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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This resolution forms by rule a House special investigative committee.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This resolution:
12 . creates by rule a Special Investigative Committee;
13 . provides for a chair of the Special Investigative Committee;
14 . addresses quorum and voting requirements;
15 . provides for committee member compensation;
16 . addresses staffing;
17 . outlines committee duties;
18 . provides for the holding of meetings;
19 . authorizes the committee to adopt guidelines and procedures;
20 . requires reporting by the committee; and
21 . addresses termination of the committee.
22 Special Clauses:
23 This resolution provides a repeal date.
24 Legislative Rules Affected:
28 Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. HR3-1-202 is enacted to read:
30 HR3-1-202. Special Investigative Committee -- Creation -- Membership --
31 Compensation -- Staff -- Duties -- Meetings -- Reports -- Termination.
32 (1) There is created a Special Investigative Committee to investigate allegations against
33 the current attorney general and matters related to the attorney general that arise as part of the
35 (2) The Special Investigative Committee shall consist of nine members of the House
36 appointed by the Speaker.
37 (3) The Speaker shall designate one of the members to serve as chair of the Special
38 Investigative Committee.
39 (4) (a) A majority of the members of the Special Investigative Committee constitutes a
41 (b) The action of a majority of a quorum constitutes the action of the Special
42 Investigative Committee.
43 (5) Salaries and expenses of the members of the Special Investigative Committee shall
44 be paid in accordance with Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Chapter 3,
45 Expense and Mileage Reimbursement for Authorized Legislative Meetings, Special Sessions,
46 and Veto Override Sessions.
47 (6) (a) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff
48 support to the Special Investigative Committee.
49 (b) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel or House may contract for
50 outside services to assist in the staffing of the Special Investigative Committee.
51 (7) The Special Investigative Committee shall:
52 (a) investigate allegations against the current attorney general;
53 (b) investigate matters related to the current attorney general that arise as part of the
54 investigation; and
55 (c) report to the House findings of fact about the matters investigated and the need, if
56 any, for legislation.
57 (8) The Special Investigative Committee may investigate allegations against the current
58 attorney general that occurred while the current attorney general:
59 (a) was admitted to a state bar and that relate to the current attorney general's fitness to
60 subsequently serve as deputy attorney general or attorney general;
61 (b) served as deputy attorney general;
62 (c) was a candidate for attorney general; and
63 (d) has served as attorney general.
64 (9) The Special Investigative Committee shall meet when called by the chair.
65 (10) The Special Investigative Committee may adopt guidelines and procedures to be
66 followed in the investigation.
67 (11) (a) The chair of the Special Investigative Committee shall provide the members of
68 the Special Investigative Committee a draft of the final report at least 21 days before the day on
69 which the Special Investigative Committee is scheduled to vote to approve the final report.
70 (b) The Special Investigative Committee shall present a written final report to the
71 Speaker when, by majority vote, the members of the Special Investigative Committee approve
72 a final written report.
73 (c) The members of the Special Investigative Committee who do not vote in favor of
74 the final report described in Subsection (11)(a), may present a minority report to the Speaker at
75 the same time that the final report is presented to the Speaker.
76 (12) The Special Investigative Committee terminates when it issues a final written
77 report and a minority report, if any.
78 Section 2. Repeal date.
79 HR3-1-202 is repealed on December 31, 2014.
Legislative Review Note
as of 6-28-13 4:00 PM