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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: HJR11 2002 General Session
Disposition: This amendment took effect following voter ratification. You may read the resulting 2003 Utah Constitution here.
Amends article 7 section 6
(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 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.