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H.R. 1






Sponsor: Thomas V. Hatch

             6      This House resolution modifies House rules relating to long titles. This resolution gives the
             7      Chief Clerk of the House limited powers to conform long titles to reflect changes made by
             8      substitute or amendment and makes a technical change in reading requirements to conform
             9      with the Utah Constitution and with current practice. This resolution takes effect upon
             10      passage by the House of Representatives.
             11      This resolution affects legislative rules as follows:
             12      Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the state of Utah:
             13      AMENDS:
             14          HR-20.06
             15          HR-25.08
             16          Section 1. HR-20.06 is amended to read:
             17           HR-20.06. Duties of the Chief Clerk.
             18          A Chief Clerk of the House shall be appointed by the Speaker or Speaker-elect before each
             19      session is convened. The general duties of the Chief Clerk are to:
             20          (1) certify and transmit all bills to the Senate and inform the Senate of all House action;
             21          (2) assist the Journal Clerk in preparation of the House Journal and certify it as an accurate
             22      reflection of House action;
             23          (3) correct the spelling of words, erroneous division and hyphenation of words, correct
             24      mistakes in numbering sections and their references, capitalize or decapitalize words, change
             25      numbers from words to figures or from figures to words, and underscore or remove underscoring
             26      in bills without a motion to amend, which technical corrections may be made either before or
             27      following final passage of a bill;

             28          (4) modify the long title of any bill or resolution to ensure that the long title accurately
             29      reflects any changes to the bill or resolution made by amendment or substitute;
             30          [(4)] (5) (a) supervise all House of Representatives personnel during the session and assign
             31      them duties and responsibilities, including keeping a record of the attendance of all employees; and
             32          (b) provide that any employee who is absent without the written consent or subsequent
             33      approval of the Speaker may not be paid for the day or days of absence;
             34          [(5)] (6) be the custodian of all official documents;
             35          [(6)] (7) receive from the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel all
             36      numbered bills and resolutions;
             37          [(7)] (8) record the number, title, sponsor, each action, and final disposition of every bill
             38      on the bill backs;
             39          [(8)] (9) prepare and distribute the daily order of business each day;
             40          [(9)] (10) advise the Speaker on parliamentary procedure, constitutional requirements, and
             41      Joint and House Rules;
             42          [(10)] (11) assist with amendments to bills;
             43          [(11)] (12) record votes and present the results to the Speaker;
             44          [(12)] (13) transmit to the Governor all enrolled House bills; and
             45          [(13)] (14) approve material for placement on the Representative's desks.
             46          Section 2. HR-25.08 is amended to read:
             47           HR-25.08. Third Reading Calendar.
             48          (1) (a) For its third reading, each bill listed shall be read by [long] title, unless by
             49      two-thirds vote the House members suspend this requirement. (Utah Constitution Article VI,
             50      Section 22; cf. HR-27.16)
             51          (b) The bill shall then be considered.
             52          (2) (a) On each bill, after reading the [long] title, the reading clerk shall announce which
             53      House standing committee reviewed the bill and the vote in that committee.
             54          (b) If a bill has not received a House standing committee review, the reading clerk shall
             55      announce that the bill received no House standing committee review.
             56          (3) (a) The final question is: "This bill (resolution) has been read three times; the question
             57      is: Shall the bill (resolution) pass?"
             58          (b) The final vote shall then be taken.

             59          Section 3. Effective date.
             60          This resolution takes effect upon approval by a constitutional majority vote of all members
             61      of the House of Representatives.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-10-01 3:43 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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