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 Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (2005 through 2009)

[ 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005 ]

2009

  • Executive Order 2009/0006, issued 08/10/2009: Wildland Fire Management [published 09/01/2009; expired 09/09/2009]
  • Executive Order 2009/0005, issued 07/08/2009: Wildland Fire Management [published 08/01/2009; expired 08/09/2009]
  • Executive Order 2009/0004, issued 06/10/2009: Wildland Fire Management [published 06/15/2009; expired 07/10/2009]
  • Proclamation 2009/1/E, issued 06/03/2009: Calling the Fifty-Eighth Legislature into the First Extraordinary Session Session [published 09/15/2009]
  • Proclamation, issued 05/15/2009: Calling the Fifty-Eighth Legislature into a First Special Session [published 06/01/2009]
  • Executive Order 2009/0003, issued 05/10/2009: Wildland Fire Management [published 05/15/2009; expired 06/09/2009]
  • Executive Order 2009/0002, issued 04/21/2009: Extending Administrative Rules through May 12, 2009 [published 05/01/2009]
  • Executive Order 2009/0001, issued 04/10/2009: Wildland Fire Management [published 05/01/2009; expired 05/10/2009]

2008

  • Executive Order 2008-0012, issued 12/17/2008:  Authorizing the Lieutenant Governor to Act as the Governor's Agent on the State Bonding Commission [published 04/15/2009*]
  • Executive Order 2008-0011, issued 12/16/2008:  Authorizing the Lieutenant Governor to Act as the Governor's Agent on the State Building Ownership Authority [published 04/15/2009*]
  • Proclamation, issued 11/18/2008: Calling the Fifty-Seventh Legislature into the Thirteenth Extraordinary Session [published 05/01/2009]
  • Declaration, issued 10/29/2008:  Declaration of Agriculture Disaster [published 11/15/2008]
  • Proclamation, issued 10/14/2008: Calling the Fifty-Seventh Legislature into the Twelfth Extraordinary Session [published 05/01/2009]
  • Executive Order 2008-0010, issued 10/10/2008:  Wildland Fire Management [published 10/15/2008; expired 11/09/2008]
  • Proclamation, issued 09/22/2008: Calling the Fifty-Seventh Legislature into a Second Special Session [published 10/01/2008]
  • Executive Order 2008-0009, issued 09/10/2008:  Wildland Fire Management [published 09/15/2008; expired 10/10/2008]
  • Executive Order 2008-0008, issued 08/25/2008: Creating the Great Salt Lake Advisory Council [published 09/01/2008]
  • Proclamation, issued 08/18/2008: Calling the Fifty-Seventh Legislature into the Eleventh Extraordinary Session [published 05/01/2009]
  • Executive Order 2008-0007, issued 08/10/2008: Wildland Fire Management [published 08/15/2008; expired 09/09/2008]
  • Executive Order 2008-0006, issued 07/31/2008: Launching the Working 4 Utah Initiative [published 08/15/2008; expired 08/04/2009; see related Executive Order EO/003/2011]
  • Executive Order 2008-0005, issued 07/10/2008: Wildland Fire Management [published 08/01/2008; expired 08/09/2008]
  • Executive Order 2008-0004, issued 06/10/2008: Wildland Fire Management [published 06/15/2008; expired 07/10/2008]
  • Proclamation, issued 06/06/2008: Calling the Fifty-Seventh Legislature into the Tenth Extraordinary Session [published 05/01/2009]
  • Proclamation, issued 05/20/2008: Calling the Fifty-Seventh Legislature into the Ninth Extraordinary Session [published 05/01/2009]
  • Executive Order 2008-0003, issued 05/10/2008: Wildland Fire Management [published 05/15/2008; expired 06/09/2008]
  • Proclamation, issued 04/15/2008:  Calling the Fifty-Seventh Legislature into a Eighth Extraordinary Session [published 05/01/2008]
  • Executive Order 2008-0002, issued 02/08/2008:  Creating a Board of Advisors for the Refugee Services Office [published 02/15/2008; superseded by Herbert EO/2014/008 (09/16/2014)]
  • Executive Order 2008-0001, issued 02/08/2008:  Creating the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee [published 02/15/2008]

