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Email from Steve Briles about State Regulation of Bee Keeping

This is a series of emails that I have discussed Steve Briles thoughts on State Regulation of Bee Keeping. I have his permission to post this on my blog site.


In addition to the questions asked in the survey I want to take the position of Don't amend the beekeeping code.  Although I like less government intervention I am FOR keeping the registration requirements..  As past President and current board member of the Utah County Beekeepers…


Added by David Lifferth on September 2, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Email from someone outside my district who wants to preserve funding to planned parenthood

Good Day,


I am reaching out to all Utah Representatives today because I strongly believe that Governor Herbert's measure to bar Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding disbursed through Utah state agencies is unethical, and is an attempt to subvert women’s 14th Amendment rights.


These services are extremely important, especially in poverty stricken areas where most people can't afford to go to a hospital or regular doctor. They also drastically reduce the need…


Added by David Lifferth on August 24, 2015 at 7:58am — No Comments

Representative email that I get in my public email inbox

Mr. Lifferth,


I see you voted to stab all Utah Tax Payers in the back and twist the knife.

You and the other 61 liars should be so ashamed of yourselves , you were elected to represent the people not you pocket book.

Enjoy you last term in office and all the grease in the palm of you hand.

The prison did not need to move and there has not been one legitimate reason to move it.

Did you not hear the cries of “We The People”?



Added by David Lifferth on August 20, 2015 at 10:08am — No Comments

My comments on HCR101S2 on Prison Relocation

I tweeted last winter that if you want to get more people involved in political issues, just offer to put a prison in their community. Let me report that the Prison Relocation process has been very successful in getting more people involved in the political process. In fact, this has been the most successful voter outreach program I have ever experienced.

Even though I was one of the 4 in the House and Senate that voted against moving the prison, I was out voted and have come…


Added by David Lifferth on August 19, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

My comments on the proposed hybrid system of 4-4-5 in electing State School Board members

I applaud concept of a hybrid model that brings key components of different systems. I have seen these hybrid systems work well in some applications. I appreciate the work that has been put into it. I agree that we need to fix this ourselves and not abdicate this decision to an unelected judge. We need to make this decision as elected representatives of the people.

However, more confusing and less responsive than the current model

I describe this concept as Clunky and not just…


Added by David Lifferth on August 19, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Email to constituents about August 19, 2015 Special Legislative Session

You have probably seen in the news that Governor Gary Herbert has called a special session next Wednesday, August 19th, to have the full legislature vote on the recommendation by the Prison Relocation Committee (PRC). On August 11th, the PRC unanimously voted to recommend the I-80/7200 West site which is west of the Salt Lake City Airport as the site for the new Utah State Prison. Based on projections by the state's analysts this site would save $300…


Added by David Lifferth on August 16, 2015 at 10:49am — No Comments

2015 Primary Voting Results for Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain

Saratoga Springs City Council Candidates  Votes  Pct 
Rebecca Call *  463…

Added by David Lifferth on August 12, 2015 at 9:27am — No Comments

PRC just announced that the Utah State Prison will be relocated to Salt Lake City site


The PRC just announced that the Utah State Prison will be relocated to the Salt Lake City site which is west of the SLC Airport. This is a huge relief to those of us in North and West Utah County that have feared that the prison might come to our area. This has been a long and painful process.

I have described this as a near death experience. I have described this as a dodging a bullet.

This has truly been a team effort to oppose the…


Added by David Lifferth on August 11, 2015 at 4:14pm — No Comments

August 11, 2015: Judgementt Day

Prison Relocation Commission will announce location on Tue Aug 11th at 2pm


Saratoga Springs Polling Locations:

  • Horizon Elementary: SR01, SR03
  • Vista Heights: SR02, SR04
  • Harvest Elementary: SR05, SR06
  • Saratoga Shores: SR07, SR08

Eagle Mountain Polling Locations:

  • Ranches Academy – 7789 E.…

Added by David Lifferth on August 11, 2015 at 8:36am — No Comments

Indoor shopping with my friends and family

My friend Richard Bell just got his Concealed Carry Permit and bought his first semi-automatic handgun. I good some of my family members to shoot with him at an indoor gun range in Salt Lake City.

