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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: HJR2 1959 Regular Session

Disposition: This amendment took effect following voter ratification. You may read the resulting 1961 Utah Constitution here.

Enacts article 7 section 24


Notwithstanding any general or special provisions of the Constitution the legislature, in order to insure continuity of state and local governmental operations in periods of emergency resulting from disasters caused by enemy attack, shall have the power and the immediate duty (1) to provide for prompt and temporary succession to the powers and duties of public offices, of whatever nature and whether filled by election or appointment, the incumbents of which may become unavailable for carrying on the powers and duties of such offices, and (2) to adopt such other measures as may be necessary and proper for insuring the continuity of governmental operations including, but not limited to the financing thereof. In the exercise of the powers hereby conferred the legislature shall in all respects conform to the requirements of this Constitution except to the extent that in the judgment of the legislature so to do would be impracticable or would admit of undue delay.