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Senate Journal: February 3rd, 2015
We had a feeling… that today was going to be a good good day. (And it was?)
Today on the hill: We quickly got down to business going through several bills that had been circled from yesterdays’ floor time. We had a nice break with Senator Henderson’s guests Kaycee and Lewie Field, rodeo champions and hall of fame winners.
We discussed several more bills after honoring our rodeo-in’ friends, some of which included:
– Senator Dayton’s SB66, Unauthorized Activity on State Land
– Senator Hinkins’ SB76 1st Substitute, Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program
– Senator Hillyard’s SB61 1st Substitute, Medicaid Audit Amendments.
We then moved the conversation into the President’s office where Senators Okerland, Niederhauser, Adams, and Jerry Stevenson covered a few more topics, per the media’s request. Remember that you can tune in every day and ask your own questions.
Today’s caucus agenda (education bills, clean air caucus updates, and Envision Utah.) – Clean Air legislation (PS, did you see our post w/ 3 elevator pitches about this legislation?) -Wood Burning legislation (more information below.) Tune in tomorrow or if you can’t make it text your questions to (801) 505- 1457 and watch your question be answered later via the video on our YouTube channel.
Links We Like:
-Utah is making sure is staying on the map with this one: SB 105 would require the Attorney General to appeal directly to the Supreme Court. You can read more about this bill and what it proposes here.
– As a co-chair of the Prison Relocation Commission, Jerry Stevenson was mentioned in this article as the search continues…
-Lastly, a little deja- vu from last session and this sessions’ HB 130 and 131 which would changed the legal age for smoking from 19 to 21. This article provides a quick recap of the journey this bill went on last year and a few predictions on how this bill will play out this session.
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