COVID-19 Weekly Update and Special Session Recap

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week at the Capitol we convened in the 2020 Sixth Special Legislative Session to consider pressing legislative issues relevant during this pandemic. We passed a total of 20 bills on Thursday, August 20. You can watch the recording of the session in the Senate here. Below is a brief recap of […]

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COVID-19 Weekly Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope you are all keeping safe and healthy. We continue to see a rise in positive COVID-19 cases in our state. While our hospitalization rate is still manageable, it is imperative we each do our part to prevent the spread of the virus. This week the Governor issued a challenge for Utahns […]

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COVID-19 Weekly Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope you’ve all enjoyed the sunshine and warmer temperatures this last week. In addition to the beautiful weather, I’m encouraged that as a state we’ve taken important steps forward to slowly begin returning to life as normal. On May 4th, the Utah Department of Health reported 124,661 COVID-19 tests administered, 5,317 positive […]

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Senator Hillyard: 2020 Legislative Session Recap

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Now that the legislature has adjourned sine die, it is on the governor to review all 510 of the bills passed during the session. He has 20 days to decide whether he will allow a bill to pass into law or veto a bill. If he vetoes a bill, the legislature […]

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Senator Hillyard: 2020 Legislative Session: Week 7

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We concluded our business this week and it certainly felt like the time flew by. During the 2020 General Legislative Session we passed 510 bills. Many of these were clean up bills, meaning minor words or definitions were changed. I will send out a session recap highlighting many of the top […]

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SENATOR HILLYARD: 2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION: WEEK 6

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We completed our last full week of the legislative session. We will adjourn the entire 2020 Legislative Session on Thursday, March 12th. We have passed a little over 200 bills so far, but we will spend the majority of our time next week debating bills on the Senate floor, so that […]

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Senator Hillyard: 2020 Legislative Session: Week 5

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This legislative session is flying by! We just completed week 5 of the legislative session, so we now have two weeks left to conduct our business. Most notably, in the next two weeks we will pass a balanced budget that will fund the many functions of the state from education to […]

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Senator Hillyard: 2020 Legislative Session: Week 4

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This session is flying by! We have already completed week 4 of the legislative session which means we are more than halfway through the entire session. We have passed a total of 88 bills so far and still have hundreds more to consider. Here are some of the highlights from week […]

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Senator Hillyard: 2020 Legislative Session: Week 3

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We have completed week 3 of the legislative session and it is hard to believe that we will hit our halfway mark on Wednesday! With only 57 bills passed at this point, we still have hundreds of bills we need to consider before we conclude the session. Here are some of […]

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Senator Hillyard: Legislative Session: Week 2

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope you all stayed safe on the roads this last week with all of the snow. While many schools and government entities closed last Monday, we still held our normal meetings in the legislature. After two weeks, we have passed 30 bills. During week 3, we will more than double […]

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Senator Lyle Hillyard: 2020 Legislative Session: Week 1

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We kicked off the 2020 General Legislative Session on Monday, January 27th. The opening day is largely ceremonial, and we were fortunate to have Elder Ulisses Soares from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints offer the invocation, the Utah Air National Guard present the colors, and the Utah Symphony […]

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