SALT LAKE CITY — Legislation to streamline state government, starting with the governor’s office, has cleared the House.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, and Sen. Jerry Stevenson, R-Layton, will retool the governor’s Office of Management and Budget.
It easily passed the House on Tuesday morning and now heads to the governor’s desk for further review.
It is unlikely to find opposition, as Gov. Gary Herbert touted the concept in his State of the State address earlier this year.
The bill, SB 176, is geared toward turning state government into a high-performance organization.
Stevenson said the new system measures quality, cost and output and will disassemble some of the bureaucracy associated with state government.