2018 Legislation Entry
|billid||sessionyear||categoryid||CATEGORY||ST||BT||BILL TEXT||BILL#||SUMMARY||authorid||AUTHOR||STATUS||LAST ACTION||ISSUE||id||frequency||ACTION||UPDATED|
|2017scsb00058i||2018||42||Ports||SC||SB||BILL TEXT||58||Enacts the Port Enhancement Zone Act.||4102||12/13/2016 Prefiled.
12/13/2016 Referred to Senate Committee on Finance.
01/10/2017 Introduced and read first time.
01/10/2017 Referred to Senate Committee on Finance.
01/19/2017 Reported favorably with amendment by Senate Committee on Finance.
01/26/2017 Committee amendment adopted.
01/26/2017 Amended in Senate.
01/26/2017 Read second time in Senate.
01/31/2017 Read third time. Passed Senate. Sent to House.
02/01/2017 Introduced in House and read first time.
02/01/2017 Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means.
|02/01/2017 Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means.||This bill amends current law to enact the "port enhancement zone act"; extends the moratorium to taxpayers creating at least fifty full-time new jobs in a port enhancement zone; increases the maximum annual tax credit for port cargo volume the from eight million to nine million dollars and to provide that one million dollars may be awarded to a new warehouse or distribution facility that meets certain requirements and employs at least fifty new full-time jobs in a port enhancement zone; allows eighty-five percent of the maximum credit to be claimed by businesses located in a port enhancement zone; doubles the amount of the credit port enhancement zone; extends the exemption for materials handling to a taxpayer that invests at least twenty million dollars in a port enhancement zone, and to extend the exemption for construction materials to a taxpayer that invests at least forty million dollars, in real and personal property, in a port enhancement zone.||88||1||Died upon adjournment.||6/30/18|
|2017nysb00340i||2018||152||Overtime Pay||NY||SB||BILL TEXT||340||Requires motor carriers to provide overtime pay to their employees.||3106||01/04/2017 Referred to Senate Committee on Labor.
01/03/2018 Referred to Senate Committee on Labor.
01/03/2018 Failed to advance.
|01/03/2018 Failed to advance.||Adds a new provision to the Labor Law to require motor carriers to pay their employees one and a half times their regular hourly wage for hours worked beyond 40 hours in any week.||89||1||Carried over from 2017. Companion SB 721.||1/5/18|
|2018wvsb00250i||2018||147||Truck Size and Weight||WV||SB||BILL TEXT||250||Increases the weight limits for vehicles on highways other than the national system of interstate and defense highways.||4196||02/12/18 Introduced in Senate. Referred to Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and then to the Senate Committee on Government Organization.||02/12/18 Introduced in Senate. Referred to Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and then to the Senate Committee on Government Organization.||This bill increases the weight limits for vehicles on certain highways in this state; clarify the commissionerâ€™s authority to increase but not decrease weight limits; and to define certain highways in this state. The maximum gross vehicle weight on any highway other than the national system of interstate and defense highways designated for vehicles with a gross weight not exceeding 90,000 pounds shall have a tolerance of 10 percent. In no case may the commissioner authorize weight limits on any highway other than the national system of interstate and defense highways that would jeopardize or otherwise limit federal highway fund appropriations to this state.||90||1||Died upon adjournment.||3/20/18|
|2018utsb00234i||2018||42||Ports||UT||SB||BILL TEXT||234||Creates the Utah Inland Port Authority, and authorizes it to establish an inland port and a foreign trade zone.||4195||02/27/2018 Introduced. First reading. Referred to Senate Committee on Economic Development and Workforce Services.
03/02/2018 Favorable substitute recommendation from Senate Committee on Economic Development and Workforce Services. Substituted. Placed on 2nd reading in Senate.
03/05/2018 Second and third readings in Senate. Floor amendment 1. Passed Senate.
03/05/2018 To House.
03/06/2018 First reading in House. Second reading suspended. Third reading.
03/07/2018 Third reading of substitute bill in House. Passed House. To Senate. Senate concurs with House amendment. To House.
03/08/2018 Signed by House Speaker and Senate President.
03/13/2018 Enrolled and sent to Governor.
