AGENDA

 

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS INTERIM COMMITTEE

UTAH LEGISLATURE

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 8:30 a.m. Room 450 State Capitol Building

 

 

1. Committee Business

         Call to order

         Approval of the minutes of the May 17, 2017, meeting

2. Review of Entities with Legislative Participation

The Legislative Management Committee asked the committee to review each entity in which legislative participation is required by statute in order to determine the entity's effectiveness and recommend to the Legislative Management Committee whether the entity should be repealed or modified.

         Staff presentation Brian Bean

         Committee discussion and action

3. Draft Legislation "Candidate Replacement Amendments"

The committee will study draft legislation that would provide a process for replacing a candidate who drops out of a nonpartisan race.

         Rep. Patrice Arent

         Committee discussion

4. Political Activities of Public Entities

The committee will discuss a proposal, similar to 2017 H.B. 20, to address a public entity's use of public resources, such as email and media, to engage in political activities.

         Rep. Brad Daw

         Cameron Diehl, Director of Government Relations, Utah League of Cities and Towns

         Committee discussion

5. Campaign Finance Review

The committee will discuss inconsistencies in the campaign finance code and how to address them.

         Justin Lee, Deputy Director of Elections, Office of the Lieutenant Governor

         Committee discussion

6. Election Contests

The committee will study whether election challenges should be appealed directly to the Utah Supreme Court.

         Mark Thomas, Director of Elections, Office of the Lieutenant Governor

         Committee discussion

7. Poll Watchers

The committee will discuss whether to modify state code regarding poll watchers to more accurately fit within current election administration practices.

         Justin Lee, Deputy Director of Elections, Office of the Lieutenant Governor

         Committee discussion

8. Other Items/Adjourn