This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 9:48 AM by lpoole.




Chief Sponsor: Lyle W. Hillyard


8     General Description:
9          This rules resolution modifies Senate rules.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This resolution:
12          ▸     modifies the language of rules provisions for improved clarity;
13          ▸     moves language placement for consistency of structure between similar House and
14     Senate rules;
15          ▸     provides clarifying cross references with related rules provisions;
16          ▸     modifies provisions governing the adoption of rules at the beginning of a session;
17          ▸     modifies provisions governing conflicts of interest;
18          ▸     modifies requirements for the rules committee to place certain bills directly on the
19     second reading or consent calendars;
20          ▸     modifies language in the readings requirements made by the secretary of the Senate
21     at the commencement of Legislative sessions; and
22          ▸     removes duplicative provisions.
23     Special Clauses:
24          None
25     Legislative Rules Affected:
26     AMENDS:
27          SR1-1-101

28          SR2-3-101
29          SR3-1-102
30          SR3-1-104

32     Be it resolved by the Senate of the state of Utah:
33          Section 1. SR1-1-101 is amended to read:
34          SR1-1-101. Adoption, amendment, or suspension of Senate Rules.
35          (1) (a) The Senate shall adopt Senate Rules, by a constitutional two-thirds vote, at the
36     beginning of each [legislative session by a constitutional two-thirds vote] new Legislature
37     convening in an odd-numbered year.
38          (b) If a motion to adopt the rules under Subsection (1)(a) meets or exceeds a majority
39     vote but fails to reach a constitutional two-thirds vote:
40          (i) rules adopted by the Senate during the immediately preceding annual general
41     session, as amended during that general session and any intervening session, apply to the
42     conduct of the Senate; and
43          (ii) the secretary of the Senate shall announce to the Senate that the previously adopted
44     rules apply to the newly convened Legislature.
45          (2) (a) Except as provided in this section:
46          (i) during an annual general session held in an even-numbered year, rules adopted by
47     the Senate during the immediately preceding general session, as amended during that general
48     session and any intervening session, apply to the conduct of the Senate; and
49          (ii) during any special session, Senate rules apply as provided in JR2-1-101.
50          (b) For a session described in Subsection (2)(a), the Ŝ→ [
chief clerk] secretary of the
50a     Senate ←Ŝ shall announce to the
51     Senate that the previously adopted rules apply to the newly convened session.
52          [(2)] (3) Except as provided in [this Subsection (2) and in Subsection (3), after the
53     initial adoption of Senate Rules] Subsection (4), additional rules may be adopted [or] and
54     existing rules may be suspended, amended, or repealed by a majority vote, except for those
55     rules that require a two-thirds vote to adopt, suspend, amend, or repeal, including:
56          (a) rules governing motions for lifting tabled legislation from committee[, which
57     require a two-thirds vote to adopt, suspend, amend, or repeal.] under SR4-3-104; and
58          (b) rules governing consideration of legislation during the last three days of a session.

59          (4) (a) A rule that includes a voting requirement of more than a constitutional majority
60     must be adopted and may only be amended, suspended, or repealed by a constitutional
61     two-thirds vote.
62          [(3)] (b) If the suspension of any Senate Rule is governed by the Utah Constitution or
63     Utah statutes, the Senate may suspend that rule only as provided by that constitutional or
64     statutory provision.
65          Section 2. SR2-3-101 is amended to read:
66          SR2-3-101. Conflicts of interest.
67          (1) A Senator shall comply with the conflict of interest requirements provided in:
68          (a) Utah Code Title 20A, Chapter 11, Part 16, Conflict of Interest Disclosures; and
69          (b) JR6-1-201.
70          [Immediately preceding or during the roll call, a]
71          (2) When on the Senate floor, a senator may make a brief statement explaining any
72     conflict of interest during debate on legislation or immediately preceding or during the roll call.
73          Section 3. SR3-1-102 is amended to read:
74          SR3-1-102. Senate Rules Committee -- Assignment duties.
75          (1) (a) Subject to Subsection (1)(b), the presiding officer shall submit all legislation
76     introduced in the Senate to the Senate Rules Committee.
77          (b) The president may direct legislation to be sent directly to a standing committee or
78     to one of the Senate floor calendars.
79          (2) [For all legislation not specified in SR3-1-103 that is referred to the] The Senate
80     Rules Committee[, the committee] shall:
81          (a) examine the legislation referred to it for proper form, including fiscal note and
82     committee note, if any; and
83          [(b) either:]
84          [(i) hold the legislation; or]
85          [(ii)] (b) (i) refer the legislation to the Senate with a recommendation that the
86     legislation be:
87          (A) [the legislation be] referred to a standing committee for consideration;
88          (B) [the legislation be] subject to Subsection (3), placed directly onto the second
89     reading calendar;

90          (C) [the legislation be] subject to Subsection (3), read the second time and placed onto
91     the consent calendar; or
92          (D) if during the last week of the legislative session, [the legislation be] read the
93     second time and placed on the third reading calendar[.]; or
94          (ii) hold the legislation.
95          (3) During an annual general session, the Senate Rules Committee many not refer
96     legislation to the Senate with a recommendation under Subsection (2)(b)(i)(B) or (2)(b)(i)(C)
97     unless:
98          (a) (i) a Senate standing committee has given the legislation a favorable
99     recommendation; or
100          (ii) the legislation is described in SR3-2-401(2); and
101          (b) as applicable, the legislation satisfies the posting requirements of JR7-1-602.5.
102          [(3) In carrying out its functions and responsibilities under this rule, the Senate Rules
103     Committee may not amend, substitute, or table legislation without the written consent of the
104     sponsor.]
105          (4) If the chair of the Senate Rules Committee receives a summary report from the
106     Occupational and Professional Licensure Review Committee related to newly regulating an
107     occupation or profession within the two calendar years immediately preceding the session in
108     which a piece of legislation is introduced related to the regulation by the Division of
109     Occupational and Professional Licensing of that occupation or profession:
110          (a) the chair of the Senate Rules Committee shall ensure that the Senate Rules
111     Committee is informed of the summary report before the Senate Rules Committee takes action
112     on the legislation; and
113          (b) if the Senate Rules Committee refers the legislation to the Senate as provided in
114     Subsection [(2)(b)] (2)(b)(i):
115          (i) the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall make the summary
116     report reasonably available to the public and to legislators; and
117          (ii) if the legislation is referred to a standing committee, the Senate Rules Committee
118     shall forward the summary report to the standing committee.
119          (5) In carrying out its functions and responsibilities under this rule, the Senate Rules
120     Committee may not amend, substitute, or table legislation without the written consent of the

121     sponsor.
122          Section 4. SR3-1-104 is amended to read:
123          SR3-1-104. Request to require committee review.
124          [(1) The presiding officer shall have a piece of interim committee legislation that was
125     approved by a majority vote of the interim committee members read for the first time and
126     referred to the Senate Rules Committee for calendaring.]
127          [(2) (a) The Senate Rules Committee may refer the legislation to the calendar without
128     standing committee review, or it may recommend that the legislation be referred to a standing
129     committee.]
130          [(b)] (1) If the Senate Rules Committee recommends that [the] legislation be placed on
131     the second or third reading calendar without standing committee review, any three senators
132     may[, within three working days,] request that the legislation be reviewed by a standing
133     committee before the legislation's consideration on the floor.
134          [(c)] (2) If a request by three senators is received, the presiding officer may assign the
135     bill to a standing committee.