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S.B. 124 Enrolled
AN ACT RELATING TO THE LEGISLATURE; CREATING A TASK FORCE ON
REGULATORY BARRIERS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING; DEFINING ITS
MEMBERSHIP AND DUTIES; APPROPRIATING $23,000 FROM THE GENERAL
FUND; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND PROVIDING A REPEAL DATE.
This act enacts uncodified material.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing Task Force -- Membership --
(1) There is created a legislative Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing Task Force.
(2) The task force shall be composed of six legislators appointed as follows:
(a) three members from the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the
House, two from the majority party and one from the minority party; and
(b) three members from the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate, two from the
majority party and one from the minority party.
(3) The speaker of the House and the president of the Senate shall appoint five voting
members to the task force as follows:
(a) one person from a list of nominees provided by the Home Builders Association of the
State of Utah;
(b) one person from a list of nominees provided by the Real Estate Commission;
(c) one person from a list of nominees provided by the Utah Association of Counties;
(d) one person from a list of nominees provided by the Utah League of Cities and Towns;
(e) one person who is either employed as a mortgage lender or is a member of the Utah
(4) (a) The president of the Senate shall designate a Senate cochair for the task force.
(b) The speaker of the House shall designate a House cochair for the task force.
(5) In conducting all its business, the task force shall comply with the rules of legislative
(6) Each legislative task force member shall receive per diem and travel expenses in
accordance with Section 36-2-2.
(7) The task force shall:
(a) examine various state laws and local ordinances which prohibit or discourage
development of low-income housing;
(b) study regulatory barriers to low-income housing, including restrictive and exclusionary
zoning, building codes, and permit fees;
(c) review, analyze, and study any issue concerning or related to regulatory barriers to
affordable housing that is of interest to the task force; and
(d) if needed, prepare legislation concerning regulatory barriers to affordable housing for
submission to the Legislature.
(8) The task force shall report to the Business and Labor Interim Committee before
December 31, 1997.
(9) The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall provide staff services to
the task force.
Section 2. Appropriation.
There is appropriated from the General Fund for fiscal year 1997-98:
(1) $4,000 to the Senate to pay for the compensation and expenses of senators on the task
(2) $4,000 to the House of Representatives to pay for the compensation and expenses of
representatives on the task force; and
(3) $15,000 to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel to pay costs of the
task force staff.
Section 3. Effective date.
If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this act takes effect upon
approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah Constitution
Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto, the date of veto
Section 4. Repeal date.
The task force expires and this act is repealed on November 30, 1997.
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