Senator Wayne Harper passes the most bills in 2017 Utah Legislature

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – During the 2017 Legislative Session, one senator lead the way with more than 20 bills passed. Senator Wayne Harper, (R) District 6 joined Inside Utah Politics to talk about his productive session. 
A total of 23 bills out of the 26 that Wayne introduced during the session, passed. Harper told Good4Utah’s Glen Mills that rather than focusing on whether his bills are “high profile,” he concentrates on bills that his constituents bring to him.
One of Harper’s bill’s that passed did actually gain some attention — Senate Bill 277 — a $1 billion bond to transportation.
SB 277: 
  • Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to pay for certain state highway construction or reconstruction projects
  • Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to pay for certain state or local highway construction or reconstruction projects, transportation facilities, or multimodal transportation projects in a county of the first class
  • Specifies the use of general obligation bond proceeds and the manner of issuance
  • Exempts certain general obligation bonds from certain debt limitation provisions
  • Requires the Department of Transportation and the Transportation Commission to report the amount of bonds needed to fund certain projects in the next fiscal year to the Executive Appropriations Committee of the Legislature before the bonds may be issued
  • Makes technical changes.
To see a full list of bills that were passed, click here.

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