Governor Jon Huntsman announced today he will call the Utah State Legislature into a Special Session August 22.
WHEREAS, since the adjournment of the 2007 General Session of the Fifty-Seventh Legislature of the State of Utah, matters have arisen that require immediate legislative attention; and,
WHEREAS, Article VII, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Utah provides that the Governor may, by proclamation, convene the Legislature into Special Session;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Governor of the State of Utah, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Utah, do by this Proclamation call the Fifty-Seventh Legislature of the State of Utah into a First Special Session at the State Capitol Complex, in Salt Lake City, Utah, on the 22nd day of August 2007, at 10 a.m., for the following purposes:
1. To consider legislation modifying provisions related to the creation of a new school district;
2. To consider legislation regarding equalization of funding for school district capital outlay in counties of the first class;
3. To consider legislation providing for enhanced penalties for animal cruelty: and,
4. To consider a resolution approving Garfield County expansion of correctional facilities.