Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service Legislative bills copies
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Dates: i 1963-1986.
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
This series contains unofficial copies of the text of legislative bills the Archives has collected over the years. Generally these are copies produced and distributed to the public by the legislature so individuals can monitor the introduction or see the final version of a given bill. They were gathered by the reference section of the Archives and maintained for research convenience until the transfer of the record copies of the bills.
The term "bills," in the broad sense, refers to bills, resolutions, memorials, etc. In the specific sense, a bill is material a legislator wishes to have made into a law. Memorials and resolutions are position statements which do not have the weight of law, but are acted on in the same manner. A bill may be renumbered and/or undergo a number of rewrites during its course in the legislature; with the exception of an occasional substitute bill, those changes are not recorded here. Neither does this series include the signature sheets nor the critical backing sheets which log the bill's progress through committees, amendments, and votes.
Bills are abbreviated in the container list, with the first letter indicating chamber of origin: House and Senate bills (HB and SB); concurrent memorials (HCM or SCM); joint memorials (HJM or SJM); concurrent resolutions (HCR or SCR); enabling resolutions, which permit the introduction of non-budget matters during a budget session (HER or SER); and joint resolutions (HJR or SJR). Sometimes final status sheets from the session have been filmed along with the bills. This provides a list of bill numbers, titles, sponsors, and status which may be of use. This series contains all the bills collected by the Archives through 1986. By the mid-1980s, the BILL DRAFTING AND RESEARCH RECORDS, Series 7073, created by Legislative Research and General Counsel are relatively complete and contain bill drafts as well as additional background material.
Arrangement is chronological by year, except for 1985 and 1986 which are mixed; thereunder, grouped by legislative session and originating chamber. Sessions from the same year may not fall chronologically. Bills may be split as introduced vs. final or intermingled. Bill types are grouped together, with the periodic exception of enabling resolutions, but are not in consistent order. Within bill type, the bills are usually, but not always numerically arranged.
As this is not a record copy of the legislative bills, use of this series necessarily provides an incomplete and sometimes inaccurate representation of the bill and the legislative process. However, this series may be useful in obtaining text for a bill, at some stage in its life cycle, if the record copy of the bill is missing. First consult the appropriate related series. If the bill is missing from series 432 or 428, it may have been renumbered, for example a bill which became a resolution; the House Journals or Senate Journals will note renumberings. If the journals do not indicate a renumbering, this series may be of use in completing the gaps.
Working bills from the Legislature. Senate, Series 428, are the official copies of the introduced and amended versions of the Senate bills.
Working bills from the Legislature. House of Representatives, Series 432, are the official copies of the introduced and amended versions of the House bills.
Legislative bills from the Lieutenant Governor, Series 4076, are the official copies of the final versions of passed House and Senate bills.
Bill files from the Legislature. Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, Series 7073, contain drafts of bills along with related correspondence and background research.
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
Gaps in this series are too numerous to itemize. Filming through 1986 represents all that the Archives collected, but the collection did not always include all bills produced, and missing bills are too frequent to list.
Microfilming was begun in the 1960s of all the duplicates gathered. The completeness of the Bill Drafting and Research Records by the mid-1980s rendered this series redundant and it was no longer maintained. The series was processed by A.C. Cone in 1993.
- Utah—Politics and government.
