March 10, 2017 •
Utah Legislative Session Adjourns Sine Die
The Utah Legislature adjourned its 2017 regular legislative session sine die on March 9, 2017.
Lawmakers worked just beyond their midnight deadline and passed a record 535 bills and resolutions during the 45-day session.
The passed bills include House Bill 52 creating a misdemeanor when a person conspires to make a contribution through one or more persons to avoid disclosure, House Bill 204 requiring the state to hold a presidential primary in every year a presidential election is held, and Senate Bill 275 repealing provisions requiring in certain circumstances a corporation to disclose donor identity and notify donors if the corporation uses the money to influence the outcome of an election.
In a statement to the Utah House of Representatives, Gov. Gary Herbert said it was the best legislative session he has ever seen by the state.
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