Gricius v Cox

Gricius sought extraordinary relief arguing the 5 day limit to file the application to start collecting signatures for a referendum is unconstitutional as it is impossible to comply with. The Court denied her petition. It held that she failed to support her factual allegations with affidavits or other appropriate evidence and made no effort to meet the deadline. It also held that the limit in Utah Code 20A-7-302 can be complied with as “law” in that section must mean the proposed legislation as the governor had more than 5 days to sign or veto, that the veto power is complementary and can provide relief for those like Gricius that want to stop the law form taking effect and applicants can comply with 302 by attaching the most recent available version of the proposed statute to their petition then substitute the enrolled version of the proposed statute when it becomes available.