2007

  • Proclamation, issued 11/27/2007: Stating the Outcome of Voting on Citizen Referendum Number One on the Ballot for the 2007 Statewide Special Election, Declaring that House Bill 148 Does Not Take Effect [published 12/01/2007]
  • Proclamation, issued 10/30/2007:  Calling the Fifty-Seventh Legislature into a Seventh Extraordinary Session [published 11/15/2007]
  • Executive Order 2007-0013, issued 10/12/2007: Designating the Intent of Utah State Government to be the Model Employer of People with Disabilities [published 11/01/2007]
  • Executive Order 2007-0012, issued 10/10/2007: Wildland Fire Management [published 11/01/2007; expired 11/09/2007]
  • Proclamation, issued 10/02/2007: Calling the Fifty-Seventh Legislature into a Sixth Extraordinary Session (Senate only) [published 10/15/2007]
  • Executive Order 2007-0011, issued 09/10/2007:  Wildland Fire Management [published 09/15/2007; expired 10/10/2007]
  • Proclamation, issued 09/04/2007:  Calling the Fifty-Seventh Legislature into a Fifth Extraordinary Session (Senate only) [published 09/15/2007]
  • Executive Order 2007-0010, issued 08/27/2007,  Creating the Utah Mine Safety Commission [published 09/01/2007]
  • Proclamation, issued 08/16/2007, Calling the Fifty-Seventh Legislature into a First Special Session [published 09/01/2007]
  • Executive Order 2007-0009, issued 08/10/2007, Wildland Fire Management [published 08/15/2007; expired 09/09/2007]
  • Executive Order 2007-0008 [not issued]
  • Declaration, issued 07/27/2007,  Declaration of Agricultural Disaster [published 09/01/2007]
  • Declaration, issued 07/17/2007, Fire Emergency Declaration [published 08/01/2007]
  • Executive Order 2007-0007, issued 07/10/2007, Wildland Fire Management [published 07/15/2007; expired 08/09/2007]
  • Executive Order 2007-0006, issued 06/10/2007, Wildland Fire Management [published 06/15/2007; expired 07/10/2007]
  • Executive Order 2007-0005, issued 06/05/2007, Constituting the Governor's Child and Family Cabinet Council [published 06/15/2007]
  • Proclamation, issued 06/05/2007, Calling the Fifty-Seventh Legislature into a Third Extraordinary Session (Senate only) [published 06/15/2007]
  • Executive Order 2007-0004, issued 05/09/2007, Calling a Statewide Special Election for November 6, 2007, and Directing that the Referendum Challenging House Bill 148 -- Education Vouchers be Submitted to the Voters at that Special Election [published 06/01/2007]
  • Executive Order 2007-0003, issued 05/10/2007, Wildland Fire Management [published 06/01/2007; expired 06/09/2007]
  • Proclamation, issued 05/01/2007, Calling the Fifty-Seventh Legislature into a Second Extraordinary Session (Senate only) [published 05/15/2007]
  • Proclamation, issued 04/02/2007, Calling the Fifty-Seventh Legislature into a First Extraordinary Session (Senate only) [published 04/15/2007]
  • Executive Order 2007-0002, issued 03/08/2007, Creating the Utah State Interoperability Executive Committee [published 03/15/2007; supersedes Walker EO 2007-0002 (11/07/2003)]
  • Executive Order 2007-0001, issued 02/14/2007, Establishing an Ethics Policy for Executive Branch Agencies and Executive Branch Employees [published 03/01/2007; superseded by Herbert EO/03/2010 (01/26/2010)]

