8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill amends provisions related to formulas in the Utah Code.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ directs the legislative fiscal analyst to, in collaboration with the executive branch,
14 create mathematical equations for certain formulas in the Utah Code; and
15 ▸ directs the legislative fiscal analyst to create a mathematical equation for the state
16 appropriations limit formula.
17 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
20 This bill provides a special effective date.
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 63I-6-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
24 63I-6-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
25 63I-6-103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
26 63J-3-206, Utah Code Annotated 1953
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 63I-6-101 is enacted to read:
31 63I-6-101. Title.
32 This chapter is known as "Mathematical Equations Act."
33 Section 2. Section 63I-6-102 is enacted to read:
34 63I-6-102. Definitions.
35 As used in this chapter:
36 (1) "Formula" means a description of or directions for a computation in the Utah Code.
37 (2) "Mathematical equation" means a symbolic expression of a formula that is created
38 by the legislative fiscal analyst under Subsection 63I-6-103(1).
39 Section 3. Section 63I-6-103 is enacted to read:
40 63I-6-103. Converting a formula into a mathematical equation.
41 (1) The legislative fiscal analyst shall, when directed by statute and in consultation
42 with the executive branch, convert a formula into a mathematical equation that:
43 (a) accurately expresses the formula with mathematical symbols as a mathematical
44 equation; and
45 (b) is mathematically unambiguous.
46 (2) The legislative fiscal analyst shall include each mathematical equation described in
47 Subsection (1) that has not yet been approved under Subsection (3) in an annual appropriations
49 (3) If, for a formula, the mathematical equation described in Subsection (1) is approved
50 by the Legislature in an appropriations act:
51 (a) the mathematical equation is the authoritative version of the formula until:
52 (i) the legislative fiscal analyst determines that the mathematical equation is inaccurate;
54 (ii) the statutory language upon which the mathematical equation is based is changed;
56 (b) the legislative fiscal analyst shall post the mathematical equation on the Internet for
57 public access.
58 Section 4. Section 63J-3-206 is enacted to read:
59 63J-3-206. Appropriations limit formula -- Mathematical equation.
60 The legislative fiscal analyst shall create, in accordance with Section 63I-6-103, a
61 mathematical equation for the state appropriations limit formula described in this part.
62 Section 5. Effective date.
63 If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
64 upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
65 Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
66 the date of veto override.