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Salt Lake City - Governor Jon Huntsman announced today he will call the Utah State Legislature into a Special Session Sept. 19 to discuss individual income tax reform and transportation funding.

"We have an opportunity to complete unfinished business from the general session," Governor Huntsman said. "This special session is about meaningful tax reform and providing a choice for taxpayers."

Call language:

WHEREAS, since the adjournment of the 2006 General Session of the Fifty-Sixth Legislature of the State of Utah, matters have arisen that require immediate legislative attention; and,

WHEREAS, Article VII, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Utah provides that the Governor may, by proclamation, convene the Legislature into Special Session;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Governor of the State of Utah, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Utah, do by this Proclamation call the Fifty-Sixth Legislature of the State of Utah into a Fourth Special Session at the State Capitol Complex, in Salt Lake City, Utah, on the 19th day of September 2006, at 2:00 p.m., for the following purposes:


  • 1. To consider state and local option funding for transportation; and
  • 2. To consider legislation amending the individual income tax system by modifying tax brackets, modifying the additions to and subtractions from income, and allowing an individual to elect between a single rate tax system and the existing graduated tax system.


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