E-911 call processing in the state's public safety answering points and report by Dec. 31, 2014.
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