Entries by Stan Rasmussen

Testimony in support of HB 340 (Telehealth Revisions)

Testimony presented by Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute director of public affairs, on March 4, 2016, before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee of the Utah Legislature in support of HB 340 3rd Substitute. We appreciate Representative Ivory and Senator Christensen bringing this bill forward. Sutherland supports HB 340 because we believe that telemedicine technology is […]

Parents and family: Foundations of functional culture

With increasing frequency, respected thought leaders are discussing legitimate concerns about what passes for intelligent discourse in the current presidential campaign season – a particular lowlight of which is the element of anger. Not just a feature of the dialogue (so-called) among the candidates, it seems as if anger is becoming the one socially acceptable and […]

Testimony in opposition to HB 264 (End of Life Options Act)

Testimony presented by Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute director of public affairs, on Feb. 25, 2016, before the House Health and Human Services Committee of the Utah Legislature in opposition to HB 264 (End of Life Options Act). Thank you, Mr. Chair, and good morning, representatives. Stan Rasmussen representing Sutherland Institute. We appreciate and commend to […]

Testimony in support of HB 186 (Volunteer Health Care Continuing Education Credit)

Testimony presented by Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute director of public affairs, Feb. 19, 2016, before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee of the Utah Legislature in support of HB 186 2nd Substitute. Thank you, Mr. Chair, and good afternoon, senators. Stan Rasmussen, representing Sutherland Institute. We commend Representative Lifferth for bringing this bill forward. […]

Testimony opposing SB 141 (Alcohol Amendments)

Testimony presented by Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute director of public affairs, Feb. 16, 2016, before the Senate Business and Labor Committee of the Utah Legislature, in opposition to SB 141 (Alcohol Amendments). Thank you, Mr. Chair, and good morning Senators. Stan Rasmussen, representing Sutherland Institute. Sutherland Institute opposes SB 141 because it effectively allows restaurants […]

Statement in support of SCR 9 (Concurrent Resolution on the Public Health Crisis)

Statement presented by Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute director of public affairs, on Feb. 5, 2016, before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee of the Utah Legislature regarding SCR 9: Thank you, Mr. Chair, and good afternoon, senators. Stan Rasmussen, representing Sutherland Institute. Sutherland supports SCR 9 because the resolution communicates a clear and proper […]

Testimony in opposition to SB 73 (Medical Cannabis Act)

Testimony presented by Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute director of public affairs, on Feb. 4, 2016, before the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee of the Utah Legislature regarding SB 73. Thank you, Madam Chair, and good evening, senators. Stan Rasmussen, representing Sutherland Institute. In our view, Utah would not go down a path […]

Testimony regarding SB 89 (Medical Cannabidiol Amendments)

Testimony presented by Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute director of public affairs, on Feb. 4, 2016, before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee of the Utah Legislature regarding SB 89: Thank you, Mr. Chair, and good afternoon, senators. Stan Rasmussen, representing Sutherland Institute. In our view, Utah would not go down a path of legalizing […]

Testimony in opposition to SB 78 (State Board of Education Candidate Selection)

Testimony presented by Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute director of public affairs, on Jan. 29, 2016, before the Senate Education Standing Committee of the Utah Legislature regarding SB 78: Thank you, Mr. Chair, and good afternoon, senators. Stan Rasmussen representing Sutherland Institute. Sutherland appreciates the intent of the bill sponsor, Senator Millner, to find a way […]

Sutherland testimony in support of SB 45 (Compulsory Education Revisions)

Testimony presented by Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute director of public affairs, on Jan. 29, 2016, before the Senate Education Standing Committee of the Utah Legislature regarding SB 45) Thank you, Madam Chair. Stan Rasmussen, again with Sutherland Institute. Sutherland supports the fundamental liberty interest of parents to direct their child’s education, as protected by the […]