The 2014 Pre-Legislative Conference is being held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Grand America Hotel. The conference will begin at 9:00am and will go until 12:00pm. There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP to Heidi at 801.972.8814 or email


Topic Speaker Start
What to expect in Utah’s 2015 budget Sen. Lyle Hillyard 9:00
Perfecting school grading Sen. Stuart Adams 9:15
The Perspective from the House Speaker Becky Lockhart 9:20
Can Utah expand Medicaid without breaking our long term budget obligations? Rep. Jim Dunnigan 9:30
Do Utah cities need more money for local roads? Lincoln Shurtz 9:40
The Sup Ct declined to hear the NY case: now what? Sen. Wayne Harper 9:55
Expanding the sales tax exemption on business inputs Sen. Stuart Reid 10:05
Why should taxpayers subsidize a convention hotel? 10:15
Will the defeat of the Jordan School District Bond mean charter schools replace school bonds? Chris Bleak 10:35
Will education outputs improve if we raise income taxes by $400 million? TBD 10:45
Ending the confusion around August TnT property tax hearings for calendar year taxing entities Sen. Deidre Henderson 10:50
Raising the bar for qualifications of State Tax Commissioners Sen. John Valentine 10:55
Making Utah friendly to private fiber investments Sen. Howard Stephenson & Rep. Curt Webb 11:00
Modernizing state agencies’ internal auditors’ roles Utah Auditor John Dougall 11:10
Protecting taxpayers from automatic increases when centrally assessed property values swing wildly Sen. Howard Stephenson 11:20
When should the state raise the gas tax? Rep. Jim Nielson 11:25
Assessment Area Amendments Rep. Curt Webb 11:30
Privatization of state golf course operations Rep. Kay Christofferson 11:35
The Perspective from the Senate President Wayne Niederhauser 11:45