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Utah Gov. calls for special legislative session

Nov 5, 2021, 4:00 PM
The Utah State Capitol (Photo: Derek Petersen, KSL TV)...
The Utah State Capitol (Photo: Derek Petersen, KSL TV)
(Photo: Derek Petersen, KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Spencer Cox has called for Utah state legislators to meet Tuesday for a special session to discuss several matters, including redistricting, the Dixie State University name change and COVID-19 and the workplace.

The announcement was made Friday afternoon.

According to the Governor’s proclamation, nine issues will be addressed during the session:

  1. To address redistricting and to divide the state into congressional, legislative and other districts pursuant to Utah Constitution Article IX, Section 1
  2. To consider amendments to the statutes governing the State Flag Task Force
  3. To consider changing the name of Dixie State University and to create a reporting requirement to the Legislature
  4. To consider modifying the deadlines for filing a declaration of candidacy, holding a convention, and signature gathering, and clarifying provisions of code that relate to the schedule for redistricting local school board districts
  5. To consider making changes to the pretrial process on issues related to bail, pretrial release, and indigent defense
  6. To consider modifying the Unemployment Insurance tax rate for calendar years 2022, 2023, and 2024
  7. To consider provisions related to COVID-19 and the workplace
  8. To consider amendments to the Interlocal Cooperation Act
  9. To consider a resolution expressing the Legislature’s opinion about certain banking and financial transaction reporting requirements under consideration by Congress and the federal government

The meeting is set to begin at 10:30 a.m.

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Utah Gov. calls for special legislative session