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January 30, 2012

Wireless Password: xerox

keyboard.JPGThe wireless password for the week of January 30, 2012 is xerox.

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January 27, 2012

New Congressional Record App

GPO Logo.bmpThe U.S. Government Printing Office has partnered with the Library of Congress to create a new iPad app to access the Congressional Record. The iPad app lets you run keyword searches, browse issues by date, and share documents by email.

If you don't have an iPad, you can access daily issues of the Congressional Record through the Federal Digital System. The website provides access to issues from 1994-present.

January 26, 2012

2012 Annual Report

annual report.bmpThe Utah State Courts' 2012 Annual Report is now available online.

It highlights a decade of reform in the Utah judiciary and discusses current initiatives, such as the Self-Help Center, the court visitor program for adult guardianship cases, and the expansion of the court interpreter program.

Access annual reports from 2002 to present here.

January 24, 2012

New Court of Appeals Briefs

The library has received 36 Court of Appeals briefs. The docket numbers range from 20080579--20100950 (list not inclusive).

If you're looking for a specific brief, contact the library by phone (801-238-7990) or email to make sure we have it. If you can't come in to make copies yourself, we offer a document delivery service for 25¢ per page and will scan the briefs and email them to you.

State of the State Address

capitol winter.jpgUtah Governor Gary Herbert will deliver the State of the State address this Wednesday, January 25, at 6:30 pm. It will be broadcast on all local TV news stations and stream online at governor.utah.gov.

The Governor's office has recently created an activity sheet for Utah's 4th graders to complete during the address.

Missed last year's State of the State address? The text of the speech is available online.

January 23, 2012

New Supreme Court Briefs

The library has received 6 Supreme Court briefs. The docket numbers range from 20080508--20090990 (list not inclusive).

If you're looking for a specific brief, contact the library by phone (801-238-7990) or email to make sure we have it. If you can't come in to make copies yourself, we offer a document delivery service for 25¢ per page and will scan the briefs and email them to you.

Opening Day of the 2012 Legislative Session

capitol3.jpgThe 2012 General Legislative Session begins Monday, January 23rd. The legislative session lasts 45 days and ends on Thursday, March 8th.

There are a number of ways you can keep track of what's happening during the legislative session:


Wireless Password: worth

keyboard.JPGThe wireless password for the week of January 23, 2012 is worth.

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January 17, 2012

Spice and Bath Salts Banned in Utah

In November 2010 we reported on the various spice bans in local municipalities and that the Utah State Legislature would be considering a state-wide ban in the 2011 legislative session.

dea.bmpThe legislature did pass House Bill 23 in the 2011 General Session that not only included spice, but also included the substances in bath salts in the expanded list of controlled substances. Spice was also added to the driver license provisions regarding driving under the influence.

You can read the committee reports, listen to the floor debates and read the bill as it was introduced as well as the final bill that was passed and signed by the governor here.

January 16, 2012

Wireless Password: vocal

keyboard.JPGThe wireless password for the week of January 16, 2012 is vocal.

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January 12, 2012

Law Library Closed Monday, January 16th

mlk2005_noline.jpgThe Law Library, and all Utah State Courts, will be closed on Monday, January 16, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular library hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) resume on Tuesday, January 17.

This holiday is also designated as the MLK Day of Service, part of the President's United We Serve initiative to increase community service and involvement. You can find a project to participate in. To find a volunteer project in Utah, visit the Utah Commission on Volunteers website.

January 09, 2012

Wireless Password: urges

keyboard.JPGThe wireless password for the week of January 9, 2012 is urges.

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January 05, 2012

New Utah Laws Effective January 1

statecapitol.jpegThe new year brings new Utah laws, including:

  • HB 301: School District Property Tax Revisions.
  • SB 162: Military and Overseas Voting.
  • SB 248: Controlled Substances Database Amendments
  • SB 287: Specialty License Plate Amendments.
Want to learn more about these new laws? From each bill's home page, you can link to floor debate audio recordings or read committee minutes and reports.

To see all the laws that passed January 1st, go to the Utah State Legislature's passed bills page, select 2011 General Session (or any of the three special sessions) from the drop down box, and click on the Effective Date heading to sort the list by that criteria.

January 04, 2012

2012 Post Judgment Interest Rate

Pursuant to Utah Code §15-1-4, the post judgment interest for 2012 is 2.12%. This rate does not apply to judgments based on contracts or statutes specifying a different interest rate. This and rates for earlier years are published on the Courts' website. Learn more about post judgment interest rates here.

January 03, 2012

Wireless Password: tower

keyboard.JPGThe wireless password for the week of January 2, 2012 is tower.

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