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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

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David Lifferth posted blog posts
Wednesday
David Lifferth posted a blog post

Let me respond to the rampant misnderstanding of HB225 #utpol #utleg

There appears to be significant misunderstanding of HB225. This section of law is already on the books. I can't tell if this is an intentional misunderstanding or not.My bill HB225 (http://le.utah.gov/~2016/bills/static/HB0225.html) makes changes to existing law that is already on the books in Utah. If you read HB225, only the underlined portions of the bill are what my proposed changes are. The rest of the…See More
Tuesday
David Lifferth posted blog posts
Feb 5
David Lifferth posted blog posts
Feb 3
David Lifferth posted a blog post

Early results from 2nd Week of 2016 Proposed Legislation Survey

SB28:Should those who conserve water pay a lower rate than those that use lots of water?Some Other Responses: R: People with larger lots are going to use more water. There would need to be some way to prorate according to property size to make this bill fair. C: I strongly believe the tiers should take into account the size of the property. It is not fair or logical to expect that a family living on 5 acres or even 1 acre would use the same amount of water as someone on 1/4 acre. On fact, the…See More
Jan 31
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Jan 30
David Lifferth posted a blog post

Survey Results from January 2016 Second Survey

Do you support requiring all online merchants selling in Utah to collect Utah Sales Tax?Some Other Responses: R: I used to be against online sales tax, but I notice I'm being charged when I buy things. So if others are doing it we probably should be too. I don't know what "revenue neutral" means, sorry. P: As long as it is not more than what is collected at in-state locations. I would even recommend that we consider collecting the tax but do it at a slightly smaller tax rate.N: No. There are…See More
Jan 29
David Lifferth posted a blog post

Videos and legal analysis of recent presentation on Utah Stewardship of Public Lands

From: Ken Ivory Date: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 12:11 PMTo: [Utah House Members]Subject: Video Recap of the Legal Analysis presentation to the Comm. Stewardship of Public LandsColleagues,In light of Speaker Hughes’ remarks this morning, I thought you might appreciate this 90-Second video summary of the landmark legal analysis presented to our legislative Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands last month.90-Second Video Recap…See More
Jan 27
 

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Early Results from Week 3 Survey:

  • 70%+ think that people should be able to buy raw milk
  • 64%+ support constitutional carry
  • 55%+ think that Pornography is a Public Health Crisis
  • 65%+ think those on govt. assistance should pass a drug test
  • 45%+ think that there should be a temporary 50-50 split of assets until a Divorce Judge makes final ruling


2016 Legislative Session Halftime Show
Ridley's Market
Saturday Feb 13th, 8:00 am to 10:00 am


I enjoyed having Michaela W. shadow me at the State Legislature today. She may have interest in serving in elected office someday and got to take the State Legislature for a Test Drive today.


I was able to visit with the Student Government Class on Wednesday February 10th at the Utah State Capitol. We had a pizza party and my intern gave them a tour of the State Capitol. I was also able to have them recognized in the House Gallery.  I challenged each member the Student Government Class to be prepared to some day represent our communities in the State Legislature.

Selfie with Jamin Wankier, Student Body President at Rockwell Charter High School on the house floor at the State Capitol

Blog Posts

The entire Student Government Class at Rockwell Charter H.S. visited with me at the State Capitol

Posted by David Lifferth on February 10, 2016 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

was able to visit with the Student Government Class on Wednesday February 10th at the Utah State Capitol. We had a pizza party and my intern gave them a tour of the State Capitol. I was also able to have them recognized in the House Gallery.  I challenged each member the Student Government Class to be prepared to some day represent our communities in the State Legislature.

Selfie with Jamin Wankier, Student Body President at Rockwell Charter High School on the house floor at the State Capitol

I hosted a pizza party for the students.…

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My presentation to Public Ed Appropration Cmt in support of ProStart

Posted by David Lifferth on February 10, 2016 at 10:30am 0 Comments

I spoke in favor of funding an appropriation for ProStart in the Public Education Appropriations Committee yesterday. ProStart is the state wide program that prepares high school students for a career in the Restaurant/Food Service Industry.

These were my talking points:



I love ProStart, best career ready program on the list

It has been around for 20 years in the nation

The Past 10 years Utah has received funding to grow to a state wide program…

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Let me respond to the rampant misnderstanding of HB225 #utpol #utleg

Posted by David Lifferth on February 8, 2016 at 10:17pm 0 Comments

There appears to be significant misunderstanding of HB225. This section of law is already on the books. I can't tell if this is an intentional misunderstanding or not.

My bill HB225 (http://le.utah.gov/~2016/bills/static/HB0225.html) makes changes to existing law that is already on the books in Utah. If you read HB225, only the underlined portions of the bill are what my proposed changes are. The rest of the non-underlined words are already the law in Utah.



My bill amends the existing statute to cover Doxing, SWATting, and attacks on critical infrastructure as well providing civil penalties.



To clarify, it is already illegal in Utah to “to annoy, alarm, intimidate, offend, abuse, threaten, harass, frighten, or disrupt the electronic communications of another, the person:”. If you don’t like that language then you should complain to the legislators that passed the existing law…

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End of 2nd Week of 2016 Legislative Session report

Posted by David Lifferth on February 5, 2016 at 10:29pm 0 Comments

Two weeks down, Four weeks to go...



We just finished the second week of the 2016 Legislative Session. I had a number of constituents that have already come to visit at the State Capitol including a the Eagle Mountain Youth City Council. 


