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S.B. 165





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

             28      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 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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