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Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)

Constitution Writing in the American West (NEH)

Proceedings and Debates of the Convention Assembled to Adopt a Constitution for the State of Utah

Cite as: Danielle Maddox, Christopher Vizcardo, Samuel Corry, Erica Croft, John Cummings, Ashton Earl, Edward Goebel, Antony Jackson, Mary Nelson, Matt Rands, Carl Scott, Mark Wait, Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition), Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2019-2020).

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Date Time Committee Description
1895-03-04 02:00:00 Committee on Credentials None
1895-03-04 12:00:00 The Convention None
1895-03-05 10:00:00 Committee on Credentials None
1895-03-05 10:30:00 The Convention None
1895-03-05 15:00:00 Committee on Site and Furniture None
1895-03-05 15:30:00 Committee on Standing Committees None
1895-03-06 10:30:00 The Convention None
1895-03-06 10:30:00 Committee on Site and Furniture None
1895-03-06 10:30:00 Committee on Standing Committees None
1895-03-07 10:00:00 Committee on Site and Furniture
1895-03-07 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-08 10:00:00 Committee on Stenographer
1895-03-08 14:00:00 The Convention None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Rules and Methods of Procedure None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Federal Relations None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on the Preamble and Declaration of Rights None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Legislative Committee None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Judiciary Committee None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Executive Committee None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Elections and Right of Suffrage None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Apportionment and Boundaries None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Education and School Lands None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Public Buildings and State Institutions None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Water Rights, Irrigation, and Agriculture None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Municipal Corporations None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Corporations other than Municipal None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Public Lands None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Revenue, Taxation, and Public Debt None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Salaries of Public Officers None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Mines and Mining None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Labor and Arbitration None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Printing None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on the Militia None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Manufactures and Commerce None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Ordinance None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Accounts and Expenses None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Engrossment and Enrollment None
1895-03-08 14:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement None
1895-03-11 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-11 14:00:00 Committee on Rules and Methods of Procedure
1895-03-12 02:30:00 Committee on Municipal Corporations
1895-03-12 10:00:00 Committee on the Preamble and Declaration of Rights
1895-03-12 10:00:00 Committee on Elections and Right of Suffrage
1895-03-12 10:00:00 Committee on Public Buildings and State Institutions
1895-03-12 10:00:00 Committee on Corporations other than Municipal
1895-03-12 10:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-03-12 10:30:00 Committee on Accounts and Expenses
1895-03-12 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-12 14:00:00 Committee on Revenue, Taxation, and Public Debt
1895-03-13 10:00:00 Committee on Site and Furniture
1895-03-13 10:00:00 Committee on the Preamble and Declaration of Rights
1895-03-13 10:00:00 Legislative Committee
1895-03-13 10:00:00 Judiciary Committee
1895-03-13 10:00:00 Executive Committee
1895-03-13 10:00:00 Committee on Elections and Right of Suffrage
1895-03-13 10:00:00 Committee on Education and School Lands
1895-03-13 10:00:00 Committee on Public Buildings and State Institutions
1895-03-13 10:00:00 Committee on Municipal Corporations
1895-03-13 10:00:00 Committee on Corporations other than Municipal
1895-03-13 10:00:00 Committee on Revenue, Taxation, and Public Debt
1895-03-13 10:00:00 Committee on Labor and Arbitration
1895-03-13 10:00:00 Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
1895-03-13 10:00:00 Committee on Accounts and Expenses
1895-03-13 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-14 10:00:00 Committee on Revenue, Taxation, and Public Debt None
1895-03-14 10:00:00 Committee on Accounts and Expenses
1895-03-14 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Legislative Committee
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Judiciary Committee
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Committee on Elections and Right of Suffrage
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Committee on Apportionment and Boundaries
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Committee on Education and School Lands
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Committee on Water Rights, Irrigation, and Agriculture
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Committee on Municipal Corporations
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Committee on Corporations other than Municipal
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Committee on Public Lands
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Committee on Revenue, Taxation, and Public Debt
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Committee on Salaries of Public Officers
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Committee on Labor and Arbitration
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Committee on Manufactures and Commerce
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
1895-03-15 10:00:00 Committee on Accounts and Expenses
1895-03-15 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on the Preamble and Declaration of Rights
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Judiciary Committee
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on Elections and Right of Suffrage
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on Apportionment and Boundaries
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on Education and School Lands
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on Public Buildings and State Institutions
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on Water Rights, Irrigation, and Agriculture
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on Municipal Corporations
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on Corporations other than Municipal
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on Public Lands
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on Revenue, Taxation, and Public Debt
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on Labor and Arbitration
