Governor Herbert has called state legislators to come to a special session at the Utah State Capitol on Monday, September 16th!
What is special session?
Our part-time legislature takes 45 days each year starting in late January to propose, amend and vote on state legislation and balance the the state budget. But every now and then an urgent issue or budget need requires votes in between legislative sessions. These are called special sessions. September 16 at 6p will be the first special session in Utah of 2019.
This is a great opportunity for Utahns to witness the legislative process in action!
What’s on the special session agenda?
The Governor and Legislature have agreed to this set of bills and appropriations to consider at the special session – notably including changes to medical marijuana distribution and $1M of appropriations for the 2020 Census. (See a full agenda below.)
The time leading up to the special session is a great opportunity for Utahns to advocate on these policies!
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- WATCH: You can watch the special session from the public gallery above the House or Senate floors at the State Capitol. OR you can watch live from the comfort of your computer using the Reading Calendar (click the “Video”) tabs on the state legislative website.
- ADVOCATE: Contact your legislators about how you want them to vote on the policies being considered on Monday.