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S.B. 123






Chief Sponsor: Scott K. Jenkins

House Sponsor: Brad L. Dee

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the Budgetary Procedures Act by amending the provisions for
             11      restricting an agency from using state appropriated money to pay a lobbyist.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    amends the definition of agency to include a school, a school district, or a charter
             15      school;
             16          .    prohibits a school, a school district, or a charter school from expending state
             17      appropriated money to pay a lobbyist; and
             18          .    makes technical changes.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25          63J-1-210, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             28          Section 1. Section 63J-1-210 is amended to read:
             29           63J-1-210. Restrictions on agency expenditures of money -- Lobbyists.
             30          (1) As used in this section:
             31          (a) (i) "Agency" means [each]:
             32          (A) a department, commission, board, council, agency, institution, officer, corporation,
             33      fund, division, office, committee, authority, laboratory, library, unit, bureau, panel, or other
             34      administrative unit of the state[.]; or
             35          (B) a school, a school district, or a charter school.
             36          (ii) "Agency" includes the legislative branch, the judicial branch, the Board of Regents,
             37      the board of trustees of each higher education institution, [each] or a higher education
             38      institution[, or a public education entity].
             39          (b) "Executive action" means action undertaken by the governor, including signing or
             40      vetoing legislation, and action undertaken by any official in the executive branch of state
             41      government.
             42          (c) "Legislative action" means action undertaken by the Utah Legislature or any part of
             43      it.
             44          (d) "Lobbyist" means a person who is not an employee of an agency who is hired as an
             45      independent contractor by the agency to communicate with legislators or the governor for the
             46      purpose of influencing the passage, defeat, amendment, or postponement of a legislative action
             47      or an executive action.
             48          (2) [A state] An agency [or entity] to which [monies are] money is appropriated by the
             49      Legislature may not expend any [monies] money to pay a lobbyist.
             50          (3) This section does not affect the provisions of Title 36, Chapter 11, Lobbyist
             51      Disclosure and Regulation Act.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-21-11 3:25 PM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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