Coming into the Home Stretch
The session is in full swing. We have been addressing the budget, budget surplus and many other issues during the session. It will only accelerate from here until the session adjourns on March 10th. We meet in a lot of committees. We hear from a lot of advocacy groups. We’ve heard reports from our Federal delegation.
I hope you will join me SATURDAY for Eggs and Issues. I’d love to talk about Medical Marijuana, the proposed Internet Sales Tax, discuss a proposal for an Article V Convention of the States, legislation regarding Vaccinations, and of course the important discussion surrounding our Public Lands. I hope you can join us SATURDAY.
Eggs & Issues
Saturday, March 5, 7:00 am
Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
Northwest Plaza, Clark Auditorium
Corner of 500 W. and Bulldog Blvd.
I’ve also enjoyed meeting with many of you in some of our Townhall Meetings. Please check the upcoming dates in the column at the right for additional opportunities to talk about legislation and issues.
Here is a listing of my current legislative efforts:
Follow this link to look at the legislation I am currently sponsoring.
HB0128 Alimony Amendments: Provides that the court shall consider whether a parent has lost workplace experience opportunities while caring for a child.
HB0129 Towing Surcharge Amendments: Enacts a provision related to the collection of a credit card processing fee by a tow truck driver, a tow truck motor carrier, or an impound yard.
HB0219 Resource Management Planning: Modifies the requirements for a county resource management plan, amends certain deadlines relating to a county resource management plan, modifies the duties of the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office relating to county resource management plans, addresses the circumstances under which the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office may provide funding to a county for creation of the county’s resource management plan, addresses the creation and approval of a statewide resource management plan, and makes technical and conforming changes.
HB0335 Public Education Curriculum Amendments: Requires the State Board of Education to report on certain curriculum, instructional, and training materials to the Education Interim Committee, amends parent or guardian consent requirements for a student to receive child sexual abuse prevention instruction, and makes technical and conforming corrections.
HB0343 School Administration Amendments: Provides that a reading achievement plan is a component of a school improvement plan, requires a school district or charter school to install and configure certain technology consistent with local school board or charter school governing board policies, amends candidate and voter eligibility requirements for school community elections, and makes technical and conforming changes.
HB0374 Accessible Parking Amendments: Establishes criteria for parking in certain spaces, creates a windshield placard for use by a person with a disability that requires the use of a wheelchair, and makes technical changes.
HCR 16 Concurrent Resolution on Utah Public Lands This resolution encourages the pursuit of legal action in the absence of satisfactory legislative progress to obtain control of federal public lands within the state of Utah.
HB454 Educator Rights Amendments This bill amends provisions related to abusive conduct toward school employees.
HB0430 Hole in the Rock State Park Designation This bill deals with the creation of the Hole in the Rock State Park.
Concurrent Resolution Opposing Unilateral Use of the Antiquities Act This resolution expresses the Legislature’s opposition to the United States President designating National Monuments without the consent of the State Legislature.