SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert plans to appear at a confirmation hearing this week for his lieutenant governor pick, Sen. Greg Bell.
The Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Confirmation Committee will hold a hearing Thursday for Bell, a Republican from Fruit Heights.
Herbert is the only person who has asked to appear before the committee.
Herbert spokeswoman Angie Welling says it's important to Herbert to make a brief statement on Bell's behalf.
It's the first time a lieutenant governor pick has had to be confirmed by the Senate because of a new amendment to the state Constitution about succession.
The committee will make a recommendation to the full Senate. The full Senate is set to vote on the nomination on Sept. 1 during a special session.
Information from: Deseret News
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