Daily Buzz: February 7, 2017

Daily Buzz: February 7, 2017

Overview of the Day:

Today is the sixteenth day of the 2017 Legislative Session. The House prayer and pledge were led by guests of Representative Eric Hutchings. The prayer was offered by Rep. Hutchings’ uncle, Larry Hutchings, and his great-nephew, Phillip Haight.

During the Natural Resources, Agricultural, and Environment, Rep. Norm Thurston presented his bill – HJR 2: Nonbinding Opinion Question on Daylight Saving Time. This joint resolution will direct the lieutenant governor to present an opinion question on ballots to determine whether Utah citizens want to become exempt from Daylight Saving Time. This would mean Utah would not change their clocks twice each year.

The bill did not pass the committee with a vote of 4-5.

Meet a New Representative: Carl Albrecht

Representative Carl Albrecht now represents District 70 in Richfield. He received his B.S. degree in business from Southern Utah State College. Rep. Albrecht was the CEO at Garkane Energy for 25 years before retiring. He is married and already has nine grandkids. He was served in many community capacities with the City Council, School Board, State Records Committee, Snow College, UCAT Board of Trustees, Governor’s Rural Partnership Board, Governor’s Rural Partnership Board, and State BLM Advisory Council. In 2014, Rep. Albrecht was recognized as the Rural Person of the Year. He lives by the following quote: “Success is easy. Get up, show up,  and work hard. 90% of the people don’t do that.” Rep. Albrecht will be a great addition the House.

 

Tweets of the Day:

https://twitter.com/BenWinslow/status/829039463946874880

https://twitter.com/EmilySBurt/status/829061620751949824

 

Twinning Tuesday:

Not only does Speaker Greg Hughes and his chief of staff, Greg Hartley, have the same name, they buy the same suits.#utleg #utpol #twinningtuesday

Posted by Utah House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Wear the same tie to work day.

Tomorrow’s Legislative Schedule:

8:00 AM: Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM: Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM: Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM: Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee
11:00 AM: House Chamber, House Floor Time
12:00 PM: Commission on Federalism
2:00 PM: House Chamber, House Floor Time
3:00 PM: House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee
3:00 PM: House Government Operations Committee
3:00 PM: House Political Subdivisions Committee
3:00 PM: House Revenue and Taxation Committee

Daily Buzz: February 3, 2017

Daily Buzz: February 3, 2017

Overview of the Day:

Today is the twelfth day of the 2017 Legislative Session. The House prayer was offered by Haven J. Barlow and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Zacharch Haruch, Representative Stewart Barlow’s intern.

Representative Merrill Nelson introduced a joint resolution (HJR 3)  on the House floor today calling for a convention of the states to amend the Constitution of the United States. This convention of states requires support from 38 states according to Article V of the Constitution. The passing of this joint resolution would signify the Utah’s support for the convention of states.

After an hour an hour of debate, the bill passed with 45 yay votes and 29 nay votes. The bill will now be sent to the Senate to be discussed, debated, and voted upon.

Meet a New Representative: Cory Maloy

Representative Cory Maloy now represents District 6 in Lehi. He received his B.A. degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations. He is currently the Executive Vice President at Snapp Conner PR. Prior to being elected as a state representative, Rep. Maloy has had many roles in the Republican Party; most recently, Rep. Maloy was the District 6 Legislative Chair. He is married with three children and two grandchildren. When asked why the House of Representatives is better than the Senate, he jokingly replied, “Because I’m in the House.” Rep. Maloy will be a great addition the House this term.

 

Tweets of the Day:

https://twitter.com/McKenzieForbes4/status/827645093355991040

https://twitter.com/FireIcePhotos/status/827641049686306816

https://twitter.com/utahhousedems/status/827608035086344192

https://twitter.com/BenWinslow/status/827545936284962816

 

Monday’s Legislative Schedule:

8:00 AM: Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM: Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM: Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM: Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee
11:00 AM: House Chamber, House Floor Time
12:15 PM: Retirement and Independent Entities Appropriations Subcommittee
1:00 PM: House Retirement and Independent Entities Committee
2:00 PM: House Chamber, House Floor Time
6:00 PM: Commission on Federalism