Governor Concludes Bill Signing

SALT LAKE CITY (April 1, 2020) – Today was the final day of Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s bill signing period. He signed nine bills, vetoed 5, and signed HB3, with line item vetoes. The letters explaining those vetoes and line item vetoes are attached. One bill went into law without the governor’s signature, and the […]

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State Issues Public Health Order Extending Closure of Dine-In Options, Controlling Gatherings and Line Formations

SALT LAKE CITY (April 1, 2020) – The Utah Department of Health has issued an order extending closure of dine-in options at food service establishments until April 15. The order also reiterates strict hygiene and public health standards that must be followed at dining establishments, including specific cleaning practices and monitoring employees for symptoms.  While […]

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Gov. Herbert Issues Moratorium on Residential Evictions for Tenants Impacted by COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY (April 1, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued an Executive Order today instituting a moratorium on residential evictions for a narrow group of tenants who have been directly impacted by COVID-19. The order is effective immediately and applies only to individuals who have suffered wage or job loss as a result […]

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Governor Signs Six Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (March 31, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed six bills today. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the 2020 General Legislative Session so far to 467. Information on these bills can be found below. HB2 New Fiscal Year Supplemental Appropriations Act, Last, B.  HCR9  Concurrent Resolution […]

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Governor Issues Executive Orders Related to Utah COVID-19 Response

Orders Allow State, Local Governments to Use Retired Workforce to Staff Critical Services, Make Funds Available to Support Utah Leads Together Small Business Loan Program SALT LAKE CITY (March 30, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued two Executive Orders today. The first allows state and local entities participating in the Utah Retirement Systems to […]

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Governor Signs 125 Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (March 30, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 125 bills today. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the 2020 General Legislative Session so far to 292. Information on these bills can be found below. HB8 State Agency Fees and Internal Service Fund Rate Authorization, Moss, J. […]

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Governor Signs 151 Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (March 28, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 151 bills today. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the 2020 General Legislative Session so far to 334. Information on these bills can be found below. HB10  Boards and Commissions Amendments, Roberts, M. HB12  Abusive Conduct Reporting Amendments, […]

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Governor Signs 19 Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (March 25, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 19  bills today. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the 2020 General Legislative Session so far to 186. Information on these bills can be found below. HB21 Intergenerational Poverty Plan Implementation Program Extension, Owens, D. HB46 Arts and […]

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Governor Signs 148 Bills

SALT LAKE CITY (March 24, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed 148 bills today. This brings the total number of signed pieces of legislation from the 2020 General Legislative Session so far to 167. Information on these bills can be found below. HB11 Blood Alcohol Limit Amendments, Dunnigan, J.   HB14 School Absenteeism and Truancy […]

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Governor Issues “Stay Safe, Stay Home” Directive

SALT LAKE CITY (March 26, 2020) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive to all Utahns today. This is not a shelter in place order, but rather the next step in the Urgent Phase laid out in the Utah Leads Together plan. This directive seeks to make clear what individuals […]

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