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S.B. 156

             1     

LEGISLATIVE DIRECTION RELATING TO

             2     
UNITED STATES SENATORS

             3     
2006 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Howard A. Stephenson

             6     
House Sponsor: ____________

             7      Cosponsors:
             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
Ed Mayne
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
             27      Utah;
             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:
             33          None
             34      Other Special Clauses:
             35          None
             36      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             37      ENACTS:
             38          20A-8-405, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             39          36-26-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             40     
             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.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel


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