We have had a very busy and productive first week of session. Below you will find many of the important issues and bills discussed this week by the legislature. Thank you for your interest in our legislative process.
Welcome to the 2018 Legislative Session! President Niederhauser opened the session with remarks on federalism, tax reform, and the symbolism behind The Great Seal of the United States of America and this year’s Senate Coin. The largest portion of his speech was in honor of Senator Lyle Hillyard’s son – Matt. Born with down syndrome, Matt Hillyard passed away recently at the age of 42. He has been a fixture at the State Capitol for decades and is beloved part of the Utah Senate family. In his touching tribute President Niederhauser shared personal experiences with Matt, showed a Tribute video, and then turned the time to Senator Hillyard to make some remarks about the passing of his son. Senator Hillyard said there are three things you can do to honor Matt and keep his memory alive in the Senate, things that Matt always did: