**Representative Craig Hall**proposes the following substitute bill:

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**APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT AND MATHEMATICAL FORMULA**

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**AMENDMENTS**

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**Chief Sponsor: Craig Hall**

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**LONG TITLE**

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**General Description:**

10 This bill amends provisions related to formulas in the Utah Code.

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**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.

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**Money Appropriated in this Bill:**

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**Other Special Clauses:**

20 This bill provides a special effective date.

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**Utah Code Sections Affected:**

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**63I-6-101**, Utah Code Annotated 1953

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**63I-6-102**, Utah Code Annotated 1953

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**63I-6-103**, Utah Code Annotated 1953

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**63J-3-206**, Utah Code Annotated 1953

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*Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:*

29 Section 1. Section

**63I-6-101**is enacted to read:

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**CHAPTER 6. MATHEMATICAL EQUATIONS ACT**

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__63I-6-101.__**Title.**

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__This chapter is known as "Mathematical Equations Act."__

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**63I-6-102**is enacted to read:

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__63I-6-102.__**Definitions.**

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__As used in this chapter:__

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__(1) "Formula" means a description of or directions for a computation in the Utah Code.__

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__(2) "Mathematical equation" means a symbolic expression of a formula that is created__

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__by the Legislative Fiscal analyst under Subsection 63I-6-103(1).__

39 Section 3. Section

**63I-6-103**is enacted to read:

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__63I-6-103.__**Converting a formula into a mathematical equation.**

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__(1) The Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall, when directed by statute and in consultation__

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__with the executive branch, convert a formula into a mathematical equation that:__

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__(a) accurately expresses the formula with mathematical symbols as a mathematical__

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__equation; and__

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__(b) is mathematically unambiguous.__

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__(2) The Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall include each mathematical equation described__

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__in Subsection (1) that has not yet been approved under Subsection (3) in an annual__

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__Appropriations Act.__

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__(3) If, for a formula, the mathematical equation described in Subsection (1) is approved__

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__by the Legislature in an Appropriations Act:__

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__(a) the mathematical equation is the authoritative version of the formula until:__

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__(i) the Legislative Fiscal Analyst determines that the mathematical equation is__

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__inaccurate; or__

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__(ii) the statutory language upon which the mathematical equation is based is changed;__

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__and__

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__(b) the Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall post the mathematical equation on the Internet__

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__for public access.__

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**63J-3-206**is enacted to read:

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__63J-3-206.__**Appropriations limit formula -- Mathematical equation.**

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__The Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall create, in accordance with Section 63I-6-103, a__

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__mathematical equation for the state appropriations limit formula described in this part.__

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**Effective date.**

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__If approved by two-third of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect__

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__upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah__

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__Constitution, Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,__

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__the date of veto override.__