Gov. Cox sets Nov. 9 for special legislative session

Today Gov. Spencer J. Cox called state legislators to meet in special session on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. 

Gov. Cox authorized nine issues to be considered by lawmakers including consideration of updated Congressional, legislative and other district boundaries, a proposal to change the name of Dixie State University, and provisions related to COVID-19 and the workplace.

  1. Address redistricting and to divide the state into congressional, legislative and other districts 
  2. Consider amendments to the statutes governing the State Flag Task Force;
  3. Consider changing the name of Dixie State University and to create a reporting requirement to the Legislature;
  4. Consider modifying the deadlines for filing a declaration of candidacy, holding a convention, and signature gathering, and clarifying provisions of code that relate to the schedule for redistricting local school board districts;
  5. Consider making changes to the pretrial process on issues related to bail, pretrial release, and indigent defense;
  6. Consider modifying the Unemployment Insurance tax rate for calendar years 2022, 2023, and 2024;
  7. Consider provisions related to COVID-19 and the workplace;
  8. Consider amendments to the Interlocal Cooperation Act; and
  9. Consider a resolution expressing the Legislature’s opinion about certain banking and financial transaction reporting requirements under consideration