Some members of the Utah Legislature say they would like to have longer sessions than the current 45 days because they believe more would be accomplished. State Representative Jack Draxler, R-District 3, is not one who feels that way.
Draxler has his own appraisal business and says it would be very hard to leave his job for a greater length of time.
“The other thing is, I think we should focus on making more efficient use of the time that we have, those 45 calendar days,” Draxler explains. “I think it’s important to have the book ends: a beginning date, a closing date and let’s get in, get our business done and get out.”
Draxler says he realizes Utah’s session is shorter than a lot of other states and some of his colleagues would like it to be longer. But he feels 45 days is just right.