Monthly Archives: March 2011

GRAMA/HB 477

I really do appreciate hearing from so many constituents and many others, expressing disappointment and frustration (and more!) about the passage of this bill. While few disagree that a 20-year old GRAMA law can use clarification, particularly in light of … Continue reading

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One Day More

Another day, another destiny. The House Reading Clerk was singing this song from Les Miserables tonight after we adjourned. I can’t get it out of my mind even now, several hours later. Great production on KUED shown on Sunday night. … Continue reading

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Where are they now?

Many of my bills are moving through the system and I hope we have time for them to achieve passage before we conclude. HB 376, “Small Claims Court Jurisdiction.” This bill allows a defendant, if agreed by plaintiff, to remove … Continue reading

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The Slippery Slope Fallacy, a guest post

I have had the great pleasure of working with an intern from BYU this legislative session. Kathryn Hansen has been an extremely important part of my work these past two months and I appreciate her immensely. The following are her … Continue reading

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It’s 11:00 on a Monday night……

We’ve just finished our floor time for the day/night. Because today is the last day we can hear House bills we were greatly interested in hearing all bills remaining on our third calendar. The House will only hear Senate bills … Continue reading

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This ain’t your Granny’s GRAMA

This afternoon the House recalled HB 477. Emails from many constituents across our District expressing frustration and disappointment with the process and/or policy involved in the passage of this bill contributed to my support of the recall. You can read … Continue reading

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GRAMA

I have received many emails in the past couple of days about HB 477, “Government Records Amendments,” or GRAMA, http://le.utah.gov/~2011/htmdoc/hbillhtm/HB0477.htm. I’d like to thank all who’ve written me on this issue and it is clear that many are unhappy with … Continue reading

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Charter School Funding, HB 313

Charter School Funding Some of the finest schools in the state are in the area I represent and they just happen to be charters: Legacy Preparatory Academy, Wasatch Peak Academy, and Spectrum Academy. Three different schools with three different missions … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to You!

A few days ago, my bill HB 410, “Access to Voter Date of Birth Records, came to the House floor for debate. The bill adds your birth month and date to the protected information on your public voter registration file … Continue reading

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Taxes on Twinkies and Turnips, oh my!

There are two bills coming forward that deal with restoring sales tax on food that was reduced 3 years ago. Many in the legislature who voted for that feel now that it was a mistake. The balance between property tax, … Continue reading

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