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H.J.R. 8

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LEGISLATIVE ELIGIBILITY RESOLUTION

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1998 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Sponsor: Patrice Arent

5    A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE LEGISLATURE PROPOSING TO AMEND THE UTAH
6    CONSTITUTION; AMENDING THE REQUIREMENTS OF ELIGIBILITY AS A STATE
7    LEGISLATOR; MAKING THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS CONSECUTIVE AND
8    APPLICABLE IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE LAST DATE FOR FILING FOR OFFICE;
9    DIRECTING THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TO WITHDRAW S.J.R. 1, PASSED
10    DURING THE 1997 GENERAL SESSION, REPLACE IT WITH THIS RESOLUTION AND,
11    PLACE IT BEFORE THE VOTERS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
12    This resolution proposes to change the Utah Constitution as follows:
13    AMENDS:
14         ARTICLE VI, SECTION 5
15    Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, two-thirds of all members elected to each of
16    the two houses voting in favor thereof:
17        Section 1. It is proposed to amend Utah Constitution Article VI, Section 5, to read:
18         Article VI, Section 5. [Who h IS h eligible as h A h legislator.]
19        No person shall be eligible to the office of senator or representative who [as of the last date
20    provided by law for filing for the office] is not h : h a citizen of the United States h [ , ] ; h twenty-five
20a    years of
21    age h [ , ] ; h a qualified voter in the district from which [he] the person is chosen h [ , ] ; h a resident of
21a    the state
22    for three consecutive years [of the State] immediately prior to the last date provided by statute for
23    filing for the office h [ , ] ; h and [for six months] a resident of the district from which [he] the person is

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24    elected for six consecutive months immediately prior to the last date provided by statute for filing
25    for the office. No person elected to the office of senator or representative shall continue to serve
26    in that office after ceasing to be a resident of the district from which elected.
27        Section 2. Replacing previous resolution -- Submittal to electors.





















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1        The lieutenant governor is directed to withdraw S.J.R. 1, Resolution Amending Legislator
2    Eligibility Standards, passed during the 1997 General Session, and submit in its place this
3    proposed amendment to the electors of the state at the next general election in the manner provided
4    by statute.
4a     S SECTION 3. EFFECTIVE DATE
4b         IF APPROVED BY THE ELECTORS OF THE STATE, THE AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY THIS JOINT
4c     RESOLUTION SHALL TAKE EFFECT ON JANUARY 1, 1999. s




Legislative Review Note
    as of 8-7-97 10:49 AM


A limited legal review of this bill raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel



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