FY 2016 Appropriation

The Utah State Historical Society functions as the fundraising arm of the Division of State History. Statute provides the Historical Society with the authority to solicit memberships, charge dues, and receive donations. It provides to its members division publications, for which members pay the extra printing, publication and distribution costs. The Historical Society receives gifts, bequests, and donations for the benefit of the history of the state.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $47,800 from all sources for Historical Society. This is a 69.7 percent reduction from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources.


UCA 9-8-207 provides statutory authority for the Utah State Historical Society to operate as the fundraising arm of the Division of State History.

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 53

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that $104,400 in Dedicated Credits provided by Item 2, Chapter 10, Laws of Utah 2014 for the Department of Heritage and Arts - Historical Society not lapse at the close of Fiscal Year 2015.

Funding for the Historical Society comes mainly from dedicated credit revenues as shown in the following table.

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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.