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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: SJR11 1963 Regular Session
Disposition: This amendment took effect following voter ratification. You may read the resulting 1965 Utah Constitution here.
Enacts article 6 section 32
Notwithstanding any general or special provisions of the Constitution, the Legislature in order to insure continuity of state and local government operations in periods of emergency resulting from disaster caused by enemy attack shall have the power and immediate duty (1) to provide for prompt and temporary succession to the powers and duties of public offices of whatever nature and whether filled by election or appointment, the incumbents of which may become unavailable for carrying on the powers and duties of such offices, and (2) to adopt such measures as may be necessary and proper for insuring the continuity of governmental operations including, but not limited to, the financing thereof; but subsections 1 and 2 of this section shall not permit the public officers so appointed to act or the measures so adopted to be in contravention of the Constitution and applicable by law.