Legislative Session Week 6

Only One Week Left!

Committees That I am sitting on this session

  • Rules
  • Business and Labor
  • Economic Development and Workforce Service
  • Ethics
  • Transportation, Public Utilities and Technology
  • Retirement and Independent Entities
  • Executive Appropriations
  • Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Retirement and Independent Entities Appropriations Subcommittee

Tracking My Bills

Bills in Progress: 4

  • SB 150 Metro Township bill: This bill has passed the House committee and will be voted on in the House this week.
  • SB 138 Emergency Room Coverage:  The bill is currently in the House and will be voted on this week.  This bill will do much to protect those who get injured while being far away from their primary hospital. It requires that in an emergency, insurance companies are required to cover their patients regardless of the hospital, and if they do not comply are subject to pay a fine.
  • SB 197 Resale of Procurement Item Amendments: Currently this bill is in the House and will be voted on this week.
  • SB 216 Workers Compensation Related Amendments: I will be presenting this bill in the House Business and Labor Committee on Monday.

Bills Passed: 10

  • SB 12 Passenger Carrier Requirements:  This bill increases safety regulations for certain passenger moving crews.
  • SB 33 Occupational and Safety Health Amendments: The amendments in this bill help protect workers from retaliation under certain circumstances.
  • SB 34 Sewer Lateral Disclosures: This bill requires sanitary sewer facilities to disclose liability for the repair or replacement of a sewer lateral.
  • SB 42 Public Notice of Court Room Recording: With this bill courts will be required to let those in attendance know they are being recorded.
  • SB 57 Public Safety Emergency Management Amendments: This bill will let the department of safety perform a feasibility study to see whether or not postal workers can be utilized in the case of a state or national disaster.
  • SB 76 Workers Compensation For Volunteers: This bill will allow organizations to provide workers compensation for their volunteers if they desire.
  • SB 123 Office of Licensing Amendments: This piece of legislation will increase transparency for local governments by allowing them the option to be notified when new human service programs are licensed within their jurisdiction.
  • SB 127 Labor Commission Amendments: The bill modifies provisions related to payments of workers compensation benefits.
  • SB 190 Open and Public Meetings Law Revisions: This bill cleans up the language and makes technical changes to the Open and Public Meetings Act.
  • SJR 10 Joint Resolution On Education For Law Enforcement Professionals: This joint resolution of the Legislature urges Utah’s law enforcement professionals to engage in continuing education and training activities to continually update their work skills and professionalism.

To follow these bills go here

The Girl Scouts Visited The Capital!!!

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Questions to my constituents:

Please help me, by letting me know how you feel about these issues currently being discussed on the hill.

Are you in favor of full medicaid expansion?

Should parents who choose not vaccinate their children be required to watch a 2o minute educational video about disease prevention and care?