Davis Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee
2014 Legislative Priorities
January 2014

The Davis Chamber Legislative Affairs Committee is comprised of business leaders throughout the community focused on important business issues at the federal, state and municipal levels of government. We recognize that sound public policy focused on strong business values is the key to a thriving commercial and community environment.

Throughout the year this committee has been actively engaged in reviewing, identifying and shaping critical policy issues. To focus our legislative efforts, we have developed a list of 2014 Legislative Priorities. These priorities are identified as key issues for improving the business environment in Davis County. Our 2014 Legislative Priorities include:

  - Capital Facilities
  - Economic Development
  - Education
  - Energy
  - Healthcare
  - Immigration
  - Liquor Laws
  - Military Issues
  - Tourism
  - Transportation
  - Water Development
  - Utah Procurement Team

We should also note that the Davis Chamber has joined in the Northern Utah Chamber Coalition, a joint effort with our sister chambers in Ogden/Weber, Box Elder, and Cache Valley. Our goal is to jointly promote legislative solutions to issues that extend beyond any one county’s border.

Combined with our Public Policy Agenda and bill-by-bill advocacy efforts, we look forward to working with our Davis County legislators in the Utah State Senate and House of Representatives to promote a positive business climate in our area. Please review the Chamber’s Legislative Priorities paper attached for details on these important priorities.

We thank our elected officials for your wise management and your commitment and dedication to solving critical Davis County issues. We look forward to contributing in the upcoming General Session.


Jim Smith
President & CEO
Davis Chamber of Commerce
(801) 593- 2207

Barbara Riddle
Chair, Legislative Affairs Committee
Davis Chamber of Commerce
(801) 540-6312

Russ Galt
Vice Chair, Legislative Affairs Committee
Davis Chamber of Commerce
(801) 593-2501