The Buzz: March 7, 2013

The Buzz: March 7, 2013

One week, everyone. One week!

The standing committees wrap up their work today, then it’s floor time from here on out. Here’s a list of the agendas for today’s committees, all beginning at 4 PM.

We’re working on the House third reading calendar today. Check it out.

HB228, which proposes eliminating the Zion curtain, swept through the House 63-11. The bill now moves onto the Senate. Here’s more from our favorite Gehrke at the Salt Lake Tribune.

The House voted down a Senate bill that would create an online training program for parents regarding sexual education. SB39 would also require the State Board of Education to develop a curriculum and instructional materials regarding the issue, which would include how to talk to children about it. Here’s more from the Daily Herald.

Earlier in the week, we passed HB75, Occupational and Professional Licensing. HB75 would prohibit a person from creating additional professional licensing until it has been studied and reviewed by the Occupational and Professional Licensure Review Committee.  Now it marches onto the Senate.

We know we’ve eaten our fair share of the 1,500 pounds of chicken strips here. The Salt Lake Tribune did a neat article about SLCC Culinary Arts students, which runs the Capitol cafeteria.

Here’s the Speaker’s Q&A from yesterday. Today’s will begin at 1:45.

Yesterday, the House honored John Price with a joint resolution. HJR13, sponsored by Rep. Wilson, honors Mr. Price for his work within the state, both public and private, and his work as ambassador.

We have caucus this afternoon, beginning at 12:30ish. Come watch in the Majority Caucus Room, right next to the floor.