After each General Session, the Legislature meets and discusses relevant items of significance during Interim Sessions. The Salt Lake Chamber’s public policy team actively tracks this process and helps navigate study items on behalf of members and the broader business community.

Looking ahead, the Utah Legislature just announced the topics of study for the upcoming interim sessions. There are a number of items that will highlighted in a series of blogs including tax reform, education policy and funding, transportation, economic development, air quality, and workforce policy.

In addition to discussions at the federal level on health care reform, the Health and Human Services Interim Committee plans to look at additional data, an ideal state based system/market and similar look around the world regarding health reform.

As the largest payer in the health system, employers must strategically expend financial resources. The Salt Lake Chamber will be working to support direct employer engagement in health care spending to control costs and increase quality as part of these discussions.

If you are interested in participating in the dialogue, consider joining the Salt Lake Chamber’s Health System Reform Committee by contacting: Bre Perrone, Public Policy Coordinator (BPerrone@slchamber.com).

38-15-1 is the Salt Lake Chamber Public Policy Update. From Congress and the Governor’s office to legislative committee rooms and city halls across the state, the Chamber is working to promote a pro-growth, business-focused agenda.

Moving forward, every month the Salt Lake Chamber policy team will give an update on relevant business issues that the Legislature’s bicameral study committees discuss. All of the meeting dates are regularly updated and can be found here.

View additional Interim 2017 Previews here.