Students Participate in Mock Legislative Session

Published: April 18, 2018 | Author: Miles Anderson | Read Time: 1 minutes

Students from SUU at the Utah Intercollegiate LegislatureThe Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service sponsored six students to participate in the Utah Intercollegiate Legislature at the state capitol in Salt Lake City on March 29th-30th

Utah Campus Compact, an organization dedicated to building higher education’s capacity to serve the public good, directed the UIL. The event brought together student delegations from many Utah college campuses to debate current political issues in a simulated legislative body. Students wrote their own bills, conducted debate, and voted them through the legislature. 

SUU student Ayleen Perry served as this year’s President of the Senate, the other five served as Senators. Each session concludes with the appointment of officials for next year’s delegation. MacKenzie Maness from SUU was elected Senate President and Skylar Williams from SUU was elected Lieutenant Governor. 

The following were bills presented: 

Senator Evan Miller

SB 03 - A Bill to Institute a State Consumption Tax

Passed but vetoed by the Governor 

Senator Miles Anderson

SB 09 - A Bill to Create Victim Selection Penalty Enhancements


Senator MacKenzie Maness

SB 14 - Tobacco Penalty Amendments 

Senator Justin Douglas

SB 17 - A Bill to Implement a Diversity Course Requirement in Utah Public Universities In Order to Improve Minority Student Outcomes


Senator Skylar Williams

SB 20 - A Bill to Require Range Practice Before Obtaining a Concealed Carry Weapons Permit


For more information on the UIL and participating next year, contact the Leavitt Center.

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