November 7, 2018 •
Utah Voters Approve Amendment C
Utah voters passed Amendment C allowing the Legislature to call itself into a special session.
This came after Gov. Gary Herbert refused to call lawmakers to set a special election to fill the vacancy created by the departure of U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz.
Amendment C will allow legislators to convene if two-thirds of the House and Senate agree it is necessary because of a fiscal crisis, war, natural disaster or emergency.
The amendment also allows the Legislature to hold a special session outside the Capitol if the building isn’t available.
Voters appear headed to approve Amendment C as unofficial vote totals show it winning 63.2 percent to 36.8 percent.
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