AGENDA

 

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS INTERIM COMMITTEE

UTAH LEGISLATURE

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 • 8:30 a.m. • Room 450 State Capitol Building

 

 

1.   Committee Business

·         Call to order

·         Approval of the minutes of the­­­­­­ September 20, 2017, meeting

2.   Report from the Commission on Federalism

Section 63C-4a-303 requires the Commission on Federalism to report to the committee twice each year on: 1) action taken by the commission; and 2) action taken, or communication received from, certain public officials in response to a request or inquiry made by the commission.

·         Rep. Ken Ivory

·         Committee Discussion

3.   Sunset Review – Constitutional and Federalism Defense Act

The committee will conduct a sunset review of Title 63C, Chapter 4a, Constitutional and Federalism Defense Act, which creates the Constitutional Defense Council and the Commission on Federalism.

·         Rep. Ken Ivory

·         Committee Discussion and Possible Action

4.   National Popular Vote

The committee will discuss a proposal to apportion the state's electors for president of the United States in accordance with the winner of the national popular vote.

·            Rep. Jeremy A. Peterson

·            Patrick Rosenstiel, National Popular Vote Inc.

·            Committee Discussion and Possible Action

5.   Draft Legislation "Campaign Finance Amendments"

The committee will discuss draft legislation that addresses issues raised by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor regarding campaign finance. This bill was opened by the committee at its June 2017 meeting.

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

·            Public Comment

·            Committee Discussion and Possible Action

6.   Draft Legislation "Lobbyist Licensing Amendments"

The committee will discuss draft legislation that addresses licensing of registered lobbyists. This bill is a committee bill that was opened by the committee at its May 2017 meeting.

·            Thomas Vaughn, Committee Staff

·            Public Comment

·            Committee Discussion and Possible Action

7.   Entities with Legislative Participation

The Legislative Management Committee asked the committee to review each board or commission in which legislative participation is required by statute in order to determine the board or commission's effectiveness and recommend to the Legislative Management Committee whether the board or commission should be repealed or modified. The committee will hear from four of the 25 boards and commissions on the committee's focused study list.

·         Representative, Online Court Assistance Program Policy Board

·         Representative, Utah Seismic Safety Commission

·         Kimberlee Carlile, Director of Industry and Talent Initiatives, and Ginger Chinn, Managing Director of Urban and Business Services, Governor's Office of Economic Development

·         Sen. Wayne A. Harper, Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Governing Board

·         Committee discussion and action

8.   Draft Legislation "Government Operations Committee Amendments"

The committee will discuss draft legislation that repeals or modifies provisions relating to boards and commissions as recommended or considered by the committee. This bill was opened by the committee at its August 2017 meeting.

·            Brian Bean, Committee Staff

·            Public Comment

·            Committee Discussion and Possible Action

9.   Voter Privacy

The committee will discuss a proposal that addresses the treatment of certain information on a voter registration record.

·         Sen. Karen Mayne

·         Committee Discussion and Possible Action

10. Draft Legislation "Instant Runoff Voting"

The committee will discuss draft legislation that institutes an instant runoff pilot program for municipalities. This bill is a committee bill that was opened by the committee at its May 2017 meeting.

·            Rep. Marc K. Roberts

·            Public Comment

·            Committee Discussion and Possible Action

11. Draft Legislation "State Employee Leave Policy Amendments"

The committee will discuss draft legislation that broadens the scope of paid leave that is available to state employees for certain disaster relief services.

·            Rep. Norman K. Thurston

·            Public Comment

·            Committee Discussion and Possible Action

12. Other Items/Adjourn