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H.B. 382






Chief Sponsor: Ken Ivory

Senate Sponsor: Wayne L. Niederhauser

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends provisions in Title 63C, Chapter 4, Constitutional Defense Council,
             11      regarding making information available on a website.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    requires the Federalism Subcommittee of the Constitutional Defense Council to post
             15      certain information on a website; and
             16          .    makes technical changes.
             17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          63C-4-106, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 252
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 63C-4-106 is amended to read:
             27           63C-4-106. Evaluation of federal law and policy -- Response.

             28          (1) As used in this chapter:
             29          (a) "Federal governmental entity" means:
             30          (i) the president of the United States;
             31          (ii) the United States Congress;
             32          (iii) a United States agency; or
             33          (iv) an employee or official appointed by the president of the United States.
             34          (b) "Federal law" means:
             35          (i) an executive order by the president of the United States;
             36          (ii) a statute passed by the United States Congress;
             37          (iii) a regulation adopted by a United States agency; or
             38          (iv) a policy statement, guidance, or action by:
             39          (A) a United States agency; or
             40          (B) an employee or official appointed by the president of the United States.
             41          (c) "United States agency" means a department, agency, authority, commission,
             42      council, board, office, bureau, or other administrative unit of the executive branch of the
             43      United States government.
             44          (2) In accordance with Section 63C-4-107 , the Federalism Subcommittee shall evaluate
             45      a federal law submitted to the Federalism Subcommittee by a council member.
             46          (3) The Federalism Subcommittee may request information regarding a federal law
             47      under evaluation from a United States Senator or Representative elected from the state.
             48          (4) If the Federalism Subcommittee finds that a federal law is not authorized by the
             49      United States Constitution or violates the principle of federalism as described in Subsection
             50      63C-4-107 (2), the Federalism Subcommittee chair may:
             51          (a) request from a United States Senator or Representative elected from the state:
             52          (i) information about the federal law; or
             53          (ii) assistance in communicating with a federal governmental entity regarding the
             54      federal law;
             55          (b) (i) give written notice of the evaluation required by Subsection (2) to the federal
             56      governmental entity responsible for adopting or administering the federal law; and
             57          (ii) request a response by a specific date to the evaluation from the federal
             58      governmental entity; and

             59          (c) request a meeting, conducted in person or by electronic means, with the federal
             60      governmental entity and a council member, a representative from another state, or a United
             61      States Senator or Representative elected from the state to discuss the evaluation of federal law
             62      and any possible remedy.
             63          (5) The Federalism Subcommittee may recommend to the governor that the governor
             64      call a special session of the Legislature to give the Legislature an opportunity to respond to the
             65      subcommittee's evaluation of a federal law.
             66          (6) The Federalism Subcommittee chair may coordinate the evaluation of and response
             67      to federal law with another state as provided in Section [ 63G-4-108 ] 63C-4-108 .
             68          (7) The Federalism Subcommittee shall submit a report by electronic mail that
             69      summarizes action taken in accordance with this section to the Government Operations Interim
             70      Committee on May 20 and October 20 of each year.
             71          (8) The Federalism Subcommittee shall keep a current list on the state's website of:
             72          (a) a federal law the Federalism Subcommittee evaluates under Subsection (2);
             73          (b) an action the chair takes under Subsection (4);
             74          (c) any coordination undertaken with another state as provided in Section 63C-4-108 ;
             75      and
             76          (d) any response received from a federal governmental entity that was requested under
             77      Subsection (4).

Legislative Review Note
    as of 2-8-12 2:16 PM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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