03/16/2018 Signed by Governor.
|03/16/2018 Signed by Governor.||This bill creates the Utah Inland Port Authority; establishes the duties, responsibilities, and powers of the Utah Inland Port Authority; establishes a board to govern the port authority and provides for the board membership, terms, and responsibilities and provides limits on board members; requires the port authority board to hire an executive director; defines land that is under the jurisdiction of the port authority; authorizes the port authority to work to establish an inland port and a foreign trade zone; provides for the port authority to receive tax increment funds; authorizes the port authority board to hear and decide certain appeals related to certain land use actions; requires the port authority to prepare and adopt a budget and provides a process for preparing, adopting, and amending a budget; requires the port authority to comply with certain audit requirements; and modifies tax increment provisions to require port authority board approval under certain circumstances relating to community reinvestment project area plans that include land under the port authority's jurisdiction.||91||1||Effective immediately.||3/25/18|
|2018njab01654i||2018||42||Ports||NJ||AB||BILL TEXT||1654||Supports increased volume of shipping at certain ports and designates the Port Support Zone Act. Imposes tax on empty intermodal shipping containers stored within municipality.||4074||01/09/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Committee on Commerce and Economic Development.||01/09/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Committee on Commerce and Economic Development.||This bill establishes a port support zone surrounding the Port Newark-Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal. The port support zone will assist with the increase in shipping volume expected upon the completion of the expansion of the Panama Canal and the raising of the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge to accommodate modern container ships. The port support zone includes the area within a five-mile radius of the outermost boundary of the port. Provides that, notwithstanding any law, rule, regulation, or ordinance to the contrary: (1) no amendment or revision to any zoning ordinance shall change the classification of a district zoned for commercial or industrial purposes and located within the support zone; and (2) an overweight commercial vehicle may travel along any road reasonably contiguous to the port, so long as that road is within an industrial or commercial zone of that municipality. Authorizes the Department of Transportation, upon adoption of an ordinance or resolution by the City of Newark, the City of Elizabeth, or both, to issue a special permit for the operation of overweight vehicles over designated routes reasonably contiguous to the Port Newark-Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal, within the Port support zone, or both, if the vehicle, meets specified criteria. Amendment omits the imposition of a tax on empty intermodal shipping containers stored within the municipality, under certain circumstances.||92||1||No further action at this time. Same as last session's AB 1961.||1/15/18|
|2018njsb00399i||2018||149||Employee Misclassification||NJ||SB||BILL TEXT||399||Revises exemption from "unemployment compensation law" for operators of certain motor vehicles.||939||01/09/2018 Introduced in the Senate. Referred to Senate Committee on Labor.||01/09/2018 Introduced in the Senate. Referred to Senate Committee on Labor.||This bill provides that services performed by an operator of a motor vehicle are not covered by the unemployment compensation law if the vehicle is licensed for commercial use under federal transportation regulations; the operator owns the vehicle or leases or finances the purchase of the vehicle through an entity which is independent of the entity for which the services were performed; the motor carrier complied with federal Form 1099 reporting requirements with respect to compensation paid to the operator of the motor vehicle; and there is a written lease with a motor carrier, which complies with federal leasing regulations. The bill also makes each individual operator who meets these criteria both ineligible for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits and not subject to UI taxes. The bill exemption applies without regard to requirements of the federal UI law. The bill also removes the current exemption from UI coverage for operators of commercially-licensed motor vehicles weighing 18,000 pounds or more used for highway movement of motor freight, who own, or lease or finance the purchase of, the vehicle through an independent entity, and are compensated by a share of gross revenue or according to a schedule of payments based on the distance and weight of shipments.||93||1||No further action at this time. Same as last sessions SB 121.||1/15/18|
|2018njsb00360i||2018||44||Containers||NJ||SB||BILL TEXT||360||Authorizes certain municipalities to impose a tax on the storage of empty shipping containers to fund redevelopment plan activities.||983||01/09/2018 Introduced in the Senate. Referred to Senate Committee on Community and Urban Affairs.||01/09/2018 Introduced in the Senate. Referred to Senate Committee on Community and Urban Affairs.