Utah Public Notice of Sessions, Amendment 4 (2002)

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Utah Constitutional Amendment 4, also known as the Resolution Requiring Public Notice Prior to Special Sessions, appeared on the November 2002 statewide ballot in Utah, where it passed, with 77.4% in favor. It was one of seven statewide ballot measure that year in Utah. The measure was referred to the ballot by the Utah State Legislature as a new constitutional amendment.

The ballot summary produced by Utah officials described the measure in this way:

Constitutional Amendment 4 amends the Utah Constitution to prohibit the Legislature from transacting legislative business during a special session unless the Governor gives 48 hours advance public notice of that legislative business. Under Constitutional Amendment 4, the Legislature may transact legislative business without 48 hours advance public notice only in the case of declared emergency or with the consent of two-thirds of all members of the Utah Senate and House of Representatives.

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