Eagle Mountain Youth City Council


I encourage everyone in Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain to attending and participate in the legislative process at the capitol. Send me and email (DLifferth@le.utah.gov) with LD2! or SD13! in the subjet line to give me a heads up that you are coming and then  send me a text message when you get there so that I can meet with you.
Steven Clark from Saratoga Sprigns
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Email from Jennie Jackman in support for Medical Marijuana

Posted by David Lifferth on February 5, 2016 at 8:11am 0 Comments

I have approval from Jennie to post her email on my blog site

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From: Jennie Jackman

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9:31 PM

To: Rep. Lifferth

Subject: Constituent Support for SB73



Hello Representative Lifferth,



I would like to introduce myself to you. I belong to a tribe of chronic pain warriors.  We battle pain everyday from different diseases.  My dear friend Liz is dying from cancer, my sweet friend Kristine has endometriosis and Interstitial cystitis, one of my oldest friends has interstitial cystitis as well, and is probably going to lose her bladder within the next year.  She also suffers from fibromyalgia and pelvic floor dysfunction.  Her amazing husband David suffered with severe 2nd and 3rd  degree burns several years ago and has suffered with a myriad of ailments as a result.



As for me, I also have interstitial cystitis (IC), fibromyalgia, and irritable bowel syndrome.  I am…

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Email from Darin Jackman about proposed Medicinal Marijauna bill SB73

Posted by David Lifferth on February 3, 2016 at 8:45am 0 Comments

From: Darin Jackman

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 8:59 PM

To: Rep. Lifferth

Subject: Support of SB73



Representative Lifferth,



I am writing you in support of Senator Madsen’s bill SB73.  My wife suffers from several chronic illnesses that leave her in incredible amounts of pain.  She has interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder condition in which the urothelium (the lining of the bladder) is damaged and covered in ulcers and glomulerations.  The cause of this illness is currently unknown.  It causes her to urinate up to 40 times per day, bladder spasms, cramping in her lower back, and severe burning.  My wife is normally very active.  She used to lift weights, and cross train regularly.  Her life has completely changed.  She was prescribed opioids, and Elavil.  The first day she took these medications she passed out on the bed for 15 hours.  Her normal vibrant and articulate personality changed. She could barely hold a conversation, her memory was…

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Email from Rod Torrence about proposed Bee-Keeping legislation

Posted by David Lifferth on February 3, 2016 at 7:54am 0 Comments

I have approval from Rod Torrence to post his email on my site:

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Mr. Lifferth,

    

    Let me introduce myself; My wife and I are citizens of Eagle Mountain and operate “Cedar Trails Honey LLC” . we have resided here for the past 14 years. I started a bee business 3 years ago in the town center as a result of my passion for honey bees.

    I grew up in Wyoming, helping relatives with their commercial honey business during the summer months.

That relative was also a member of the Wyoming state Legislature and was instrumental in implementing the current bee keeping laws in the state. This was at a time when the varroa mite was not even a player in U.S. beekeeping although other bee related diseases existed.These laws were designed to protect his interest and eliminate any competition that may have arose. Essentially he prevented me, his own relative, from becoming a bee keepeer in the state…

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Early results from 2nd Week of 2016 Proposed Legislation Survey

Posted by David Lifferth on January 31, 2016 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

SB28:Should those who conserve water pay a lower rate than those that use lots of water?

Some Other Responses:

R: People with larger lots are going to use more water. There would need to be some way to prorate according to property size to make this bill fair.

C: I strongly believe the tiers should take into account the size of the property. It is not fair or logical to expect that a family living on 5 acres or even 1 acre would use the same amount of water as someone on 1/4 acre. On fact, the family on the larger plot of land could be conserving water and still use more than a wasteful landowner with a smaller parcel of land. If you are going to used a tiered system, it needs to be tiered according to appropriate use for the size of the property

B: I think if your going to legislate water prices like this, that you should also make it easier for people to get out of their HOA requirements of having to over water their lawns…

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Survey Results from January 2016 Second Survey

Posted by David Lifferth on January 29, 2016 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Do you support requiring all online merchants selling in Utah to collect Utah Sales Tax?

Some Other Responses:

R: I used to be against online sales tax, but I notice I'm being charged when I buy things. So if others are doing it we probably should be too. I don't know what "revenue neutral" means, sorry.

P: As long as it is not more than what is collected at in-state locations. I would even recommend that we consider collecting the tax but do it at a slightly smaller tax rate.

N: No. There are states that operate without a sales tax at all. The government needs to stop trying to find every little way imaginable to extract money from the populace. We are not slaves nor livestock.

B: I think tax should be collected on all sales but that the tax should go to the state where the business is located. I.E. if I buy from Wal-mart goes to Utah. If I buy from company with only a NY location it goes to NY.

P: I don't…

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Videos and legal analysis of recent presentation on Utah Stewardship of Public Lands

Posted by David Lifferth on January 27, 2016 at 11:23am 0 Comments

From: Ken Ivory

Date: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 12:11 PM

To: [Utah House Members]

Subject: Video Recap of the Legal Analysis presentation to the Comm. Stewardship of Public Lands



Colleagues,



In light of Speaker Hughes’ remarks this morning, I thought you might appreciate this 90-Second video summary of the landmark legal analysis presented to our legislative Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands last month.



90-Second Video Recap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqiyZsMrqPU&feature=youtu.be

6-Minute Video Recap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqiyZsMrqPU&feature=youtu.be



Full Legal Analysis…

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