2013 Utah legislative session set to end March 14

This Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 photo shows representatives on the floor of the Utah House of Representatives at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

LOGAN— The 2013 session of the Utah Legislature ends next Thursday, March 14 at midnight, but there’s a lot to do both in the House and in the Senate according to Republican Rep. Evan Vickers.

Vickers was in the House and he’s now in the Senate, one of the few who ever make that transition. On KVNU’s “For the People” talk show Thursday, he was asked what’s different about the two houses. One difference he said is numbers.

“There’s a little more chaos, it’s a little more raucous, a little more loose in the house,” Vickers said. “If you look at the makeup of the Senate, most of the policy makers have been in the legislature quite a while – or at least longer periods of time than the average member of the House. This year, you’ve got 22 House members brand new, so almost a third of the House is turned over.”

Republican State Senator Lyle Hillyard of Logan is chairman of the executive appropriations committee. Vickers said Hillyard does a great job with a very challenging position.

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