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S.B. 153

             1     

TAX REFORM TASK FORCE

             2     
2005 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

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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
             21      Committee.
             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             28          This bill is repealed on November 30, 2005.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
             31     
             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
             36      members:
             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;
             41      and
             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.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel


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