Who is really “running the show” when it comes to appropriations in the State of Utah? If you guessed the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst, then you are RIGHT! Who are these ladies and gentlemen, and why would I suggest that they are “running the show”? Well, they are the ones tasked with taking the Governors proposed budget and the to recommend specific funding. Since attending many of the appropriation committee members, it is apparent that they RUN the show, the people asking for the $ support the show, and our legislators and there to enjoy the show….
From their page: “Utah's Legislative Fiscal Analyst is selected by the state's Legislative Management Committee and appointed by approval of the Legislature as a whole.”
Their site: https://le.utah.gov/lfa/index.htm
- Scroll all the way to the bottom to get more info, and to peek around.
Focused Legislation: WEAPONS - https://le.utah.gov/asp/billsintro/SubResults.asp?Listbox4=03071
- HB109 Universal Background Checks: https://le.utah.gov/~2020/bills/static/HB0109.html
o Ever wonder how they could really enforce something like this? Only way would be to have a data base with every gun user, and every gun.
- HB229 Red Flag Legislation: https://le.utah.gov/~2020/bills/static/HB0229.html
o Remove “due process” and seize your guns based on the accusation of another, and do so for ONE YEAR.
** To stay up-to-date on the status of these critical bills, select the black box “Track this” on the right column. Make sure to contact your legislator to OPPOSE - https://le.utah.gov select “My Legislators” in the middle to confirm your representatives. You will also want to message the members of the committee that will hear the bill to ensure your voice is heard!
GREAT Presentation on Red Flag Laws: http://www.marksmanshipmatters.com/red-flag-laws-speech-by-larry-mudgett/
Kansas legislation that declares that federal red-flag laws would “infringe upon the constitutional rights of Kansas residents, including, but not limited to, the right to due process, the right to keep and bear arms and the right to free speech.” https://legiscan.com/KS/bill/HB2425/2019 and https://legiscan.com/KS/bill/SB245/2019
Missouri Bill that would uphold the 2nd amendment: HB 1637 from Jered Taylor: https://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills201/hlrbillspdf/4070H.02I.pdf
We heard 4 Bills in the House today (and suspended the rules to lift 3 Budget amendments, and consider tomorrow
- 12 NEW numbered bills
- 6 NEW requested bills
Total Bill Count as of 2.3.20: Total Passed in 2019 – 574 – 297 in last 3 days!
- House 242 (Total in 2019 – 497)
- Senate 94 (Total in 2019 – 270)
- House Concurrent Resolutions (HCR) 8 (Total in 2019 – 20)
- House Joint Resolution (HJR) 14 (Total in 2019 – 28)
- Senate Concurrent Resolutions (SCR) 5 (Total in 2019 – 14)
- Senate Joint Resolutions (SJR) 8 (Total in 2019 – 11)
- Senate Resolutions (SR) 0 (Total in 2019 – 1)