7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This resolution amends the Legislature's Joint Rules governing legislation that increases
10 legislative workload.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This resolution:
13 ▸ modifies existing provisions governing reporting of legislation affecting legislative
14 workload; and
15 ▸ requires the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel to report
16 legislation that increases legislative workload to the president of the Senate, speaker
17 of the House of Representatives, minority leaders, and Senate and House Rules
18 Committee chairs.
19 Special Clauses:
21 Legislative Rules Affected:
25 Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. JR4-3-110 is amended to read:
27 JR4-3-110. Legislation increasing legislative workload -- Legislative
28 Management Committee review -- Sunset dates.
29 (1) (a) As used in this section, "increases legislative workload" means to propose a
30 statute, resolution, or rule that:
31 (i) [
32 other public body; [
33 (ii) [
34 appoint a member of a board, commission, task force, or other public body; or
35 (iii) requires a legislative staff office to staff a board, commission, task force, or other
36 public body.
37 (b) "Increases legislative workload" includes reauthorizing an existing provision
38 described in Subsection (1)(a).
39 (2) (a) The [
40 Research and General Counsel shall:
41 (i) identify legislation that increases legislative workload[
43 Legislature; and
44 (ii) report legislation that increases legislative workload to the president of the Senate,
45 speaker of the House of Representatives, minority leaders, and the chairs of the Senate and
46 House Rules Committees.
47 (b) [
49 the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel may provide information and make
50 recommendations about:
51 (i) the funding required by the legislation;
52 (ii) the staffing resources required to implement the legislation;
53 (iii) the time legislators and legislative staff will be required to commit as a result of
54 the legislation;
55 (iv) if the legislation creates or reauthorizes a board, commission, task force, or other
56 public body, whether the responsibilities of that board, commission, task force, or other public
57 body could reasonably be accomplished through an existing entity or without legislation; and
58 (v) whether the legislation [
59 commission, task force, or other public body created by the legislation.