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First Substitute S.B. 217

Senator Mike Dmitrich proposes to substitute the following bill:





Sponsor: Mike Dmitrich

             6      This act modifies the Domestic Violence Shelters Act. The act provides that the Division of
             7      Community Development coordinate with the Division of Child and Family Services to
             8      provide for the construction of domestic violence services. The act appropriates $100,000
             9      for fiscal year 2001-02 only, to the Division of Community Development for construction of
             10      a battered women's shelter in San Juan County.
             11      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             12      AMENDS:
             13          9-4-1301, as enacted by Chapter 145, Laws of Utah 1999
             14      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             15          Section 1. Section 9-4-1301 is amended to read:
             16           9-4-1301. Assistance to domestic violence shelters -- Rulemaking authority.
             17          (1) The Division of Child and Family Services within the Department of Human Services
             18      has statutory responsibility to provide violence services, including temporary shelter, to victims
             19      of domestic violence pursuant to the provisions of Sections 62A-4a-101 and 62A-4a-105 . The
             20      division may assist [in] the Division of Child and Family Services by providing for the
             21      development, construction, and improvement of shelters for victims of domestic violence, as
             22      described in Section 77-36-1 , through loans and grants to nonprofit and governmental entities.
             23          (2) [In] No later than July 1, 2001, the division shall, in accordance with Title 63, Chapter
             24      46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, [the division shall] make rules establishing:
             25          (a) procedures for applying for loans and grants;

             26          (b) criteria for awarding loans and grants; and
             27          (c) requirements for the repayment of loans.
             28          (3) The division may appoint an advisory panel to:
             29          (a) assist the division in developing rules under Subsection (2); and
             30          (b) recommend how available funds should be disbursed.
             31          (4) The division shall make loans and grants with monies specifically appropriated for that
             32      purpose.
             33          (5) The division shall coordinate with the Division of Child and Family Services in
             34      complying with the provisions of this section.
             35          Section 2. Appropriation.
             36          (1) For fiscal year 2001-02 only, there is appropriated from the General Fund to the
             37      Division of Community Development within the Department of Community and Economic
             38      Development $100,000 for the construction of a battered women's shelter in San Juan County.
             39          (2) The appropriation under Subsection (1) is nonlapsing.

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