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AN ACT RELATING TO COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; AMENDING
THE DUTIES OF THE DIVISION OF STATE HISTORY TO INCLUDE THE
CREATION OF A COMPUTERIZED RECORD OF BURIAL LOCATIONS IN THE
STATE AND GRANTING MATCHING FUNDS TO GATHER RELATED
INFORMATION; APPROPRIATING $200,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE
DIVISION OF STATE HISTORY FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997-98; AND PROVIDING AN
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
9-8-203, as last amended by Chapter 256, Laws of Utah 1993
9-8-205, as renumbered and amended by Chapters 241 and 286, Laws of Utah 1992
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 9-8-203 is amended to read:
9-8-203. Division duties.
(1) The division shall:
(a) stimulate research, study, and activity in the field of Utah history and related history;
(b) maintain a specialized history library;
(c) mark and preserve historic sites, areas, and remains;
(d) collect, preserve, and administer historical records relating to the history of Utah;
(e) administer, collect, preserve, document, interpret, develop, and exhibit historical
artifacts, documentary materials, and other objects relating to the history of Utah for educational
and cultural purposes;
(f) edit and publish historical records;
(g) cooperate with local, state, and federal agencies and schools and museums to provide
coordinated and organized activities for the collection, documentation, preservation, interpretation,
and exhibition of historical artifacts related to the state;
(h) provide grants and technical assistance as necessary and appropriate; and
(i) comply with the procedures and requirements of Title 63, Chapter 46b, Administrative
Procedures Act, in its adjudicative proceedings.
(2) The division may acquire or produce reproductions of historical artifacts and
documentary materials for educational and cultural use.
(3) To promote an appreciation of Utah history and to increase heritage tourism in the state,
the division shall:
(a) (i) create and maintain an inventory of all historic markers and monuments that are
accessible to the public throughout the state;
and maintain the information needed for the inventory;
especially to encourage Utah citizens and tourists to visit the markers and monuments;
groups to help maintain, repair, and landscape around the markers and monuments; and
and heritage organizations, tourism organizations and businesses, and others[
(b) (i) create and maintain a computerized record of cemeteries and burial locations in a
state-coordinated and publicly accessible information system;
(ii) gather information for the information system created and maintained under Subsection
(3)(b)(i) by providing matching grants, upon approval by the board, to:
(A) municipal cemeteries;
(B) cemetery maintenance districts;
(C) endowment care cemeteries;
(D) private nonprofit cemeteries;
(E) genealogical associations; and
(F) other nonprofit groups with an interest in cemeteries; and
(iii) adopt rules, pursuant to Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
for granting matching funds under Subsection (3)(b)(ii) to assure that:
(A) professional standards are met; and
(B) projects are cost effective.
(4) This chapter may not be construed to authorize the division to acquire by purchase any
historical artifacts, documentary materials, or specimens that are restricted from sale by federal law
or the laws of any state, territory, or foreign nation.
Section 2. Section 9-8-205 is amended to read:
9-8-205. Board duties and powers.
(1) The board shall:
(a) make policies to direct the division director in carrying out his duties;
(b) approve the division's rules;
(c) assist the division in development programs consistent with this chapter;
(d) function as the State Review Board for purposes of the historic preservation program;
(e) recommend districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects for listing on the State and
National Historic Registers to the director; [
(f) review and approve, if appropriate, matching grants under Subsection 9-8-203(3)(b)(ii);
(2) The board may establish advisory committees to assist it and the division in carrying out
their responsibilities under this chapter.
Section 3. Appropriation.
There is appropriated from the General Fund $200,000 for fiscal year 1997-98 to the Division
of State History within the Department of Community and Economic Development to create and
maintain a computerized record of cemeteries and burial locations, and to provide matching grants
under Section 9-8-203.
Section 4. Effective date.
This act takes effect on July 1, 1997.
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