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Salt Lake City - Just after noon today, Governor Gary R. Herbert signed a proclamation convening the Utah Legislature in a Special Session to address seven legislative issues next Monday, October 3, at 9:00 a.m.

"Redistricting is an important responsibility that the Utah Constitution assigns to the Legislature.  Several other issues have come to my attention which I have added to the call for the Legislature to consider while they are in special session.  These are, in large measure, technical and clean-up amendments to state law."

Among the items the Governor has asked the Legislature to consider are: changes to workers' compensation insurance requirements; modifications to the requirement that certain members of the Board of Regents represent less populous counties; and adding the presidential primary to the regular primary ballot.  The complete text of the proclamation can be found at: http://www.utah.gov/governor/docs/SpecialSessionOctober2011.pdf

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