Daily Buzz: February 7, 2017

Daily Buzz: February 7, 2017

Overview of the Day:

Today is the sixteenth day of the 2017 Legislative Session. The House prayer and pledge were led by guests of Representative Eric Hutchings. The prayer was offered by Rep. Hutchings’ uncle, Larry Hutchings, and his great-nephew, Phillip Haight.

During the Natural Resources, Agricultural, and Environment, Rep. Norm Thurston presented his bill – HJR 2: Nonbinding Opinion Question on Daylight Saving Time. This joint resolution will direct the lieutenant governor to present an opinion question on ballots to determine whether Utah citizens want to become exempt from Daylight Saving Time. This would mean Utah would not change their clocks twice each year.

The bill did not pass the committee with a vote of 4-5.

Meet a New Representative: Carl Albrecht

Representative Carl Albrecht now represents District 70 in Richfield. He received his B.S. degree in business from Southern Utah State College. Rep. Albrecht was the CEO at Garkane Energy for 25 years before retiring. He is married and already has nine grandkids. He was served in many community capacities with the City Council, School Board, State Records Committee, Snow College, UCAT Board of Trustees, Governor’s Rural Partnership Board, Governor’s Rural Partnership Board, and State BLM Advisory Council. In 2014, Rep. Albrecht was recognized as the Rural Person of the Year. He lives by the following quote: “Success is easy. Get up, show up,  and work hard. 90% of the people don’t do that.” Rep. Albrecht will be a great addition the House.


Tweets of the Day:




Twinning Tuesday:

Not only does Speaker Greg Hughes and his chief of staff, Greg Hartley, have the same name, they buy the same suits.#utleg #utpol #twinningtuesday

Posted by Utah House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Wear the same tie to work day.

Tomorrow’s Legislative Schedule:

8:00 AM: Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM: Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM: Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee
8:00 AM: Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee
11:00 AM: House Chamber, House Floor Time
12:00 PM: Commission on Federalism
2:00 PM: House Chamber, House Floor Time
3:00 PM: House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee
3:00 PM: House Government Operations Committee
3:00 PM: House Political Subdivisions Committee
3:00 PM: House Revenue and Taxation Committee