2016 Year in Review

Salt lake Couny

So excited! Thank you Taylorsville City and Salt Lake County for the new Performing Arts Center in Taylorsville!

Booming!! Construction, economic development–everywhere in the District our communities are exploding with growth!

Local business, Gines Service, offered free check-up service to the community. Truly a day of public service, thanks!

Sharing ideas with students in our community! Hopefully igniting the passion for growth, opportunity, and successful living.

Groundbreaking ceremony in Kearns. Partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build beautiful new homes!

Honored to support and pass legislation to remember our fallen officers.

Collecting food with Postal Workers, thanks guys!

Mayor Bigalow hosted Veterans at the Cultural Center. Kearns celebrated their annual Veterans Day at the historical Cannon Arena and Taylorsville Flags Flying and Patriotic Events.

Delighted to support Girl Scout Troop #177. Great opportunity for young women–Future Leaders!

Kearns Historian Pam Todd sharing Camp Kearns Memorabilia, an adventure in the history of Kearns.

I always enjoy visiting with Mayors and Council-members in the District.

West side talent used in making Disney movie–Classic Magna location.

Meet my Intern for the 2017 Legislative Session!

Michael Scott is currently a BYU student studying Finance. He will be assisting me in scheduling meetings and responding to constituents. His email is: mscott@le.utah.gov

My Legislation

A. I have several pieces of legislation involving the Workers Compensation Fund.

  1. Enhancing benefits to family members who have lost their life through worksite injury.
  2. Creating a working group to study WCF issues
  3. Legislation to address policy shifts

B. “Utah Student Privacy Act”- Protecting Privacy of students’ information

C. “Postal Facilities and Government Services”- Post Offices offering state services (SB65)

D. A number of bills addressing transparency, open meetings, timely GRAMA requests, responsible distribution of transportation dollars, better oversight of our transportation agency “UTA”

E. “Addiction Recovery Amendments”- Appropriate licensing of sober-living facilities

F. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control- financial stability for the DABC agencies

G. Acupuncture Practice Fairness Act

H. Encouraging Utah workers and Utah firms to build the multi-billion-dollar expansion at the Salt Lake City Airport (SJR2)

I. Legislation to complete transition to the metro-townships

J. Scholarships for Public Safety Officers

K. Enhancement for a fire fighter retirement benefit (SB18)

L. Water companies giving notice of their responsibilities regarding lateral water lines (SB45)

*Other legislation in the mix—I will keep you posted!

Town Hall Meetings

Kearns Town Hall

Discussion: Metro-Township governance pending legislation and other bills

Eddie P. Mayne Kearns Senior Center
4851 W 4715 South
Kearns, Utah 84118
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Noon – 1:30pm

Guests: Senator Karen Mayne, Representative Eric Hutchings, Metro-Township Chairman Steve Perry, Unified Police Officers, Salt Lake County Officials

Special Guests: Local Leaders

West Valley City Town Hall

West Valley City Hall Council Chambers
3600 Constitution Blvd
West Valley City, UT 84119
Thursday, February 23, 2017
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Guests: Senator Karen Mayne, Representative Karen Kwan, Representative Elizabeth Weight, West Valley City Representatives, West Valley City Mayor Ron Bigelow, Salt Lake County Elected officials

From My Desk

I will be sending out my newsletter on a weekly basis during session. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to me! I look forward to starting session and working hard for my district. I was re-elected the Minority Caucus Whip for the upcoming session and will continue working with all to accomplish our goals.

Talking to educators in our community, and all over the state, one common thread is apparent–love of the children.

Teachers’ “drop out” rate is high. Students are opting not to follow the education path; the pay is too low, the responsibility and stress is too high.

Our teachers are called upon to be both teachers and surrogate mothers and fathers sometimes.

If you feel there is a problem in your child’s education needs, partner with your teacher and school for resolution. If you feel policies in our state need to change, be vocal and be involved.

If your teacher or school needs your time, step up. Do what you can to help.

And if you want to make a difference in a teacher’s life, send a note to the teacher saying “thank you for caring”, “thank you for choosing the greatest gift to humanity–the gift to educate.”

Thank you,

Comments, questions or concerns are welcome!