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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill amends the Utah Administrative Services Code and the Division of
11 Administrative Rules part to address operating a division within the Department of
12 Administrative Services as an internal service fund agency.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 . provides that subject to certain limitations the Department of Administrative
16 Services may operate a division within the department, except for the Office of
17 State Debt Collection, as an internal service fund agency;
18 . provides that a division that manages an internal service fund shall submit to the
19 Rate Committee:
20 . a proposed rate and fee schedule for certain services rendered by the division;
22 . other information or analysis requested by the Rate Committee; and
23 . makes technical and conforming changes.
24 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
26 Other Special Clauses:
28 Utah Code Sections Affected:
30 63A-1-114, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 104 and 183
31 63A-3-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 78
32 63A-11-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 76
33 63A-12-101, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
34 63G-3-402, as renumbered and amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
36 63A-1-109.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
38 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
39 Section 1. Section 63A-1-109.5 is enacted to read:
40 63A-1-109.5. Department authority to operate divisions as an internal service
41 fund agency -- Exception.
42 (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2) and subject to Section 63A-1-114 and
43 provisions governing internal service funds or internal service fund agencies under Title 63J,
44 Chapter 1, Budgetary Procedures Act, the department may operate a division described in
45 Section 63A-1-109 as an internal service fund agency.
46 (2) The department may not operate the division described in Subsection
47 63A-1-109 (1)(f) as an internal service fund agency.
48 Section 2. Section 63A-1-114 is amended to read:
49 63A-1-114. Rate Committee -- Membership -- Duties.
50 (1) (a) There is created a Rate Committee which shall consist of:
51 (i) the director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, or a designee;
52 (ii) the executive directors of three state agencies that use services and pay rates to one
53 of the department internal service funds, or their designee, appointed by the governor for a
54 two-year term;
55 (iii) the executive director of the Department of Administrative Services, or a designee;
56 (iv) the director of the Division of Finance, or a designee; and
57 (v) the chief information officer.
58 (b) (i) The committee shall elect a chair from its members, except that the chair may
59 not be from an agency that receives payment of a rate set by the committee.
60 (ii) Members of the committee who are state government employees and who do not
61 receive salary, per diem, or expenses from their agency for their service on the committee shall
62 receive no compensation, benefits, per diem, or expenses for the members' service on the
64 (c) The Department of Administrative Services shall provide staff services to the
66 (2) (a) [
67 service [
68 proposed rate and fee schedule for services rendered by the [
69 branch entity or an entity that subscribes to services rendered by the division[
74 (b) The committee shall:
75 (i) conduct meetings in accordance with Title 52, Chapter 4, Open and Public Meetings
77 (ii) review the proposed rate and fee schedules and may approve, increase, or decrease
78 the rate and fee;
79 (iii) recommend a proposed rate and fee schedule for each internal service fund to:
80 (A) the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget; and
81 (B) the legislative appropriations subcommittees that, in accordance with Section
82 63J-1-410 , approve the internal service fund agency's rates, fees, and budget; and
83 (iv) review and approve, increase or decrease an interim rate, fee, or amount when an
84 internal service fund agency begins a new service or introduces a new product between annual
85 general sessions of the Legislature.
86 (c) The committee may in accordance with Subsection 63J-1-410 (4), decrease a rate,
87 fee, or amount that has been approved by the Legislature.
88 Section 3. Section 63A-3-103 is amended to read:
89 63A-3-103. Duties of director of division -- Application to institutions of higher
91 (1) The director of the Division of Finance shall:
92 (a) define fiscal procedures relating to approval and allocation of funds;
93 (b) provide for the accounting control of funds;
94 (c) approve proposed expenditures for the purchase of supplies and services;
95 (d) promulgate rules that:
96 (i) establish procedures for maintaining detailed records of all types of leases;
97 (ii) account for all types of leases in accordance with generally accepted accounting
99 (iii) require the performance of a lease with an option to purchase study by state
100 agencies prior to any lease with an option to purchase acquisition of capital equipment; and
101 (iv) require that the completed lease with an option to purchase study be approved by
102 the director of the Division of Finance; [
103 (e) if the department operates the Division of Finance as an internal service fund
104 agency in accordance with Section 63A-1-109.5 , submit to the Rate Committee established in
105 Section 63A-1-114 :
106 (i) the proposed rate and fee schedule as required by Section 63A-1-114 ; and
107 (ii) other information or analysis requested by the Rate Committee; and
109 authority of the governor to transact all executive business for the state.
