Curt Bramble

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Curtis S. Bramble
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Senator Curtis Bramble
Member of the Utah Senate
from the 16th district
Assumed office
January 15, 2001
Preceded by Howard C. Nielsen
Personal details
Born Chicago, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Susan
Children 6
Residence Provo
Occupation Certified Public Accountant
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Website Legislative Website

Curtis Scott Bramble, a Republican, is a member of the Utah State Senate, representing the state's 16th senate district in Provo.

Early life and career[edit]

Bramble was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where he graduated from Crown High School.[1] He grew up as a Methodist and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while attending Notre Dame University.[1] After Notre Dame, Bramble attended Brigham Young University where he graduated with a B.S in and M.S. in Accounting.[1] Bramble worked as a Certified Public Accountant in Utah.[1] Bramble was appointed as the Advisory Committee Chairman for Medical Cannabis Payment Solutions, a Las Vegas Company specializing in providing end-to-end management, across multiple management systems, for medicinal marijuana operations.[2] Bramble lives in Provo with his wife Susan.[1] He has 6 children and 5 grandchildren.[1]

Background[edit]

  • Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce
  • Provo Airport Board
  • Provo Housing Authority
  • UTA executive board
  • Utah National Parks Council
  • America's Freedom Balloon Fest (vice chair)
  • American Institute of CPA's
  • Utah Association of CPA's
  • Provo Rotary
  • BYU Cougar Club

Political career[edit]

Further information: List of Utah State Legislatures

Bramble was elected to the Utah Senate in 2000 and took office in January 2001. He initially served on the Business, Labor and Economic Development, and Revenue and Taxation Standing Committees; and on the Health and Human Services Joint Appropriation Committee. In 2004, Bramble became the Majority Leader of the Utah Senate for the 57th Utah Legislature and the Co-Chair of the Retirement and Independent Entities Joint Appropriation Committee. He also served on the Executive Offices and Criminal Justice, and Higher Education Joint Appropriations committees and Chaired the Retirement and Independent Entities Standing Committee. He also served on the Revenue and Taxation Committee for the 57th Utah State Legislature. Bramble was reelected to his third term to the Utah Senate in November 2008, defeating Democrat Radene Hatfied.

During the 2016 Legislative Session, Bramble served on the following committees:[3]

  • Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Retirement and Independent Entities Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Senate Business and Labor Committee (Chair)
  • Senate Retirement and Independent Entities Committee
  • Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee

In 2008 Bramble received the National Legislator of the Year Award from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and he has served on the Board of Directors of ALEC.[4]

Election[edit]

Senator Bramble is currently up for reelection and has two challengers in the primary.[5]

Legislation[edit]

2016 sponsored bills[edit]

Bill Number Bill Title Bill Status
S.B. 30 Department of Commerce Boards, Committees, and Commissions Concurrence Amendments Governor Signed 3/17/2016
S.B. 55 Financial Institutions Amendments Governor Signed 3/25/2016
S.B. 116 Water Law - Nonprofit Corporation Amendments Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 129 Driving Privilege Card Amendments Governor Signed 3/17/2016
S.B. 168 Property Tax Revisions Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 171 Economic Development Tax Credits Amendments Governor Signed 3/21/2016
S.B. 174 Salvage Vehicle Purchaser Amendments Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 178 Economic Development Revisions Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 183 Department of Public Safety Amendments Governor Signed 3/25/2016
S.B. 186 Air Quality Incentives Governor Signed 3/17/2016
S.B. 194 Vehicle Registration and Insurance Amendments Governor Signed 3/28/2016
S.B. 201 Transportation Network Company Amendments Governor Signed 3/28/2016
S.B. 234 Protecting Unborn Children Amendments Governor Signed 3/28/2016
S.B. 238 Safety Net Initiative Amendments Governor Signed 3/21/2016
S.B. 248 Public Notice of Unclaimed Property Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 249 Utah Small Business Jobs Act Amendments Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 252 Joint Tenancy Amendments Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 256 Judgment Interest Rate Amendments Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016

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Notable legislation[edit]

In 2014, Bramble sponsored S.B. 54 Second Substitute Elections Amendments.[7] The enacted bill allows for an optional open primary.[8] During the 2016 legislative session Senator Bramble passed a bill that would require doctors to give anesthesia to fetuses during an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.[9]

Float building controversy[edit]

The Deseret Morning News and Salt Lake Tribune called for an ethics investigation into an incident involving Bramble, Representative Becky Lockhart and Mountainland Applied Technology College. Allegedly Bramble and Lockhart asked the college to build the Republican party a float to use in parades. The college used its money to pay for the float which, the papers alleged, violated Utah law, e.g., that "a public entity may not make expenditures from public funds for political purposes." When questions arose, college President Clay Christensen told State Auditor Auston Johnson he was under "tremendous pressure" by the Utah County GOP and lawmakers to build the float, but later that same day, after a conversation with Bramble, he changed his statement. Bramble first denied speaking with Christiansen but later acknowledged he "may have called," but couldn't "recall what was said."[10] No investigation ensued.

Electoral results[edit]

Senator Bramble is up for election in 2016 and currently has two challengers in the primary.[11]

Further information: 16th Utah Senate District
Utah State Senate election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Curt Bramble 11,717 62
Democratic RaDene Hatfield 7,314 38
Utah State Senate election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Curt Bramble 15,778 77
Democratic Fred D. Posorio 4,227 21
Libertarian Brady Fackrell 535 2

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Bramble, Curtis S.". Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://finance.yahoo.com/news/medical-cannabis-payment-solutions-appoints-130000776.html
  3. ^ "District 16 Senator - Utah State Senate". senate.utah.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Board of Directors - ALEC". Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Curtis Bramble - Ballotpedia". ballotpedia.org. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Bramble, Curtis S. Sponsored Legislation". Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ S.B. 54 Second Substitute Elections Amendments
  8. ^ Bob Bernick. "GOP Mulling Lawsuit Over 'Count My Vote' Compromise". Salt Lake City: Today at Utah Policy. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Utah gov. signs bill requiring anesthesia in certain abortions". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  10. ^ Leonard, Wendy; Bernick, Bob, Jr. (August 22, 2007). "State audit cites questionable transactions by Mountainland Applied Technology College officials". Deseret News. 
  11. ^ "Curtis Bramble - Ballotpedia". ballotpedia.org. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 

External links[edit]

Legislative Information
Voting Record