At the January 16, 2009, Administrative Rules Review Committee meeting, Sen. Howard Stephenson presented a draft bill entitled, “Administrative Rules Review Committee.” This bill amends Section 63G-3-501, inserting:
(8)(a) Independent of its power to review administrative rules, the committee may review any appropriation made by the Legislature, whether in an appropriations bill or otherwise, to ensure that the entity to which the funds were appropriated complies with any expressed legislative intent concerning the appropriation.
(b) If the committee finds that an entity has not complied with any expressed legislative intent concerning an appropriation, the committee shall report the finding to the Legislature’s Executive Appropriations Committee.
(c) Before November 30, 2010, the committee shall:
(i) study whether the review power granted under Subsection (8)(a) and (b) should continue;
(ii) and report its findings to the Legislature’s Executive Appropriations Committee.
This bill has not yet been numbered.