FY 2016 Appropriation

UCA 79-3-301 establishes a seven-member policy board for the division. The director of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration is a non-voting member of this board. Duties of the board are to: establish and review policies, programs and priorities; review and recommend budgets; assess the needs of the community with regard to development and use of geologic resources; and keep the director advised concerning survey policies.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $5,400 from all sources for Board. This is a 0 percent change from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $5,400 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 80 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 106

Under the terms of 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that appropriations provided for the Utah Geological Survey in Item 14, Chapter 5, Laws of Utah 2014, shall not lapse at the close of FY 2015. Expenditures of these funds are limited to: Mineral Lease Projects $830,000; Computer Equipment/Software $60,000; Equipment/Supplies $40,000; Employee Training/Incentives $30,000.

HB0003: Item 106

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that $300,000 appropriated to assist with Geological Survey shortfall not lapse at the close of FY 2015.

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