Todd Weiler

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Todd Weiler
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Member of the Utah Senate
from the 23rd district
Assumed office
2012
Personal details
Political party Republican Party
Residence Woods Cross, Uta
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Occupation Attorney, Businessman

Todd Weiler (born 1967) is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate. Weiler holds a bachelor's degree in business and a law degree, both from Brigham Young University. He lives in Woods Cross, Utah. Weiler was first appointed to the state senate in January 2012.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Weiler received his Business Degree from Brigham Young University and continued on to get his J.D. from Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School.[1] Senator Weiler is affiliated with the Utah Bar (which he passed himself) and is associated with the Utah League of Cities and Towns.[1] Weiler is an attorney by profession.[1] Weiler has worked in-house for Logistics Specialties, Inc.[2] He served as Vice President of Legal and General Counsel, where he manages a small business unit and conducts all in-house legal needs.[2]

Weiler has been married to his wife Elizabeth since 1991.[3] They have four children; the youngest three are currently enrolled in public schools. The oldest, London, is currently serving an LDS mission in South Africa.[3] Weiler is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [4]

Political career[edit]

Weiler was appointed to his Senate seat on January 13, 2012 by the Governor.[1] Before his job as Senator, Weiler was a member of Woods Cross City Council.[1] He also served as a delegate from 1999-2011, on the Rob Bishop for Congress Finance Committee, on the Utah GOP State Central Committee, as Davis County Republican Party Chair and as Utah GOP Vice Chair.[3]

In 2016, Weiler was on the following committees:[5]

  • Retirement and Independent Entities Appropriations Subcommittee (Senate Chair)
  • Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Senate Business and Labor Committee
  • Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee
  • Senate Retirement and Independent Entities Committee (Chair)
  • Senate Rules Committee

Election[edit]

2012[edit]

2012 Utah State Senate election District 23
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Weiler 25,433 64.5%
Democratic Breck England 14,027 35.5%

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Legislation[edit]

2016 sponsored bills[edit]

Bill Number Bill Title Bill Status
S.B. 5 Retirement and Independent Entities Base Budget Governor Signed 2/16/2016
S.B 19 Phased Retirement Governor Signed 3/25/2016
S.B. 20 Retirement Systems Audit Recommendations Amendments Governor Signed 3/25/2016
S.B. 24 Utah Housing Corporation Sunset Extension Governor Signed 3/18/2016
S.B. 29 Retirement Systems Amendments Governor Signed 3/23/2016
S.B. 37 Human Resource Management Rate Committee Governor Signed 3/23/2016
S.B.43 Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention in Public Schools Governor Signed 3/22/2016
S.B. 54 Controlled Substance Database Modifications Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 59 Antidiscrimination and Workplace Accommodations Revisions Governor Signed 3/28/2016
S.B. 60 Low-income Housing Tax Credit Allocation Amendments Governor Signed 3/25/2016
S.B. 111 Guardianship - Right of Association Governor Signed 3/25/2016
S.B. 113 Subjecting a Minor to Sexual Material Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 133 Small Employer Retirement Program Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 142 Improvement District Amendments Governor Signed 3/28/2016
S.B. 148 Workforce Services Revisions Governor Signed 3/25/2016
S.B. 155 Indigent Defense Commission Governor Signed 3/22/2016
S.B. 169 Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund Amendments Governor Signed 3/21/2016
S.B. 208 Retirement Amendments Governor Signed 3/25/2016
S.B 213 Small Claims Court Amendments Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 219 Fair Housing Act Amendments Governor Signed 3/23/2016
S.B. 223 Adoption Amendments Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 225 Notice of Pendency of Action Amendments Governor Signed 3/25/2016
S.B. 229 Unlawful Detainer Amendments Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 230 Civil Stalking Offense Amendments Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B 233 Collection Process Amendments Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 243 Indigent Counsel in Private Parental Termination Cases Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.C.R. 9 Concurrent Resolution on the Public Health Crisis Governor Signed 3/29/2016
S.C.R. 18 Concurrent Resolution Designating Official Hashtag for the State of Utah Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016

Notable legislation[edit]

  • In 2014, Weiler also sponsored S.B. 229 Fourth Substitute Adoption Act Amendments, which helps give fathers more rights if a mother is putting the child up for adoption.[7] This bill passed and was signed by the governor.[7] He also ran S.B. 227 Exposure of Children to Pornography, which provides that a district court shall consider, when determining child custody in a separation or divorce, whether the parent has intentionally exposed the child to pornography or material harmful to a child; this bill also passed.[8]
  • During the 2016 legislative session Weiler sponsored and passed a joint resolution calling pornography a public health crisis in the state of Utah.[9] He also sponsored a bill that would allow parents to opt their children into a gun safety education course through school. The course teaches students what to do if they come across a gun while at school.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Weiler, Todd". Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Daniel Burton. "Meet Senator Todd Weiler of Utah's 23rd Senate District". Publius Online. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "About Me". senatedist23. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "@GOPTODD". Twitter. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "District 23 Senator - Utah State Senate". senate.utah.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Todd Weiler - Ballotpedia". ballotpedia.org. Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  7. ^ a b "S.B. 229 Fourth Substitute Adoption Act Amendments". Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "S.B. 227 Exposure of Children to Pornography". Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Herbert signs hundreds of bills into law". The Spectrum & Daily News. Retrieved 2016-03-31.