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S.B. 165

This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 12:14 PM by bhilbert. -->              1     




Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard

             5      This act modifies provisions relating to the information the Senate receives regarding
             6      gubernatorial judicial appointees.
             7      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             8      AMENDS:
             9          67-1-2, as last amended by Chapter 196, Laws of Utah 1992
             10      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             11          Section 1. Section 67-1-2 is amended to read:
             12           67-1-2. Sending list of gubernatorial nominees to Senate and to Office of
             13      Legislative Research and General Counsel.
             14          (1) Unless waived by a majority of the president of the Senate, the Senate majority
             15      leader, and the Senate minority leader, 15 days before any Senate session to confirm any
             16      gubernatorial [nominees] nominee, except a judicial appointment, the governor shall send to
             17      each member of the Senate and to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel:
             18          (a) a list of each nominee for an office or position made by the governor in accordance
             19      with the Utah Constitution and state law; and
             20          (b) any information that may support or provide biographical information about the
             21      nominee, including resumes and curriculum vitae.
             22          (2) When the governor makes a judicial appointment, the governor shall immediately
             23      provide to the president of the Senate and the Office of Legislative Research and General
             24      Counsel:
             25          (a) the name of the judicial appointee;
             26          (b) the judicial appointee's resume, a complete file of all application materials, and any
             27      other related documents, including written reports about, or the results of any internal

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House Floor Amendments 2-26-2003 bh/jlf
     investigations into, the character, ability, health, fitness, temperament, or experience of the
             29      appointee, except for personal notes made by the governor or his staff; and
             30          (c) the name, address, and telephone number of each person who gave h WRITTEN h
             30a      information to
             31      the governor or his staff about the judicial appointee.
             32          [(2)] (3) The Senate shall consent or refuse to give its consent to the nomination.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-30-03 11:07 AM

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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