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H.J.R. 6 Enrolled
Evan L. Olsen
Kevin S. Garn
A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE LEGISLATURE REVISING INTERIM AND JOINT
RULES; CLARIFYING THE MOTION TO HOLD; CONFORMING RULES TO
STATUTE; MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
This resolution affects legislative rules as follows:
REPEALS AND REENACTS:
Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. IR-1.02 is amended to read:
IR-1.02. Creation and Organization of Subcommittees.
(1) On the recommendation of a majority vote of the interim committee members, and
upon the approving vote of the Legislative Management Committee, a committee may direct the
creation of a subcommittee by motion, designating the object of the subcommittee. The chairmen
shall appoint to the subcommittee as legislative members only legislators on the interim committee
which created the subcommittee. A subcommittee of an interim committee shall be comprised of at
least four legislators. The chairman of a subcommittee shall be a legislator. [
unless the per diem and expenses of the subcommittee members can be adequately covered within
the budget of the interim committee.
(2) Unless approved by Legislative Management Committee, a task force, commission, or
committee may not create a subcommittee unless:
(a) the legislation creating the task force, commission, or committee authorizes the creation
of a subcommittee; and
(b) the per diem and expenses of the subcommittee members can be adequately covered
within the task force, commission, or committee budget.
Section 2. IR-2.01 is amended to read:
IR-2.01. Meetings of Interim Committees.
(1) The corresponding interim committees of the two houses shall meet jointly, unless
otherwise determined by the [
(2) Each committee shall meet at the time and in the room assigned by the Legislative
Management Committee. The committee may meet at additional times or in other locations as
determined by the [
Open and Public Meetings [
(3) Each committee [
Legislative Management Committee the time, location, and agenda of the committee meetings.
Section 3. IR-2.04 is amended to read:
IR-2.04. Rights of Members to Attend Meetings.
Any member of the Legislature may attend any meeting of an interim committee or its
subcommittees, and may present views on any subject under consideration. However, no legislator
has the right to vote on any decision of a committee or subcommittee of which he is not a member.
All meetings of these committees shall be open to the public except as otherwise provided in the
Utah Open and Public Meetings [
Section 4. IR-2.06 is amended to read:
IR-2.06. Public Hearing.
An interim committee may hold public hearings in addition to or instead of regular
committee meetings. The [
subject matter under discussion and to the public, in accordance with the Utah Open and Public
procedures for the orderly conduct of the hearing, including limitation of the time available for the
entire hearing and for all individual [
presenting shall address the committee. The committee may, at any time, close the public hearing
and begin a regular committee meeting. [
testimony may be taken under oath.
Section 5. IR-3.01 is amended to read:
IR-3.01. Committee Responsibilities.
The interim committees, meeting jointly, shall:
(1) receive study assignments by resolution from the Legislature;
Management Committee; however, if a study request has not been disapproved by the Legislative
Management Committee [
committee may proceed with the requested study;
(4) request research reports from professional legislative staff pertaining to the committee's
(5) investigate and study possibilities for improvement in government services within its
(6) accept reports from professional legislative staff and make recommendations for
legislative action with respect to the reports; and
(7) prepare and recommend to the Legislature a legislative program in response to the
committee study agenda.
Section 6. IR-3.02 is amended to read:
(1) Each interim committee and its subcommittees shall keep minutes of its meetings as
required by the Utah Open and Public Meetings [
(2) Meetings of interim committees and subcommittees may be electronically recorded to
assist the secretary or analyst in preparing accurate minutes of the meeting. Once the minutes are
approved by the motion of the committee, they are the official record of the proceedings of the
committee. The electronic record, if any, may then be erased unless otherwise directed by a majority
vote of the committee.
Section 7. IR-3.05 is repealed and reenacted to read:
IR-3.05. Review of Rules Referred by Administrative Rules Review Committee.
If the Administrative Rules Review Committee determines that an issue in an agency's rule
may be more appropriately addressed by the interim committee having oversight of the subject
matter from that particular agency, the Administrative Rules Review Committee may refer that
administrative rule to the interim committee and notify the Legislative Management Committee of
Section 8. IR-4.02 is amended to read:
IR-4.02. Motions in Order during Debate.
When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received except:
(1) to fix the time to which to adjourn;
(2) to adjourn;
(3) to [
(4) to postpone to a time certain; [
(5) to amend or substitute[
(6) to call for previous question.
Section 9. IR-4.07 is amended to read:
IR-4.07. Motion to Hold.
A motion to [
committee. A motion to hold may include a time certain for the matter to be considered on the
Section 10. IR-4.10 is amended to read:
IR-4.10. Members to Vote; Recording of Votes.
(1) Each member of the committee present shall vote yea or nay on each question put to vote
by the [
(2) In accordance with the Utah Open and Public Meetings [
member on any question shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting. However, questions
approved by unanimous vote or by a substantial majority of those present may be recorded as
approved with only the names of those opposed and those absent listed in the minutes.
Section 11. Effective date.
This resolution takes effect upon approval by a constitutional majority vote of all members
of the Senate and House of Representatives.
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