Lyle W. Hillyard

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Lyle W. Hillyard
Member of the Utah Senate
from the 25th district
In office
1984 – present
Personal details
Born (1940-09-25) September 25, 1940 (age 75)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Alice
Residence Logan, Utah
Occupation Attorney
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Lyle W. Hillyard is a Utah politician and an attorney. A Republican, he is a member of the Utah State Senate, representing the state's 25th senate district in Cache and Rich Counties including the city of Logan.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Hillyard is a graduate of North Cache High School and Utah State University. [1] He also got his J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law. [1] Hillyard is a lawyer by profession. [1] He works at Hillyard, Anderson & Olsen law offices, which has been providing quality legal representation to clients across northern Utah since the 1960s. [2]

Hillyard is married to his wife Alice and they have 5 Children: Carrie, Holly, Lisa, Matt, and Todd. [3] Hillyard is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). [3]


  • Cache Chamber of Commerce (past president)
  • Cache County Republican Party (Chair)
  • Utah Education Strategic Planning Commission
  • Utah State Office of Education (vice chair)
  • Utah Highway Patrol (Honorary Colonels )
  • ALEC voted one of eight outstanding state legislators

Political career[edit]

Senator Hillyard was first elected to the House in 1980. [1] He was elected to the Senate in 1984 and has served there since. [1] As a Utah State Senator, Hillyard is well-positioned to influence Utah legislation relating to education and to state revenues. He has won the 2012 American Cancer Society Legislator of the Year, the most effective Republican freshman by the Utah House in 1981 and was named one of eight outstanding legislators by ALEC in 1987. [4] In 2009, Hillyard was the chair of the Senate's Executive Appropriations Committee and a member of the Public Education Appropriations committee.[5] He was also a member of two standing senate committees: the Education Committee, and the Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee.[6]

In 2014, Senator Hillyard served on the following committees:

  • Executive Appropriations Committee (Senate Chair)
  • Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Senate Ethics Committee
  • Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee
  • Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee


2014 Sponsored Legislation[edit]

Bill Number Bill Title Bill Status
S.B. 2 Public Education Budget Amendments Governor Signed 4/1/2014
S.B. 3 Current Fiscal Year Supplemental Appropriations Governor Signed 4/1/2014
S.B. 7 S001 National Guard, Veterans' Affairs, and Legislature Base Budget Governor Signed 2/19/2014
{ S.B. 10] 401K Appropriation Amendments Governor Signed 1/27/2014
S.B. 72 S001 Uninsured Motorist Provisions Governor Signed 4/1/2014
S.B. 79 Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act Governor Signed 3/28/2014
S.B. 83 Local Sales and Use Tax Act Amendments Governor Signed 3/31/2014
S.B. 86 Legislative per Diem Revision Governor Signed 4/1/2014
S.B. 108 Judiciary Amendments Governor Signed 3/31/2014
S.B. 195 Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Base Budget Corrections Governor Signed 2/19/2014
S.B. 205 Controlled Substance Penalty Amendment Governor Signed 3/25/2014
S.B. 225 Repeal of Business Development for Disadvantaged Rural Communities Account Governor Signed 3/29/2014
S.B. 238 Repeal of Substance Abuse Donation Fund Governor Signed 3/29/2014
S.B. 254 Repeal of Certified Nurse Midwife Education and Enforcement Account Governor Signed 3/29/2014
S.B. 273 Substitute Repeal of Veterans' Nursing Home Reimbursement Account Governor Signed 3/29/2014
S.J.R. 16 Legislative Compensation and Expense Revisions Enrolled 3/10/2014
S.R. 2 Legislative per Diem Amendments Enrolled 2/27/2014


Senator Hillyard also floor sponsored the following bills:


Pivotal Bills[edit]

In 2014, Senator Hillyard Sponsored S.B. 205 Controlled Substance Penalty Amendment, which made it so that in certain circumstances, those with illegal substances would not be charged with anything more than a second degree felony. [8] This encourages people who are using illegal substances to call 911 if someone with them overdoses or gets hurt without the fear of getting in trouble. [8]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Hillyard, Lyle". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "About HAO Law". Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Lyle W. Hillyard's Political Summary". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Senator Lyle Hillyard". Facebook. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Utah Senate Roster 2009". Retrieved November 25, 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Utah Senate Roster 2009". Retrieved November 25, 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Hillyard, L. Sponsored Legislation". Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "S.B. 205 Controlled Substance Penalty Amendment". 

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