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J_LS_2022A 02/17/2022 09:05:04 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON LEGAL SERVICES
Date 02/17/2022
Attendance
Bacon X
Buckner *
Cooke X
Lee *
Rodriguez X
Snyder X
Soper X
Van Winkle X
Gardner X
Weissman X
Time 09:05:04 AM to 10:00:04 AM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Weissman
This Report was prepared by Courtney Dunaway
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1165 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
Approval of OLLS Budget for FY 2022-23 Committee Discussion Only
Remaining meetings during session Committee Discussion Only

HB22-1165 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


09:06:10 AM  
Jennifer Berman, Managing
Senior Attorney, Office of Legislative Legal Services, testified before
the Committee. Ms. Berman explained the annual Rule Review Bill, HB 22-1165,
to the Committee.
09:09:17 AM  
Senator Buckner joined
the meeting.
09:09:25 AM  
Chairmain Weissman asked
for any public testimony on the Rule Review Bill, HB 22-1165.


09:09:49 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1165 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Soper
Seconded Snyder
Bacon Yes
Buckner Yes
Cooke Yes
Lee Excused
Rodriguez Yes
Snyder Yes
Soper Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Gardner Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Approval of OLLS Budget for FY 2022-23 - Committee Discussion Only


09:11:35 AM  
Sharon Eubanks, Director
of the Office of Legislative Legal Services, and Christy Chase, Assistant
Director, Office of Legislative Legal Services, testified before the Committee.
Ms. Eubanks and Ms. Chase present the proposed budgest of the Office of
Legislative Legal Services and the Office of Legislative Workplace Rlation
for OLLS for fiscal year 2022-23.
09:27:22 AM  
Senator Lee joined the
meeting.
09:30:50 AM  
Senator Cooke and Ms.
Chase discussed asked a question about overtime pay. The Office receives
comp. time versus overtime pay.
09:32:45 AM  
Representative Soper and
Ms. Chase discussed the number of years that the senior attorneys who recently
left the Office of Legislative Legal Services had with the Office.
09:34:07 AM  
Representative Bacon and
Ms. Chase discussed specific line items within budget document.
09:37:30 AM  
Senator Cooke and Ms.
Eubanks discussed compensatory time.
09:46:08 AM  
Representative Snyder
and Ms. Chase discussed the optimal level of employees within the Office
of Legislative Legal Services.
09:48:44 AM  
Representative Snyder,
Ms. Chase, and Ms. Eubanks discussed the new paid family medical leave
budget item.
09:50:38 AM  
Representative Bacon and
Ms. Eubanks discussed the employee turnover rates in the Office of Legislative
Legal Services compared to other legislative agencies.
09:52:00 AM  
Ms. Chase testified to
the Committee regarding the budget request for the Office of Legislative
Workplace Relations for fiscal year 2022-23.
09:54:21 AM  
Chairman Weissman and
Vice-chair Gardner commented on the budget request.


09:58:08 AM
Motion I move for the approval of the fiscal year 2022-23 Office of Legislative Legal Services and the Office of Legislative Workplace Relations budget request.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Lee
Bacon Yes
Buckner Yes
Cooke No
Lee Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Snyder Yes
Soper No
Van Winkle No
Gardner No
Weissman Yes
YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Remaining meetings during session - Committee Discussion Only



10:00:04 AM   The committee adjourned.






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