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2015 Legislative Session Countdown Jan 26, 2014

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Rep. Dave Lifferth

Report card 2013 2014
Attendance 100% 96%
Utah TaxPayers Ranking 100%
#1/75
88%
#11/75
Southerland Ranking 79%
#15/75
89%
#8/75
Parents Choice Ed 89%
#20/75
88%
#8/75
Libertas Ranking 45%
#36/75
69%
#24/75
UEA Ranking 47%
#45/75
47%
#52/75

Legislator's Votes In favor of my legislation

99.5%

Social Media

Tweets

901
Facebook Posts 1,006
Blogs 105
Surveys 22
Votes consistent with constituents Surveys 100% 98%
(100% w/delegates)
Taxes increased $0 $0

Increased Education
Funding
2% 3.5%
Emails sent >23k >30k


Named 2013 Champion of Business by Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce

Latest Activity

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Photos from Memorial for Former Speaker Becky Lockhart Jan 22, 2015

The memorial for Speaker Lockhart was very will done and an inspiration to all. There was a slide show before the memorial with photos of former Speaker Lockhart.I invited Casey Jones to be my guest at the memorial.…See More
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Linda Dianne Suda is now a member of DavidLifferth.com ©2015
Jan 20
David Lifferth's 3 blog posts were featured
Jan 19
David Lifferth posted blog posts
Jan 18
marty johnson commented on David Lifferth's blog post Question from constituent about emails about effectiveness of emailing legislators in other districts
"David, as a long time supporter, I have appreciated your willingness to listen to my concerns about state government.  I know it is a little early to voice my concerns, but there are two items I feel very strongly about.  First, please do…"
Jan 12
David Lifferth posted a blog post

Email from Eagle Mountain resident Kirk Horinek about proposed ban on Wood Burning Stoves

I got a well thought out email from Kirk Horinek and got his approval to post it on my blog.On 12/30/14 4:42 PM, Kirk Horinek wrote:Dear Sir,With the upcoming Winter months, there has been some suggestions reported that the State should have an outright ban on the use of wood burning appliances by It¹s residents. Being one of those who use wood as a partial heat source, I oppose such an outright ban ad would like to suggest the following. I believe that instead of forcing its residents to…See More
Jan 1
David Lifferth posted a blog post

Question from constituent about emails about effectiveness of emailing legislators in other districts

I got a very good question about how effective an email to a State Senator or Representative in another district really is. Since many of the voters in my district are emailing members of the Prison Relocation Committee (PRC) and other State Senators and Representatives, he wanted to know how effective these emails are in persuading them on this issue that is very important to us.Shane Earling gave me permission to post his question and his name. Q: David, would you encourage EM and SS…See More
Dec 31, 2014
 

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Information on Health Care proposals

Posted by David Lifferth on January 26, 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

There have been many questions about the various Health Care Proposals including Governor Herbert's Healthy Utah proposal.  Here are some of the details taken from a Power Point prepared by Rep. Jim Dunnigan.

http://le.utah.gov/interim/2014/pdf/00005625.pdf

OPTION 1

$28 million

FY16 : $16 million

70/30 extension of premium assistance to all adults 0 – 100% FPL that are not currently eligible for Medicaid

Covers 10,300 Utahans

OPTION 2 (State House Option)

$56 million

FY16 : $34 million

70/30 extension of premium assistance to broader definition of medically frail (1 in 3 individuals 0 – 100% FPL

Covers 22,800 Utahans

OPTION 3…

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Resources for being involved in the Legislative Process

Posted by David Lifferth on January 25, 2015 at 7:05pm 0 Comments

http://le.utah.gov/

  • Collection of Legislative Links
  • Next Scheduled Meetings
  • Links to Committee Audio and Video
  • Committee Meeting Calendar

http://le.utah.gov:443/FloorCalendars/

  • House 3rd Reading Calendar contains bills that will be voted on next
  • Video is of Floor session
  • Voting Board shows results of Current Votes

Track the progress of my bills:

http://le.utah.gov/asp/billsintro/RepResults.asp?Listbox3=LIFFEDE

http://le.utah.gov/Documents/code_const.htm

  • Utah State Constitution
  • Utah State…
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Survey Results of Top 10 Bills prior to 2015 Legislative Session

Posted by David Lifferth on January 25, 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Would you support taxes paying for BodyCams for law enforcement officers?

Some Other Responses:

B: But if we could get private groups to help too that would be great.

S: I support our officers having functioning body cams, although the cams are not perfect. But, if they have them, they need to be used continuously. They need to have enough storage for a full shift. I understand there are substantial technical issues with most cameras. These need to be worked out on the State's dime and not give the cities unfunded mandates.

