Joel Briscoe

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Joel Briscoe
2017 Briscoe.jpg
Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 25th district
Assumed office
2010
Preceded by Christine Johnson
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Christine
Residence Salt Lake City
Occupation Public Education

Joel Briscoe is a member of the Utah House of Representatives from Utah. A Democrat, he represents District 25 in Salt Lake City.

Early life and career[edit]

Briscoe graduated from the University of Utah and taught English, U.S. History, and Civics in secondary schools for twenty-six years, twenty-one of them at Bountiful High School. Briscoe served on the Salt Lake City Board of Education from 1998–2002, the last two years as the Board President. He also served as the chair of the East Central Community Council, a community council located between downtown Salt Lake and the University. In this capacity, Briscoe led community opposition to a proposal to install above-ground high voltage electrical transmission lines through neighborhood yards.[citation needed] He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Christine and three children.[1]

Political career[edit]

Briscoe served on the Salt Lake City Board of Education from 1998–2002, the last two years as the Board President. He also served as the chair of the East Central Community Council, a community council located between downtown Salt Lake and the University of Utah. In this capacity, he led community opposition to a proposal to install above-ground high voltage electrical transmission lines through neighborhood yards.

Briscoe was elected to the Utah House of Representatives on November 2, 2010 and has made education issues a focus of his legislative efforts.[2]

During the 2016 legislative session, Briscoe served as the House Assistant Minority Whip. He served on the Executive Appropriations Committee, the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Revenue and Taxation Committee, as well as the House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee.[3]

2016 sponsored legislation[edit]

Bill Number Bill Title Status
HB0070 Voter Eligibility Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0272 Voted and Board Leeway Modifications House/ filed - 3/7/2016
HB0305S02 Water Rights and Resources Amendments Governor signed - 3/18/2016
HB0312 Peer Assistance and Review Program Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0456 Educator Ethics Training House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HB0485 School Funding Modifications House/ filed - 3/10/2016
HJR009 Joint Rules Resolution on Appropriations House/ filed - 3/10/2016

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Briscoe passed one of the seven bills he proposed, giving him a 14% passage rate. He also floor sponsored three Senate bills.[4]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Joel Briscoe". Utah House of Representatives. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ Waddhany, Rinna (March 2, 2011). "Joel Briscoe: New Lawmaker Knows His Way Around Capitol, Classroom". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved April 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Committees". le.utah.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  4. ^ a b "2016 -- Legislation(House Of Representatives)". le.utah.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 

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