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j_ls_2017a_2017-11-15t09:07:36z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 11/15/2017

Location:

Final

Status Report on the Title 12 Recodification Project



COMMITTEE ON LEGAL SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
I move the Committee approve the drafting of bills PASS







11:27 AM -- Status Report on the Title 12 Recodification Project



Updated - Title 12 cols update memo 20171114.pdfUpdated - Title 12 cols update memo 20171114.pdf



11:27 AM --
Christy Chase and Thomas Morris, Managing Senior Attorneys, Office of Legislative Legal Services, testified before the Committee. Mr. Morris said there were 15 bills enacted last year as part of the Title 12 Recodification Project. Mr. Morris requested authorization to draft Committee bills to relocate some of the articles in title 12 that are not under the department of regulatory agencies. For all of the articles that are administered by the DOR, Mr. Morris proposed the creation of a new title 44 that would consist of laws that are administered by the DOR, and Mr. Morris requested permission to draft a bill that deals with the reorganization of the marijuana and automobile dealership laws. Ms. Chase explained the impact that the Project had on the Office's workload during the 2017 interim and stated that the Office is concerned with the workload for the editorial and publications staff next interim. Ms. Chase asked the Committee to extend the project for another year and to extend the 0.5 FTE appropriation for the nonattorney staff person through the end of the Project.



Representative Willett expressed concern that the Project could go on indefinitely and said he did not feel prepared to authorize the drafting of the marijuana bill since the specifics had not been discussed.



Representative Herod asked if all the bills that are being suggested could be combined into one bill for the next session as opposed to multiple bills as was done last session. Ms. Chase said that's the Committee's decision. She estimated that if everything were combined into one bill it would be around 1,000 pages.

BILL: Status Report on the Title 12 Recodification Project
TIME: 11:41:45 AM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: I move the Committee approve the drafting of bills as described in the memorandum as well as the extension of time as described by Ms. Chase. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Gardner
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Holbert
No
Kagan
Excused
Lee
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Willett
No
Wist
No
Foote
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 REMOTE PARTICIPATION: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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