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August 2018 Legislative Highlights!

Hope you're having a great summer! 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.  

Interim Sessions

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 2019 general session.  Our latest Interim Session was on August 15.  

Items Discussed During the August  Interim Session

  • The state’s Transportation Interim Committee took a first chance to discuss dockless e-scooters and how to regulate them, noting that some state laws complicate their use on roads with higher speed limits or more lanes of traffic. [Trib]
  • The federal government may require Utah to reprint and reissue all drivers licenses to include a gold star on the front that would easily prove citizenship to security officers — and it could cost the state up to $5 million. [Trib] [DNews]
  • Received a presentation from the Utah Sentencing Commission on the history and current guidelines of drug sentencing in the state. 
  • Received a presentation from the Office of Refugee Services regarding the status of refugee services in the state.
  • Received a presentation from the State Board of Education regarding revisions to the school performance reporting system.
  • Received a presentation from the state auditor regarding a study comparing the total compensation of state employees to private sector employees.
  • Received a report from Utah's public health departments on their response to a recent outbreak of Hepatitis A among persons who inject drugs and persons who are experiencing homelessness.
  • Received a presentation from the Bureau of Forensic Services regarding its report on the processing of sexual assault kits.
Other Items

  • Condolences to the Robinson Family
Most of you heard of the news that Jill Robinson, a West Valley City Code Enforcement Officer was shot and killed while out on the job.  Our heart and condolences go out to the Robinson family. This was such a senseless and cowardly act of violence against a wonderful West Valley employee, who was simply doing her job.

Prayers to all those affected. This includes Jill Robinson’s fellow West Valley City employees, and to the entire West Valley community.

  • Blue Haven Neighborhood Association Dinner
The Blue Haven Neighborhood Association! Thanks for the invite to your neighborhood get-together and dinner this last weekend. Great seeing so many familiar faces and meeting many more!

  • Campaign Season Continues!
Campaign season is upon us. We're in the process of putting up signs and going door-to-door. Here's a photo after I spent all day at the Capitol for our August legislative interim meetings. I then came home to canvass the neighborhoods of District 33, and talk to constituents for a few hours. Our group has been out canvassing several times a week since July, and will do so until Election Day.  I love representing the great folks of West Valley at the State Capitol! I'm looking forward to interacting with even more voters over the next two months.  I truly appreciate the support I have received over the last few years as your Representative. 

Also, meet our 9 year-old, our campaign’s secret weapon.   She has let it be known that she’ll campaign in exchange for milkshakes. 

  • Thank you Teachers for Your Support!
My wife and I have four kids in West Side Public Schools, nothing is more important to me than making sure out children have a wonderful educational experience. I greatly appreciate the teachers and school administrators throughout District 33 who acknowledge my efforts on their behalf.

Thank you teachers for your support!!!

  • Utah AFL-CIO Endorses Representative Hall's Campaign!
For the next few weeks on my Facebook account, website, etc., I will post about a different organization that endorses my campaign. This week it is the Utah AFL-CIO. This organization represents dozens of employee groups in Utah, including steelworkers, firefighters, letter carriers, railroad workers, electrical workers, etc.
So grateful to receive their support. Thank you!

Summary of the 2018 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:

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

Legislative email:
Personal email:
Cell phone: (801) 573-1774

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