January 2017 Newsletter: Week One

Session Has Begun!!!

Some important bills I am working on:

Firefighters Disability Retirement Benefit Amendments

SB18: This bill redefines the word "disability" in the context of firefighters. It will be easier for injured firefighters to get the benefits they need and deserve with this bill in place.

Utah Student Privacy Act

SB102: This bill tightens the privacy of students K-12. Every student has a personal folder that is passed from teacher to teacher each year. Because personal information is often stored in these documents, SB102 will require schools to keep a strict list of people they will allow to see it. The risk of sensitive information leaking will diminish.

Joint Resolution Encouraging the Employment of Utah Workers for Airport Redevelopment Efforts

SJR2: It is important to me that we hire as many Utahns as possible to work on our local projects. This joint resolution will help us create more jobs for our citizens.

You can read my bills online here!

Hot Bills On the Hill:

SB16 Sales and Use Tax Exemption Changes

SB35 Veterans Tuition Gap Program Act Amendments

SB46 Medicaid Expansion Amendments

Zion Curtain Legislation

HB71 Hygiene Tax Act

HB76 End of Life Options

Visit the website here.

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

Visit the website here

Monday, January 23, Women's March at the State Capitol

Constituent Survey 

Take my new survey here!

Join me for my Town Hall meetings!

Get updates on the Legislative session, my bills, and pending Metro Township legislation.

KEARNS

WEST VALLEY CITY

Thank you,
Karen
801-232-6648
801-968-7756

My intern Michael Scott can be reached at:
mscott@le.utah.gov
(801) 870-0944

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