Legislative Activity

Utah - 2015


HB 015 - Substitute Clean Fuel Amendments and Rebates

Sponsored by Representative Handy; Senator Weiler

Bill Summary

HB 15 reauthorizes the $1500 tax credit for new electric and other alternative fuel vehicles through 2016, and creates a rebate for alternative fuel vehicle conversions. Electric vehicles reduce transportation related air pollution immediately, but are still more expensive than standard gasoline vehicles. Incentives for electric and alternative fuel vehicles help make these vehicles more affordable for Utahns.

SWEEP supports this bill.

Bill Activity

  • 1/26/2015: House/ 1st reading (Introduced); referred to House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee
  • 2/4/2015: Bill Substituted by Standing Committee
  • 2/13/2015: House/ passed 3rd reading; Introduced in Senate; referred to Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee
  • 2/19/2015: Senate/ committee report favorable
  • 3/12/2015: Senate/ passed 3rd reading
  • 3/31/2015: Signed by the Governor

HB 095 - Extension of Tax Credits for Energy Efficient Vehicles

Sponsored by Representative Snow

Bill Summary

This bill reauthorizes and extends the tax credit for new electric vehicles and compressed natural gas vehicles.

SWEEP supports this bill.

Bill Activity

  • 1/26/2015: House/ 1st reading (Introduced); referred to House Revenue and Taxation Committee
  • 3/12/2015: House/ file for bills not passed

HB 169 - Home Energy Rating Index Score Disclosure

Sponsored by Representative Powell

Bill Summary

HB 169 proposes a policy that all homes receive an energy efficiency rating demonstrating energy efficiency and affordability of the home. This provides information to consumers to allow easy comparison of the energy efficiency and affordability of homes when they are available for sale on the market. This policy is based on a recommendation from the Governor's Clean Air Action Team.

Bill Activity

  • 1/27/2015: House/ 1st reading (Introduced)
  • 3/12/2015: House/ file for bills not passed

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HB 285 - Building Code Review and Adoption Amendments

Sponsored by Representative Brad Wilson

Bill Summary

If passed, HB 285 Would delay the review and adoption of updated model building, fire, and energy codes in Utah from every three years to every nine years. The bill would allow building codes to be amended annually if approved by the Utah Legislature.

SWEEP opposes this bill. Updated building, fire, and energy codes protect the general walfare of Utahns, and delaying adoption puts Utahns at risk.

Bill Activity

  • 2/10/2015: Introduced in the House
  • 2/12/2015: Referred to House Business and Labor Committee
  • 2/23/2015: House/ comm rpt/ substituted/ amended
  • 3/2/2015: House/ passed 3rd reading
  • 3/3/2015: Introduce in Senate; referred to Senate Business and Labor Committee
  • 3/6/2015: Senate Comm - Favorable Recommendation
  • 3/12/2015: House/ file for bills not passed

HB 410 - State and Local Energy Efficiency Programs

Sponsored by Representative Draxler

Bill Summary

HB 410 broadens the state energy performance contracting statute to allow it to be used for energy efficient vehicles in addition to buildings.

SWEEP supports this bill.

Bill Activity

  • 2/26/2015: Introduced in the House
  • 3/5/2015: Favorable Recommendation, House Government Operations Committee
  • 3/9/2015: House/ passed 3rd reading; introduced in Senate
  • 3/12/2015: Senate/ passed 2nd & 3rd readings
  • 3/25/2015: Signed by the Governor