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S.B. 69

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OVERSIGHT OF LEGISLATIVE STAFF

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OFFICES

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2000 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Sponsor: Lane Beattie

             6      Lyle W. Hillyard
Scott N. Howell



             7      AN ACT RELATING TO THE LEGISLATURE; AMENDING PROVISIONS REGARDING
             8      OVERSIGHT OF OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE FISCAL ANALYST, OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE
             9      RESEARCH AND GENERAL COUNSEL, AND OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR
             10      GENERAL; ENLARGING THE DUTIES OF THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT SUBCOMMITTEE;
             11      AND MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES.
             12      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             13      AMENDS:
             14          36-12-8, as last amended by Chapter 175, Laws of Utah 1983
             15      ENACTS:
             16          36-12-8.1, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             17      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             18          Section 1. Section 36-12-8 is amended to read:
             19           36-12-8. Legislative Management Committee -- Research and General Counsel
             20      Subcommittee -- Budget Subcommittee -- Audit Subcommittee -- Duties -- Members --
             21      Meetings.
             22          (1) There is created within the Legislative Management Committee three subcommittees
             23      having equal representation from each major political party. The subcommittees, their
             24      membership, and their functions are as follows:
             25          (a) The Research and General Counsel Subcommittee, comprising six members, shall
             26      [oversee the positions of legislative research and general counsel director and legislative general
             27      counsel and shall: (i) Recommend] recommend to the Legislative Management Committee a


             28      person or persons to hold the positions of director of the Office of Legislative Research and
             29      General Counsel and legislative general counsel[;].
             30          [(ii) Review and approve the budget for such office; and]
             31          [(iii) Provide an annual performance review of the director.]
             32          (b) The Budget Subcommittee, comprising six members, shall [oversee the position of
             33      legislative fiscal analyst and shall: (i) Recommend] recommend to the Legislative Management
             34      Committee a person to hold the position of legislative fiscal analyst[;].
             35          [(ii) Review and approve the budget for such office; and]
             36          [(iii) Provide an annual performance review of the fiscal analyst.]
             37          (c) The Audit Subcommittee, comprising four members, shall [oversee the position of
             38      legislative auditor general and shall]:
             39          (i) [Recommend] recommend to the Legislative Management Committee a person to hold
             40      the position of legislative auditor general; and
             41          [(ii) Review and approve the budget for such office; and]
             42          [(iii) Provide an annual performance review of the auditor general.]
             43          (ii) (A) review all request for audits;
             44          (B) prioritize those requests; and
             45          (C) hear all audit reports and refer those reports to other legislative committees for their
             46      further review and action as appropriate.
             47          (2) The members of each subcommittee of the Legislative Management Committee shall
             48      be appointed from the membership of the Legislative Management Committee by an appointments
             49      committee comprised of the speaker and the minority leader of the House of Representatives and
             50      the president and the minority leader of the Senate.
             51          (3) Each subcommittee of the Legislative Management Committee shall meet as often as
             52      necessary to perform its duties. They may meet during and between legislative sessions.
             53          Section 2. Section 36-12-8.1 is enacted to read:
             54          36-12-8.1. Legislative Management Committee -- Subcommittee on Oversight --
             55      Members -- Duties -- Meetings.
             56          (1) There is created within the Legislative Management Committee a Subcommittee on
             57      Oversight comprised of the following members:
             58          (a) from the Senate:


             59          (i) the president;
             60          (ii) the majority leader;
             61          (iii) the minority leader; and
             62          (iv) the minority whip;
             63          (b) from the House of Representatives:
             64          (i) the speaker;
             65          (ii) the majority leader;
             66          (iii) the minority leader; and
             67          (iv) the minority whip.
             68          (2) The Subcommittee on Oversight shall:
             69          (a) review and approve the budget for the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst, the Office
             70      of Legislative Research and General Counsel, and the Office of Legislative Auditor General; and
             71          (b) provide an annual performance review for the legislative fiscal analyst, the director of
             72      the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, and the legislative auditor general.
             73          (3) (a) This subcommittee shall meet no later than June 1st of each year to conduct the
             74      annual performance review and no later than November 1st of each year to review and approve the
             75      budget of these offices.
             76          (b) This subcommittee may meet as often as necessary to perform its duties.




Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-27-00 12:33 PM


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

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel


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