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

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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

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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,

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