Utah governor signs 6 bills from special session

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed six bills passed by lawmakers during a special session.The bills include minor changes to the state’s liquor laws and a resolution supporting a balanced budget constitutional amendment.Lawmakers passed the bills during a special session July 20 with minimal controversy.Other bills signed by Herbert changed how retention elections for justice court judges are handled and tweaked the membership of a commission studying the relocation of the state prison.Herbert and many Utah legislators have been strong supporters of the balanced budget amendment, and passed a similar resolution earlier this year.The most notable liquor law change is a clarification that only direct conflicts of interest prohibit somebody from working for the state’s liquor agency.

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