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Bill Detail: SB20-063

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Title Recodify Statutes Concerning Department Of Law
Status Governor Signed (03/11/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors M. Weissman (D)
H. McKean (R)
Senate Sponsors P. Lee (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 01/08/2020

The bill recodifies statutory provisions governing the department
of law, especially by replacing outmoded language with updated terms
and usage.
Section 1 of the bill repeals outmoded language regarding internal
divisions within the department of law (department). Section 2 specifies
the powers and duties of the attorney general. Section 3 enumerates

internal divisions of the department. Section 4 updates the statutory
provision authorizing the appointment of the chief deputy attorney
general. Section 5 concerns the appointment and qualifications of the
solicitor general.
Section 6 updates statutory provisions governing the victims'
services coordinator. Section 7 updates statutory provisions governing
money received by the attorney general. This section specifies that any
money received by the attorney general belonging to the state or received
by the attorney general in his or her official capacity must be paid as soon
as practicable to the department of the treasury. Moreover, generally, the
attorney general has such legal duties in regard to the activities of the
state and its various departments, boards, commissions, bureaus, and
agencies as are imposed by law. Section 8 specifies requirements
pertaining to the legal services the attorney general provides to state
agencies. Section 9 clarifies that nothing in the bill is to be construed as
affecting, limiting, or supplanting the common law authority of the
attorney general or the department.
Section 10 specifies requirements governing the provision of
identification cards to retired peace officers.
Section 12 concerns legal representation of the state auditor. This
section specifies that the duty of providing legal representation or
otherwise rendering legal services to the state auditor in connection with
the auditor's performance of his or her functions and duties is shared
between the office of legislative legal services and the attorney general.
Section 14 repeals existing outmoded sections of law.

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