2006

  • Executive Order 2006-0012, issued 12/13/2006, Prohibiting Unlawful Harassment [published 01/01/2007; supersedes Leavitt EO 03/17/1993]
  • Supplemental Proclamation, issued 12/01/2006, Adding an Item to the Call of Fifth Special Session *
  • Proclamation, issued 11/30/2006, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a into a Fifth Special Session *
  • Executive Order 2006-0011, issued 11/27/2006, Declaring an Agricultural Disaster from Drought Conditions in Daggett County [published 12/15/2006]
  • Executive Order 2006-0010, issued 11/08/2006, Integrating Dispute Resolution into State Government [published 11/15/2006; supersedes Walker EO 2004-0013 (12/22/2004)]
  • Proclamation, issued 10/31/2006, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Fifteenth Extraordinary Session (Senate only) [published 11/15/2006]
  • Executive Order 2006-0009, issued 10/10/2006, Wildland Fire Management [published 11/01/2006; expired 11/09/2006]
  • Proclamation, issued 09/15/2006, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Fourth Special Session *
  • Executive Order 2006-0008, issued 09/10/2006, Wildland Fire Management [published 09/15/2006; expired 10/10/2006]
  • Proclamation, issued 09/07/2006, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Thirteenth Extraordinary Session (Senate only) *
  • Executive Order 2006-0007, issued 08/10/2006, Wildland Fire Management [published 09/01/2006; expired 09/09/2006]
  • Executive Order 2006-0006, issued 07/10/2006, Wildland Fire Management [published 08/01/2006; expired 08/09/2006]
  • Proclamation, issued 07/05/2006, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Twelfth Extraordinary Session (Senate only) [published 08/01/2006]
  • Executive Order 2006-0005, issued 06/10/2006, Wildland Fire Management [published 07/01/2006; expired 07/10/2006]
  • Executive Order 2006-0004, issued 05/30/2006, Improving Energy Efficiency [published 07/01/2006]
  • Proclamation, issued 06/06/2006, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into an Eleventh Extraordinary Session (Senate only) [published 06/15/2006]
  • Proclamation, issued 05/22/2006 (b), Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Third Special Session [published 06/01/2006]
  • Proclamation, issued 05/22/2006 (a), Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Tenth Extraordinary Session (Senate only) [published 06/01/2006]
  • Executive Order 2006-0003, issued 05/10/2006, Wildland Fire Management [published 06/01/2006; expired 06/09/2006]
  • Proclamation, issued 05/02/2006, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Ninth Extraordinary Session (Senate only) [published 06/01/2006]
  • Executive Order 2006-0002, issued 05/01/2006, State Agency Participation in Comprehensive Preparedness Initiative. [published 06/01/2006]
  • Executive Order 2006-0001, issued 04/05/2006, Creating the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council. [published 04/15/2006; supersedes Leavitt EO 04/03/2001]
  • Proclamation, issued 04/04/2006, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into an Eighth Extraordinary Session (Senate Only). [published 04/15/2006]

