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S.B. 1
         APPROPRIATIONS ACT

House Floor Amendments

Amendment 15 February 28, 2000 6:35 PM



Representative Garn proposes the following amendments:

1.    Page 25, Line 756
    Senate 2nd Reading Amendments
    dated 2-28-2000:    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 received in the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund after July 1, 2000. If the Utah Transit Authority does not enter an agreement for regional commuter rail right-of-way acquisition by November 15, 2000, then monies are not required to be held in special reserve."

2.    Page 25, Lines 756a-c
    Senate 2nd Reading Amendments
    dated 2-28-2000:    Delete all of lines 756a through 756c

3.    Page 126, Line 3113
    Senate 2nd Reading Amendments
    dated 2-28-2000:    After line 3113 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) include use of the Union Pacific right-of-way in the commuter rail right-of-way acquisition;
        (3) coordinate the project with the Utah Department of Transportation, local governments, and interested citizens;
        (4) pursue all federal funding available for the regional commuter rail project;
        (5) begin preliminary negotiations for right-of-way acquisition or the purchase of options for future right-of-way acquisition, but may not complete an agreement for acquisition or purchase until it has been included in a report described under Subsection (6) and, if requested, has received the approval described under Subsection

(7);
        (6) report any significant progress on the regional commuter rail project to the members of the Legislative Management Committee and the governor;
        (7) obtain approval of the Legislature or a designated committee of the Legislature before completing an agreement for acquisition or purchase, if requested by the Legislative Management Committee;
        (8) provide information, as requested, concerning regional commuter rail to the Transportation Interim Committee; and
        (9) complete Subsections (1) through (8) by November 15, 2000.
"

4.    Pages 126-126a, Lines 3113a-s
    Senate 2nd Reading Amendments
    dated 2-28-2000:    Delete all of lines 3113a through 3113s