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H.J.R. 9 Enrolled

                 

JOINT RESOLUTION - REJECTING

                 
RECOMMENDED SALARY INCREASE FOR

                 
LEGISLATORS

                 
2002 GENERAL SESSION

                 
STATE OF UTAH

                 
Sponsor: Glenn L. Way

                  Douglas C. Aagard
                  Gerry A. Adair
                  Jeff Alexander
                  Sheryl L. Allen
                  Eli H. Anderson
                  Patrice M. Arent
                  Roger E. Barrus
                  Trisha S. Beck
                  Ralph Becker
                  Chad E. Bennion
                  Cindy Beshear
                  Ron Bigelow
                  Jackie Biskupski
                  Duane E. Bourdeaux
                  DeMar Bud Bowman
                  Afton B. Bradshaw
                  Katherine M. Bryson
                  Judy Ann Buffmire
                  Don E. Bush
                  Craig W. Buttars
                  David Clark
                  Stephen D. ClarkDavid N. Cox
Greg J. Curtis
Scott Daniels
Marda Dillree
Glenn A. Donnelson
Carl W. Duckworth
James A. Ferrin
Ben C. Ferry
Fred J. Fife
Kevin S. Garn
Brent H. Goodfellow
James R. Gowans
Neil A. Hansen
Thomas V. Hatch
Neal B. Hendrickson
David L. Hogue
Kory M. Holdaway
Eric K. Hutchings
Bradley T. Johnson
Patricia W. Jones
Brad King
David LitvackRebecca D. Lockhart
Steven R. Mascaro
Ty McCartney
Karen W. Morgan
Carol Spackman Moss
Joseph G. Murray
Merlynn T. Newbold
J. Morgan Philpot
Paul Ray
Jack A. Seitz
LaWanna Lou Shurtliff
Richard M. Siddoway
Gordon E. Snow
Michael R. Styler
John E. Swallow
Matt Throckmorton
A. Lamont Tyler
David Ure
Stephen H. Urquhart
Peggy Wallace
Max W. Young                   This joint resolution of the Legislature rejects the salary recommendations of the Legislative
                  Compensation Commission that would, except for this joint resolution, take effect on
                  January 1, 2003.
                  Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      WHEREAS, Utah Code Title 36, Chapter 2, Employees and Compensation, governs the
                  process for setting the salaries of members of the Legislature;
                      WHEREAS, the statute provides that, unless rejected or decreased by the Legislature, the
                  legislative salary of a member of the Legislature is automatically set at the amount recommended


                  by the Legislative Compensation Commission;
                      WHEREAS, the statute requires the Legislative Compensation Commission to make its
                  recommendations in an even-numbered year to take effect beginning January 1st of the following
                  odd-numbered year;
                      WHEREAS, the Legislative Compensation Commission, in its report prepared for the 2002
                  General Session, recommended that the legislative salary level be increased from $120 to $130 per
                  day for:
                      (1) each calendar day of an annual general session; and
                      (2) each day the legislator attends:
                      (a) a veto-override session;
                      (b) a special session; or
                      (c) other authorized legislative meeting;
                      WHEREAS, pursuant to the statute, the Legislature must take action in the 2002 General
                  Session if the Legislature wants to reject the recommendations of the Legislative Compensation
                  Commission prepared for the 2002 General Session, which, except for this joint resolution would
                  take effect January 2002; and
                      WHEREAS, with limited state revenues this fiscal year, the increase in legislative salaries
                  is not appropriate at this time:
                      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah rejects the
                  salary amount recommended by the Legislative Compensation Commission in the commission's
                  report prepared for the 2002 General Session.
                      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that:
                      (1) the legislative salary of a member of the Legislature shall remain at the amount effective
                  on January 1, 2001 of $120 per each day the member of the Legislature is entitled to pay under Title
                  36, Chapter 2; and
                      (2) consistent with the recommendations of the Legislative Compensation Commission the
                  additional compensation for legislative leadership shall remain at the levels effective on January 1,
                  2001.

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                      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Legislative
                  Compensation Commission.

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