RE: Re-elect Dave Lifferth to GOP State Central Committee
I hope that you would consider me as one of the four State Central Committee representatives from Senate District 11 and 13 in Utah County. You, along with the other Utah County Delegates elected me two years ago. I appreciate the trust that you showed in me and I hope that I have represented you well. Let me give you some important reasons why I hope that you would consider me for one of your four…
Added by David Lifferth on April 27, 2013 at 8:33pm — No Comments
I got permission to post this discussion of states with strict gun laws and the results.
STUDY: States With Loose Gun Laws Have Higher Rates Of Gun Violence
By Zack Beauchamp on Apr 3, 2013 at 9:00 am
The National Rifle Association (NRA) and its allies in Congress frequently claim that gun violence is highest in places with the toughest crime laws. But a new study from the Center for American Progress (CAP) suggests something closer to the opposite is true -…
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Tonight there was as meet the State Central Committee Candidate (SCC) event at Lehi Junior High School. It was for County Delegates from Senate District 13 and was moderated by Scott Bell, who is the Utah County Republican party treasurer. …Continue
Added by David Lifferth on April 26, 2013 at 10:06pm — No Comments
In a recent Twitter and Facebook debate with one of my favorite liberal friends Patrick, he mad the claim:
"However, people definitely don't need an assault weapon to defend their home."
Now Patrick is a very honest and sincere person, and believes that…Continue
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There were initially 6 Legislators that did not cast a vote when HB76 was voted on March 1st (Brown, M.;Dunnigan, J.;Hemingway, L.;Last, B.;McIff, K.;Wilson, B.).
These are the list of Legislators that voted AGAINST a Veto Override Session on HB76:
Those in Green changed their vote from the March 1st vote on the house floor. There were 16 Republicans that voted against the Veto Over Ride session, but originally voted for…Continue
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I had a chance to talk with Rob Smith of the Alpine School District this afternoon before the Alpine School District’s Mathletes Celebration at Westlake High School. This was the first celebration of Mathletes and I thought it was great to see their enthusiasm.
I asked him what are things that the Legislature could do to improve education in the classroom and what barriers could be removed that are impeding better education.
He told me things that surprised me…Continue
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High School Male Athlete - Nick Emery - Basketball, Lone Peak High School
High School Female Athlete - Taylor Calton - Tennis, Lone Peak High School
College Male Athlete - Chuckie Keeton - Football, Utah State University
College/Pro Female Athlete - Corrie Lothrop - Gymnastics, University of Utah
Professional Male Athlete - Nick Rimando - Soccer, Real Salt Lake
Coach of the Year - Gary…
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Representative Jerry B. Anderson
HOUSE OF REPRESE…Continue
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How would you rate Rep. Dave Lifferth on how well he communicated with you during the 2013 Legislative Session? (Mandatory)
How well did Rep. Dave Lifferth listen to you and your concerns or feedback during the 2013 Legislative Session? (Mandatory)
How well did Rep. Dave Lifferth represent you and your family in the 2013 Legislative Session? (Mandatory)…
Added by David Lifferth on April 12, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
This was sent to me today by Speaker Becky Lockhart.
VETO OVERRIDE POLL
60TH Legislature - 2013 General Session
Utah House of Representatives
The following bill was vetoed by Governor Gary R. Herbert. Please see the attached letter from the governor for a detailed explanation.
HB 76S1 Concealed Weapon Carry Amendments (Rep. John…Continue
I had a chance to visit with Westlake Boy's State representative Michael McConkie. I was happy to contribute a few shekels to help him attend Boy's State later this year at Weber State. He was also one of the Boy Scouts that I was able to congratulate for earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
I was able to give him a report of what happened at the state…Continue
Added by David Lifferth on April 10, 2013 at 8:52pm — No Comments
Since I work for you, I wanted to report how I did to represent you in the Utah State Legislature. This is my 'Report Card' that quantifies how I represented you. There are 75 State Legislators in the House of Representatives, so these rankings are against those other 75 legislators.
Added by David Lifferth on April 10, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
These is the collection of Legislative Scorecards that have been published. They rank legislators based on the legislation that was favorable to their cause.
Parents for Choice in Education (Education advocates)
Libertas (Libertarian think tank)…Continue
Added by David Lifferth on April 9, 2013 at 8:13am — No Comments
Let me put my answers inline with your questions below.
Rep. Dave Lifferth
From: Brad <-----@gmail.com>
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013 11:58 AM
Thanks for sending your email address over to me--Facebook definitely wasn't my preferred choice on contacting you.
As I mentioned before, I am working on a review on Open Carry HB76. This is a project that I have been working on for school which the information…
Added by David Lifferth on April 6, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments
I had a good friend and constituent ask me to explain the process that I go through to decide how I will vote on the close to 1,000 bills that I need to evaluate during a legislative session.
First off, I have sworn to uphold both the Utah and U.S. Constitution. I weigh everything against the backdrop of “is this bill constitutional when evaluated against the Utah and U.S. Constitutions?”
There is lots of background that prepares me for voting on pending legislation. I have…Continue
Added by David Lifferth on April 5, 2013 at 6:17pm — No Comments
At the suggestion of Rep. Brian King, I have researched the political platforms of the following groups:
After a lively debate on twitter that involved at least a dozen people of all philosophical leanings, Rep. King said that the National Democratic Party…Continue
Added by David Lifferth on April 4, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Between all of the motions, voice votes, amendments, and regular votes I had to make over 1,500 votes during the 6-week legislative session. There was only 1 vote that I had my constituents emailing me, texting me, and calling me to vote differently than I did. The reason is that there were details and elements of the bill that most people were not aware of. In the end, I was 1 of 2 Republicans that voted for this in the house, even though every Republican in the Senate voted for it and…Continue
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(B) Any of the following specified semiautomatic centerfire rifles, or copies or duplicates thereof with the capability of any such rifles, that were in production prior to or on the effective date of this section:
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I have cited this survey in previous emails, but for some reason I can't find the blog on my site. I must have accidentally deleted it.
Here are the results from that survey which was dated in March of 2012.
Added by David Lifferth on April 2, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments
I regularly post my results on line for my constituents to see from surveys like this. I do this as a type of transparency, but my main objective is to generate discussion with constituents. Some of these survey questions may part of bills in the future and it is good to vet these issues sooner rather than later.
Frequently, these surveys are worded very poorly despite their effort to claim scientific and statistically sound results. In one I was supposed to pick the wording…Continue
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