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:






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