||This bill would supplement the â€œLocal Tax Authorization Act,7 P.L.1970, c.326 (C.40:48C-1 et seq.) to authorize certain municipalities to impose a tax on empty ISO shipping containers stored within their borders. The bill would authorize a municipality having a population greater than 150,000 persons, according to the latest federal decennial census, by ordinance, to impose a tax on empty ISO shipping containers stored in the municipality. The bill would require that all local ISO container taxes collected by a municipality must be deposited into a trust account established by the municipality and dedicated exclusively to the purpose of funding activities set forth in one or more redevelopment plans adopted by the municipality pursuant to section 7 of P.L.1992, c.79 (C.40A:12A-7). The bill sets the following rates to be imposed by a municipality that enacts an ordinance imposing the tax, which are to be applied to each twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) as is kept in storage: Storage period Maximum tax per TEU per day of storage From day 1 through day 30 $0.00 26 From day 31 through day 60 $0.25 27 From day 61 through day 90 $0.50 28 In excess of 90 days $0.75 29 The bill defines â€œISO shipping containers as any standardized shipping container constructed in accordance with the standard sizes promulgated by the International Standards Organization for use in intermodal transportation of goods by ship, rail or truck, which shall include but shall not be limited to containers that are 20 feet in length and 8 feet in width, 40 feet in length and 8 feet in 35 width, 45 feet in length and 8 feet in width, 48 feet in length and 8 36 feet in width, and 53 feet in length and 8 feet in width. The bill 37 defines "Twenty-foot equivalent unit" as a measure of the capacity of ISO shipping containers used to approximate the comparable size of the various types of ISO containers. The bill defines the calculation of the TEU measure for any ISO container as the result of dividing the base area measured in feet of any ISO container, determined by multiplying its external length by its external width, by the number 160.||94||1||No further action at this time.||1/15/18|
|2018vahb01106i||2018||149||Employee Misclassification||VA||HB||BILL TEXT||1106||Concerns investigation of possible wrongful misclassification of employees as independent contractors, and states penalties, etc.||4176||01/10/18 Prefiled and ordered printed. Committee referral pending.||01/10/18 Prefiled and ordered printed. Committee referral pending.||Authorizes the Attorney General, upon reasonable cause to believe that a person is wrongfully misclassifying employees within the Commonwealth as independent contractors, to conduct an investigation into such possible wrongful misclassification. Upon probable cause that a person has wrongfully misclassified employees within the Commonwealth as independent contractors, the Attorney General shall have the authority to file a complaint in the circuit court where such person is located, seeking recovery of all amounts owed to departments and commissions of Virginia, unpaid wages or overtime for employees, and any other losses of benefits, amounts due under the law, and damages employees suffered due to the wrongful misclassification. The circuit court may award judgment in the amount owed, including prejudgment and post-judgment interest, and assess all costs and reasonable attorney fees against a person who wrongfully misclassified employees as independent contractors.||95||1||Died upon adjournment.||3/20/18|
|2018wahb02601i||2018||46||Emissions||WA||HB||BILL TEXT||2601||Reduces air emissions associated with certain port trucking operations.||4179||01/11/2018 First reading. Referred to House Committee on Environment.01/16/2018 Public hearing in the House Committee on Environment.
01/16/2018 Hearing in the House Committee on Environment.
01/25/2018 Executive action take in the House Committee on Environment.; first substitute be substituted and recommend for passage.
01/29/2018 Referred to House Committee on Rules.
|01/29/2018 Referred to House Committee on Rules.||By January 1, 2019, all drayage trucks transporting shipping containers to or from a high-volume port must meet the 2007 truck engine standard adopted by the EPA. High-volume ports are those ports whose total tonnage of domestic and foreign waterborne trade, as measured by the BTS, exceeded 20 million tons during the most recent year statistics were available. By January 1, 2020, high-volume ports must develop and submit to the Legislature a plan that provides a roadmap for transitioning the fleet of drayage trucks serving high-volume ports towards using only zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by January 1, 2035.||96||1||Died upon adjournment.||3/20/18|
|2018wahb02812i||2018||149||Employee Misclassification||WA||HB||BILL TEXT||2812||Establishes the Employee Fair Classification Act.||4182||01/17/2018 First reading. Referred to House Committee on Labor.||01/17/2018 First reading. Referred to House Committee on Labor.||Clarifies the definition of "employee" and provides a regulatory and benefits structure for non-employee workers to: (1) Provide businesses the necessary legal clarity they require to thrive as companies and employers; and (2) Ensure a basic social safety net is available to all workers, regardless of worker status. Addresses Employee fair classification; wage deductions; the wage payment act; the minimum wage act; unemployment insurance; and industrial insurance.||97||1||Died upon adjournment.||3/20/18|
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|1||Thomson||Helen||Assemblyman||CA||D||555 Mason St., Ste. 275||Vacaville||CA||95688||707-455-8025||707-455-0490||helen.Thomson@assembly.ca.gov|
|2||Barrios||Jarrett||Representative||MA||D||134 State House||Boston||MA||02133||617-722-2130||Rep.JarrettBarrios@hou.state.ma.us||http://www.barrios.org|
|4||Neumann||Andy||Representative||MI||D||937 S. Third Ave||Alpena||MIemail@example.com|
|6||Karnette||Betty||Senator||CA||D||3711 Long Beach Blvd., Ste. 801||Long Beach||CA||90807||916-445-6447||562-997-0799||Senator.Karnette@sen.ca.gov|
|13||House Committee on Labor||AK|
|14||McDaniel||Frank||Representative||AL||D||PO Box 577||Albertville||AL||35950||256-242-7697||###-###-####|
|15||Brimhall||Debra||Representative||AZ||R||PO Box 1216||Pinedale||AZfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|16||Weiers||Jim||Representative||AZ||R||1700 West Washington St., Rm 217||Phoenix||AZemail@example.com|
|17||Leff||Barbara||Representative||AZ||R||8641 N. 55th Pl.||Paradise Valley||AZfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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