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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This rules resolution defines "base budget" and establishes a process and deadlines for
11 preparing, reviewing, and adopting base budget bills.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This resolution:
14 . defines the term "base budget";
15 . requires the Executive Appropriations Committee to adopt base budgets in its
16 presession December meeting; and
17 . requires any base budget bills to be available for legislator review at the time the
18 Legislature convenes on the first day of the session and be passed by close of
19 business on the tenth day but not before the third day of the session.
20 Special Clauses:
22 Legislative Rules Affected:
28 Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. JR3-2-402 is amended to read:
30 JR3-2-402. Executive Appropriations -- Duties.
31 (1) As used in this rule, "base budget" means:
32 (a) amounts appropriated by the Legislature for each item of appropriation for the
33 current fiscal year that:
34 (i) are not designated as one-time in an appropriation, regardless of whether or not the
35 appropriations is covered by ongoing or one-time revenue sources; and
36 (ii) were not vetoed by the governor, unless the Legislature overrode the veto; and
37 (b) any changes to those amounts approved by the Executive Appropriations
40 Wednesday in December to:
41 (i) direct staff as to what revenue estimate to use in preparing budget
43 (ii) decide whether or not to set aside special allocations for the end of the session;
44 (iii) approve the appropriate amount for each subcommittee to use in preparing its
45 budget; [
46 (iv) set a budget figure[
47 (v) adopt base budgets and direct the Legislative Fiscal Analyst to prepare one or more
48 appropriations acts appropriating base budgets for the next fiscal year.
49 (b) The chairs of each appropriation subcommittee are invited to attend this meeting.
51 session without special leave from the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate.
53 shall be submitted to one of the subcommittees named in JR3-2-302 for consideration and
56 Appropriations Committee may refer the report back to an appropriations subcommittee with
57 any guidelines the Executive Appropriations Committee considers necessary to assist the
58 subcommittee in producing a balanced budget.
59 (b) The subcommittee shall meet to review the new guidelines and report the
60 adjustments to the chairs of the Executive Appropriations Committee as soon as possible.
62 chairs will report them to the Executive Appropriations Committee.
63 (b) That committee shall:
64 (i) make any further adjustments necessary to balance the budget; and
65 (ii) complete all decisions necessary to draft the final appropriations bill no later than
66 the 38th day of the annual general session.
67 Section 2. JR-19.07 is enacted to read:
68 JR-19.07. Base Budget Bills.
69 (1) Each legislator shall receive a copy of each base budget bill for the next fiscal year
70 by calendared floor time on the first day of the annual general session.
71 (2) By noon on the tenth day but not before the third day of the annual general session,
72 the Legislature shall either pass or defeat each base budget bill.
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