7 LONG TITLE
8 Committee Note:
9 The Judiciary Interim Committee recommended this bill.
10 General Description:
11 This bill amends provisions related to child support guidelines.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 ▸ makes the Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee an ongoing advisory
16 ▸ addresses procedures of the advisory committee; and
17 ▸ makes technical and conforming amendments.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 78B-12-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2017, Chapter 161
25 78B-12-402, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2015, Chapter 359
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 78B-12-401 is amended to read:
29 78B-12-401. Advisory committee created.
30 (1) (a) [
32 Guidelines Advisory Committee."
33 (b) As used in this part, "advisory committee" means the Child Support Guidelines
34 Advisory Committee.
35 (c) The governor shall appoint [
37 (i) one representative recommended by the Office of Recovery Services;
38 (ii) one representative recommended by the Judicial Council;
39 (iii) two representatives recommended by the Utah State Bar Association;
40 (iv) two representatives of noncustodial parents;
41 (v) two representatives of custodial parents;
42 (vi) one representative with expertise in economics; and
43 (vii) [
44 child support issues and who are not members of the Utah State Bar Association, as the
45 governor may consider appropriate.
50 (2) (a) The term of a member of the advisory committee is four years.
55 (c) The governor may appoint a member of the advisory committee to more than one
57 (3) Six members of the advisory committee constitute a quorum. The vote of a majority
58 of a quorum present is an action of the advisory committee.
59 (4) The advisory committee shall elect two members to serve as cochairs of the
60 advisory committee for a term of one year.
61 (5) The advisory committee shall meet at the time and place designated by the cochairs.
62 Section 2. Section 78B-12-402 is amended to read:
63 78B-12-402. Duties -- Report -- Staff.
64 (1) The advisory committee shall review the child support guidelines to ensure [
65 the application of the guidelines results in the determination of appropriate child support award
67 (2) The advisory committee shall submit, in accordance with Section 63-3-14, a written
68 report to the [
70 (3) The advisory committee's report shall include recommendations of the majority of
71 the advisory committee, as well as specific recommendations of individual members of the
72 advisory committee.
73 (4) Staff for the advisory committee shall be provided from the existing budget of the
74 Department of Human Services.
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