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May 2013 Legislative Update and Highlights
Craig Hall - Utah House of Representatives, District 33



May 2013 Legislative Update and Highlights


Thank you!


Thanks again for all your support since the campaign and during the last Legislative Session.  I truly appreciate all the emails, phone calls, returned surveys, Facebook comments, and any other way that you were 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.  


Summary of the 2013 Regular Session


The legislative staff has put together some good summaries of what was accomplished during the Legislative Session:  

May Interim Session


The Regular Legislative Session lasted from January 28 - March 14, 2013.  After March 14, all legislators (including me) went back to their regular lives and jobs for the rest of the year.  We do meet in "interim sessions," which happen one day a month, to discuss possible bills, to study issues, and to recommend bills to the Senate or House for consideration.  Our first Interim Session was this last Wednesday, May 15.  Some of the items we discussed included:
  • Class size reduction
  • School Trust Lands
  • Whether Utah's Attorney General position should be elected or appointed
  • Evaluating and adjudicating election complaints
  • Issues associated with electronic cigarettes
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Administrative subpoenas
  • Ways to reduce pollution caused by excessive nutrients (phosphorous and nitrogen) in Utah's lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs.
  • Issues related to eminent domain
  • Utah's State retirement system (including access to URS records, predicted rate of return, investment performance, etc.)
  • Public education funding
  • Snake Valley Water Sharing Agreement
  • Transportation funding in Utah
A more detailed summary regarding these discussions can be found at: http://le.utah.gov/Interim/2013/news/InterimHighlights.May2013.pdf.  Our next Interim Session is on June 19, 2013.


Service Project for Granger Elementary School


As I mentioned in a previous newsletter, the Utah State Legislature does an annual fundraiser.  This year they chose to help out Granger Elementary School.  Over 900 Dr. Seuss books were purchased and delivered to Granger Elementary School. Thanks to Principal Rebecca Tesch for helping to coordinate this.  Here are some photos:






 
My contact information is as follows. Feel free to contact me regarding any issue.

Read all previous email newsletters here: http://bit.ly/YJCYy1

Legislative email: chall@le.utah.gov
Personal email: hcraighall@yahoo.com
Website: www.votecraighall.com
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Twitter: www.twitter.com/hcraighall
Cell phone: (801) 573-1774

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