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S.J.R. 1

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JOINT RULES RESOLUTION ON PERFORMANCE NOTES

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Jerry W. Stevenson

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House Sponsor: Spencer J. Cox

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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:
             22          None
             23      Legislative Rules Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25          JR4-2-404
             26     
             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
             55      rule.
             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
             63      note;
             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 [requirement] requirements of Subsection [(4)] (6) to
             67      the Legislative Fiscal Analyst within three business days; and
             68          (iii) prepare a [statement to be attached to the legislation containing] notice that
             69      contains the information required by Subsection (2)(c) and print the notice with the legislation.
             70          (c) The [statement] notice shall:
             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 [on the legislation] as part of the performance note that is ultimately printed
             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.
             88          [(e) (i)] (4) (a) When a governmental entity provides a performance note to the
             89      Legislative Fiscal Analyst, the sponsor of the legislation shall either approve the release of the


             90      performance note or reject the performance note.
             91          [(ii)] (b) If the sponsor approves the performance note provided by the governmental
             92      entity, the Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall [attach] print the performance note [to] with the
             93      legislation.
             94          [(iii)] (c) If the sponsor rejects the performance note provided by the governmental
             95      entity, the Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall [attach] print the following [to] with the legislation:
             96          [(A)] (i) the performance note provided by the governmental entity, with a notation that
             97      the sponsor rejected the submission; and
             98          [(B)] (ii) if the sponsor provides an alternative performance note to the Legislative
             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.
             102          [(f)] (5) If the governmental entity does not provide a performance note by the
             103      submission deadline, the Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall [attach] print a performance note [to]
             104      with the legislation that indicates only that the governmental entity did not submit performance
             105      measures by the submission deadline.
             106          [(3) If the sponsor of the legislation disputes the Legislative Fiscal Analyst's
             107      determination as to whether a performance note is required, the sponsor shall contact the
             108      Legislative Fiscal Analyst to discuss that disagreement and provide evidence, data, or other
             109      information to support a different determination.]
             110          [(4)] (6) A performance note shall contain the following information:
             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.
             126          [(5)] (8) After legislation that creates a new program or a new agency has gone into
             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 [(5)] (8)(c)(ii)
             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.
             151          [(6)] (9) The Legislative Auditor General may use the performance note in its review


             152      of new programs and agencies under Section 36-12-15 .





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