Today on the Hill
Today was Film Day on the Hill! Schools and businesses in the film, creating and watching business came to show their support for theatre and film and had an opportunity to talk with legislators about the industry.
Martha is one step closer to going to D.C.
Today the House overwhelmingly passed SCR1 that would allow for the replacement of Philo T. Farnsworth with a statue of Martha Hughes Cannon in Statutory Hall in D.C. Martha was the first woman in the U.S. to be elected to state Senate, beating out her husband in the race. She was also a Dr. and mother amid many other responsibilities and accomplishments.
Prescription Drug Amendments
In a close vote, Rep. Norm Thurston’s bill to reduce prescription drug costs for Utahns, HB 163, passes the house 39-31. The bill would allow for Utah, though FDA regulations, to import certain drugs from Canada that are, on average, 30 percent cheaper than what American’s pay. After a heated floor debate, the bill now heads off to the Senate for consideration.
Tweets of the Day
These girls hand delivered letters to their representatives to support Martha. They held hands and squealed together well they watched the vote. Future Legislators right here. 💜#SendMartha #utpol @BetterDays2020 pic.twitter.com/J4pQF3wo8d
— Candice B. Pierucci (@CandiceBackus) February 14, 2018
— Michael Mower (@MikeLMower) February 14, 2018
An emotional moment on the House floor as @SueDuckworthUT’s husband, fmr. Rep. Carl Duckworth, is honored. He has cancer and doesn’t get to the Hill as much. @fox13 #utpol #utleg pic.twitter.com/V6SKgG0GPD
— Ben Winslow (@BenWinslow) February 14, 2018
— UTAH STATE CAPITOL (@UTStateCapitol) February 14, 2018
7:00 AM House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee
8:00 AM House Judiciary Committee
8:00 AM House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee
10:00 AM House Chamber, House Floor Time
2:00 PM House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee
2:00 PM House Political Subdivisions Committee
2:00 PM House Revenue and Taxation Committee
4:10 PM Executive Appropriations Committee