W: They may be useful in some circumstances, but I am concerned about this data being used inappropriately against innocent victims. In a day and age when photography technology is so really available, who's to say that digital "evidence" does not become manipulated/modified in a way that defeats true justice?

R: I would support taxes being used but not if it meant raising taxes

N: Police…

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Photos from Memorial for Former Speaker Becky Lockhart Jan 22, 2015

Posted by David Lifferth on January 23, 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

The memorial for Speaker Lockhart was very will done and an inspiration to all.



There was a slide show before the memorial with photos of former Speaker Lockhart.

I invited Casey Jones to be my guest at the memorial.

Governor Herbert was the concluding speaker and was very gracious in his remarks.…

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How to Manage your Legislator 2015

Posted by David Lifferth on January 18, 2015 at 7:26pm 0 Comments

I take the title for this blog from a conversation that I had with a former boss. In that conversation, he said “Dave, here are the tricks to managing your manager” and then he went on to give me some very good advice about what I should say and do to get the best performance out of my boss and have a positive working relationship with him.  I hope to pass along some best practices for managing and working with me and other State Legislators.  This information is intended for my constituents and I request that you not pass it on or make it public.

Some of you may have seen the blog from Holly Richardson that gave some really good advice for new legislators, of which I am one. http://hollyonthehill.com/top-22-tips-for-new-legislators/

So here are the best practices so that you can get the best performance out of me and other State Legislators and…

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Prison Relocation Update #15

Posted by David Lifferth on January 18, 2015 at 11:06am 0 Comments

I have previously worked with the State Corrections Department to determine what percent of State Prison Inmates are from Utah County. I had been quoting this differently (not much) but wanted to correct the record. You will see these numbers pop up in other places as well.

COURT OF CONVICTION COUNTY

 N

 %

SALT LAKE

2504

36.50%

WEBER    

1092…

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Percentage of Inmates in Utah State Prison System based on County Court of Conviction

Posted by David Lifferth on January 18, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

The table below shows the county location of the court of conviction for all of our current inmates. 

COURT OF CONVICTION COUNTY  N  %
SALT LAKE  2504 36.50%
WEBER      1092 15.92%
UTAH       906 13.21%
DAVIS      550 8.02%
WASHINGTON…
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Survey Results of Constitutents survey of Additional Prison Relocation Questions

Posted by David Lifferth on January 18, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Would you support the State Prison to be located in Eagle Mountain?

Some Other Responses:

A: Depending on the location. I could be convince relocation is good. If it is right next to the Middle school, "no" if it is in the middle of Cedar Fort and City Center, I would be amenable to it.

J: prison should stay where it is!

B: I propose the prison be moved to a less populated area.

B: I'm kind of ambivalent on this one. I don't think there is a safety concern (how often do people escape from the prison?!), its location is far away from even my house in the city center, and it might actually have some unintended positive consequences (I can't logically make any predictions about anything positive from it off the top of my head right now, though).

G: I believe that it will be a deterrent to needed economic growth.

N: I'm moving out of Eagle Mountain to ensure I won't live near the prison.

R: Again, Why can't we…

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Email from Eagle Mountain resident Kirk Horinek about proposed ban on Wood Burning Stoves

Posted by David Lifferth on January 1, 2015 at 6:52pm 0 Comments

I got a well thought out email from Kirk Horinek and got his approval to post it on my blog.

On 12/30/14 4:42 PM, Kirk Horinek wrote:

Dear Sir,

With the upcoming Winter months, there has been some

suggestions reported that the State should have an outright ban on the

use of wood burning appliances by It¹s residents. Being one of those who

use wood as a partial heat source, I oppose such an outright ban ad would

like to suggest the following. I believe that instead of forcing its

residents to choose between gas or electric utilities, the State should

implement an Incentive Program, either through tax breaks or subsidies or

both, to its residents who choose to burn wood fuel, to upgrade to EPA

certified wood stoves or fireplace inserts. This would still allow the

Residents to choose their method of heating and also greatly improve the

efficiency of their appliances with the greater benefit of…

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Question from constituent about emails about effectiveness of emailing legislators in other districts

Posted by David Lifferth on December 31, 2014 at 9:00am 1 Comment

I got a very good question about how effective an email to a State Senator or Representative in another district really is. Since many of the voters in my district are emailing members of the Prison Relocation Committee (PRC) and other State Senators and Representatives, he wanted to know how effective these emails are in persuading them on this issue that is very important to us.

Shane Earling gave me permission to post his question and his name.



Q: David, would you encourage EM and SS residents to contact representatives in other legislative districts or is this counterproductive?

A: Shane, that is a good question. Legislators expect to be blanketed with emails whenever there is a controversial issue. For HB96, I got about a thousand emails a day for week from 98% of people outside my district.Legislators typically…

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