Legislative Activity

Utah - 2019


HB 187 - Professional Licensing Amendments

Sponsored by Sen. Daniel Hemmert | Rep. Mike Schultz

Bill Summary

This bill makes a number of changes to professional licensing for contractors, including adding 1 hour of required Continuing Education on the topic of energy conservation for contractors wishing to renew their licenses.

SWEEP supports this Bill.

Bill Activity

  • As of Mar. 4, 2019: Draft of Enrolled Bill Prepared

HB 218 - Construction Code Modifications

Sponsored by Rep. Mike Schultz | Sen. Curtis S. Bramble

Bill Summary

Utah Clean Energy worked with stakeholders on HB 218, Construction Code Modifications (Rep. Mike Schultz), as the Utah Legislature must approve any changes to our state commercial and residential building codes. HB 218 is a compromise in relation to energy efficiency: it would adopt the full 2018 commercial energy code, but it would halt a previously approved improvement in air tightness in residential buildings and hold off on additional amendments to the residential energy code we supported until the next round of building code adoption in 2021. While we had hoped for a bit better, the legislation is a step forward for energy efficiency in new commercial and large multifamily buildings. We are also grateful to Representative Schultz for his support for adding an hour of training for building contractors on energy conservation as part of their biennial professional licensing process in a related bill, HB 187, Professional Licensing Amendments.

SWEEP supports this Bill.

Bill Activity

  • As of Mar. 5, 2019: House/ to Governor

HB 307 - Utility Online Usage Data Amendments

Sponsored by Rep. Eric Hutchings

Bill Summary

This bill would require electric distribution utilities and electric distribution cooperatives to allow nonresidential customers to see their energy usage data in 15 minute intervals through an online portal.

SWEEP supports this Bill.

Bill Activity

  • As of Mar. 14, 2019: House/ signed by Speaker/ sent for enrolling