By Carlene Walker
Utah State Senator, District 8
For any who may be interested, here is a preview of a few of my bills this year.Resolution Urging Congress to Address SSN ID Theft
(SCR 1): This resolution asks Congress to give support to employers to screen employees for false Social Security numbers and establish ways for citizens to better protect themselves from ID Theft, especially through government sources. I will companion this resolution with three bills (two are listed below. The other one has not been numbered, but will address the growing problem of medical identity fraud).Workforce Services-Reporting Misuse of Personal Identifying Information
(SB 15): This bill will allow the Department of Workforce Services to inform people when their Social Security Numbers have been stolen and report the fraud to the proper authorities.Revising Death Certificates
(SB89): This bill will remove Social Security numbers from death certificates.Creation of New School District Amendments
(SB 30): This amendment gives cities tools to create new, smaller school districts and puts meat on the bones of last year's bill by Rep. Dave Cox.Forms of Municipal Government
(SB 41): This bill repeals a provision that allows cities to change forms of government to a city manager form without public hearings and voter approval. This will address the undemocratic neutralizing of mayors in Lehi, Syracuse and Bluffdale.
As always, I would appreciate any and all responses.