Author Archives: Becky

I’m just a bill here on Capitol Hill

I was the sponsor of the following bills.  Bill text, status, related documents, and video/audio of the committee and floor hearings can be found on the links below. HB0278S01 Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit HB0283S01 Workplace Protection Amendments … Continue reading

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Day 45 — Day 450

Today marks Day 45 of my 10th legislative session, which makes it Day 450 spent in this chamber serving as the Representative for House District 20.  What a privilege it is to serve the good constituents of south Davis County. … Continue reading

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Day 44 — Twas the Night Before Sine Die

‘Twas the night before our last And all through the House Lots of bills were left waiting For the click of a mouse, So they could be opened After much work and care Knowing that the legislators Soon would be … Continue reading

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Day 43 — Our Students Now

Several bills were considered in the last week of the session that were a result of a compromise between the proponents of the Our Schools Now initiative and legislative leadership.  I was the sponsor on two of these bills, HJR … Continue reading

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A 2018 Session Summary

Thanks to Carolyn Phippen, Utah House of Representatives Majority Chief of Communications, Policy and Messaging, for the most in-depth analysis of the 2018 legislative session I’ve seen, detailing hundreds of bills listed by issue.  For a “summary” it’s still very … Continue reading

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Balancing the Budget

The Utah 2019 State Budget After all is said and done, the legislature passed a balanced state budget.  Several tools will be helpful in understanding, in both quick and detailed ways, the budget.  Budget Quick Facts   A quick look at our … Continue reading

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Week Six Highlights!

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Day 39 — Animal Print Friday

The final Animal Print Friday was today.   Enough said.  

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Day 38 — The youth movement

The power of youth made real impact today.  First, as they testified for HCR 7, Concurrent Resolution on Environmental and Economic Stewardship, in the Senate Natural Resources Committee.  This was the second time students from McGillis School and West High … Continue reading

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Day 37 — Home sweet home

  Affordable Housing advocates held a press conference today highlighting several bills related to housing affordability.  One of my bills, HB 430, was included.  More on that below.  The highlight for me, was meeting Alexandra, a young mother, who attended … Continue reading

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