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Rep. Hall's July 2016 Legislative Summary!!

Hope you had a fun and safe July! Thanks again for your support and for contacting me regarding any issue you would like to discuss.  I hope these newsletters are a good resource for tracking the work of the legislature as it continues during this interim period.  

 
July Interim / Special Session


Following the completion of the general legislative Session begins the off-season, or "Interim" Session.  Once a month we meet in committees comprised of both House and Senate members and begin to craft and discuss proposed legislation for the 2016 session.  Our latest Interim Session was on July 13, 2016. We also had a Special Session that same day.


Items discussed during the July 2016 Interim / Special Session included:



 
  • During the special session, lawmakers passed a bill that will allow fire bosses disable drones flying over wildfires [Trib] [ABC4]
  • Utah lawmakers also approved building a new arena at the state Fairpark grounds with the financial help of the LDS Church. [Trib]
  • Legislators and the public are hesitant to fund the UTA’s projects because the UTA has still not won back the public’s trust. [Trib]
  • Received a presentation from the Governor's Office of Economic Development regarding the goals, funding sources, financial outlays, award process, and assessment metrics of the STEM Action Center. 
  • The Transportation committee received a report and a presentation from the Driver License Division and the Department of Technology Services outlining the current landscape of electronic driver license technology and standards.
  • The Law Enforcement Committee received presentations from committee staff, the Office of the Attorney General, and the Death Penalty Information Center regarding the trial and appeal process of capital punishment cases and the cost of imposing the death penalty.
  • Here's a more thorough summary of all items discussed during the July Interim and Special Session.

Other items
 
  • The Wall that Heals

Thanks to West Valley City for bringing The Wall that Heals to our community! If you're not familiar, this is a 1/2-size mobile replica of the actual Vietnam Memorial.  It travels around the country, bringing recognition for those who fought and died in the Vietnam war to those who may not be able to make it to Washington DC.  And thanks to Mayor Ron Bigelow for his leadership in keeping recognition of veterans a priority.




 
  • Salt Lake Pacific Island Business Alliance monthly breakfast

I was able to attend the Salt Lake Pacific Island Business Alliance monthly breakfast again this month. This is a wonderful group that does amazing things. Thanks again Susi Feltch-Malohifo'ou for the invite. It was great to share my passion regarding West Valley, a community I've been part of for almost 30 years. Looking forward to future meetings!



 
  • Vote Craig Hall!

It's hard to believe, but we are less than 100 days from Election Day. We are already reaching out to voters within District 33 through knocking on doors, being part of community events, meeting voters at events and on their front porch, putting up signs, etc.  It has truly been an honor representing the great folks of District 33.  I feel good about what we have accomplished over the last few years and look forward to representing my neighbors for another term at the State Capitol.  

We're in the process of putting up signs around the neighborhoods and in yards.  If you would like a sign in your yard, let me know and we'll get you one. Thank you!



 
Summary of the 2016 Regular Session

For those interested, the legislative staff has put together some good summaries of what was accomplished during the last Legislative Session:   Read all of my previous email newsletters here: http://bit.ly/YJCYy1

Thanks again for all your support.  My contact information is as follows. Feel free to contact me regarding any issue.

Legislative email: chall@le.utah.gov
Personal email: hcraighall@yahoo.com
Website: www.votecraighall.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/votecraighall
Twitter: www.twitter.com/hcraighall
Cell phone: (801) 573-1774

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