2018 Newsletter: Week Four

We had a great meeting last Friday at the Town Hall with Representative Hutchings, and this last Thursday along side Mayor Ben Mcadams. Thank you for staying informed and involved with our local issues.

Please take my survey to let me know your stance on different issues we are currently facing.
Click this link for my survey

We have now successfully passed four bills through both chambers while four more of my bills have passed through the Senate and are now being considered in the House.

  • SB 40: Workers Compensation Dependent Benefit Amendments
    Allows payment to dependents of a worker killed on the job.
  • SB 42: Sunset Amendments for State Services Agreements
    Which shares federal postal services with state agencies.
  • SB 70: Human Resource Requirements
    Directs charter schools and special service districts to have a human resource person in place.
  • SB 74: Voter Privacy Amendments
    Protects voter privacy information.

These are my bills that have passed through committee and are waiting to be heard on the Senate floor.

  • SB 64: Workers Compensation Health Care Amendments
    Governs the cost paid for services for injured workers.
  • SB0133Design and Build Amendments
    Cuts regulations so that affordable and appropriate housing can be built effectively.
  • SB0175Metro Township Modifications
    Adds additional governing structures for Metro Townships.

You can read my bills online here!

Hot Bills On the Hill:

  • HB0163 Prescription Drug Importation Program
  • HB0195 Medical Cannabis Policy
  • HB0210 – End of Life Options Act
  • HB0072 Personal Communications of Governmental Entity Employees and Officers
  • HB0012 Family Planning Services Amendments

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

Week Four In Review


Town Hall meeting with Representative Hutchings at the Olympic Oval in Kearns.


Enjoyed being able to meet with friends and constituents at our Town Hall meeting with Rep. Eric Hutchings and Mayor Ben Mcadams


Honored to be able to meet with_ the young women who participated in the Kearns Achievement Pageant_


Press conference on Women’s Health and Breast Cancer Examinations

Constituent Survey Results

Thank you for sharing your comments and feedback last week. Here are the results:

Q1 Would you support eliminating the sales tax on all food items while raising the sales tax on non-food items?

Yes 50.00%
No 50.00%

Q2 Do you support the idea that the penalty for targeting and killing a Police K9 should be increased a second degree felony?

Support 96.67%
Oppose 3.33%

Q3 Do you believe that your voter registration information should be protected so that your day of birth is not accessible for purposes not related to voting?

Yes 93.33%
No 6.67%

Q4 Do you believe that terminally-ill patients should have the right to physician-assisted end-of-life options?

Yes 76.67%
No 23.33%

Thank you,
Karen

801-232-6648 / 801-968-7756

My intern TJ Waltz can be reached at: 801-870-0944 / twaltz@le.utah.gov

2018 Newsletter: Week Three

We continued to get a lot accomplished in week three. Three of my bills have now passed both the House and the Senate while three more are now being considered in the House. I am getting excited for my town hall meeting next week and I would love to see my constituents there.

Please take my survey to let me know your stance on different issues we are currently facing.
Click this link for my survey

These are my bills that have passed the Senate and are being considered in the House.

  • SB 40: Workers Compensation Dependent Benefit Amendments
    Allows payment to dependents of a worker killed on the job.
  • SB 42: Sunset Amendments for State Services Agreements
    Which shares federal postal services with state agencies.
  • SB 92: Workers Compensations Attorney Fees Amendments
    Sets guidelines for legal fees for injured workers.

These are my bills that have passed through committee and are waiting to be heard on the Senate floor.

  • SB 30: Aggravated Murder Amendments
    Adds security guards, search and rescue personal, and ambulance employees to the list of “first respondents” covered under aggravated murder legislation.
  • SB 64: Workers Compensation Health Care Amendments
    Governs the cost paid for services for injured workers.
  • SB 70: Human Resource Requirements
    Directs charter schools and special service districts to have a human resource person in place.
  • SB 74: Voter Privacy Amendments
    Protects voter privacy information.
  • SB0133 – Design and Build Amendments
    Cuts regulations so that affordable and appropriate housing can be built effectively.

You can read my bills online here!

