This week we started the 2022 Legislative Session. It was exciting to get back to work serving you with my fellow legislators. A highlight of the week was meeting in person in the State Capitol Building, allowing me the chance to meet the Santaquin Youth Council and students from Mt. Nebo. Our future is in good hands!
2022 General Session
Welcome to the 2022 Legislative Session! I’m honored to serve you and hope to represent you well. The Legislature will likely consider over a thousand bills this session. A few bills I’m running cover:
- Recycling Transparency Amendments
- Educational Sandbox Pilot Program
- Municipal Alternate Voting Methods Amendments
Policy Pillars for the 2022 General Session
The Utah House Majority Caucus identified five policy areas to serve as pillars to frame the 2022 Legislative Session. I am excited to debate these important issues over the next 45 days as we practice a forward-thinking, principled, and collaborative approach to public policy.
- Affordable Utah
- Education Modernization
- Maintaining the Utah Way
- Generational Investments
State of the State
On Thursday, we welcomed Governor Spencer Cox to the House Chamber to hear this year’s State of the State address. Speaker Wilson responded to the address by stating, “We greatly value the strong working relationship we have with Governor Spencer Cox, Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson and the entire administration. Because we work from the same conservative foundation, the governor’s agenda aligns with many of the principles we laid out in our Utah Way Forward plan on the first day of the session. We look forward to working productively with the Executive Branch throughout the session and beyond.”
This session my intern is Joel Yoder. He is a senior at Utah State University and is studying political science. He is very excited about the opportunity to observe the legislative process firsthand. After he graduates, Joel is considering pursuing a law degree or a master’s degree in political science and hopes to make a positive impact on the world. In free moments, he enjoys playing soccer, the trumpet, reading, following the news, and being in the outdoors.
This week, Speaker Brad Wilson joined us to discuss the policy priorities for the House Majority Caucus and the specific issues we can expect the Legislature to tackle over the next 6 weeks. Listen now on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
Representative Doug Welton
Utah House District 67