Utah Legislature Returns to Work—Remotely

Date: April 16, 2020

"All Utahns should be proud of the grit and determination our state representatives and state senators have shown.”

Utah’s legislature became the first in the nation to return to work. Where other state lawmaking bodies have been apprehensive about returning to work remotely through the internet, once again, Utah is leading the way in showing how something can be done.

“I haven’t heard of any other legislature rolling up its sleeves and getting back to business via the internet,” said Candace Daly, NFIB’s Utah state director. “Our legislators were emphatic that the normal course of this state’s operations, including and especially passing a state budget, would not be sidetracked by the coronavirus crisis. All Utahns should be proud of the grit and determination our state representatives and state senators have shown.”

Daly also said that NFIB’s lobbying efforts would not flag, either. “Texting, emailing, phoning were always the top three communicative channels for lawmakers and lobbyists alike, the only thing we’re temporarily unable to do is meet with lawmakers in person, but that can be easily worked around.”

April 16 was the first day Utah’s legislature went online as a whole. The proceedings can be viewed at le.utah.gov.

As it has done before, NFIB Utah will post (www.nfib.com/utah) and tweet (@NFIB_UT) vital small-business information when it occurs. Also, keep an eye out for Action Alerts sent exclusively to NFIB members.

 

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