Can electronic driver licenses work? Some considerations.

Rep. Craig Hall is sponsoring HB227 asking the Driver License Division and Department of Technology Services to advise the legislature on the feasibility of allowing electronic driver licenses. I’ll admit, there’s a lot of things in your wallet now that you can store on a phone including credit cards and membership cards. Moving to a driver license, though, gives me some pause. Similar to the discussion we had with electronic voting last year, any digital ID must obtain parity with existing physical ID. This means it must be universally accepted…

Midday Commentary on Last Night’s News — Nov. 30, 2015

First things first: to the dude driving the black Accord onto the 6th South offramp, huge kudos to you for your cat-like reflexes when that Subaru pulled into the lane without so much as a second glance. You saved us all. Now for some news: • Former Gov. Olene Walker passed away over the weekend. (KUER) She’ll have a lasting impact on the state, whether it was her groundbreaking roles in politics, her Weber State political institution, or the fact that her name is in what seems like half the…

Rep. Craig Hall: Time for justice court judges to be “licensed to practice law”

With a recent report on Utah’s judicial system finding that many defendants appear before judges inadequately represented–if at all–perhaps it’s time that we take another look at another problematic area of Utah’s judicial branch: the courts not of record, or “justice courts.” Rep Craig Hall (HD 33) wants justice court judges to be licensed to practice law in Utah. Having fair, effective, and knowledgeable judges are a crucial part of just and equitable judicial system. Where other courts issues decisions and rulings of law and fact, keep a record to allow for appeal and evidentiary matters, and are subject…

Rep. Craig Hall April 2015 Legislative Summary – May 4, 2015

Thanks again for all your support.  I truly appreciate all the emails, phone calls, returned surveys, Facebook comments, mail, and any other way that you are able to reach out to me. Again, feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions, concerns, complaints or comments.  All of my contact information is at the bottom of this email. Interim Session Following 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…

Rep. Craig Hall 2015 Utah Legislative Session Final Summary

The 2015 Utah general legislative session is in the books.  Our State constitution instructs that the legislative session will last for 45 days – not one minute longer.  On March 12, at midnight, we finished our work. Needless to say, things went fast and furious this last week.  Due to the high number of bills, they were prioritized, and we voted on as many as we could.  Thank you so much for all of your support.  It is truly an honor to represent the great residents of District 33.  Here…

Rep. Craig Hall 2015 Utah Legislative Session Week 6 Summary

The 2015 General Session of the Utah State Legislature began on Monday, January 26.  Only 4 days left!  The Session ends Thursday night.  Thank you so much for all of your support.  It is truly an honor to represent the great residents of District 33.  Just a few highlights from Week 6: Events at the Capitol Rallies at the Capitol One of the great things about the Session is all of the buzz at the Capitol.  It is wonderful to see so many groups so passionate about issues that are…

Rep. Craig Hall: 2015 Utah Legislative Session Week 5 Summary

The 2015 General Session of the Utah State Legislature began on Monday, January 26.  Thank you so much for all of your support.  It is truly an honor to represent the great residents of District 33.  Just a few highlights from Week 5: 2015 Legislation This last week we continued the process of voting on non-budget bills.  Of course, you can always watch the new reports.  But the best way to track any legislation is at the Legislature’s website at http://le.utah.gov.  Here are a few of the more interesting bills that…

Rep. Craig Hall 2015 Utah Legislative Session Week 4 Summary

The 2015 General Session of the Utah State Legislature began on Monday, January 26.  Thank you so much for all of your support.  It is truly an honor to represent the great residents of District 33.  Just a few highlights from Week 4:Special Events at the Capitol Visit from Robert Frost Elementary I love having school groups visit the Capitol.  Thanks to teachers and staff at Roberts Frost Elementary for making this visit happen! Visit from Teachers and Parents This last week a large group of teachers and parents of…

The Hub Sheet – Monday February 17, 2015

Fasten your seatbelt… or don’t Are ‘fringe groups’ getting too much attention from education leaders over Common Core? Twitter is an even bigger waste of time than you supposed. Curious how babies… er, state budgets are made?Capital West News has a ‘splainer. Hillyard: Raise the Rainy Day cap. Rep.Craig Hall summarizes week three of the session. Cardboard boxes: Still the best toy ever. Idaho legislators will debate corporate sponsorships of state parks. They’re also updating their dueling laws.  No, seriously. All the Presidents ranked. Oral-B announced bluetooth toothbrush with a performance tracking app because…

Rep. Craig Hall 2015 Utah Legislative Session Week 3 Summary

The 2015 General Session of the Utah State Legislature began on Monday, January 26.  Thank you so much for all of your support.  It is truly an honor to represent the great residents of District 33.  Just a few highlights from Week 3: Special Events at the Capitol Visit from Pioneer Elementary I love having school groups visit the Capitol.  Thanks to teachers and staff at Pioneer Elementary for making this visit happen! Visit from West Valley Fire Department Rep. DiCaro and I had a chance to meet with several…