2020 Utah Legislative Session Week 4 Summary!
- Visit from Robert Frost Elementary
- PTA Day on the Hill!
- Other Gatherings at the Capitol!
It is so great to have groups come to the Capitol to express their views! Whatever you think is important, come tell us! Here are some photos of a large group of citizens who came to let us know how they feel.
- Rep. Hall Requests $33,281,000 For Teacher Retention Bonus
This last week we continued the process of voting on non-budget bills. Of course, you can always watch the news 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 that were discussed this last week:
- Water usage is a hot-button issue in Utah this year as lawmakers are considering more than 12 proposals. [FOX13]
- Public records from within Utah’s Department of Motor Vehicles shows some problems with how the agency responded to complaints about personalized license plates. [Trib]
- Legislators are considering a bill that would ban the use of e-cigarettes at Utah schools by allowing educators to take the devices and that would focus on use prevention. [Trib]
- Utah Transit Authority officials are fighting for federal money to fund a double-track system for FrontRunner they hope would ease delays and encourage more Utahns to use the commuter train. [Trib] [Fox13] [DNews]
- Parents who are delinquent on their child support payments might lose their hunting and fishing license privileges under proposed legislation aimed at incentivizing them to pay up. [Trib]
Rep. Hall's Legislation
I have several bills this session, here are a few:
- HB84 - Traffic Code Amendments - PASSED! - I am the chief sponsor of this bill. Passed the House Floor 62-3. Passed the Senate 26-0.
See story here.
- HB70 - Repeal of Single-Mark Straight Ticket Voting - I am a co-sponsor of this bill. This bill passed the House Government Operations Committee 7-2. Passed the House floor 46-26. Off to the Senate.
- HB86 - Adult Autism Treatment Program. I am the chief sponsor of this bill. The bill passed the House Health and Human Services Committee 9-0. Passed the House floor 49-26. Passed the Senate Committee 5-0.
Here's a photo after passing the bill in committee with some wonderful autism community activists.
- HB98 - Offenses Against the Government Amendments. I am the chief sponsor of this bill. Passed the House Government Operations Committee 10-0. Next step is the House floor.
- HB102 - Retaliation and Obstruction of Justice Amendments. I am the chief sponsor of this bill. The bill passed the House floor 66-0. Passed the Senate 22-0. The bill still needs to receive appropriations before final passage.
- HB262 - Juvenile Delinquency Amendments. I am the chief sponsor of this bill.
This bill would apply to children 11 and under. It would not apply to the most serious crimes (murder, aggravated sexual assault, etc.). And if the child fails the alternative rehabilitation path, prosecution is still an option. Here is a great story on the bill.
Town Hall Meetings!
We have now had three town hall meetings (Feb. 1, 8, 20). Thanks to those who attended!.
- Visits to the Capitol!
Ways to Contact Representative Hall
I make a concerted effort to reach out to all of my constituents. For that reason, I use as many different forms of communication as possible. Most of you have received mail from me. I also have frequent town hall meetings (more on that above). You can follow me online at www.votecraighall.com. For even more frequent updates, you can follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/votecraighall and/or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hcraighall. You are also welcome to call my cell phone anytime. (801) 573-1774. I will be in many meetings throughout the legislative session, so if I don't answer right away, feel free to leave me a message and I'll try to call back as soon as possible. I will also be sending out regular updates via email. Probably the quickest way to get ahold of me is by email. My legislative email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your support. Contact me anytime.
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Representative Craig Hall
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