"Right now, it's a bit complicated, and we have to figure out the best way to do this," Bouwhuis said. "It's just so weird that this happened at the beginning of the session, and now we're dealing with it again."
Utah House GOP leadership is also facing replacement issues. While the busy season of the legislative session is over, interim committee work begins in May.
Clark said he expected House Republicans to choose a new leader at a meeting scheduled for May. He also lamented the pre- and post-session losses of Republican legislative leaders.
"To have the session bookended with the losses of the majority leaders in both the Senate and the House was not only a tragic loss of these gifted legislators for the institution, but for their families," Clark said. "The state of Utah comes out a little less whole than when we started."
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