Daily Buzz: February 14, 2017

Daily Buzz: February 14, 2017

Overview of the Day:

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is the twenty-third day of the 2017 Legislative Session. The House prayer and pledge were led by guests of Rep. John Knotwell. The prayer was offered by Daniel Smith, Stake President of the Herriman South Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The pledge was led by Tiffany Clyde, Rep. Knotwell’s intern for the session.

Caucus meeting had a full and exciting agenda. Steven Starks, President of the Utah Jazz, began the meeting by describing the Vivint Arena redesign that will be happening this spring and summer. Following Starks, Greg Miller discussed the big decision to put the Utah Jazz into the Miller family trust. Finally, Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder talked about his rewarding move to Utah and the progress of the Jazz this season. The Utah Jazz Bear ended the meeting with a confetti cannon.

 

Meet a New Representative: Walt Brooks

Rep. Walt Brooks now represents District 75 in St. George. He received his B.S. degree in business administration from Dixie State University. Rep. Brooks is currently the President of RxTrax. He is a BSA volunteer, a CAT team member, a NRA member, and a youth sports volunteer. Rep. Brooks loves to fly planes and his favorite quote is, “There is no tomorrow to remember if we don’t do something today,” by President Thomas S. Monson. Rep. Brooks is a great addition to the House of Representatives!

 

Tweets of the Day:

https://twitter.com/BjaminWood/status/831585462493982721

https://twitter.com/utahsenate/status/831624717341560832

https://twitter.com/NormThurston/status/831619902301614080

https://twitter.com/UtahReps/status/831567610173026304

 

Tomorrow’s Legislative Schedule:

8:00 AM: House Business and Labor Committee
8:00 AM: House Education Committee
8:00 AM: House Health and Human Services Committee
9:00 AM: House Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Committee
10:00 AM: House Chamber, House Floor Time
12:30 PM: Commission on Federalism
2:00 PM: House Chamber, House Floor Time
4:10 PM: Executive Appropriations Committee