Governor News Advisories

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will sign two anti-pornography bills, S.C.R. 9 Concurrent Resolution on the Public Health Crisis and H.B. 155 Reporting of Child Pornography. Last month, Utah became the first state to declare pornography ?a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms.? National experts will be present to address research and next steps following the passage of S.C.R. 9.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will participate in the White House daily press briefing with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and respond to questions from members of the White House Press Corps.

Utahns are encouraged to donate to help people struggling with homelessness; Funds go directly to service providers who serve the homeless community

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will deliver his 2016 State of the State address Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

The 15-foot American flag found in an Iowa junkyard will be presented to Gov. Herbert to commemorate Utah's 120th statehood anniversary

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will present his state budget proposal for FY 2017. New consensus revenue numbers reported yesterday show Utah?s growing and diverse economy gives Utah an opportunity to invest. Gov. Herbert?s budget recommendations demonstrate a strong continued focus on education.

Gov. Herbert and the First Lady will unveil the mansion holiday decor. Students from Franklin Elementary School in Salt Lake City will join the Governor and First Lady to decorate a Christmas tree in the Governor's Mansion library.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert, the first lady and family members will serve a Thanksgiving meal at the Salt Lake Rescue Mission tomorrow. Volunteering at the Rescue Mission is a tradition for the Governor and first lady.

The Utah Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory is helping capture criminals faster thanks to an improved fingerprint efficiency project. Gov. Gary R. Herbert will visit the State Crime Lab tomorrow to see firsthand how the department is using the Success program to process evidence 66 percent faster and solve more cases each year.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will announce Utah's three millionth resident following his visit to the maternity ward at Utah's newest hospital. Mountain Point Medical Center is located in northern Utah County, one of the fastest-growing areas in the state.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will announce the new executive director of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA). Kevin Carter will retire on December 2015 following 24 years of service to the school children of the state of Utah.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will announce his appointment for executive director of the Department of Technology Services. After 32 years of service in state government, Mark VanOrden will retire effective on Nov. 12, 2015.

Utah residents can now obtain a driver?s license in a matter of minutes, thanks to two new projects implemented by the Utah Driver License Division. Gov. Gary R. Herbert will visit the Driver License Division tomorrow to see first-hand how the program reduces historically long wait times and high customer complaints. The results are part of the governor?s challenge to all state agencies to increase efficiency by 25 percent.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert, Governor's Office staff and legislators will take on the role of teachers' aides in the classroom this Monday to experience first-hand Utah's education challenges and successes. Education continues to be a top priority for Gov. Herbert and this event is part of an ongoing effort to work with teachers and education leaders to find innovative ways to support teachers and improve the Utah education system.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will announce his appointment for executive director of the Department of Health. After serving in the position for four years, Dr. David Patton left his post as executive director effective July 31, 2015 to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

The governor will sign a copy of HB 288 Line-of-duty Death Benefits for Utah peace officers and firefighters during a special ceremony.

The governor will sign HB 406 Natural Gas Vehicle Amendments and HB 15 Clean Fuel Amendments and Rebates during a special ceremony.

Gov. Herbert will sign an executive order mandating water conservation for state agencies and state-owned and managed facilities. The governor hopes the executive order will set an example, and Utahns will also adopt long-term water conservation practices.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will sign a ceremonial copy of HB79, Safety Belt Law Amendments. This bill modifies the Traffic Code by amending provisions related to safety belt restraints. It will allow a state or local law enforcement officer to enforce the safety belt restraints requirement as a primary offense instead of a secondary action.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert; Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado; Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox; Greg Goff, CEO of Tesoro; Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute; Jonathan Weisgall, VP of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, Berkshire Hathaway Energy; and many other industry leaders, NGO's, government officials and other stakeholder groups interested in Utah's energy future.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will sign a water rights agreement reached by the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR), U.S. Department of Interior and Arches National Park. The agreement outlines Arches National Park?s water rights and identifies protections to basin water users, including businesses, ranchers, farmers and those recreating in red rock country.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will ceremonially sign S.B. 98, Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations. The bill requires base budgets to include funding for Medicaid accountable care organizations at specified amounts.

While in Washington, D.C., Gov. Gary R. Herbert will hold media access via conference call. The Governor, Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives and Utah Senate President will take questions regarding the medicaid expansion efforts following their meeting with Department of Health and Human Services Sec. Sylvia Burwell.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will sign HB 348, Criminal Justice Program and Amendments during a ceremonial signing. Legislators, the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) and representatives from the Pew Charitable Trusts will gather to commemorate the signing of the comprehensive set of criminal justice reforms.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will sign five pro-education bills during a special ceremonial signing that focus on the importance of funding schools, supporting teachers and helping students succeed.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will sign three tribe-related bills during a special ceremony.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will sign three veteran-related bills recognizing the men and women who served in Vietnam. Following the signing, Gov. Herbert will also respond to questions regarding Pres. Obama's visit this week.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will join legislative leadership to sign S.B. 296.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will hold a brief media availability.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives.

While in Washington, D.C., Gov. Gary R. Herbert will hold media access via conference call. The governor will take questions following the National Governors Association Winter Meetings and meeting with President Barack Obama. 

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will host media access to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will issue an executive order to ensure a healthy sustainable population for the Greater sage grouse.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will make brief remarks before the Standards Review Panel releases its report of the Utah State Core Standards in mathematics and English language arts. Additionally, the attorney general will present his legal review of the adoption of these standards.

Gov. Gary R. Herbert will host media access time to comment on timely issues and respond to questions from Capitol-credentialed media representatives.

The governor, accompanied by Pamela Atkinson, will highlight one of the many service organizations in Utah that receive funding through the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund. They will also highlight how Volunteer of America (VOA) and other organizations use the donated funds to make a critical and direct impact on the lives of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

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