Overview of the Day:
Today is the thirty-ninth day of the 2017 Legislative Session. The House prayer and pledge were led by guests of Rep. Jon Stanard. The prayer was offered by Kyla Bechstrand, and the pledge was led by Brysen McDonald.
We had the privilege of honoring Utah’s fallen soldiers and their families today on the House Floor. Rep. Fawson, who served in the National Guard for almost 10 years, paid tribute to these soldiers and their families through a moving speech. Rep. Fawson then asked for a moment of silence to remember these men and women.
Rep. Brad Wilson and Sen. Jerry Stevenson have been working with stakeholders to update Utah’s alcohol policies, simplify liquor license categories and provide better training for servers in restaurants and bars to reduce drunk driving and underage drinking. The cumulation of their work, H.B. 442 Alcohol Amendments, passed the House of Representatives this afternoon with a vote of 58 – 10.
In case you missed it, our very own Green Coats, more formally known as the Coat of Arms, have been spotlighted on Channel 2 KUTV News. Read here to find out what a day in the life of a Green Coat is like.
Meet a New Representative: Adam Gardiner
The youngest representative in the body, Rep. Adam Gardiner, represents District 43 in West Jordan. Rep. Gardiner studied at Weber State University. He works in business development and consulting. Previously, Rep. Gardiner was a Salt Lake Council analyst and worked in the office of Congressman Rob Bishop. He is married and has twin sons. Rep. Gardiner has served with the Catholic Community Services, West Jordan Sustainability Committee, Olene Walker Institute, Richard Richards Institute for Ethics, State Republican Executive Committee. He currently serves on the Salt Lake County Library. He is a great addition to the House!
Tweets of the Day
— Happy on the Hill (@UThappyLeg) March 3, 2017
— Rep. Tim Hawkes (@timothyhawkes) March 3, 2017
Monday’s Legislative Schedule