Legislature. Senate Floor debate recordings
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Gray Audograph discs (1965-1989) will play on original players only.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
This series consists of the audio recordings of the Senate floor debates. Topics discussed include proposed legislation, votes on legislation, testimony or comments on legislation, resolutions, and all other business conducted on the floor of the Senate chamber.
After the initial introduction of a bill on the floor, it is discussed within an assigned standing committee. Following the committee hearing, the bill is returned to the full Senate with a report, whether favorably, favorably with amendments, substituted or that the bill has been tabled. At this time, the bill is debated on the floor in an open session as recorded in this record series. During debate, the bill may be amended or substituted, held (circled), or passed with sufficient votes. After a bill passes both the House and the Senate, the bill is enrolled and sent to the Governor.
To ensure preservation of the originals, researchers seeking hearings 1965-1989 should be referred to the Senate for the CDs as well as for the more recent cassettes after 1990. Recordings from 1999 to the present are online at the Legislature's web site.
Journals from the Legislature. Senate, Series 409, are a written record of the debates and actions taken on the Senate floor.
Working bills from the Legislature. Senate, Series 428, contain copies of the Senate bills as they were introduced and modified during the legislative process.
Audograph recordings were transferred to the Archives in 2005.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
- Utah. Legislature. Senate—Rules and practice.
- Utah. Governor.
- Legislative bodies—Chaplains' prayers
- Legislative bodies—Utah—Publication of proceedings.
- Legislative bodies—Utah—Committees.
- Utah—Politics and government.