SINE DIE

Day 45 and the Utah Senate has adjourned Sine Die, which is latin for “without a day.”

The Speaker of the House, President of the Senate, and the Governor have all called this one of the very best sessions they can remember. The Legislature addressed many tough issues this session with a spirit of cooperation and collegiality. Here are just a few of the sessions successes:

  • Increased public outreach, transparency and citizen inclusion
  • Made important adjustments in the motor fuel tax to help better fund transportation
  • Took huge strides in air quality policy by incentivizing Tier 3 fuels and funding air quality monitors
  • Funded and implement policies to help the homeless and mentally ill
  • Balanced the State Budget
  • Increased education funding
  • Made important improvements to school accountability and grading with a robust dashboard
  • Laid the groundwork for essential tax reform
  • Modernized and streamlined alcohol policy including lowing BAC limit to .05
  • Provided federalism list of issues for our federal delegation
  • Stood for local control of public lands and appropriate management

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FOR THE RECORD

Senator Millner’s HB 441 Housing and Homeless Reform Initiative Amendments, which will provide $20 million for homeless resource centers, passed the Senate and the House | Deseret News

Senator Stevenson’s HB 442 Alcohol Amendments passed the House 53-17 and will be sent to Governor Herbert for consideration | KSL News

Senator Henderson’s HB 265 Safety Inspection Amendments, which ends mandatory vehicle safety, cleared the Utah Legislature | Deseret News

Senator Bramble’s HB 204 Presidential Primary Amendments passed the House and the Senate and will be sent to Governor Herbert for consideration | Deseret News

You can find blogs that were written live during the last day of the 2017 Legislative Session both at the Salt Lake Tribune, and KSL News.


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