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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill requires certain publication of Education Fund revenue reductions.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . requires certain publication of bills that reduce Education Fund revenues; and
14 . makes technical and conforming changes.
15 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
18 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012.
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 36-12-13, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
23 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
24 Section 1. Section 36-12-13 is amended to read:
25 36-12-13. Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst established -- Powers, functions,
26 and duties -- Qualifications.
27 (1) There is established an Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst as a permanent staff
28 office for the Legislature.
29 (2) The powers, functions, and duties of the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst under
30 the supervision of the fiscal analyst are:
31 (a) to analyze in detail the executive budget before the convening of each legislative
32 session and make recommendations to the Legislature on each item or program appearing in
33 the executive budget;
34 (b) to prepare cost estimates on all proposed bills that anticipate state government
36 (c) to prepare cost estimates on all proposed bills that anticipate expenditures by
37 county, municipal, local district, or special service district governments;
38 (d) to prepare cost estimates on all proposed bills that anticipate direct expenditures by
39 any Utah resident, and the cost to the overall impacted Utah resident population;
40 (e) to prepare a review and analysis of revenue estimates for existing and proposed
41 revenue acts;
42 (f) to report instances in which the administration may be failing to carry out the
43 expressed intent of the Legislature;
44 (g) to direct attention to each new proposed service contained in the governor's budget;
45 (h) to direct attention to each budget item previously denied by the Legislature;
46 (i) to propose and analyze statutory changes for more effective operational economies
47 or more effective administration;
48 (j) to prepare, after each session of the Legislature, a summary showing the effect of
49 the final legislative program on the financial condition of the state;
50 (k) to conduct organizational and management improvement studies;
51 (l) to prepare and deliver upon request of any interim committee or the Legislative
52 Management Committee, reports on the finances of the state and on anticipated or proposed
53 requests for appropriations;
54 (m) to recommend areas for research studies by the executive department or the interim
56 (n) to assist in prescribing the format for the presentation of the governor's budget to
57 facilitate program and in-depth review of state expenditures in accordance with Sections
58 63J-1-701 and 63J-1-702 ;
59 (o) to recommend to the appropriations subcommittees the agencies or programs for
60 which an in-depth budget review should be requested, and to recommend to the Legislative
61 Management Committee the priority in which the request should be made;
62 (p) to appoint and develop a professional staff within budget limitations; and
63 (q) to prepare and submit the annual budget request for the office.
64 (3) (a) In accordance with Subsection (3)(b) and subject to Subsection (3)(c), the
65 Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall submit an annual report to the Executive
66 Appropriations Committee of the Legislature, at the committee's November meeting, on funds
67 expended by the state during the preceding state fiscal year to provide financial assistance or
68 services to low-income individuals and families.
69 (b) The report described in Subsection (3)(a) shall:
70 (i) separate the funds expended into categories by program, service, or population
72 (ii) indicate whether the expended funds described in Subsection (3)(a) are state or
73 federal funds; and
74 (iii) include a total of all state funds and federal funds expended by the state in the
75 preceding fiscal year to provide financial assistance or services to low-income individuals and
77 (c) If the Executive Appropriations Committee of the Legislature does not meet in
78 November, the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall submit the report described in
79 Subsection (3)(a) at the committee's next meeting.
80 (4) The legislative fiscal analyst shall:
81 (a) (i) for each week of an annual general session, except for the last week of the
82 annual general session, compile at least weekly a report that lists each bill with a fiscal note
83 that is published on the Legislature's website that reduces revenues deposited into the
84 Education Fund; and
85 (ii) for the last week of an annual general session or for a special session, compile at
86 least daily a report that lists each bill with a fiscal note that is published on the Legislature's
87 website that reduces revenues deposited into the Education Fund; and
88 (b) publish the reports described in Subsections (4)(a) in a prominent place on the
89 Legislature's website.
91 administration, political science, economics, accounting, or the equivalent in academic or
92 practical experience.
94 analyst may obtain access to all records, documents, and reports necessary to the scope of the
95 legislative fiscal analyst's duties according to the procedures contained in Title 36, Chapter 14,
96 Legislative Subpoena Powers.
97 Section 2. Effective date.
98 This bill takes effect on July 1, 2012.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-16-12 6:18 PM