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Rep. Dave Lifferth's Report Card

Report card  '13  '14  '15
Attndance 100% 96% 100%
TaxPyrs #1 100% #11 88%  #21
 82%
Sutherlnd #15 79% #8
89%
#14
94%
Parents
Choice Ed
#20
89%
#8 88%
Libertas #36 45%   #24
  69%
#3 90%

UEA
#45
47%
#52 47%
Grassroots
55%
#14 63% #10 68%
Votes with constits surveys 100% 98%
(100% w/ delgts)
97%
(100% w/ delgts)

Incresd Ed
Funding
2% 3.5% 9.4%
Emails sent >23k >30k >30k


Named '13,'14 Business Champion by SL Chamber of Commerce

Latest Activity

David Lifferth commented on David Lifferth's blog post Photos from UDOT Mountain View Corridor open house 9/2/16
Sep 22
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Sep 22
David Lifferth commented on David Lifferth's blog post Photos and details from the bomb threat at Eagle Valley Elementary School on September 19, 2016
Sep 19
David Lifferth commented on David Lifferth's blog post Photos and details from the bomb threat at Eagle Valley Elementary School on September 19, 2016
"These are some of the social media posts that I showed to the teachers to show them how the parents and community appreciates them."
Sep 19
David Lifferth posted a blog post

Photos and details from the bomb threat at Eagle Valley Elementary School on September 19, 2016

We should all be grateful for the professional way that teachers, faculty, law enforcement, and the community responded to the bomb threat today at Eagle Valley Elementary School. In speaking with some of the teachers it only took 3 minutes from the time that the evacuation orders were given until ALL students were out of…See More
Sep 19
David Lifferth posted a blog post

Update on Prison Relocation Site Selection

Subject: Prison Development Update All, The chairs of the Prison Development Commission have asked that I send you the following update:  Dear colleagues, Since the Legislature approved the Salt Lake City site as the location for the new Utah State Correctional Facility, the executive branch has been working hard to perform necessary tests, analyses, and evaluations in preparation for the purchase of the land upon which the facility will be constructed. We wanted to provide you an update of…See More
Aug 1
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Jul 14
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Jul 11
 

Rep. Lifferth receives 2016 National Champion of Charity Award from FGA



Back to Back Libertas' Defender of Liberty Awards


Friend of the Taxpayer Award for 2016


2013-2016 Advocacy Groups Rankings for Rep. Lifferth

Report card

 '13

 '14

 '15

 '16

 Attendance

100%

96%

100%

100%

 Utah Taxpayers Association

#1 / 100%

#11 / 88%

#21 / 82%

 #7 / 94.1%

 Sutherland

#15 / 79%

#8 / 89#

#14 / 94%

 #1 / 100%

 Parents for Choice in Ed

#20 / 89%

#8 / 88%

 

 

 Libertas

#33 / 45%

#24 / 69%

#3 / 90%

#7 / 90%

 Grassroots

#26 / 55%

#14 / 63%

#10 / 68%

#7 / 65%

 UEA

#45 / 47%

#52 / 47%

#62 / 50%

#66 / 40%

 Votes w/constituents surveys

100%

98%
(100% w/Delegates)

97%
(100% w/Delegates)

100%

Blog Posts

Photos and details from the bomb threat at Eagle Valley Elementary School on September 19, 2016

Posted by David Lifferth on September 19, 2016 at 7:30pm 2 Comments

We should all be grateful for the professional way that teachers, faculty, law enforcement, and the community responded to the bomb threat today at Eagle Valley Elementary School. In speaking with some of the teachers it only took 3 minutes from the time that the evacuation orders were given until ALL students were out of the building. Eagle Valley Elementary had run an evacuation drill a week ago and practice evacuating the school. That is what led to the quick, orderly, and safe evacuation today.



I had the opportunity to thank many of the teachers that were still around…

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Update on Prison Relocation Site Selection

Posted by David Lifferth on August 1, 2016 at 8:41am 0 Comments

Subject: Prison Development Update

 

All,

 

The chairs of the Prison Development Commission have asked that I send you the following update:

 

 

Dear colleagues,

 

Since the Legislature approved the Salt Lake City site as the location for the new Utah State Correctional Facility, the executive branch has been working hard to perform necessary tests, analyses, and evaluations in preparation for the purchase of the land upon which the facility will be constructed. We wanted to provide you an update of their progress.

 

Parcel Selection

As you recall, the Salt Lake City site the Legislature approved for the relocation of the state correctional facility is more than 4,000 acres – far larger than what is needed for the new facility. The Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) has been evaluating two primary parcels within the recommended site to determine which is most suitable for the facility (see map). Today, DFCM is…

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How I voted in the July 13, 2016 Special Legislaive Session

Posted by David Lifferth on July 14, 2016 at 8:30am 0 Comments

These are the voting results from the Special Legislative Session on July 13, 2016.

