Daily Buzz: January 30, 2017

Daily Buzz: January 30, 2017

Overview of the Day:

Today marks the beginning of the second week of the legislative session. The House prayer was offered by Guy Perry, and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Representative Pitcher’s daughter, Kaitlyn Barlow.

Committees have been busy working, and now the reading calendars are starting to fill up in both the House and Senate. Wondering how a bill becomes a law in Utah? Find out how here.

Utah’s Own Emmy Award Winning Program: Teen Chef Masters

Speaker Hughes was excited to talk about Utah’s own ProStart “Teen Chef Masters” show that won two Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy awards in his weekly wrap-up video. This television program recently received funding again during the May 2016 Special Session.

On Teen Chef Masters, Utah teens enter into a cooking competition, and the best chef wins a scholarship to the professional culinary school. This program helps promote the critical school-to-career curriculum into our high schools. The ProStart program is in 62 schools and every district and has been training Utah culinary professionals for 20 years.

Tweet of the Day:

From @hcraighall – Most commonly heard phrase at #utleg before your bill is ripped apart: “I appreciate the good sponsor’s work on this bill.” 🙂

Tomorrow’s Legislative Schedule


8:00 AM: Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee
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 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
4:00 PM: House Government Operations Committee
4:00 PM: House Revenue and Taxation Committee