URGENT: Immediate action required to pass Utah HB 49S1 (without amendments)

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IMMEDIATELY CALL YOUR INDIVIDUAL STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND ASK HIM/HER TO PASS HB 49-SUBSTITUTE-1 WITHOUT AMENDMENTS. HB-49-SUBSTITUTE-1  “FIREARMS REVISION”  will be voted on Tuesday February 21st in the Utah House of Representatives. This bill will reform the state’s “disorderly conduct” statute in order to prevent the police from harassing you or citing you for the mere…

Update for Week 3 of the Utah Legislature from Rep. Brad Wilson

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Greetings, We have nearly reached the half way mark for this year’s session. By the end of this week, the appropriations sub-committees will be voting to prioritize the funding not included in the base budget. Last week I wrote about the passage of the base budget and how it represents 95% of the total budget.…

Week 3 Legislative Update from Rep. Brad Wilson

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Greetings, The end of Week 2 of the legislative session marks an important budget milestone, the passage of base budgets. We use a “base budget” process to help streamline the budgeting process in our short 45-day session. We are required by legislative rule to vote on base budgets in the second week. Ideally, the budgets…

Message from Rep. Brad Wilson: Upcoming Town Halls

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Greetings, Senator Jerry Stevenson and I would like to extend an invitation to a Town Hall meeting in your area. We would enjoy if you could come to this public meeting to hear what Senator Stevenson and I are working on, and voice your comments and concerns for this years legislative session. We will be…

HB 49 Firearm Possession Protection Bill Now Goes to House Floor

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Today, House Bill 49 passed in the state House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee by a vote of 10 to 3. Sponsored by state Representative Paul Ray (R-13), HB 49 would provide that, in the absence of threatening behavior, the otherwise lawful possession of a firearm, whether visible or concealed, does not constitute a violation of Disorderly Conduct.…

Message from Rep. Brad Wilson: The 2012 General Session Begins!

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Week One of the legislative session is now in the history books! The first week contains a few formal and ceremonial events that are traditions each year. The Chief Justice of our State Supreme Court always gives a report on the State of the Judiciary. This year Chief Justice Christine Durham informed us that she would…

I just sent this letter to the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee asking for their support of HB49

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I just wrote the following letter to the members of the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee. Please feel free to use it, or any part of it you’d like when contacting our Legislators. If you wish to voice your opinion, please do so quicky. It’s expected that this bill will be heard today,…