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on the Militia
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
1895-03-16 10:00:00 Committee on Accounts and Expenses
1895-03-16 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-18 10:00:00 Committee on the Preamble and Declaration of Rights
1895-03-18 10:00:00 Legislative Committee
1895-03-18 10:00:00 Committee on Education and School Lands
1895-03-18 10:00:00 Committee on Public Buildings and State Institutions
1895-03-18 10:00:00 Committee on Municipal Corporations
1895-03-18 10:00:00 Committee on Corporations other than Municipal
1895-03-18 10:00:00 Committee on Public Lands
1895-03-18 10:00:00 Committee on Printing None
1895-03-18 14:00:00 The Convention None
1895-03-18 14:00:00 Committee of the Whole The Convention came to order at 14:00 and after taking care of the insertions into the Constitution, the Convention was dissolved into the Committee of the Whole.
1895-03-19 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-03-19 10:00:00 Committee on Federal Relations
1895-03-19 10:00:00 Legislative Committee
1895-03-19 10:00:00 Judiciary Committee
1895-03-19 10:00:00 Committee on Elections and Right of Suffrage
1895-03-19 10:00:00 Committee on Education and School Lands
1895-03-19 10:00:00 Committee on Public Buildings and State Institutions
1895-03-19 10:00:00 Committee on Water Rights, Irrigation, and Agriculture
1895-03-19 10:00:00 Committee on Municipal Corporations
1895-03-19 10:00:00 Committee on Corporations other than Municipal
1895-03-19 10:00:00 Committee on Public Lands
1895-03-19 10:00:00 Committee on Revenue, Taxation, and Public Debt
1895-03-19 10:00:00 Committee on Labor and Arbitration
1895-03-19 10:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-03-19 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-20 10:00:00 Committee on Rules and Methods of Procedure
1895-03-20 10:00:00 Legislative Committee
1895-03-20 10:00:00 Committee on Elections and Right of Suffrage
1895-03-20 10:00:00 Committee on Water Rights, Irrigation, and Agriculture
1895-03-20 10:00:00 Committee on Municipal Corporations
1895-03-20 10:00:00 Committee on Revenue, Taxation, and Public Debt
1895-03-20 10:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-03-20 10:00:00 Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
1895-03-20 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-20 16:00:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-03-21 10:00:00 Committee on Rules and Methods of Procedure
1895-03-21 10:00:00 Legislative Committee
1895-03-21 10:00:00 Committee on Elections and Right of Suffrage
1895-03-21 10:00:00 Committee on Apportionment and Boundaries
1895-03-21 10:00:00 Committee on Public Buildings and State Institutions
1895-03-21 10:00:00 Committee on Water Rights, Irrigation, and Agriculture
1895-03-21 10:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-03-21 10:00:00 Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
1895-03-21 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-21 14:00:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-03-22 00:00:00 Committee on Revenue, Taxation, and Public Debt
1895-03-22 00:00:00 Committee on Salaries of Public Officers
1895-03-22 00:00:00 Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
1895-03-22 10:00:00 Committee on Rules and Methods of Procedure
1895-03-22 10:00:00 Legislative Committee
1895-03-22 10:00:00 Committee on Apportionment and Boundaries
1895-03-22 10:00:00 Committee on Water Rights, Irrigation, and Agriculture
1895-03-22 10:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-03-22 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-22 14:00:00 Committee on Elections and Right of Suffrage
1895-03-22 15:15:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-03-22 17:05:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-03-23 00:00:00 Committee on Water Rights, Irrigation, and Agriculture
1895-03-23 10:00:00 Committee on Rules and Methods of Procedure
1895-03-23 10:00:00 Executive Committee
1895-03-23 10:00:00 Committee on Corporations other than Municipal None
1895-03-23 10:00:00 Committee on Public Lands None
1895-03-23 10:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-03-23 10:00:00 Committee on Ordinance
1895-03-23 10:00:00 Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
1895-03-23 10:00:00 Committee on Accounts and Expenses
1895-03-23 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-23 15:18:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-03-25 00:00:00 Committee on Water Rights, Irrigation, and Agriculture
1895-03-25 00:00:00 Committee on Revenue, Taxation, and Public Debt
1895-03-25 00:00:00 Committee on Labor and Arbitration
1895-03-25 00:00:00 Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
1895-03-25 10:00:00 Committee on Federal Relations
1895-03-25 10:00:00 Legislative Committee
1895-03-25 10:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-03-25 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-25 15:00:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-03-26 00:00:00 Committee on Rules and Methods of Procedure
1895-03-26 00:00:00 Legislative Committee We have no record of the time of day the committees met.
1895-03-26 00:00:00 Committee on Water Rights, Irrigation, and Agriculture
1895-03-26 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-03-26 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-26 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-26 14:00:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-03-26 14:00:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-03-27 00:00:00 Committee on Elections and Right of Suffrage The time in which the committee happened at is uncertain.
1895-03-27 00:00:00 Committee on Public Lands
1895-03-27 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-03-27 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-27 10:20:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-03-27 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-27 14:00:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-03-28 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-03-28 00:00:00 Committee on the Militia
1895-03-28 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-28 10:40:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-03-28 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-28 14:00:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-03-29 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-29 10:00:00 Judiciary Committee
1895-03-29 10:15:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-03-30 00:00:00 Committee on Revenue, Taxation, and Public Debt
1895-03-30 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-03-30 09:00:00 The Convention
1895-03-30 10:20:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-01 00:00:00 Committee on Water Rights, Irrigation, and Agriculture
1895-04-01 00:00:00 Committee on Labor and Arbitration
1895-04-01 10:00:00 The Convention None
1895-04-01 10:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-01 10:20:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-02 00:00:00 Judiciary Committee None
1895-04-02 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-02 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-02 10:20:00 Committee of the Whole The Salt Lake Herald, on April 03, 1895, states that this session of the Committee started at 12:20. This seems to be the typo as the work previous to the Convention resolving into the Committee of the Whole is minute.
