Utah Start of Legislative Session, Amendment C (2008)

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The Utah Start of Legislative Session, Amendment C appeared on the November 4, 2008 ballot in Utah. It was one of five proposed constitutional amendments the Utah Constitution that were legislatively-referred to the ballot by the Utah State Legislature.

Election results

See also 2008 ballot measure election results

These results are based on the Elections Division of Utah.[1]

Utah Amendment C (2008)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 569,389 70.71%
No235,84929.29%

Specific Provisions

The amendment enacted the following provisions:

  • Changed the beginning of annual legislative sessions from the third Monday in January to the fourth Monday in January.
  • Excludes federal holidays in the calculation of the 45-day period for annual general sessions.

Supporters

The chief sponsor of the measure, SJR-12, in the Utah senate was John Valentine. The assembly sponsor was Greg Curtis.

Arguments in Support

Argument made in support of the measure included:

  • It would help observe the holiday which honors Martin Luther King Jr.
  • It gives legislators an extra week to consider, and make budget adjustments based on, final state tax-revenue figures that typically are available in mid-February.[2]

Opposition

None yet identified.

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