Notification of actions concerning joint legislative operations.
(a) For the purposes of this section, "joint legislative operations" means those activities, responsibilities, and procedures of the Legislature as an institution of government including, but not limited to, activities, responsibilities, and procedures involving the enactment and codification of legislation, the process by which administrative regulations are adopted, relations with the other branches of government, and internal operations of the Legislature as a whole including, but not limited to, joint rules, legislative compensation, and joint activities of the two houses. The term does not include activities, responsibilities, or procedures involving only one house of the Legislature, such as matters relating to the rules, liabilities, or employees of the particular house.
(b) In addition to the reporting requirement in Section 36-15-21.1, whenever litigation required to be reported under Section 36-15-21.1 concerns joint legislative operations, the state official who is a party to the litigation shall promptly notify the Chair of the Legislative Council and the Director of the Legislative Reference Service.
(Act 2001-307, p. 382, §3.)