1895-04-03 00:00:00 Committee on Rules and Methods of Procedure
1895-04-03 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-03 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-04-03 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-03 16:30:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-04 00:00:00 Committee on Water Rights, Irrigation, and Agriculture
1895-04-04 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-05 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-04-05 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-05 14:30:00 The Convention
1895-04-08 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-08 10:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-08 16:15:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-09 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-09 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-04-09 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-09 11:00:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-10 00:00:00 Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
1895-04-10 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-04-10 02:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-10 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-10 10:00:00 Committee on Education and School Lands
1895-04-10 14:12:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-11 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-11 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-04-11 00:00:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-11 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-12 00:00:00 Judiciary Committee
1895-04-12 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-13 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-13 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-13 10:00:00 Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
1895-04-15 00:00:00 Committee on Accounts and Expenses
1895-04-15 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-15 14:10:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-16 00:00:00 Committee on Rules and Methods of Procedure
1895-04-16 00:00:00 Committee on Mines and Mining
1895-04-16 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-04-16 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-16 10:30:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-17 00:00:00 Committee on Education and School Lands
1895-04-17 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-17 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-17 10:00:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-18 00:00:00 Committee on Rules and Methods of Procedure Because a rules committee often meets during meetings, I created this session on the same day they reported
1895-04-18 00:00:00 Committee on Corporations other than Municipal
1895-04-18 00:00:00 Committee on Public Lands
1895-04-18 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-18 00:00:00 Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
1895-04-18 00:00:00 Committee on Accounts and Expenses
1895-04-18 16:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-19 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-19 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-04-19 00:00:00 Committee of the Whole The Salt Herald on the 20th of April notes that the Committee of the Whole met after 2:00 pm, however, a precise time was not specified.
1895-04-19 09:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-20 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-04-20 09:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-20 09:00:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-22 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-22 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-04-22 09:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-22 09:40:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-23 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-23 00:00:00 Committee on Manufactures and Commerce
1895-04-23 00:00:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-23 09:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-24 00:00:00 Committee on Salaries of Public Officers
1895-04-24 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-24 00:00:00 Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
1895-04-24 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-04-24 09:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-24 09:35:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-25 00:00:00 Committee on Public Buildings and State Institutions
1895-04-25 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-25 09:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-26 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-26 00:00:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-26 09:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-27 09:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-27 10:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-27 10:00:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-04-29 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-04-29 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-04-29 09:20:00 The Convention
1895-04-29 09:30:00 Committee of the Whole The Salt Lake Herald does not specify what time the Convention went into Committee of the Whole. We do know that it was shortly after 9:25.
1895-04-29 10:00:00 Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
1895-04-30 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-04-30 09:00:00 The Convention
1895-04-30 10:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-05-01 00:00:00 Committee on Engrossment and Enrollment
1895-05-01 09:00:00 The Convention
1895-05-01 10:00:00 Committee on Rules and Methods of Procedure
1895-05-01 10:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-05-01 14:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-05-02 00:00:00 Committee on Engrossment and Enrollment
1895-05-02 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-05-02 09:45:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-05-02 14:00:00 The Convention
1895-05-02 14:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-05-02 14:30:00 Committee of the Whole
1895-05-03 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-05-03 00:00:00 Committee on Engrossment and Enrollment
1895-05-03 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-05-03 09:00:00 The Convention
1895-05-04 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-05-04 00:00:00 Committee on Engrossment and Enrollment
1895-05-04 00:00:00 Committee on Compilation and Arrangement
1895-05-04 00:00:00 Committee on Address
1895-05-04 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-05-05 00:00:00 Committee on Engrossment and Enrollment
1895-05-06 00:00:00 Committee on Printing
1895-05-06 00:00:00 Committee on Address
1895-05-06 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-05-07 00:00:00 Committee on Accounts and Expenses
1895-05-07 00:00:00 Committee on Engrossment and Enrollment
1895-05-07 00:00:00 Committee on Address
1895-05-07 10:00:00 The Convention
1895-05-08 09:00:00 The Convention

