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H.B. 86 Enrolled






Sponsor: Patrice M. Arent

                  This act modifies Election Code provisions governing publication requirements for
                  constitutional amendments submitted to voters.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                      20A-7-103, as last amended by Chapter 57, Laws of Utah 2001
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 20A-7-103 is amended to read:
                       20A-7-103. Constitutional amendments and other questions -- Procedures for
                  submission to popular vote.
                      (1) The procedures contained in this section govern when:
                      (a) the Legislature submits a proposed constitutional amendment or other question to the
                  voters; and
                      (b) an act of the Legislature is referred to the voters by referendum petition.
                      (2) [The] In addition to the publication in the voter information pamphlet required by
                  Section 20A-7-702 , the lieutenant governor shall, not [later] more than 60 days or less than ten
                  days before the regular general election, publish the full text of the amendment, question, or statute
                  in at least one newspaper in every county of the state where a newspaper is published.
                      (3) The legislative general counsel shall:
                      (a) entitle each proposed constitutional amendment "Constitutional Amendment Number
                  __" and give it a number;
                      (b) entitle each proposed question "State Proposition Number __" and give it a number;
                      (c) entitle each state referendum that has qualified for the ballot "Citizen's State
                  Referendum Number __" and give it a number;
                      (d) draft and designate a ballot title that summarizes the subject matter of the amendment

                  or question; and
                      (e) deliver them to the lieutenant governor.
                      (4) The lieutenant governor shall certify the number and ballot title of each amendment or
                  question to the county clerk of each county no later than the second Friday after the primary election.
                      (5) The county clerk of each county shall:
                      (a) ensure that both the number and title of the amendment, question, or referendum is
                  printed on the sample ballots and official ballots; and
                      (b) publish them as provided by law.

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