*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
June 10, 2015
Senator Scott Jenkins
Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee Chair
Director, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
801-538-1032 (business hours)
*UTAH SENATE INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT ON JUDICIAL NOMINEE*
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee is
seeking public comment on Governor Herbert’s appointment of Elizabeth M.
Knight to the Third District Juvenile Court.
Those who desire to comment should contact Mr. Michael Christensen at the
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, Utah State Capitol
Campus, House Building, Suite W210, PO Box 145210, Salt Lake City, Utah
84114-5210, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015. All statements should
include the respondent’s name, telephone number, and mailing address.
The Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee will discuss this appointment
in a public meeting, likely to be held in July. The committee will issue a
report to the full senate prior to a confirmation vote. If confirmed,
Knight will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Christine S.
Decker on February 16th, 2015.
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1. The Judicial Confirmation Committee’s schedule, agendas and audio
archives are posted online at
2. Members of the Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee are: Sen. Scott
Jenkins – Chair, Sen. Lyle Hillyard, Sen. Jim Dabakis, Sen. Peter Knudson,
Sen. Karen Mayne, Sen. Steve Urquhart, and Sen. Todd Weiler.
3. Governor Herbert’s press release re: Knight’s appointment is archived