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
Friday, 15 Nov 2019 -73 First day a legislator-elect may file legislation after the election JR4-2-101(2)(b)
Sunday, 1 Dec 2019 -57 Last day for governmental entities to request bills without floor approval Utah Code Section 36-21-1
Thursday, 5 Dec 2019 -53 Last day for legislators to designate priority bill request number one JR4-2-102(2)(a)(i)
Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 -40 Last day for Executive Appropriations Committee to set initial budget matters JR3-2-402(2)(a)
Wednesday, 1 Jan 2020 0 A legislator shall file a financial disclosure no sooner than January 1 each year, and before January 11 each year 20a-11-1604(3)(d)
Thursday, 2 Jan 2020 0 Last day for legislators to designate priority bill request number 2 JR4-2-102(2)(a)(ii)
Monday, 27 Jan 2020 0 Each legislator shall receive a copy of each base budget bill for the next fiscal year JR4-5-201(1)
Monday, 27 Jan 2020 0 First day of the annual General Session Utah Const. Art. VI, Sec. 2
Thursday, 30 Jan 2020 4 Last day for a legislator to designate priority bill request number three JR4-2-102(2)(a)(iii)
Thursday, 6 Feb 2020 11 Last day to request bills or appropriations without floor approval JR4-2-101(3)(a) ; JR4-3-101(2)(a)
Thursday, 6 Feb 2020 11 Last day to approve bills for numbering without floor approval JR4-2-101(3)(b)
Tuesday, 11 Feb 2020 16 Last day for the Legislature to either pass or defeat each base budget bill JR4-5-201(2)
Saturday, 29 Feb 2020 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 Utah Const. Art. VII, Sec. 8
Friday, 6 Mar 2020 39 Last day for Executive Appropriations Committee to complete all decisions necessary to draft the final appropriations bill JR3-2-402(6)(b)
Monday, 9 Mar 2020 42 General appropriations bills, supplemental appropriations bills, and school finance bills shall be available to legislators by calendared floor time JR4-5-202(1)
Monday, 9 Mar 2020 42 Any bond bill shall be made available to legislators by noon JR4-5-301(1)
Monday, 9 Mar 2020 42 Last day for a motion to reconsider SR4-9-101 ; HR4-9-101
Monday, 9 Mar 2020 42 Last day to consider bills from own house SR4-3-106 ; HR4-3-104
Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020 43 Last day for legislators to prioritize fiscal note bills and identify other programs for new funding JR4-5-101(2)(a)
Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020 43 Last day final action must be taken on each bond bill by calendared closing time JR4-5-301(2)
Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020 43 Last day final action must be taken on each general appropriations bill, supplemental appropriation bill, and school finance bill by calendared closing time JR4-5-202(2)
Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020 44 Last day to pass any bill with a fiscal note of $10,000 or more JR4-5-101(2)(b)
Thursday, 12 Mar 2020 45 The final appropriations bill shall be made available to legislators by calendared floor time, and final action must be taken by noon JR4-5-203
Thursday, 12 Mar 2020 45 Last day of session Utah Const. Art. VI, Sec. 16
Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020 65 Last day the governor may sign or veto bills Utah Const. Art. VII, Sec. 8
Monday, 11 May 2020 105 Last day a veto-override session may begin Utah Const. Art. VII, Sec. 8
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 106 Normal effective date for bills JR4-1-203 ; Utah Const. Art. VI, Sec. 25
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 106 First day for a legislator to open a bill file for the next General Session JR4-2-101(2)(a)