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S.B. 232 Enrolled
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
14 courts; and
15 . specifies that a judicial hiring freeze shall be established for a specified period of
17 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
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.
28 (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 unanimous vote,
34 implement a judicial hiring freeze for judicial vacancies for:
35 (a) a juvenile court district with three or more juvenile court judges;
36 (b) a district court district with three or more district court judges;
37 (c) all appellate court judges; 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
43 of the annual general session of the Legislature.
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