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H.B. 322 Enrolled
AN ACT RELATING TO THE LEGISLATURE; PROVIDING THE OFFICE OF THE
LEGISLATIVE FISCAL ANALYST GIVE A COST ESTIMATE TO CITIZENS OF
LEGISLATION; AND MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
36-12-13, as last amended by Chapter 166, Laws of Utah 1992
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 36-12-13 is amended to read:
36-12-13. Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst established -- Powers, functions, and
duties -- Qualifications.
(1) There is established an Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst as a permanent staff office
for the Legislature.
(2) The powers, functions, and duties of the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst under the
supervision of the fiscal analyst are:
(a) to analyze in detail the executive budget before the convening of each legislative
session and make recommendations to the Legislature on each item or program appearing in the
(b) to prepare cost estimates on all proposed bills that anticipate state government
(c) to prepare cost estimates on all proposed bills that anticipate expenditures by county,
municipal, or special district governments;
(d) to prepare cost estimates on all proposed bills that anticipate direct expenditures by any
Utah resident, and the cost to the overall impacted Utah resident population;
expressed intent of the Legislature;
or more effective administration;
final legislative program on the financial condition of the state;
Management Committee, reports on the finances of the state and on anticipated or proposed requests
facilitate program and in-depth review of state expenditures in accordance with Sections 63-38-14
which an in-depth budget review should be requested, and to recommend to the Legislative
Management Committee the priority in which the request should be made;
(3) The legislative fiscal analyst shall have a master's degree in public administration,
political science, economics, accounting, or the equivalent in academic or practical experience.
(4) In carrying out the duties provided for in this section, the legislative fiscal analyst may
obtain access to all records, documents, and reports necessary to the scope of his duties according
to the procedures contained in Title 36, Chapter 14, Legislative Subpoena Powers.
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