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Utah Senate OKs bill on residency rules for candidates


First Published Feb 13 2014 11:56 am • Last Updated Feb 13 2014 09:04 pm

The Utah Senate passed legislation Thursday clarifying the residency qualifications for candidates and voters, a result of questions that arose concerning the residency status of several candidates who vied to replace former Attorney General John Swallow.

Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, was on a panel of lawyers assigned to vet candidates seeking to replace Swallow and said questions were raised about whether three met the qualifications, but the statute was unclear.

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Weiler’s bill, SB90, seeks to tighten the definitions for residency to prevent conflicts in the future. The measure passed the Senate unanimously and moves to the House.

— Robert Gehrke

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