USU Extension teams with 4-H for mock legislature

Youths representing 17 counties across the state of Utah will debate current legislation at the Utah State Capitol on Tuesday, April 26 during the 22nd annual 4-H Mock Legislature. Approximately 90 high school-aged youths participate in the event annually. It is sponsored by Utah State University Extension and hosted by Rep. Paul Ray of Davis County and the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel. Throughout the day guest speakers, including speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Rebecca Lockhart and Rep. Ray will teach the young people about lobbying, voting, negotiating as a representative and how a bill becomes a law.Some of the bills to be debated include charter school students’ participation in extracurricular activities, preventing bullying and hazing in elementary and secondary schools, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and others.

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