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S.B. 1
         APPROPRIATIONS ACT

Senate Floor Amendments

Amendment 1 February 28, 2000 9:32 AM



Senator Steele proposes the following amendments:

1.    Page 25, Line 756:    After line 756 insert:
        "It is the intent of the Legislature that the Quality Growth Commission shall hold in special reserve two-thirds of the monies in the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund, as of July 1, 2000, to be appropriated by the 2001 Legislature."

2.    Page 126, Line 3913:    After line 3913 insert:
        "It is the intent of the Legislature that the Utah Transit Authority shall:
        (1) continue to develop a regional commuter rail project proposal, including capital and operating cost estimates and a plan of finance;
        (2) coordinate the project with the Utah Department of Transportation, local governments, and interested citizens;
        (3) pursue all federal funding available for the regional commuter rail project;
        (4) begin preliminary negotiations for right-of-way acquisition or the purchase of options for future right-of-way acquisition, but may not complete an acquisition or purchase until it has been included in a report described under Subsection (5) and, if requested, has received the approval described under Subsection (6);
        (5) report any significant progress on the regional commuter rail project to the members of the Legislative Management Committee and the governor;
        (6) obtain approval of the Legislature or a designated committee of the Legislature before completing an acquisition or purchase, if requested by the Legislative Management Committee; and
        (7) provide information, as requested, concerning regional commuter rail to the Transportation Interim Committee.
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