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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: SJR9 1897 Regular Session

Disposition: Voters rejected this proposed amendment.

Amends article 7, section 10


The Governor shall naminate [sic] and, by and with the consent of the Senate, appoint all State and District officers whose officers are established by this Constitution, or which may be created by law, and whose appointment or election is not otherwise provided for. If, during the recess of the Senate, a vacancy occur in any State or District office, the Governor shall appoint some fit person t [sic] discharge the duties thereof until the next meeting of the Senate, when he shall nominate some person to fill such office; Provided, That the Governor shall appoint no person during such recess of the Senate (who has been previously nominated for the same office and) whose name has been presented to the Senate at the preceding session thereof and confirmation refused. If the office of Justice of the Supreme or District Court, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer, Attorney-General, or Superintendent of Public Instruction be vacated by death, resignation, or otherwise, it shall be the duty of the Governor to fill the same by appointment, and the appointee shall hold his office until his successor shall be elected and qualified as may be by law provided.

[The 1900 Laws of Utah mentions the expense of printing the text of these amendments in county newspapers, as required by Article XXIII of the Utah Constitution. We are not sure when/whether it was actually presented to voters for ratification. If it was presented to voters, we can infer that they rejected it, since this amendment was not incorporated into subsequent editions of the Utah Constitution.]