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6 LONG TITLE
7 General Description:
8 This bill creates the Tax Reform Task Force.
9 Highlighted Provisions:
10 This bill:
11 . provides for the appointment of members and cochairs of the task force;
12 . provides procedures and requirements for the operation of the task force;
13 . provides for the payment of salaries and expenses of members of the task force who
14 are legislators;
15 . provides for the payment of per diem and expenses for members of the task force
16 who are not legislators;
17 . provides that the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide
18 staff support to the task force;
19 . prescribes the scope of the task force's study; and
20 . requires the task force to make reports to the Revenue and Taxation Interim
22 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
23 This bill appropriates:
24 . $7,200 to the Senate;
25 . $12,600 to the House of Representatives; and
26 . $80,000 to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel.
27 Other Special Clauses:
28 This bill is repealed on November 30, 2005.
29 Uncodified Material Affected:
30 ENACTS UNCODIFIED MATERIAL
32 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
33 Section 1. Tax Reform Task Force -- Creation -- Membership -- Quorum --
34 Compensation -- Staff.
35 (1) There is created the Tax Reform Task Force consisting of the following 13
37 (a) four members of the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate, no more than
38 three of whom may be from the same political party;
39 (b) seven members of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the
40 House of Representatives, no more than five of whom may be from the same political party;
42 (c) two members appointed by the governor.
43 (2) (a) The president of the Senate shall designate a member of the Senate appointed
44 under Subsection (1)(a) as a cochair of the task force.
45 (b) The speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate a member of the House
46 of Representatives appointed under Subsection (1)(b) as a cochair of the task force.
47 (3) A majority of the members of the task force constitute a quorum. The action of a
48 majority of a quorum constitutes the action of the task force.
49 (4) (a) Salaries and expenses of the members of the task force who are legislators shall
50 be paid in accordance with Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rule 15.03.
51 (b) A member of the task force who is not a legislator may not receive compensation
52 for the member's work associated with the task force, but may receive per diem and
53 reimbursement for travel expenses incurred as a member of the task force at the rates
54 established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
55 (5) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff support
56 to the task force.
57 Section 2. Duties -- Interim report.
58 (1) The task force shall review and make recommendations on issues relating to tax
59 reform in the state as determined by the task force.
60 (2) The task force shall report to the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee
61 monthly on or before each Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee meeting.
62 (3) A final report, including any proposed legislation, shall be presented to the
63 Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee before November 30, 2005.
64 Section 3. Appropriation.
65 There is appropriated from the General Fund for fiscal year 2004-05 only:
66 (1) $7,200 to the Senate to pay for the compensation and expenses of senators on the
67 task force;
68 (2) $12,600 to the House of Representatives to pay for the compensation and expenses
69 of representatives on the task force; and
70 (3) $80,000 to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel to pay for
71 staffing the task force.
72 Section 4. Repeal date.
73 This bill is repealed on November 30, 2005.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-27-05 8:54 AM
Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.