Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 7230

Legislature. Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel Interim committee histories

Dates: 1967-

102.0 cubic feet and 19 microfiche setsSkip to Containers

These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series contains the legislative histories documenting the work undertaken by committees between the regular scheduled sessions of the legislature. This interim period currently stretches from April into January of the following year. During the period in which the Legislature met in general sessions every second year, the interim sessions covered the two-year period from the April following the general session to the January of the next session. The Legislature creates subject-specific committees--often mirroring the regular session standing committees--to discuss issues or conduct studies as background to the preparation of legislation proposed for future legislative general sessions. Interim committees, also known as study committees, are bipartisan and made up of members from both chambers of the Legislature.

The interim committee histories are not solely limited to these major committees. Subcommittees assigned to specific topics are generally kept as individual histories as are task forces and other subject-specific study committees created by the Legislature for the studying legislation. Common subjects for study that may be handled by a Task Force, subcommittee, or similar committee include specific taxes, recodifications of portions of the Utah Code, or major issues such as retirement programs, health and welfare programs, hazardous waste, or technology topics.

Documents contained in the interim committee histories include meeting agenda, minutes, and resource materials related to upcoming legislation. Not all proposed legislation is studied by interim committees prior to introduction in the Legislature nor do all interim studies result in proposed legislation.

Arrangement

Chronological by year or session, thereunder alphabetical by committee

Research Note

Interim sessions cover two year spans (e.g. March 1971-Jan 1973) through 1977. Sessions after that are yearly (e.g. March 1978-Jan 1979). Limited records from 1986 to 1989 may be viewed online through the legislature's webpage and all interim committee histories more recent than 1989 are available online through that resource. Some pre-1989 hard copy records may be in archival custody filed under other series created by the Office of Legislative Research or other agencies within the Legislature: researchers should check the archives catalog for a more complete listing of records that may be applicable to their research.

Related Records

Legislative committee records from the Legislature. Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, Series 3196.

Legislative Interim Report from the Legislature. Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, Series 22117, contains many of the interim committee records referenced in these volumes from 1967-ongoing.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

Microfiche holdings require staff assistance due to fewer reference copies. Handle masters under supervision.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

The fiche in this series was pre-processed by Arlene Schmuland in September 2002.

Processing Note

Microfiche processed by Rebekkah Shaw under the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant to the Utah State Archives and Records Services for the Utah Microfiche Backlog Project (Grant No.: NAR10-RB-50086-10). July 2010 - December 2011

Finding Aids

Indexes: An electronic index to committee name, session, and fiche box number is available, covering from 1967 thru 1989. View index.

Container List

FICHE BOX DESCRIPTION
1 1967-1969
2 1969-1971
2 1971-1973; B-E
3 1971-1973; G-U
4 1973-1975; D-R
5 1973-1975; S-W
5 1975-1977
6 1977-1978
6 1978-1979
7 1979-1980
7 1980-1981
8 1981-1982
9 1982-1983; A-R
10 1982-1983; S-T
10 1983-1984; A-P
11 1983-1984; R-V
11 1984-1985; A-L
12 1984-1985; P-T
12 1985-1986; A-B
13 1985-1986; E-R
14 1985-1986; R-T
14 1986-1987; A-H
15 1986-1987; I-S
16 1986-1987; S-T
16 1987-1988; A-H
17 1987-1988; I-T
18 1988-1989; A-E
19 1988-1989; H-T
BOX DESCRIPTION
1 1980-1981
2 1981
3 1982
4 1982
5 1982-1987
6 1988-1989
7 1989
8 1989
9 1989
10 1989-1990
11 1990
12 1990
13 1990
14 1990
15 1991
16 1991
17 1991
18 1991
19 1991
20 1992
21 1992
22 1992
23 1992
24 1992
25 1992-1993
26 1993
27 1993
28 1993
29 1993
30 1993-1994
31 1994
32 1994
33 1994
34 1994-1995
35 1995
36 1995
37 1995
38 1995
39 1995
40 1995-1996
41 1996
42 1996
43 1996
44 1996-1997
45 1997
46 1997
47 1997
48 1997
49 1997
50 1998
51 1998
52 1998
53 1998
54 1998
55 1976-1978
56 1999
57 1999
58 1982
59 1999
60 1999
61 1999
62 2000
63 2000
64 2000
65 2000
66 2000
67 2001
68 2001
69 2001
70 2001
71 2001
72 1996
73 2005
74 2005
75 2005
76 2002
77 2002
78 2002
79 2002
80 2003
81 2003
82 2003
83 2003
84 2003
85 2003
86 2003
87 2004
88 2004
89 2004
90 2004
91 2004
92 2004
93 2004
94 2002
95 2005
96 2005
97 2005
98 2005
99 2005
100 2005
101 2005
102 2005