Brad is working for you, and will continue the fight for efficient, accountable government, and to uphold the values most important to you and your family. Following are just a few examples of his accomplishments:
- Elected by his legislative peers to serve as Assistant Majority Whip
- Sponsored legislation strengthening the ability for small businesses to secure funding to grow (HB233)
- Sponsored legislation that attracts capital to the state for start-up business in technology and other high growth industries (HB411)
- Co-Chaired commission that moved the state prison to a new location which will result in lower recidivism and also result in upwards of 30,000 jobs created
- Lead sponsor of legislation bolstering the tourism industry’s growth in the state, now generating over 1 billion in state/local taxes that Utahns don’t have to pay – tourists do
To view additional accomplishments, click on an issue below:
Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients
In 2012, Brad successfully passed the first law in the U.S. that screens and
tests applicants for TANF (welfare) without being stopped by the courts. The
first year of the program saved taxpayers over $350,000. See the attached
article by the Deseret News.
Want to know how your tax dollars are being spent? Brad is a strong
advocate of government transparency and led the effort to create a
“taxpayer receipt” which you can use to see down to the penny how your
state tax dollars are being used. You can find the link on the State of
In 2012, as a freshman, Brad was asked to chair the Legislature’s important
Economic Development Task Force. As chair, Brad oversaw the Task Force’s
work with will create thousands of jobs for Utahns and also generated
numerous strategies to improve Utah’s air quality.
Most people don’t think we should be paying prisoners welfare benefits.
Brad didn’t either and by passing HB226 helped ensure our tax dollars are
being used wisely.
When a woman gets a diagnosis of Breast Cancer the last thing she and her
family want to find out is that Utah Code doesn’t adequately address how
drug providers should manage different drug treatments. Brad helped lead
the effort to apply the same cost sharing requirements to both oral
chemotherapy and intravenous chemotherapy. Bottom line is more women
will be able to afford the best treatment for their specific diagnosis.
Property rights are fundamental in our country and state. To protect
property owners from a wave a frivolous lawsuits emerging across the
country Brad successfully passed HB347, which protects your rights in the
event someone trespasses on your property and gets injured.
Brad passed a reduction in the tax rate for Business Personal
Property which helped small and start-up businesses by easing their tax
burden and reducing the amount of time they spend doing complicated
Brad passed legislation ensuring victims of crime receive fair and timely restitution
and reparation from those committing those crimes.
Every day the Utah Highway Patrol puts their lives on the line to keep our
roads and our citizens safe. Unfortunately many off these fine troopers have
lost their lives in the line of duty. Brad led the effort to place signs across the
state honoring these fallen troopers.