21 04, 2020

2020 Legislative Special Session Update

By |2020-04-22T07:52:52-07:00April 21st, 2020|2020 Legislative Session, Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Dear Business Community, Last week the Utah Legislature called itself into a Special Session to address issues related to COVID-19. This session was conducted electronically and began Thursday, April 16 at 9:00 am. Legislators met on both Thursday and Friday. The session is convened for 10 days and they can reconvene at any time within [...]

20 03, 2020

2020 Legislative Session Culmination Update

By |2020-03-20T08:10:56-07:00March 20th, 2020|2020 Legislative Session, Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Dear Business Community, The 2020 Legislative Session is officially over. While we have all been focused on protecting our health, families, economy and businesses, since the session ended, we wanted to send out a summary of the major outcomes of this year’s session.    Coronavirus In the last few days of the Legislative Session, legislators appropriated [...]

12 03, 2020

Legislature Approves Affordable Housing and Education Sustainment

By |2020-03-12T07:18:05-07:00March 12th, 2020|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

The Utah Legislature has passed two bills that support two of the Salt Lake Chamber’s most important priorities — SB 39, Affordable Housing Amendments, sponsored by Senator Jake Anderegg, and HB 357, Public Education Funding Stabilization, sponsored by Representative Robert Spendlove. Both measures are considered necessary by the Chamber to ensure continued economic growth for [...]

6 03, 2020

2020 Legislative Updates: Week Six – March 2-6

By |2020-03-06T16:26:33-07:00March 6th, 2020|2020 Legislative Session, Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Dear Business Community, With four business days left in the 2020 Legislative Session, significant policy decisions including, taxes, budget, infrastructure and housing are still pending.   Legislators have continued to work to address the revenue imbalance in the state budget caused by the constitutional dedication of income tax to education. This week, the Legislature introduced a [...]

28 02, 2020

2020 Legislative Updates: Week Five – February 24-28

By |2020-03-11T12:37:35-07:00February 28th, 2020|2020 Legislative Session, Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Dear Business Community, We now have less than two weeks in the Utah Legislative Session — the Legislature now knows the revenue they will have available to put together a budget, and many of the bigger picture bills are moving along. The last two weeks of the session will be fast moving and we will [...]

21 02, 2020

2020 Legislative Updates: Week Four – February 17-21

By |2020-02-21T17:20:00-07:00February 21st, 2020|2020 Legislative Session, Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Dear Business Community, We are now just over halfway through Utah’s Legislative Session, and as Senator Jerry Stevenson, Executive Appropriations Chair, told the Salt Lake Tribune, “The next three weeks will be longer than three weeks.”  Yesterday the Legislature released the revenue numbers that they will move forward with as they determine the state’s budget, [...]

14 02, 2020

2020 Legislative Updates: Week Three – February 10-14

By |2020-02-19T14:14:32-07:00February 14th, 2020|2020 Legislative Session, Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Dear Business Community, We are now three weeks into the 2020 Utah Legislative Session and the Legislature has introduced over 500 bills for consideration — a majority of them of interest to the business community and related to the Salt Lake Chamber’s legislative priority areas. After the repeal of the recent tax legislation, information related [...]

7 02, 2020

2020 Legislative Updates: Week Two – February 3-7

By |2020-02-19T14:15:07-07:00February 7th, 2020|2020 Legislative Session, Blog, Policy|Comments Off on 2020 Legislative Updates: Week Two – February 3-7

Dear Business Community, During this second week of the 2020 Utah Legislative Session, many bills of interest to the business community were introduced and moved through committee. At this point the legislature has introduced over 400 bills and more than half of them impact the businesses and economy of this state. Several priority bills for [...]

31 01, 2020

2020 Legislative Updates: Week One – January 27-31

By |2020-02-19T14:17:14-07:00January 31st, 2020|2020 Legislative Session, Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Dear Business Community, The 2020 Legislative Session is finally underway. The first week has been relatively quiet, but did contain a few significant events. On day two, as promised, the Legislature repealed HB 185, the tax reform package it passed in December's special session. This action set the tone for the week and will impact this [...]

17 01, 2020

Salt Lake Chamber 2020 Legislative Priorities Announced at Utah Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit

By |2020-01-17T12:48:28-07:00January 17th, 2020|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (January 17, 2020) – The Salt Lake Chamber introduced its priorities for the 2020 Legislative Session today at the Utah Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit, held in partnership with the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek. Chief among those priorities is sustaining [...]