Utah State Senate
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|Utah State Senate|
|Utah State Legislature|
New session started
|January 23, 2017|
President of the Senate
Since January 28, 2013
Length of term
|Authority||Article VI, Utah Constitution|
|Salary||$130/day + per diem|
November 8, 2016|
November 6, 2018|
State Senate Chamber|
Utah State Capitol
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Utah State Senate|
The Utah State Senate is the upper house of the Utah State Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Utah. The Utah Senate is composed of 29 elected members representing an equal number of senate districts. Each senate district is composed of approximately 95,000 people. Members of the Senate are elected to four-year terms without term limits. The Senate convenes at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City.
Composition of the Senate
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of the 59th legislature||21||8||0||29||0|
|Beginning of the 60th Legislature||24||5||0||29||0|
|December 1, 2015||23||28||1|
|January 5, 2016||24||29||0|
|July 26, 2016||23||1|
|November 8, 2016||24||0|
|Latest voting share||83%||17%||0%|
Leadership, 2017-2018 session
|President of the Senate||Wayne L. Niederhauser||Republican||9|
|Majority Leader||Ralph Okerlund||Republican||24|
|Majority Whip||J. Stuart Adams||Republican||22|
|Assistant Majority Whip||Peter C. Knudson||Republican||17|
|Minority Leader||Gene Davis||Democratic||3|
|Minority Whip||Karen Mayne||Democratic||5|
|Assistant Minority Whip||Luz Escamilla||Democratic||4|
Members of the 62nd Senate
↑: Senator was originally appointed
The Utah Senate maintains an array of online channels to connect with and engage Utah citizens in the policy-making process.
- Senate Site | Senate Minority Site
- Senate Facebook Page | Majority FB Page | Minority FB Page
- Senate Twitter Site | Majority Twitter Site | Minority Twitter Site
- Senate YouTube Channel
- Senate Instagram
- Senate Periscope
- Senate Pinterest
In addition, all official action of the Utah Legislature are live-streamed on le.utah.gov, and archived in perpetuity. Citizens can find the full array of Utah Senate communication channels at SenateCloud.com.
Utah Senate staff, under direction of Senate Presidents Waddoups and Niederhauser worked with the House of Representatives, the LFA, and other staff to develop what many have called the best legislative website in the nation. In 2014, le.utah.gov won the NCSL Online Democracy Award. The Utah Legislature had previously won this award in 2005.
Past composition of the Senate
- Utah House of Representatives
- List of Utah State Legislatures
- Utah Democratic Party
- Utah Republican Party
- Mackun, Paul; Wilson, Steven. "U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. CENSUS BUREAU Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census Briefs. United States Census. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
- Republican Aaron Osmond (District 10) resigned to accept a job in the private sector. 
- Republican Lincoln Fillmore (District 10) appointed to succeed Osmond
- Republican Mark B. Madsen (District 13) switches to the Libertarian Party
- Legislatures, National Conference of State. "2014 Online Democracy Award". www.ncsl.org. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
- Legislatures, National Conference of State. "Online Democracy Award Winners". www.ncsl.org. Retrieved 2017-10-08.