Legislature Week 2 Recap

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As the Legislature closes its second week, two of the bills impacting the department have already passed both the House and Senate.

Those bills include a change that will allow for tribal leaders to come from out of state if they represent areas within Utah. This is to address some issues that have come up for the Navajo and Ute Mountain Ute.

Another bill that passed will create a state monument for Danger Cave and Jukebox Cave near Wendover. Danger Cave is one of the oldest archaeological sites in the world, and Jukebox Cave has both archaeological and historic significant because it was used by airmen at the Wendover Air Base for dances (thus the name).

Aside from those bills passing, the most significant thing that happened this week was the department presentation to the Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday. You can listen to the presentation on the subcommittee page.

Next week, more of the department bills are expected to move, while a couple of others that we support will be introduced. The appropriations subcommittees will continue to review their budgets and requests.

Finally, Arts Day on the Hill and Library Day on the Hill will both happen Wednesday, Feb. 12. Events connected to those days will include the Senate Art Competition winners and a Better Days 2020 press conference.