110 (2) (a) Institutions of higher education are subject to the provisions of Title 63A,
111 Chapter 3, Part 1, General Provisions, and Part 2, Accounting System, only to the extent
112 expressly authorized or required by the State Board of Regents under Title 53B, State System
113 of Higher Education.
114 (b) Institutions of higher education shall submit financial data for the past fiscal year
115 conforming to generally accepted accounting principles to the director of the Division of
117 (3) The Division of Finance shall prepare financial statements and other reports in
118 accordance with legal requirements and generally accepted accounting principles for the state
119 auditor's examination and certification:
120 (a) not later than 60 days after a request from the state auditor; and
121 (b) at the end of each fiscal year.
122 Section 4. Section 63A-11-104 is amended to read:
123 63A-11-104. Office director -- Appointment -- Duties -- Staff.
124 (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2):
125 (a) The executive director of the department shall appoint the director of the office
126 with the approval of the governor.
127 (b) The director shall be an attorney licensed to practice law in the state.
128 (2) Notwithstanding Subsection (1), if the executive director does not appoint a
129 director of the office, the executive director:
130 (a) shall be the director of the office;
131 (b) is not required to be an attorney;
132 (c) may not engage in the practice of law, unless the executive director is an attorney
133 licensed to practice law in the state; and
134 (d) may not receive a salary from the state in excess of the salary established for the
135 executive director by the governor under Section 67-22-2 .
136 (3) The director shall:
137 (a) administer and enforce this chapter; [
138 (b) manage the operation and budget of the office[
139 (c) if the department operates the office as an internal service fund agency in
140 accordance with Section 63A-1-109.5 , submit to the Rate Committee established in Section
141 63A-1-114 :
142 (i) the proposed rate and fee schedule as required by Section 63A-1-114 ; and
143 (ii) other information or analysis requested by the Rate Committee.
144 (4) The director may employ staff.
145 Section 5. Section 63A-12-101 is amended to read:
146 63A-12-101. Division of Archives and Records Service created -- Duties.
147 (1) There is created the Division of Archives and Records Service within the
148 Department of Administrative Services.
149 (2) The state archives shall:
150 (a) administer the state's archives and records management programs, including storage
151 of records, central microphotography programs, and quality control;
152 (b) apply fair, efficient, and economical management methods to the collection,
153 creation, use, maintenance, retention, preservation, disclosure, and disposal of records and
155 (c) establish standards, procedures, and techniques for the effective management and
156 physical care of records;
157 (d) conduct surveys of office operations and recommend improvements in current
158 records management practices, including the use of space, equipment, automation, and supplies
159 used in creating, maintaining, storing, and servicing records;
160 (e) establish standards for the preparation of schedules providing for the retention of
161 records of continuing value and for the prompt and orderly disposal of state records no longer
162 possessing sufficient administrative, historical, legal, or fiscal value to warrant further
164 (f) establish, maintain, and operate centralized microphotography lab facilities and
165 quality control for the state;
166 (g) provide staff and support services to the records committee;
167 (h) develop training programs to assist records officers and other interested officers and
168 employees of governmental entities to administer this chapter and Title 63G, Chapter 2,
169 Government Records Access and Management Act;
170 (i) provide access to public records deposited in the archives;
171 (j) administer and maintain the Utah Public Notice Website established under Section
172 63F-1-701 ;
173 (k) provide assistance to any governmental entity in administering this chapter and
174 Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act; [
175 (l) prepare forms for use by all governmental entities for a person requesting access to
176 a record[
177 (m) if the department operates the Division of Archives and Records Service as an
178 internal service fund agency in accordance with Section 63A-1-109.5 , submit to the Rate
179 Committee established in Section 63A-1-114 :
180 (i) the proposed rate and fee schedule as required by Section 63A-1-114 ; and
181 (ii) other information or analysis requested by the Rate Committee.
