7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This rules resolution modifies House rules.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This resolution:
12 ▸ modifies the language of rules provisions for improved clarity;
13 ▸ provides clarifying cross references with related rules provisions;
14 ▸ modifies provisions governing the adoption of rules at the beginning of a session;
15 ▸ modifies provisions governing conflicts of interest;
16 ▸ modifies requirements for the rules committee relating to placement of certain bills
17 directly on the third reading calendar;
18 ▸ modifies language in the readings requirement made by the chief clerk at the
19 commencement of legislative sessions; and
20 ▸ removes duplicative provisions;
21 ▸ amends a provision that conflicts with statute.
22 Special Clauses:
24 Legislative Rules Affected:
32 Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the state of Utah:
33 Section 1. HR1-1-101 is amended to read:
34 HR1-1-101. Adoption, amendment, or suspension of House Rules.
35 (1) The House of Representatives shall adopt House rules, by a constitutional
36 two-thirds vote, at the beginning of each [
38 (2) Except as provided in this section:
39 (a) (i) during an annual general session held in an even-numbered year, rules adopted
40 by the House of Representatives during the immediately preceding general session, as amended
41 during that general session and any intervening session, apply to the conduct of the House; and
42 (ii) during any special session, House rules apply as provided in JR2-1-101.
43 (b) for a session described in this Subsection (2), the chief clerk shall announce to the
44 House that the previously adopted rules apply to the newly convened session.
47 existing rules may be suspended, amended, or repealed by a majority vote, except the
48 following, which require a two-thirds vote to adopt, suspend, amend, or repeal:
49 (a) rules governing limitation of debate;
50 (b) rules governing a motion to end debate (call the previous question);
51 (c) rules governing motions for lifting tabled legislation from committee;
52 (d) rules governing consideration of legislation during the last three days of a session;
54 (e) rules governing voting in Title 4, Chapter 7, Voting.
56 majority must be adopted and may only be amended, suspended, or repealed by a constitutional
57 two-thirds vote of all representatives.
58 (b) If the suspension of any House rule is governed by the Utah Constitution or Utah
59 statutes, the House may suspend that rule only as provided by that constitutional or statutory
61 (5) If a motion to adopt the rules under Subsection (1) meets or exceeds a majority vote
62 but fails to reach a constitutional two-thirds vote:
63 (a) rules adopted by the House of Representatives during the immediately preceding
64 general session, as amended during that general session and any intervening session, apply to
65 the conduct of the House; and
66 (b) the chief clerk shall announce to the House that the previously adopted rules apply
67 to the newly convened Legislature.
68 Section 2. HR2-3-101 is amended to read:
69 HR2-3-101. Conflicts of interest.
92 A House member shall comply with the conflict of interest requirements provided in:
93 (1) Utah Code Title 20A, Chapter 11, Part 16, Conflict of Interest Disclosures; and
94 (2) JR6-1-201.
95 Section 3. HR3-1-102 is amended to read:
96 HR3-1-102. House Rules Committee -- Assignment duties.
97 (1) The presiding officer shall submit all legislation introduced in the House of
98 Representatives to the House Rules Committee.
99 (2) For all legislation not specified in HR3-1-103 that is referred to the House Rules
100 Committee, the committee shall[
101 including fiscal note and [
106 calendar if [
109 (B) the bill is exempted from the House standing committee review requirements under
110 HR3-2-401; [
112 Committee meeting as a standing committee as permitted under HR3-1-101; or
113 (D) the legislation was approved by a unanimous vote of an interim committee and met
114 the posting requirements of JR7-1-602.5; or
117 Occupational and Professional Licensure Review Committee related to newly regulating an
118 occupation or profession within the two calendar years immediately preceding the session in
119 which a piece of legislation is introduced related to the regulation by the Division of
120 Occupational and Professional Licensing of that occupation or profession:
122 Committee is informed of the summary report before the House Rules Committee takes action
123 on the legislation; and
125 for in Subsection (2)[
127 summary report reasonably available to the public and to legislators; and
129 Committee shall forward the summary report to the standing committee.
131 Rules Committee may not:
132 (a) table legislation without the written consent of the sponsor;
133 (b) report out any legislation that has been tabled by a standing committee;
134 (c) amend legislation without the written consent of the sponsor; or
135 (d) substitute legislation without the written consent of the sponsor.
137 consideration of any legislation when it is reported out of the House Rules Committee, or at
138 any other time.
140 this rule, the committee shall:
141 (a) [
142 meetings [
146 (b) when the Legislature is not in session, post a notice of meeting at least 24 hours
147 before the meeting convenes;
148 (c) have as its agenda all legislation in its possession for assignment to committee or to
149 the House calendars; and
150 (d) prepare minutes that include a record, by individual representative, of votes taken.
152 meetings are open to the public, but comments and discussion are limited to members of the
153 committee and the committee's staff.
154 Section 4. HR3-1-105 is amended to read:
155 HR3-1-105. Motion to require committee review.
163 the third reading calendar without standing committee review, the sponsor or any other
164 representative may move that the legislation be reviewed by a standing committee before the
165 legislation's consideration on the floor.
167 legislation shall be referred to a standing committee for consideration.
168 Section 5. HR5-4-101 is amended to read:
169 HR5-4-101. Approved activities.
170 (1) This rule governs the designation of an approved activity as authorized by Utah
171 Code Title 36, Chapter 11, Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act.
172 (2) Consistent with Utah Code Section 36-11-102, an "approved activity" means [
173 event, a tour, or a meeting:
174 (a) to which a representative is invited; and
175 (b) at which the representative's attendance is approved by the speaker of the House.