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File #: 22-0491    Version: Name: 050322-SLC-City’s 2022 State Legislative Agenda
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/29/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/24/2022 Final action: 5/24/2022
Title: Recommendation to respectfully request City Council approval of the 2022 State Legislative Agenda as recommended by the State Legislation Committee; Request City Manager to write a letter of opposition to the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act; Request City Manager to write a letter of support for Senate Bill 1226 (Durazo) related to Joint Powers Authorities; and Request City Manager to write letters of support for Senate Bill 1281 (Bradford) and Assembly Bill 2792 (Rubio and Garcia) related to State cannabis taxes and add language to the State Legislative Agenda.
Sponsors: COUNCILMEMBER ROBERTO URANGA, SEVENTH DISTRICT, CH, State Legislation Committee
Attachments: 1. 050322.slc.item3.pdf, 2. 052422-R-24sr&att
Related files: 22-0224
TITLE
Recommendation to respectfully request City Council approval of the 2022 State Legislative Agenda as recommended by the State Legislation Committee;

Request City Manager to write a letter of opposition to the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act;

Request City Manager to write a letter of support for Senate Bill 1226 (Durazo) related to Joint Powers Authorities; and

Request City Manager to write letters of support for Senate Bill 1281 (Bradford) and Assembly Bill 2792 (Rubio and Garcia) related to State cannabis taxes and add language to the State Legislative Agenda.

DISCUSSION
Each year the City Council adopts a State Legislative Agenda, which outlines the City’s State legislative priorities for the coming year. This document provides policy direction to staff on State legislative issues, and allows the City to support, oppose or work with State elected officials on advancing priorities adopted by the City Council.

At the State Legislation Committee meeting on May 3, 2022, the Committee voted to forward staff’s recommended changes for the 2022 State Legislative Agenda; recommend that City Council 1) adopt the 2022 State Legislative Agenda with additional language to support proposals that would advance women’s reproductive health and access to abortions; 2) direct the City Manager to write a letter opposing the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act; and 3) direct the City Manager to write a letter in support of Senate Bill 1226 (Durazo).

Furthermore, on May 10, 2022, the City Council moved to direct the City Manager to write letters of support for Senate Bill 1281 (Bradford) and Assembly Bill 2792 (Rubio and Garcia), and to incorporate language into the State Legislative Agenda supporting efforts to decrease the State cannabis cultivation tax.

The draft agenda is attached, and the Committee’s and City Council’s additional recommendations are detailed below:

1) Add language to the 2022 State Legislative Agenda suppo...

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