I let Richard try out my Glock. This photo was perfectly timed to show the flames and sparks as he fired my Glock.…


Added by David Lifferth on August 8, 2015 at 9:28pm — 2 Comments

Results from July 2015 Survey

Do you agree with Boy Scouts policy that they will now allow Homosexuals to serve in adult leadership?

Some Other Responses:

B: I suppose they can do what they would like. But I will not be placing my kids in scouts.

D: As an organization, they have a right to make this decision, and they have no compelling reason to not allow them. However, individual charter organizations, like the LDS Church, also need their right to restrict…


Added by David Lifferth on August 6, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Summary information on Utah's new fuel tax changes

This information about changes to Utah's gas tax may help understand the changes. I supported many of the changes, including sponsoring the fuel tax equilization on alternative fuels.

Let me know if you have any questions.


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Added by David Lifferth on July 28, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments

I discussed Prison Relocation meeting with Rod Arquette on July 17th, 2015

KNRS's Rod Arquette invited me onto his show last Friday, July 17th to discuss the PRC meeting on the Day before:

Description: 07-17-2015: State Representative David Lifferth joins the show to discuss the latest on the state prison relocation process, including the new financial numbers that say the Eagle Mountain location may be the most affordable alternative; ...

My call starts at about the 13 minute mark. There were a number of breaking news stories so my segment was only…


Added by David Lifferth on July 21, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

Vote by Mail Ballot July 2015

Vote by Mail ballots have arrived. Have you decided who you are voting for in municipal elections?

Added by David Lifferth on July 15, 2015 at 6:54pm — No Comments

EMail to PRC members about another logistical issue about Prison Relocation that has not been considered

I cleaned up this email that I recently sent to PRC members so that I can post it on my blog site.


Dear PRC members,


I wanted to share a concern that I have with considering the two sites in the Cedar Valley (Eagle Mountain and Fairfield) for the new location for the state prison. This concern is not one that is covered in the data reported by MGT.

It is already known that there are only 2 limited routes into and out of the Cedar Valley:…


Added by David Lifferth on July 13, 2015 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Results from June 2015 Survey

Nothing really surprising from the Survey Results from my 2015 Survey.

I had intended to ask the question about authorizing Governor to veto uses of Federal Education funds. However, I tried to re-order that survey question, but it was left out of the survey. The State Board of Ed failed to pass this motion on a 7-7 tie.

San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman withdrew his request for using Utah's Constitutional Defense Fund for his defense. Many people…


Added by David Lifferth on July 3, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Utah Policy/KSL Survey on where the Prison should go June 21, 2015


Added by David Lifferth on June 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

22 pages of notes from Prison Relocation Public Comment

Prison Relocation Public Hearing

Report on community open houses

Questions have been scanned and now are on the PRC web site and committee page


Sen. Stevenson

Welcome and report on their outreach activities

Decision to move prison was made in 2014, decision reaffirmed when funding was authorized

PRC has authorization to identify the best location

Public hearing is not a debate

Community representatives will…


Added by David Lifferth on June 16, 2015 at 9:44pm — No Comments

I took a politcal survey and as 97% in common with Marco Rubio, 1% with Martin O'Malley

Try it for yourself...

I was a bit surprised by the results, I thought I would have bee closer to Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, and Rick Perry

I side with Marco Rubio on most 2016 Presidential Election issues

Candidates you side with...…


Added by David Lifferth on June 16, 2015 at 2:26pm — No Comments

PRC Public Comment meeting today (6/16/2015)

This evening is the only  Prison Relocation Commission Public Hearing from 6 to 8pm at the Utah State Capitol.  I know that it won't be convenient to attend, but it will be important if you like to go on the record with your thoughts on the Prison Relocation. There are many people who have scheduling conflicts on that night, so I hope that you can make it.

Date, time, and…


Added by David Lifferth on June 16, 2015 at 8:55am — No Comments

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