Report from Representative Carl Albrecht
District 70 – January 20, 2023
General Session of the 65th Legislature
The 2023 General Legislative Session has officially started! This has already been a productive week full of legislation and debates that will benefit Utah. I am excited to continue that work with my colleagues over the next six weeks. You can follow along with the legislative process and view daily agendas at https://le.utah.gov/
On Tuesday, 15 new representatives were sworn into the Utah House of Representatives. I’m excited to serve with each of them.
This past Monday, we had the opportunity to honor the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. I am grateful for the strides he took and the sacrifices he made to better our country.
State of the State Address
We had the privilege to hear from Governor Spencer Cox during his State of the State address on Thursday. He focused on policies to help families and the next generation of Utahns. I’m looking forward to working with him and my colleagues in the Senate to ensure Utah continues to prosper for our children and grandchildren.
Over twenty-three bills were passed in the Utah House of Representatives this week, including my bill to amend Off-highway Vehicle Registration Requirements, which passed unanimously.
Speaking with various news outlets this week, I have discussed multiple bills of mine tackling water rights. Water, land use, and energy are major questions that my legislation this session will address. Two other bills will be heard today in the House Natural Resources Committee, HB114 and HB112, protecting against theft of livestock and managing State Fish Hatchery Maintenance. You can read more about these bills and track them at https://le.utah.gov
This Session I serve as the Chair of the House Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Committee, and am a member of the House Business and Labor Committee and House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee. I also co-chair the Rural Caucus, which meets every Friday morning.
Economic Outlook & Housing Affordability
Our latest Utah House of Representatives Podcast episodes dive deep into housing affordability and Utah’s 2023 economic outlook. Listen as Rep. Stephen Whyte discusses housing affordability and Rep. Robert Spendlove explains where current economic indicators are pointing and what Utahns might be able to expect over the coming year. You can find all the episodes at https://open.spotify.com/show/29iEqsEpMk05buAF2hgGv
Tabitha Anderson has been assigned as my intern for this Legislative Session. See more info about her on my Facebook page. You can contact her with questions and concerns by calling or texting her at 385-420-3096, or by email at email@example.com. You may contact me at my email firstname.lastname@example.org. We value your opinions and appreciate your concerns for Rural Utah.