2020 Utah Legislature - Week 3 Summary
- Tribute to Service Members Who Died While Serving in the Armed Forces
We are deeply indebted for their service and sacrifice of these soldiers. May God bless their loved ones and may their legacy of patriotism and love for this country continue on.
- Bipartisan Clean Air Caucus
- Utah's Clean Air Caucus Rolls Out Long To-Do List for 2020
- Utah's Lawmakers Strike at Air Pollution With 21 Legislative Proposals
- Utah Lawmakers Present Clean Air Legislation for 2020 General Session
- Educators on the Hill!
This Friday, most school districts had the day off. And easily over 100 educators took advantage of the day off to come to the Capitol to talk to legislators! Thanks so much for coming! I had the opportunity to meet many of them, and talk to them during lunch. Thanks so much for all your great work!
- Lunch with Police Chiefs (including WVC Chief Jacobs)
- 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:
- Seeking to promote more thoughtful voting, the Utah House OKs a bill to eliminate straight-ticket voting via checking one box. [Trib]
- The Senate Transportation Committee advanced a bill to create electronic driver licenses in Utah. [Trib]
- Rep. Brad Daw is pushing a bill to stop high-interest lenders from jailing borrowers who owe money and then seizing their bail. [Trib]
- Rep. Hall has proposed that the Legislature give every licensed school teacher in the state a $1,000 bonus. [DNews]
- The Utah State Legislature honored trailblazing women who fought for equality and the right to vote. [Fox13] [DNews] [Trib]
- A bill to study voting via the internet is advancing in the legislature. [DNews]
- New parents employed by the Utah Department of Health might soon be able to bring their infants to work under a proposed pilot program. [Trib] [DNews]
Rep. Hall's Legislation
I have several bills this session, here are a few:
- HB84 - Traffic Code Amendments - I am the chief sponsor of this bill. Passed the House Floor 64-10. Passed the Senate Transportation Committee 6-0. Should be voted on the Senate Floor this upcoming week.
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.
- HB102 - Retaliation and Obstruction of Justice Amendments. I am the chief sponsor of this bill. The bill passed the House floor 66-0.
- HB262 - Juvenile Delinquency Amendments. I am the chief sponsor of this bill.
Town Hall Meetings!
We have now had two town hall meetings (Feb. 1 & Feb. 8). Thanks to those who attended!. I have one more Town Hall meeting scheduled during the legislative session. All of the following Town Hall meetings will be at West Valley Library (2800 West 3650 South).
- Thursday, February 20, 2019, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- 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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