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S.J.R. 10 Enrolled
John P. Holmgren
Howard C. Nielson
Lorin V. Jones
Lyle W. Hillyard
David H. Steele
Howard A. Stephenson
Robert F. Montgomery
Craig A. Peterson
Robert M. Muhlestein
Craig L. Taylor
Joseph L. Hull
L. Alma Mansell
Michael G. Waddoups
L. Steven Poulton
Blaze D. Wharton
A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE LEGISLATURE PROPOSING TO AMEND THE UTAH
CONSTITUTION; PROVIDING THAT ANY VOTER INITIATIVE REGARDING THE
TAKING OF WILDLIFE SHALL BE ADOPTED UPON APPROVAL OF TWO-THIRDS
OF THOSE VOTING; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
This resolution proposes to change the Utah Constitution as follows:
ARTICLE VI, SECTION 1
Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, two-thirds of all members elected to each of
the two houses voting in favor thereof:
Section 1. It is proposed to amend Utah Constitution Article VI, Section 1, to read:
Article VI, Section 1. [Power vested in Senate, House and People.]
The Legislative power of the State shall be vested:
1. In a Senate and House of Representatives which shall be designated the Legislature of
the State of Utah.
2. In the people of the State of Utah, as hereinafter stated:
The legal voters or such fractional part thereof, of the State of Utah as may be provided by
law, under such conditions and in such manner and within such time as may be provided by law,
may initiate any desired legislation and cause the same to be submitted to a vote of the people for
approval or rejection, or may require any law passed by the Legislature (except those laws passed
by a two-thirds vote of the members elected to each house of the Legislature) to be submitted to the
voters of the State before such law shall take effect. Legislation initiated to allow, limit, or prohibit
the taking of wildlife or the season for or method of taking wildlife shall be adopted upon approval
of two-thirds of those voting.
The legal voters or such fractional part thereof as may be provided by law, of any legal
subdivision of the State, under such conditions and in such manner and within such time as may be
provided by law, may initiate any desired legislation and cause the same to be submitted to a vote
of the people of said legal subdivision for approval or rejection, or may require any law or ordinance
passed by the law making body of said legal subdivision to be submitted to the voters thereof before
such law or ordinance shall take effect.
Section 2. Submittal to electors.
The lieutenant governor is directed to submit this proposed amendment to the electors of the
state of Utah at the next general election in the manner provided by law.
Section 3. Effective date.
If approved by the electors of the state, the amendment proposed by this joint resolution shall
take effect on January 1, 1999.
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