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H.B. 80






Chief Sponsor: Wayne A. Harper

Senate Sponsor: ____________

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends and enacts provisions relating to payroll and administrative support
             11      functions in the executive branch of state government.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    defines terms;
             15          .    enacts a repeal date;
             16          .    requires the executive director of the Department of Administrative Services to
             17      conduct a study of the administrative supportive functions performed in certain
             18      executive branch entities;
             19          .    requires the Department of Human Resource Management to provide payroll
             20      services to executive branch entities; and
             21          .    makes technical changes.
             22      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          None
             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      AMENDS:

             28          63I-2-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 151 and 173
             29      ENACTS:
             30          63A-1-115, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             31          67-19-13.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             33      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             34          Section 1. Section 63A-1-115 is enacted to read:
             35          63A-1-115. Study of administrative support functions.
             36          (1) As used in this section:
             37          (a) "Administrative support function" means a function that:
             38          (i) supports the operation of an entity;
             39          (ii) is common in most entities; and
             40          (iii) is not a primary purpose or duty of an entity.
             41          (b) "Entity" means a department or other stand-alone unit of the executive branch of
             42      state government, or a unit within a department that does not receive an administrative support
             43      function from the department, that receives an annual base-budget appropriation from the
             44      General Fund of $30 million or less.
             45          (2) The executive director, in consultation with the Department of Human Resource
             46      Management, shall:
             47          (a) study the administrative support functions performed in at least 10 entities;
             48          (b) recommend whether the department or another executive branch agency should
             49      perform the administrative support functions on behalf of an entity the executive director
             50      studies; and
             51          (c) evaluate the feasability of transferring administrative support functions to the
             52      department or another executive branch agency by July 1, 2013.
             53          (3) The study shall:
             54          (a) identify an employee who performs an administrative support function and the
             55      administrative support functions performed;
             56          (b) calculate the amount of time an employee spends performing the administrative
             57      support function;
             58          (c) estimate what percentage of the employee's duties constitute performing an

             59      administrative support function; and
             60          (d) evaluate whether the centralization of an administrative support function at the
             61      department or another executive branch agency would result in:
             62          (i) efficiency by saving time spent on administrative support functions by an employee;
             63          (ii) reduced costs by creating economies of scale; or
             64          (iii) increased quality through the standardization of a practice or procedure.
             65          (4) The executive director shall submit the results of the study and recommendations
             66      on or before September 19, 2012, to the Government Operations Interim Committee and the
             67      Executive Appropriations Committee.
             68          Section 2. Section 63I-2-263 is amended to read:
             69           63I-2-263. Repeal dates, Title 63A to Title 63M.
             70          [(1) Subsection 63G-1-401 (5) is repealed on May 10, 2011.]
             71          [(2) Sections 63J-4a-206 and 63J-4a-207 are repealed on December 31, 2011.]
             72          [(3) Title 63M, Chapter 12, Advisory Council on Optimizing and Streamlining State
             73      Government Act, is repealed January 1, 2012.]
             74          Section 63A-1-115 is repealed on July 1, 2014.
             75          Section 3. Section 67-19-13.5 is enacted to read:
             76          67-19-13.5. Department provides payroll services to executive branch agencies.
             77          (1) As used in this section:
             78          (a) (i) "Executive branch entity" means a department, division, agency, board, or office
             79      within the executive branch of state government that employs a person who is paid through the
             80      central payroll system developed by the Division of Finance as of December 31, 2011.
             81          (ii) "Executive branch entity" does not include the Offices of the Attorney General,
             82      State Treasurer, or State Auditor.
             83          (b) (i) "Payroll services" means using the central payroll system as directed by the
             84      Division of Finance to:
             85          (A) validate the amount of time an employee worked;
             86          (B) enter and validate payroll reimbursements, which include reimbursements for
             87      mileage, a service award, and other wage types;
             88          (C) calculate, process, and validate a retirement;
             89          (D) enter a leave adjustment;

             90          (E) produce and audit a payroll report; and
             91          (F) certify payroll by ensuring an entry complies with a rule or policy adopted by the
             92      department or the Division of Finance.
             93          (ii) "Payroll services" does not mean a function related to payroll that is performed by
             94      an employee of the Division of Finance.
             95          (2) On or before September 19, 2012, the department shall provide payroll services to
             96      all executive branch entities.
             97          (3) After September 19, 2012, an executive branch entity, other than the department or
             98      the Division of Finance, may not create a full-time equivalent position or part-time position, or
             99      request an appropriation to fund a full-time equivalent position or part-time position for the
             100      purpose of providing payroll services to the entity.

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