182 (3) The state archives may:
183 (a) establish a report and directives management program; and
184 (b) establish a forms management program.
185 (4) The executive director of the Department of Administrative Services may direct the
186 state archives to administer other functions or services consistent with this chapter and Title
187 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
188 Section 6. Section 63G-3-402 is amended to read:
189 63G-3-402. Division of Administrative Rules -- Duties generally.
190 (1) The Division of Administrative Rules shall:
191 (a) establish all filing, publication, and hearing procedures necessary to make rules
192 under this chapter;
193 (b) record in a register the receipt of all agency rules, rule analysis forms, and notices
194 of effective dates;
195 (c) make the register, copies of all proposed rules, and rulemaking documents available
196 for public inspection;
197 (d) publish all proposed rules, rule analyses, notices of effective dates, and review
198 notices in the bulletin at least monthly, except that the division may publish the complete text
199 of any proposed rule that the director determines is too long to print or too expensive to publish
200 by reference to the text maintained by the division;
201 (e) compile, format, number, and index all effective rules in an administrative code,
202 and periodically publish that code and supplements or revisions to it;
203 (f) publish a digest of all rules and notices contained in the most recent bulletin;
204 (g) publish at least annually an index of all changes to the administrative code and the
205 effective date of each change;
206 (h) print, or contract to print, all rulemaking publications the division determines
207 necessary to implement this chapter;
208 (i) distribute without charge the bulletin and administrative code to state-designated
209 repositories, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, the Office of Legislative Research
210 and General Counsel, and the two houses of the Legislature;
211 (j) distribute without charge the digest and index to state legislators, agencies, political
212 subdivisions on request, and the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel;
213 (k) distribute, at prices covering publication costs, all paper rulemaking publications to
214 all other requesting persons and agencies;
215 (l) provide agencies assistance in rulemaking; [
216 (m) if the Department of Administrative Services operates the division as an internal
217 service fund agency in accordance with Section 63A-1-109.5 , submit to the Rate Committee
218 established in Section 63A-1-114 :
219 (i) the proposed rate and fee schedule as required by Section 63A-1-114 ; and
220 (ii) other information or analysis requested by the Rate Committee; and
222 publication, and hearing procedures.
223 (2) The division may after notifying the agency make nonsubstantive changes to rules
224 filed with the division or published in the bulletin or code by:
225 (a) implementing a uniform system of formatting, punctuation, capitalization,
226 organization, numbering, and wording;
227 (b) correcting obvious errors and inconsistencies in punctuation, capitalization,
228 numbering, referencing, and wording;
229 (c) changing a catchline to more accurately reflect the substance of each section, part,
230 rule, or title;
231 (d) updating or correcting annotations associated with a section, part, rule, or title; and
232 (e) merging or determining priority of any amendment, enactment, or repeal to the
233 same rule or section made effective by an agency.
234 (3) In addition, the division may make the following nonsubstantive changes with the
235 concurrence of the agency:
236 (a) eliminate duplication within rules;
237 (b) eliminate obsolete and redundant words; and
238 (c) correcting defective or inconsistent section and paragraph structure in arrangement
239 of the subject matter of rules.
240 (4) For nonsubstantive changes made in accordance with Subsection (2) or (3) after
241 publication of the rule in the bulletin, the division shall publish a list of nonsubstantive changes
242 in the bulletin. For each nonsubstantive change, the list shall include:
243 (a) the affected code citation;
244 (b) a brief description of the change; and
245 (c) the date the change was made.
246 (5) All funds appropriated or collected for publishing the division's publications shall
247 be nonlapsing.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-18-10 12:07 PM