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7 LONG TITLE
8 Committee Note:
9 The Executive Appropriations Committee Interim Committee recommended this bill.
10 General Description:
11 This resolution modifies provisions in the joint Legislative Rules that govern the use of
12 performance notes on proposed legislation.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This resolution:
15 . provides definitions;
16 . clarifies that performance notes are published with the legislation, rather than being
17 attached to the legislation;
18 . provides that a performance note, like a fiscal note, is not an official part of the
19 legislation; and
20 . makes technical and organizational modifications.
21 Special Clauses:
23 Legislative Rules Affected:
27 Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. JR4-2-404 is amended to read:
29 JR4-2-404. Performance Review Notes -- Review of Performance Measures.
30 (1) As used in this section:
31 (a) (i) "New agency" means:
32 (A) a state governmental entity that did not previously exist;
33 (B) a governmental entity that requires a new appropriation for new funding;
34 (C) a governmental entity that is modified by legislation to add significant services or
35 benefits that were not previously offered by the governmental entity; or
36 (D) a governmental entity that is modified by legislation to substantially expand the
37 scope of individuals or entities that are entitled to receive the services or benefits offered by the
38 governmental entity.
39 (ii) "New agency" does not mean a governmental entity that has been renamed or
40 moved to another organizational position within that branch of government unless the
41 governmental entity meets the criteria in Subsection (1)(a)(i)(C) or (D).
42 (b) (i) "New program" means a program:
43 (A) created by statute that did not previously exist;
44 (B) that requires a new appropriation or an increased appropriation for the purpose of
45 adding significant services or benefits that were not previously offered;
46 (C) that is modified by legislation to add significant services or benefits that were not
47 previously offered by the program; or
48 (D) that is modified by legislation to substantially expand the scope of individuals or
49 entities that are entitled to receive the services or benefits offered by the program.
50 (ii) "New program" does not mean a program that has been renamed or moved to
51 another organizational position within that branch of government unless the governmental
52 entity meets the criteria in Subsection (1)(b)(i)(C) or (D).
53 (c) "Performance note" means the statement of performance measures and information
54 that may be required to be printed with certain legislation according to the requirements of this
56 (2) (a) When the Legislative Fiscal Analyst receives the electronic copy of approved
57 legislation from the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, the Legislative Fiscal
58 Analyst shall, within three business days, review and analyze the legislation to determine if it
59 creates a new program or a new agency.
60 (b) If the Legislative Fiscal Analyst determines that the legislation creates a new
61 agency or a new program, the Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall:
62 (i) notify the sponsor of the legislation that the legislation qualifies for a performance
64 (ii) notify the governmental entity that will supervise the new agency, or the
65 governmental entity that will administer the new program, that the governmental entity must
66 submit a performance note that meets the [
67 the Legislative Fiscal Analyst within three business days; and
68 (iii) prepare a [
69 contains the information required by Subsection (2)(c) and print the notice with the legislation.
70 (c) The [
71 (i) disclose that a performance note is required, disclose the name of the governmental
72 entity required to provide the performance note, and disclose the date on which the
73 performance note is to be provided by the governmental entity; or
74 (ii) disclose that a performance note is not required because the legislation does not
75 create a new program or new agency.
76 (d) (i) The Legislative Fiscal Analyst may extend the deadline for the governmental
77 entity's submission of the performance note if:
78 (A) the governmental entity requests that the deadline be extended to a date certain in
79 writing before the performance note is due; and
80 (B) the sponsor of the legislation agrees to extend the deadline.
81 (ii) If the deadline is extended, the Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall indicate the
82 extended deadline [
83 with the legislation.
84 (3) If the sponsor of the legislation disputes the Legislative Fiscal Analyst's
85 determination as to whether a performance note is required, the sponsor shall contact the
86 Legislative Fiscal Analyst to discuss that disagreement and provide evidence, data, or other
87 information to support a different determination.
89 Legislative Fiscal Analyst, the sponsor of the legislation shall either approve the release of the
90 performance note or reject the performance note.
92 entity, the Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall [
95 entity, the Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall [
97 the sponsor rejected the submission; and
99 Fiscal Analyst within three business days, the alternative performance note, with a notation that
100 the sponsor provided the alternative note due to the sponsor's rejection of the governmental
101 entity's submission.
103 submission deadline, the Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall [
104 with the legislation that indicates only that the governmental entity did not submit performance
105 measures by the submission deadline.
111 (a) the name of the governmental entity submitting the performance note, as applicable;
112 (b) the names and titles of the individuals who prepared the performance note; and
113 (c) a statement of performance measures that:
114 (i) explains the purpose and duties of the new program or agency;
115 (ii) lists the services that will be provided by the new program or agency;
116 (iii) lists the goals and proposed impacts that the new program or agency intends to
117 achieve within one, two, and three years;
118 (iv) lists the resources and steps required to achieve the goals and proposed impacts;
119 (v) lists the benchmarks that the new program or agency will monitor to measure
120 progress toward the goals and outcome;
121 (vi) lists the performance measures that will be used to evaluate progress toward the
122 goals and proposed impacts; and
123 (vii) states how information on progress and performance measures will be gathered in
124 a reliable, objective fashion.
125 (7) The performance note is not an official part of the legislation.
127 effect, the Legislative Auditor General shall, subject to the procedures and requirements of
128 Section 36-12-15 :
129 (a) provide an outline of best practices to the governmental entity that administers the
130 new program or to the new agency;
131 (b) include in the outline information to assist that governmental entity or new agency
132 with the creation of:
133 (i) policies that promote best practices;
134 (ii) performance measures; and
135 (iii) data collection procedures; and
136 (c) for a new program or a new agency that was created by legislation where the
137 governmental entity failed to provide a performance note:
138 (i) provide a notice to the governmental entity that administers the new program or to
139 the new agency that the governmental entity or agency is required to submit a performance note
140 to the Legislative Auditor General within 30 calendar days of the date of the notice;
141 (ii) retain the performance note that is received from the governmental entity or new
142 agency and forward a copy of the note to:
143 (A) the primary sponsor of the legislation;
144 (B) the opposite house sponsor of the legislation;
145 (C) the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House; and
146 (D) the Senate minority leader and House minority leader; and
147 (iii) if the governmental entity or new agency fails to provide a performance review
148 note within the required deadline, provide notice to those listed in Subsection [
149 that a performance note was requested from, but was not received from, the governmental
150 entity that administers the new program or the new agency.
152 of new programs and agencies under Section 36-12-15 .
Legislative Review Note
as of 11-15-12 3:36 PM