Utah Ballot Cheat Sheet
Amendment A removes gendered language in the Utah Constitution (such as “he,” “husband,”) and replaces it with gender-neutral language (such as “the person”, “spouse.”)
Amendment B specifies that qualifications of a legislator including age, citizenship, and state and local residency apply as of the time of election or appointment, rather than the time a legislator assumes office.
Amendment C removes an exception from Utah’s Consitution that allows the use of slavery or involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime. It also clarifies that this change does not affect otherwise lawful administrations of the criminal justice system.
Amendment D establishes rules under which municipalities can provide water to residents who live outside the municipal boundary. It allows municipalities to create a “designated water service area” extending beyond the city or town, as well as contract to provide water to areas outside of that zone. It is the result of compromise legislation between Salt Lake City and Utah lawmakers.
Amendment E establishes a state constitutional right for people in Utah to hunt and fish.
Amendment F allows the Utah Legislature to set the starting date for the 45-day general legislative session for another day in January via state statute, rather than constitutionally requiring the session to begin on the fourth Monday in January. Federal and state holidays would continue to be excluded from the legislative session.
Amendment G allows the Utah State Legislature to use revenue from income taxes and intangible property taxes to support children and individuals with a disability, rather than continuing to limit such tax revenue to support public education and higher education. Utah’s Constitution currently requires that money from Utah’s income tax can only be used to fund education.