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Week 2 Updates

Senate Minority Leader Karen Mayne​​

Senator Mayne had two bills move out of the Senate this week to the House and has three that are waiting to be heard on the Senate floor. She also met with students from Connections High School in Granite School District and talked about how they could get more civically engaged.

Bill requests: 16

Bills in Senate:

SB68 Substitute Driver License and Implied Consent Modifications

SB124 Local Government Administration Amendments

SB43 Criminal Provisions Modifications

Bill passed out of Senate:​​

SB10 Substitute Identification Request Amendments SB76 Workers' Compensation Adjudication Amendments

Upcoming events:

Town Hall Meeting Monday, Feb. 11 | 6:30pm West Valley City Hall

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Senate Minority Whip Luz Escamilla

This week Senator Escamilla made public two of her bills: SB143, Public Education Vision Screening and SB144, Environmental Quality Monitoring Amendments. SB143 will require nurses to be trained to provide vision screening for students. SB144 will involve having the Department of Environmental Quality implement environmental monitoring regulations to help assess and manage risks to human health. Senator Escamilla spoke on the 2019 Winter Innovation Summit's panel to discuss the importance of investing in infants and toddlers. She was also a part of a film regarding the subject that's being produced by the Pritzker Children's Initiative.

Bill requests: 13

Bills introduced:

SB143 Public Education Vision Screening
SB144 Environmental Quality Monitoring Amendments

Bills passed out of committee:

SB55 Charter Trust Land Council Amendments

SB87 Procurement of Design Professionals Amendments

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Senate Minority Assistant Whip Jani Iwamoto

Monday Senator Jani Iwamoto presented, SCR 2, Concurrent Resolution Recognizing Navajo Code Talkers, to recognize and honor the Navajo Code Talkers’ legacy for their extraordinary contribution to the nation. The resolution, presented during general session floor time, designates August 14, 2019 as Navajo Code Talkers Day in the state of Utah. Read more here.

On Thursday, her SB134 Campus Safety Amendments bill passed unanimously out of the Senate Judiciary, Law & Criminal Justice Committee.

Bill requests: 14

Bills introduced:

SB126 Motor Vehicle Insurance Minimums Amendments

Bills in the Senate:

SB61 Poll Hours for Early Voting
SB62 Substitute Campaign Finance Revisions
SB65 Utah Noxious Weed Act Amendments
SB81 Substitute Native American Remains Amendments
SB88 Crime Victims Restitution Amendments SB89 Substitute Conflict Disclosure Amendments
SB101 Navajo Code Talker Recognition
SB134 Campus Safety Amendments

Bill passed out of Senate: SJR1 Joint Resolution Supporting the Study of Water Banking in Utah Bills passed: SCR2 Concurrent Resolution Recognizing Navajo Code Talkers

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Senate Minority Caucus Manager Derek Kitchen

“We are making great progress on the enormous $16.8 billion dollar budget. My assigned appropriations subcommittee is Executive Offices & Criminal Justice. This is a huge opportunity for me because I care a lot about the prison system, criminal justice reform, and fair treatment for people in our legal system. We have received updates from the Attorney General's Office, Adult Probation & Parole, and Utah Highway Patrol, among others. You can learn more about the budget here.

Here is Sen. Kitchen's floor speech voting 'no' on SB96.

Bill requests: 3

Bill introduced:

SB146 Sales Tax Exemption Modifications

Bills passed out of Senate:

SJR5 Joint Rules Resolution -- Ethics Commission Amendments

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Senator Gene Davis

This week, Senator Davis voted against the passage of SB96 on the Senate floor. In the Senate and Business Labor Committee, he voted 'yes' for a favorable recommendation of SB132 - Beer Amendments. On Thursday morning, Senator Davis presented one of his constituents, Jaime Duenas, who won the Utah Youth of the Year Award through the Boys & Girls Club.

Bill requests: 10

Bill introduced:

SB142 Animal Welfare Amendments
Bills in the Senate:
SB49 Homeless Shelter Funding Amendments

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Senator Kathleen Riebe

Senator Riebe spent the week working in committees, caucus meetings, and on the Senate floor. In the Senate Education Committee, Riebe voted to pass fifteen bills out of committee favorably. She was the only Senator on the Transportation, Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Committee to stand up for the environment and vote in favor of S.B. 119, the Legacy Parkway Truck Ban that aimed to keep pollution and traffic down in a scenic area known for its numerous bike trails.

Bill requests: 3

Bills in the Senate:

SB113 Amended, Possessory Lien Amendments SB115 High-need School Amendments

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