The Daily Buzz – February 8, 2016

The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 and many calories were consumed but we are ready to get back to work on the 1,237 bills that have been filed.

Schedule for the day:

7:00 AM: House Retirement and Independent Entities Committee

8:00 AM: Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee REVISED

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

11:00 AM: House Chamber, House Floor Time

2:00 PM: House Chamber, House Floor Time

3:40 PM: House Business and Labor Committee

3:40 PM: House Education Committee

3:40 PM: House Health and Human Services Committee

3:40 PM: House Public Utilities and Technology Committee

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The Daily Buzz: February 3, 2016

February 3, 2016

8:00 AM: Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee

8:00 AM: Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee

8:00 AM: Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee

8:00 AM: Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee

11:00 AM: House Chamber, House Floor Time

 

In the News:

Speaker Hughes Opening Vlog [UtahReps.net]

‘Constitutional Carry’ is Back on the Hill for Another Go-Around [Utah Policy]

What you need to know about the effort to clear the air in Utah [Deseret News]

Utah’s Clean Air Caucus unveils its plan for the 2016 legislative session aimed to clean up the air [Good 4 Utah]

Bill would remove all references to State Office of Education from Utah law [SL Trib]

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The Daily Buzz|February 2, 2016

Last year wasn’t like any other year and we wanted to hang onto the momentum, which is why we decided to reuse the video from the previous year. During this legislative session we will continue to break new ground and strive to achieve more than ever before as we carry on the streak of not repeating a groundhog session. Plus, it is kind of ironic to use the same video on Groundhog Day, right?

Our schedule for the day:

February 2, 2016

8:00 AM: Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee

8:00 AM: Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee

8:00 AM: Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee REVISED

8:00 AM: Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee

11:00 AM: House Chamber, House Floor Time

2:00 PM: House Judiciary Committee

2:00 PM: House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee

2:00 PM: House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee

2:00 PM: House Transportation Committee

2:00 PM: House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee

2:00 PM: House Government Operations Committee

2:00 PM: House Political Subdivisions Committee

 

ICYMI:

What you need to know about the effort to clear the air in Utah [Deseret News]

Proposed bill to tackle problems plaguing Utah’s indigent defense system [SL Trib]

Proposal Would Allow Utahns to Carry a Digital Drivers License [Utah Policy]

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The Daily Buzz|February 1, 2016

Good morning! We hope you enjoyed the weekend. We’re ready to jump back in to committee meetings and floor debate! Our schedule for today:

February 1, 2016

8:00 am: Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee

8:00 am: Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee

8:00 am: Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee

8:00 am: Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee

11:00 am: House Chamber, House Floor Time

5:15 pm: Executive Appropriations Committee

 

First Day, General Session 2016

First Day, General Session 2016

Today, on the first day of the 2016 General Session, the Legislature is off to a great start as members of both the House of Representatives and Senate have rolled up their sleeves and gotten to work. In fact, with a full reading calendar meant for two days worth of work, the House was able to adjourn early after getting through every one of the bills posted.

These bills were debated, voted on and passed out of interim committees since the end of the last Legislative Session, and rather than adding to current code, many were repealing language that was confusing or unclear in the law. Every one of the bills considered and passed today came out of an interim committee with unanimous, bipartisan support and no fiscal note.

We accomplished many major reforms during the 2015 General Session and the work that our interim committees did over the past year has allowed us to start off with a momentum that should lead to another successful session.