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S.J.R. 1







Sponsor: Beverly Ann Evans

             7      A joint resolution of the Legislature revising joint rules by changing the name of a joint
             8      appropriations subcommittee. This resolution has an immediate effective date.
             9      This resolution affects legislative rules as follows:
             10      AMENDS:
             11          JR-3.02
             12      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             13          Section 1. JR-3.02 is amended to read:
             14           JR-3.02. Joint Appropriations Committee.
             15          (1) The Joint Appropriations Committee of the Legislature consists of all the members
             16      of the Legislature.
             17          (2) (a) The members of the Joint Appropriations Committee shall be divided into the
             18      following subcommittees:
             19          (i) Capital Facilities and Administrative Services;
             20          (ii) Commerce and Revenue;
             21          (iii) Economic Development and Human Resources;
             22          (iv) Executive Offices and Criminal Justice;
             23          (v) Health and Human Services;
             24          (vi) Higher Education;
             25          (vii) Natural Resources;
             26          (viii) Public Education;
             27          (ix) [Quasi-Governmental] Retirement and Independent Entities; and

             28          (x) Transportation, Environmental Quality, and National Guard.
             29          (b) The President of the Senate and Speaker of the House shall appoint their respective
             30      members to each subcommittee.
             31          (c) The [Quasi-Governmental] Retirement and Independent Entities Subcommittee
             32      shall have the same members as the [Legislative Quasi-Governmental] Retirement and
             33      Independent Entities Committee created in Section [ 63-95-201 ] 63E-1-201 .
             34          (3) (a) A majority of any committee or subcommittee constitutes a quorum for the
             35      transaction of business.
             36          (b) In determining a committee or subcommittee quorum, a majority is at least 50% in
             37      one house and more than 50% in the other.
             38          (c) In all decisions of the subcommittees, a majority vote will prevail. A majority vote
             39      is at least 50% of the members of one house and more than 50% in the other house in
             40      attendance.
             41          (4) (a) There shall be an Executive Appropriations Committee consisting of 18
             42      members composed of:
             43          (i) three members of the majority leadership of the Senate and four members of the
             44      majority leadership of the House;
             45          (ii) two members of the minority leadership of the Senate and three members of the
             46      minority leadership of the House;
             47          (iii) the chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the chair of the House
             48      Appropriations Committee; and
             49          (iv) (A) one member from the majority party of the Senate as appointed by the
             50      President of the Senate or as chosen by the Senate majority caucus;
             51          (B) two members from the minority party of the Senate as appointed by the Senate
             52      minority leader or as chosen by the Senate minority caucus; and
             53          (C) one member from the minority party of the House as appointed by the House
             54      minority leader or as chosen by the House minority caucus.
             55          (b) A member of the Executive Appropriations Committee, whose membership is
             56      determined under Subsection (4)(a)(i) or (ii), may appoint a designee to permanently serve in
             57      that individual's place with the approval of the Speaker or the President for any majority party
             58      member or with the approval of the House or Senate minority party leader for any minority

             59      party member.
             60          (c) In all decisions of the Executive Appropriations Committee, a majority vote
             61      prevails. When a division is requested, that vote must include at least 50% of the members of
             62      one house and more than 50% of the members of the other house in attendance.
             63          (5) (a) The Executive Appropriations Committee shall meet no later than the third
             64      Wednesday in December to:
             65          (i) direct staff as to what revenue estimate to use in preparing budget
             66      recommendations;
             67          (ii) decide whether or not to set aside special allocations for the end of the session;
             68          (iii) set aside an appropriate amount for fiscal note bills;
             69          (iv) approve the appropriate amount for each subcommittee to use in preparing its
             70      budget; and
             71          (v) set a budget figure.
             72          (b) The chairs of each appropriation subcommittee are invited to attend this meeting.
             73          (6) The Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall prepare revised revenue estimates in
             74      February.
             75          (7) The Executive Appropriations Committee shall include in its consideration tax
             76      collections and revenue policy, tax administration, and analysis of revenue sources.
             77          (8) (a) With the approval of the Executive Appropriations Committee, time schedules
             78      for subcommittee meetings will be determined so that no conflict exists with the annual general
             79      sessions or standing committee meetings of the Legislature.
             80          (b) Appropriations subcommittees may not meet while the Senate or House is in
             81      session without special leave from the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate.
             82          (9) (a) (i) It is the duty of the appropriations chair of each house to receive the reports
             83      of the subcommittees and to forward the reports to the Executive Appropriations Committee.
             84          (ii) The Executive Appropriations Committee shall combine the reports into a total
             85      appropriations bill.
             86          (b) The Executive Appropriations Committee shall establish a liaison between their
             87      committee and each of the appropriations subcommittees.
             88          (10) All proposed items of expenditure to be included in the final appropriations bill,
             89      including appropriations for the Legislature and its committees and staff, shall be submitted to

             90      one of the subcommittees named in this rule for consideration and recommendation.
             91          (11) (a) After receiving and reviewing subcommittee reports, the Executive
             92      Appropriations Committee may refer the report back to an appropriations subcommittee with
             93      any guidelines the Executive Appropriations Committee considers necessary to assist the
             94      subcommittee in producing a balanced budget.
             95          (b) The subcommittee shall meet to review the new guidelines and report the
             96      adjustments to the chairs of the Executive Appropriations Committee as soon as possible.
             97          (12) (a) After receiving the reports, the appropriations chairs will report them to the
             98      Executive Appropriations Committee.
             99          (b) That committee shall:
             100          (i) make any further adjustments necessary to balance the budget; and
             101          (ii) complete all decisions necessary to draft the final appropriations bill no later than
             102      the 38th day of the annual general session.
             103          (13) (a) During the interim, the Executive Appropriations Committee shall meet at
             104      least every other month on the day before interim meetings on alternating months between
             105      Legislative Management Committee meetings.
             106          (b) The first meeting of the Executive Appropriations Committee shall be in the month
             107      following the first meeting of the Legislative Management Committee.
             108          (c) The appropriations subcommittee chairs may attend these meetings and provide
             109      input regarding their budget.
             110          (d) (i) Each year, the Executive Appropriations Committee shall:
             111          (A) select a state agency, institution, or program to be the subject of an in-depth budget
             112      review; and
             113          (B) direct an appropriation subcommittee to conduct the in-depth budget review of the
             114      agency and report back to the Executive Appropriations Committee.
             115          (ii) In conducting the in-depth budget review, the appropriations subcommittee shall:
             116          (A) study, in detail, the budget of the agency, institution, or program;
             117          (B) prepare a report making recommendations for reduction or additions to the budget
             118      of that agency, institution, or program; and
             119          (C) present its findings and recommendations to the Executive Appropriations
             120      Committee.

             121          Section 2. Effective date.
             122          This resolution takes effect upon approval by a constitutional majority vote of all
             123      members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 10-4-02 11:33 AM

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

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

Interim Committee Note
    as of 12-11-02 10:08 AM

The Quasi-Governmental Entities Interim Committee recommended this bill.

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