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Meet Deidre

Deidre Henderson has served as a State Senator since 2013.  She lives in Spanish Fork with her husband and children.  Her children range in ages 13-21.

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Deidre's Accomplishments

Deidre solved a decades old problem by requiring counties to hold a “truth in taxation” meeting prior to the start of the new year.  Counties were traditionally holding hearings in August of each year; after they had already been spending the tax increase for 8 months.  This change allows citizens to give input before the money is spent.

During Deidre’s first legislative session she sponsored a bill to create the Federal Funds Commission. The purpose of the commission is essentially to:

• Evaluate Utah’s growing dependence on federal funds

• Identify risk factors that would result in a reduction in the amount or value of those dollars

• Identify common sense ways we can prepare for such a loss and become more self-reliant as a state

This past year Utah created a Federal Funds Risk Model. This tool will help the legislature and governor develop a plan to withstand a fiscal shock, and identify proactive steps we can take to mitigate the effects of a reduction in federal funds.

One of Deidre’s most important responsibilities in the legislature is chair of the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee. She is dedicated to protecting hardworking taxpayers and a healthy economy by maintaining low-rate, broad-based tax policies.

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Senator Deidre Henderson with Deidre M. Henderson.

Day 10: I introduced two more bills today; SB 126 Committee Authority Amendments, and SB 128 Taxing Entities Tax Rate Amendments. I also visited with awesome students from Mountain Heights Academy and UVU. ... See MoreSee Less

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Senator Deidre Henderson with Deidre M. Henderson.

Day 9 of the Utah Legislative Session was packed and productive. Two of my bills: SB108 and SB99 passed out of senate committees. It was also fun to have Anna and Delia job shadow me today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Day 8: After committee and floor time this morning, I spent the rest of the day meeting with people and working on my bills. Two of my bills are in committee tomorrow: SB 99 Financial Transparency for Political Subdivisions, and SB 108 Birthing Center Amendments. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days down, 4 bills introduced, 3 hours of budget meetings per day, 2 bills passed to the House, 1 senator glad to be home for the weekend. #utahlegislature ... See MoreSee Less

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Phone: 801-787-6197