Brian Greene (politician)
|Member of the Utah House of Representatives|
from the 57th district
Assumed office |
January 1, 2013
|Preceded by||Craig Frank|
|Residence||Pleasant Grove, Utah|
Brigham Young University|
J. Reuben Clark Law School
Early life and career
Greene earned his BA from Brigham Young University and his JD from its J. Reuben Clark Law School. He works as an attorney and small business owner and lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with his wife Renee and three children.
When District 57 incumbent Republican Representative Craig Frank ran for the Utah State Senate in 2012 and left the seat open, Greene was selected as one of two candidates from the Republican convention for the June Republican Primary which he won with 2,057 votes (55.4%) and won the November General election with 11,029 votes (85.8%) against Democratic nominee Scott Gygi.
In 2014, Greene defeated both John Stevens and Holly Richardson in the Republican convention and then continued on to defeat Democratic nominee Michael Plowman in the November 4, 2014 general election with 6,317 votes (82.5%).
In 2015, Greene questioned whether sex with an unconscious spouse should be considered rape during a committee hearing on a measure which sought to clarify that sex with an unconscious individual is rape. Greene later apologized for his comments and said media reports had taken his words out of context.
During the 2016 legislative session, Greene served on the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Judiciary Committee as well as the House Revenue and Taxation Committee.
2016 sponsored legislation
|Bill Number||Bill Title||Status|
|HB0010S04||Initiative and Referendum Amendments||Governor Signed - 3/29/2016|
|HB019||Expungement Amendments||House/ filed - 3/10/2016|
|HB0022S01||Civil Asset Forfeiture - Procedural Reforms||House/ filed - 3/10/2016|
|HB0085S02||Attorney Fee Revisions||House/ filed - 3/10/2016|
|HB0088||Noncompetition Agreement Amendments||House/ filed - 3/10/2016|
|HB0116S03||Determination of Employer Status Amendments||Governor Signed - 3/29/2016|
|HB0118S01||Public Access of Administrative Action Amendments||Governor Signed - 3/28/2016|
|HB0215S01||Local Option Sales and Use Tax Amendments||House/ filed - 3/10/2016|
|HB0321||Real Estate Transaction Amendments||Governor Signed - 3/29/2016|
|HB0376||Property Tax and Fair Market Value||House/ filed - 3/10/2016|
Representative Greene also floor sponsored SB0090S04 Falsification of Information in a Protective Order Proceeding.
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- "Brian Greene's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
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- "2012 Primary Canvass Reports". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
- "2012 General Canvass Report". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
- "2014 election results". Ballotpedia. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
- Knox, Annie (February 3, 2015). "Utah lawmaker questions whether sex with an unconscious person is rape 'in every instance'". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
- Davidson, Lee (February 4, 2015). "Utah lawmaker apologizes after comments on rape, sex with unconscious partner". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
- "Brian M. Greene". Utah House of Representatives. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
- "2016 Legislation". Utah State Legislature. Retrieved April 11, 2016.