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8 Curtis S. Bramble
9 John L. Valentine
10 D. Chris Buttars
11 Allen M. Christensen
12 Dan R. Eastman
13 Beverly Ann EvansThomas V. Hatch
Parley G. Hellewell
John W. Hickman
Lyle W. Hillyard
Scott K. Jenkins
Sheldon L. Killpack
Peter C. KnudsonMark B. Madsen
Darin G. Peterson
David L. Thomas
Michael G. Waddoups
Carlene M. Walker 14
15 LONG TITLE
16 General Description:
17 This bill addresses issues related to the 17th Amendment to the United States
18 Constitution, modifies the Election Code to provide notice to political parties regarding
19 optional procedures for nomination of candidates, and modifies the title on the
20 Legislature to allow the Legislature to give direction to certain United States Senators
21 and receive certain reports from them.
22 Highlighted Provisions:
23 This bill:
24 . notifies political parties that they may submit the names of candidates for review
25 and selection by members of the Legislature in the same party;
26 . allows the Legislature to give direction to a United States Senator elected from
28 . allows the Legislature to require a United States Senator elected from Utah to report
29 to the Legislature on certain issues determined by the Legislature; and
30 . provides that any direction or reporting requirements shall be made by a joint
31 resolution of the Legislature.
32 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
34 Other Special Clauses:
36 Utah Code Sections Affected:
38 20A-8-405, Utah Code Annotated 1953
39 36-26-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
41 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
42 Section 1. Section 20A-8-405 is enacted to read:
43 20A-8-405. Option for submission of party candidates for the United States
44 Senate to the Legislature.
45 (1) A political party may elect to include a provision in its bylaws that permits the
46 political party to submit the names of two recommended candidates for the office of United
47 States Senator to those members of the Legislature that are members of the political party.
48 (2) The provision in the political party's bylaws may permit those members of the
49 Legislature that are members of the political party to select, by a majority vote, one of the two
50 candidates submitted under Subsection (1) to be the party's candidate for the office of United
51 States Senator.
52 Section 2. Section 36-26-101 is enacted to read:
53 36-26-101. Legislature's direction to U.S. Senators -- Reporting.
54 (1) The Legislature may give direction to a United States Senator elected from Utah.
55 (2) The Legislature may require a United States Senator elected from Utah to provide a
56 single report or periodic reports to the Legislature on:
57 (a) the senator's progress with the direction given under Subsection (1); or
58 (b) other issues as determined by the Legislature.
59 (3) The Legislature shall provide any direction or reporting requirements under
60 Subsections (1) and (2) by passing a joint resolution of the Legislature.
61 (4) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall maintain a record of:
62 (a) all resolutions passed under this section; and
63 (b) all reports issued to the Legislature by a United States Senator in response to a
64 resolution passed under this section.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-16-06 2:26 PM
Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.