March 2015 Blog Posts (28)

Post 2015 Session Wrap Up at Neptune Park

I gave a post session wrap up on a Windy Day at Neptune Park n Saratoga Springs.

I reviewed the high profile bills that passed and failed during the 2015 Legislative Session.  There was lots of follow up and discussion on Education Issues, Anti-Discrimination and Religious…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 28, 2015 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Party Affiliation of Voters in House District 2

Several recent conversations have discussed the Party Affiliation of the Voters in House District 2.  I agreed to post that here.…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 28, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

End of Session Survey Results 2015 compared to 2014

These are the 2015 Post Session survey results compared to 2014. I think that voters that are actively involved are comfortable with the consistency from Rep. Lifferth. This results in increases in positive responses. Some of the "other" responses are also included.

Q1: Have you participated in the surveys conducted by Rep. David Lifferth?…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 27, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

How did legislators vote on SB235 School Turnaround/Education Modifications

2SB 235
Education Modifications
Niederhauser
/ Last
Amended
Senate 3rd Reading
Final Passage
Yeas 43 Nays 29 N/V 3 Closed



Yeas - 43

Anderegg, J. Anderson, Johnny Barlow,…
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Added by David Lifferth on March 19, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

How did legislators vote on HB394 (Tesla) New Car Sales Amendments

2HB 394
New Car Sales Amendments
Coleman
/
Substituted
3rd Reading
Final Passage
Yeas 32 Nays 41 N/V 2 Closed



Yeas - 32

Anderegg, J. Christofferson, K. Coleman,…
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Added by David Lifferth on March 19, 2015 at 7:51am — No Comments

How did legislators vote on SB53 State Domestic Animal

http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/SB0053.html

SB 53
State Domestic Animal
Osmond
/ Daw
Senate 3rd Reading
Final Passage
Yeas 27 Nays 43 N/V 5 Closed



Yeas -…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 17, 2015 at 8:06pm — No Comments

How did legislators vote on HB2 Amendment to sweep budget $ into Higher Education budgent

http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/HB0008.html

HB 8
State Agency and Higher Education Compensation Appropriations
Sanpei
/ Hillyard
3rd Reading
Motion to Amend 1 - Division
Yeas 19 Nays 54 N/V 2 Closed



Yeas - 19…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 17, 2015 at 8:02pm — No Comments

How did legislators vote on HB2 Amendment to sweep budget $ into Education budgent

HB 2
Public Education Budget Amendments
Sanpei
/ Hillyard
3rd Reading
Motion to Adopt Substitute 1 - Division
Yeas 28 Nays 44 N/V 3 Closed



Yeas - 28

Arent, P. Briscoe, J. Chavez-Houck,…
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Added by David Lifferth on March 17, 2015 at 7:54pm — No Comments

How did legislators vote on HB446 Amendment to insert Healthy Utah into Utah Cares

4HB 446
Extension of Primary Care Network and Medicaid Benefits Under Existing 70/30 Federal/state Cost Sharing Amendments
Dunnigan
/
Substituted
Time Certain
Motion to Adopt Substitute 4 - Division
Yeas 22 Nays 52 N/V 1 Closed



Yeas - 22

Arent, P.…
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Added by David Lifferth on March 17, 2015 at 7:50pm — No Comments

How did legislators vote on HB199 Pilot Program for Assistance for Children with Disabilities and Complex Medical Conditions

1HB 199
Pilot Program for Assistance for Children with Disabilities and Complex Medical Conditions
Redd
/
HHHS Substituted 12-0-0
Time Certain
Final Passage
Yeas 72 Nays 0 N/V 3 Closed



Yeas - 72

Anderegg, J. Anderson,…
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Added by David Lifferth on March 17, 2015 at 7:45pm — No Comments

How did legislators vote on HB362 Transportation Infrastructure Funding

http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/HB0362.html

6HB 362
Transportation Infrastructure Funding
Anderson
/ Jackson
Substituted
Conference Committee/Final Passage
Yeas 44 Nays 29 N/V 2 Closed



Yeas - 44

Anderson,…
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Added by David Lifferth on March 17, 2015 at 7:20pm — No Comments

How did legislators vote on SB97 Property Tax Equalization Amendments

http://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/svotes.jsp?sessionid=2015GS&voteid=1116&house=H


3SB 97
Property Tax Equalization Amendments
Osmond
/ Last
Substituted
Final Passage
Yeas 43 Nays 31 N/V 1 Closed



Yeas -…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 17, 2015 at 7:13pm — No Comments

How did legislators vote on SB297 Protections for Religious Expression and Beliefs about Marriage, Family, or Sexuality

http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/SB0297.html

2SB 297
Protections for Religious Expression and Beliefs about Marriage, Family, or Sexuality
Adams
/ Christensen
HJUD Passed 11-0-0
Time Certain
Final Passage
Yeas 66 Nays 9 N/V 0 Closed…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 17, 2015 at 7:08pm — No Comments

How did legislators vote on SB296 Antidiscrimination and Religious Freedom

http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/static/SB0296.html

SB 296
Antidiscrimination and Religious Freedom Amendments
Urquhart
/ Dee
HJUD Passed 9-2-0
Time Certain
Final Passage
Yeas 65 Nays 10 N/V 0 Closed…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 17, 2015 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Post 2015 Session Links and Resources

 

2015 Legislative Session Summary

Governor Herbert described the 2015 Session as the session that dealt with the most “big” issues of any session in recent memory. These big issues included Healthy Utah’s Medicaid Expansion, which we voted on but didn’t pass; [HB186, SB104] School Board Elections which we debated on and voted on but didn’t pass; [SB296] Anti-Discrimination in Housing and Employment for LBGT passed by a large margin; [SB397,…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 17, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

How did legislators vote on HB454 Prison Development Amendments

2HB 454
Prison Development Amendments
Wilson
/ Stevenson
Amended
Concurrence
Concurred/Final Passage
Yeas 59 Nays 14 N/V 2 Closed



Yeas - 59

Anderegg, J. Barlow, S. Brown,…
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Added by David Lifferth on March 17, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

How did Rep. Lifferth vote in 2015 compared to constitutent surveys

Of the 29 specific surveys about pending legislation, Representative Voted the same way that voters in House District 2 responded.



The possible exception was was on How the state should conduct elections for School Boards. There were 4 bills that addressed this issue in a myriad of ways. Ultimately, the legislature could not find a single selection process between the House and the Senate. The current selection process of the committee and Governor selection was declared…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 15, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Session Summary 2015

Reviewing the 2015 Legislature from a big picture perspective helps bring into focus the magnitude of what was accomplished during the just-concluded 45-day session. Cooperation between the House and Senate resulted in generational lawmaking achievements on several fronts.

There was plenty of heavy lifting starting with S.B. 296, (Lifferth voted against SB296 on technical reasons)historic Anti-discrimination and Religious…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 15, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Rep. Lifferth's Complete 2015 Voting Record Feb 26-Mar 12, 2015

Bill Short Title Action Lifferth

Vote
HB0043S04 Water Rights - Change Application…
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Added by David Lifferth on March 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

My first top ranking by Libertas

For the first time I got ranked at the top of Libertas' Legislators Rankings. I agree with Libertas about 75% of the time so I think this was more of the random nature of the bills that we voted on.

The 2 bills that I disagreed with them on were HB18 Children's Hearing Aids and SB97 Education…

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Added by David Lifferth on March 14, 2015 at 2:07pm — No Comments

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