UTAH LEGISLATIVE HUB
Learn how to follow along and engage with lawmakers working at the Capitol.
What is the State Legislature?
State legislators are part-time politicians who often have a full-time occupation on the side, such as being a doctor or a lawyer.
To become a state legislator, you need to be
- a citizen of the United States
- 25 years or older
- a resident of Utah for at least three consecutive years before filing for office
- a resident of the district for six months
When is the session?
The session begins on the first Tuesday after the third Monday in January. That’s the Tuesday immediately following Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The session runs for 45 days.
What is the session?
The legislative session is when the house and the senate convene to propose, debate, and vote on nearly all state legislation for the year and is also when the state budget is balanced.
Who Represents Me?
Find your Utah state senator and Utah state representative by visiting the Utah state legislative website.
Contact Your State Lawmakers
How To Follow Along
The 2021 Legislative session is different than any held before. Eventually, you will be able to head up to the Capitol to observe and participate, but for the time being the Capitol is not open to the public due to safety concerns. Once the Capitol opens up to the public, there will still be many restrictions and limited seating due to COVID-19.