Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I want to express my appreciation and thanks to educators, law enforcement and my constituents who help make Utah the best state in the nation. You are part of the reason we have a strong economy and are deemed the "best state to do business". We plan to keep that reputation and accomplish much more in the coming months and years.
This week, legislative committee assignments were released. Every two years, the president of the Senate makes committee appointments. Assignments are based on our upcoming objectives and expertise. I am thrilled to share that I will represent you in the following committees and will chair a new committee next month.
Chair of the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee
Senate Transportation, Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Committee
Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittees
Public Education Appropriations Subcommittees
Senate Rules Committee
To see what other committees I’ve been involved with, click here.
Since we don’t have interim committee meetings in December, except for the Executive Appropriations Committee which will deliberate on budget matters before the end of the year, my Senate colleagues and I are preparing for the 2021 General Session next month. We are discussing policy issues and priorities in our respective districts.
With the passing of S.B. 156 General Session Date Amendments, we are starting the Legislative General Session on January 19, 2021 instead of January 26, 2021. As we approach the session, I will continue to send you updates and ways to get involved with the policy process. In the meantime, the resources below will start to give you an idea of this year’s budget, a top priority for the Legislature.
Before the general session starts, I will be sending out a Pre-Session Survey link to better understand your priorities and what you hope to see accomplished on the Hill during the upcoming session. Our work is only made possible through your input and feedback.
To my Jewish friends, I hope you have a delightful and prosperous Hanukkah. May the eight days of light bring you joy and peace.
Senator Ron Winterton
Senate District 26