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Subject: [LWVUT] LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE *THURSDAY* JAN 30 2014
Date: Thu Jan 30 06:17:25 MST 2014
Kara Hetrick: KCPW LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
(801) 359-5279 ext. air KCPW time 8:30 Record time 7:10 Kara will call
MARELYNN ZIPSER (801.578. 2069) REPORTING
Thursday, January 30, 2014
WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY?
Today is the last day for legislators to designate their third priority bills.
This rule is designed to make the session a bit less hectic. It gives all 104 legislators a more equal chance to have their bills go through the process and be heard. It should reduce the number of bills considered in the short 45-day session as well.
Lawmakers will spend another day deliberating state budgets in
8 TO 11 AM this morning and 2 to 5 PM this afternoon.
House and Senate floor debate is from 11 to noon.
APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEES AGENDAS
Retirement and Independent Entities
Meets early to talk about the DHRM – (Utah Department of Human Resource Management) including an overview of the department budget and a report from the Executive Director of the Department.
DHRM oversees state employee matters such as salaries, health care and retirement.
Business, Economic Development, and Labor
Budgets trend analyses, examining budget details over time since 2011, for
Public Service Commission (it regulates utility matters such as electric power rates)
Utah Tax Commission (Looks like the cost of license plate production expected to rise by 5%), and USTAR (Utah Science, Technology and Research) initiative
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality
Budget trends for
Public Lands Policy Coordination Office,
Office of Energy Development,
Department of Environmental Quality
Base budget reviews for
State Office of Education,
Base budget reviews for Department of Human Services agencies
Child and Family Services,
Office of Recovery Services,
and Executive Director Operations An especially long list of documents is available, including one on domestic violence
Executive Offices and Criminal Justice
State Auditor (Issue Brief),
Guardian ad Litem and Department of Corrections Base Budgets
Budget, Performance Measures and Campus presentations for UCAT (Utah College of Applied Technology)
Infrastructure and General Government
Base Budget Bill S.B. 6 and IGG (?) Agencies (no idea what IGG is)
Discussion and Analysis to include Utah Department of Transportation
Social Services (second time today)
Review budgets for
Medicaid and Health Financing, Medicaid Sanctions, Medicaid Mandatory Services, and Medicaid Optional Services
Workforce Services performance measures
Materials available at the meeting address funding reductions and revenue options
Reminder for KCPW listeners: If you’re a budget wonk and can’t go to meetings, check out website of the Legislature le.utah.gov. If you click on Calendar, then on the appropriations subcommittee, you can see the agenda and the documents the committee will be examining. Of course you can also listen in to the discussion through le.utah.gov. Click on Audio Video to see what’s playing.
More Action at the Capitol.
Intriguing item on the calendar of events:
3:30 to 5:30 Karaoke/Legislative in the Rotunda. Wonder what that might be?
The League invites you to join us at the Legislature this year.
Or you can watch, listen or contact your legislator on line at
For more information, and to read the League’s studies “Funding
We are also on Facebook and Twitter.
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