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October 2019 Legislative Highlights!

Time is flying by! Just a couple months before the end of the year. Thanks again for your support and for contacting me regarding any issue you would like to discuss.  


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 2020 general session.  Our last Interim Session was on October 16.


Items Discussed During the October Interim Session





  • Legislators reviewed an audit regarding the payday loan industry in Utah. 
  • In an effort to curb underage vaping, state lawmakers are looking into possible penalties for vape shops caught selling to underage customers. [Trib]
  • Discussed draft legislation, "Congressional Vacancies Amendments," which modifies the process to fill a vacancy in the office of United States senator and creates a process to fill a vacancy in the office of United States representative.
  • Received a presentation from the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office about the statutory responses to threats and dangerous weapons in schools.
  • Received a report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor on its audit of the repayment feasibility of the Lake Powell Pipeline.
  • Received a presentation from a Utah Valley University professor and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of elected versus appointed county officials.
  • See a summary of all issues discussed here
 
Other Items

  • Rep. Hall's 2019 Legislative Accomplishments
 
Happy to report I had a productive Session in 2019. Thanks so much to the wonderful residents of District 33 for letting me represent you at the Capitol.

 




  • Girl Scouts Planting Trees!
 
It was so fun meeting and talking with Girl Scout Troop 312 from West Valley, who partnered with Tree Utah to plant a tree at Peachwood Park, at 3530 West 3965 South in West Valley. Ivory Homes helped sponsor the tree as part of their initiative to plant 30,000 trees across the State of Utah. Thanks for the invite!


 
 
  • A+ Rating for Rep. Hall from the Utah Cultural Alliance

The Utah Cultural Alliance works with legislators throughout the year on issues relating to the humanities and the arts in the State. At the end of the Session, they grade all legislators on how they vote regarding these issues Thanks to the Alliance for their recognition!

 
  • Tour of the Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility

Ever wonder where all the "stuff" goes once you flush it down the toilet? Well, it ends up at the Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility. They do great work here. I was able to take a tour. Their main message? Don't flush things down the toilet that don't belong. 

Here's a great article discussing the problem: Flushable wipes causing a crap ton of repairs for Utah sewers





  • Go Vote!
 
This Tuesday is Election Day!  This year City Council and Granger Hunter Improvement Board seats are on most ballots.

Once again, this election is primarily a vote-by-mail election.  If you mail in your ballot, it must be postmarked the day before Election Day. However, you can drop off your ballot in person into the drop-box at West Valley City Hall up until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day (see photo below).

If you would prefer to vote in person, the only place in West Valley to vote in person will be at West Valley City Hall. It will be open from 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Good luck to all the candidates! 




 
Summary of the 2019 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: http://bit.ly/YJCYy1

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

Legislative email: chall@le.utah.gov
Personal email: hcraighall@yahoo.com
Website: www.votecraighall.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/votecraighall
Twitter: www.twitter.com/hcraighall
Cell phone: (801) 573-1774

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