Morning Buzz: February 3, 2012

Week two almost completed. Here’s what happening today.

Appropriations subcommittees start off the day, beginning at 8. These include: Business and Economic Development (210 Senate), Executive Offices and Criminal Justice (25 House), Infrastructure (445 Capitol), and Social Services (30 House).

We meet on the House floor at ten. Here are a few bills which are on the 3rd Reading Calendar:

House Bill 44: Theft Amendments, Rep. Paul Ray, R- Clearfield. This bill adds some penalties for those convicted of stealing multiple times, and also allows a business owner to prohibit an individual from entering the business’s premise if they have been convicted of shoplifting from that property.

House Bill 81: City or Town Option Sales and Use Tax Amendments, Rep. Brad Dee R- Ogden. This bill amends the ability of a city or town to add additional sales or use taxes and must require a majority vote, and would require such a tax to be in place before July, 1 2016.

Just a reminder: you can check out the Speaker’s Q&A live beginning at 1:45. Submit your questions and watch via our Facebook page.

We have several standing committees meeting today, beginning at 2 PM. Judiciary (20 House), Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (25 House), Natural Resources (445 Capitol), and Transportation (450 Capitol).

And just in case you’re too anxious to wait until Monday, here’s Week Three’s schedule.