Utah Legislature to Hold September Interim Committee Meetings in St. George

September 15, 2023

Next week, the Utah State Legislature will hold interim committee meetings at Utah Tech University in St. George, Utah. This will be the first time that all interim meetings will be held off-site of the Utah State Capitol Complex and aims to provide Utahns who may not typically attend hearings in person at the Capitol the opportunity to engage with the legislative process. Lawmakers get a unique perspective on the issues and opportunities impacting Southern Utah. 

“Utah is the best-managed state in the nation, and Southern Utah is a key aspect of our strong economy,” said President J. Stuart Adams. “To keep our state at the top, we must keep hearing directly from constituents in their region. It helps us determine how to best solve issues unique to the area while helping improve our state as a whole.”

Tourism in Southern Utah adds $2.6 billion in economic output to our state and is home to Utah’s five National Parks and seven state parks. St. George and Washington County have been ranked as one of the fastest-growing metro areas in America.

Southern Utah plays a key role in Utah’s growth and success,” said Speaker Brad Wilson. “To continue on a path of success and prosperity, we must better understand the unique needs and perspectives of all areas and people in the state. I am looking forward to meeting with our Southern Utah constituency and am hoping to better understand the challenges and opportunities of the region.”

During interim committee meetings, legislators examine vital issues affecting the lives of Utahns in areas ranging from education, transportation, healthcare, economic development, and more. Utahns can provide input virtually at le.utah.gov or in person at Utah Tech University. Legislative proceedings will be live-streamed, recorded and shared publicly on le.utah.gov. View meeting times, agendas and locations here.