2005

  • Executive Order 2005-0022, issued 12/15/2005, Creating the Utah Committee on Geographic Names [published 1/1/2006]
  • Executive Order 2005-0021, issued 11/08/2005, Declaring a State of Emergency from Spring Runoff and Flooding in Duchesne County [published 11/15/2005]
  • Proclamation, issued 11/07/2005, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Seventh Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [not published; supersedes Huntsman Proclamation 10/26/2005]
  • Proclamation, issued 11/01/2005, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Second Special Session [published 11/15/2005]
  • Proclamation, issued 10/26/2005, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Seventh Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [not published; superseded by Huntsman Proclamation 11/07/2005]
  • Proclamation, issued 10/14/2005, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Sixth Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [not published]
  • Executive Order 2005-0020, issued 10/13/2005, Creating the State Ethnic Advisory Councils Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latino and Pacific Islander Advisory Councils [published 11/01/2005; supersedes all previous Executive Orders relating to the State Ethnic Advisory Councils; superseded by Herbert EO/01/2012 (01/17/2012).]
  • Executive Order 2005-0019, issued 10/06/2005, Creating the State Office of Ethnic Affairs [published 11/01/2005; supersedes all previous Executive Orders relating to the State Ethnic Offices; Superseded by Herbert EO/01/2012 (01/17/2012)]
  • Executive Order 2005-0018, issued 10/10/2005, Wildland Fire Management [published 10/15/2005; expired 11/09/2005]
  • Executive Order 2005-0017, issued 09/03/2005, Declaring a State of Emergency to Provide Relief to Displaced Victims from Hurricane Katrina [published 09/15/2005]
  • Executive Order 2005-0016, issued 09/10/2005, Wildland Fire Management [published 09/15/2005; expired 10/10/2005]
  • Proclamation, issued 09/06/2005, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Fifth Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [not published]
  • Declaration, issued 08/26/2005, Declaration of Agricultural Disaster [published 09/15/2005]
  • Proclamation, issued 08/11/2005, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Fourth Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [not published]
  • Executive Order 2005-0015, issued 08/10/2005, Wildland Fire Management [published 08/15/2005; expired 09/09/2005]
  • Executive Order 2005-0014, issued 07/10/2005, Wildland Fire Management [published 08/01/2005; expired 08/09/2005]
  • Proclamation, issued 07/05/2005, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Third Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [not published]
  • Executive Order 2005-0013, issued 06/17/2005, State of Emergency [published 07/15/2005]
  • Executive Order 2005-0012, issued 06/10/2005, Creating the Outdoor Recreation Economic Ecosystem Task Force [published 07/15/2005]
  • Executive Order 2005-0011, issued 06/08/2005, Declaring a State of Emergency from Spring Storms and Rapid Snowmelt Flooding In Uintah County and Iron County [published 07/01/2005]
  • Executive Order 2005-0010, issued 06/08/2005, Declaring a State of Emergency Affecting Federal-Aid Highways in Eastern and Southern Utah [published 07/01/2005]
  • Executive Order 2005-0009, issued 06/10/2005, Wildland Fire Management [published 07/01/2005; expired 07/10/2005]
  • Proclamation, issued 06/01/2005, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a Second Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [not published]
  • Executive Order 2005-0008, issued 05/19/2005, Creating the Blue Ribbon Fisheries Advisory Council [published 06/01/2005]
  • Executive Order 2005-0007, issued 05/10/2005, Wildland Fire Management [published 06/01/2005; expired 06/09/2005]
  • Proclamation, issued 05/04/2005, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a First Extraordinary Session (Senate Only) [not published]
  • Executive Order 2005-0006, issued 04/28/2005, Violence Against Women in the Workplace [published 05/15/2005; supersedes Leavitt EO 06/04/1999]
  • Proclamation, issued 04/18/2005, Amending the Proclamation Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a First Special Session. [published 05/01/2005]
  • Proclamation, issued 04/14/2005, Calling the Fifty-Sixth Legislature into a First Special Session. [published 05/01/2005]
  • Executive Order 2005-0005, issued 02/11/2005,Creating the Utah Commemorative Quarter-Dollar Coin Commission [published 05/15/2005; supersedes Walker EO 2004/0009 (09/17/2004); expired 12/05/2007]
  • Declaration, issued 01/31/2005: Declaration of Agricultural Disaster [published 02/15/2005]
  • Executive Order 2005-0004, issued 01/24/2005, Authorizing the Lieutenant Governor to Act as the Governor's Agent on the State Building Ownership Authority [published 02/15/2005; expired 01/01/2009]
  • Executive Order 2005-0003, issued 01/24/2005, Authorizing the Lieutenant Governor to Act as the Governor's Agent on the State Bonding Commission [published 02/15/2005; expired 01/01/2009]
  • Executive Order 2005-0002, issued 01/13/2005, Declaring a State of Emergency Affecting Federal-aid Highways in Southern Utah [published 02/01/2005]
  • Executive Order 2005-0001, issued 01/11/2005, Declaring a State of Emergency from Winter Storms and Flooding in Washington County [published 02/01/2005]

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