Join Utah’s decision-makers as they engage in robust dialogue about pressing issues facing the 2013 Utah State Legislature
House (West) Building, Utah State Capitol
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013
Schedule of Events
VIP Breakfast–2013 Budget Challenges
Senator Lyle Hillyard, Co-Chair – Exec. Appropriations Committee
Representative Mel Brown, Co-Chair – Exec. Appropriations Committee
Public lands management: Is Utah ready?
Representative Mike Noel, Chair – House Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environment Standing Comm.
Tony Rampton, Asst. AG – Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office
Brian Merrill, Commercial Recreation Rep. – Utah Resource Advisory Council
Ted Wilson, Former Senior Environmental Advisor to Gov. Gary Herbert
Utah liquor laws: public safety vs. economic development
Senator John Valentine, Chair – Senate Rules Committee
Melva Sine, CEO – Utah Restaurant Association
James Fell, Sr. Research Scientist – Alcohol, Policy, & Safety Research Center
Art Brown, President – Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Utah
Energy development vs. air quality
Senator Ralph Okerlund, Senate Majority Leader
Kathleen Sgamma, VP of Govt. & Public Affairs – Western Energy Alliance
Brock LeBaron, Deputy Director – Utah Division of Air Quality
David Nimkin, Southwest Sr. Reg. Dir. – National Parks Conservation Assoc.
Should Utah expand Medicaid?
Senator Stuart Adams, Senate Majority Whip
Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck, House Asst. Minority Whip
Dr. John Nelson, Former Pres. – American Med. Assoc. & Utah Med. Assoc.
Bill Tibbitts, Associate Director – Crossroads Urban Center
12:15-12:40 p.m. Legislative Preview
Speaker of the House Rebecca Lockhart
Senate President-elect Wayne Niederhauser
12:45-1:30 p.m. The impact of a convention hotel on Utah's economy – public policy implications
Moderator: Rod Arquette, The Rod Arquette Show, KNRS 105.7 FM & 570 AM
Jason Mathis, Executive Director – Downtown Alliance
Jeff Sachs, Founding Partner – Strategic Advisory Group
Clint Ensign, Senior VP – Sinclair Companies (Grand America Hotel)
Royce Van Tassell, VP – Utah Taxpayers Association
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