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Here we tell you about issues and reports from our perspective. It is our attempt to set the record straight.

Speaker's Video Blog

Perspective from the Speaker of the House

The Buzz

This is our daily update about what happens on the Hill during the Session. Here you can see photos from around the House, videos, media reports, new blog posts, just about everything you want. Except taffy.

Week in Review

During the legislative session we will post regular updates and summaries of key issues that were debated

The Utah House of Representatives’ Blog

Vetoed Bills in the 2016 General Legislative Session

In consultation with the Legislature, the Governor vetoed six items of appropriation for technical reasons. Five of them – House Bill 3, Items 47, 52, 125 and 149; and House Bill 2, Item 111 – because they funded the implementation costs of various bills that ultimately did not pass the 2016 Legislature.

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Glendale Middle School - Salt Lake City was selected to receive a grant from Apple Inc. The teachers at Glendale have been working with Apple Professional Learning Specialists to integrate the technology into classroom.

Speaker Greg Hughes spoke at the celebration assembly where each student received an iPad.

Read more here: www.utahreps.net/speaker/technology-in-the-classroom
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Utah State University Extension Utah 4-H youth gathered at the Utah State Capitol to hold a mock legislature. The future leaders had the opportunity to experience the role of the Legislator and learn first-hand about the lawmaking process.

During the mock legislative session, 4-H members presented and debated bills from the 2016 legislative session on the House floor. The students also held committee meetings where they presented their sponsored legislation. Representative Paul Ray and members of the Office of Legislative Research sponsored the event and observed the proceedings.

4-H is the nation's largest Positive Youth Development Program that focuses on learning by doing. 4-H offers a wide variety of programs, projects, contests and events from livestock to leadership to sewing to robotics. #Utah4H #4H #4HUtah #utleg #utpol
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Governor Gary Herbert signed Rep. Craig Hall’s H.B. 155 Reporting of Child Pornography and Sen. Todd Weiler’s S.C.R. 9 Concurrent Resolution on the Public Health Crisis at a ceremonial bill signing.

H.B. 155 requires a computer technician who finds child pornography in the course of the technician's work report the finding to law enforcement or the federal Cyber Tip Line.

S.C.R. 9 recognizes that pornography is a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms.
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Rep. Jacob Anderegg partook in the the ceremonial billing signing where Governor Gary Herbert signed H.B. 194, Milk Sales Amendments, along with 13 other bills.

The Utah Legislature aims to make the State Government more efficient. The bills signed today had about $9 million in tax cuts and removed more than 270 lines of code including regulation elimination and general clean up of the state code.

Roy Elementary 4th grade students, who were taking a tour of the Capitol, got to witness the ceremonial bill signing and take pictures with the Governor and Legislators.

Bills that were signed today:

H.B. 488 Airport Fee Amendment

S.B. 218 Department of Corrections Amendments

H.B. 26 Revenue and Taxation Interim

H.B. 29 Transportation Interim Committee Reports Amendments

H.B. 40 Agency Reporting Requirements

H.B. 62 Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice-Statutory Reports Repeal

H.B. 138 Consumer Electronic Device Recycling Report Amendments

H.B. 392 Executive Appropriations Committee Report Amendments

S.B. 21 Repeal of Health and Human Services Reports and Programs

S.B.50 Health Code Repealer

H.B. 194 Milk Sales Amendments

H.B. 61 Corporate Franchise and Income Tax Changes

H.B. 190 Taxation of Foreign Income Amendments

S.B. 17 Revenue and Taxation Amendments
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