• Legislative Affairs Committee

  • As a CONVENER, ChamberWest brings Business, City, and Legislative Leaders to the same table in our Legislative Affairs Committee.  This committee is a powerful force within the State of Utah that ADVOCATES on behalf of our BUSINESS COMMUNITY.  Our Legislative Affairs Committee is comprised of subcommittees, each of them holding a piece of our puzzle. 

    The job…Business Advocacy - Moving our Economy Forward. Magic happens in our Legislative Affairs Committee! This committee meets monthly April – December to “deep dive” into issues important to our business community. Seven sub-committees identify and create Priorities Documents around important issues such as Air Quality, Economic Development, Education, Healthcare, Housing, Transportation, and Water Development. During January – March legislative session, the committee reviews bills to identify those impacting business in our communities and then works to advocate for our members based on those positions. The committee meets with legislators weekly to expand relationships, offer professional opinions from industry, share positions on specific legislation, and to provide a forum for legislators to communicate to business and civic leaders of bills in process.  You can view a schedule of upcoming meetings at the bottom of this page.  Scroll down to see what's gearing up for the 2020 Legislative Session

    In addition to the Legislative Affairs Committee, ChamberWest also participates with other Chambers/Cities on the western side of the Salt Lake Valley as part of the Western Growth Coalition.

    Cost to Join this Committee: $275 (includes 20+ breakfasts).  Contact Barbara Riddle if you are interested in joining this committee barbara@chamberwest.org

    Chair: Linda Townes – Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District – LindaT@jvwcd.org

    Vice Chair: Bryan Scott – City Journals – bryan@mycityjournals.com

    Heading into 2020:

    The State Legislators on the Tax Restructure and Equalization Task Force released a draft of the new state tax bill that is being proposed for consideration possibly in a special session as soon as December.  You can review the bill by clicking here: https://le.utah.gov/Interim/2019/pdf/00004761.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3l8N18PHok8WEqWrNOvM9Y9hDN8Iqsm0MdwJ3838F_CkMxawr9ZPGCPdw 

    Contact our office to share your thoughts on the latest draft of the Tax Bill.

    2019 Legislative Session Results:


     

    Past Chair: Ben Horsley – Granite School District – bhorsley@graniteschools.org

    Meetings:

    • January – March: 1st Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of Jordan Valley Medical Center and one other day (TBD) weekly at the Utah State Capitol Building.
    • April – December: 1st Thursday of the month at 7:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of Jordan Valley Medical Center

    Other Meetings:
    Legislative Session begins end of January
    Session concludes mid-March
    Saturday Legislative Roundup during the session with other west-side chambers. See ChamberWest calendar for locations and time.

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