The Utah State Capitol

Illustration by Todd Adams, photos by Scott Sommerdorf, Chris Detrick, & Al Hartmann

Utah House of Representatives

Republicans

62 total

Majority Leadership

Greg Hughes

Speaker of the House

represents District 51

Brad Wilson

House Majority Leader

represents District 15

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Democrats

13 total

Minority Leadership

Brian King

House Minority Leader

represents District 28

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Utah Senate

Republicans

24 total

Majority Leadership

Wayne Niederhauser

President of the Senate

represents District 9

Ralph Okerlund

Senate Majority Leader

represents District 24

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Democrats

5 total

Minority Leadership

Gene Davis

Senate Leader

represents District 3

From bill to law

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A bill is prepared by the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel. Bills can originate in either body.

The bill is introduced in the House and referred to the House Rules Committee.

The House Rules Commitee recommends the bill be assigned to a committee.

The bill receives a fiscal note, which estimates the financial effects of the proposed legislation on state and local government.

The House standing committee hears the bill. Citizens can testify. There is a debate in the House and a final vote on the bill.

If the bill is passed, it is sent to the Senate, introduced and referred to the Senate Rules Committee, which recommends an assignment.

The Senate standing committee hears the bill. Citizens can testify. There is a debate in the Senate and a final vote on the bill.

The bill is signed by the president of the Senate and returned to the House for signing by the speaker.

The bill is sent to the governor for signature or veto. A signed bill becomes law.