|1||1963, introduced HB 1-280|
|2||1963, introduced SB 1-227|
|3||1965, introduced SB 1-209, SJRs, SCR, SJM, SR|
|4||1967, introduced HB 1-303, HCR, HJRs|
|5||1967, introduced SB 1-231|
|6||1967, introduced SB 230-243, SCR, SJRs|
|7||1969, intermingled introduced and final HJRs, HB 1-171|
|8||1969, intermingled introduced and final HB 172-354|
|9||1969, intermingled introduced and final SCRs, SJRs, SRs, SB 1-90|
|10||1969, intermingled introduced and final SB 91-150|
|11||1969, intermingled introduced and final SB 151-193|
|12||1969, intermingled introduced and final SB 194-266|
|13||1969 first special session, intermingled introduced and final HJR, HB 1-19, SB 1-6, SJR|
|14||1970 intermingled introduced and final HCM, HRs, HJRs, HB 1-13, SJRs, SB 1-29|
|15||1971, introduced SCRs, SJRs, SB 1-247|
|16||1971, final SCRs, SJRs, SRs, SB 4-246, HCRs, HJRs, HB 3-363|
|17||1971 first special session, introduced HJR, HB 1-18, SB 1-15|
|18||1971 first special session, final SB 1-15, HRs, HB 1-18|
|19||1972, introduced HB 1-44, HER/HJRs, HERs, HJRs, SB 1-19, SER/SJRs, SERs, SJRs; final HB 9-42, HER/HJRs, HERs, HJRs, HR, SB 1-19, SCR, SER/SJRs, SERs, SJRs; 1972, second special session, final HB 6, SB 1A, SR|
|20||1973, introduced SCRs, SJRs, SB 1-149|
|21||1973, introduced SB 150-270|
|22||1973, introduced HCRs, HJRs, HB 1-149|
|23||1973, introduced HB 150-322|
|24||1973, final SB 1-270, SR, SCRs, SJRs, HB 1-322, HR, HCRs, HJRs|
|25||1973 first special session, introduced HB 1-14, HCRs, HJRs, SB 1-11, SCR, final HB 1- 10, HR, HCRs, HJRs, SB 1-11, SCR|
|26||1974, introduced SB 1-47, SCRs, SJRs, SR; final SB 1-47, SCRs, SERs, SER/SJRs, SJRs, SR; introduced HB 1-53, HJRs; final HB 3-53, HCRs, HERs, HER/HCRs, HER/HJRs, HJRs, HRs|
|27||1974 second special session, introduced HB 1-5, HJR, SB 1, SJRs.; 1974, final Hrs; 1974 second special session, final HB 2-5, HJR, SJR|
|28||1975, introduced SB 1-168|
|29||1975, introduced SB 169-330, SCRs, SJRs, HB 1-52|
|30||1975, introduced HB 53-372, HCRs, HJRs, HRs|
|31||1975, final SB 1-33, SCRs, SJRs, HB 1-373, HCRs, HJRs|
|32||1975 first special session, introduced SB 1-5, SJRs; final SB 2-5, SCR, SJRs; introduced HB 1-8, HJR|
|33||1976, introduced SB 1-76, SCRs, SJRs, SERs, SER/SJRs, HB 1-91, HCRs, HERs, HJRs|
|34||1976, final SB 2-77, SCR, SERs, SJRs, HB 1-91, HCR, HER/HJRs, HERs, HJRs|
|35||1977, introduced HJRs, HCRs, HRs, HB 1-114|
|36||1977, introduced HB 115-333|
|37||1977, introduced HB 333-462, SJRs, SCRs, SRs, SB 1-22|
|38||1977, introduced SB 22-170|
|39||1977, introduced SB 171-355|
|40||1977, final SCRs, SJRs, SRs, SB 1-301|
|41||1977, final SB 301-355, HCRs, HJRs, HRs, HB 1-462|
|42||1977 first special session, introduced HB 1-5, HCRs, HJRs, SB 1-7, SCRs, SJR; final SB 4, HB 1-3, HCRs, HJR, SB 1-7, SCRs|
|43||1978, introduced HJRs, HER/HJRs, HCRs, HER/HCRs, HB 1-110, HERs|
|44||1978, introduced SJRs, SER/SJRs, SCRs, SR, SB 1-81, SERs|
|45||1978, final SER/SJRs, SR, SB 1-80, SERs, HJRs, HER/HJRs, HCR, HB 1-110, HERs|