Hot Bills On the Hill:

  • HB0205 – Down Syndrome Nondiscrimination Abortion Act
  • HB0038 – Fireworks Restrictions
  • HB0210 – End of Life Options Act
  • SB0126 – Gestational Agreements Revisions
  • SB0102 – Tinted Vehicle Windows Amendments

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

Week Three In Review


Presenting my resolution to prevent gang initiation and violence, to the Public Education Appropriations subcommittee.


Presenting my legislation on the floor for Workers’ Compensation Dependent Benefit Amendments.


Speaking with nursing students about the value of their occupation.


Met with court security about a funding request at Caucus lunch.

Constituent Survey Results

Thank you for sharing your comments and feedback last week. Here are the results:

  1. After the reduction of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, would you support the creation of new National Parks within the remaining Grand Staircase area?
    Yes: 62%, No: 38%
  2. INITIATIVES: There are six statewide initiatives up for consideration in the next general election. Check all initiatives that you would support:
  • Teacher and Student Success Act: 69.23%
  • Utah Medical Cannabis Act: 92.31%
  • Utah Independent Redistricting Commission and Standards Act: 92.31%
  • Direct Primary Election Act: 76.92%
  • Utah Decides Healthcare Act: 46.15%
  • Freedom of Association Initiative: 30.77%
  1. Do you support Medicaid covering the cost of implanting IUDs, and providing birth control, to women immediately after giving birth?
    Support: 93%, Oppose: 7%

Join me for my Town Hall meeting!

Get updates on the Legislative session, my bills, and what’s happening in the community.

Thank you,
Karen

801-232-6648
801-968-7756
My intern TJ Waltz can be reached at: 801-870-0944 / twaltz@le.utah.gov

2018 Newsletter: Week Two

We’ve hit the end of week two and my bills are moving fast. I currently have eight bills awaiting discussion on the Senate floor while three are going to be debated in the House next week.

Karen Mayne Speaking

These are my bill that have already been passed through the Senate.

  • SB 14: Industrial Accident Restricted Account Sunset
    This bill modifies provisions relating to the Industrial Accident Restricted Account.
  • SB 21: Public Safety and Firefighters Retirement Death Benefits
    Provides equity in retirement payments to surviving spouses.
  • SB 85: Controlled Substance Disposal Amendments
    Codifies legislation for the safe disposal of drugs in skilled living facilities.

These are my bills that have passed through committee and are waiting to be heard on the Senate floor.

  • SB 30: Aggravated Murder Amendments
    Adds security guards, search and rescue personal, and ambulance employees to the list of “first respondents” covered under aggravated murder legislation.
  • SB 40: Workers Compensation Dependent Benefit Amendments
    Allows payment to dependents of a worker killed on the job.
  • SB 42: Sunset Amendments for State Services Agreements
    Which shares federal postal services with state agencies.
  • SB 53: Workers Compensations Coordination of Benefits Amendments
    Puts policies in place to pay medical costs of injured workers.
  • SB 64: Workers Compensation Health Care Amendments
    Governs the cost paid for services for injured workers.
  • SB 70: Human Resource Requirements
    Directs charter schools and special service districts to have a human resource person in place.
  • SB 74: Voter Privacy Amendments
    Protects voter privacy information.
  • SB 92: Workers Compensations Attorney Fees Amendments
    Sets guidelines for legal fees for injured workers.

You can read my bills online here!

Hot Bills On the Hill:

  • HB0205 – Down Syndrome Nondiscrimination Abortion Act
  • HB0195 – Medical Cannabis Policy
  • SB0011 – Public Education Recodification – Local Administration
  • HB0038 – Fireworks Restrictions
  • HB0012 – Family Planning Services Amendments

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

Week Two In Review


Talking with Senator Davis on the Senate floor


Presenting my legislation on Public Safety and Firefighter Death Benefits


Weekly meeting with Leadership and the Governor


My granddaughter got to intern with me for the day.

Constituent Survey

Thank you for sharing your comments and feedback last week. Please take my week two survey here!

Join me for my Town Hall meeting!

Get updates on the Legislative session, my bills, and what’s happening in the community.

Thank you,
Karen

801-232-6648
801-968-7756

My intern TJ Waltz can be reached at: 801-870-0944 / twaltz@le.utah.gov

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