Legislature. House of Representatives Standing committee audio recordings
Some records may not be available for research from June 1-11, 2015 due to equipment upgrades. Please consider visiting beforehand or contacting the Research Center for more information.
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
These are the audio recordings of the House standing committee meetings. Their primary use is to generate the written committee minutes. However, since the written minutes do not contain a verbatim transcript of the meetings, the audio recordings are now retained permanently and are often of great value in researching the history of legislation.
Standing committees are an important part of the process of lawmaking during a general session of the Legislature. By law, a proposed bill is read three times: first by title as an introduction, a second time following a report from a relevant standing committee, and finally as a review for the full House of Representatives prior to a vote. After the first reading, a bill is reviewed by the House's Rules Committee for proper form and fiscal impact. The committee then recommends a standing committee to discuss the bill. The subsequent meetings are an opportunity to hear comment and testimony from the public. The standing committee may then amend, hold, table, substitute, or make a favorable recommendation on the bill (Utah State Government: A Citizen's Guide, 2005).
Chronological, thereunder alphabetical by committee.
Research guides explaining the relationship between various legislative bills and how to use them are available both online and in the Research Center. To determine the standing committee responsible for a particular bill, researchers may consult the working bill file where, especially in earlier years, the "bill back" usually indicates the committee assigned. The House Journal may also provide information about the dates of various readings and reports from the standing committees.
Working bills from the Legislature. House of Representatives, Series 432, contain the full text of bills discussed and may include drafts, amendments and substitutions that were undertaken in the meetings reflected in these recordings.
Standing committee minutes from the Legislature. House of Representatives, Series 3159, do not contain a verbatim transcript, however they do provide information on the exact date a bill is discussed which will direct the researcher to the correct individual tape.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Gaps in Series
This series was not originally scheduled as permanent, thus the Utah State Archives does not have holdings prior to 1994. In addition, the most recent years not included in the container list below should be accessed directly from the House of Representatives.
This series was processed by Gina Strack in December 2007. All audio cassette cases were replaced and uniform inserts were added with the committee name and date. Tapes were numbered sequentially based on the arrangement. Original labels on the tapes themselves remain; some tapes did not have any label content, in such cases any information from the discarded insert was transferred to the new insert. A number of audio recordings have additional notes written on the label such as House and Senate Bill numbers presumably discussed on that tape.
Indexes: A complete index with committee, month and date is available online. View index.
- Legislative bodies--Utah--Committees.
- Audio recordings.
|1||1||1994; Health and Environment|
|1||1||1994; Human Services|
|1||2||1995; Business, Labor and Economic Development|
|1||2||1995; Energy and Natural Resources|
|1||3||1995; Energy and Natural Resources|
|1||3||1995; Health and Environment|
|1||3||1995; Human Services|
|2||1||1995; Revenue and Taxation|
|2||1||1995; State and Local Affairs|
|2||1||1995; Transportation and Public Safety|
|2||2||1995; Transportation and Public Safety|
|2||2||1996; Business, Labor and Economic Development|
|2||3||1996; Energy and Natural Resources|
|2||3||1996; Health and Environment|
|3||1||1996; Health and Environment|
|3||1||1996; Human Services|
|3||1||1996; Revenue and Taxation|
|3||1||1997; Political Subdivision|
|3||2||1996; Revenue and Taxation|
|3||2||1996; State and Local Affairs|
|3||2||1996; Transportation and Public Safety|
|3||3||1996; Transportation and Public Safety|
|3||3||1997; Business, Labor and Economic Development|
|4||1||1997; Business, Labor and Economic Development|
|4||1||1997; Government Operations|
|4||2||1997; Health and Human Services|
|4||2||1997; Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice|
|4||3||1997; Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice|
|4||3||1997; Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment|
|4||3||1997; Political Subdivision|
|4||3||1997; Public Utilities and Technology|
|5||1||1997; Public Utilities and Technology|
|5||1||1997; Revenue and Taxation|
|5||1||1997; Workforce Services|
|5||2||1997; Workforce Services|
|5||2||1998; Business, Labor and Economic Development|
|5||3||1998; Government Operations|
|5||3||1998; Health and Human Services|
|6||1||1998; Health and Human Services|
|6||1||1998; Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice|
|6||1||1998; Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment|
|6||2||1998; Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment|
|6||2||1998; Political Subdivision|
|6||2||1998; Public Utilities and Technology|
|6||3||1998; Public Utilities and Technology|
|6||3||1998; Revenue and Taxation|
|7||1||1998; Workforce Services|
|7||1||1999; Business, Labor and Economic Development|
|7||2||1999; Government Operations|
|7||2||1999; Health and Human Services|
|7||3||1999; Health and Human Services|
|7||3||1999; Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice|
|8||1||1999; Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice|
|8||1||1999; Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment|
|8||1||1999; Political Subdivision|
|8||1||1999; Public Utilities and Technology|
|8||2||1999; Public Utilities and Technology|
|8||2||1999; Revenue and Taxation|
|8||3||1999; Workforce Services|
|8||3||2000; Business, Labor and Economic Development|
|9||1||2000; Government Operations|
|9||1||2000; Health and Human Services|
|9||2||2000; Health and Human Services|
|9||2||2000; Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice|
|9||2||2000; Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment|
|9||3||2000; Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment|
|9||3||2000; Political Subdivision|
|9||3||2000; Public Utilities and Technology|
|10||1||2000; Public Utilities and Technology|
|10||1||2000; Revenue and Taxation|
|10||2||2000; Workforce Services|
|10||2||2001; Business, Labor and Economic Development|
|10||3||2001; Government Operations|
|10||3||2001; Health and Human Services|
|11||1||2001; Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice|
|11||1||2001; Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment|
|11||1||2001; Political Subdivision|
|11||1||2001; Public Utilities and Technology|
|11||2||2001; Public Utilities and Technology|
|11||2||2001; Quasi-Governmental Entities|
|11||2||2001; Revenue and Taxation|
|11||3||2001; Workforce Services|
|11||3||2002; Business, Labor and Economic Development|
|11||3||2002; Government Operations|
|11||3||2002; Health and Human Services|
|12||1||2002; Health and Human Services|
|12||1||2002; Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice|
|12||1||2002; Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment|
|12||2||2002; Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment|
|12||2||2002; Political Subdivision|
|12||2||2002; Public Utilities and Technology|
|12||2||2002; Quasi-Governmental Entities|
|12||2||2002; Revenue and Taxation|
|12||3||2002; Workforce Services|