|46||1978 2nd special session, introduced HJRs, HCRs, HRs, HB 1-8, SJRs, SR, SB 1-6|
|47||1978 2nd special session, introduced SB 6; final HR, HB 1-7, SB 1-6|
|48||1979, final SR3; intermingled introduced and final SRCs, SJRs, SB 1-84|
|49||1979, intermingled introduced and final SB 84-166|
|50||1979, intermingled introduced and final SB 166-263|
|51||1979, intermingled introduced and final SB 264-345; introduced HRs; intermingled introduced and final HCRs, HJR 1-27|
|52||1979, intermingled introduced and final HJR 27-48, HB 1-107|
|53||1979, intermingled introduced and final HB 107-231|
|54||1979, intermingled introduced and final HB 231-426|
|55||1979, final HB 1-427, HJRs, HCRs|
|56||1979, final SB 3-345, SJRs, SCRs, SRs|
|57||1980, final HJRs, HCRs, HRs, HB 5-99, SCRs, SJRs, SR, SB 5-85|
|58||1981, introduced SCRs, SJRs, SB 1-74|
|59||1981, introduced SB 74-144|
|60||1981, introduced SB 144-250|
|61||1981, introduced SB 250-309, HRs, HCRs, HJRs, HB 1-60|
|62||1981, introduced HB 60-204|
|63||1981, introduced HB 204-404|
|64||1981, final SCRs, SJRs, SB 1-246 [see reel 65 for SB 134 and 237]|
|65||1981, final SB 134 and 237|
|66||1981, final SB 246-308, HCRs, HJRs, HRs, HB 1-267|
|67||1981, final HB 267-405|
|68||1982, introduced HB 1-159, HCRs, HJRs, SB 2-89, SCRs, SJRs|
|69||1982, final HCRs, HJRs, HB 6-159, SCRs, SJRs, SER/SJRs, SERs, SB 4-89|
|70||1983, prefiled HB 1-150|
|71||1983, prefiled HB 150-417|
|72||1983, prefiled HB 417-441, HCRs, HJRs, HRs|
|73||1983, introduced HB 1-209|
|74||1983, introduced HB 209-453|
|75||1983, prefiled SB 1-326, SCRs, SJRs|
|76||1983, introduced SB 1-187|
|77||1983, introduced SB 187-334|
|78||1983, final HB 3-453, HJRs, HR, SB 2-9|
|79||1983, final SB 9-335, SCRs, SJRs, SR|
|80||1984, prefiled HB 1-176, HCRs, HJRs, HR, SB 1-112, SCRs, SJRs,|
|81||1984, introduced HB 1-184, HERs, HCRs, HER/HJRs, HJRs, HRs|
|82||1984, introduced SB 1-115, SERs, SCRs, SJRs, SR; final HB 8-134|
|83||1984, final HB 134-185, HER, HCRs, HJRs, HR, SB 4-114, SCRs, SJRs, SR|
|84||1984 second special session, final HB 1-14, HCRs, HJRs, HR, SB 1-19, SJRs, SR; 1985 first special session, final HB 3-10, HCR, HJRs, HR, SB 1-10, SJRs, SCRs|
|85||1985, introduced HB 1-169|
|86||1985, introduced HB 169-286|
|87||1985, introduced HB 288-414, HCRs, HJRs, HRs|
|88||1985, introduced SB 1-108|
|89||1985, introduced SB 108-240 [see reel 90 for SB 232]|
|90||1985, introduced SB 240-290, 232, 291, SCRs, SJRs, SR|
|91||1985, final HB 3-414, HCRs, HJRs, Hrs; 1986, final HB 2-80|
|92||1986, final HB 80-404, HCRs, HJRs, HRs|
|93||1985, final SB 1-292, SCRs, SJRs, SRs; 1986, final SB 1-96|
|94||1986, final SB 96-260, SCRs, SJRs, SRs|
|95||1986, introduced HB 1-142|
|96||1986, introduced HB 142-315|
|97||1986, introduced HB 315-404, HCRs, HJRs, HRs, SB 1-50|
|98||1986, introduced SB 51-114|
|99||1986, introduced SB 114-260, SCRs, SJRs, SRs|
|100||1986 fourth special session, final HB 3-7, SB 1-4, SCR|