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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;
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 majority vote,
34 implement a judicial hiring freeze for judicial vacancies for the entire:
35 (a) juvenile court;
36 (b) district court;
37 (c) appellate court; 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