The Daily Buzz – Jan. 31, 2018

The Daily Buzz – Jan. 31, 2018

It was service day on the Hill today. Men and women in uniform from all branches of the military came to showcase their many capabilities and duties. We are proud to have had our service men and women up at the Capitol today! Thank you for your service, and thank you for your sacrifice.It was service day on the Hill today. Men and women in uniform from all branches of the military came to showcase their many capabilities and duties. We are proud to have had our service men and women up at the capitol today! Thank you for your service, and thank you for your sacrifice.

 

Lieutenant General Levy Visits the House

U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Lee K. Levy visited the House Chamber on Wednesday, January 31 during morning floor time. He expressed his gratitude for the Utah Legislatures support of Hill Air Force Base. He added that the support does not go unnoticed. He reported that the Base adds $3.4 billion to Utah’s economy and more importantly strengths the United States ability to protect itself against a war, should one ever occur.

“Hill Air Force Base is a central component of our nation’s defense,” said Lt. Gen. Levy.

Lt. Gen. Levy ended his speech by stating the Base is able to achieve what they do because of the talented men and women who serve their country and the support of the Utah Legislature. Listen to his entire speech here.

Rep. Craig Hall’s Blood Testing Amendments

Representative Hall presented his blood-testing amendments in a committee meeting this afternoon. The amendments, spawning from an incident with law enforcement and a University of Utah Hospital nurse last year, clarifies that an officer must obtain a warrant to draw blood from a person unless they receive verbal or written consent from said person.

Tweets of the day

Tomorrow’s Schedule:

7:59 AM Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee

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

8:00 AM Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee

8:00 AM Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee

2:00 PM House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee

2:00 PM House Government Operations Committee

2:00 PM House Political Subdivisions Committee

4:00 PM House Business and Labor Committee

4:00 PM House Health and Human Services Committee REVISED

4:10 PM House Education Committee REVISED

6:10 PM Executive Appropriations Committee