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H.J.R. 11 Enrolled






Sponsor: Stephen H. Urquhart

                  Martin R. Stephens
                  Steven R. Mascaro
                  Mike Thompson
                  James A. Ferrin
                  Paul Ray
                  J. Morgan Philpot
                  Richard M. Siddoway
                  Stephen D. Clark
                  Bradley A. Winn
                  Neal B. Hendrickson
                  James R. Gowans
                  Neil A. Hansen
                  Jack A. Seitz
                  David Clark
                  Scott Daniels
                  Peggy Wallace
                  Brent D. Parker
                  Trisha S. Beck
                  Ralph BeckerFred J. Fife
Darin G. Peterson
Don E. Bush
Eric K. Hutchings
Carl W. Duckworth
Judy Ann Buffmire
Patricia W. Jones
Carl R. Saunders
Douglas C. Aagard
Jeff Alexander
Eli H. Anderson
Patrice M. Arent
Roger E. Barrus
Cindy Beshear
Jackie Biskupski
Duane E. Bourdeaux
DeMar Bud Bowman
Craig W. ButtarsGreg J. Curtis
Margaret Dayton
Ben C. Ferry
Kevin S. Garn
Brent H. Goodfellow
Wayne A. Harper
Thomas V. Hatch
Kory M. Holdaway
Brad King
Rebecca D. Lockhart
Ty McCartney
Carol Spackman Moss
Merlynn T. Newbold
LaWanna Lou Shurtliff
A. Lamont Tyler
John E. Swallow
David Ure
Glenn L. Way                   This joint resolution of the Legislature proposes to amend the Utah Constitution to require
                  advance notice of legislative business in a special session, with certain exceptions. The joint
                  resolution directs the lieutenant governor to submit this proposal to voters and provides an
                  effective date.
                  This resolution proposes to change the Utah Constitution as follows:
                      ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
                  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 VII, Section 6, to read:
                       Article VII, Section 6. [Convening of extra sessions of Legislature -- Advance public

                      (1) (a) On extraordinary occasions, the Governor may convene the Legislature by
                  proclamation, in which shall be stated the purpose for which the Legislature is to be convened, and
                  it [shall] may transact no legislative business except that for which it was especially convened, or
                  such other legislative business as the Governor may call to its attention while in session, subject to
                  Subsection (1)(b). The Legislature, however, may provide for the expenses of the session and other
                  matters incidental thereto.
                      (b) The Legislature may not transact any legislative business in a special session convened
                  under Subsection (1)(a) for which the Governor has not provided 48 hours advance public notice,
                  except in cases of declared emergency or with the concurrence of two-thirds of all members elected
                  to each house.
                      (2) The Governor may also by proclamation convene the Senate in extraordinary session for
                  the transaction of executive business.
                      Section 2. Submittal to voters.
                      The lieutenant governor is directed to submit this proposed amendment to the voters of the
                  state at the next regular general election in the manner provided by law.
                      Section 3. Effective date.
                      If the amendment proposed by this joint resolution is approved by a majority of those voting
                  on it at the next regular general election, the amendment shall take effect on January 1, 2003.

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