In Power Battle, Utah Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto

April 19, 2018

Despite some close calls, the Utah Legislature on Wednesday overrode vetoes by Gov. Gary Herbert that grew out of a yearlong turf war where part-time lawmakers contend the full-time governor is seizing too much of their power.

And Paul Edwards, spokesman for the governor, said he hopes for an opportunity soon to test the constitutionality of the disputed new laws in court.

One bill resurrected and passed is HB198, which spells out procedures to force the Utah Attorney General to provide the Legislature written legal opinions when requested, as already required by law.

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