S.B. 22–Rules Reauthorization–Amended, Favorably Passed Out of Committee

Mike Broschinsky Legislation, Uncategorized

The Senate Education Committee heard S.B. 22, Administrative Rules Reauthorization, on Tuesday, February 10, 2004. S.B. 22 is the Administrative Rules Review Committee’s annual bill to reauthorize rules. As introduced, the bill reauthorized all rules except Section R156-73-601, and Subsections R884-24P-24(L)(1) and (2). Sen. Stephenson presented the bill. He then moved an amendment modifying the Tax Commission rule provisions to Subsections R884-24P-24(L)(2) and (3). There was some discussion on this issue. After a brief explanation by Tax Commission Chair, Pam Hendrickson, the committee amended line 25 of the bill. Sen. D. Chris Buttars moved an amendment to strike lines 23 and 24 from the bill removing Section R156-73-601 from the bill’s exception list. There was considerable discussion among members of the committee, as well as testimony from the public, on this issue. Focusing on an opinion issued by the Attorney General’s office regarding the authority of Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, the committee voted to amend the bill a second time, striking lines 23 and 24. The committee voted the amended bill out with a favorable recommendation. Information regarding S.B. 22 is available online at http://www.le.state.ut.us/~2004/htmdoc/sbillhtm/sb0022.htm. — Ken Hansen