Senate passes House, state school board district boundary fixes

Senate President Michael Waddoups said he was a bit taken by surprise when Senate members of the Utah Legislature’s Redistricting Committee broke into applause Friday after the passage of a pair of bills to fix minor errors in the boundaries for the Utah House of Representatives and the Utah State Board of Education on Friday.
“They were thrilled their work is finally done,” Waddoups said.
The House and Senate had to fast-track the passage of the bills, SB125, HB286 and HB287 to correct redistricting boundary errors discovered by county clerks to give counties ample time to prepare ballots. The Senate bill addressed needed corrections in State Senate districts.
The boundaries were passed in a special session of the Legislature last year, as necessitated by the 2010 Census counts.

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