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Negotiation Statistics

Sources

31 historical records used for this dataset.

Process

33 committees met in 333 sessions.

Average 10.74 sessions each.

Dates

Dates from Monday, 04 March 1895 to Wednesday, 08 May 1895.

People

123 people in 31 voting delegations.

Top 5 most active people are:

Summary of person events:

  • Person join icon 539 join a committee.
  • Person leave icon 3 leave a committee.
  • Person elect icon 77 elections to a position.

Procedures

1879 procedural motions considered.

Summary of procedural events:

  • Procedural motion icon 1879 procedural motion proposed.
  • Debate motion icon 474 motions debated.

Documents

657 documents considered with 1529 amendments presented.

Summary of document events:

  • Create a new document proposal 657 new documents created.
  • Document copied 450 documents passed from another committee.
  • Document amended 1528 amendments to a document proposed.
  • Debate a document proposal 959 debates on a proposal.

Decisions

3439 number of decisions made.

Summary of decision made:

  • Vote adopt icon 2180 proposals adopted.
  • Vote reject icon 556 proposals rejected.
  • Vote refer icon 427 proposals referred to another committee.
  • Postpone debate icon 6 debate of a proposal postponed.
  • Vote drop icon 235 proposal dropped from discussion without a formal vote.
  • Vote drop icon 12 some other decision on a proposal.

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