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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This resolution modifies provisions of the Legislative Joint Rules relating to the
11 declaration and disclosure of conflicts of interest and filing financial disclosures.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This resolution:
14 . modifies and creates definitions;
15 . requires each legislator to file a financial disclosure form;
16 . provides filing deadlines and requirements for the form;
17 . specifies the content of the form;
18 . requires the form to be made available on the Internet and in legislative offices; and
19 . makes technical changes.
20 Special Clauses:
21 This resolution provides an immediate effective date.
22 Legislative Rules Affected:
26 Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. JR6-1-201 is amended to read:
29 JR6-1-201. Declaring and Recording Conflicts of Interest.
54 (1) As used in this section, "conflict of interest" is as defined in Section 76-8-109 .
55 (2) A legislator shall file a financial disclosure form in compliance with Section
56 76-8-109 and according to the requirements of this section:
57 (a) on the first day of each general session of the Legislature; and
58 (b) each time the legislator changes employment.
59 (3) The financial disclosure form shall include the disclosures required by Section
60 76-8-109 .
61 (4) (a) The financial disclosure form shall be filed with:
62 (i) the Secretary of the Senate, for a legislator that is a Senator; or
63 (ii) the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, for a legislator that is a
65 (b) The Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives
66 shall ensure that:
67 (i) blank financial disclosure forms are made available on the Internet and at the offices
68 of the Senate and the House of Representatives; and
70 filed under this rule are made available to the public[
71 Senate or the House of Representatives.
73 a legislator has actual knowledge that [
74 stated on the [
75 to the committee or body before which the matter is pending:
76 (i) that the legislator may have a conflict of interest; and
77 (ii) what that conflict is.
78 (b) The Secretary of the Senate or the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives
80 (i) direct committee secretaries to note the declaration of conflict of interest in the
81 minutes of any committee meeting; and
82 (ii) ensure that each declaration of conflict declared on the floor is noted in the Senate
83 Journal or House Journal.
85 legislator from voting on any legislation or legislative matter.
86 Section 2. Effective date.
87 This resolution takes effect upon approval by a constitutional majority vote of all
88 members of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-29-10 10:12 AM