Day One — Let’s get started!

Today marks the beginning of the 2018 First Extraordinary Session of the 62nd Utah State Legislature.  For the next 45 days we will meet in committees and on the House and Senate floors for discussion and debate on the state budget and proposed legislation.  By midnight on Day 45, March 8, we will have balanced the state budget of approximately $16 Billion and passed upwards of 500 bills, if recent years provide a good estimate.  It makes for a busy 45 days!

  

I’ll let numbers tell the rest of the story:

  • 45 day session
  • 75 House members
  • 29 Senators
  • 10th legislative session for me
  • 2 phones
  • 1 computer
  • 1 iPad
  • 6 new pens
  • 4 new inches of snow at my house this morning
  • 1 new intern
  • 12 pounds of new reading materials for new bills
  • 2 returning standing committees (1. Economic Development and Workforce Services, 2. Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice)
  • 1 returning appropriations committee (Social Services Appropriations)
  • 3 family members attending the opening day ceremonies
  • 7 bills passed out of the House first day
  • 89 new emails in my inbox today
  • 1 big smile, for having the opportunity to serve and represent the people of District 20 in the House of Representatives for another year

Let’s get started!

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