Elections Bill Signed as Utah Session Winds Down - State and Federal Communications

March 8, 2018  •  

Elections Bill Signed as Utah Session Winds Down

A bill passed by the Utah Legislature last month amending parts of the state’s election code was signed by Gov. Gary Herbert this week and is effective immediately.

House Bill 20, introduced and sponsored by Rep. Jeremy Peterson and Sen. Wayne Harper, modifies provisions relating to filling a State Board of Education candidate vacancy and a State Board of Education office vacancy.

The bill also addresses the handling of, and access to, a financial disclosure form filed by a candidate and shortens the deadline for a filing officer to forward a financial disclosure form to the lieutenant governor in certain situations. Included in the bill was also a clarification of the definition of expenditure under the Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act.

The Utah Legislature is set to adjourn its regular session today. A number of bills passed by the Legislature have yet to be signed by Gov. Herbert.

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