House Bills



H.B. 3001 -- Tax Credit Review Amendments (Rep. Peterson, J.)

I voted YES and we need to constantly review Tax Credits. This bill had only 1 opposing vote in the house and senate combined.



H.B. 3002 -- State Fair Park Amendments (Rep. Hollins, S.)

I voted YES and this passed unanimously in both House and Senate. I was actually on the fence on so I was surprised when there were no opposing votes. With half of the funding for this 10k seat stadium coming from private sources, this is a deal for taxpayers. The Utah State Fair is mandated in the Utah State Constitution, so making it viable and self-sustaining is important.

H.B. 3003 -- Unmanned Aircraft Amendments (Rep. Ipson, D.)

I voted YES. This bill…

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Feedback from resident Phil Bruick on items on Special Session Agenda July 13, 2016

Posted by David Lifferth on July 13, 2016 at 10:14am 0 Comments

See my responses in RED

Phil


Dear Philip,

I'm sorry for the late notice, but like you I haven't recevied much notice for the Special Legislative Session that the Governor called for the day after tomorrow, July 13, 2016.

I am typically very skeptical of legislation that is not given thorough review and vetting and will typically vote against legislation that is not able to be reviewed by voters in my area. I won't have time to set up a survey and get feedback from voters. So if you have thought on any of these issues, please reply to this…

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Rep. Lifferth receives National Award for Protecting Good Samaritans

Posted by David Lifferth on July 11, 2016 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

Utah Representative David Lifferth was presented with the Foundation for Government Accountability's 2016 Champion of Charity Award Monday for their leadership in the state to protect community volunteers who provide free health care to low-income patients.…

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Governor Herbert's call for Special Legislative Session on July 13, 2016 at 3pm

Posted by David Lifferth on July 11, 2016 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

P R O C L A M A T I O N

 

 

            WHEREAS, since the adjournment of the 2016 General Session of the Sixty-first Legislature of the State of Utah, certain matters have arisen which require immediate legislative attention; and

 

            WHEREAS, Article VII, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Utah provides that the Governor may, by proclamation, convene the Legislature into Special Session; 

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gary R. Herbert, Governor of the State of Utah, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Utah, do by this Proclamation call the Sixty-first Legislature of the State of Utah into a Third Special Session at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City, Utah, on the 13th day of July 2016, at 3:00 p.m., to…

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@Political_Jake, egregious Influence Salesman, taunts Gov. Herbert on influence peddling

Posted by David Lifferth on May 25, 2016 at 5:25pm 0 Comments

I laughed out loud when @Political_Jake posted the "Available Jones" article that called out Governor Herbert on influence peddling.  I found the hypocrisy over the top, even by Jake's standards.



I responded on Facebook by posting the campaign donations that Jake has received. The entire post was promptly deleted by someone that support's Jake's double standard.





Here is my entire post which was deleted:

Jake, since you are the most egregious influence salesman in the legislature, I laughed out loud when you posted a link to the Governor's "Available Jones" article. Are you just taunting him because he gets called out on it and everyone gives you a pass?…

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May 18th Special Sesson and Interim Legislative day

Posted by David Lifferth on May 19, 2016 at 9:30am 3 Comments

Transportation Interim Committee Meeting

One of the main topics in Transportation Interim Committee was Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Drones. Since there were a number of Drone Bills in the 2016 session, this provided an opportunity to have representatives from the drone industry to discuss many aspects of drones.

There was also a brief discussion of Utah's Open Meeting Laws which in turn brought up the recent Closed UTA meeting. I have asked a number of questions about that meeting.

Education Interim Committee Meeting

The primary topic in the Education Committee Meeting was "Competency Based Education". This means that students are able to progress only after demonstrating subject competency. This may required a different funding formula as we currenty fund based on "seat time" and attendance which doesn't really mean anything.

Special Legislative Session…

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Rep. Lifferth again recognized as a Chamber of Commerce Business Champion

Posted by David Lifferth on May 4, 2016 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

[For the 3rd time in 4 sessions, Rep. Lifferth recognized as a Chamber of Commerce Business Champion]

    



    



    

Dear Utah Legislator,



The Utah business community is honored to designate you as a 2016 Business Champion. We have recognized you as a pro-business legislator who stood for business interests during the 2016 General Legislative Session.



To express our appreciation, the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors would like to recognize your efforts by presenting you with this award at a breakfast held on Wednesday, May ##th at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

...



My sincere gratitude,

 

Lane Beattie

President and CEO

Salt Lake…

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