A Message from House Republicans
Our first week of this year’s session has concluded. Considering it has only been one week, we have accomplished a great deal. We have worked on keeping the state fiscally responsible, ensuring we have a competitive business climate, and showing our continued commitment to our public education system.
Message from the Speaker
The 2012 General Session is now in full swing. These 45 days go very quickly. We want to provide you with timely and accurate information. Please feel free to share your comments and questions. We look forward to serving you.
Utah Legislature Highlights for Week 1: Jan. 23 – 27th
The 59th General Session of the Utah Legislature convened Monday, January 23, 2012.
These are the bills that passed the House this week. (clicking the title of the bill, which is in blue will take you to the text of the full version)
- HB 33 Fireworks Amendments Jan. 27, 2012, 60/5 votes
Sponsored by Rep. James A. Dunnigan (R –Taylorsville )
After hearing from constituents about complaints over fireworks being discharged in the late hours of the night, the House passed a bill that alters the time in which fireworks can be discharged.
- HB 286, 287 Redistricting Boundary Amendments Jan. 26, 2012, 73/0/2 votes
Sponsored by Rep. Kenneth W. Sumsion (R–American Fork )
These bills altered future political boundaries to ensure that voting precinct size is kept relatively close to those around it. These passed bills now protect voter privacy of those within smaller precincts.
- HB 28 Economic Development Task Force Jan. 27, 2012, 63/7/5 votes
Sponsored by Rep. Brad R. Wilson (R – Kaysville)
This bill creates a task force that would create recommendations on how to make the state more economically competitive, and how to drive high paying job creators into Utah.