Countdown: The “Three Amigos” of the House

As our countdown continues, the 3rd to the last day of the 2015 session focuses on the “Three Amigos” of House Leadership. First, Speaker Greg Hughes. At the end of his first session, it has been a bit of a tumultuous ride, with a number of significant bills and not insignificant differences of opinion. Speaker Hughes…

Sine Die, 2014 Legislative Session

Wrapping up the 2014 session At midnight Thursday night, the Utah legislature concluded their work and adjourned the 2014 general session “sine die.” As the session wound down, here are some bills you may or may not have been following: *SB54, Elections Amendments, passed both the Senate, the House and has already been signed by the…

John Swallow’s unrecoverable hard drive recovered

The House investigative committee met again to discuss potential legislation resulting from the Swallow investigation.  They discussed several different bills (including one that beefs up the section of code that deals with organized crime!!) but one of the most important bits of information came at the end of the meeting. Chairman Jim Dunnigan spoke to…

License-free hair braiding is on the horizon!

Today, the House Business and Labor Committee will hear – and I believe pass out favorably – HB238, Cosmetology and Hair Braiding. This bill does several things. It completely exempts hair braiding from licensure, including the use of beads and other accessories. Yay! It also reduces the overall hours required to obtain a cosmetology license…