HJR57 Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the Governor to appear regularly before the House of Representatives.
Sponsor: Farnen, Ted (21) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: LR Number: 3394L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION AND REVIEW
02/09/2000 - Executive Session Held (H)
VOTED DO PASS
HJR57
Next Hearing:Hearing not scheduled
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COMMITTEE

HJR 57 -- QUESTIONS TO THE GOVERNOR

SPONSOR:  Farnen

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on
Governmental Organization and Review by a vote of 10 to 1.

This proposed constitutional amendment requires the Governor to
appear before the House of Representatives at least once a month
during every regular session to reply to questions by members of
the House relating to executive branch policies and the general
state of government.  The proposed amendment also specifies
procedures for the questions to the Governor.

FISCAL NOTE:  Cost to General Revenue Fund of $43,800 in FY 2001.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that this bill will make the
Governor accountable.  The Governor must already give state of
the state addresses, and this would be no different.  The bill
provides a check and balance between the branches of government.

Testifying for the bill was Representative Farnen.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Steve Bauer, Legislative Analyst


INTRODUCED

HJR 57 -- Questions to the Governor

Sponsor:  Farnen

This proposed constitutional amendment requires the Governor to
appear before the House of Representatives at least once a month
during every regular session to reply to questions by members of
the House relating to executive branch policies and the general
state of government.  The proposed amendment also specifies
procedures for the questions to the Governor.


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