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H.B. 309





Chief Sponsor: Christopher N. Herrod

Senate Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions relating to county fiscal procedures.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    modifies a provision relating to transferring an unencumbered or unexpended
             13      appropriation balance or incurring an excess expenditure to:
             14              .    eliminate the need for the budget officer's consent and require instead the
             15      officer's review; and
             16              .    require the approval of the county legislative body;
             17          .    modifies a provision requiring county officers to be paid monthly to allow officers
             18      to be paid monthly, semi-monthly, or bi-weekly, as determined by the county
             19      legislative body; and
             20          .    makes technical changes.
             21      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             22          None
             23      Other Special Clauses:
             24          None
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             26      AMENDS:
             27          17-16-18, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1993, Chapter 227

             28          17-36-22, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 300
             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. Section 17-16-18 is amended to read:
             32           17-16-18. Salaries paid out of general fund.
             33          The salaries of county officers [must] shall be paid monthly, semi-monthly, or
             34      bi-weekly, as determined by the county legislative body, out of the general fund or the salary
             35      fund, as the case may be, of the county upon the order of the county legislative body.
             36          Section 2. Section 17-36-22 is amended to read:
             37           17-36-22. Transfer of unexpended appropriation balance by department.
             38          [With the consent of]
             39          (1) After review by the budget officer[,] and with the approval of the county legislative
             40      body, any department may:
             41          (a) transfer any unencumbered or unexpended appropriation balance or any part from
             42      one expenditure account to another within the department during the budget year[,]; or
             43          (b) incur an excess expenditure of one or more line items [may be permitted; provided,
             44      that].
             45          (2) A transfer or expenditure under Subsection (1) may not occur if the transfer or
             46      expenditure would cause the total of all excess expenditures or encumbrances [does not] to
             47      exceed the total unused appropriation within the department at the close of the budget period.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-29-09 3:39 PM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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