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This document includes Senate 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 11:07 AM by smaeser. --> This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 1:57 PM by kholt. --> 1
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies provisions relating to the information the Senate receives regarding
10 gubernatorial judicial appointees.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . requires the governor to provide the Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee with
14 the same information provided the governor by the Judicial Nominating
16 . requires the governor to provide any letters received regarding the judicial appointee
17 unless the letter directs that it may not be shared; and
18 . establishes that the Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee may classify records it
19 receives from the governor as private in accordance with Section 63-3-302 .
20 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 67-1-2, as last amended by Chapter 196, Laws of Utah 1992
29 Section 1. Section 67-1-2 is amended to read:
30 67-1-2. Sending list of gubernatorial nominees to Senate and to Office of
31 Legislative Research and General Counsel.
32 (1) Unless waived by a majority of the president of the Senate, the Senate majority
33 leader, and the Senate minority leader, 15 days before any Senate session to confirm any
34 gubernatorial [
35 each member of the Senate and to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel:
36 (a) a list of each nominee for an office or position made by the governor in accordance
37 with the Utah Constitution and state law; and
38 (b) any information that may support or provide biographical information about the
39 nominee, including resumes and curriculum vitae.
40 (2) When the governor makes a judicial appointment, the governor shall immediately
41 provide to the president of the Senate and the Office of Legislative Research and General
43 (a) the name of the judicial appointee; and
44 (b) the judicial appointee's:
45 (i) resume;
46 (ii) complete file of all the application materials the governor received from the
47 Judicial Nominating Commission; and
48 (iii) any other related documents, including any letters received by the governor about
49 the appointee, unless the letter specifically directs that it may not be shared.
49a S (3) THE GOVERNOR SHALL INFORM THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE OFFICE OF
49b LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH AND GENERAL COUNSEL THE NUMBER OF LETTERS WITHHELD
49c PURSUANT SUBSECTION (2)(b)(iii).
50a REQUEST OF ANY JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SHALL BE CLASSIFIED AS PRIVATE IN
50b ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 63-2-302; AND
50c (b) ALL OTHER RECORDS h received S [
50d from the
51 governor pursuant to this section may be classified as private in accordance with Section
52 63-2-302 .
54 judicial appointment.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-27-04 4:55 PM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.