Daily Buzz: February 16, 2017

Daily Buzz: February 16, 2017

Overview of the Day:

Today marks the twenty-fifth day of the 2017 Legislative Session. The House prayer and pledge were led by guests of Rep. Val Peterson. The prayer was offered by Colonel Tyler Smith of the Utah National Guard. The pledge was also led by a member of the Utah National Guard, Lieutenant Colonel John Darrington.

This morning was the Utah Non-Profit Association Day on the Hill. Tables from the National Abilities Center, SLC Makes Music, American Diabetes Association, United Way, Volunteers of America, Red Butte Garden, Heal Utah, Life’s Worth Living, and many more filled the rotunda. Spokespeople from these great organizations spoke with capitol visitors, legislators, and staff about the missions of these organizations. It was a great morning at the capitol.


Meet a New Representative: Karianne Lisonbee

Representative Karianne Lisonbee now represents District 14 in Syracuse. She attended Brigham Young University studying social cultural anthropology. In addition to being a homeschool teacher, Rep. Lisonbee was served on the Utah House Education Association Board and the Syracuse City Council. She has also had political experience as a columnist, campaign manager, and chair on various committees. Rep. Lisonbee is married with six children. She loves to travel and hike. She is and will continue to be a wonderful addition to the Utah House of Representatives.


Tweets of the Day:


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: House Judiciary Committee
4:10 PM: House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee
4:10 PM: House Transportation Committee