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First Substitute S.J.R. 8

Representative Gregory H. Hughes proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
JOINT RULES RESOLUTION - BASE

             2     
BUDGET AMENDMENTS

             3     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Wayne L. Niederhauser

             6     
House Sponsor: Gregory H. Hughes

             7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This resolution requires that the base budget bill appropriate only last year's ongoing
             11      appropriations without add-ons or supplementals.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This resolution:
             14          .    defines "base budget" to mean last year's ongoing appropriations; and
             15          .    defines "base budget bill" to include only funding for the base budget without
             16      add-ons or supplementals.
             17      Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Legislative Rules Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          JR4-5-201
             22     
             23      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. JR4-5-201 is amended to read:
             25           JR4-5-201. Deadline for Passing Base Budget Bills.


             26          (1) As used in this rule:
             27          (a) "Base appropriations" means the appropriations that were not identified as one-time
             28      in an appropriations act that provided funding for the current fiscal year.
             29          (b) "Base budget" means:
             30          (i) base appropriations; or
             31          (ii) an amount less than the base appropriation as determined by the Legislature.
             32          (c) "Base budget bill" means a bill that only appropriates sufficient state revenues to
             33      fund the base budget.
             34          [(1)] (2) Each legislator shall receive a copy of each base budget bill for the next fiscal
             35      year by calendared floor time on the first day of the annual general session.
             36          [(2)] (3) By noon on the tenth day, but not before the third day, of the annual general
             37      session, the Legislature shall either pass or defeat each base budget bill.


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