Notice of Meeting

Government Operations Interim Committee

The committee chairs have scheduled the following meeting:

DATE: Wednesday, November 20, 2002

TIME: 2:00 p.m.

PLACE: Room 405 State Capitol

An agenda follows this notice. If committee members would like to be excused from the meeting, they may call John Cannon or Cassandra Bauman at 538-1032.


Sen. John W. Hickman, Senate Chair

Rep. Craig W. Buttars, House Chair

Sen. Ron Allen

Sen. Lyle W. Hillyard

President Al Mansell

Sen. Millie M. Peterson

Rep. Eli H. Anderson

Rep. Ron Bigelow

Rep. Demar "Bud" Bowman

Rep. Don E. Bush

Rep. Neil A. Hansen

Rep. Neal B. Hendrickson

Rep. Peggy Wallace

Rep. Bradley A. Winn

John Q. Cannon

Research Analyst

John L. Fellows

Associate General Counsel

Cassandra N. Bauman

Legislative Secretary

Prepared November 6, 2002


Government Operations Interim Committee

Utah Legislature

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 2:00 p.m. Room 405 State Capitol

1. Committee Business

Call to order

Approval of the minutes of the October 23, 2002 meeting

2. Statewide Initiatives

During the September meeting, the Committee discussed the initiative issue and the recent Utah Supreme Court opinion that declared unconstitutional portions of Utah's initiative law. The Committee formed a working group of committee members to further study this issue and report back to the full committee at the November meeting. The Committee will hear the working group's report and discuss any legislative proposals brought by the working group.

Staff Briefing

Working Group Report

Public Comment

Committee Discussion/Action

3. Rainy Day Fund Revisions

During the October meeting, the Committee discussed a proposal to change the statutory provisions governing the state's Rainy Day Fund and directed staff to draft legislation addressing this issue. The Committee will discuss draft legislation on this subject at this meeting.

Staff Briefing

Public Comment

Committee Discussion/Action

4. Issuance of State Bonds

During the October meeting, the committee discussed the issue of consolidating the authority to issue both general obligation and revenue bonds. The Committee requested additional information on this issue for its November meeting.

Staff Briefing

Public Comment

Committee Discussion/Action

5. Election Law

The Committee will discuss recently passed federal legislation concerning election law reform and the potential impact on Utah.

Staff Briefing

Lt. Governor Olene Walker

Amy Naccarato, State Elections Director

Public Comment

Committee Discussion/Action

6. Other Items / Adjourn