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Senate Journal: February 25, 2015
A brand new day with lots of information… so if you’re ready come and get it!
Today on the hill: We started off with a prayer from Merril T. Dayton M.D., Professor of U of U Medical School. (Also happens to be Senator Dayton’s brother-in-law.) We started off with several ‘hot’ bills, some of which being:
– Sen. Shiozowa SB164 – Access to Health Care Amendments got the ball rolling this morning. This bill passed on third reading from the Senate to the House with a 17-11 vote.
-Senator Osmond’s SB114– Board of Education. With lots of healthy debate around this bill, we will see it again, however this time over in the House. This bill was uncircled and amended before passing; so to see the updates made to the bill text itself head on over here.
And as we promised, a new bill was discussed today during media briefing. Senator Madsen’s SB258 dealing with medicinal marijuana use was discussed. If you missed this you can watch the whole briefing here.
This afternoon, during floor time we discussed SB133 Podiatric Physician Amendments which would expand the scope of work to Utah’s licensed Podiatrist. Senator Osmond then uncirlced Juvenile Offender amendments and after some healthy discussion this bill passed 21-2 (6 were absent).
— Norm Thurston (@NormThurston) February 25, 2015
— Ben Winslow (@BenWinslow) February 25, 2015
— Sarah Anderson (@sracaligirl) February 25, 2015
— Jillian Marie (@JillWhee) February 25, 2015
Links we Like:
– Our hearts go out to one of our own former Senators Bob Bennet as it was just announced that he has Pancreatic Cancer. More on this here. -What does SB259 do and what this really means in layman’s terms and just for another perspective here’s a quick read done by the Tribune. -Lots of people are discussing the children’s rights and also parental rights. HB334 discusses both in depth. Here’s a quick article about how the House and a few Senator feel about this legislation. -Lastly, as we are getting closer to the end of session, there have been lots of questions about the non-discrimination bills. Trib Talk did a quick overview on the legislation that currently exists and what’s to come here.