Senate Bills: From Statehood to World War II

The "bill back" for Senate Resolution 1 1946

There are now over 40,000 images in the Senate Working Bills digital archive. The date range of 1896 thru 1947 cover half of the legislative sessions until the target end date of 1989 (1990 to the present are on le.utah.gov).

 

In 1946 as a response to recent events, the Senate passed a resolution in a special session to honor sacrifices made during World War II. Resolution 1 begins:

RESOLUTION OF CONDOLENCE TO THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF UTAH WHO LOST SONS, BROTHERS OR OTHER FAMILY IN THE ARMED SERVICES OF THE UNITED STATES DURING WORLD WAR II.

See the complete bill file.

The resolution was passed unanimously (1 absent) on August 9, 1946 and is just one example the historical viewpoint provided by records such as these.

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Processing & Reference Archivist at the Utah State Archives. View all posts by Gina Strack

2 responses to “Senate Bills: From Statehood to World War II

  • Amy

    Thanks for all of this. It’s a wonderful resource. I’m working on a long term project involving Elizabeth Pugsley Hayward, who served in the Senate during the 1919 and 1921 sessions and was able to introduce the bill for ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution into the Senate, so it is great to have all these documents available online.

    • Gina Strack

      What an interesting subject to research! I hope either the full text search or browsing by year/folder/bill is helping enough. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

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