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Speaker of the House calls for session to create Swallow investigative committee

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Jun 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-29 18:35:09-04

SALT LAKE CITY – After both the Republican and Democratic caucuses in Utah called for an investigative committee into the allegations against Utah Attorney General John Swallow, The Speaker of the House has called for a House session to consider a resolution that would create such a committee.

Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart, R- District 64, emailed fellow representatives a proposal regarding the committee.

The email includes a formal call for the session and the resolution. Lockhart calls for a House rules session to take place July 3 at 10 a.m. The resolution, H.R. 9001, outlines details regarding the proposed investigative committee. The proposed committee is sponsored by Rules Committee Chairman Dean Sanpei, R-District 63.

According to the email, the House Rules Committee will hear the resolution in a public meeting on July 3 at 8 a.m.

According to the text of H.R. 9001, the proposed committee would include nine members of the House, one of which would be appointed chairperson. The committee would investigate allegations made against Swallow regarding his time as member of the state bar, as a candidate for attorney general and as the elected attorney general.

The full text of the email, resolution and H.R. 9001 can be found here.

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