Rep. Mike McKell 2015 Utah Legislative Session Update – Week 2

Thank you to those who attended our Bills and Bagels meeting last Saturday. Our attendance was approximately 125 members of the public and 7 legislators including: Senators Deidre Henderson and David Hinkins, and Representatives Dean Sanpei, Francis Gibson, Marc Roberts, Norm Thurston, and Mike McKell. We hope to see you on February 28th when we meet again at the Nebo School District Board room in Spanish Fork for another town hall meeting. During the first few weeks of the legislative session, our House members have spent each morning in appropriations…

May Legislative Summary | Rep. Craig Hall, House 33

May 2014 Interim SessionFollowing the completion of the general legislative Session begins the off-season, or “Interim” Session.  Once a month we meet in committees comprised of both House and Senate members and begin to craft and discuss proposed legislation for the 2015 session and other issues on the Master Study list.  Over this interim period I will be serving on the Judiciary and Political Subdivisions Interim Committees. Items discussed by the legislature during the Interim Session include: The condition (not good) and future of the Utah State Fair.  See article here. The status of Utah’…

Rep Craig Hall and needed campaign finance reforms

Representative Craig Hall had a couple of great bills this year. One of them was HB246, officially titled “Government Ethics Revision,” which dealt with reporting deadlines and lobbyists. Whether through deliberate intentions, neglect or ignorance, some candidates were not filing reports on time – and there were no consequences. Representative Hall, an advocate for ethics, openness and transparency, ran a bill to close that loophole.