Gov. Norm Bangerter will veto an administrative rule-making bill if lawmakers dare pass it as written, the governor's top aide says.

Bud Scruggs, Bangerter's chief of staff, said the governor believes the bill violates the constitution's separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches.The bill would consolidate all rule-making authority under the executive director of a state department and limit the areas where rules can be made. The bill, sponsored by Assistant Majority Whip Byron Harward, R-Provo, passed the House Thursday and now must be heard by the Senate.