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S.J.R. 6





Chief Sponsor: Aaron Osmond

House Sponsor: ____________

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This joint rules resolution enacts a joint legislative rule relating to circled legislation.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This resolution:
             12          .    enacts a joint legislative rule providing that, subject to certain exceptions, a piece of
             13      legislation that is circled for at least one hour per day during a cumulative total of
             14      five days, during which both houses of the Legislature convene for legislative
             15      business, shall be returned to the rules committee of the house in possession of the
             16      piece of legislation.
             17      Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Legislative Rules Affected:
             20      ENACTS:
             21          JR4-4-110
             23      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. JR4-4-110 is enacted to read:
             25          JR4-4-110. Limitation on circling legislation.
             26          (1) As used in this rule, "day" means any day during the general session that both
             27      houses convene to conduct legislative business.

             28          (2) Except as provided in Subsection (4), and notwithstanding the provisions of
             29      SR4-6-202 or HR4-6-202, a piece of legislation shall be returned to the rules committee of the
             30      house in possession of the piece of legislation at the end of the fifth cumulative day that the bill
             31      has been circled for at least one hour during each of those days in the house in possession of
             32      the bill.
             33          (3) If, after a piece of legislation is returned to the rules committee under Subsection
             34      (2), the bill is assigned to a committee or returned to the board and later circled, the counting of
             35      the cumulative day total described in Subsection (2) starts over.
             36          (4) Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply to:
             37          (a) an appropriation bill described in Joint Rules, Title 4, Chapter 5, Part 2,
             38      Appropriation Bills;
             39          (b) a bond bill described in JR4-5-301;
             40          (c) a bill with a fiscal note of $10,000 or more; or
             41          (d) a piece of legislation if at least two-thirds of a constitutional majority of the house
             42      in possession of the bill vote to allow the piece of legislation to remain circled longer than five
             43      cumulative days.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 11-27-12 8:13 AM

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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