February 2016 Blog Posts (18)

Email from Jennifer as to why I should vote for SB73 Medicinal Marijuana bill

[I have permission to print Jennifer's email but not other identifying information on my blog site]

Subject: SB73 Please read



Dear David,



I'm not sure where to start this email to truly convey my situation, feelings, and opinions. We have many acquaintances in common, as I've been living and working in the Ranches for 15 years now. (I think we may have actually been in the same Ward, a few splits back)

To give you a little background, I was…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 28, 2016 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Email from Ryan as to why I should vote for SB73 Medicinal Marijuana bill

[I have permission from Ryan to post this with his last name and his wife's name removed.]



Subject: Please Vote yes on SB73



Dave,

 

I heard about your town meeting where the majority of attendants disapproved of SB73 before the amendments were made.  I was not aware of the meeting or I would have been there with many of my friends and neighbors to support the bill.

 

My family has been personally affected by chronic illness.

 

Six years…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 28, 2016 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Examples of less lethal ways to neutralize drones

Here are some related videos and links to technologies that neutralize drones that are less than lethal:

***New as of March 4th, 2016

Skywall 100



Radio Jammers:…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 28, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Survey Results from Week 5 of 2016

SB73 Do you support Sen. Madsen's "whole plant" medical marijuana bill?

SB89 Do you support Vicker/Daw Cannabidiol medical marijuana bill?

HB234 Do you support adoptions by same-sex couples?

HB333 Should electronic cigarettes be taxed at an 86% rate?

SB45 Should parents be put in jail if their students exceed maximum absentee…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 27, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Cathy Holt, representing the Deaf Comunity in Utah, visited with me at the state capitol

Cathy Holt, who lives in Eagle Mountain had concerns about HB325 which makes major changes  to the Government Services for the deaf in Utah. Cathy was very polite and courteous in sharing her concerns.

Cathy was able to sit with me on the House Floor and discuss not only HB325…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 26, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Photos from the Utah County Lincoln Day Dinner

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Added by David Lifferth on February 24, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

My opposition to Rep. Hall's HB160 which requires Judges to have graduated from Law School

While I do understand the objective of having sound judicial opinions and good judges, I disagree with this bill.

Just  like with the state legislature, I want our judges to come from every background. I want judges to have a variety of life experiences.

I don't want judges limited to the narrow segment of society that has been able to graduate from law school.

We should open up the position of judges to everyone that is capable of making a good decision.

Added by David Lifferth on February 18, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Students from Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain participate in a rally against smoking at the Utah State Capitol

I had 2 groups of students from Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain participate in a rally against smoking at the Utah State Capitol. Both groups want the Utah State Legislature to raise the legal smoking age to 21.





One group was the…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 17, 2016 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Representative Justin Fawson's attempt on Feb 17, 2016 to undo SB54 by amending Rep. Fred Cox HB69

Representative Justin Fawson's attempt on Feb 17, 2016 to undo SB54 by amending Rep. Fred Cox HB69.

Subtracting out the 12 Democrats leaves a 30-30 split among voting Republicans.

I spoke in favor of Rep. Fawson's amendment and cited 2 important details of the SB54 that changed during the negotiation that should be grounds to reconsider that vote: The Non-Severability Clause was removed and the prohibition of paying signature gatherers was removed from the time of the…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 17, 2016 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Wendy Hart's reasons for voting against SB164

[Wendy Hart, who serves on the Alpine School District Board, and I have been discussing HB164, Educational Testing Amendments. She has given me permission to post her thoughts on my blog site.]

Please vote no on HB164 for the following reasons.



1. It allows end-of-year state tests to be used for individual student grades or grade promotion with no proof that the tests are valid or reliable or should even be used in such a fashion.



2. It creates possible…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 15, 2016 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Email to voters to discuss SB73/SB89 Medicinal Marijuana legislation

Before I forget, I wanted to wish everyone a happy Valentines Day (tomorrow) and a happy Presidents Day (Washington and Lincoln) on Monday. I have lost my voice, so I am happy to have a long weekend to rest and be quiet for a couple of days.

Instead of doing a survey with a collection of responses to different bills this week, I would like to focus just on the 2 medical marijuana bills.  I’m doing this to get a better sense of how the voters in my district view this important…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 13, 2016 at 8:54pm — 11 Comments

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

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.…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 10, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

My presentation to Public Ed Appropration Cmt in support of ProStart

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.…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 10, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 8, 2016 at 10:17pm — No Comments

End of 2nd Week of 2016 Legislative Session report

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


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Added by David Lifferth on February 5, 2016 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Email from Jennie Jackman in support for Medical Marijuana

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…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 5, 2016 at 8:11am — No Comments

Email from Darin Jackman about proposed Medicinal Marijauna bill SB73

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…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 3, 2016 at 8:45am — No Comments

Email from Rod Torrence about proposed Bee-Keeping legislation

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…

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Added by David Lifferth on February 3, 2016 at 7:54am — No Comments

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