FY 2016 Appropriation

For the convenience of its clients and to reduce travel costs, the division operates seven regional offices in six locations. Two (Utah Lake and Weber River areas) are housed in Salt Lake City. Outlying offices, with approximately five employees each, are located in Logan, Price, Richfield, Vernal, and Cedar City. Each regional office offers the same services available to customers as the Salt Lake City main office, performing field work, including adjudication and processing tasks for their assigned geographical area, associated with programs administered by the division.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $3,384,800 from all sources for Regional Offices. This is a 4 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $3,384,800 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 4 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 108

Under the terms of 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that appropriations provided for the Division of Water Rights in Item 16, Chapter 5, Laws of Utah 2014, shall not lapse at the close of FY 2015. Expenditures of these funds are limited to: Computer Equipment/Software $40,000; Adjudication $50,000, Special Projects/Studies $150,000; Employee Incentive/Training $30,000, Equipment/Supplies $50,000, Current Expense $30,000.

SB0002: Item 155

The Legislature intends that the Division of Water Rights work with the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst to realign its appropriations unit structure to better match its operations.

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.