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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: HJR6 1949 Regular Session

Disposition: This amendment took effect following voter ratification. You may read the resulting 1951 Utah Constitution here.

Amends article 7 section 1,10,20


The Executive Department shall consist of Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer, and Attorney General, each of whom shall hold his office for four years, beginning on the first Monday of January next after his election, except that the terms of office of those elected at the first election shall begin with when the State shall be admitted into the Union, and shall end on the first Monday in January, A. D., 1901. The officers of the Executive Department, during their terms of office, shall reside at the seat of government, where they shall keep the public records, books, and papers. They shall perform such duties as are prescribed by this Constitution and as may be prescribed by law.


The Governor shall nominate, and by and with consent of the Senate, appoint all State and district officers whose offices are established by this Constitution, or which may be created by law, and whose appointment or election is not otherwise provided for. If, during the recess of the Senate, a vacancy occur in any State or district office, the Governor shall appoint some qualified person to discharge the duties thereof until the next meeting of the Senate, when he shall nominate some person to fill such office. If the office of Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer or Attorney-General be vacated by death, resignation or otherwise, it shall be the duty of the Governor to fill the same appointment, and the appointee shall hold his office until his successor shall be elected and qualified, as may be by law provided.


The Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, Attorney-General and such other State and district officers as may be provided for by law, shall receive for their services monthly, a compensation as fixed by law.

The compensation for said officers as provided in all laws enacted pursuant to this Constitution, shall be in full for all services rendered by said officers, respectively, in any official capacity or employment during their respective terms of office. No such officer shall receive for the performance of any official duty and fee for his own use, but all fees fixed by law for the performance by either of them of any official duty, shall be collected in advance and deposited with the State Treasurer monthly to the credit of the State. The Legislature may provide for the payment of actual and necessary expenses of said officers while traveling in the State in the performance of official duty.