Sen. Jerry Stevenson got a promotion to a top spot on the Legislature's budget committee and veteran Sen. John Valentine was chosen as the new chairman of the powerful Rules Committee as incoming President Wayne Neiderhauser announced committee shake-ups Friday.
The two posts are the top assignments that the Senate president gets to hand out. Stevenson, R-Layton, replaces Sen. Kevin Van Tassell, R-Vernal, who moves to the transportation committee. Valentine, R-Orem, replaces Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, who will chair the government operations committee.
Sen. Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, will continue to serve as chairman of the budget committee.