Monthly Archives: February 2013

Day 30 and even the snow is political

The 2013 session will go down as the year of the political snow messages.  In case you can’t see in the pictures, we are being admonished to: 1.  End fossil fuel subsidies 2.  Idle no more Day 30 began with … Continue reading

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Day 29 — A full moon means things are starting to get crazy

In Natural Resources today we discussed yet again another bill dealing with water.  There are several bills dealing with water rights and ownership of water shares.  SB 109 and HB 123 have different approaches to clarify this issue.  We have … Continue reading

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Day 28 — Batting .500, sort of

Today began at 7:00 with our Davis County Chamber of Commerce/Legislator meeting. This is a great opportunity for us to discuss the legislative issues within the framework of how they will impact businesses and entities in Davis County. Several bills … Continue reading

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A “Do-Over” for two bills in the Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee

Each bill must receive a committee hearing that results in a vote recommending them for passage prior to moving on to the floor for further voting. In our Economic Development Committee this week we heard two bills that didn’t receive … Continue reading

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2nd Amendment legislation update

Several of the House bills dealing with 2nd amendment rights were heard in Standing Committees this week. A synopsis of three of these bills and committee votes follows. HB0076 Concealed Weapon Carry Amendments (Mathis, J.) – This bill would eliminate … Continue reading

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Day 23, Be prepared.

Day 23…Be prepared Each day we are faced with numerous bills to be heard and debated on the House floor. Each day the list of the bills that are on the “3rd Reading Calendar” is posted online. To be prepared … Continue reading

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Day Eighteen–all about the love

So, of course with today being Valentine’s Day there are lots of references to love and passion etc. These are things I witness every day up at the Capitol. People get involved in the political world because they are passionate … Continue reading

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Day Seventeen….a picture is worth a thousand words

Today is a perfect example of government for the people.  Today was spent debating, discussing, and analyzing policy with the will of the people in mind.  Some of those people actually came to the Capitol today to either advocate, participate, … Continue reading

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It is the People’s House after all — Day 16

**Photo of the day was taken at noon in the rotunda where several hundred citizens were participating in a rally for drug and alcohol recovery awareness.  It always warms my heart to see community activism in action.** 7:00 am Office … Continue reading

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Day Fifteen…..going on Sixteen

I’m starting off Week Three with a photo that epitomizes what the Capitol looks like most days during the session.  It is a tremendous privilege to represent the people of our district in this beautiful building.  Today’s guests in the … Continue reading

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