Wayne Niederhauser

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Wayne L. Niederhauser is a state legislator in Utah. He is a Republican who represents District 9 in the State Senate. He is the Majority Whip and serves on the following committees: Executive Appropriations Committee, Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee, Senate Education Committee, Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee, Education Interim Committee, Revenue and Taxation Interim, Legislative Management Committee, Senate Revenue and Taxation Confirmation Committee and the Health System Reform Task Force (Chair). [1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Niederhauser is the Utah Co-Chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as of 2011.[2] He is also on the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force, and introduced the "Performance Note Act" and "Resolution on Streamlined Sales and Use Tax" model legislation (both withdrawn) at the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Meeting at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting.[3]

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our ExposedbyCMD.org site.

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  1. Utah State Senate. Niederhauser, Wayne L.. Organizational website. Accessed July 10, 2011.
  2. American Legislative Exchange Council. State Chairmen. Organizational website. Accessed July 9, 2011.
  3. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Meeting," agenda and meeting materials, August 4, 2011, on file with CMD
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