The 2009 First Special Session
On May 20, the Utah State Legislature met for a special legislative session and passed seven bills that same day. Governor Hunstman signed all seven bills into law the following day.
One bill directly related to the Courts was Senate Bill 1002, which amends Utah Code 45-1-101 to include publishing legal notices on a "website established by the collective efforts of Utah's newspapers." See S.B. 1002. Beginning January 1, 2010, if you are required to publish a legal notice, it must appear on the website created by Utah's newspapers. Currently, Utah Legal Notices, maintained by the Utah Press Association, pulls legal notices from many of the state's newspapers. Watch the site for updates and changes while the newspapers in Utah get ready for this publication requirement.