Tag: June 2017 Interim Session

June 2017 Interim Session Update – Federalism

Commission on Federalism – 6/21 Well, the work of saving the republic progresses. At least, that’s what I think the Commission on Federalism believes it’s attempting to do. Although, the days without Ivory getting some pushback on his grandiose visions might be at an end, but more on that later. Update on Federalism Conference Representative

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2017 June Interim Session Update – Animal Shelters, Removal of Local Officials, and Free Expression

Political Subdivisions Interim Committee 06/21 The committee covered several topics: animal shelters, the removal of local officials, local government disposition of property, drafting legislation, and local government enforcement mechanisms. Animal Shelters – SB56 Senator Knudson and Rep. King in the last session introduced a amendments related to the euthanasia of animals by an animal shelter. The

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June 2017 Interim Session – Tax Reform Update

Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee – 6/21 As we have said before, tax reform is probably the biggest issue that legislators are contemplating as they head into the 2018 General Session. Utah’s population is growing rapidly and more revenue will be needed in order to provide for better education, transportation, and other government services. The

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June 2017 Interim Session – JRI Update

Judiciary Interim Committee Meeting – 6/21 Justice Reinvestment Initiative Presentation Chair Todd Weiler began the meeting by inviting two representatives from the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Doreen Wayland, JRI Coordinator, and Sofia Nystrom presented some effects of HB348, the bill establishing the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). This program is meant to assist certain

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June 2017 Interim Session – Education Update

Education Interim Committee Meeting – June 21, 2017 Recodification The meeting began with a proposal to recodify Title 53A, which governs the state’s public school system. It will be divided into three new titles. 53E guides state administration. 53F contains funding policy. 53G guides local school administration. This was primarily for organizational purposes. After representatives

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2017 Interim Session – Healthcare Update

Health Reform Task Force – June 18 With Congress still debating the future of the Affordable Care Act and an expected vote coming soon in the Senate on the American Health Care Act, it is no wonder that health reform is one of the main topics on the agenda over the course of the Interim

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