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S.B. 80






Sponsor: Craig L. Taylor

8    This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
9    AMENDS:
10         78-45-7.13, as last amended by Chapter 243, Laws of Utah 1996
11    Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
12        Section 1. Section 78-45-7.13 is amended to read:
13         78-45-7.13. Advisory committee -- Membership and functions.
14        (1) On or before March 1, 1995, the governor shall appoint an advisory committee
15    consisting of:
16        (a) [two representatives] one representative recommended by the Office of Recovery
17    Services;
18        (b) [two representatives] one representative recommended by the Judicial Council;
19        (c) two representatives recommended by the Utah State Bar Association; [and]
20        (d) two representatives of noncustodial parents h , ONE MALE AND ONE FEMALE, h
20a    appointed by the governor;
21        (e) two representatives of custodial parents h , ONE MALE AND ONE FEMALE, h appointed
21a    by the governor; and
22        [(d)] (f) an uneven number of additional persons, not to exceed [five] three, who represent
23    diverse interests related to child support issues, as the governor may consider appropriate.
24    However, none of the individuals appointed under this subsection may be members of the Utah
25    State Bar Association.
26        (2) (a) Except as required by Subsection (b), as terms of current committee members
27    expire, the governor shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a four-year term.
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1        (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (a), the governor shall, at the time of
2    appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of committee
3    members are staggered so that approximately half of the committee is appointed every two years.
4        (3) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
5    appointed for the unexpired term.
6        (4) (a) The advisory committee shall review the child support guidelines to ensure their
7    application results in the determination of appropriate child support award amounts.
8        (b) The committee shall report to the Legislative Judiciary Interim Committee on or before
9    October 1 in 1989 and 1991, and then on or before October 1 of every fourth year subsequently.
10        (c) The committee's report shall include recommendations of the majority of the
11    committee, as well as specific recommendations of individual members of the committee.
12        (5) (a) (i) Members who are not government employees shall receive no compensation or
13    benefits for their services, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of
14    the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections
15    63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107.
16        (ii) Members may decline to receive per diem and expenses for their service.
17        (b) (i) State government officer and employee members who do not receive salary, per
18    diem, or expenses from their agency for their service may receive per diem and expenses incurred
19    in the performance of their official duties from the committee at the rates established by the
20    Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107.
21        (ii) State government officer and employee members may decline to receive per diem and
22    expenses for their service.
23        (6) Staff for the committee shall be provided from the existing budgets of the Department
24    of Human Services [and the Judicial Council].
25        (7) The committee ceases to exist no later than the date the subsequent committee under
26    this section is appointed.

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Legislative Review Note
    as of 11-20-96 3:54 PM

A limited legal review of this bill raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

Committee Note

The Judiciary Interim Committee recommended this bill.

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