Significant Session Dates


Prepared by the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel This information is provided for the convenience to track key dates and deadlines related to the General Session of the Legislature. Some dates may not be included. The accuracy of a date provided may be an estimate and users should consult the Utah Code, the Utah Constitution, and Legislative Rules for definitive provisions.
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DateDayDescriptionReference
Thursday, 15 Nov 2018 -74 First day a legislator-elect may file legislation after the election (November 15, after the annual General Election in even-numbered years) JR4-2-101(2)(b)
Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 -58 Last day for governmental entities to request bills without floor approval (by December 1) 36-21-1
Thursday, 6 Dec 2018 -53 Last day for legislators to designate priority bill request number one (1st Thursday in December) JR4-2-102(2)(a)(i)
Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 -40 Last day for Executive Appropriations Committee to set initial budget matters (3rd Wednesday in December) JR3-2-402(2)(a)
Thursday, 3 Jan 2019 -25 Last day for a legislator to designate priority bill request number two (1st Thursday in January) JR4-2-102(2)(a)(ii)
Monday, 28 Jan 2019 0 A legislator shall file a financial disclosure (on the 1st day of each General Session) 20A-11-1603 ; JR6-1-201(2)
Monday, 28 Jan 2019 0 Each legislator shall receive a copy of each base budget bill for the next fiscal year (by calendared floor time on the 1st day of the annual General Session) JR4-4-201(1)
Monday, 28 Jan 2019 0 First day of the annual General Session A6 S2
Thursday, 31 Jan 2019 4 Last day for a legislator to designate priority bill request number three (1st Thursday of the annual General Session) JR4-2-102(2)(a)(iii)
Wednesday, 6 Feb 2019 10 Last day for the Legislature to either pass or defeat each base budget bill (by noon on the 10th day) JR4-4-201(2)
Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 11 Last day to request bills or appropriations without floor approval (by noon on the 11th day) JR4-2-101(3)(a) ; JR3-2-701
Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 11 Last day to approve bills for numbering without floor approval (by noon on the 11th day) JR4-2-101(3)(b)
Saturday, 2 Mar 2019 33 Last day for the Legislature to present a bill to the governor, where the governor is required to act on the bill before the end of the session A7 S8
Friday, 8 Mar 2019 39 Last day for Executive Appropriations Committee to complete all decisions necessary to draft the final appropriations bill (no later than the 39th day) JR3-2-402(5)(b)
Monday, 11 Mar 2019 42 General appropriations bills, supplemental appropriations bills, and school finance bills shall be available to legislators (by calendared floor time on the 42nd day) JR4-4-202(1)
Monday, 11 Mar 2019 42 Any bond bill shall be made available to legislators (by noon on the 42nd day) JR4-4-301(1)
Monday, 11 Mar 2019 42 Last day for a motion to reconsider (after the 42nd day) SR4-9-101 ; HR4-9-101
Monday, 11 Mar 2019 42 Last day to consider bills from own house (after the 42nd day) SR4-3-106 ; HR4-3-104
Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019 43 Last day for legislators to prioritize fiscal note bills and identify other programs for new funding (before adjourning on the 43rd day) JR4-4-101(2)(a)
Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019 43 Last day final action must be taken on each bond bill (by calendared closing time on the 43rd day) JR4-4-301(2)
Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019 43 Last day final action must be taken on each general appropriations bill, supplemental appropriation bill, and school finance bill (by calendared closing time on the 43rd day) JR4-4-202(2)
Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 44 Last day to pass any bill with a fiscal note of $10,000 or more (before adjourning on the 44th day) JR4-4-101(2)(b)
Thursday, 14 Mar 2019 45 The final appropriations bill shall be made available to legislators by calendared floor time, and final action must be taken by noon (the 45th day) JR4-4-203
Thursday, 14 Mar 2019 45 Last day of the annual General Session (45 days, excl. federal holidays) A6 S16
Wednesday, 3 Apr 2019 65 Last day the governor may sign or veto bills (within 20 days after adjournment) A7 S8
Monday, 13 May 2019 105 Last day a veto-override session may begin (within 60 days after adjournment) A7 S8
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 106 Normal effective date for bills (until 60 days after the adjournment) JR4-1-203 ; A6 S25
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 106 First day for a legislator to open a bill file for the next General Session (60 days after the Legislature adjourns its annual General Session sine die) JR4-2-101(2)(a)