This resolution modifies procedures governing legislative review notes.
. requires the legislative general counsel to place an amended legislative review note
on a bill or resolution when an amendment or a substitute substantively changes the
Legislative Rules Affected:
Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
is amended to read:
JR4-2-402. Legislative Review Notes.
(1) The Legislative General Counsel shall place a legislative review note on the
[(2) If an amendment or substitute to legislation appears to substantively change the
legislation's constitutionality, any legislator may request an amended legislative review note by
making a motion in a standing committee or on the floor requesting that an amended legislative
review note be prepared.]
[(3) If the motion is approved by a majority vote, the rules committee of the chamber
where the request was made shall review the request and may either:]
[(a) request that the Legislative General Counsel prepare an amended legislative review
[(b) if the rules committee determines that no amended legislative review note is
necessary, refer the legislation back to the standing committee or the floor.]
[(4) Once the rules committee has decided the question, a motion for an amended
legislative review note is out of order unless the legislation is subsequently amended or another
substitute is filed.]
[(5) (a) If an amended legislative review note is requested by the rules committee,
when the amended note is complete, the rules committee shall refer the legislation back to its
originating standing committee or give the legislation priority for floor action in preparing the
(2) (a) If an amendment or a substitute to legislation appears to substantively change
the legislation's constitutionality, the Legislative General Counsel shall prepare an amended
legislative review note for the legislation.
(b) The amended legislative review note shall be made available to legislators in hard
copy or electronically.
[(6)] (3) The legislative review note or amended legislative review note is not an
official part of the legislation.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-10-10 2:40 PM
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel