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September 2017 Legislative Highlights!

Fall is here! 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.  

September Interim and 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 2018 session.   Our latest Interim Session was on September 20, 2017. This month we also had a Special Session to vote on various bills.  See details below...

Items discussed during the September 2017 Interim and Special Session included:

  • State lawmakers passed legislation to support Operation Rio Grande and help find a solution to downtown Salt Lake City's homeless problem. [Trib]
  • Utah lawmakers are looking at passing a new law that would allow the removal of elected officials deemed mentally unfit for their jobs. [Trib] [DNews]
  • I am working with the Interim Judiciary Committee to draft legislation to specify when a police officer may draw blood without a victim's consent. [Trib]
  • The legislature has opened a bill file to create a three-digit number similar to 911 for suicide prevention. [DNews]
  • Legislators discussed a change to how the state's court system decides bail. [Trib]
  • Received a document from committee staff describing actions that have been taken to evaluate economic development and workforce services related incentives in the state. 
  • Details regarding other items discussed can be found here

Other items

  • Labor Day Picnic

It was great to be part of the Utah AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic and car show out in Magna (they put me to work helping with the snow cones😄). Great folks and good times. 

  • Legislation Regarding Blood Draws

As mentioned above, I've opened a bill file to clarify when it is, and when it is not, appropriate for law enforcement to do a blood draw. This can't happen again. 

Details here.


Summary of the 2017 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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