Vest Pocket Breakfast Recaps 2018 Utah Legislative Session

Special guest speaker Kate Bradshaw recapped the 2018 Utah legislative session at Vest Pocket’s March breakfast event on March 22nd.

Special thanks to Empanada Express for providing breakfast and Red Moose Roasting for providing coffee for this event.  Also thanks to Bruce Johnson Productions for facilitating the live stream of this event.

Speaker Bio

Kate A. Bradshaw

Kate A. Bradshaw

Kate Bradshaw serves as Director of Government Affairs for Holland & Hart LLP and is the principal of her own firm, Kate A. Bradshaw Political and Media Consulting.  Kate works with businesses in our community to develop comprehensive legislative and public relations strategies and represents clients before the Utah State Legislature, the Governor’s Office and Executive branch agencies.  She previously served as Vice President of the Utah Food Industry Association and the Utah Retail Merchants Association, as well as a government relations associate for Parsons, Behle, & Latimer and a Public Relations Officer for Zion’s Bank.  Kate is an Honors Degree graduate of Westminster College and has served as a congressional intern in Washington, DC.

 

UPDATE: Business Property Tax Relief Bill Progresses in Utah Legislature

On February 21st, 2018, the Taxation and Revenue Committee of the Utah House of Representatives approved via a 9-0 vote House Bill 375 which would provide substantial relief of the personal property tax burden on Utah businesses. HB 375 in its current draft form would exempt from taxation business personal property that has a total aggregate value per county of $50,000 or less. Current law provides an exemption for tangible personal property having an aggregate value of only $10,000 or less.

HB 375 is expected to be debated soon by the full Utah House, and if it passes, will be considered by the Utah Senate.

You may personally track the progress of HB 375 by going to the Legislature’s website here: https://le.utah.gov/~2018/bills/static/HB0375.html

Vest Pocket will continue to monitor the progress of  HB 375 and urges all business owners to contact their Senators and Representatives and urge them to vote in favor of the bill.