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S.B. 232

This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 4:24 PM by rday. -->              1     




Chief Sponsor: Scott K. Jenkins

House Sponsor: Curtis Oda


             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill creates a procedure to implement a judicial hiring freeze.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    allows a judicial hiring freeze to be implemented during a General Fund deficit for
             13      the juvenile court, district court, appellate court, or any combination of these courts;
             14      and
             15          .    specifies that a judicial hiring freeze shall be established for a specified period of
             16      time.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      ENACTS:
             23          78A-2-113, Utah Code Annotated 1953

             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 78A-2-113 is enacted to read:
             27          78A-2-113. Judicial hiring freeze authorized.

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Senate 2nd Reading Amendments 3-1-2010 rd/ecm
         (1) As used in this section, "General Fund budget deficit" means a situation where
             29      General Fund appropriations made by the Legislature for a fiscal year exceed the estimated
             30      revenues adopted by the Executive Appropriations Committee of the Legislature for the
             31      General Fund in that fiscal year.
             32          (2) During a General Fund budget deficit, the governor, president of the Senate,
             33      speaker of the House, and chief justice of the Supreme Court, may, by S. [ majority ] unanimous .S
             33a      vote,
             34      implement a judicial hiring freeze for judicial vacancies for S. [ the entire ] .S :
             35          (a) S. a .S juvenile court S. district with three or more juvenile court judges .S ;
             36          (b) S.  a  .S district court S. district with three or more district court judges .S ;
             37          (c) S. all .S appellate court S. judges .S ; or
             38          (d) any combination of Subsections (2)(a) through (c).
             39          (3) In implementing a judicial hiring freeze, the governor, president of the Senate,
             40      speaker of the House, and chief justice of the Supreme Court shall:
             41          (a) establish the length of that hiring freeze; and
             42          (b) ensure that the hiring freeze lasts at least 90 days, but not longer than the last day of
             43      the annual general session of the Legislature.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-9-10 10:38 AM

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