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The 2021 legislative session starts today.

I am honored to be able to represent our community, and the start of the session is a reminder of the obligation I have to do my best to represent everyone in House District 32.

As always, I want to encourage your participation, because your input helps me be a better representative and makes for a more substantive and informed legislative process.  But things will be a little different this year as the Capitol complex isn't fully open due to threats of violence and Covid restrictions.  As usual the Legislature's website is very useful.  You can track bills and see the calendar.  Public participation in committee meetings will be virtual and the process is explained in detail here.  There is also an entire episode of the Utah House of Representatives Podcast devoted to explaining how to participate this year.  In addition to these resources the Salt Lake Tribune has an informative article on ways in which the session is different this year and how you can stay informed.

Please reach out to me about issues that matter to you. The fastest way to reach me is by text at 801-999-8046 or you can email me at sharrison@le.utah.gov

Sincerely,
Suzanne

Remembering Rep Shurtliff

Representative Lou Shurtliff was a long-time public servant, a colleague, and friend.  She was a champion of public schools, serving in her community as a teach and as a legislator.  She passed away over the holidays.  In her honor flags at the Capitol will be lowered to half-staff today (January 19).  I will miss my friend and I am grateful for her example.
Town Hall Meetings

I am holding town hall meetings most Saturdays during the session at 10 am over Zoom, with the exception of Feb 6, when there will be a Town Hall held Sandy City in which I'll be participating.  I'll put links here in the newsletter and on Facebook.

January 23, 10 am, Zoom
January 30, 10 am, Zoom
February 6, 9 am, Sandy City Hall with online option
February 20, 10 am, Zoom
February 27, 10 am, Zoom

 
Take the Survey

One way you can let me know what you care about and what you think of the issues facing our state is to take my legislative survey here.  It is quick and easy to fill out and I find that getting input from a variety of people in our community is very helpful.
A Legislative Preview

The Deseret News interviewed Speaker of the House Brad Wilson and Senate President Stuart Adams to ask them about issues likely to come up during this session.  This article mentions emergency powers, a possible tax cut, education funding, police reform, and mental health as some of the potential topics to be addressed through legislation.
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