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9 LONG TITLE
10 General Description:
11 This bill amends provisions of the Occupational and Professional Licensure Review
12 Committee Act related to the committee's membership.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . modifies the membership of the Occupational and Professional Licensure Review
16 Committee from 13 to nine members by reducing the number of nonlegislators on
17 the committee;
18 . reduces the quorum requirement from seven to five members; and
19 . makes certain technical changes.
20 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 36-23-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 137
27 36-23-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 137
28 36-23-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 137
29 36-23-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 137
31 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
32 Section 1. Section 36-23-102 is amended to read:
33 36-23-102. Occupational and Professional Licensure Review Committee.
34 (1) There is created the Occupational and Professional Licensure Review Committee.
35 (2) The committee consists of [
36 (a) three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the
37 House of Representatives, no more than two from the same political party;
38 (b) three members of the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate, no more
39 than two from the same political party; and
40 (c) [
41 Representatives and the president of the Senate as follows:
42 (i) [
43 of the advisory boards created under Title 58, Occupations and Professions; and
44 (ii) [
45 type of license issued by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
46 (3) (a) The speaker of the House of Representatives shall designate a member of the
47 House of Representatives appointed under Subsection (2)(a) as a cochair of the committee.
48 (b) The president of the Senate shall designate a member of the Senate appointed under
49 Subsection (2)(b) as a cochair of the committee.
50 Section 2. Section 36-23-103 is amended to read:
51 36-23-103. Committee terms -- Vacancies.
52 (1) A legislator serving on the committee shall serve a two-year term or until the
53 legislator's successor is appointed.
54 (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b), a public member shall serve a
55 three-year term or until the public member's successor is appointed.
56 (b) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president of the Senate shall,
57 at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms of the public members
58 to ensure that approximately [
60 (3) A legislative or public member of the committee may serve one or more terms.
61 (4) (a) A vacancy occurs:
62 (i) when a legislative member ceases to be a member of the Legislature; or
63 (ii) when a member of the committee resigns from the committee.
64 (b) A vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority, and the replacement member
65 shall serve for the remaining unexpired term.
66 Section 3. Section 36-23-104 is amended to read:
67 36-23-104. Committee meetings -- Compensation -- Quorum -- Legislative rules.
68 (1) The committee may meet as needed, at the call of the committee chairs, to carry out
69 the duties set forth in Section 36-23-106 .
70 (2) (a) A legislator on the committee shall receive compensation and expenses as
71 provided by law and legislative rule.
72 (b) (i) A public member on the committee may not receive compensation or benefits
73 for the public member's service, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
74 performance of the public member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of
75 Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
76 (ii) A public member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for the public
77 member's service.
78 (3) (a) [
79 (b) If a quorum is present, the action of a majority of members present is the action of
80 the committee.
81 (4) Except as provided in Subsection (3), in conducting all its business, the committee
82 shall comply with the rules of legislative interim committees regarding motions.
83 Section 4. Section 36-23-106 is amended to read:
84 36-23-106. Duties -- Reporting.
85 (1) The committee shall:
86 (a) conduct a sunrise review in accordance with Section 36-23-107 for all applications
87 submitted in accordance with Section 36-23-105 ;
88 (b) conduct a sunset review for an occupational or professional license classification
89 that is referred to the committee by any other legislative committee by applying:
90 (i) the criteria in Section 36-23-107 ;
91 (ii) the criteria in Title 63, Chapter 55, Legislative Oversight and Sunset Act; and
92 (iii) any other appropriate criteria; and
93 (c) submit a written report by no later than December 31 of each calendar year to:
94 (i) the speaker of the House of Representatives;
95 (ii) the president of the Senate;
96 (iii) the chair of the House Rules Committee;
97 (iv) the chair of the Senate Rules Committee; and
98 (v) the chairs of the Commerce and [
100 (2) The written report required by Subsection (1)(c) shall include:
101 (a) all findings and recommendations made by the committee under Subsection (1) or
102 (3) in that calendar year; and
103 (b) a summary report for each sunrise review conducted by the committee stating:
104 (i) whether the sunrise review was conducted under Subsection (1) or (3);
105 (ii) whether or not the sunrise review included a review of specific proposed statutory
107 (iii) any action taken by the committee as a result of the sunrise review; and
108 (iv) the number of legislative members that voted in favor of the action described in
109 Subsection (2)(b)(iii).
110 (3) The committee may:
111 (a) conduct a sunrise review of any proposal to newly regulate an occupation or
113 (b) conduct any other review referred to it by the Legislature, the Legislative
114 Management Committee, or other legislative committee; or
115 (c) conduct any other study related to regulation of an occupation or profession under
116 Title 58, Occupations and Professions.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-11-08 4:17 PM