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S.J.R. 18






Chief Sponsor: Wayne L. Niederhauser

House Sponsor: John Dougall

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This resolution requires that legislation creating a new program or agency contains a
             11      legislative performance review note. If a new state program or agency fails to meet the
             12      performance standards contained in its legislative performance review note within a
             13      specified period of time, the program or agency is subject to repeal.
             14      Highlighted Provisions:
             15          This resolution:
             16          .    requires legislation creating a new program or agency to have a legislative
             17      performance review note;
             18          .    requires new programs to meet or exceed the performance measures contained in
             19      the legislative performance review note; and
             20          .    requires, that if performance measures are not met within a specified period of time,
             21      the program is subject to repeal.
             22      Special Clauses:
             23          None
             24      Legislative Rules Affected:
             25      ENACTS:
             26          JR4-2-404

             28      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. JR4-2-404 is enacted to read:
             30          JR4-2-404. Legislative Performance Review Notes.
             31          (1) Legislation that creates or establishes a new program or agency shall contain a
             32      performance review note which shall contain the new program or agency's goals, purposes, and
             33      performance measures.
             34          (2) The Legislative Auditor General, subject to Section 36-12-15 , shall provide each
             35      new program and agency created with a list of best practices in setting up their program or
             36      agency, including:
             37          (a) policies;
             38          (b) performance measures; and
             39          (c) data collection.
             40          (3) Within three years of a new program or agency's creation, the Legislative Auditor
             41      General shall determine whether or not, and if so to what extent, a new program or agency has
             42      met the performance measures contained in the legislative performance review note.
             43          (4) In conducting its review, the Legislative Auditor may utilize survey instruments,
             44      request a reporting from the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, conduct a limited scope
             45      audit, or recommend to the legislative audit subcommittee that the Legislative Auditor conduct
             46      an audit of any new program or agency.
             47          (5) Upon a finding by the Legislative Auditor General that a new program or agency is
             48      not fulfilling its statutory guidelines or directives, or has not met its original legislative
             49      performance review note, the new program or agency shall be scheduled for termination under
             50      Section 63I-1-102 .
             51          (6) It is the purpose of this rule to provide a process to terminate any new program or
             52      agency that is not meeting the stated performance measures established in its legislative
             53      performance review note.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 3-2-09 10:51 AM

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