Legislature Week 6 Summary
Six weeks are in the books and there are 4 days left. Thank you so much for all of your support. It is truly an honor to represent the great residents of District 33. Just a few highlights from the week:
Last week of the Session!
Our State constitution instructs that the legislative session will last for 45 days - not one day longer. 41 days are done, and just 4 days left. On Thursday night, at midnight, we will finish our work. Needless to say, things will go fast and furious this last week. Due to the high number of bills still left, they will be prioritized, and we will vote on as many as we can. I'm looking forward to accomplishing lots of good things this week. Here I am presenting a bill on the floor of the House this last week:
Town Hall Meetings!
We had our third Town Hall meeting last week. I was also privileged to speak to ChamberWest Regional Chamber of Commerce yesterday. Thank you to all who were able to attend these Town Hall Meetings and ask great questions. We had wonderful turnout at each!
Visits to the Capitol
The legislative session is a great time to visit our wonderful Capitol building. I have met up with several groups and constituents at the Capitol over the last several weeks. If you would like a personal tour, call, text or email me and we'll make sure it happens.
This last week we continued the process of voting on non-budget bills. Of course, you can always watch the new reports. But the best way to track any legislation is at the Legislature's website at http://le.utah.gov. Here are a few of the more interesting bills we voted on this last week:
- The Senate also approved a bill making changes to how the state grades schools. See article here (http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57643579-90/adams-automatic-bill-changes.html.csp) .
- A payday loan reform bill passed the Senate and is now on the governor's desk. See article here. (http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57642304-90/bill-borrowers-lenders-loans.html.csp)
- A House panel advanced a bill requiring insurance companies to cover autism treatments. See article here. (http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57644171-90/autism-bill-charm-cover.html.csp)
- Legislation to regulate how law enforcement can use drones passed the Senate. See article here. (http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57643415-90/aerial-bill-bills-danger.html.csp)
* The Senate passed legislation to keep future waste incinerators more than two miles away from residential areas. See article here. (http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57636445-90/stericycle-bill-prevent-senate.html.csp)