Executive Documents

General Information

Under authority granted by the Utah Constitution and various federal and state statutes, the Governor periodically issues Executive Documents, which can be categorized as either Executive Orders, Proclamations, and Declarations. Executive Orders set policy for the executive branch; create boards and commissions; provide for the transfer of authority; or otherwise interpret, implement, or give administrative effect to a provision of the Constitution, state law or executive policy. Proclamations call special or extraordinary legislative sessions; designate classes of cities; publish states-of-emergency; promulgate other official formal public announcements or functions; or publicly avow or cause certain matters of state government to be made generally known. Declarations designate special days, weeks or other time periods; call attention to or recognize people, groups, organizations, functions, or similar actions having a public purpose; or invoke specific legislative purposes (such as the declaration of an agricultural disaster).

The Governor's Office staff files Executive Documents that have legal effect with the Division of Administrative Rules for publication and distribution.

The Governor's executive documents are published in the Utah State Bulletin as they are made available by the Governor's Office. The Bulletin is published on the 1st and 15th of each month.  This page, updated periodically, contains links to the Governor's executive documents printed in the Utah State Bulletin or otherwise available.

Executive Documents of Governor Olene S. Walker (2003 through 2004)

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2004

  • Executive Order 2004-0013, issued 12/22/2004, Integrating Dispute Resolution into State Government [published 01/01/2005; supersedes Leavitt EO 05/07/2003;paragraph 8 provides: "This order shall remain in effect until superseded or rescinded by Executive Order"; superseded by Huntsman EO 2006-0010 (11/08/2006)]
  • Executive Order 2004-0012, issued 12/22/2004, Adopting the Use of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) [published 01/01/2005]
  • Executive Order 2004-0011, issued 12/22/2004, Creating the Utah Commission on Literacy [published 01/01/2005; supersedes Walker EO 2003/0013 (12/15/2003)]
  • Proclamation, issued 10/29/2004, Calling the Fifty-Fifth Legislature into a Twelfth Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [published 11/15/2004]
  • Executive Order 2004-0010, issued 10/26/2004, Creating the Water Delivery Financing Task Force [published 11/15/2004; expired 12/31/2005]
  • Proclamation, issued 10/06/2004 (b), Calling the Fifty-Fifth Legislature into a Eleventh Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) -- Corrected [published 11/01/2004; this proclamation was issued designating the extraordinary session held 10/20/2004 as the eleventh extraordinary session. For more information, see the editor's note published 11/1/2004.]
  • Proclamation, issued 10/06/2004 (a), Calling the Fifty-Fifth Legislature into a Twelfth Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [published 10/15/2004; see corrected proclamation issued 10/6/2004. For more information, see the editor's note published 11/01/2004.]
  • Executive Order 2004-0009, issued 09/17/2004, Creating the Utah Commemorative Quarter Dollar Coin Commission [published 10/15/2004; superseded by Huntsman EO 2005-0005 (02/11/2005)]
  • Proclamation, issued 09/10/2004, Calling the Fifty-Fifth Legislature into a Fourth Special Session [published 10/01/2004]
  • Executive Order 2004-0008, issued 09/10/2004, Wildland Fire Management [published 10/01/2004; expired 10/10/2004]
  • Proclamation, issued 08/31/2004, Calling the Fifty-Fifth Legislature into an Eleventh Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [published 09/15/2004; because of the fourth special session called on 09/10/2004 and held on 09/15/2004, an eleventh extraordinary session was *not* held on 09/15/2004. The business intended for the eleventh extraordinary session was conducted as part of the fourth special session. For more information, see the editor's note published 11/01/2004.]
  • Executive Order 2004-0007, issued 08/10/2004, Wildland Fire Management [published 09/01/2004; expired 09/09/2004]
  • Proclamation, issued 08/03/2004, Calling the Fifty-Fifth Legislature into a Tenth Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [published 08/15/2004]
  • Declaration, issued 07/30/2004, Declaration of Agricultural Disaster [published 08/15/2004]
  • Executive Order 2004-0006, issued 07/10/2004, Wildland Fire Management [published 08/01/2004; expired 08/09/2004]
  • Proclamation, issued 06/24/2004,Calling the Fifty-Fifth Legislature into a Third Special Session [published 08/01/2004]
  • Executive Order 2004-0005, issued 06/10/2004, Wildland Fire Management [published 07/01/2004; expired 07/10/2004]
  • Proclamation, issued 06/02/2004, Calling the Fifty-Fifth Legislature into a Ninth Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [published 06/15/2004]
  • Executive Order 2004-0002, issued 05/17/2004, Regarding Principles of Quality Growth [published 06/01/2004; supersedes Walker EO 2004/0001 (02/01/2004)]
  • Executive Order 2004-0004, issued 05/10/2004, Wildland Fire Management [published 06/01/2004; expired 06/09/2004]
  • Proclamation, issued 05/04/2004, Calling the Fifty-Fifth Legislature into an Eighth Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [published 05/15/2004]
  • Executive Order 2004-0003, issued 04/23/2004, Regarding Water Conservation [published 05/15/2004; superseded by Herbert EO 2015/004/EO (06/03/2015)]
  • Executive Order 2004-0002 (DAR NOTE:  see above; issued 05/17/2004)
  • Proclamation, issued 04/06/2004, Calling the Fifty-Fifth Legislature into a Seventh Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [published 04/15/2004]
  • Executive Order 2004-0001, issued 01/21/2004, Creating the Quality Growth Communities Program [published 02/01/2004; superseded by Walker EO 2004-0002 (05/17/2004)]

2003

  • Executive Order 2003-0013, issued 12/02/2003, Creating the Utah Commission on Literacy [published 12/15/2003; superseded by Walker EO 2004-0011 (12/22/2004)]
  • Proclamation, issued 11/17/2003, Supplemental to the Second Special Session [published 12/01/2003]
  • Proclamation, issued 11/14/2003, Calling the Fifty-Fifth Legislature into a Second Special Session [published 12/1/2003]
  • Executive Order 2003-0012, issued 11/12/2003, Authorizing the Lieutenant Governor to act as the Governor's Agent on the State Bonding Commission [published 12/1/2003; expired 01/01/2005]
  • Executive Order 2003-0011, issued 11/12/2003, Authorizing the Lieutenant Governor to act as the Governor's Agent on the State Building Ownership Authority [published 12/1/2003; expired 01/01/2005]
  • Executive Order 2003-0010, issued 11/07/2003, Creating the Utah Wireless Integrated Network Board [published 11/15/2003; superseded by Huntsman EO 2007-0002 (03/08/2007)]

Additional Information

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